This hotel is a great place to stay while in Washington DC. It is in a very safe, quiet residential neighborhood, which seems unexpected in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. It was a bit hard to park. There was not a single spot on the street. I got caught in the middle of a huge traffic jam in parking lot/valet area. You're probably better off valet parking it for a pretty hefty charge. The room was fabulous-very spacious, with a great colonial feel.
I was treated with respect and trust when I showed up at Chapman VW. Many other dealers were reluctant to help me because I look young. The salespeople were very helpful in working out a deal that would suit me and finding the right model. They also let me take the car for a spin on my own, and even encouraged me to take it while we ate dinner and made our decision. The only negative was the finance department, who were a bit standoffish.
The Amara Resort is a wonderful place to stay during your visit to Sedona. We found that the close proximity to town was very convenient. Although the trek up the hill into town is quite a workout, it makes the resort feel like it is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of touristy, uptown Sedona. The rooms are tastefully decorated in a modern style that adds to the peaceful feeling of the hotel. Everything was very clean. We had a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to go back.
The Manor is a very classy place to get married. The grounds and gardens are just beatiful, as are the many rooms that you can chooose from to rent out for weddings and special events. However, a few weddings are done every day, which takes away from the ambiance of the place. The food was amazing, especially appetizers and desserts.
Conner's is a great place to stop while on vacation to pick up whatever you need. It's never too crowded, lines are short and parking is ample. They have everything larger groceries carry, a deli counter, souveniers, beach stuff, etc, and are always friendly. The only gripe I have about Conners is that they do not have a very good selection of fruits and vegetables.
Orange Blossom has been around since I was a kid. Although the ownership has changed, the baked goods are just as yummy, and it still has that very homey feel. There's usually an old dog on the spacious porch to greet you. They make great cakes to order, and will decorate however you want. Their apple-uglies are delicious, but they sometimes sell out so you have to get there early.
I didnt think that this hotel was nearly as nice as it should be for the price. The suite was nice, but it was a far walk to get anywhere else at the hotel- especially the water park. We also found that the staff was not friendly at all. The concierge could not recommend anything nice to do in Phoenix at all. The restaurants all close fairly early, and the place seemed dead. There were barely any other guests around at all. On the plus side, the pool bar has some great cocktails.
This casino and hotel was exactly what I expected the old Las Vegas casinos to be like. It was tastefully done and the service was fabulous. There was even a bellhop on Freemont Street opening the door for guests. The service and atmosphere are exactly what the monster hotels on the strips lack. Some of the other hotels and casinos on Freemont Street seemed like they were past their prime, but the Golden Nugget is a tasteful reminder of Las Vegas' swanky past.
This motel is very reasonable. We paid less than $40 for our room. Check their website for special rates. The room was very clean, and even had cable TV with HBO. On the downside beds were a little bit small. There was a nice pool outside, with lots of families and kids swimming. It was a great place to stay on our trip, and definitely a bargain.
We got a good deal on the room via Hotwire, but I still did not think it was worth the money. Everywhere we went was crowded and way too expensive. Every time we got in the elevator it was packed and awkward. The pool was too crowded to even enjoy- kids splashing and people talking loudly. The suite was really nice and clean, but overall we didnt think it was worth the money we paid to feel like we were just another of their 4,000 guests.
PROS: Nice room
CONS: Pricey, crowded