|Favorite Hotel?Page 1 of 3 (1, 2, 3)|
|Simple question- what is your favorite hotel and why?|
Mine is the Clarion Suites on the beach in Pensacola. I went there once ten years ago- wonder if it's even still there. Anyhow. Once you check in, you go out the back door, down a boardwalk. At the end of the boardwalk is the shower at the top of the sand dune and the beach is immediately beyond. The rooms are suites in these neat buildings that line the boardwalk on either side. I think there were two, two-story suites per building. As I recall, there's also a pool there too.
Posted: 8/11/2006 9:52:00 AM
|I like the Palmer House in Chicago.... the decor is quite hideous by my own tastes, but it has this really neat old-style gangster feel to it. Sitting in the lobby there, I could just imagine gangster-types walking around talking to corrupt politicians.... it feels like a movie setting for "Godfather" |
Posted: 8/25/2006 1:45:39 PM
|days inn no matter were in the US its great price, clean, service, n with my AAA card save well. Also La Quinta Inn nice as well|
Posted: 8/28/2006 6:21:06 AM
|My favorite hotel was the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Beautiful view on the Petronas towers, pool that over looks the park, and the amenities/service were just spectacular. If I'm ever back in that part of the world again I'll definately stay there again.|
Posted: 8/28/2006 3:58:38 PM
|Cabo Surf, The Garden in Carmel, anything on Saint Barts.|
Posted: 8/31/2006 12:44:00 PM
|My favorite hotel chain is the Marriott. Sure their overpriced but they are always super clean and the staff is always knowledgable. The hotel food is good, too.|
Posted: 9/2/2006 2:48:46 PM
|Renaissance Chancery Court, London, Uk is my new fave.|
Stayed there last Dec., when I was in London by myself. It was a great location, spotless, restaurants were great, turn down service , best hotel bathroom ever. It was a great hotel to come "home" to after a night out partying or just being exhausted from doing touristy stuff all day. V helpful & friendly.
Posted: 9/5/2006 8:55:30 PM
|Have two that I will always return to....|
In London, it's the City Inn Westminster....very unLondonish as it's slick and very contemporary and located perfectly. Quiet business section but only a 10 min walk from Westminster Bridge and other sites such as Parliament, London Eye, Westminster Abbey...
In Venice, the Hotel Antiche Figure....wonderful little hotel with only twentysome rooms but top notch staff. Located right on the Grand Canal and away from the touristy Rialto Bridge area.
Posted: 9/25/2006 6:50:20 PM
|The Norfolk, Niarobi. it has marvelous history. I sat and drank in Hemmingways spot. It was like turning the calendar back 100 years|
|Motel Six |
Posted: 9/29/2006 5:30:53 PM
|In some city and states, Motel Six is good.|
|I found out|
Posted: 9/29/2006 10:58:37 PM
|I found on if you book on line, for a hotel or a motel, it is cheper then if you make it by telephone. Hotels.com and expedia.com are great.|
Posted: 9/29/2006 11:18:52 PM
|How about a hammock strung between two poles under a palapa, right on the beach....would that count for a hotel rating? Seriously, the Park Royal, in Delhi...absolutely first class|
| Big KJ|
Posted: 9/30/2006 1:35:36 AM
|The Westin in Jeddah, KSA my oh my the food! Worth every Riyal!|
Posted: 10/3/2006 10:04:14 AM
|Tzevenos Hotel in St Georges South, Corfu|
Friendly hotel owners ( and family & staff )
Great atmosphere, good food & drink.
Went there for 2 weeks in August and had a really great time, so good that have re booked already for next year
Posted: 10/3/2006 12:28:23 PM
|Venetian in Las Vegas - HUGE rooms HUGE bathrooms LUXURY ALL THE WAY|
Bellagio in Las Vegas - Elegant, Love the view of the water fountain with music.
The Ritz in McLean Virginia - It's the Ritz...hell, need I say more?
Posted: 10/3/2006 4:31:07 PM
|The Berkeley in London. I didn't actually stay there, but I ate in a restaurant that is in it. It was GORGEOUS. If I ever win the lottery I'm going back to London just so I can stay there.|
|A while ago |
Posted: 10/3/2006 11:29:44 PM
|They had a television on show on where the rich and famous stay and thier is a hotel room|
in Las Vegas that rents for $ 25000.00 a night.
What would you pay for a hotel?
Me Motel Six, we live the light on. Cheap and clean.
|A while ago |
Posted: 10/5/2006 7:12:09 AM
|Mondrian, in Los Angeles. Beautiful interior and view of LA from the outdoor restaurant, plus the Sky Bar. Fabulous........|
Posted: 10/5/2006 11:56:06 AM
|I couldn't limit my favorite hotel to just one, I've got so many. I tend to like small, privately owned hotels and B&Bs. Of major hotels, two of my favorites are the Charleston Place in Clarleston, SC and the Fairmont in San Francisco. Here are a few cool places you might not have heard of:|
The Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Is a small B&B (44 rooms) on a vineyard. The rooms are individually decorated, and some have patios, fireplaces, jacuzzi bathrooms, and large sitting areas. There's a lovely restaurant (called the John Ash) and bar downstairs, and a "home brand" of wine using grapes from the vineyard. They do not grow enough grapes to have their own brand for national sales, so they sell the rest of them to Kenwood.
Hotel Jerome, Aspen, CO
The Hotel Jerome has only 92 rooms which go fast in skiing season. I'm not a skier, so I like going off-season. The rooms are cheaper then anyway, and it's easier to walk around Aspen when it's not snowing. The rooms feature down comforters, and large bathrooms with oversized bathtubs and marble vanities. There are several restaurants from fancy to informal. Turn down services includes a humidifier for your room.
Other hotels I've enjoyed are the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO (great downstairs bar, and beautiful private lake view), The Morrison House right here where I live in Old Town Alexandria, VA (I've stayed there a couple of times when I've had home renovations done), and the Willard in Washington, DC. The Willard Room is great for holiday dinners.
Boy this forum thing is addictive, huh? I'd better get back to writing.
|It is addictive|
Posted: 10/5/2006 12:53:46 PM
|This forum is addictive. Also go to hotels.com and you can' see videos and still pictures and get information on that hotel and reviews. Rule of thumb" The cheapest hotel, is usually out of town and is nice , but not the best. Expedia.com and Priceline.com are also good sights and I have used them and they are the best. Used Hotels.com and found a great off the beat motel, but has shuttle service, so it pays to do your research.|
|It is addictive|
Posted: 10/5/2006 1:33:54 PM
|The kind of hotel I'm going to depends on why I'm taking the trip, but I ususally try to stay in at least a moderately nice hotel. They usually have nicer beds and better pillows. |
I just stayed in a very down-scale hotel for a wedding. I wanted to stay there as opposed to somewhere better because that's where the wedding party and other guests were staying. The mattresses were miserable, and the pillows were like bricks! I'm not sure if the convenience of being near my friends was worth the sleepless nights and bad food. Fortunately I was only there for a couple of days, then I moved on to a much nicer place.
When I travel I almost always rent a car. It makes it much easier to get to where you're going. Vacations are expensive, so to me it's worth a few more bucks to make sure that I get the optimum enjoyment while I'm there.
Posted: 11/18/2006 10:36:05 AM
West Coast - San Diego - The Coranado -
" " Sanfrancisco The Mark Hopkins
Midwest The Cheshire - ST. Louis
The Shorum - Chicago
New Orleans - Monte Leon
" " Fairmont Roosevelt
New York Plaza
Bermuda Hamilton Castle Harbor Hotel
Elbow Beach Hotel
London Hamers Cottage Private Homes
Germany Garmich Home on Zugspitzen
France Rue a la Montique Paris
Italy Faracchio del a Puchini Tuscany
Africa Tansanea Kilamajero Private Estates
Sydney Hotel Sydney
Tahiti Papayetian Paradise
Japan Tokyo Hilton
" Okinawa Mashinata Naha Tea House of the August Moon
Argentina Plaza Del La Rio Buenus Aries
Chile Casa de Menos Manos Santiago
Brazil Rio De Janerio Andiamo Amore
Although I usually vist by Boat some Harbors have better Anchorage facilities than a 4 star hotel and a view which can not be replicated!
Posted: 11/18/2006 5:56:07 PM
|I agree...just got back last night from vegas and stayed at Bellagio. Excellent watershow, amazing shopping but the casino is rigged.|
Posted: 11/18/2006 8:15:59 PM
|Lima Peru....Hotel Golf Las Incas|
Singapore...Marriott Orchard Road
San Mateo California... Marriott...
Memphis Tenn ... Peabody
San Diego CA .. Days Inn Chula Vista..safe and close to trolley
Tijuana Mexico..Puebla Amigo
San Francisco..Holiday Inn South San Fran..clean safe and nice
Jackson Mississippi .. Edison Walthall...nice clean and safe
Dubai.. several nice in town...
just a few of my favorites...
Posted: 11/20/2006 10:05:54 AM
|Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.......fantastic|