United States Journals

Coast to Coast

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A travel journal to United States by Cat19

Bellagio Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: I have visited the East and West coasts of the USA but so fa nothing inbetween. This journals details hotels I have stayed in on boths ides of the country, plus a sneaky one from Las Vegas.

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

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Hotel | "High Tea and Rose Petals"

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Photo, San Francisco, California
Quote:
The first six days of a certain US trip were to be spent in San Francisco. I was looking for somewhere special to stay not least because one of these days was to be my wedding day. There are a handful of five star hotels in San Francisco but the Ritz Carlton is one of the highest rated, has just had a $12.5m refurbishment and I think I was won over by the impressive white façade complete with roman pillars.Booking, prices and pre-stay=============================We did not book the hotel directly ourselves but rather this was part of a Kuoni holiday. I have to admit I am not sure exactly what rate we got but it was somewhere between £200 and £250 per night. I felt that th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 25, 2009

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
600 Stockton Street
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 296-7465

Bellagio

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Hotel | "Dancing Fountains"

Bellagio Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
Quote:
For me only the Bellagio would do once we had decided to visit Las Vegas as part of our honeymoon. The hotel featured in the Oceans’ 11 film which I loved and I was particularly looking forward to seeing the famous water fountain show.The hotel is located roughly half way along the main Strip area and is beautiful to look at from the outside. It is set back from the street and the front of the building gently curves around the imitation Lake Como. Providing it is not too windy, from 3pm in the afternoon the fountain show runs every fifteen minutes making for excellent photo opportunities and selling lots of postcards.We booked via a travel agents a few months in advance, we ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 11, 2009

Bellagio
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 693-7111

Grafton on Sunset

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Hotel | "Hip and Chic on Sunset Strip"

Quote:
I had probably heard more bad things about Los Angeles than good so it was with some trepidation that we decided to spend the final three nights of our honeymoon in the city of angels. Furthermore, after having spent the rest of the trip being pampered and pandered to in some of the best five star hotels in the places we visited, this time we decided to try something a bit different.The Grafton on Sunset is certainly not down-market; in fact it is a boutique four-star hotel. However the other hotels we stayed in on honeymoon were elegant, sophisticated and definitely very grown up, whereas this one came across as being younger, funkier and situated in a location known for its nightlife, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 11, 2009

Grafton on Sunset
8462 West Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, California 90069
323-654-4600

Radisson Hotel Boston

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Hotel | "Down to Earth with a Bump"

Quote:
The Radisson was rated as a 3½ star on Expedia, it had a good feedback rating from past clients both on expedia and on "www.tripadvisor.com", the rate was $192 (GBP 100 approx at the time) a night and so I went ahead and booked.Location and arrival~~~Boston is a small city and one would have to be quite unlucky to find oneself in a hotel in an inconvenient location for this reason. So, we were perfectly happy with the central location of this hotel. Also it was only about a twenty minute taxi ride from the airport and that cost $25 with a tip.The hotel is a rather ugly concrete building, although I would not go so far as to say it created a bad impression as I don’t...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 25, 2009

Radisson Hotel Boston
200 Stuart Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 482-1800

The New York Palace

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Hotel | "Palatial Palace"

Quote:
A few years ago, I worked for a Swiss bank and it was necessary for me to make frequent business trips to Zurich and New York. Whenever I as in New York, I tried to get a room in the New York Palace Hotel and fortunately most of the time I was successful. So this is a hotel I have stayed at on many occasions. By and large, my experiences were very similar each time; I always stayed in the same standard of room and I always received the same standard of service from the staff.The New York Palace, or the Palace as I call it, it takes up the entire block between Madison and Park Avenues and 50th and 51st street, i.e. midtown Manhattan. I think this is a perfect location for any visitor as...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2009

The New York Palace
455 MADISON AVENUE AT 50TH ST
New York, New York 10022
212 888 7000

Charles Street Inn

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Hotel | "Vintage B&B￿"

Quote:
It is a relatively small hop from Bermuda to the US east coast and another bout of "rock fever" as the desire to escape the island is commonly known, led us to Boston for the second time in as many months. On the previous trip we had stayed at one of the large chain hotels and found it to be a wholly unsatisfactory experience and so this time wanted something a little different.We walked past the Charles Street Inn during that last trip and decided there and then that next time we visited Boston this would be the place we would stay. It looked gorgeously quaint and seemed to offer such a different experience to the one available with a large chain hotel. We went inside and picked up a leaf...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 10, 2009

Charles Street Inn
94 Charles Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
(877) 772-8900