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Well, That Didn't Take Long: Denver to Get Its First 'Bud and Breakfast' Soon

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  Site Where: 1430 Race Street [map], Denver, CO , United States, 80206
April 15, 2014 at 10:21 AM | by | ()

Back in January, we asked the question, "When will the first Denver hotel openly allow pot smoking?" now that the state has legalized marijuana and today, we find out that a hotel is already in the works.

Except it's not a traditional hotel. But rather, a bed and breakfast which will be turned into a...wait for it...bud and breakfast.

Eater reports that a company called...wait for it... The MaryJane Group, Inc. has bought the Adagio Bed and Breakfast with the hopes of turning it into a "pilot project in the marijuana-friendly lodging industry." And...wait for it...the B&B will be all-inclusive!

Guests will have "unlimited food, drink and, of course, the best marijuana and marijuana edibles Colorado has to offer." There will also be an on-site chef available to cook meals to order as well as unlimited luxury transportation within Denver city with...wait for it...24 hour security. Here's the full press release if you're interested.

If this pilot project is successful, The MaryJane Group hopes to expand to other B&Bs.

So we gotta ask--Would you stay at a Bud and Breakfast? Sound off in comments below!

[Photo: Adagio B&B]

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If You're Up for a Trek, You Can Get a Good Rate at a B&B for The Super Bowl

January 15, 2014 at 10:24 AM | by | ()

If you have tickets to the Super Bowl but haven’t booked yet, all we can say is, yikes.

But, you might be in luck afterall. Since hotel rates are, in some cases, absolutely outrageous, a group of B&Bs are making a last-minute push for business.

Sixteen New Jersey inns (all part of the Preferred Inns of New Jersey Bed & Breakfast Association) are offering promotions via HuddleNJ that include breakfast and Wifi with rates between $150 and $300.

Since you can’t drive to the game, a major selling point is that they are located near NJ Transit stops. That said, many are a good hour and a half train ride from the stadium (which is reflected in the prices). You can see a complete list of the inns here. Some are taking their offerings a bit further with football themed food and drink, but you’ll have to check with each property individually when booking.

[Photo: Majestic Hotel]

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Note to Hotel Managers: Being a Jerk on TripAdvisor Will Get You Fired

January 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM | by | ()

For some time now, we've been skeptical of the reviews on TripAdvisor, especially after a few scandals broke out about hotels manipulating reviews or worse, bribing guests to write good reviews. But at least one person was still keeping it real on TripAdvisor. Too bad it got him fired.

Tnooz picked up on this story about a hotel manager at the budget Georgian House Hotel in Glasgow who was mocking reviewers who complained about his hotel. Some choice retorts that he posted on TripAdvisor include:

· "What do you expect for so little cash?"

· "If you want a good breakfast go to the Hilton and pay £100.00 a night. You pay little you get little."

· "Thanks for your money, sucker. Long may the idiot line continue."

· “With only one person to look after the place what do you expect. Think about what you paid.”

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Now, This is Definitely a Hotel to Avoid

Where: Germany
December 9, 2013 at 12:45 PM | by | ()

Over the weekend, some new information came to light about a suspect in a case of cannibalism in Germany. Aside from being a police officer (a handwriting analyst, actually), he also engaged in online cannibalism fantasy forums and is supsected of murdering a victim who he met online. He then allegedly buried the body in his backyard and pieces of the body have yet to be found, leading police there to believe...well, you know what they're thinking.

But most frightening of all, he ran a bed and breakfast out of his home.

The website has been taken down but ABC News reports that Pension Gimmlitzal boasted of a "generous outside area, surrounded by woods, which is ideal for an evening of grilling." Oy. On the plus side, rooms were only 13 Euros a night and included breakfast. Eeeee.

[Photo via AP]

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Cape May B & B Comes Up with New Concept... Will it Catch On?

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  Site Where: 653 WASHINGTON ST [map], Cape May, New Jersey , United States, 08204
July 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM | by | ()

A few weeks ago, we visited the southern-most beach town of the Jersey Shore, Cape May, located at Exit Zero of the Garden State Parkway. Unfortunately, the words “Jersey Shore” have been heavily tainted in recent years, so we must first ask that you get all that bad imagery out of your head.

Cape May is far from the obnoxious Jersey boardwalk scene you’ve seen on television. It boasts great seafood, raw bars, wineries, campgrounds, beach bars, and the second-highest concentration of Victorian buildings behind only San Francisco – most of which house bed and breakfasts.

During our visit, we spent the night at the Blue Rose Inn, one of the newest B & Bs in town. We chose them not only because they recently opened at the beginning of the summer season, but because they are putting a new spin on the B & B concept, one we think other future inn owners might want to consider.

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What Is This At the Charlotte Inn?

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  Site Where: 27 South Summer Street [map], Edgartown, MA, United States, 02539-8115
October 3, 2012 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

We like to keep it fun but informative here at HotelChatter so our newest series, What is This?, is devoted to odd-looking items in hotel rooms that upon first glance look as if they serve only a decorative purpose. But everything happens for a reason, right? And we're here to tell you what these things really do.

Last year, we took a few steps around the Charlotte Inn's museum-worthy hoard of antique letterboxes, 19th century oil paintings, old medicine boxes, and stuffed pheasants in the lobby. But it turns out, the distinctive collection spreads throughout the entire hotel.

In the Coach House Suite, for example, you'll find this strange looking pulley system device hanging over one of the windows in the suite's living room.

But what does it do?

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Going to the Castle at Chateau Challain and You're Gonna Get Married

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  Site Where: Main Town Square, Maine-et-Loire, France, 49440
May 24, 2012 at 3:04 PM | by | ()

Wedding season is now in full effect and it's become clear why destination weddings are so popular--because all the worry and arrangements are done by the wedding planner. All you have to do is pack your dress and your beloved.

Quite possibly one of the most romantic ways to get married is to do it at a French chateau like Chateau de Challain’s whose turreted and gleaming white stone facade was inspired by the dreams of Albert de la Rochefoucauld and his countess Ida. Interpreted by famed Parisian architect Louis Visconti, this Neo-Gothic fairytale castle's eloquent design practically begs a bride and groom to say "I Do."

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Like Staying In A Museum (In A Good Way): Inside the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos

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  Site Where: 240 Morada Lane [map], Taos, NM, United States, 87571
January 31, 2012 at 1:48 PM | by | ()

If you’re going to northern New Mexico and you have any kind of artistic or cultural sensibilities, you need to stay at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house. As the name would suggest, it’s the former home of Mabel Dodge Luhan – who was not only a writer, but a facilitator and gatherer of art in Taos. This is where pretty much anyone literary or artistic who’s traveled to New Mexico has stayed. DH Lawrence spent loads of time here, and even painted the windows of one of the bathrooms with bright murals (today, some rooms still have access to that bathroom). Georgia O’Keefe, Ansel Adams, Dennis Hopper, Carl Jung – the list of illustrious guests is long and varied. For more details, see the website.

Because it’s more of a museum rather than a swish hotel, we were expecting the worst when it came to rooms. When we had to be towed out of a snowbank, having skidded on ice on the approach, we were even more timorous. But we soldiered on. Here’s what we found.

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Gordon Ramsay Heads To Pennsylvania For More 'Hotel Hell'

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  Site Where: 210 2nd St [map], Milford, PA, United States, 18337
January 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

Yep, it's that bad

After discovering late last month that The Keating Hotel in San Francisco will be one of the hotels featured ripped apart by Gordon Ramsay on Hotel Hell, we've been dying to know which other towns across the country will be getting visits from his spiky-haired highness.

Now, we can add Milford, Pennsylvania to the list. The New Jersey Herald is reporting that Ramsay will be making over the River Rock Inn, a B&B housed in a 10-bedroom Victorian-style house built in 1876.

According to the hotel's Facebook page, producers for the show have taken over all bookings, and have so far received over 1500 reservation requests, from (we're guessing) hotel geeks trying to get front row seats of Ramsay working his magic. And judging from the pictures, this place really does need some magic. Or a sledgehammer.

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Checking Out A Room With Four Views In Snowy Taos

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  Site Where: 240 Morada Lane [map], Taos, NM, United States, 87571
December 28, 2011 at 2:45 PM | by | ()

Spotted in New Mexico today: one of the raddest hotel rooms, view-wise, that you may ever have the pleasure of staying in.

This is the Solarium room at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico. It's rad for a couple of reasons - firstly, because it's the only house with three stories in Taos, so you can see for miles, and second, because it's the old sun roof when it was an actual house, so it's glass-walled on all four sides. Which makes for some truly killer views of Taos and the mountains around it - particularly when it's snowing, as it is now.

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Bed, Breakfast and Theater On the Cheap at Tribeca's Canal Park Inn

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  Site Where: 508 Canal St. [map], New York, NY, United States, 10013
February 11, 2011 at 11:59 AM | by | ()

Hello, gorgeous.

We've been so focused on the big New York openings this year that the Canal Park Inn, a country cottage-style bed and breakfast right by the Holland Tunnel, that opened in October, would have slipped under our radar if it weren't for the eagle eyes of the Tribeca Citizen. What's happening at the four-room hideaway in the northwest corner of the nabe, that's attached to the Canal Park Playhouse (hence they market it as "bed, breakfast and theater")?

The four rooms are quite large by New York–hotel standards, and several have alcoves with sofas that fold out into secondary beds. The place is full of historical character—all rooms have claw-foot tubs, and the stairs and door frames are far from new-build. (Modernity isn’t entirely forsaken: Several rooms have either a kitchen or kitchenette; Batby has a washer/dryer; and the rooms facing Canal are incredibly quiet, thanks to triple-glazed windows.)

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Get Intimate In Montmartre at the Hotel Particulier

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  Site Where: 23 avenue Junot, Paris, France
February 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM | by | ()

What is it about tiny Parisian boutique hotels? Oh, right, the privacy, charm, comfort, and living-like-a-local vibe. (Not to mention that you often get good rates, free breakfast and free wifi, too.) But now yet another property is on our radar, after Tuesday's round up, thanks to GQ which calls out the Hotel Particulier Montmartre, just a couple blocks from ever-so-wonderful rue des Abbesses and a short walk from Sacré-Coeur basilica—in other words, off the beaten tourist trail but a short walk to the tourist sights.

The theme runs through the hotel, too, owner Morgane Rousseau tells GQ:

I had a French star recently who stayed here for two months. He lived in Paris, but wanted to be isolated, and he felt he could work better here. … It's rare to find an intimate place, or find intimacy in general. And I'm not talking about VIP selectivity, velvet rope, guest list stuff, I mean places that are far from the noise and the ugliness and far from the nervousness of seeing and being seen.

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