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Nov 16, 19, 7:03 pm
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Posted By mnelson

The Washington, DC Pod hotel...

The Washington, DC Pod hotel (https://www.thepodhotel.com/pod-dc/) will reportedly (https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2019/11/15/d-c-s-pod-hotel-will-change-to-the-hilton-flag.html)reflag...
Apr 4, 18, 12:59 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 9,923
Posted By mnelson

Really depends on what you're looking for. The...

Really depends on what you're looking for. The Tremont House in Galveston, TX is a very nice boutique historic property, for example. If you're looking for something more in a major city center,...
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Views: 157,820
Posted By mnelson

Superior, Deluxe, and Skyview are the same rooms...

Superior, Deluxe, and Skyview are the same rooms at different heights: Skyview on the upper floors, Deluxe on the middle floors, and Superior on the lower floors.
Jun 5, 17, 4:47 pm
Replies: 594
Views: 327,704
Posted By mnelson

My experience (as always, ymmv) is that Hiltons...

My experience (as always, ymmv) is that Hiltons outside the U.S. usually have "WORLDWIDE GOVT RATE" in the rate info for the government rate, and are as a result pretty broad in what they accept....
Mar 19, 17, 6:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,956
Posted By mnelson

I agree a full map, broken down by brand, would...

I agree a full map, broken down by brand, would be nice.

But here are a few Wyndhams in U.S. city-center locations, besides the Chicago one you mentioned, and the NYC options mentioned elsewhere...
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Views: 5,593
Posted By mnelson

There aren't at LAX, but the concept does exist...

There aren't at LAX, but the concept does exist in the US. For example, the O'Hare Hilton is on airport grounds, and the Orlando International Airport Hyatt is built into the terminal building.
Jan 3, 17, 1:12 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 24,598
Posted By mnelson

While this hotel is generally fine, two caveats...

While this hotel is generally fine, two caveats from a recent stay:

First caveat: The ground floor restaurant and bar area are under construction and therefore closed. Some conference rooms on the...
Aug 11, 16, 11:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,449
Posted By mnelson

Stayed here twice recently. The oil crash makes...

Stayed here twice recently. The oil crash makes accommodation in Aberdeen pretty cheap, and there are 50 rates for the HGI popping up now and then. The previous reviews still seem roughly accurate....
Aug 8, 16, 3:31 am
Replies: 63
Views: 8,704
Posted By mnelson

The Hilton website now announces the rebrand:

The Hilton website now announces the rebrand:
Jul 11, 16, 6:10 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,916
Posted By mnelson

Ah man, this would've been handy for me in...

Ah man, this would've been handy for me in August, too bad it's not open yet.

I think they put it Cat3 for the location mostly. It's a Hampton Inn, yeah, but the Doubletree more or less requires...
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Views: 436,666
Posted By mnelson

Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown left IHG...

Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown left IHG (http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Historic-hotel-to-unveil-5-million-restoration-6922759.php) on April 14.
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Views: 693
Posted By mnelson

Emailed promotion and then says I'm ineligible

Wondering if anyone else got this targeted promotion, and if it actually worked for them. Got an email yesterday that said,


But when I click to register, it says I'm not eligible for this...
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By mnelson

CP Houston Downtown leaving IHG

I don't see an existing thread for the Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown (http://www.cpdowntown.com/), but maybe interesting news to someone. It's been undergoing a pretty obvious renovation the past few...
Feb 21, 16, 11:30 am
Replies: 55
Views: 7,433
Posted By mnelson

Seems to vary by hotel. While the AAA rate is...

Seems to vary by hotel. While the AAA rate is usually at least as good as the HHonors rate, I've found a few hotels that offer a bigger HHonors discount. Most common combination seems to be hotels...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By mnelson

What I personally like to do when visiting SF...

What I personally like to do when visiting SF with a car is leave it at the Daly City BART station in the long-term parking area ($7/day). That's close enough (14 min ride to Powell Street station)...
Feb 5, 16, 12:04 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By mnelson

No points/stays for third-party bookings. See...

No points/stays for third-party bookings. See this thread (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilton-hilton-hhonors/1658625-anyone-know-if-hilton-has-chain-has-policy-points-3rd-party-bookings.html) also.
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Views: 1,777
Posted By mnelson

There are a lot of hotels near Heathrow, and they...

There are a lot of hotels near Heathrow, and they often have poor occupancy rates, so I think you can probably do better if the CP won't budge, though it depends in part on how committed to IHG you...
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Views: 5,804
Posted By mnelson

Could be, but I don't think is necessarily. Due...

Could be, but I don't think is necessarily. Due to its location and demand in SF, this hotel has really high cash rates too, so the points:cash ratio is pretty in line with what IHG typically has...
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Views: 3,489
Posted By mnelson

I also recently had some fraudulent online-order...

I also recently had some fraudulent online-order charges on my IHG card. Called in and they cancelled them, and sent me a new card with a new number. Wonder if someone's figured out the number range...
Jan 27, 16, 10:05 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 22,965
Posted By mnelson

Hah, yes, this is also my main worry. I used to...

Hah, yes, this is also my main worry. I used to actually really like Microtels when the chain was first introduced. Since they were exclusively new-build properties, they were nice for the price and...
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Views: 152,368
Posted By mnelson

I'm pretty sure multiple stays adding up to three...

I'm pretty sure multiple stays adding up to three total nights should be fine for that one. Tasks that have to be in a single stay have wording like "...book a single stay of three or more...
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By mnelson

First place I'd start is by spot-checking...

First place I'd start is by spot-checking transactions in the Chase online-banking interface. If you go to your Account Activity page, you can click the little [+] next to each transaction, and it'll...
Jan 22, 16, 10:17 pm
Replies: 454
Views: 69,355
Posted By mnelson

There's a big thread on that here...

There's a big thread on that here (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilton-hilton-hhonors/1095260-hilton-late-checkout-fact-fiction.html). The summary is "it depends", on the hotel, how full they are,...
Jan 22, 16, 10:11 pm
Replies: 437
Views: 64,883
Posted By mnelson

While it's called "the library", it's really more...

While it's called "the library", it's really more of an event space that's rented out for private events. It's got a great view and good layout, which would make an excellent lounge, but that's also...
Jan 22, 16, 2:31 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnelson

I've had good luck at checkout asking them to...

I've had good luck at checkout asking them to switch the receipt to another name. This usually switches the HHonors account that the points go into as well. But it means you can make the reservation...
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