How can I make the best out of my free time during frequent, short business trips to San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by bifter
on Feb 26, 2009 -
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.
posted by ninefour
on Feb 18, 2009 -
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.
posted by nooneyouknow
on Feb 1, 2009 -
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 -
Seoul readers! Super cheap places to stay in Seoul? Hostels? Love motels? Your place for a few bucks? [more inside]
posted by nerdpita
on Nov 25, 2008 -
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 -
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]
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Oct 28, 2008 -
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
posted by jsavimbi
on Oct 2, 2008 -
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?
posted by 14580
on Sep 20, 2008 -
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]
posted by needled
on Sep 11, 2008 -
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]
posted by vorfeed
on Sep 8, 2008 -
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]
posted by faunafrailty
on Sep 5, 2008 -
MBTA-Filter: In need of some hotel recommendations in the Boston area that are close to the Green-Line [more inside]
posted by niteHawk
on Aug 18, 2008 -
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]
posted by AthenaPolias
on Aug 17, 2008 -
AmsterdamFilter: Decent hotels w/smoking rooms? Looking for centrally located hotel with smoking rooms. [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on Aug 15, 2008 -
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]
posted by eileen
on Jul 23, 2008 -
Can you help in finding a hotel in or near the Germantown section of Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by Dreama
on May 12, 2008 -
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.)
posted by thomas j wise
on Apr 22, 2008 -
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?
posted by negative1
on Mar 31, 2008 -
Can you help us find a nice, but not too expensive, hotel in Prague for a honeymoon? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Next
on Mar 7, 2008 -
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!
posted by fingers_of_fire
on Mar 2, 2008 -
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.
posted by bingo
on Jan 24, 2008 -
4 men. 3 days/2nights. 1 bachelor party. Fun and originality are the priorities. Money is tight. Help me, hive mind? [more inside]
posted by mrmcsurly
on Jan 7, 2008 -
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]
posted by eschatfische
on Dec 20, 2007 -
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.
posted by bostonhill
on Nov 26, 2007 -
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]
posted by asavage
on Nov 7, 2007 -
I have to be in Manhattan Dec 6th - Dec 9th. My flight is booked and my appointments are scheduled. I am flying solo. My plan was to stay in Manhattan, and goof off after my appointments. Unfortunately, every hotel in Manhattan for those days is $600+ a night. Ordinarily I can Priceline $150 and get bites, but even after a $250 bid, I got nothing on a 3 / 4 *. So......where should I stay and still be able to explore Manhattan without freezing my ass off?? I can be a bit of a snob and would prefer not to stay in something lower than 3*. Any secret Manhattan hotels that I can get into that are not sh*t holes? Brooklyn? New Jersey? Connecticut?
posted by jasondigitized
on Nov 6, 2007 -
Have I got the right budget for my LA->SF drive? What are the hotels / motels really like? Are there any "bargain" towns or price blackspots? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit
on Aug 15, 2007 -
Surely there has to be at least one affordable hotel/motel/b&b in or near Williamsburg, Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by samsarah
on Aug 8, 2007 -
I would like to stay someplace nice and interesting in Halifax, NS for three days in September. Help me find it? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Aug 6, 2007 -
What are the most affordable options for lodging in Ireland for four adults? Please recommend places. [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs
on Jul 31, 2007 -
Really like the discount "European" hotels with tiny rooms and the shared bath, like 500 West in San Diego and the Belnord in NYC. Where’s the similar cheap place in LA? And since I can’t imagine there’s many, lets open up the question to all metro-American tourist capitals. [more inside]
posted by Rash
on Jul 21, 2007 -