So, I'm running a bit late in making my hotel reservation for E3 and the nicer down-town Los Angeles hotels are booked.
Any recommendations on where to look if I expand my search radius? I will need to be on-site at the convention center, so I suppose that car-free would be best... but open to suggestions. (I'd prefer not to be by the airport).
Cost isn't a major factor, but probably wouldn't go as high as the Four Seasons for example.
thoughts? I'll have a day or so available for touristy stuff, so those suggestions are welcome as well.
posted by jimmereeno
on May 9, 2013 -
Is it common in your academic workplace for people to share hotel rooms at conferences with colleagues? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on May 9, 2013 -
I will be visiting Buenos Aires on holiday this November, and would like your recommendations on hotels. [more inside]
posted by Jakey
on May 6, 2013 -
I'm heading to Hawaii and on our first day our flight lands in Honolulu at 8am but our flight to Kauai isn't until 5pm. Are there any hotel rooms that offer day rooms you can book in advance? So far we've tried the Pacific Marina Inn, but they said they cannot advise availability until the day.
We really just want somewhere we can shower and store our bags, so any other suggestions are welcome.
posted by Kris10_b
on May 5, 2013 -
Seeking recommendations for good films that are set in hotels or motels, and feature an ensemble cast. The Platonic ideal of the kind of movie I'm thinking about is Bagdad Café
. A good recent example might be The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
. Basically, stories that use the hotel/motel setting as a way to tell a variety of stories about people's lives. Thank you for any tips.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico
on May 5, 2013 -
A colleague and I are traveling to New York at the end of the month (Tues-Thurs, if it matters) for business that will take place near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [more inside]
posted by obliquicity
on May 1, 2013 -
I stayed at the Bellagio Las Vegas this past week for a work conference and was really excited to try it out. But the room smelled FOUL when I walked in. The smell was coming from the bathroom, but the bathroom looked clean. I guess the smell was like excrement/sulphur/rotten eggs. When I opened the shower door, the smell just poured out. So I guess it was coming from either the water or the drains? What could cause this?
posted by KimikoPi
on Apr 30, 2013 -
Planning a bike trip to Provincetown over the week of July 4. Hoping to stay in Provincetown on the night of July 6, then take the ferry back to Boston on July 7. Problem: every hotel/B&B we've found so far requires at least a two night minimum stay. Is there any place that doesn't? [more inside]
posted by rebekah
on Apr 22, 2013 -
I Pricelined myself into a two nights at a hotel in downtown Chicago. A few seconds later, I thought to check the Bedbug Registry. DANT DANT DAH
, it has bedbug reports. Given these reports, help me assess the risk of actually encountering bedbugs, so I can decide whether to just abandoned the money I just paid (~$300) and get another hotel. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Apr 20, 2013 -
I am heading to London for a few days in June, and I need a hotel to which I can take my 10kg dog. Requirements: 100-200 pound a night; near, or within easy public transport to, UCL; green space nearby (for the dog). The internet does not seem very good for this, as some of the hotels that *say* they accept dogs put restrictions (like, must be under 5lbs (!)), and a lot of the information online is old or incomplete.
Does anyone know of such a hotel in London, and is certain they'll accept a 10kg dog?
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike
on Apr 16, 2013 -
My partner and I will be in Turkey later this month and will have three days in and around Izmir. We plan to visit Ephesus, the Dilek park, as well as maybe Samos and/or Chios. We need some help making decisions about how to get around and where in the area to stay for a few nights. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy
on Apr 7, 2013 -
I have used Airbnb a couple of times, one for a longish term rental, and seem to remember somehow posting a "wanted" ad - I know I got lots of replies without sending out lots of individual emails. Now I can't find this feature anywhere - can anyone point me to it (or tell me if it's been disabled)?
posted by superfish
on Apr 6, 2013 -
Hello. I am a bed novice. I didn't know what a duvet or pillow sham was until I was like 25 (I grew up poor). Actually I'm still not sure what those are. But I recently stayed at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas and fell into bed heaven. At first, I thought the bed was too soft because you can press down into it. But it actually gave tons of support. And the pillows were awesome. They were long and Euro? Anyway does anyone who supplies their bed stuff or how I can come close to recreating it without spending a million dollars?
posted by KimikoPi
on Mar 31, 2013 -
What is it actually like to work at a bed and breakfast or a small inn? [more inside]
posted by firei
on Mar 28, 2013 -
Asking for a friend... just what it says on the tin. She's visiting her partner while he's on an extended work trip; he's in Kendallville, Indiana, but there are no decent accommodations there. His office suggested she stay somewhere in Chicago.
Where's someplace nice in the Chicago area, not too spendy, and within easy reach of Kendallville?
posted by kythuen
on Mar 27, 2013 -
We're travelling to Brazil in late May. Where would you recommend for hotels in Itataia and Paraty? Is a pousada a good option? Plus questions about timing, driving, Salvador de Bahia. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse
on Mar 26, 2013 -
After many years of monogamy followed by several years of celibacy (continually enforced by the fact that, out of raw fiscal necessity, I will continue to share a house and mortgage with my ex for the indefinite future)
, a chance encounter has left me with the opportunity to enjoy one (or, fingers crossed, more than one!) casual hookup(s) with a breathtakingly attractive near-stranger.
Can you walk me through this process -- safety, guidelines, what to do/not do or say, etc. -- like a complete newbie? [more inside]
posted by electroshock blues
on Mar 25, 2013 -
I'll be wrapping up a stressful period of work and have a long weekend coming up. I'd like to find a spa, or hotel with spa within 4-5 hours radius of NYC to just veg. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on Mar 16, 2013 -
Inexpensive and safe place to stay near the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis? [more inside]
posted by Prairie
on Mar 7, 2013 -
I may be, literally, the worst person in the world when it comes to finding and booking hotel rooms and vacation rentals. Can you help me figure out how to better my search processes, what sites and search terms I should be using, or how I can better understand the U.S. hospitality industry? [more inside]
posted by vivid postcard
on Mar 1, 2013 -
Looking for family friendly hotel or airbnb flat for May in NYC, for visiting pals. [more inside]
posted by vrakatar
on Feb 28, 2013 -
Help me eat well during a conference! I'd like tips for food that travels well on airplanes, as well as anything specific to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Many picky eater details within. [more inside]
posted by silly me
on Feb 14, 2013 -
Looking for a place to stay in Portland on a weeknight near fun destinations like Powell's. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir
on Feb 11, 2013 -
I have to go to Peoria, IL for a week starting February 6 to tend to the affairs of my mother, whose dementia is getting worse. I grew up there but I haven't been back for years, and when I did go back I stayed at Mom's. Now there is no room at Mom's because she's in assisted care. Where should I stay? [more inside]
posted by caryatid
on Jan 22, 2013 -
Asking for a friend: I'm traveling in Hong Kong, near Causeway Bay, for the next few days, and I need to find a place where I can Skype/videoconference with a few people in New York during regular business hours -- meaning, 11pm - midnight, Hong Kong time. [more inside]
posted by nemutdero
on Jan 9, 2013 -
My friend is headed to London for eight nights and the hotel he is staying at has Internet for $20 a day. Is there a way around that? Is there a cheap "Mi-Fi" type 3g/wifi device available without a plan, or other tricks to leverage prepaid 3g for his and his wife's laptops? Just a 3g sim isn't enough as they will really need laptop wifi access.
posted by carlodio
on Dec 24, 2012 -
Does this hotel exist? I need a place on the 4th of this month, walking distance from a DC Metro stop for $175 or less per night. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Dec 1, 2012 -
Our hotel reservation for the week of New Year's Eve in Phuket, Thailand just got cancelled... #argh! Where would you look for mid-to-high-end hotels with prices that are still reasonable, one month away from the busiest time of the year in Thailand? [more inside]
posted by meso
on Nov 27, 2012 -
I'm looking for a quiet and classy hotel lobby in DC where a couple can have a drink tonight. [more inside]
posted by Xalf
on Nov 23, 2012 -
Do you know any hotels worth recommending in Berlin that offer multiple bedrooms in one suite? [more inside]
posted by tumples
on Oct 2, 2012 -
I will be staying in the Gaithersburg, Maryland, area for four to six weeks and I'm looking for a decent extended stay hotel. Has anyone stayed in this area before and could you recommend a good extended stay hotel, preferably close to NIST? Thanks!
posted by Aanidaani
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Flying into Cancun for a week in October and thinking of staying at Playa del Carmen - need recommendations for a hotel or resort that can accommodate lots of energetic activities AND slothful beach relaxing. [more inside]
posted by yogalemon
on Sep 10, 2012 -
My husband and I (both 27) are going to be traveling to Bangkok and Toyko in late November and are trying to figure out what neighborhood is best to stay. Budget isn't an issue. Ideally we'd like to be close to the subway/public transportation in both places.
Any ideas on good hotels in neighborhoods you'd recommend? For Bangkok we've heard that Sukhumvit is a great area. For Toyko, we heard Keio Plaza in the Shinjuku area. Not sure if that it is too much of a business/corporate area.
We appreciate your help!
posted by jenmcee
on Aug 19, 2012 -
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 -
I rented an apartment in Bonn on very short notice, and it turned out to be a loft. When he weather was cold it was ok, but once it got to 85 degrees it became unliveable.
Of course there is no ac, so me and my pregnant wife went to a hotel till it cools off.
Is there anything we can do regarding the rent? Do you think it's reasonable for someone to rent out a loft without mentioning that it is one? If I can't sleep in the apartment and he offers no solution but a fan, is this ok somehow?
I was referred to this guy through the institute we are visiting, so maybe the secretaries can make him pay if I have a case.
posted by Mai2k3
on Jul 27, 2012 -
Recommendations for a quiet, budget-conscious solo vacation consisting of staring at the Atlantic Ocean? [more inside]
posted by pavane
on Jul 15, 2012 -