Looking at this is like taking a mini-trip around the country. The pictures show off our glorious state parks, aquariums and beaches, our love of amusement parks and sporting events, our University pride, and of course, our love of Disney.
During California’s gold rush it was common for guests to walk into a hotel, plunk down some gold and pay for the room. Nowadays credit cards have replaced gold (and are preferred over cash), but there’s still one hotel you can stay at in exchange for the shiny stuff.
There was also a serene view out over the bay, and the window offered a great vantage point for watching the incoming flights land.
As the seventh busiest airport in America, San Francisco International Airport is a primary gateway for Asia Pacific travelers. When passing through the airport sometimes it is necessary to stay the night before heading onwards, and there are no hotels attached to the terminals yet (although a Grand Hyatt accessible by Air Tran is slated […]
The property used to be a boutique hotel called the Le Rivage, which was built in 2008 to the tune of $28 million. About 3 years ago Starwood took over the hotel and renovated it to turn it into a Westin.
While I’m not sure how many of those suites the property has (I’m guessing it is just two), it seemed backwards to me.
The Triada Palm Springs hotel is a Marriott Autograph Collection property that just finished getting renovated at the end of 2014. The Marriott Category 7 property (requiring 35,000 Marriott Rewards points for a free night) has two pools, whirlpool, fitness center, restaurant, lounge, and pool bar.
A Frequent Traveler University event is an opportunity to learn more about “this great hobby of traveling”. The truth is that just like with every skill or hobby, the more knowledge you have the better you get. A Frequent Traveler University is a crash course where you get a ton of information that it would take you quite long time to learn otherwise.
Most Hilton Garden Inn’s aren’t my first choice when it comes to hotels. The Hilton Garden Inn Napa is a pleasant exception though. Good To Go+ Breakfast was delicious, especially the crepes + Customer service was helpful and guest oriented + Room was large, clean and comfortableGood To Know- Air conditioning panel thumped against the […]
Doors that slam by themselves, lights that flicker and turn off, bone-chilling breezes, creaky rocking chairs and the sound of cackling laughter echoing in an empty room. Some guests get more than they bargain for at some “unique” hotels. Here are some of the most haunted hotels in California, along with links in case you’d […]
Because of an early flight out the next morning, I made a King Room reservation for just one night at the Four Points Sheraton Sacramento Airport. The hotel is only 3 miles from the airport, and even though I had a rental car they offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Parking is […]
During the winter months, the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe offers ski-in/ski-out access to the Northstar ski resort. During the summer, the resort has hiking, biking, stargazing, and even a “S’moreologist” at the fire pit. The resort has 170 rooms and suites, and the sixth (top) floor is occupied by the residences. The rates in the summer […]
For a long weekend in wine country, I wanted a perfect jumping off point. I decided to try out the Andaz Napa hotel, which is located in the west end district. Lots of restaurants are nearby and there are over 15 tasting rooms within walking distance. Oxbow Public Market, a foodie’s delight is less than a half mile away. […]