Hotel Reviews

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Hotel Review: Element Miami Doral

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
A Tale of Two Waldorf-Astoria Hotels

On a trip to Key West, Florida we tried a pair of Waldorf-Astoria properties and the two couldn’t have been more different. One had great grounds but terrible... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
I Challenge You To Identify This Hotel Brand

We stayed at a hotel that was so far off brand that we checked out before our luggage arrived from the bell staff. Without cheating, can you identify this bad hotel... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Geht besser: Sheraton Grand Krakau – Deluxe Suite

Review meiner Deluxe Suite im Sheraton Grand Krakau ... Read More

Miles To Memories
Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Does this Hotel Live Up to It’s Brand Name or Justify it’s Steep Price?

Review: The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Overview The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman is a 144 acre resort in Grand Cayman and one of a select few with a 5 star rating. The... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
Comfort Hotel Vesterbro Copenhagen review

Comfort Hotel Vesterbro Copenhagen is one of two Nordic Choice Hotels in central Copenhagen and within about 5 minutes walk of Central Station and the airport train. The... Read More

Points With a Crew
IHG Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver review

If you're staying in Downtown Denver, you might want to consider the Hotel Monaco Kimpton (now part of IHG). But if you do stay here after this review, make sure not to... Read More

Mommy Points
Inside the New Andaz Costa Rica Beach House

The Andaz Costa Rica is one of the best hotel redemption values in the world at just 15,000 World of Hyatt points per night for a world-class resort. The property... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Checking In: I don’t think I’m going back to the Hyatt Regency Sydney

My room was nice. The staff was lovely. The location was pretty darn good. And yet I'm not expecting that I'll return to the Hyatt Regency Sydney. Why? After three... Read More

Mommy Points
Has Kimpton Kept Its Charm: Review of Hotel Monaco Denver

Kimpton is now fully integrated into the IHG Rewards program, so has Kimpton kept what made it cool and charming now that it is fully in the IHG family? A recent stay at... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
A Peek Inside the Chairman Suite – Park Hyatt Beijing

The Park Hyatt Beijing is one of our favorite Hyatt properties for their attention to details, elegant rooms and their extravagant breakfast. During a past stay a... Read More

Miles To Memories
Aloft Detroit Review – A Gorgeous Building with a Prime Location

The Aloft Detroit blends perfectly with the beautiful, historic David Whitney Building. And the location can not be beat! The post Aloft Detroit Review – A... Read More

Running with Miles
Review: Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport – The VIP Suite with a Runway View

The Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport hotel is THE hotel for convenience for travelers in and out of the airport. This is because it is located inside of the... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Hyatt Regency Kiev

I had never been to Kiev before, and unfortunately due to the last minute change to my trip, I'd only have one night in the city (originally I had two nights there, and... Read More

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino: A Typical Conference Hotel

This is a typical Sheraton convention hotel with a huge lobby and a full-service bar for complaining about why your boss sent you to a tropical island to do work. ... Read More

Heels First Travel
Boise Idaho Hotels: Hyatt Place Boise Downtown Review

For my Memorial Day trip to Idaho I wound up spending all four nights at the Boise Hyatt Place Downtown. Since there were not any affordable Airbnb rentals out in wine... Read More

The Reward Boss
Golebiewski Hotel MIKOLAJKI – Nostalgic Lake Resort in Poland

Poland? In the winter? “What? Umm, no thanks,” might be the answer I'd expect from most people. With a free stay at a resort soon to expire, we booked our... Read More

Michael W Travels
Hotel Review: The Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia

The Michael W Travels family recently stayed at the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia thanks to an IHG Anniversary Free Night. When we checked in, I gave the Kimpton Social... Read More

Review: Water Villa at Conrad Maldives

The Conrad Maldives includes two options available for points award redemptions which are the Beach Villa (BV) and Water Villa (WV). While better villas are available... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
What Makes A Great Hotel Room? It’s All About The Details

Have you ever thought about what actually affects your hotel stays? For me, small details often add up a lot more than extravagant indulgences. Given how much I travel... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Which Hyatt in Germany is Best?

There are seven Hyatt hotels in Germany. Which one is best? The seven properties include: Hyatt Regency Cologne Grand Hyatt Berlin Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf Hyatt Regency... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Hyatt Regency Mainz

There is no Hyatt I stay at more than this hotel. Over the years, I have come to consider this hotel a second home and the staff part of my extended German family.... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Tokyo

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is an iconic five-star hotel located high in the sky! Made famous in part from the movie Lost in Translation, the luxury property offers amazing... Read More

Hotel Review: Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf (Suite)

In my review of the Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf yesterday, I mentioned I received a suite upgrade on my final evening. A Regency Suite King will be the focus of this... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Four Seasons Desroches Island

As I wrote about a couple of installments back, we were spending a total of eight nights in the Seychelles. We spent our first three nights on the island of Mahe at the... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is a perfect city for a long weekend trip. The three days spent in this charming capital of North Rhine-Westphalia were marvelous. They were also... Read More

Mommy Points
Hyatt Union Square New York Review: Inviting Hotel Below 14th Street

If you want to experience New York City in a real and authentic way, consider staying below 14th Street where the real magic of the city happens. There you will find the... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Hyatt Regency Cologne

The Hyatt Regency in Cologne (Köln) Germany was one of the most disappointing Hyatts I have ever stayed in. Oh, it wasn’t without many redeeming qualities,... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
A Park Hyatt Local Gem Right Here in the US – My Visit to the Park Hyatt Aviara

Sometimes hotel gems are half-way around the world from where you live, and sometimes they can be in your own backyard. Maybe you’ve had the same experience... Read More

God Save The Points
Review: Hyatt Regency LAX – Los Angeles, California…

The Verdict10 Minutes Or Less To LAX Terminals.Excellent Charging Ports In Rooms.Stylish Design, Especially For Airport Hotel.Great Food. 88%The Final VerdictGetting... Read More