Your Favorite Hotel......

  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jan 14, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
    We all travel and enjoy various destinations and activities once we arrive, but everyone has something in common:

    We need a place to stay!

    Therefore, what is your favorite hotel from your travels? Just post pics and why you enjoyed your stay there. Remember, we have been to hotels of all stripes, so it doesn't have to be gay owned/operated or even gay friendly.

    My choice...Jekyll Island Club Hotel located on (naturally) Jekyll Island, Georgia.

    Very relaxing and a nice historic hotel. Grounds are beautiful and the food is awesome--best brunch ever. Not a lot of nightlife around the Jekyll Island/St. Simons Island/Brunswick area of Coastal Georgia, but the beaches are clean and uncrowded, a good place to relax and again...the food in the area is quite good. Shrimping is a huge industry in this area and you will never have better. Guaranteed!

    http://www.jekyllclub.com/

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    Main hotel and here is one of the "cottages" on the property:

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    It's not as expensive as it looks either.....
  • swall1963

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    Jan 14, 2014 12:08 PM GMT
    First, let me say, I dislike broad over-reaching statements, such as, "We all travel..."

    Beyond that. My favorite hotel is the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul MN. It has a great old style charm. A classic hotel with great rooms and fantastic service.
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    Jan 14, 2014 3:03 PM GMT
    Hotel Corinthia in Budapest. So gorgeous. I loved it and got upgraded to a suit so my mother and I each had are own bedrooms and bathrooms with a living room. So nice!

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  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 14, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
    Ritz Paris.
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    Jan 14, 2014 5:42 PM GMT
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    Of all the hotels I've come to love, in 123 countries to date, Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, à Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat would be at or near the top of my list. I'm 'half-fish' and love swimming my laps in this pool overlooking the Mediterranean.
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    Jan 14, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    The Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas
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    Jan 14, 2014 6:01 PM GMT
    Good call on that Cap Ferrat spot. Is that a 25 or 50m pool?

    My own favorite is, unfortunately, no longer a hotel, but an apt. bldg.: Chicago's Belden-Stratford on Lincoln Park West. Classic Beaux-Arts building with ceilings so high you can't touch them and plaster walls so thick you can't hear anything outside your own rooms.
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    Jan 14, 2014 6:36 PM GMT
    I didn't stay here, but I attended a wedding here many years ago: The Hotel du Cap in Antibes, France. That's the Mediterranean behind the hotel in the distance.

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    Jan 14, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:20 PM GMT
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    Jan 14, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
    The Inn at English Harbour, Antigua

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    Jan 14, 2014 9:08 PM GMT
    The Excalibur in Las Vegas.
    The Paris Las Vegas.
    Caesar's Palace in Vegas.

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    Jan 14, 2014 9:48 PM GMT
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    Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, The Banff Springs Hotel will always be a favourite especially since I worked there for a few years before moving back to Ontario.
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    Jan 14, 2014 9:59 PM GMT
    Well I'm not sure I have a favourite, but when I'm road tripping through Arizona, I always stay at Bates Motel. The folks that run it are lovely.
  • ndbilly

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    Jan 14, 2014 10:00 PM GMT
    2 favourites

    1) Six Senses Yao Noi Thailand- http://www.sixsenses.com/resorts/yao-noi/destination

    2) Amanpulo in the Philippines. - http://www.amanresorts.com/amanpulo/home.aspx

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    Jan 14, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidGood call on that Cap Ferrat spot. Is that a 25 or 50m pool?


    The Grand-Hotel du Cap Ferrat pool is a 'long course' Olympic sized pool (50m).
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    Jan 14, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
    Some trick's apartment.
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    Jan 14, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    Not a hotel but a HI backpackers hostel which had a floor at the YMCA building at Broadway, San Diego Downtown, where I stayed for five nights in 1995 before moving to its present site at Market Street by 1997, where I spent a further nine nights.

    The 24 hour access to the Members Kitchen, along with its casual atmosphere, as well as making good friends - I have rated it the best hostel of any kind I have ever stayed in.

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  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Jan 14, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    Woah. There's some serious money here on RJ. My usual accommodations while traveling are a sleeping bag, sometimes with a tent, and/or a hostel or pension. That's led to overnights at some choice locations, among them the grassy median between lanes of an interstate.
    But to the matter at hand...more traditional accommodations while afoot. My fav, a double at Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn, into which we packed four people and three dogs, the two extra people and all dogs entering and exiting through the window...

    http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/lodging/summer-lodges/old-faithful-inn/

    The Inn is the world's largest log structure (so who's gonna notice two extra people and a small pack of dogs?).
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    Jan 15, 2014 12:58 AM GMT
    Microtel! www.microtelinn.com
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jan 15, 2014 2:04 AM GMT
    Tucking in another favorite here. If you have plans for the Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater area in Florida, this one is a winner---hands down!

    http://www.sandpearl.com/

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    Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach. Another awesome hotel dining experience too, a rarity for a Florida resort property!
  • Kalifornicati...

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    Jan 15, 2014 2:57 AM GMT
    Parker Hotel Palm Springs

    Solage Calistoga/ Napa Valley

    Four Seasons Maui, best service ever.




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    Jan 15, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidThere's always lots going on at this hotel:

    The guests can be a bit on the kinky side:

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    Yes, I watched The Shining on the big screen when it was first released here in the UK.

    Although my memory might have become cloudy since then, but I think the name of this hotel was The Overlook.

    Boy, this was a scary movie!
  • Lincsbear

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    Jan 15, 2014 11:40 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 saidThere's always lots going on at this hotel:

    The guests can be a bit on the kinky side:

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    Yes, I watched The Shining on the big screen when it was first released here in the UK.

    Although my memory might have become cloudy since then, but I think the name of this hotel was The Overlook.

    Boy, this was a scary movie!


    Yes, very scary.....

    It was supposed to have been filmed in a hotel in Oregon, up the slopes of Mt. Hood.
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    Jan 15, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
    My favorite hotel that i've not yet had the chance to stay at is Oakley Court, just west of London...

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    ... Because it's the same castle they used for Rocky Horror!!

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