Hotel Reviews

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One Mile at a Time
Review: Aerotel Heathrow Terminal 3

I had a roughly seven hour layover at Heathrow, as I arrived shortly before 7AM, and departed shortly before 2PM. I knew I wanted to check out the British Airways... Read More

TravelUpdate
Review: AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residences

Background: I found this hotel as it was featured on a site that mentioned all the new hotel openings in Auckland. The Metropolis was built in 1999 as the tallest... Read More

TravelUpdate
Review: Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View

Background: This review is long overdue, but I stayed at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View almost a year ago. I had a Category 5 Certificate to use from my Marriott... Read More

Points From The Pacific
Review – Intercontinental Double Bay Sydney

A few weeks ago, I did an interview with Finder and decided to stay overnight beforehand. When looking at hotels, Marriott properties were priced well over $1000 for no... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Super COOL: Double Tree by Hilton Cluj City Center – Suite

Review einer Suite im Double Tree by Hilton Cluj ... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Las Alcobas Napa Valley

After two incredible nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, our next stop was Napa Valley for three nights, where we booked Las Alcobas, a Marriott Luxury... Read More

Travel Codex
First Impressions: Hyatt All Inclusive

Just returned from a family trip and want to share some initial thoughts. Not as exotic as some trips in the past, and rather boring flight wise, but we were able to fit... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

To kick off our eight nights in California we spent two nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. This is generally regarded as one of the top hotels in the area, and... Read More

Miles To Memories
Disney’s Yacht Club First Impressions: 3.5 Star Hotel Posing as Disney’s Best?

The Disney Yacht Club is perhaps one of the best located Walt Disney World hotels, however at times it doesn't feel nicer than a Holiday Inn in Wichita. Here are my... Read More

Family Flys Free
Review: Hotel Lilla Roberts Helsinki

I had an excellent stay at the Hotel Lilla Roberts in the heart of Helsinki during a two-day adventure in the Finnish capital. Here is my review of the property: The... Read More

TravelUpdate
Review: Penthouse Suite at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Over a year ago, I stumbled on an amazing rate that Extreme Hotel Deals posted on their site for the Penthouse Suite at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Bookable... Read More

Will Run For Miles
[Hotel Review] Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

It is best to visit Hawaii when you have the time to truly relax and enjoy this magical paradise! The post [Hotel Review] Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa appeared... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Kahala Hotel & Resort Honolulu (Suite)

It’s always a joy to return to the Kahala in Honolulu. While little has changed from my two prior reviews, I was upgraded to a beautiful suite during my recent... Read More

TravelUpdate
Review: Hotel Monaco Seattle

Recently, I have been spending some time in Seattle for work. So far, the only hotel I’ve experienced an a recurring basis is Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco, which... Read More

TravelUpdate
Food & Hotel Review (Finally): Wynn Las Vegas

HIGHLIGHTS: Wynn Las Vegas I am so, so thrilled to finally write a review of the Wynn Las Vegas. On my previous stay (free one from the Wynn Slots app) I was only in for... Read More

TravelUpdate
Hotels to Avoid: Kimpton Hotel Eventi, New York City

HIGHLIGHTS: Kimpton Hotel Eventi, New York City Highlights include the look and feel of the hotel and room – with its classy, intimate, and modern look, I really... Read More

The Points of Life
U Hotel Xintiandi: Decent for a Long Stay in Shanghai

After escaping the shakedown of Airbnb, I tried to find a serviced apartment. I had no luck finding anyone who wanted to take me in for three weeks. The post U Hotel... Read More

Family Flys Free
Review: Klaus K Hotel Helsinki Sky Loft

In October I spent two days exploring the Finnish capital, spending the first of my nights at the Klaus K Hotel Helsinki. Here's my review of the property: The post... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

For my two nights in Tokyo, I decided to spend them in style. The transition from SPG to Marriott Bonvoy produced a brief window to extract outsize value from the... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2

I had a quick overnight at Heathrow Airport, as I arrived shortly before 9PM, while my flight the next morning was before 7AM. I was lucky in the sense that both my... Read More

TravelUpdate
Are you kidding me? Mandatory Gala Dinner at a Cat-2, Four Points?!

What is a Mandatory Gala Dinner ? At best, it is a not-so-novel way for a hotel/resort to charge you an additional fee for staying with them over Christmas or New Year... Read More

Travel With Massi
Very british – Review The Academy London (SLH & World of Hyatt)

Durch die Partnerschaft mit Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) sind für Hyatt-Fans zahlreiche spannende Hotels in Europa hinzugekommen, darunter auch das The... Read More

Miles to Go
Marriott Off-Peak Awards Exists And Your Questions Answered!

What’s the deal with Marriott Bonvoy award pricing? If you haven’t heard, along with many of the other changes made to their loyalty program, came the... Read More

Your Mileage May Vary
How Hotels Try To Fake You Out To Get You To Make A Reservation (And How You Can Combat It)

Hotels are in the business of getting people to stay at their properties overnight. One way for them to do this is to present themselves in a way that makes them look as... Read More

The Points of Life
Airbnb Long-Term? Never Again: My Shanghai Experience

Airbnb Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. Prior to this Airbnb experience, I have only used Airbnb three times. The first time was when I moved to... Read More

TravelUpdate
A happy medium between luxury and hip: Aloft Philadelphia Downtown Review

My first visit to Philadelphia in 2016, was a 6 hour layover where I scrapped time for the Liberty Bell and a pint at a local brewery. That layover activity had me... Read More

TravelUpdate
Hotels to Avoid: Four Points Sheraton San Rafael Marin County, California

HIGHLIGHTS: Four Points Sheraton San Rafael Marin County, California This hotel was a step up from your basic Four Points, with a very large lobby, local brews bar, and... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Review: The Venetian Las Vegas Is An Aging Icon On The Strip

While a decent stay overall, the suites at the Venetian Las Vegas are massive but starting to show their age, especially compared to the competition. Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
NEVER again: Park Hyatt Peking – Suite

Review meiner Suite im Park Hyatt Peking ... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Grand Hyatt Istanbul

I’ve stayed at the other Hyatt properties in Istanbul, so I decided to try out the Grand Hyatt during my last visit. It proved to be a great two-night stay.... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
BEGEISTERT: Waldorf Astoria Peking – Corner Studio View

Review eines Corner Studios mit View im Waldorf Astoria Peking ... Read More

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