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Old 01-09-19, 10:55 PM
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Back in the day, someone here asked where he should go for his three week vacation and we all were saying "come to my state!" He ended up driving across the US and staying at different members homes each night. The person sponsoring would feed him at home, take him on his favorite ride in the area and the visitor would buy lunch or dinner, then sleep on the couch. Wake up and drive to the next person's place. It worked out really good and all he had to do was buy a meal and gas. And he got to see several states and meet the BF members he's been on here with all this time.

I wonder if some will let you stay on their couch.
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For work and just drive days on vacations it’s usually a Hilton, Embassy Suites or Garden Inn $150-/+ or free with Hilton Honors points). Using the Hilton Honors program, gives me a discounted price, free fast wifi, a room service cooked to order breakfast, a clean and nice hotel/room....plus a guaranteed room with a 48 hour reservation, and more places with digital check-in now, by-passing the front desk and using my phone as a room key.

When traveling on vacation and staying a few days i look for safety, good room service meals, a good spa, free fast wifi, premium tv channels and a nice and clean room. Mostly that’s in the $300-400+ range. The most i usually pay is like $1700 a night at Post Ranch Inn south of Carmel Ca. (for the first couple of nights when heading north on the coast on vacation) and that’s about, in every sense, a wonderful spa, food, room and especially the rooms view (and a walk to Pfeiffer Beach). The second is places like Solage ($700+) in Calistoga when staying in the Napa Valley for a few days for a great spa and especially a great restaurant, beautiful rooms with private patios and on a road that is great starting point for bicycling in the napa valley.

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My neighbors travels a lot for his job and he has complained of cell phone / internet blocks and I believe it was Marriot. He had to go elsewhere to call his wife. This was a few years ago.
Marriott blocking only wifi for conference participants at a hotel and conference centre in Nashville five years ago caused the FCC to fine them $600,000 because it’s illegal for anyone to interfere with personal cellular, GPS or wireless network connections.
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Putting together my summer bicycle tour in Oregon. My days of camping for an extended period are over. I also try to avoid the flea bag motels. But some times a flea bag might be the only game in town. Or an upscale hotels are the only opion.

On my upcoming trip I will be paying $150 or more a night. Yeah I can afford it but still cringe at paying that price especially since I am retiring soon and really trying to get this mortgage paid off before that happens. But the other part of me says life is way too short and enjoy it now before it is too late.

So how much do you typically spend on vacation when visiting a popular tourist location in season?
Depends ... we try to keep it around or under $150.

On a recent holiday, in our area, we did have the option of choosing one or two hotels in the $99-ish range .......... just .............. no. When they drop to double digits ... no.



But it depends on the area. In the US, we could get away with sub-$100 places that were decent. In Canada, $90-120 isn't bad ... same with Europe when we were there. In Taiwan, we found something that turned out to be a nice place for about $50.

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I wonder if some will let you stay on their couch.

Seems like I recall a web group that does something like that...
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Go in late. Ask the guy at the desk if you can see the room first. When he shows it to you, offer $40 cash for him and another $20 for the maid. Tell him you don't need a key and you'll be gone by 8:00 AM. Take a shower, clean your teeth with your folding toothbrush, and put your pants under the mattress to press before you go to sleep.

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I always like to find ones that offer a free breakfast. Some places have "free" breakfasts that are so so. But you'd be surprised by some of them. We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express several months ago and I was shocked at the selection and quality of the breakfast they offered. Another thing, if you're cycling and making your reservations ahead of time, be sure to not only confirm they have a hot tub but that it will actually be working on the dates you're staying there. You don't know how many times I've been told "Yes we do, but it's down for repairs".
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I always like to find ones that offer a free breakfast. Some places have "free" breakfasts that are so so. But you'd be surprised by some of them. We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express several months ago and I was shocked at the selection and quality of the breakfast they offered. Another thing, if you're cycling and making your reservations ahead of time, be sure to not only confirm they have a hot tub but that it will actually be working on the dates you're staying there. You don't know how many times I've been told "Yes we do, but it's down for repairs".
https://millionmilesecrets.com/guide...ree-breakfast/

Another note. Every hotel I have ever stayed at has some type of cold drinking water in the gym, some have a fruit bowl. Stop by on your way out and refill your bottles there.

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I stayed in Hostels, not hotels , and camped in Ireland & Scotland, but my last tour was 97, so prices have undoubtedly changed..

there are hostels in Portland, Eugene and Seaside , Oregon, that I'm aware of ...

web knows more https://www.hostelz.com/hostels-in/USA/Oregon
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What the hell is a "resort fee?" If I am staying in the room to sleep in the bed... what exactly is "resort" about that... See the thing that gets me about such "fees" is that they are not included in the room rate... so you check in, expect to pay $130 a night, as quoted, and then get hit with local tax, occupancy tax, "resort fees" and other extras such as parking fee, wifi fee, telephone fee and hell, blanket fee.
... I understand. Resort fee was an answer, at one point, to people that hated paying for extras (aka nickle and diming) but didn't pay the higher rates. So you would get the comp rate at 150$ and pay an extra.. lets say 20$ which would cover the wifi, water, parking and other misc crap you get in a fancy hotel.

I just want a clean bed. Not a royal screwing.
Then a limited service hotel is your home. Not a full service resort

The real irony is that the cheap hotels/motels don't charge those awkward unmentioned fees... Nor do they try to block my wifi or cell phone... like the expensive "resort fee" places do.
https://www.cnn.com/2014/10/03/trave...ine/index.html
Garbage practice. That fine was too light.

What does a "resort fee" cover?
Sort of explained above.

It's like the friggen cell phone company... oh sure the per line rate is "only" $40, but then there is the connection fee, the hardware fee, the interstate call fee, the George W Bush cell phone fee (some folks call them "Obama phones," but it was W that signed that into law). By the time they finish with the billing, your "only $40 per line" is more like "only $60 or $70 per line."
I get it, you hate the extras, and if the rate was 170$ fees wouldn't be needed, but then you wouldn't stay there. Its a vicious circle of what hotel brand is trying to satisfy which 50% of guests. In the end the hotel has a lot of costs it needs to recover and the raw rate for "just a bed" doesn't cover it for the hotels.

So what is a "resort fee?" Which part of the bed did that pay for?
In a full service, it may top up the housekeeping department, actually.

To run a resort, in Whistler, it costs the hotel approx 125$ per occupied room to staff the hotel, provide the internet, phone system (all of the operating costs) etc.
Figure a 400 room hotel is spending approx ... lets call it close to 20,000,000 every 7 years in reno's and capital for wifi, new beds etc.
The resort fee for example may get set aside to help pay for some of that.
A percentage of the revenue may get set aside for capital projects (usually 2 to 4% of top rev)

Small hotels in butt crap no where, likely have costs of 25$ per occupied room, wyndham, choice and other lower end brands don't enforce such strict brand standards for renos so they have a lot more operating budgets to offer discounts. And honestly their wifi is crap compared to what most resorts "SHOULD" be offering. Wifi in a 400 room, winter resort with fireplaces and kitchens costs 500,000 every 3 years.

(yeah, sorry for the rant, but that is a real sore issue with me...)
Rant away, I have heard it before, and, while this seems like a defence, is just me trying to explain the position the hotels are in. PS the Marriot scandal was crap, Marriott and any IT worth their salt would have known they shouldn't be blocking. Wasn't all Marriotts since most are franchises, but still a black eye.

In the end the hotels have extremely tiny margins and really aren't making much. Its a franchise world and every single level is complaining of fees right up, until the top guys are Marriott get their bonuses anyways.
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Block cell phone? I never heard of that and doubt it is even legal. What is bad about the resort fees is they spring it on you once you check in. I always ask when making reservations. I refuse to pay a resort fee. I have stayed at places with resort fee but the company was paying for the room.

Resort fees get you things like access to the gym. Most of my vacations are either bicycle or sailing related. At the end of the day I am so tired I am not working out in any gym.
I should note, the resort fees I am aware of, have always been optional. You don't need to buy into it. So maybe fee was always the wrong way to reference it.
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My neighbors travels a lot for his job and he has complained of cell phone / internet blocks and I believe it was Marriot. He had to go elsewhere to call his wife. This was a few years ago.
Staying in an airport hotel, this can happen since the airlines are legally allowed to interfere with the cell signal in their immediate area. I have noticed this as well in major international hubs
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Back in the day, someone here asked where he should go for his three week vacation and we all were saying "come to my state!" He ended up driving across the US and staying at different members homes each night. The person sponsoring would feed him at home, take him on his favorite ride in the area and the visitor would buy lunch or dinner, then sleep on the couch. Wake up and drive to the next person's place. It worked out really good and all he had to do was buy a meal and gas. And he got to see several states and meet the BF members he's been on here with all this time.

I wonder if some will let you stay on their couch.
I am a member of warmshowers but not every place you stay has a member. Plus some people don't respond. I was real lucky last year. Only had to pay for a room the first night. Rest was warmshowers hosts. I really lucked out in Eugene when I found a Super 8 was going to cost me $175. There was a Grateful Dead concert in town. Everything was booked. I think I mentioned above that I meet someone on the train that paid something like $500 a night because it was all he could find.

My first night had I been more persistent, A member did not respond to email but had their phone # posted. I could have had a place to stay too. But I sort of felt like I might not want to socialize after the long flight.

BTW This year I will be in Gresham, Hood River, Portland and Seattle if anyone wants to host.
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I stayed in Hostels, not hotels , and camped in Ireland & Scotland, but my last tour was 97, so prices have undoubtedly changed..

there are hostels in Portland, Eugene and Seaside , Oregon, that I'm aware of ...

web knows more https://www.hostelz.com/hostels-in/USA/Oregon
I am aware at the hostels. I have stayed a number of times in Italy and California. Stayed at some great ones. A palace in Italy. A fantastic view from my room in Montara.





After checking into the hostel in Santa Barbara (non HI hostel). I vowed only HI hostels from then on. I am considering the HI hostel in Portland. Not too crazy about the one in Seattle because it is very close to the train station. Not a good neighborhood. I felt uncomfortable walking through the area during the day.
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In America, I shoot for the $60-90 a night, Motel 6, Red Roof Inn, Days Inn, etc. type places. All I need is a bed, and external doors are a bit nicer when I want to keep a bike inside.

In Europe, I can generally get by quite a bit cheaper in hostels, but $100 if I am staying in a hotel/motel in a city.

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We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express several months ago and I was shocked at the selection and quality of the breakfast they offered.
I stay at HI Expresses two to three months a year. The breakfast is indeed quite good. Hard boiled eggs, pancakes, healthy cereals, varying breakfast meats depending on the day, and a great fruit and breads selection.
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Putting together my summer bicycle tour in Oregon. My days of camping for an extended period are over. I also try to avoid the flea bag motels. But some times a flea bag might be the only game in town. Or an upscale hotels are the only opion.

On my upcoming trip I will be paying $150 or more a night. Yeah I can afford it but still cringe at paying that price especially since I am retiring soon and really trying to get this mortgage paid off before that happens. But the other part of me says life is way too short and enjoy it now before it is too late.

So how much do you typically spend on vacation when visiting a popular tourist location in season?
I don't travel much but when I do I go cheap on the rooms. I'm just there for sleep and to stay out of the weather. As long as there are no blood stains on the wall, I'm good!
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I don't travel much but when I do I go cheap on the rooms. I'm just there for sleep and to stay out of the weather. As long as there are no blood stains on the wall, I'm good!
Yeah, but when there's a noisy domestic in the next room and the police are turning up at all hours, it can be rather disruptive to a peaceful night's sleep.
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Yeah, but when there's a noisy domestic in the next room and the police are turning up at all hours, it can be rather disruptive to a peaceful night's sleep.
Bullets whizzing through the room tend to have that effect too.
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I don't travel much but when I do I go cheap on the rooms. I'm just there for sleep and to stay out of the weather. As long as there are no blood stains on the wall, I'm good!
or stains on the mattress
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@spinnaker Hotels aside, I'm interested in hearing about your trip. Where you are going, what rides you plan on doing, for how long, etc. If you're not able to hijack the thread with that info, feel free to send me a PM. Thanks.
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As stated above it is a short tour out of Portland. Hood River for 2 nights, then Government Camp on Mt. Hood. back to Portland for a train ride to Olympia to visit a friend. Then on to Seattle for a night. I actually hope to stay on Vashon Island with a warmshower host. From Seattle jump on the Empire Builder to Chicago. If it gets in on time, take a ride down to the lake then the Capital Builder back home to Pittsburgh.
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Thanks @spinnaker . Looks like a great ride. I have been to Portland a few times but never ridden much in the area despite hearing how good it is.
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BTW This year I will be in Gresham, Hood River, Portland and Seattle if anyone wants to host.
I might be able to put you up. When will you be here? For how long? Allergic to cats?
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I might be able to put you up. When will you be here? For how long? Allergic to cats?
Nope I like cats. As long as they belong to some else.

Thanks that is a great offer. Would be nice to meet up. Only issue would be your distance from the Vashon ferry. Already going to be a long ride from Lacey. But guess I can work that out. I will only be there for the night. I will PM details.
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We just drove south to FL from ME and found a place on the road that would take animals (small dog). Microtel, $90/night in Harrisonburg VA + $25 for the dog. I like places under $100, and Motel 6 for clean, no frills budget friendly... although prices vary from $39 in some more southerly places, to $69 locally.

I used to go out to San Francisco on business and always tried to find cheap places to stay. Usually I could get a place for around $120./night. It became amusing the locals at our office out there to find out in what sketchy part of town mconlonx was staying. That office closed, but the last couple times I was out there, I did airbnb for less than $100/night and closer to where I wanted to be.

Pretty much any time we travel now, it's cheapest hotel we can find while on the road and airbnb or friends' place at destination.
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I like Motel 6 too. They're usually pretty clean.

If you know someone that works at a hotel chain, ask for a friends and family card.

I work for a major chain so I get a discount based on availability. Sometimes I luck out and and get a suite with free meals but usually I'm in the worst room on the property but it's cheap.
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