Car Free and Hotels
I had an interesting experience on a short Christmas tour last week. I and my traveling companion, a fellow Bike Forum member, were staying in three hotels. The two I booked were in the center of their respective cities, Philadelphia and Bethlehem, PA. The one my friend booked was a number of miles outside of Doylestown. When we arrived in Doylestown, in the cold drizzle of a Pennsylvania winter, we discovered the hotel was located on a road marked "Motor Vehicles Only." Fortunately we were able to obtain other lodging, and cancel that reservation. The lesson learned is that if you are going to use a nineteenth century means of travel, do what folks in the nineteenth century did and stay in the center of town. And contact the hotel in advance about taking your bike to avoid any problems such as getting there.
Incidentally, speaking to the hotel in advance can pay off. The Hotel Bethlehem put us in a larger room when they knew we were traveling by bike. And the doorman carried my bike to my room for me!