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Cheap but clean hotel/hostel in Rome at the end of November?

I'm visiting my brother, studying abroad in Rome, at the end of November. I was planning on staying with him, but he just told me that wouldn't be possible. So I'll need a hostel or cheap hotel. It'll be for nine days, so I'd really rather not break the bank. His apartment is in the Trestevere area, so hopefully I can stay around there. I'm not opposed to hostels or other "outside the box" ideas, as long as they're clean and relatively safe. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Sep 27, 2014 - 9 answers

Affordable lodging in Toronto for long weekend vacation

We're in the beginning stages of planning a vacation to Toronto later this year. So far, all the hotels I have looked at online have been surprisingly expensive. Does anyone have suggestions for clean, safe, private (not hostels) hotels or B&Bs located either conveniently to interesting parts of the city (for tourists), or close (safe 5-10 min. walk) to public transportation to attractions? While I am at it, while we've done some research on our own, ideas for not-to-be-missed sights, museums, bookstores, or other attractions (for a middle aged, bookish, art-museum frequenting, ethnic food loving, but only moderately-fit couple) appreciated. Thanks!
posted by aught on May 29, 2014 - 11 answers

New York City Travel Question

Will be traveling to NY this summer for work for a week. Need to spend days on upper east side (5th and 104th). Nights I am free. Like to be able to walk to restaurants, windows browsing, perhaps some jazz. Any advice on what neighborhoods to look for hotels? I realize with the transit options perhaps this question doesn't make much sense, but I would rather not spend a lot of time or money in transit. And if you wouldn't mind suggesting some favorite gems of neighborhood restaurants, places that might be worth the trouble to get to?
posted by dougiedd on May 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Need Lodging Advice and Possibly Itinerary Tweaks for Peru

My wife and I are planning a two-week trip to Peru in November, and though the big pieces of the trip are in place, we need some advice on how to slot things in. Also, lodging help. [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Apr 30, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me decode New Orleans hotel locations!

I'm somewhat last-minute booking a trip to NOLA, and have never been before, so I'm floundering a bit in sorting through my hotel decisions. There's tons of advice on where to eat, but very little on where to sleep! Which we do plan to do at least once. ;) So dear MeFites, where should the boy and I park ourselves between beignets? [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Sep 10, 2013 - 21 answers

Possible 20 hour layover in Porto, Portugal... worth it?

We're headed to Brussels in March, and we're looking at flight prices. We know it's a bit early, but we're trying to spot any deals and grab them. We saw a flight to Brussels with a layover in Porto, Portugal, and the one on way home is 20+ hours (landing around 4pm and taking off at 11:30am the next day). Could we get a good stay in Porto, Portugal out of those 20 hours? What's there to do? Will we get by without knowing the language? [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Sep 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Seeing London, finally.

Asking for a friend: Older American couple is visiting London for the first time. They're having a hard time figuring out travel agencies / DIY internet bookings. Can you make some recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mibo on Aug 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Seeking an affordable "fancy" hotel or B&B in the Northeast US.

4 stars, 2 bills: The hotel is the destination. A friend of mine has a hotel fetish. Given that the cost of a room also depends on the city and taxes, is there a "fancy" hotel or B&B in the Northeast with a remarkable amount of bang for buck? Goal is <200/night. [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke on May 29, 2013 - 17 answers

Madonna Inn alternatives on the East Coast?

A friend and I will be taking a road trip between New York City and Ann Arbor via the Great Lakes this summer. We're mostly planning to camp, and do things on the cheap. But he's offered to splurge for a hotel for a night on one condition: the hotel be a garish Liberace-styled rococo nightmare. [more inside]
posted by gusandrews on May 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Is tipping at hotels sex-biased?

I've never worked in any hospitality industry, so I'm just wondering as a casual consumer/observer. How come people are supposed to tip their valets and bellhops at hotels, and they are always only men while there's no rule that you tip the housekeeping, and they are always female? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on May 8, 2013 - 34 answers

Best luxury hotels in Fort Worth, Texas?

Best luxury hotels in Fort Worth, Texas? The title says it all - I'm looking for someplace amazing to stay for one or two nights in Fort Worth, TX. My gentleman is looking forward to a concert that's happening there and I'd like to surprise him with a killer package at a luxury hotel the weekend of the show. Bonus points if the hotel is funky and non-chain (a la Hotel San Jose or Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin), although I'd do a chain if it was absolutely top-notch. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Mar 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Where to stay, what to do with kids in Denver.

My kids (ages 12, 9, and almost-6) and I will be in Denver for two days and one night this coming July. I am looking for advice about where to stay and what to do. [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Feb 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Still trying to visit Austin, having trouble finding an affordable hotel

So our planned January trip got bumped to March. I knew enough to not try to book anything around SXSW, but even 2 weeks after, there is very limited hotel availability and very high prices. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Feb 9, 2013 - 22 answers

Better late than never!

Last minute honeymoon--need input on the most awesome, strange, memorable places to stay on our road-trip between Seattle to Portland, and then down the coast to San Fran. Other "must see" advice is most welcome. [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Aug 3, 2012 - 23 answers

Where should I stay near White Plains, NY

I'm traveling to New York and looking for hotel recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Twicketface on Jun 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Scientist seeks room of her own whilst on the road...

I've been awarded a fellowship that allows me to go on an international study tour of Sweden and the USA. Metafilter locals, tell me where I should stay in New York, San Francisco and Honolulu. Bonus question: what cafes/ shops/ other places should I check out on my weekends off? Details after the jump... [more inside]
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on Feb 6, 2012 - 11 answers

All the Olympics hassle with none of the pesky events.

We want to go to London in March...plus somewhere else? And some more specific questions. [more inside]
posted by troika on Jan 24, 2012 - 14 answers

Travel with toddlers to NYC. Looking for fun, amenities, e

Travel with kids filter: Going to NYC with young kids, wife busy with work, I need to entertain, suggest fun fun fun! Hotels. Cool toy stores. Weirdness! I heart NYC, I want my kids to heart NYC, enlighten me. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Jan 7, 2012 - 29 answers

Tripadvisor has melted my brain.

Where shall we stay and what shall we do in our two days in L.A and Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Jan 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Houston hotel/neighborhood suggestions

Where in Houston should I stay for a solo, weekend trip? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Nov 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Who booked all the hotel rooms in Chicago next week?

Why can't I get a hotel room in downtown Chicago early next week? [more inside]
posted by eugenen on Nov 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Hotels Near Norfolk VA Airport?

Mrs. COD and myself are headed to VA Beach this weekend, and my efforts to secure a nice hotel cheap via Hotwire / Priceline have not panned out. We are visiting with friends on Chick's beach, so staying somewhere around the Norfolk Airport keeps us within 15 minutes of their place, which is fine. Has anybody stayed at a Norfolk Airport hotel recently? The reviews on the travel sites are kind of scary, but I'm hoping it's just Internet trolling and it's not really that bad. Cheap is good - we just need a place to crash Saturday night. Any recommendations from recent personal experience?
posted by COD on Sep 23, 2011 - 5 answers

I could use some help choosing a hotel in Puerto Rico... or should we go somewhere else?

I could use some help choosing a hotel in Puerto Rico (or should we go somewhere else?). [more inside]
posted by kdern on Sep 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Where to stay in Sacramento?

Questions about Sacramento CA neighborhood and best place(s) to stay? [more inside]
posted by moxiequz on Sep 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Where To Spend The Night

What's A Good Stopping Point Between Kansas City And Big Bend National State Park? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon on Jul 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Help, experienced travelers and San Diegans: where can I find lodgings during Comic Con?

Help, experienced travelers and San Diegans: where can I find lodgings during Comic Con? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Jul 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Pittsburgh Base Camp?

I'll be in Pittsburgh for 5 days, with no car and a half-dozen job interviews at locations scattered throughout the city. Help me find an inexpensive but strategically placed hotel--or neighborhood containing hotels--from which I might most easily venture forth to any quarter by foot or mass-transit... [more inside]
posted by lordcorvid on Jun 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me pack in a nice 3 day weekend in DFW with my wife

Help me pack in a nice 3 day weekend in DFW with my wife. I've got Rangers tickets for Sunday's game 5/29. I think I want to stay at a Hilton with a nice pool situation. (I've got a boatload of points, so can likely stay at deep discount) I want to do a 5 mile run somewhere scenic on Saturday and maybe Monday morning. Other than that, I love to eat, drink, and spend money. [more inside]
posted by eggm4n on May 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Gimme dem points

Starting a new traveling sales job. At what hotel chain should I throw all my business to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Where to stay and what to do in San Francisco?

San Francisco late January - where to stay, what to do? [more inside]
posted by Infinite Jest on Dec 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Whales!

Where should we stay/what should we do/how should we get around in the San Juan Islands? Complications: we won't have a car, don't want to rent bikes for more than a couple of hours, and want to do things on at least two of the islands. [more inside]
posted by doift on Aug 13, 2010 - 5 answers

What website can find unique travel desitations that don't include huge resorts?

Looking to arrange a vacation getaway that does not entail Club Med style huge pampered resorts, rather have a tiny cottage with local feel and flavor. All major travel sites that I know can't arrange this, are there any websites that do? [more inside]
posted by ozreiuosn on Jul 28, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me find a resort!

I need a hotel or a resort, a very special resort. Within a 5 hour drive of Seattle (but not on the ocean itself -- we're going there later in the summer), a big comfortable lobby/lounge to play games, read, talk. Something nice outside, but really, in the Pacific Northwest, that's pretty much a given. Old and funky is fine, new and posh also fine. I'm looking for something memorable. [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Unique Hotels In Columbus OH

Help me find some place out of the ordinary, unique and/or quirky to stay in... Columbus Ohio? [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Jun 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Missoula Travel Suggestions

We'll be in Missoula, Montana for a couple of days this July. Where should we stay? Eat? Drink? Play? [more inside]
posted by Nothing... and like it on May 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Follow the yellow brick road! And take Munchkinland with you.

18 People traveling together! How do we arrange this without going crazy? [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Mar 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Midtown/Times Square NYC hotels

Any recommendations for New York City Midtown/Times Square hotels for about $250 a night, including taxes? [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Mar 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me treat my wife to a nice trip in the Northeast this weekend.

Where do I go with my wife, in reasonable driving distance (100-ish miles by car, but I'm flexible), to take her on a nice two day vacation this weekend? I'm in Brooklyn, NY and I'm open to any and all suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Divine_Wino on Mar 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Looking for downtown Seattle hotel advice

If I book an unknown four-star hotel in downtown Seattle using Hotwire, Priceline, etc., will I be sorry? [more inside]
posted by krista_p on Feb 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Never use Priceline after 5am

IdiotFilter: I booked a Priceline hotel with the wrong region selected. Should I eat it and book somewhere else? Or will it work for New Year's Eve? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Dec 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Good hotels in Baton Rouge?

Going near Baton Rouge, LA for work. I need suggestions of good hotels to stay in the $80-$100 a night range. I also need suggestions of things to do in the evenings. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by exolstice on Oct 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Where to take a 30th birthday long weekend near NYC?

I'm turning 30 in two weeks. Help me find a great ~4-day trip not too far from New York to celebrate it. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Washington DC hotels?

My wife and I are going to Washington DC next year for a few days. We'll be sticking to touristy stuff -- monuments, the Smithsonian -- so we want to be able to get to those parts and back fairly easily. We won't have a car. Where should we stay? Recommendations for areas or for specific hotels appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Dec 18, 2008 - 26 answers

Has anyone ever heard of southtravel.com ?

Has anyone had a good or bad experience with a UAE based travel agency known as SouthTravels.com? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Nov 29, 2008 - 0 answers

hotel suggestions for sxsw (music)

Austin hotels for SXSW (music festival)? [more inside]
posted by dannon205 on Nov 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Best plan of attack when you have only 3 days in Europe

Each year in the fall, my DH and I go to Ireland for his business meetings. These meetings last 3-4 days and then he takes 3 days of vacation and we go somewhere else in Europe. We have gone to Paris, the west coast of Ireland, Scotland and here is my question: When you have only 3 days, what would be the best plan of attack? [more inside]
posted by seekingsimplicity on Oct 28, 2008 - 8 answers

DC Nightlife

If you were going to Washington, DC for a week and were the kind of person who likes to do the museum thing by day and go out to eat/drink/merry at night, where would you stay? I'm headed down there Mon-Thur next week and have no clue
posted by jsavimbi on Oct 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Nice but inexpensive/moderately priced lodging around Boston?

We're going to be visiting Boston for a few days, starting tomorrow (Sunday). We'd like to avoid traffic and parking issues by staying in the outskirts and taking mass-transit into downtown to see the sights. We're looking for a hotel or motel that is pleasant, clean and fairly inexpensive (less than $125/night IF possible). Any recommendations?
posted by 14580 on Sep 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me cushion the leaving-home blow.

I'm moving from Boston to Cincinnati in a few weeks, and am doing the drive to OH on my own. I'd like to stop halfway through and stay the night - someplace not expensive, but hopefully someplace nice (to help cushion the blow of leaving 'home' for good). However, Travelocity et. al. are just giving me HoJos, Holiday Inns, etc, all for quite a bit of money per night and generally with questionable cleanliness. It seems logical to get off the highway to find a place that's not going to rip me off - but how do I find a nice, clean, mostly inexpensive place while knowing nothing about the area I'm hoping to stop (Rochester/Buffalo/Erie, PA)? Can you help? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Aug 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Adam up in smoke

AmsterdamFilter: Decent hotels w/smoking rooms? Looking for centrally located hotel with smoking rooms. [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Aug 15, 2008 - 5 answers

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