I need ideas for vegetarian, quintessentially American fare that can be prepped in a very rudimentary kitchen. [more inside]
posted by Westringia F.
on Jul 29, 2010 -
It's my first time visiting Australia, and I have a week to spend. Should I spend it all in Sydney, or is it worth visiting another city / location as well? [more inside]
posted by armage
on Jul 29, 2010 -
I need a recommendation for a hotel room in downtown-ish Toronto, hopefully under $200-300, with a kickass view. For this Saturday night. [more inside]
posted by wennj
on Jul 29, 2010 -
I'm staying in an Embassy Suites hotel in Chicago this week.
Today, I returned to the hotel to see that on three of the lower floors, each room had a stack of exactly two identical chairs placed outside the door. This struck me as really odd.
What does it mean? Is it some kind of code for housekeeping or management?
posted by AngerBoy
on Jul 28, 2010 -
Physics question: A hotel room. An ice bucket. An air conditioner shooting up cold air. A fleece blanket. Put the fleece blanket over the bucket to trap the air. Hypothesis: The fleece blanket will trap the cool air around the bucket, keeping it colder longer. OR The fleece blanket will do what it always does, make things warmer. Which will be? [more inside]
posted by amethysts
on Jul 16, 2010 -
We are planning on getting married in Reykjavik in August of 2011, and have begun the process of looking for the proper venue. Any advice on a great hotel where we can have the ceremony? [more inside]
posted by eric1200
on Jul 16, 2010 -
Recommend a place to stay - tonight! - on the Michigan lakeshore. [more inside]
posted by mai
on Jul 16, 2010 -
You: hotel manager. Me: regular stayer racking up hotel loyalty points. Do you think I'm a freeloader or a loyal customer? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku
on Jul 12, 2010 -
How do we control the excessive taking of food in our complimentary breakfast?
My family and I own and operate a Comfort Inn. We offer a free continental breakfast: coffee, toast, bagels, frozen waffles (you just pop them into the toaster), apples, bananas and a lemon cake that we cut up into small slices.
Frequently we have people who take it upon themselves to take way more than they need. We can understand someone taking a bagel to go for later in the day but these are guests who will take 15 extra plates, half a loaf of bread (I kid you not, just empty out the sack onto a plate and then take fifteen to twenty small packets of peanut better and/or cream cheese).
My mother believes that we should place some carefully worded sign next to breakfast in the hopes that people will be considerate of others as well as management and only take what they will eat. Too often people take because they assume they have a right to take.
How could we word such a sign without insulting the guests or make them feel like we're being rude? [more inside]
posted by Fizz
on Jul 11, 2010 -
I'm looking for a one-week living situation in Philadelphia starting on Monday. Any creative and/or money-saving ideas welcome! [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Jul 10, 2010 -
Need a StL hotel recommendation for a weekend in early August around the Wash U/(North Side) of Forest Park area (or easily accessible to there via MetroLink/Taxi). Primary target that Friday night is The Pageant, prefer Saturday night options in walking/reasonable taxi distance. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Jul 6, 2010 -
For my husband's birthday I want to take him to see Liverpool play at Anfield. What is the best way to do this, and where in Liverpool should we stay? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl
on Jun 28, 2010 -
I'll be traveling around the states with my family in August and I'm looking for a good hotel in California, somewhere around LA and San Francisco. It has to be close to, or more preferably own a good beach. I was looking at some resorts in Santa Barbara, but maybe there are some other nice places to stay in.
posted by mck
on Jun 26, 2010 -
Where should I stay in Lima for one night (two weeks from now)? [more inside]
posted by nat
on Jun 20, 2010 -
My friend and I want to take a weekend trip to Colorado to escape the heat (not our husbands--no seriously) and have a fun, relaxing girls' weekend. We think the mountains of Colorado might be nice, but neither of us has ever been there so we have no clue where to start. Any suggestions as to which town might be best? Great hotel recommendations? Help! [more inside]
posted by murrey
on Jun 19, 2010 -
Long layover near Washington Dulles Intl. Airport. Is there a hotel with early check in? [more inside]
posted by papalotl
on Jun 8, 2010 -
I'm looking for a big
hotel room or suite or apartment for rent in New York City for a single night. For 12 people. On short notice. [more inside]
posted by Plutor
on Jun 4, 2010 -
Is it common practice for a small boutique hotel (a dozen rooms + a couple of penthouses) to charge you a HIGHER rate for booking all of their rooms? Their argument is that we're making it hard for them to ensure that all rooms are booked to maximum capacity for the nights immediately before and after the block of nights that I want to book. [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Jun 3, 2010 -
I'm going to be staying in Berlin for nearly two weeks in the summer. I need to pay hostel-style prices (10-40 euro/night), and would like to stay at a great location in a space that attracts and makes it easy to chat with interesting people (writers, artists, or just an eclectic crowd...). Don't want a heavy party atmosphere. Any hostel recommendations? And are there non-hostel accommodations I should consider?
posted by shivohum
on May 30, 2010 -
Help plan an August vacation in Mackinaw City/ Mackinac Island, MI relatively inexpensively. [more inside]
posted by Jpfed
on May 18, 2010 -
What can I get for my younger brother, to be delivered and used in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by k8lin
on May 14, 2010 -
I'm looking for online examples of hotel compendiums and directories of services (the one that you usually find in your hotel room). Photos would be great.
posted by drea
on May 10, 2010 -
Toronto hotels filter: I'm coming to Toronto at the end of the month for a week and need to find a (very?) nice hotel no more than two blocks away from Bloor Street (at about Yonge or so - I think the area is called Yorkville but I'm not sure) at a reasonable price. We're two adults, one shopping and one working, and one baby and the prices we've found so far are quite insane ($500+ per night). Thanks!
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on May 6, 2010 -
I'm planning a surprise New York City honeymoon for this summer and I'd like some advice as to where we should stay when we're there (and also any of your secret "must-do's") [more inside]
posted by davey_darling
on May 4, 2010 -
Looking for suggestions for hotel room gift basket for our out-of-town wedding guests (in July). Bonus for Minnesota/Twin Cities-themed items. [more inside]
posted by jilliank
on Apr 29, 2010 -
Going to Infocomm in Vegas in the middle of June where should I stay? [more inside]
posted by jmsta
on Apr 28, 2010 -
Expensive watch left in a hotel room - never turned in by hotel staff - do I have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by Goodgrief
on Apr 13, 2010 -
I'm going to Denver for a conference, Ap 30-May 4. I'm looking for an affordable hotel (less than $150/night), and it would be great if it were near cafes and public transportation. Know of any? And, if you have a favorite cafe, I'd love to know. All suggestions are appreciated.
posted by Pineapplicious
on Mar 26, 2010 -
Anyone know a cheap, clean hotel or B & B in London? Looking for something in the £25 a night range. All of the big chain hotels are so expensive and I only need a bed for the night and a shower in the morning.
posted by mooreeasyvibe
on Mar 23, 2010 -
Cape Cod Hivers! I need your help! Can anyone recommend a really nice hotel ("three or four star" type places) in the Dennisport/Yarmouth area? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960
on Mar 9, 2010 -