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Nov 30, 17, 1:44 pm
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The new layout is horrible. With a fixed...

The new layout is horrible.

With a fixed reply/page navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, an awkward "table of contents" bar that pops up at the top of the screens, and fixed-picture and...
Nov 2, 17, 9:18 am
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Views: 281,305
Posted By uncertaintraveler

I'm unclear about obtaining Diamond status if one...

I'm unclear about obtaining Diamond status if one gets the Ascend Card.

If you have the card, do you get Diamond status only if you spend at least $40,000 using the card?

Or do you get...
Nov 1, 17, 9:46 am
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Views: 67,753
Posted By uncertaintraveler

I love the "painting" that is above the couch in...

I love the "painting" that is above the couch in this photo, and from the posted photos, it appears that it is only in the Gold Floor rooms (I've never stayed in a non-Gold Floor room at Lake Louise,...
Oct 30, 17, 9:37 am
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Views: 21,860
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Time for another update: The Hampton Inn -...

Time for another update:

The Hampton Inn - East is starting to suffer from maintenance issues, although it remains a relatively clean property. The air conditioner still isn't controlled by the...
Oct 4, 17, 7:34 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Updating my own thread: Property is as good...

Updating my own thread:

Property is as good today as it was a few years ago, and Winchesters is as tasty and filling today as it was a few years ago.

Buffalo is a charming little town--I...
Sep 18, 17, 9:07 am
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Views: 1,053
Posted By uncertaintraveler

I called the hotel: The King beds are air...

I called the hotel:

The King beds are air mattresses.

The Queen beds are innerspring mattresses.
Sep 11, 17, 8:53 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Are the beds at this hotel innerspring...

Are the beds at this hotel innerspring mattresses, or the usual HGI air mattresses?
Aug 29, 17, 12:13 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 20,161
Posted By uncertaintraveler

With a one-week non-refundable cancellation...

With a one-week non-refundable cancellation policy, why would:

1) Anyone who is inside of the week advise the hotel that they are not arriving; or

2) Anyone who isn't 100% assured that they...
Aug 29, 17, 10:04 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,248
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Any updates? The reviews on Tripadvisor...

Any updates?

The reviews on Tripadvisor mentions that the hotel has an odd layout (with stairs-only access to third floor rooms) and tired, beat-up, and ripped furniture.

Curious if anyone...
Aug 24, 17, 4:35 pm
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Views: 2,749
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Thank you. Point valuations and rules...

Thank you.



Point valuations and rules change over time, and thus I thought it would be better to seek current information than rely on what appears from a search result.
Aug 24, 17, 3:20 pm
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Views: 2,749
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Value of HH Points, Resort Fees on Point Stays, and Stay Credit for Point Stays

All of this should be filed under "Things I should know, but don't."

With that acknowledged, can someone please answer the following questions for me:

1) What is general consensus of the...
Aug 15, 17, 10:23 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,468
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Yes, at least the ones that I've stayed at. It...

Yes, at least the ones that I've stayed at. It isn't available at 3:00 am, but during reasonably normal dinner hours, it is.
Aug 9, 17, 1:13 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 20,161
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Can you call the hotel, ask them to move the...

Can you call the hotel, ask them to move the current booking to a later date, then book the lower-rate for the upcoming stay, and then cancel the now-moved booking penalty free?

If Hilton is going...
Aug 9, 17, 1:11 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 20,161
Posted By uncertaintraveler

There are two Hampton Inns in Amarillo, Texas. ...

There are two Hampton Inns in Amarillo, Texas.

One of them has instituted the 48-hour cancellation period, even for AAA rates. The other still has a "cancel by 6pm" day of arrival cancellation...
Jul 19, 17, 2:07 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 17,878
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Typically leave $2 on the table when I leave, but...

Typically leave $2 on the table when I leave, but if I have to order my own food at the omelet counter and pick up my own utensils, then I leave nothing. Simply bringing my plate to me isn't worth a...
Jul 10, 17, 1:52 pm
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Views: 598
Posted By uncertaintraveler

I don't really have any, but I would note that...

I don't really have any, but I would note that the photos on the Homewood Suites' website are pretty accurate in terms of the size of the room and the furniture in it.

If you click on the "Rooms...
Jul 10, 17, 12:09 pm
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Views: 598
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Haven't been there in two years, but the Homewood...

Haven't been there in two years, but the Homewood Suites in Bozeman was quite nice and was our default place to stay during the eight or so times we visited Bozeman over the years.
Jul 5, 17, 2:22 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,281
Posted By uncertaintraveler

With the hotel being connected to a hospital, I...

With the hotel being connected to a hospital, I wonder if their main clientele are those who have someone in the hospital and, as a consequence, don't really intend to spend much time in the hotel...
Jun 28, 17, 10:05 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,482
Posted By uncertaintraveler

In my experience, you are very lucky if you can...

In my experience, you are very lucky if you can find an edible banana at a Hampton, and you are even luckier if you can find an apple that isn't a basic "Red Delicious" or "Granny Smith" there.
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Forum: USA
Jun 20, 17, 1:23 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,731
Posted By uncertaintraveler

In reading Seat 2A's "On the Road Again" trip...

In reading Seat 2A's "On the Road Again" trip report, he notes in Post No. 25 that:



Which technically means, according to the Amtrak map, that the Burbank airport is connected by train to a...
Forum: USA
Jun 14, 17, 10:29 am
Forum: USA
Jun 13, 17, 3:31 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,731
Posted By uncertaintraveler

US Airports Accessible by Public Train or Regular Shuttle Service

Is there a list somewhere of all the airports in the US that are accessible by either:

1) public train; or

2) regular shuttle service?

In regards to public train service, I'm thinking...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 1, 17, 11:57 am
Replies: 22
Views: 8,656
Posted By uncertaintraveler

Thanks for the report and photos. It is nice to...

Thanks for the report and photos. It is nice to see a part of the world that doesn't seem to get a lot of press around here.
May 8, 17, 1:26 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,474
Posted By uncertaintraveler

If that is the goal, then Hampton needs to up its...

If that is the goal, then Hampton needs to up its breakfast offerings.

If there is, say, a Tru offering basic, but clean, accommodation and essentially no real breakfast for $120, and a Hampton...
Apr 27, 17, 8:14 am
Replies: 85
Views: 14,123
Posted By uncertaintraveler

That's nice. I was charged the parking as a...

That's nice.

I was charged the parking as a Diamond during a visit the week before Thanksgiving, and when asked if they would waive it (as they had all previous times before*), I was only met with...
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