Hotel Reviews Posts

The Le Meridien Angkor, my home base in Siem Reap

Cambodia has been a place I've long wanted to visit, so it was exciting to finally be here!  Since my plans had changed somewhat, and was traveling alone, I opted to be a little more frugal and stay at the Le Meridien.  Its a plenty nice hotel, but I couldn't really justify the splurge on ...

Quality Hotel Nova Domus - Rome Italy - Review

On a recent trip to Rome, I stayed at the Quality Hotel Nova Domus near the Vatican. To book the hotel I transferred points from my Membership Rewards account to Choice Hotels and booked the room using Choice Privilege points. Choice Privilege points tend to me my favorite hotel currency when ...

My time in Kuala Lumpur and at the Le Meridien

I really enjoy Southeast Asia, and Kuala Lumpur is a favorite destination there.  I was excited to have a little more time to explore and eat in this fun city.  And gawk at the Petronas Towers...

Moon over the Petronas Towers
My time in Kuala Lumpur (KL) was just a bonus ...
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The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, a Review of Paradise in Costa Rica

My wife and I recently visited the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica.  It is a lovely new hotel in a beautiful part of the world.  Here is my review.

The reception area of the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo.  Photo credit: Hyatt.com
 
It's already been almost ...
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Review: Park Hyatt Vienna


Vienna is a stately city rich with majestic architecture, an erudite culture, and a regal sense of style. In the center of the old city, replete with cobblestone walkways, horse drawn carriages, and glistening statues of historical luminaries, a new Park Hyatt hotel has opened on the site of a ...
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The Concourse Hotel at LAX: Frequently Asked Questions

 
There seems to be some questions about The Concourse Hotel at LAX here and elsewhere.  In addition to answering a few of those, I stayed there again recently and have some more information to share.  

LAX sign near hotel via Flickr Creative Commons ...

The Concourse Hotel at LAX, now a Hyatt Affiliate

The Radisson at LAX airport has recently been rebranded as The Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles Airport and will eventually fall under the Hyatt flag. This property was originally built in the 1960s as a Hyatt and has been rebranded a few times.  

Nighttime view from the Concourse ...
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Omni Houston Hotel - Hotel Review

A couple of weeks ago, I had to make a quick trip to Houston to attend a full-day continuing education conference, which would be held at the Omni Hotel Houston in the Galleria area.  Normally I'm a Hilton guy, but given that I probably wouldn't be getting in to Houston until late in the ...

Hotel Review: Hilton San Francisco Union Square

The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is a great hotel and I would definitely recommend it to anyone needing a hotel near the downtown area.  The Hilton Union Square is located at 333 O’Farrell Street at the intersection of O’Farrell and Taylor Street.  The hotel is actually ...
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A stay at the Ko-Sa Beach Resort, Cape Coast, Ghana

We had a long, but fun road trip from Accra, and we finally made it to our destination and the site of the wedding, the Ko-Sa Beach resort.  This is unlike any other beach resort I've been to, much more simple but perfectly nice, and rooms are less than $70 per night even for their best rooms. ...

The Le Meridien Vienna - Star to Spain

This trip was primarily intended to go Spain, but I was happy to explore some new places even for a short stay.  We ended up book ending this trip with some short overnights in some major capitals, Zurich, Madrid and now Vienna.

The sitting room in our Executive Suite at Le Meridien ...

The Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville- Star to Spain

After our time in Málaga and Granada, our last stop on our trip in Andalusia was in Seville.  Here we let a hotel promotion help guide our destination planning to some extent.  I had some free SPG nights to use, so we tried to maximize this redemption. ...

Hilton London Heathrow T4

Airport Hotels: meet the basic travelers need and get them on their way without any extra thrills. This has been my experience with most hotels located within any airport vicinity and this is the case with the Hilton at London Heathrow T4. The airport is comfortable with small rooms, offering basic ...

Taba Heights Marriott Resort, Red Sea Egypt

Less than 30 minutes from the border of Israel, lays a village built from the ground up to support Red Sea tourism from around the world. The small village of Taba, Egypt lays inland from the sea. Although the area the tourists see is rarely the city itself but instead tourist flock to Taba Heights, ...
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Hotel Review: Hilton Bentley Miami Beach

The Hilton Bentley Miami Beach is located in South Beach at the intersection of Ocean Drive and 1st Street.  If you have never visited Miami Beach, let me give you a little orientation.  Miami Beach is located about seven miles east of Miami proper and is connected to the mainland via ...

Relaxing in Dahab Egypt & The Dahab Hilton Resort

In a small Bedouin fishing village, just 80km north of the bustling resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt lies some of the best scuba diving in Egypt and on the Red Sea. The town of Dahab is still extremely small and quaint, yet offers hotels for every type of traveler. The small fishing village ...
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Comfort Hotel Rome Fiumicino Review

After a long delay on my Alitalia flight from Frankfurt to Rome the only thing I truly wanted to do was sleep and thankfully my hotel was close to the airport. I had chosen to stay at the Comfort Hotel Rome Fiumicino due to its location and its Choice Privilege low rate of only 8,000 points a night. ...
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DoubleTree Suites; Lexington Kentucky

As I travel around the country for work, DoubleTree Suites are quickly becoming some of my favorite Hilton properties to stay at. And in the case of my most recent trip to Lexington, Kentucky, the DoubleTree Suites lived up to my past experiences and I was delighted with my entire stay.
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Hotel Review: Fairmont Singapore


The Fairmont Singapore is a beautiful hotel located in the heart of Singapore.  Located in the Central Business District, the Fairmont Singapore is close to City Hall, Marina Bay, Orchard Road and other attractions.  There are plenty of shopping and dining options nearby and it is ...