After hitting all our major sites in Seattle, we headed for Oregon, which is someplace my grandparents had never been to. And, for our base of operations while there, I chose the Residence Inn Portland Downtown Pearl District.
As I mentioned in my 2019 Honolulu Marathon introduction post, I chose to book away from the big hotel chains this year and stay at the Alohilani Resort. And, despite a few bumps, I was pleasantly surprised.
For my recent anniversary trip to the Big Island, I decided to stay at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. After all, it’s a newly renovated property that offers an excellent points redemption opportunity.
My reason for being in Vegas earlier this year was for the Financial Brand Forum 2019. This year, the conference was held at Caesar’s Palace, so I decided to book myself a room at Nobu Hotel Las Vegas.
During our Gourmet Adventure Through Northern California, we stayed at three different hotels. And the stay I was most looking forward to was the one at the Las Alcobas Napa Valley.
The purpose of our NorCal trip was to attend a wedding in Merced. So, while in Merced, we ended up staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Merced. Why? Because, Marriott, and because it’s one of the nicer options in the area.