Archive: Hotels

Oahu, Hawaii: Where to Stay

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  18 Comments

The island of Oahu is a popular destination in Hawaii, and with several distinct “regions” including Waikiki Beach, the North Shore, Ko Olina, and more, you might be wondering where you should stay in Oahu if you’re planning a trip. In this post, we’ll provide some insight into our favorite places, and also compare hotels […]

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Where to Stay in Kyoto, Japan

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  16 Comments

Choosing the right hotel, ryokan, or other place to stay in Kyoto is important—not from the perspective of having a comfortable bed and the most high-tech toilet (although having the right temperature of heated seat is important), but primarily due to location. No matter how long you’re staying in Kyoto, you will not have enough […]

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Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Review

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  4 Comments

The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is a five-star luxury hotel in Switzerland, offering views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. It’s won myriad awards and accolades, and is a stunning example of Belle-Époque architecture worthy of its “palace” moniker. This review of Fairmont Le Montreux Palace features room photos, our thoughts on whether it’s […]

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Review

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  3 Comments

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is not a very nice hotel. To be fair, we knew this going in, and the accommodations were priced accordingly. This Fairmont review features my thoughts on staying here, room photos, and more. Note that this is one of three Fairmont hotels in the Canadian Rockies; we’ve already separately reviewed […]

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El Tovar Hotel Review

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  9 Comments

El Tovar Hotel is the iconic Grand Canyon National Park lodge that is located directly on the South Rim. This review features room photos, thoughts on whether staying here is worth the money, and more. I won’t bury the lede: if you have the means, El Tovar is unquestionably where you should stay when visiting […]

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Cabana Bay Beach Resort Photo Tour

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  18 Comments

Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the newest hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, and is the cheapest on-property hotel at Universal occupying the value/moderate price tier. After spending the day enjoying Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, I recently wandered over to the Cabana Bay, which is about a 10 minute walk from Islands of […]

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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Review

Posted on Nov 22, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  8 Comments

Fairmont Banff Springs is a hotel in a castle. That’s right: a castle. I don’t know what more I need to write in this review. If you have a pulse, at some point in your life, you have wanted to live in a castle. Well, here’s your chance…at least for a night or two. Okay, […]

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Park Hyatt Tokyo Review

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  6 Comments

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is located in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan. It’s one of the nicest hotels in Tokyo, and one of the most famous hotels in the world due to its prominence in Lost in Translation, a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray. In this review, we’ll feature room photos of the Park […]

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Lake McDonald Lodge Review

Posted on Feb 8, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  10 Comments

This post reviews Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, featuring photos of the rooms, common areas, and a look at the view and location. Like Many Glacier Hotel that I reviewed previously, the main selling point of this lodge is the location. Not only is it conveniently located inside Glacier National Park, but it’s […]

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Many Glacier Hotel Review

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  4 Comments

This post reviews Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, featuring photos of the rooms, common areas, restaurants, and a look at the view and location. Speaking of location, you know what, if the photo above doesn’t sell you on Many Glacier Hotel, there’s nothing I can write that will, so I’m going to devote […]

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