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Hotels in Vancouver with good transit access

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 - 18 answers

Where to stay for two nights in Seattle?

My husband and I want to spent this Friday and Saturday night in a nice-ish hotel in Seattle, but we aren't sure what neighborhoods we should even be looking in. I don't know the city very well, so I could use some guidance! [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Jul 15, 2014 - 7 answers

South Beach Hotels

What is your all time favorite hotel in South Beach (Florida) and why? Looking at an early November stay. Heartfelt thanks fellow hive members!
posted by Lylo on Sep 29, 2013 - 8 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

Hotel, trip length, and transportation in Seoul

I'm going to Korea for the first time. It'll be a very short trip because I'm just attending/presenting at a conference at Yonsei University. I need help figuring out a reasonable trip length, a place to stay, and which of the many airport-city transportation choices is best. And uh, some other stuff. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Jul 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Ever been a concierge?

I might get a job offer for a concierge position in a high end hotel. What is that like? [more inside]
posted by vrakatar on Jun 20, 2013 - 14 answers

Cheap city centre hotel in Zurich hotel with good pub trans links?

I will be heading to Zurich to see the end of the EV Wave event in early July and need a city centre hotel that is affordable to stay at. Good public transport links are a must as this is how I will be getting around. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Nufkin on Jun 18, 2013 - 7 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

New York hotel recommendation, activities for a few days.

So, spouse and I snagged an invitation to the "Man of Steel" premier (at Lincoln Center) and after-party in New York. But, I've never been to New York and don't have a clue about the place. I have a couple of questions. I've tentatively booked a room at the Empire Hotel (price and location, along with reviews seemed reasonable), my question for you folks is: Is there a compelling reason why I SHOULDN'T stay there? And, if the answer to that is "Do Not Stay There!!!", what other options are there (close to Lincoln Center, room cost $300 per night or less)? The second half of the question is: I'll have from Saturday evening (June 8th) until later afternoon on Monday to experience New York... What should we do?
posted by HuronBob on May 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Great beach hotel near Charleston, SC?

I'm looking for a nice, but moderately priced beach hotel near Charleston SC. Has anybody had a really good experience at a Charleston-area beach resort or hotel?
posted by 0110 on May 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Hawaiian holiday accommodation recommendations

I'm going to Hawaii with 2 friends in May and am looking for recommendations for hotels. We will be staying in Kapaa for 3 nights, Kona for 3-4 nights, Hilo for 1-2 nights and Honolulu for 2 nights. [more inside]
posted by Kris10_b on Feb 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Is it better to avoid visiting San Francisco during Outside Lands?

We are hoping to spend a long weekend in San Francisco in August and get married on a Monday at City Hall. We were looking at the weekend of August 10-11, but it looks like the Outside Lands festival is going on that weekend. Is the city going to be crazy that weekend? Will it be hard to find hotels & make restaurant reservations? Will the hotels be more full than usual with partying people? Should we do it the weekend before (August 3-4) instead, or is it likely that there's something else going on that weekend that will make things just as crowded? Any other logistical advice? We are doing a small family wedding - probably 11 people, including us and two small kids. Thanks very much!
posted by fussbudget on Feb 12, 2013 - 14 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

How should we go about finding a place to stay for a few months in London?

Moving from California to London for three months: how should we go about finding a place to stay in London? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Nov 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Hotels and fun stuff in San Francisco

My girlfriend and I are visiting San Francisco in early December. Neither of us have ever been there. Please help us find a reasonably priced (less than $150/night preferably) hotel in the city. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Oct 22, 2012 - 22 answers

But I am a non name knowing dork.

What is this thing called? [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Sep 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Hotelzzz at Sydney Airport

What's the nearest bed to Arrivals at Sydney airport? I'll be fresh off a 24 hour journey and I can never sleep on planes. I don't mind paying, but any advice on airport hotels, especially any to avoid, much appreciated...
posted by cromagnon on Sep 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Sleeping in Switzerland

I am taking a last-minute, whirlwind tour of Switzerland from August 29-Sept 7th, and need budget lodging recommendations. [more inside]
posted by larthegreat on Aug 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Hotels in Montreal

I have tickets to Osheaga in Montreal. My boyfriend and I will be taking the train from Toronto. I have left the hotel arrangements to the last minute and now I'm afraid we'll end up on a park bench. Requirements: Private room, less than 150$/night. That is all. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by pink_mint on Jul 8, 2012 - 18 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

Stain-free hotels in Syracuse

Looking for a clean, inexpensive (<125/night) place to stay this weekend in Syracuse, NY. [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Apr 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Buy a wig and sleep on Owlsley's floor?

I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to the Marriott Marquis hotel in San Francisco. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by dr. boludo on Mar 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Easy breezy couples weekend that doesn't break the bank?

Low-key, not super expensive beach getaways for May, east coast-ish? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Milwaukee filter: looking for a relatively cheap but decent hotel that can accommodate several couples in town for a Brewers game.

Milwaukee filter: looking for a relatively cheap but decent hotel that can accommodate several couples in town for a Brewers game. [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount on Mar 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Vancouver or Bust!

Trying to plan a last minute trip to Vancouver and need some hotel recommendations. Also, it's looking like it's significantly cheaper to fly into to Seattle. Would that make sense to fly into Seattle and then make my way to Vancouver via rental car, bus or train, OR would it be smarter to just pay the extra cost and just fly straight into Vancouver. [more inside]
posted by ericthegardener on Feb 17, 2012 - 25 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

Where to Eat and Sleep in Spain!

Simple question: Where do we need to eat and sleep in Madrid and Barcelona? We are planning a summer trip to Spain (4 nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Girona). The Girona portion of the trip is set -- dinner at El Celler de Can Roca for an extravagant birthday experience. What we need are suggestions for restaurants and hotels in Madrid and Barcelona. (We're also planning day trips to Segovia and Toledo, so you could include lunch spots in those places if you'd like.) A few notes: we are fairly sophisticated dinners, but we also love simple, straightforward food-of-the-people. Our hotel tastes run toward contemporary/modern, but we're not opposed to something classic -- we just want to avoid international chains. Thanks for any/all suggestions!
posted by tmharris65 on Jan 1, 2012 - 12 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

Can I beat priceline?

Negotiating a chain hotel room for a longish stay... Possible? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Sep 4, 2011 - 17 answers

New York on the cheap.

I am going to New York for 4-5 days towards the end of October and need cheap accommodations. A shared bathroom is no biggie but I am too old for anything that veers towards the hostel side of things. It needs to be in Manhattan. I am male by the way if that makes a difference. Thank you for any suggestions.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) on Aug 9, 2011 - 20 answers

Help with San Francisco lodging

I am helping to plan a trip to San Francisco in September for a doctor from Kenya, for a conference. All the cheaper hotel rooms bought in a block by the conference organizers are taken. Where can he stay relatively cheaply that's not too far from (or too complicated to travel to) the Moscone Center?
posted by joannemerriam on Jul 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for good, modest hotel in downtown Ottawa

Looking for recommendations for a modest hotel in downtown Ottawa, Ontario - preferrably with a kitchen or fridge & microwave. [more inside]
posted by jb on Jul 10, 2011 - 11 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

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

How do large companies find meeting venues in a huge city like NYC?

How do large companies decide where to hold meetings in a big city like NYC? There are hundreds of options if not more. Has anyone participated in this process and can you please shed some insight? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on May 16, 2011 - 12 answers

Places to stay near San Francisco

I am attending this conference in May in Japan Town in San Francisco. I’m looking for a better option than the $150/night rooms at the hotel that is hosting the conference, but I’m not familiar with the area… [more inside]
posted by Palmcorder Yajna on Mar 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Philly Hotels in City Center?

Philadelphia-Filter: I'll be heading to Philly at the end of March for business and will need to stay within walking distance (or easy transit) of City Hall. Recommendations for inexpensive hotels? [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Feb 10, 2011 - 7 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

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

Where should we stay in the Bay Area that's affordable and convenient to the freeways?

Where should we stay in the Bay Area that's affordable and convenient to the freeways? [more inside]
posted by creepygirl on Oct 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Help four west-coasters find reasonably priced hotel in NYC?

Four western ladies are gathering in NYC in October. We're from Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada; the "other coast" is foreign territory for us! We'd like current wisdom on finding a reasonably priced hotel, with rooms that sleep four, in Manhattan, or Times Square, or the Upper East/West Side. We'll be happy with only the basic amenities. Also, what places/activities should take top priority in a brief visit? Our group is comprised of three 30-somethings...and their mother :-). Thanks in advance!
posted by ragtimepiano on Sep 21, 2009 - 16 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

What NYC hotel should I pick for a Christmastime visit?

What interesting but not too hipster NYC hotel should I choose for a four-night near Christmastime stay in December? [more inside]
posted by objdoc on Nov 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to stay in Ft. Lauderdale

Best hotel or resort in Ft. Lauderdale? [more inside]
posted by Lylo on Oct 16, 2008 - 4 answers

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