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Live bedbug invasion - AGH!

I am staying in a motel and just found bedbugs in my room...unfortunately, literally crawling on me by the time I noticed! I called the manager and he promptly moved me to a new room, which I will be checking thoroughly in hopes that I can maybe achieve sufficient comfort to sleep tonight (HA). What else should I do, especially to prevent bringing an invasion home with me? [more inside]
posted by sigmagalator on Apr 2, 2014 - 20 answers

Funky, unusual, cheap accommodation in LA

We're going to do a couple days in Los Angeles for a mini honeymoon next Thur/Fri nights. Want to see the Getty Museum, Olvera Street and maybe some Hollywood. Looking for someplace cool and unusual to stay - we like retro, art deco, mid century, kitschy, cheesy stuff. Clean, basic, bedbug free, a fridge in the room would be nice. Suggestions? Thank you!
posted by Josephine Macaulay on Jun 7, 2013 - 14 answers

A brief vacation.

I'm going to be in the Boston area on the 29th and 30th of this month, and I'm looking for a bed-and-breakfast type place to stay over that weekend. Small and cheap is preferred, and outside the city - I've been thinking south, near (probably not actually on) the Cape. Does anyone have suggestions, either of particular places or of general areas I should aim for?
posted by koeselitz on Jun 6, 2013 - 10 answers

What are some good ensemble-type movies set in motels/hotels?

Seeking recommendations for good films that are set in hotels or motels, and feature an ensemble cast. The Platonic ideal of the kind of movie I'm thinking about is Bagdad Café. A good recent example might be The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Basically, stories that use the hotel/motel setting as a way to tell a variety of stories about people's lives. Thank you for any tips.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico on May 5, 2013 - 26 answers

Throw 'em in the pool

Looking for a decent motel around San Francisco/Santa Cruz with a heated pool and lots of teens/preteens hanging out (I have 12 and 15 year old daughters). Also good: inexpensive, no bed bugs, wifi. But the pool and other kids are really all they care about.
posted by msalt on Nov 18, 2012 - 8 answers

False damage claims a motel far from our home?

We were falsely accused of a damage claim at a motel far from our home. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Oct 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Is Motel Manager a Decent Job for Me Based on my Goals??

Through a friend I have been offered the opportunity to work at a "mom and pop" 60 bed motel that has a fitness center, pool, and serves meals. It averages decent ratings from guests. I'm up for the challenge but I'm no spring chicken. I lost a good paying position in the recession in 208 and subsequently had to drop out of a Ph.D program just before comps- and it looks like I won't be finishing that degree any time soon, because I currently work in a call center and can't even afford a car. [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Sep 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Searching for an old drive in and motel in southern Ontario.

Looking for 2 film-shoot locations anywhere in southern Ontario: an old (ideally, abandoned) drive-in theater and a small shabby motel.
posted by davebush on Jun 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Where is the coolest, non-spendy place to hang your hat for three nights in Detroit?

Hostel Detroit is sold out the weekend we are planning to go; help me find another cheap but awesome place to stay. [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Cheap Seattle Motel in the middle of it all

I'll be in Seattle in a couple of weeks. Looked at the Kings Inn because its cheap and walking distance to the touristy stuff. Any other suggestions for cheap motels in the middle of it all? [more inside]
posted by Lindalou on Feb 21, 2012 - 15 answers

A customizable logbook for motel clerks.

I've been doing some research for my boss for a fully customizable logging system to be used by a set of front desk clerks at several motels. Thus far Sharepoint and CMSes like Django are what I am coming up with but I thought I would ask the hivemind for ideas. Lots of details are inside. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Feb 5, 2012 - 3 answers

You can check in any time you like.

An urgent question for a friend: your favorite survival tips for an awful hotel/motel? [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Nov 23, 2011 - 33 answers

Equality of bad taste?

Cheesy honeymoon-type motels / hotels / resorts in New York State for same-sex couple? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Sep 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Help us fight price gouging in a natural disaster

How should we address an incident of price gouging at the motel we're staying at? (Longish, despicable details below). [more inside]
posted by tangram1 on Feb 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Hotel Hershey, not gonna happen

I'm looking for a cheap, decent hotel/motel in the Hershey/Harrisburg around Halloween. [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Oct 1, 2010 - 6 answers

I'm sure Metafilter will be able to recommend a clean place, reasonably priced.

Where is a good, inexpensive place for a spur of the moment trip to New Orleans this Saturday? [more inside]
posted by HSWilson on Sep 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me avoid bed bugs...

Need advice on motels or hotels near Mills College in Oakland, CA. [more inside]
posted by janerica on Sep 2, 2010 - 8 answers

staying in a quirky place with all of my friends?

What cool places (that can occupy 15-30+ people) can I rent in the United States or Canada (similar to Shady Dell)? [more inside]
posted by three bear minimum on Aug 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Inexpensive Lodging/Camping in Toronto Area This Summer?

Toronto MeFites: can you help us find inexpensive lodging/camping? [more inside]
posted by cows of industry on Jul 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Place to stay on Michigan lakeshore?

Recommend a place to stay - tonight! - on the Michigan lakeshore. [more inside]
posted by mai on Jul 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Sneaking puppy through the alley?

Can my husband sneak the dog into a motel, or is that just a recipe for disaster? [more inside]
posted by nursegracer on Jul 1, 2010 - 37 answers

A year exploring

I want to spend a year or two of my life going across the United States on foot or on bike, and don't know where to start or how to finance such a trip. [more inside]
posted by LSK on May 2, 2010 - 19 answers

Tired of the Huge Overpriced Hotels and Hotel List Sites Showing Up In My Search Results

Does anyone know of any inexpensive motel list sites that specialize in mom and pop motels and weekly rates and let you search by price? [more inside]
posted by VC Drake on Dec 26, 2009 - 1 answer

No room if you 'aint hitched?

Do hotels or motels refuse to rent rooms to unmarried couples anymore? I took my girlfriend on a romantic getaway to the beach this weekend, and while I was not very concerned about it, I did wonder if it would be a problem. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Sep 28, 2009 - 27 answers

Maybe not the Sleep Eazy Motel, though

I'm visiting San Francisco this weekend, but I don't want to stay overnight in the City. What's your favorite Bay Area cheap-ish hotel? BART accessibility a plus. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Sep 22, 2009 - 8 answers

I said a hip, hop...

Which songs use the lyric "Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn?" [more inside]
posted by LSK on Sep 10, 2009 - 22 answers

Motels in Del Rio Texas

I need a little Motel help. Spending a week in Del Rio Texas, end of May to the 5th of July. How are the local motels, anyone have any recommendations on any of the chains or perhaps other options.
posted by Upon Further Review on May 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Know a good Burlington, Vt motel and a cool restaurant?

Recommend a decent motel in Burlington, Vt, and the coolest restaurants in town? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Soft-sided dog crate for large elderly dog? Will my dog be safe?

Who has used a soft-sided dog crate for a large dog? Will it provide secure confinement for short periods? We are moving from NJ to the west coast. Our elderly dog is too frail to travel by air, so we will drive a 6-day road trip. For the road trip, I need a portable crate that will stow in our car trunk. We need the crate to set up in motel rooms. I want dog to have his "den". We do not plan to leave him alone, but there could be situations where he has to be kept confined for his safety. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Mar 31, 2009 - 13 answers

Where is this cool round motel?

Where is this amazing round motel featured in an old issue of LIFE? [more inside]
posted by GaelFC on Dec 5, 2008 - 13 answers

On the road again...again.

Is there an online resource for finding and viewing eclectic or eccentric or cheap motel/motor lodges that are preferably non-chain & independently owned? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Jul 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Where is the best collection of motel reviews on the web?

I'm planning a road trip. Cheap motels vary wildly in quality, so it's helpful if they've been reviewed by other visitors. Where's the best site to find reliable reviews? I've checked Yahoo Travel and Tripadvisor, but I get suspicious when I see a string of five-star reviews that seem to have been written by the same person.
posted by pernoctalian on May 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Jesus Just Left Chicago, But Is There Room at the Inn?

Can we find a room in Chicago for $100/night? My wife, 14-year-old son, and I are flying there for the first week of April. We'll split time between one sister in the distant suburbs who has room for guests and one in the city who does not have room. The sister in the city suggested City Suites in the Belmont-Sheffield neighborhood where she lives, which sounds nice, but it's close to $200/night. Can we find two beds for under $100? [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Mar 13, 2008 - 18 answers

Where to stay and how much to pay on the West Coast?

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 - 14 answers

Wanted: life like Bob Newhart's

Any advice for a couple who are disillusioned with their jobs and want to become innkeepers? [more inside]
posted by parilous on Jul 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Random couches? A good idea for a young, adventurous couple?

Should my b/f and I attempt the couchsurfing experience for our upcoming roadtrip, or do you have any tips regarding the process? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jun 17, 2007 - 6 answers

hotel in san antonio for under $100

I need a hotel (or motel) for under $100 for June 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jun 6, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me find a Union Square hotel in SF for Memorial Day weekend

Hotels near Union Square in San Francisco that won't cost an arm and a leg? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 26, 2007 - 27 answers

Motel in Nebraska

Help me find a nice mom&pop motel on I-80 between North Platt and Grand Island, NE. This should be nice enough to not go "eww" at the bathroom, but less than $70. It'll be me, the mrs and three little ones.
posted by kc0dxh on Mar 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Why are there so many motels on Lincoln?

ChicagoFilter: Why are there so many motels on Lincon, ~north of Lawrence out to the city limits? You know, the pretty old ones with (mostly) neon signs. [more inside]
posted by rbs on Feb 10, 2007 - 12 answers

A checkout question.

What typically happens when your stuff is in a U.S. motel or hotel past checkout time? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Jan 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Creepy as in "Casper" hotel near NYC?

Looking for NYC-area hotels with stories of hauntings and/or assorted creepiness. Friends are coming to town this Friday 13th and are looking for some correspondingly creepy digs. [more inside]
posted by the jam on Oct 9, 2006 - 1 answer

Cheap hotel and meat on Christmas Eve

What are the cheapest h/motels near O'Hare in Chicago? Also, what are some restaraunts--open on Christmas Eve--in the area serving red meat? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Oct 3, 2006 - 11 answers

Cheap, decent hotel in north San Diego?

I'm new to north county San Diego, and have family coming to visit soon. Can anybody give me recommendations for a cheap - but not scary - hotel/motel? I haven't had any luck so far.
posted by moira on Oct 2, 2006 - 4 answers

NZ with kids - where to stay, what not to miss?

Me, my wife, and our 2 sons (3 and 6) need a peaceful, pleasant, and somewhat inexpensive place to stay for 3 days or so near Auckland, NZ. We will have a rental car. Got any suggestions? (Bonus - what's not to be missed with kids, 'round Auckland, Wellington, and Nelson areas?) [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Sep 25, 2006 - 10 answers

Where to sleep in Chicago?

Where should we stay in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by muddylemon on Aug 4, 2006 - 11 answers

Where to stay in Manteo / Nag's Head (NC)

Manteo / Nag's Head (NC) lodging - 10-ish minutes or less from Jockey's Ridge, lets us microwave/refrigerate our own veggie food, clean (mold-free, non-stinky) -- where can we stay for a minimalist hang-gliding-school weekend? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Looking for cheap motel listings on the internet.

Is there a good/great internet resource for small mom & pop motels? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Mar 26, 2006 - 4 answers

How to Vanquish Bedbug-Borne Phobias?

I was heavily bitten by bedbugs over the summer of 2005, and although they're gone, I've grown very anxious about the thought of ever becoming reinfested. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Cheap hotels in Vancouver?

Cheap motels/hotels in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Jan 23, 2006 - 13 answers

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