Last minute, have to be in Sarasota, FL on Saturday night. I'm looking for an cheap, independent beach hotel to stay at. Mom and pop places are fine and welcome. Doesn't have to be right on beach, can deal with a few blocks away. Under $70 a night would be fantastic. Thanks.
I am a poor planner and need a hotel room tonight in New Jersey, but I'll be driving most of the day. Metafilter, will you please find me a hotel room? [more inside]
Road Trip AUS - usually when I roadtrip (in the US), I'll just stop for the day when; somewhere particularly nice turns up; I'm tired and reach the next motel. Is this style of roadtripping possible in AUS? From the research I've done so far, I'm not too sure, and I'm concerned about hassles involving pre-booking hotels to ensure a place to stay each night: for me, in a roadtrip, I'm looking for the freedom of not having to make daily schedules. [more inside]
Asking for a friend. Please give me any anecdotes or information regarding owning or running a small motel (ten rooms or fewer). I'd like to buy and manage a motel as a business venture. The location would presumably be on the way to a popular national park. Anyone with any experience like that? Thanks!
I'm probably going to get to go to a conference in DC in early May. The conference is at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill at 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW. Where should I stay? (Hotel block rate a little above what I hope to pay.) [more inside]
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]
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!
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?
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.
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.
We were falsely accused of a damage claim at a motel far from our home. What are our options? [more inside]
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]
Looking for 2 film-shoot locations anywhere in southern Ontario: an old (ideally, abandoned) drive-in theater and a small shabby motel.
Hostel Detroit is sold out the weekend we are planning to go; help me find another cheap but awesome place to stay. [more inside]
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]
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]
An urgent question for a friend: your favorite survival tips for an awful hotel/motel? [more inside]
Cheesy honeymoon-type motels / hotels / resorts in New York State for same-sex couple? [more inside]
How should we address an incident of price gouging at the motel we're staying at? (Longish, despicable details below). [more inside]
I'm looking for a cheap, decent hotel/motel in the Hershey/Harrisburg around Halloween. [more inside]
Where is a good, inexpensive place for a spur of the moment trip to New Orleans this Saturday? [more inside]
Need advice on motels or hotels near Mills College in Oakland, CA. [more inside]
What cool places (that can occupy 15-30+ people) can I rent in the United States or Canada (similar to Shady Dell)? [more inside]
Toronto MeFites: can you help us find inexpensive lodging/camping? [more inside]
Recommend a place to stay - tonight! - on the Michigan lakeshore. [more inside]
Can my husband sneak the dog into a motel, or is that just a recipe for disaster? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Which songs use the lyric "Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn?" [more inside]
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.
Recommend a decent motel in Burlington, Vt, and the coolest restaurants in town? [more inside]
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]
Where is this amazing round motel featured in an old issue of LIFE? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
Any advice for a couple who are disillusioned with their jobs and want to become innkeepers? [more inside]
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]
I need a hotel (or motel) for under $100 for June 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas. [more inside]
Hotels near Union Square in San Francisco that won't cost an arm and a leg? [more inside]
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.
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]
What typically happens when your stuff is in a U.S. motel or hotel past checkout time? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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