Hotel Reviews

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Review: Hilton London Gatwick Airport

We all know that having a flight very early in the morning isn’t great, so it is no wonder why so many travellers decide to spend a little bit extra money and stay... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

I was recently in London for two non-consecutive nights as a bookend to a trip to Scotland, and saw this as a perfect opportunity to try two chain-standard hotels that... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: The Blue Palace Resort and Spa, Crete, Greece.

The Blue Palace Resort and Spa on the island of Crete in Greece is a beautiful location. The resort is built in the hills above a small fishing village, facing a bay in... Read More

Miles from Blighty
REVIEW: Signature at MGM Grand, Las Vegas

A recent stay at the Signature at MGM Grand, booked through Amex Travel, was great. Good for plane spotters too. The post REVIEW: Signature at MGM Grand, Las Vegas... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Review

As one of the first resorts in Orlando, Florida outside of the Disney properties, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort was an extreme pleasure to stay at. With 815... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Park Hyatt Hangzhou

Confession: when flying to Bangkok last month I chose to connect in Hangzhou just to spend a night in this new Park Hyatt property. It did not disappoint.... Read More

Miles from Blighty
REVIEW: Hyatt Regency, Amsterdam

The latest Hyatt property to open in Europe is the Hyatt Regency Amsterdam. A little distant from the centre for my tastes, it does however another option for Hyatt... Read More

Points With a Crew
Grand Wailea Maui Review

The famous Grand Wailea is a popular resort in Maui, but my feeling for it is mixed. Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Review: Hyatt Regency Belgrad

Hyatt ist schon meine Lieblingsmarke. Das Hyatt Regency in Belgrad liebe ich. Ein echter Hyatt Globalist Himmel ... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Shangri-La Paris

Paris s a city with a lot of top notch luxury hotels, though they come at a steep cost. The good news for points enthusiasts is that there are some great points... Read More

Will Run For Miles
Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris Vendome

I Got Vendomed and I Liked It. Yes, it is luxurious, and no, I don't need to always stay at elegant first-class destination hotels, but hey, it sure is nice once in a... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Dining At Aman Sveti Stefan

I've never been to an Aman that didn't delight in the food department, and this property was no exception. Breakfast and lunch were served at the piazza, located towards... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Hotel St. Marie New Orleans

We broke our journey to Gulf Shores with two nights in New Orleans’ French Quarter.  The Big Easy features a ridiculous number of hotels, so picking one took... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Aman Sveti Stefan Montenegro

Aman is my favorite hotel group in the world. They have just a few dozen properties around the globe, and all the ones I've been to have been spectacular. While everyone... Read More

Park Hyatt Milan: Let Me Live Here, Please

Everyone talks about traveling off the beaten path. Sometimes, it's nice to get off of that and get back on the red carpet. After my stay at the Insane Asylum, I was... Read More

Mommy Points
Deciding Between Hyatt Lost Pines or Hyatt Hill Country Resorts

I don’t like deciding between two destinations as I think if you have narrowed the whole wide world down to two spots, odds are they are probably both worth... Read More

Running with Miles
Hotel Review: Hyatt at the Bellevue

Last month, we stayed at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia for our anniversary. Here is my review of the hotel. The post Hotel Review: Hyatt at the Bellevue... Read More

Pizza in Motion
A (Somewhat Pricey) Shortcut To IHG Hotels Elite Status

It seems there are less loopholes available today than when I first got into this hobby 15 years ago. I hear from so many folks who value miles, points and elite status... Read More

Agritourism in Sicily: The Insane Asylum Accommodation

Welcome to the insane asylum. That is the only way to describe Casale Poggio del tiglio – Catania 4584, an agritourism accommodation at the base of Mt. Etna.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Hotel Renew Waikiki, Honolulu

I recently went to Hawaii for the first time on vacation. The flights I booked required me to overnight on Oahu on my way to Maui. I didn't know much about the hotel... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Hotel Review: W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills

The W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills is a SPG Category 6 property meaning free night awards start at 20,000 Starpoints per night. You can find decent... Read More

Four Points Catania, Sicily: The Porn Suite

The hotel is far from the city center. After a day of visiting the center where I ate way too much and was overwhelmed by the crowds, I'd say that's a good thing. The... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Paradisus Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resort, Dominican Republic

There are two Paradisus Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic so make sure you are booking the correct one. This review is for the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort and... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: St. Regis New York

I reviewed the St. Regis New York back in 2014, when the hotel's public facilities were still being renovated. While I had stayed at the St. Regis before, Ford hadn't,... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Conrad Bangkok Lounge: Unnecessarily Formal Attire

The Conrad Bangkok offers an executive lounge for their Gold and Diamond guests as well as those paying for premium access and suites. In the morning it offers an... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Video Review: Four Points by Sheraton Kolasin Montenegro

Video Review einer Junior Suite im Four Points by Sheraton Kolasin. Ein nettes neues Four Points in einem wunderschönen Land ... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Review: Four Points by Sheraton Kolasin Montenegro

Review einer Suite im neuen Four Points by Sheraton Kolasin. Endlich ein neues SPG Hotel am Balkan ... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
The Peninsula Hong Kong Review

My series about The Peninsula in Hong Kong finally comes to a close with a review of my room, the hotel property, and the breakfast buffet. Check it out because the... Read More

Mercure Palermo Excelsior City: Should’ve Stayed At Ibis

After a nice stay at the Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli, I decided to sample a Mercure hotel, another brand in the Accor portfolio. The Mercure Palermo Excelsior City is a... Read More

Points With a Crew
Hilton Garden Inn Cusco review

Here is my hotel review of the Hilton Garden Inn Cusco. It is a fairly inexpensive points hotel on the northern outreaches of Cusco. Find out how we ... Read More

Travel Codex
Tiny Hotel Room and More Exploring Turin Italy

On a recent business trip to Italy, some local colleagues made hotel arrangements for me. While I appreciate the assistance, I usually prefer to book my own hotels,... Read More