Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I'm Back from Texas .. After an Enjoyable 3 Weeks!

It was a nice break from the routine, but now it's back to work! My November trip to Texas was everything I hoped it would be! My vacation resulted in plenty of rest and some new experiences for me. Despite a few delays, Amtrak folks were really on the ball, and provided me with a wonderful train experience! I really can't complain. Steak dinners with cheesecake for desert, a surprisingly decent bed, and good conversation with a diverse group of people made it an enjoyable time - I would do it again in a heartbeat! My Greyhound bus ride from Houston to Dallas (my first) was also no-drama. Let's face it though, had the ride been for more than 4 hours, I may have had a different outcome to report to you! But honestly, everything went very well! The weather was also memorable for me (remember, I live in sunny California). The first couple of weeks gave me a taste of the "Polar Vortex" as it dipped into Texas. I really should've left the shorts at home! For me, temperatures in the 20's and 30's are considered downright frigid!

For those of you who left me e-mails, I apologize if I haven't responded to them yet. I will try to do so today. With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, there won't be much to post beyond today. But next week it will be back to business as usual here on the blog.

I want to wish all of my readers a very happy Thanksgiving! No doubt, many of you will be busy eating, hanging Christmas lights, and starting your holiday shopping over the next several days. These can be fun times! But please, stay safe if you choose to go out this Friday! :) We all know what day that is! (For me, I stay home!)

Have fun, and check back with us sometime after Thursday!

Middletown, Rhode Island - Quality Inn & Suites


Off Highway 114 in Middletown, this Quality Inn is 3 miles from downtown Newport. The bus stop is steps away and can take guests to the charming shops and sights of Newport. Stroll past the famous mansions on the Cliff Walk or catch some sun on Second Beach, each 15 minutes from the hotel. The closest major airport is Boston Logan International Airport, 71 miles north.

The hotel offers *free breakfast, a business center and indoor heated pool.


The two-story, non-smoking Quality Inn welcomes guests with 119 comfortably appointed rooms. The in-room *microwaves, coffeemakers and *mini-fridges come standard, and rooms also include free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs.


Hotel Address: 936 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842

Property phone #: (401) 846-7600

BRG claim valid for:

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Lower SALE rate(s) found on:

Hotel Bookings up to 50% Off

Valid Dates: December into April dates!

Some random samples: 12/8, 1/20, 2/15, 3/21, 4/17, 4/30

Room Details: Various 1 Queen, 1 King, 2 Queens & 2 Doubles rooms

Cancellation Policy: Free Cancellation

Room Occupancy: 2 Adults

Rate Variation: competitor sites' rates are 20% lower than Choice's BAR!

For sample dates 12/8 and 4/30:

Competitors - $55.20 / Choice - $69.00 BAR (1 King with a jetted tub/whirlpool)



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Evans, Colorado - Rodeway Inn Evans


At the intersection of highways 34 and 85, this Rodeway Inn sits between Denver and Cheyenne in northern Colorado. Guests find some shopping and dining within two miles of the motel or head 30 minutes to Loveland for more options. Rocky Mountain National Park is just over an hour west.

All 93 exterior-entry accommodations at the two-story Rodeway Inn offer *free Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-panel TVs and work desks. *Free parking is included.


Hotel Address: 3015 8th Ave, Evans, CO 80620

Property phone #: (970) 351-6482

BRG claim valid for:

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Lower SALE rate(s) found on:

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Valid Dates: For now, only December dates!

Some random samples: 12/9, 12/27, 12/31

Room Details: 1 Queen (smoking) / 2 Doubles (non-smoking & smoking)

Cancellation Policy: Free Cancellation

Room Occupancy: 2 Adults

Rate Variation: competitor sites' rates are 15% lower than Choice's BAR!

For sample dates shown:

Competitors - $67.99 / ChoiceHotels.com - $79.99 BAR (1 Queen smoking)

Competitors - $73.09 / ChoiceHotels.com - $85.99 BAR (2 Double Beds)



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Tucson, Arizona - Comfort Suites at Tucson Mall


Hurry! .. This BRG opportunity is set to expire on 11/27!

The smoke-free, pet-friendly Comfort Suites at Tucson Mall is centrally located one block west of the Tucson Mall.

*Free breakfast is served in the breakfast room. A business center, outdoor pool and a hot tub are also available.


All suites include spacious sitting areas with queen size sofa sleepers, desks or tables, coffee makers, *microwaves, *refrigerators and *free Internet access. Premium television channels on a flat-screen television are offered for your entertainment.


Hotel Address: 515 W Automall Dr, Tucson, AZ 85705

Property phone #: (520) 888-6676

BRG claim valid for:

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Lower SALE rate(s) found on:

Expedia.com!

Valid Dates: December and January dates!

Some random samples: 11/30, 12/8, 12/19, 12/28, 1/12, 1/31

Room Details: 1 King Suite ns / 2 Queen Beds Suite ns

Cancellation Policy: Free Cancellation

Room Occupancy: 2 Adults

Rate Variation (for sample date 1/31):

Competitors - $111.20 / ChoiceHotels.com - $139.00 BAR (Both Suite Types)



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Friday, November 21, 2014

Romulus, Michigan - Comfort Inn Metro Airport


This hotel is only 1 mile from the Detroit Metro Airport and a 5-minute drive from the passenger terminals. Several local restaurants are equally close. A variety of shops are 13 miles away at the Fairlane Town Center Mall. The University of Michigan –Dearborn is also 13 miles from the property, and downtown Detroit is 20 miles away.

The Comfort Inn Metro Airport has a 24-hour airport shuttle and a *free hot breakfast buffet with hot waffles (starting early, at 4AM).


The 123 rooms offer *free Wi-Fi, a 40-inch flat-panel cable TV with HBO, work desks, coffee makers, *microwaves and mini-fridges.


Hotel Address: 31800 Wick Rd, Romulus, MI  48174

Property phone #: (734) 326-2100

BRG claim valid for:
 
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Lower SALE rate(s) found on:

Hotel Bookings up to 50% Off

Valid Dates: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only! (through December)

Some random samples: 11/30, 12/1, 12/6, 12/7, 12/15, 12/20, 12/28, 12/29

Room Details: 1 King Accessible ns / 2 Queens ns / 1 King ns / 1 King Jetted Tub ns

Cancellation Policy: Free Cancellation
 
Room Occupancy: 2 Adults

Rate Variation: competitor sites' rates are 15% lower than Choice's BAR!

For sample dates shown:

Competitors - $87.99 / ChoiceHotels.com - $109.99 BAR (2 Queens, Accessible King)



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Hotel Reviews from Tripadvisor - Excellent Ranking!

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