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Could You Be Paying for Your Next Hotel Stay in Bitcoin?

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  Site Where: 222 W Houston Ave [map], Fullerton, CA, United States, 92832
November 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM | by | ()

For a brief moment this year, the Howard Johnson in Fullerton, Calif., near Disneyland, was taking an unusual form of currency--bitcoin.

Bitcoin is an electronic currency that's only accepted in the digital world. It's not recognized by any government, it's entirely unregulated and the only ways to get your hands on bitcoin is to either buy it with real cash or spend days "mining" for it on the internet. For more on how it works, you can (try to) read the bitcoin entry on Wikipedia.

Yet, Jefferson Kim, the owner and manager of both the Howard Johnson and the Red Roof Inn in Buena Park was eager to use bitcoin for hotel reservations saying that he would "personally like to see the BTC succeed." On the hotel's website, he detailed how to pay for a room with bitcoin.

One person who took him up on this? Wired contributing editor, Joshua Davis, who wrote about bitcoin for a piece in the New Yorker (the October 10th issue.) Davis booked a room at the hotel online for 10.305 bitcoins.

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WiFi Hell: Marriott Fullerton

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  Site Where: 2701 East Nutwood Avenue [map], Fullerton, CA, United States, 92831
May 1, 2006 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

[Ed. Note: A reader lets us know about a road trip from Ohio to Columbus where Best Westerns had great WiFi but the Marriott in Fullerton, Calif. charged and wasn't able to deliver. Enjoy.]

For the most part we stayed at Best Western Motels, and I believe in all of them, but one, we had free wi-fi available IN OUR ROOM!

I stayed at the Marriott Fullerton in California and was charged each night for WiFi for access in my room ($6.99 I believe) but I couldn't use it as it was not wireless...I had to hook up to a wire, and my old laptop did not have that connection available.  I went to the lobby and was able, once, to make a wi-fi connection.  Really upset about that one.

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