We're off for a late-booked trip to Vancouver in August and need to find a place to stay. Most hotels are booked in the West End/Downtown/Yaletown area. What hotels would you recommend that are moderately ($100-200) priced with easy transit access to tourist attractions? We'd like to use public transit if possible, but can rent a car if public transit is infeasible. We will have at least one member of our party who can't walk longish distances, and a toddler to deal with as well, so frequent bus changes may be a challenge. We were looking at the Holiday Inn Express Burnaby
, is this a sane choice?
posted by benzenedream
on Jul 19, 2014 -
We have two free nights to use at any Hyatt in the US. The catch is that we must use them by Aug 31. We would like to do a weekend away from our home in Brooklyn. There are 3 of us -- two adults and a 7-year-old boy. We tend to spend very little on hotels, so this is our chance to treat ourselves to a special hotel. Can you recommend a very nice Hyatt property within reasonable driving distance of NYC? That could include Philly, Boston, upstate NY, Connecticut, Rhode Island, etc. More concerned with hotel "wow" factor than location, but a great location is certainly a plus! [more inside]
posted by ROTFL
on Jul 26, 2013 -
My friends and I live in NYC. We want to spend a night at a local beach (Far Rockaway, Sandy Hook, Fire Island, whatever). Ideally, this would consist of a trip via public transit to a beach, and then staying at a reasonably priced hotel close to said beach. If possible, we'd like to avoid renting a car or splurging on a vacation rental. [more inside]
posted by Viola
on Aug 6, 2012 -
I'm looking for a particular sort of resort/hotel for an August vacation. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Chris4d
on Mar 7, 2012 -
Thinking of going to Ambergris Caye in mid-March. We were last there in 1998... how has it changed, for better or worse? And ideas of places to stay, preferably in or very close to San Pedro, with a kitchen? [more inside]
posted by valleys
on Jan 24, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I would like to stay someplace nice and interesting in Halifax, NS for three days in September. Help me find it? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Aug 6, 2007 -
I'm in the greater Toledo area and I'm looking for a romantic weekend getaway location in the surrounding area for thanksgiving weekend. I'm fairly new to the area and don't know the nice places to go and stay. Its an anniversary, so I want somewhere kind of romantic, like maybe a resort hotel or something. But it needs to be somewhere that won't just be cold and dead in late November. [more inside]
posted by heh3d
on Nov 10, 2006 -
So i'm going to London for vacation in November and have narrowed down my hotel choices to 3 properties.
posted by stavx
on Aug 2, 2006 -
Four nights in the Bahamas! Any recommendations for a mildly affordable place to stay that may be a little quieter than the huge resorts on Paradise Island? [more inside]
posted by allan
on Feb 24, 2006 -
I want to travel to Sanibel or Captiva Islands - I am looking for accommodation, but I find it very hard to make a decision based exclusively on online research. I would welcome any advice on where to stay.
I am not very fond of big chain hotels like Holiday Inn's etc.... I much prefer small motels or self-catered cabins, but I am afraid to book a shabby place because online everything looks pristine..... so, ideally I would love to find a small motel or cabin by the sea, in a quiet part of town. Another thing to consider is that I am traveling with my parents and our baby, therefore I am looking for places that have a apt-like layout, with ideally the choice of one or two bedrooms and a kitchenette.
Any advice on this and other must-see, must-eat, must-do attractions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by libelula
on Jan 3, 2006 -