More Posts On: Hotels and Lodging

Forget Bed Bugs. What’s With the Stink Bugs in Hotel Rooms in West Virginia?

When John Denver unapologetically sang the praises — with a teardrop in his eye — of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River in the 1971 song Take Me Home Country Roads, nary a mention was given to an invasive pest known as the brown marmorated stink bug in the “almost heaven” of West Virginia.

The “Brown marmorated stink bug was accidentally introduced from east Asia (China, Japan, Korean) into eastern Pennsylvania and was first collected in Allentown in 1998, although it probably arrived several years earlier. It has since spread throughout most of eastern and western of North America and will likely be found continent wide within a few years”, according to…

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You Don’t Have to Earn Elite Status to Enjoy Free Bottled or Filtered Water at a Hotel

One of the benefits of earning elite status in many different frequent flier loyalty programs is being given one or two bottles of water, which can be appreciated when staying in a hotel or resort property in a location where the taste — or, worse yet, quality — of the water can be questionable…

…but did you know that there is a way to enjoy complimentary bottled water or filtered water at a hotel or resort property without having to have earned elite level status?

Simply…

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When Rooms For Disabled Persons Are the Lowest Price…

Imagine if you were reserving a room for yourself at a hotel via its Internet web site, when you find that you can reserve a room specifically designated for disabled persons at a less-expensive rate — perhaps potentially saving you greater than $100.00 per night.”

In this article from Wednesday, August 30, 2006 — greater than 13 years ago — I asked, “Would you do it?” This topic was then revisited in this article on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

I encountered an actual example recently regarding the…

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Another Example of Why People Register Their Pets as Emotional Support Animals

Like it or not, some people travel everywhere with their pets. The thought of leaving them home alone or cooped up in a kennel and wanting to reunite with their owners as soon as possible is a thought which can be sad and heartbreaking…

…but traveling with a pet can be expensive. Not only do airlines charge extra to transport a pet; but hotel and resort properties may also levy a fee in addition to the room rate if a pet is expected to stay in the room with its owner.

For example, one particular unidentified hotel property offers the following options under the heading of special requests…

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Doing This Ruins Recycling. Please. Don’t Do This.

As I was sitting while having breakfast at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry, PA hotel property, a conversation started between me and an employee who worked at that hotel property — and she told me something about recycling which I had never thought pertaining to lodging…

…and that is to…

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The Front Desk Agent Did Not Know What Colored Tissues Meant

When I pulled a tissue from out of its box, I noticed that it was colored blue — and if you read this article pertaining to if the tissues are colored — which I wrote on Saturday, March 23, 2019 — you already immediately know what that means…

…and because…

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Video Preview: My First Stay at a Home2 Suites by Hilton Hotel

I recently booked a reservation for a room at a Home2 Suites hotel property by Hilton — specifically, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry, PA, which is located 20.7 miles almost due north of Pittsburgh — for $75.20 plus tax, which is a very good room rate for this brand…

…and as I was taking photographs, I realized that…

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