Favorite Hotel?
Mar 19, 2006 at 3:47 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 22

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What is your favorite hotel, and why?
I'm not talking about the most expensive, or lavish, but more of "best fit" for your lifestyle, so to speak.
I have two kids and it seems like we take a mini-vacation every other month. My first preference is Doubletree Suites. The kids have the fold out couch, and my wife and I have some peace and privacy in the bedroom. Embassy is good also. You don't always get what you expect. Embassy near LAX is great, the one near the financial district in New York is old. Doubletree in Atlanta is a lot better than the one in Naples, FL.
These two chains seem to run about the same amount as a typical room at a Marriot, or similar.
 
Mar 19, 2006 at 1:36 PM Post #3 of 22

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From my travels I like Hilton and Marriott. A lot depends on how well maintained they are and the staff. With kids the Holiday Inn's that have indoor pools and recreation areas are good. I always make sure that any hotel is not in the middle of renovations before I go. You may also like Marriott or Hilton suites. Kitchen, separate sleeping area, free breakfast, evening appetizers. At many the evening free stuff is enough for dinner.
 
Mar 19, 2006 at 1:40 PM Post #4 of 22

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I prefer the Mom and Pop operations. Lately when traveling for pleasure I stay in B&B and I have not been disapointed yet, for example in Key West and in Charleston. Note: Both of those places are great, if you have a chance to go do it, you will love it.
 
Mar 19, 2006 at 3:20 PM Post #7 of 22

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I've been staying at Comfort Inns for the last several years. While they vary by location and operator, all seem to have good locations, good racks, room designs for work and including a comfortable chair for reading and listening, decent free breakfast and fair prices. It's a Choice Hotel and there's a fairly good "frequent stayer" program you might want to check out.
 
Mar 19, 2006 at 7:25 PM Post #8 of 22

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Peninsula, Hong Kong
Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills
Bel Air Hotel, LA
Just about any Ritz Carlton
Hotel Adlon, Berlin
Hilton, Chicago
 
Mar 19, 2006 at 9:21 PM Post #9 of 22

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I can't count the number of times I've walked past the fountain at the Hong Kong Peninsula! I assume you're talking about the one on Kowloon side. My boss always stayed at Stanford in Hong Kong, so that's where I stayed as well. I've been to the Peninsula in Manila a few times and they always treated me right.
 
Mar 19, 2006 at 9:49 PM Post #10 of 22

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I have found the Hilton Garden Inns to be quite nice. Clean, quiet, high speed internet connection, and even the hotel restaurants were pretty good. I also like the Doubletree as well as the Marriott. Keep in mind that these opinions are based on business travel.
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 1:12 AM Post #14 of 22

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Originally Posted by Oistrakh
Belaggio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas


Another fountain I walked by and wish I had stayed in the hotel
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Mar 20, 2006 at 1:26 AM Post #15 of 22

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I liked the Mirage, it was big pimpin' as you'd expect. Although really as with any of the monuments to gambling in Vegas, the actual hotel tends to be an almost minor part of the whole thing (when you consider many have a ginormous casino, a few fancy or interesting restaurants, indoor mall or shopping, outdoor water park, carnival rides, etc.)
 

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