We want to go to London in March...plus somewhere else? And some more specific questions. [more inside]
posted by troika
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Travel with kids filter: Going to NYC with young kids, wife busy with work, I need to entertain, suggest fun fun fun! Hotels. Cool toy stores. Weirdness! I heart NYC, I want my kids to heart NYC, enlighten me. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance
on Jan 7, 2012 -
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 -
but for NYC midtown. Coming up on an anniversary and need to escape our apartment and find a room with a hot tub! Preferably without selling a kidney. Super bonus points if you can also recommend a place to buy super-soft women's PJs in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Wretch729
on Nov 29, 2011 -
Who is the actual back end provider of all the different hotel/travel reservations systems, (bonus: in Israel specifically)? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister
on Nov 15, 2011 -
I will be traveling to Amsterdam and Barcelona at the end of November/early December. Can anybody recommend me any good and cheap hotels? [more inside]
posted by I-baLL
on Oct 7, 2011 -
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 -
I could use some help choosing a hotel in Puerto Rico (or should we go somewhere else?). [more inside]
posted by kdern
on Sep 20, 2011 -
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 -
What's A Good Stopping Point Between Kansas City And Big Bend National State Park? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon
on Jul 21, 2011 -
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 -
Spending a couple days in Quebec City in early/mid-August. Where should I stay? Is it worth it to pay for more for somewhere in the old city? What is the parking situation? [more inside]
posted by leedly
on Jul 11, 2011 -
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 -
Help, experienced travelers and San Diegans: where can I find lodgings during Comic Con? [more inside]
posted by eeby
on Jul 6, 2011 -
Does anyone know the name of the white Russian bread that was served in Intourist Hotels and available at bread stores in Russian in the 80's and 90's? It was a heavy white bread made with scalded milk. It was square in shape, and had a unique crumb.
Bonus if you have a recipe. I love Black Bread and the Borodinsky bread, but it's easy to find recipes for these.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk
on Jun 26, 2011 -
I'll be in Pittsburgh for 5 days, with no car and a half-dozen job interviews at locations scattered throughout the city. Help me find an inexpensive but strategically placed hotel--or neighborhood containing hotels--from which I might most easily venture forth to any quarter by foot or mass-transit... [more inside]
posted by lordcorvid
on Jun 24, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
Does the hivemind have any up-to-date recommendations for a good hotel in Dubai for a three-day tourist/relaxation visit? Price range would ideally be sub-$200/night, but we're still aiming for some multiple-star luxury.
posted by whitewall
on May 12, 2011 -
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 -
LondonHotelFilter: Looking for the perfect place to stay in London - super cheap, grungy is okay, free wifi, access to a printer (one can dream), near Paddington/West London... [more inside]
posted by metametababe
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Looking for hotels in Austin. My wife and I are coming to Austin on a scouting trip with my parents. All research is telling us Austin would be a great place to raise our kids. Kids won't be with us. We are coming on March 9th - 13th. We realize SWSX starts on the 11th. I am not concerned about staying near all the action. I actually wouldn't mind staying out in the hill country or any location where we can hop in our rental car and get a good feel for the metro area. We don't mind paying $150 - $200 a night. Where can we stay that will be a good launching point for checking out all that the Austin metro has to offer?
posted by jasondigitized
on Feb 10, 2011 -
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 -
Starting a new traveling sales job. At what hotel chain should I throw all my business to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 7, 2011 -
I am getting married in providence, RI and having the reception in Cranston, RI. I am in the process of creating a list of hotels, B&B and things to do for guests. Any recommendations for:
Things to do around town
Info on how to get deals at hotels for wedding guests? Thank you so much for your help and happy holidays!
posted by tessalations999
on Dec 23, 2010 -
I am at JFK waiting to fly to Bermuda. Most likely, my flight is going to be cancelled due to weather in Bermuda. In the event my flight does get cancelled, what is the best thing to do regarding finding a room for the night that isn't going to be dodgy? I have had a look at rates in Manhattan and even something as simple as the Courtyard Marriott on 3rd is going for $450 a night. Should I stay near the airport? If so, where? Do I have any leverage on such short notice? Can I just call the hotel, and say 'Hey, I need a room, if its not you, its gonna be someone else. What's the best rate you can give me?' Help me find a decent place to stay and not pay an arm and a leg in NYC.
posted by trinigirl
on Dec 5, 2010 -
Are there any charity or religious organizations that help people who are between apartments/homes pay for temporary lodging in hotels or motels? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 3, 2010 -
Where should we stay/what should we do/how should we get around in the San Juan Islands? Complications: we won't have a car, don't want to rent bikes for more than a couple of hours, and want to do things on at least two of the islands. [more inside]
posted by doift
on Aug 13, 2010 -
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 -
Did you start your own bed & breakfast, small inn, or vacation home with rooms to rent out? How did you do this? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Jul 16, 2010 -
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 -
Prague for two days in late August with a toddler in tow. Tips? Accommodation recs? [more inside]
posted by gaspode
on Jul 7, 2010 -