What is a good hotel that is right next to or connected to Mall of America? And what are the "must go to's" for a five year old? [more inside]
Why are hotels so expensive? San Francisco for instance - my studio costs $925/month which works out to about $31/day. Why would a hotel up the road cost four to six times as much? I understand they have to be cleaned daily and the front desk needs to be staffed, and they are furnished, but really, hotel rooms are generally much smaller and much less livable than apartments. Why such a huge price difference?
I'm turning 30 in two weeks. Help me find a great ~4-day trip not too far from New York to celebrate it. [more inside]
Good Extended Stay Hotels / Suites in Tucson, AZ this summer? [more inside]
What are some good, clean, modestly priced hotels in Ashland, Oregon? [more inside]
Best snorkeling in a non-touristy area in Baja? [more inside]
Where should we stay in Paris if we are landing at CDG and departing two days later from BVA (RyanAir). In those two days, we would like to see as much of Paris as possible but not end up spending an exorbitant amount traveling from the city back to our hotel, or from the hotel to the airports. [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for cabin rentals near Mt. Rainier and hotels or bed and breakfasts in Seattle for mid-August. [more inside]
How can I make the best out of my free time during frequent, short business trips to San Francisco? [more inside]
Hotel in Algiers: Sheraton or St. George? Or something else? [more inside]
Staying at Red Lion Hotel downtown Seattle but don't want to pay outrageous hotel parking fee ($30 a night!). Does anyone know somewhere else within a reasonable distance where I can park for cheap? I've got strong legs and some patience.
Why do hotels use so much wallpaper? [more inside]
Any recommendations for inexpensive hotels near Georgetown Law School? Will be there for commencement weekend, May 15-17. Using sites like hotels.com and orbitz it seems like all the cheap hotels are already filled (only found rooms for ~300/night) and I don't know anything about DC.
London vacation help: specifically a place to stay! [more inside]
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]
Has anyone had a good or bad experience with a UAE based travel agency known as SouthTravels.com? [more inside]
Seoul readers! Super cheap places to stay in Seoul? Hostels? Love motels? Your place for a few bucks? [more inside]
Austin hotels for SXSW (music festival)? [more inside]
What interesting but not too hipster NYC hotel should I choose for a four-night near Christmastime stay in December? [more inside]
Xmas in NYC - where to stay? where to eat? what to do? [more inside]
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]
Best hotel or resort in Ft. Lauderdale? [more inside]
If you were going to Washington, DC for a week and were the kind of person who likes to do the museum thing by day and go out to eat/drink/merry at night, where would you stay? I'm headed down there Mon-Thur next week and have no clue
We're going to be visiting Boston for a few days, starting tomorrow (Sunday). We'd like to avoid traffic and parking issues by staying in the outskirts and taking mass-transit into downtown to see the sights. We're looking for a hotel or motel that is pleasant, clean and fairly inexpensive (less than $125/night IF possible). Any recommendations?
I am traveling to London in October and looking for hotel recommendations. Would like wireless Internet access and private bathroom. Looking for something in the budget range of an academic traveler, but not something that is too budget. Has to be convenient to this location: The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA [more inside]
Which restaurants were in the Stardust Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in/around 1989, and what was the Stardust like at the time? [more inside]
PortlandFilter: I'm looking for inexpensive lodgings (less than $75/night during the week) in Portland, OR, for October. I'll be exploring the city without a car, so close and easy access to public transportation is a must. Bonus question: Know any good dance clubs there? [more inside]
MBTA-Filter: In need of some hotel recommendations in the Boston area that are close to the Green-Line [more inside]
I'm moving from Boston to Cincinnati in a few weeks, and am doing the drive to OH on my own. I'd like to stop halfway through and stay the night - someplace not expensive, but hopefully someplace nice (to help cushion the blow of leaving 'home' for good). However, Travelocity et. al. are just giving me HoJos, Holiday Inns, etc, all for quite a bit of money per night and generally with questionable cleanliness. It seems logical to get off the highway to find a place that's not going to rip me off - but how do I find a nice, clean, mostly inexpensive place while knowing nothing about the area I'm hoping to stop (Rochester/Buffalo/Erie, PA)? Can you help? [more inside]
AmsterdamFilter: Decent hotels w/smoking rooms? Looking for centrally located hotel with smoking rooms. [more inside]
Does anyone know any hotels, in any city in the US, comparable to the Hotel Congress in Tucson, AZ? Basically, a hotel that "makes" the experience of visiting a city which you might not otherwise consider a vacation destination. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a similar Barcelona hotel? [more inside]
Advice for San Diego accommodations for Comic-Con? [more inside]
Can you help in finding a hotel in or near the Germantown section of Philadelphia? [more inside]
AcademicTravelFilter: Thanks to my habit of writing about obscure books, I need to detour to Austin TX this summer in order to read a bad Victorian triple-decker at the Harry Ransom Center, UT-Austin. As I will not have a rental car and would prefer not to die of heat stroke, I'm in search of recommendations for adequate hotels either within walking distance (I know there's a Days Inn or something similar about 1/2 mile away) or on one of the bus/shuttle lines. (This thread was illuminating about the aforementioned bus/shuttle lines, but not quite what I'm looking for.)
The lady & I want to watch some whales in Victoria BC around Memorial day. We'd like to avoid cookie-cutter-corporate hotels. We want a funky mid-price (think $100/night or so) place to stay. When we travel around Washington/Oregon, we like to stay at McMenamins. Is there anything close to that in Victoria?
Can you help us find a nice, but not too expensive, hotel in Prague for a honeymoon? [more inside]
Hotel recommendations needed for NYC. Ideally downtown. Not crazy expensive, but it's for my parents, so it needs to be fancier than a backpacker's hotel/hostel (eg, private bath, not too noisy, clean, etc). Many thanks!
Recommendations for luxury hotels in NYC? [more inside]
Things to do and places to stay in Tacna, Peru? [more inside]
Do hotels keep rooms in reserve even when they claim to be fully booked? [more inside]
What area of Rome should we stay in? And what should we do there in three days? [more inside]
I'm planning on going to SXSW this year. I'll probably stay for at least a few days, maybe a week. Where should I stay? How expensive are accommodations? How far in advance must I make reservations? Are there any popular alternatives to staying in a hotel? p.s. I don't drive.
Good hotel-style bar in Chicago for a low-key birthday party? [more inside]
4 men. 3 days/2nights. 1 bachelor party. Fun and originality are the priorities. Money is tight. Help me, hive mind? [more inside]
20 year old looking for a hotel online, but it looks like you have to be 21. Are there any ways around this? [more inside]
Has anyone stayed in an ice hotel? Particularly the one in Quebec? [more inside]
In Slate's Explainer column today, they have the unanswered questions of 2007. Most are inscrutable, unanswerable or ridiculous... but I've wondered this one myself too many times to let it go: "Very rare to find a hotel room with a light on the ceiling, they're usually floor lamps or desk lamps. Is there some structural reason for that?" [more inside]
I'm planning a trip to New York with my girlfriend in March of 2008. We're leaving with a bus that stops at Port Authority. I'm wondering what are some moderately priced near by hotels that we could check into.
I'll be near UC Davis on Saturday, and I'd like to stay overnight. Any recommendations for nice places to stay while there? I've 8 year old twin boys, and my wife. [more inside]