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Nicest Hyatt within weekending distance of NYC?

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 - 8 answers

Give me that sweet ocean view

Give me that sweet ocean view, and by "ocean view" I mean "diving board into the Pacific", not "you can see it vaguely in the background" [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Jul 18, 2013 - 13 answers

The mysteries of my hotel room

Where is the thermostat in my Doubletree hotel room? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 26, 2013 - 14 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

Madonna Inn alternatives on the East Coast?

A friend and I will be taking a road trip between New York City and Ann Arbor via the Great Lakes this summer. We're mostly planning to camp, and do things on the cheap. But he's offered to splurge for a hotel for a night on one condition: the hotel be a garish Liberace-styled rococo nightmare. [more inside]
posted by gusandrews on May 27, 2013 - 8 answers

New York hotel comparison: Hotel Beacon vs. The Lucerne?

The Hotel Beacon and the Lucerne are in the same general Upper West Side neighborhood, they basically have identical ratings on TripAdvisor, their costs are similar, and so far they have both been bed bug-free according to the Bed Bug Registry. So which one should our family choose for a summer visit to NYC?
posted by Dansaman on May 24, 2013 - 5 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

Is tipping at hotels sex-biased?

I've never worked in any hospitality industry, so I'm just wondering as a casual consumer/observer. How come people are supposed to tip their valets and bellhops at hotels, and they are always only men while there's no rule that you tip the housekeeping, and they are always female? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on May 8, 2013 - 34 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

Wedding night prep, what do I need to get ready?

1. I want to deck out the hotel room. We're staying at a Denver Marriott for the wedding night before flying out. I want roses, candles etc... all nice and romantic. Will the marriott put out candles, rose petals, roses and chocolate strawberries for me? I'll be coming from faraway in the mountains, so if they could do it for me that would be awesome. 2. We're doing gift exchange between eachother. Any ideas what I should get my bride?
posted by snow_mac on Apr 17, 2013 - 24 answers

Overnight in Oberhausen

My husband and I want to drive from Berlin to Oberhausen soon to visit Christo's Big Air Package. Where should we stay overnight? It doesn't need to be in Oberhausen, but ideally within about a 30 minute drive. Restaurant suggestions also welcome.
posted by dmvs on Apr 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Best luxury hotels in Fort Worth, Texas?

Best luxury hotels in Fort Worth, Texas? The title says it all - I'm looking for someplace amazing to stay for one or two nights in Fort Worth, TX. My gentleman is looking forward to a concert that's happening there and I'd like to surprise him with a killer package at a luxury hotel the weekend of the show. Bonus points if the hotel is funky and non-chain (a la Hotel San Jose or Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin), although I'd do a chain if it was absolutely top-notch. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Mar 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Where to stay, what to do with kids in Denver.

My kids (ages 12, 9, and almost-6) and I will be in Denver for two days and one night this coming July. I am looking for advice about where to stay and what to do. [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Feb 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Modern Motel in Mitte?

Looking for the current trendiest, most happening hotel in Berlin? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 answers

How to find an affordable Austin Hotel during SXSW?

Can't find an affordable hotel for SXSW, where else to look? [more inside]
posted by touareg on Feb 18, 2013 - 14 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

Hotels with jacuzzi driving distance from Long Island

I want to take my awesome boyfriend away from a relaxing weekend in a hotel with an in-room jacuzzi tub. We are in Long Island, but location is less important than the hotel itself, so I am interested in anywhere within a couple hour's driving distance from NYC. Budget is $200/night, although I would spend a bit more for something really nice. [more inside]
posted by inertia on Feb 5, 2013 - 2 answers

First trip to a major city since the bed bug armies attacked...

Traveling to Minneapolis in early January--when making a hotel reservation, will it be offensive to inquire if they've had bed bug problems? Or will it be any use at all to ask? (assuming the receptionist will say, "no, no, everything's fine!") [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Dec 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Montreal hotels/suggestions for a short visit?

Montreal hotels/suggestions for a short visit? Tell me about the city [more inside]
posted by ebesan on Dec 16, 2012 - 18 answers

Best value/location/'nice'ness hotel in Miami for Ultra Music Festival?

Best value/location/'nice'ness hotel in Miami for Ultra Music Festival? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Dec 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Bigger than a Pod, cheaper than the W- Hotel Recs in NYC?

Hi, this is a classic New York question but where can I put up two visitors? [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Dec 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Is it rude to tell a hotel porter I can carry my own luggage?

Do I have to let a hotel porter carry my luggage? I'm staying at a semi-fancy hotel tonight (purchased cheaply via Priceline), and I can easily carry my own tiny suitcase. I'm on a budget. Is it rude for me to say I can get my own bag? Will the porter (bellman? I don't even know the right terms here) come up with me anyway? How much am I expected to tip? Thanks!
posted by three_red_balloons on Nov 30, 2012 - 19 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

Help our Thanksgiving trip not be a turkey.

Portland-area getaway, Thanksgiving weekend, mountains or coast. With dog and toddler. Help? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Nov 5, 2012 - 8 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

Extended stay in Gaithersburg

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 - 3 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

Help me find a place to stay for my honeymoon in Hawaii

We're doing our honeymoon in Hawaii, either the Oahu or Maui. We're looking for a quite place June 3, 2013 - June 10, 2013. We're looking for a condo with a kitchen and that's ADA accessible [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Aug 13, 2012 - 7 answers

How can we plan this beach getaway vacation without going too far from NYC?

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 - 9 answers

Better late than never!

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 - 23 answers

Romantic getaway hotels near Bay Area?

Cheap wine county hotels/motels/ B&B's? I am planning a romantic getaway in August. We want to check out an area 1-2 hours away from San Francisco, and preferably in Napa or Sonoma. But, if you know of other romantic weekend getaways, we are open to exploring! We have been to hot springs that were also amazing. We are on a budget, but sifting through Kayak and hotels.com is a chore and not always accurate, so we would love your recommendations. Thanks so much!
posted by tessalations999 on Jul 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Hotels in San Francisco

Help me choose a hotel in San Francisco, fairly close to Moscone Center - currently reserved at the Clift, but also looking at Good Hotel, Hotel Rex, and Hotel Vertigo. Has anyone stayed at more than one of these that can make a comparison? Thanks..
posted by fumbducker on Jul 10, 2012 - 10 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

Omelette du fromage isn't going to cut it...

So I have a chance to interpret for a bunch of French chefs who are coming to my city. The catch: I have zero knowledge of the hotel industry. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Jul 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Recommendations for Hong Kong hotel for an overnight layover for an exhausted family

Recommendations for hotel by airport in Hong Kong for a quick overnight stay between flights? We will be traveling with a 6 month old, and will likely be exhausted, so sightseeing won't be important. Ease, (relative) affordability the most important things! I'm going to try to go on Kayak today, but rec's would be helpful. Thanky in advance!
posted by knmr76 on Jul 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Things to do/places to stay in Louisville, KY?

Really, really psyched to be going to the Forecastle Festival this year in Louisville, KY. Where should we sleep at night? And what shouldn't we miss in Louisville? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

What website shows the "view from a room?"

Where can I find "view from the room" photos of hotels, office space, or apartments/condos for sale or rent? [more inside]
posted by jacobw on Jun 8, 2012 - 1 answer

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

Where to host a reunion in Wisconsin?

Looking for a place in Wisconsin about halfway between New Lenox, IL and Minneapolis, MN to hold a reunion with my cousins. Only requirements: camping and hotel lodging with a conference room to rent (in case of bad weather), and cheaper than most Wisconsin Dells resorts. [more inside]
posted by katyh on May 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Where can I take my mom for a fun, relaxing weekend where we can eat, drink (wine!), and be merry?

Northern California wineries and B&B's in either 1) Amador/El Dorado wine country or 2) Napa/Sonoma (that won't break the bank)? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Trip to DC

I'm planning a trip to DC in June and wondering what areas are safe & not so safe? Also hotels are very expensive so can anyone suggest a hotel (staying a week) in or around DC that is convenient to the Metro and again a safe area and not so expensive as to dry out your bank account? Any tips about DC in general?
posted by irish01 on Apr 19, 2012 - 24 answers

Cool luxury-ish hotel in Los Angeles?

The best splurgey place to stay in Los Angeles for a long girls weekend in June? [more inside]
posted by Wolfie on Apr 9, 2012 - 16 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

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