Hotels In Travel

April 30, 2009

Comfortable Cheap London Hotels

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 3:09 am

London is one of the favorite tourist destinations of the world. The historical city invites tourists to visit many historical sites that are in abundance in the city. If you are visiting London, and you are history enthusiasts, there are a few hotels in London that are quite similar to houses in Dickens stories.

There is a lot of discount hotels in London. These hotels offer reasonable bed and breakfast and are situated in all the London Districts. You will have to choose from your point as to which hotel will serve your purpose and comfort.

The cheap London hotels are comfortable without having any frills or overhead expenditures. They offer some of the cheapest accommodation in London. One location to find such hotels is the district of the Kings Cross or St Pancras. Locations like Paddington, Victoria and Earls Court all have reasonable bed and breakfast places. They are clean and do not make a dent on your savings.

The scene of cheap London hotels is not limited to bed and breakfast places only. The choice is yours; if your budget allows it you can get a bargain in the main stream hotels. The only thing is that you have to do researching for it. There are areas like Bayswater, Paddington and Kensington where the majority of tourists come during the weekend. During mid week there are many discount deals going on in London Hotels located there.

There are quite a few business districts in London city like the Soukwark, Count Hall and Euston. Here during the week time there are many visitors visiting for their business, however during the weekend these hotels are not so full and so if you look properly you can find a good bargain for yourself.

On the northern corner of Hyde Park there is Bayswater which is packed and full of budget hotels having services suitable to this sector of tourist. However, as it is a major tourist attraction during midweek you will find rates cheaper than the weekend. A comfortable hotel in this area is the Blakemore Hotel.

To stay in Paddington will be very comfortable as the Paddington station is here and it links to the Heathrow Express link. As it has first-rate transport connections you can make it your base and explore the city from this place. Cheap London hotels can be found here too. The rates are competitive and quite cheap compared to Oxford Street and West end which are quite nearby. It is the central place from where to explore the city and gives good value for your money.

Victoria is a location which cannot be beaten; it has many important tourists’ sites like the Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and London Eye very close to it. It is very well connected to the airport as well as other parts of the city. You will find much cheap bed and breakfast type of hotels behind the station, though there are not many with variable quality. There is a limited supply of 3 and 4 star hotels in this area. The cheap hotel London in this area will not disappoint you for sure.

April 24, 2009

Cheap Hotels in Omaha – Finding Deals on the Web Vs on the Phone

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 3:07 am

If you happen to see a great deal on a hotel booking site, such as hotels.com, it is likely that that hotel booking site gave you the hotel deal not because it is such a special site, but because it has better relations with that hotel than other websites. I’ll give you guys an example…

Magnolia Hotel, the first hotel you see in the search results of hotels.com for the Omaha area, at the time this article was written, has a deal for $104.30 per night for a stay between May 19th and May 21st. Orbitz had the second lowest price, $139.69, clearly a lot more than what hotels.com has. I called the Magnolia and was quotes a really high price, $159. I kindly asked, “Is that the lowest you can go?” I mentioned to her that I’ve been browsing online. Knowing that that $159 price is much higher than anything online, she tells me: “Yes, we can match any price online”. She gives me a lower price, slightly lower than the $159 price, which she gets from the hotel website. I ask her if she could go any lower. She says yes, “we can match any price online”, a far cry away from the original $159 and very different from the time she told me that she can only match the price on the hotel’s own website. I tell her that hotels.com is offering $104 per night and she offers to match the price. Clearly, the hotel itself decides what the deals will be and the websites simply advertise these rates, determined by the hotels. Who ever has the better relationships with hotels gets the better deals. From the the research I’ve done so far, hotels.com has the most offers in their standard listings of hotels. By standard I mean listings of hotels only, not packages which might include things such as a hotel, flight, and/or rental car.

Rather than just looking for hotel deals online, you can also try calling the hotel itself. Often, they wlll have special deals which you can only get by calling them directly. Regardless, if you are booking a hotel in a popular area and/or at a popular time, the discounts you see online will likely be the best you can get. In the end, there is no “best” way to find a hotel. You can get good deals both online and by dealing with the hotels directly.

April 18, 2009

Downtown Pet-Friendly Hotels in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 6:37 am

In the Oklahoma state, Tulsa is noted as the 2nd largest city. It has an estimated population of 384,037. It also serves as Tulsa County’s county seat, extending to Rogers, Osage and even to Wagoner counties.

It was the Creek Native Americans who settled in Tulsa in the 1830s. In the year 1921, Tulsa is noted as the site of the most destructive and largest acts of racial history in US history, the Tulsa Race Riot. During the 20th century, the city became famous as “The Oil Capital of the World,” playing a major role among one of the most vital hubs for the oil industry of the US. Aside from this, it is also considered as the home of “Western Swing” music and the birthplace of “US Route 66.”

Since Tulsa is located along Tornado Alley and thus frequently visited by severe weather conditions. With its location near the Arkansas River by the foothills of the famous Ozark Mountains along northeast Oklahoma, it is also noted as the “Green Country.”

You will find several historical attractions and natural landscapes in this city. In fact, it houses ballet companies, 2 world-renowned art museums, a full-time operational professional opera house and even the largest concentration of “art-deco” architecture. There are also several elegant hotels you can choose from, such as the following:

Hotel Ambassador

Hotel Ambassador in Tulsa is noted for its luxurious accommodations in an Italian Renaissance Villa style. Its location in the midst of uptown Tulsa make it the best refuge from the hustle and bustle of city living. Wedding events, meetings and conferences as well as shopping districts are all in your fingertips in this luxurious boutique hotel.

With modern technology and classic elegance as their main agenda, this hotel provides non-smoking and spacious rooms. Each floor only has 7 rooms, making it more of a residential palace than a hotel. Every room is featured with its very own layout which would include Italian marble bathrooms, triple sheeted beds, custom-crafted furniture and dual line phones. It also has dataports, voicemail features and high speed wireless Internet access.

This pet-friendly hotel also has the Chalkboard Restaurant, private conference rooms and small meeting and secluded executive retreat areas. After a whole day of tours, you can unwind and relax at the Woodhouse Day Spa situated nearby. You can even go there via the hotel’s Lincoln Town car. Aside from the Woodhouse Day Spa, you are also guaranteed with transportation to Cherry Street, Brookside and Utica Square restaurants as well as boutiques.

Doubletree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown
This downtown pet-friendly Tulsa hotel is located at 616 West Seventh Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127-8983. It is situated along the central part of downtown Tulsa. In fact, it is the only hotel that is adjacent to the Tulsa Convention Center. There is even a skybridge connecting the two establishments. The Tulsa International Airport is only a 15 minute drive away via the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service.

Their guest rooms are newly renovated, having all the comforts and amenities of your very own home. Each room is equipped with dataports, spacious work areas, high speed Internet, plush-top mattresses, jumbo pillows and high-thread count linens among others. Other amenities and facilities of the hotel include an onsite café, Seven West, which offers an extensive selection of traditional menus and Southwestern cuisines, a fitness center, whirlpool and heated indoor pool.

Doubletree’s conference rooms are also excellent for business travelers. It has approximately 22,000 square feet of space, ballroom areas and convention services that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. After a whole day of meetings and seminars, you can relax at the numerous attractions near the hotel. This would include the Tulsa Zoo, Gilcrease Museum, Philbrook Museum of Art and the Brady Theater.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Tulsa

This downtown hotel is located at 100 East Second Street Tulsa, OK 74103. Check in time is at 3PM while check out is at 12NN. Pets are accepted as long as it does not weigh more than 35 lbs. and they charge $100 for each pet. Pets should also have a leash when going to public areas.

Crowne Plaza Hotel is merely 8 miles from the Tulsa International Airport. They also provide complimentary shuttle services. It is the perfect accommodation for both leisure and business travelers, especially with its close proximity to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, BOK Center Arena, Tulsa Convention Center, Williams Towers and the Bank of Oklahoma as well as to the Bank of America, Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young.

The hotel’s guest rooms are newly renovated. They have an onsite dining place named Daily Grill Restaurant, a fitness center, housekeeping services, dry cleaning laundry, Wi-Fi, Starbucks Café and outdoor pool. They also have an indoor pool, salon, gift shop, private limousine service and high speed Internet access among others.

April 14, 2009

Hotel Options in Tulsa

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 6:38 am

Tulsa is the second largest city of Oklahoma, USA. The city was considered to be the oil depot of the world, and nowadays features the two famous art museums, professional opera and ballet companies, and the art deco in the line of architecture. Aside from this, Tulsa has emerged in terms of modern finance and technology.

With its increasing population, the government is looking to meet the rising demands for accommodations. This is the hotel options here are many and varied. Luxurious and cheap hotels alike are built to suit their guests’ needs accordingly. Listed here are some of the recommended ones.

Hotel Ambassador

Hotel Ambassador in Tulsa offers a luxurious and supreme comfort with its Italian Renaissance setting. The hotel is found at the center of the city, providing its guests a welcome refuge from the noise of the city. Enjoy shopping in different boutiques, experience a romantic getaway, or host events such as meetings, weddings, and other occasions. It is near the downtown, historical landmarks, and major transportation.

Hotel Ambassador features cozy and spacious non-smoking rooms and grand suites, adorned with classic designs and modern amenities. It comprises 7 rooms in each floor where guests can feel more of their own homes rather than hotel. Everything is already set for everybody’s convenience.

Room bathrooms are a touch of classic Italian and made of marble. Furniture pieces are all elegantly crafted. Bed pillows have triple sheets for added comfort. All rooms come with wireless internet access, two lined telephone units with data ports and voice mail.

The hotel also caters to group events such as meetings, conferences, seminars and even weddings with its Chalkboard Restaurant. It can accommodate up to 70 people. In addition, there are also elegant private conference rooms that can hold smaller meetings and private retreats. Chalkboard Restaurant offers their famous dishes such as beef wellington and porterhouse pork chop, best taken with their extensive wine list.

Hotel Savoy Tulsa

Hotel Savoy Tulsa is situated at the heart of the Tulsa downtown. This hotel caters to almost all kinds of people such as businessmen, group of families and friends who choose to have a relaxing vacation. Less than luxurious, Hotel Savoy provides their guests their individual needs, making their stay comfortable and satisfying. Those who have experienced staying become regulars of Hotel Savoy.

The hotel was built in 1930 and was fully renovated in 2001 with the state-of-the-art facilities for their guests’ security and privacy as well. It has a very colorful and modern designs and furnishings for a pleasant stay. They also provide facilities for handicapped. Cool breeze is preferred than fans when windows are opened.

The seven suites have the luxury of a full kitchen, separate bedrooms with shared bathrooms, living room, wireless Internet access, microwave, cook top, oven, refrigerator, coffeemakers, ceiling fans and alarm clocks.

The suites are adorned with French antiques and unique accessories. Each has feather pillows, silk bedsheets and linens, central heat and air conditioning unit, security system, full- stocked refrigerator, complimentary coffee and bottled water.

Hotel Savoy serves complimentary breakfast with the choice of homemade breads and muffins, fruit juices, cereals, coffee, and many more upon request with minimal cost. Fine dining restaurants are also available within the premises of the hotel.

During your stay you can visit many beautiful attractions nearby, like the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Philbrook Museum, Fair Meadows, Drillers Stadium, Big Splash, Tulsa Garden Center, Utica Square Shopping Center, Cherry Street District, Cains Ballroom, Downtown Center, and BOK Center and many other places.

The trip to Tulsa need not be expensive to be enjoyable. And the affordable hotels here are testimonies to this.

April 5, 2009

The Best Hotels in Sarasota, Florida

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 6:39 am

Sarasota is situated along Florida’s southwestern coast. It is Sarasota County’s county seat. This city’s official limit includes several barrier islands and Sarasota Bay as well as the Gulf of Mexico. These islands separate Sarasota Bay from the nearby citys gulf region, and are noted as the Keys, including Siesta Key and Lido Keys. As per the US Census Bureau, the population of Sarasota has reached 54,349.

Since Florida is world renowned for its long line of fabulous beaches, Sarasota remains as amongst the top holiday destinations in the state. It offers an array of fantastic amenities and activities as well as memorable experiences for everyone visiting this city.

When planning for a business or leisure trip to Sarasota, here are some of the well-loved hotels in the region:

Hyatt Regency Sarasota
This hotel is located at 1000 boulevard of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236. It is near attractions like the Mayaka State Park, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, ringing Museum of Art, Downtown Sarasota and St. Armand Circle, Siesta Key, Botanical Gardens, Long Boat Key as well as Historic Spanish Point and Cincinnati Reds Training Camp.

The hotel has a total of 294 spacious guestrooms, having contemporary Florida decors, flat screen TVs, Plush Hyatt Grand Beds, Wi-Fi access and iHome Stereo with docks for iPods. They also have a Currents Bar and Restaurant, Hurricane Hut and an in-room dining facility.

Hyatt Regency also features PDA check-ins, Business centers and airport shuttles. Aside from this, they have gift shops, concierge services, function rooms and babysitting services. This makes Hyatt Regency the best place for social functions, wedding receptions and other special events.

AmericInn Hotel & Suites
This hotel is located of Interstate 75. It is in close proximity to the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, championship golf courses and pristine beaches. It is also near attractions like Siesta Key Beach and the Sarasota Jungle Garden as well as restaurants and theaters.

The hotel also features non smoking, soundproof and spacious guest rooms. They also have an outdoor pool, hut tub and a fitness facility. Business travelers are also privileged with a business center with meeting rooms and banquet halls that can accommodate up to 50 persons.

AmericInn has a total of 89 spacious guest rooms having Queen-sized and King-sized beddings. It also has 22 suites having one up to two bedrooms with relaxing whirlpools. They also feature handicap accessible rooms, two-story lobbies, a gym and fitness center as well as an outdoor heated pool, bubbling hot tub and a Perkins Family Restaurant that even provides private room services.

Hotel Ranola Sarasota
This is a Sarasota boutique hotel that showcases an urban charm in all of its 9 rooms. It is even considered as the only hotel located in central Downtown Sarasota. Its address is 118 Indian Place 6 Sarasota, FL 34236.

Hotel Ranola was initially built in the year 1926 as an apartment-hotel. It is known to offer “snowbirds” the best escape from the harshness of the Northern winter season. Each room has full kitchens, plush-pillow-top mattresses, luxury linens, complimentary Wi-Fi access, 27 inch plasma TVs and iPod docking stations.

This hotel is also near Sarasota attractions like shops, movie theaters, Spas, performing arts and numerous restaurants. With Hotel Ranola, memorable and unique experiences are up for both leisure and business travelers.

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