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 -
Heading to St. Petersburg, Russia in September. Let me in on your top tips for places to stay and things to do. [more inside]
posted by Jakey
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Looking for someone else: A place to stay in Philadelphia, for a month, affordably, public transportation to Broad and Girard a plus. [more inside]
posted by amcm
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Two of us are spending a week in Italy soon -- Rome, Florence, Venice. Help us find some cool places to stay! [more inside]
posted by chasing
on Jun 10, 2012 -
I have a Blu-ray player *with an internet browser* that still can't authenticate with my hotel's wifi. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on May 14, 2012 -
As many europeans travellers in the US I first visited NYC and SF.
This time I want to try something different, a trip through various states as Colorado,Nebraska etc.. but where are the budget accommodations ( More details) ? [more inside]
posted by luis huiton
on May 13, 2012 -
I've just booked an international trip with a 3/4-day layover on the way home. Great, I think, I can spend some time in the city, get a cheap hotel, see a few friends for dinner and then get some sleep and a shower before my trip home - easy! Problem: after booking the trip, I realize I will be in London during the Olympics, and hotel prices have accordingly skyrocketed. I am on a grad student budget. Help me find a decent place to stay - ideally not in a shared room - that won't kill my budget? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias
on Apr 30, 2012 -
I have to stay in a hotel tonight where I don't feel particularly safe. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Mimzy
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Looking for a fun hotel to stay at in San Francisco, and your recommendations for where to go for a romantic dinner... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Apr 15, 2012 -
Looking for a nice, not horribly expensive hotel in Toronto within easy walking distance of Sony Centre. [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on Apr 13, 2012 -
Are there any hotels actually in
JFK? If not, what hotel is the closest? [more inside]
posted by Maisie
on Mar 28, 2012 -