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?
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]
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?
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?
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.
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]
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]
Looking for the current trendiest, most happening hotel in Berlin? [more inside]
Can't find an affordable hotel for SXSW, where else to look? [more inside]
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]
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!
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]
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]
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]
Montreal hotels/suggestions for a short visit? Tell me about the city [more inside]
Best value/location/'nice'ness hotel in Miami for Ultra Music Festival? [more inside]
Hi, this is a classic New York question but where can I put up two visitors? [more inside]
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!
Moving from California to London for three months: how should we go about finding a place to stay in London? [more inside]
Portland-area getaway, Thanksgiving weekend, mountains or coast. With dog and toddler. Help? [more inside]
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]
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!
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...
I am taking a last-minute, whirlwind tour of Switzerland from August 29-Sept 7th, and need budget lodging recommendations. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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!
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..
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]
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]
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!
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]
Where can I find "view from the room" photos of hotels, office space, or apartments/condos for sale or rent? [more inside]
I'm traveling to New York and looking for hotel recommendations. [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
The best splurgey place to stay in Los Angeles for a long girls weekend in June? [more inside]
Looking for a clean, inexpensive (<125/night) place to stay this weekend in Syracuse, NY. [more inside]
I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to the Marriott Marquis hotel in San Francisco. What are my options? [more inside]
Low-key, not super expensive beach getaways for May, east coast-ish? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for a particular sort of resort/hotel for an August vacation. Please help! [more inside]
What is this odd ICE knob on the faucet? [more inside]
Help me choose from among a few transportation/lodging options for a St. Louis-Columbia-Knoxville trip. [more inside]
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]
Places to stay and things to do with two small children near Raleigh, NC. [more inside]
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]