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A Days Inn in Niagra Falls, NY has been the unlucky victim of every hotel's worst nightmare: bathtub thieves. Local police became involved when the hotel reported that nearly three dozen cast iron tubs were swiped from the property over the course of a month, and no one really knows where they've ended up.
But in case you're picturing a scene out of Penn & Teller, these tubs didn't just disappear right under guests' noses. In fact, the tubs were hanging out in the basement while the rooms upstairs were getting renovated. And since they were all piled up and ready for the taking...well, they got taken.
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Foodies flock to fine hotels to dine on gourmet eats, whether it be whole-roasted Peking duck or Baja-style fish tacos. But could the promise of delicious eats at a hotel restaurant get you to stay in a Days Inn?
The Days Inn San Francisco Downtown/Civic Center Area's restaurant might just make you book a room. While it's not big on ambiance, the Double Decker restaurant specializes in made-to-order hamburgers using high-end ingredients like Niman Ranch beef typically found in fancier burger joints.
Who's ready for some more Mid-Beach Miami action? It's snowing outside our window in NYC, so we sure as hell are. Following on from yesterday's look at the Four Points By Sheraton, here are some more snaps of affordable options right on the boardwalk to ogle...
Above we have the Holiday Inn Miami Beach Oceanfront. As you can see, it has a huge pool area (for Miami), and what they call a 'Hammock Oasis', where you can snooze away a couple of hours between the palm trees. Rates for the weekend of Jan 21-23 start at $233 a night.
Ed. Note: Usually we do these feature on Thursdays but we couldn't get to it yesterday.You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.
Flickr Member James Kendall took this snapshot of the room view at the Days Inn Wetherby in England saying:
The nice building opposite it the service station. It wasn't very pretty. That's all.
On the bright side, the rooms are new as it just opened in June 2009. It's also close the Wetherby racecourses. Ok, that doesn't really help but we bet free WiFi, a pets allowed policy and room rates of 49 pounds a night takes out the sting of that anti-view.
You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.
Usually when you check yourself into a budget hotel, you're not expecting much out of the view you pay a low price for a room, the most you can really hope for is a nice, comfortable stay. You're not so picky about the view. No frills needed.
But occasionally you luck out take that Best Western with the sweet-ass view in Oregon, for example and your less-than-a-Benjamin room rate lands you a more-than-a-Benjamin view.
Okay, but not the case here: this is a poopy view from a (somewhat dated-looking) Days Inn in Toronto. Room rates here look to be around 105 (CAD) right now, which comes out to $93-ish in the states. This comes from Rick's Pics, who was in Toronto for a conference and then he switched hotels, apparently, for another conference and got majorly hooked up with one of those budget hotels with the expensive-looking views.
[Photo: Rick's Pics]
You know how other countries always seem to get the cooler McDonalds', with chandeliers in the dining rooms and exotic, non-McD's-ish food items on the menus? Well, according to yesterday's New York Times, we apparently not only get to be jealous of the fast food offerings of faraway lands, but now we can envy their economy hotels, too. Well, in China at least: they have super swanky Days Inns over there! Who knew?
Since the cost of labor isn't too bad in China (construction workers can be paid as little as $100 a month, according to the article), developers can afford to spiff up Days Inn-branded hotels with stuff like marble floors and fancy chandeliers in the lobbies while still charging the same $30 or $40 rates as the American Days Inns and the rooms (shown here) are considerably sexier, too.
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It's time for the big reveal in our latest edition of Guess the Hotel and a giant gold star sticker is in the mail to PatrickSW who correctly guessed that this fugly hotel is indeed the Days Inn in Santa Monica. Here it is in its full glory and here is how the hotel describes its unique look:
Come and experience an architecturally unique encounter at the whimsically designed Inn that is destined to lift your spirits and caress your heart.
Funny. Everytime we drive by this hotel we either gag a little or cry. Guests have mixed reviews on the place with the true bright spot here being not the pink paint but the low value. Suffice to say, we'd take an Aloft here anyday.
Eliot Spitzer has officially resigned and stepped down from his post as Governor of New York due to a nasty scandal involving a long-time use of prostitutes but his replacement, David Paterson, has now come forth and admitted several extra-marital affairs on his part. So has his wife.
And get this: most of the stuff went down in hotels. NY Mag probably sums it up the best:
But you know the best part? Both Paterson's affair and his later reconciliation with his wife took place at a Days Inn in Manhattan. And we thought nothing could top the Mayflower Hotel and T.G.I. Friday's! This is amazing. We're turning into France.
We feel now Days Inn could have an advantage if it ever were to undergo some rebranding/new marketing efforts. Days Inn: Luv Guv Approved!