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The Great American Road Trip Final Hotel Stop: The Ace Palm Springs

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  Site Where: 701 E Palm Canyon Dr [map], Palm Springs, CA, United States, 92264
June 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM | by | Comment (1)

Ahhh...we all remember what it's like to be young and in love on a cross-country road-trip staying in a different hotel each night. Or maybe not. For those of you who never got the chance to drive across America after college, we've got a special Summer Road Trip series from Teddy Worcester, a recent Wheaton College grad who's making his way out to San Fran for a tech job. Along the way, he's hitting up about six hotels and reporting back to us on each one. So grab your iced beverage of choice, settle into your lawn chair and let the sprinkler run.

Sally and I arrived in Palm Springs to check-in to our last hotel of the trip, The Ace Hotel. Sally had stayed at the Ace Portland before and I’ve hung out in the Ace in New York but the Palm Springs property seemed like no other. An old converted motel, touting an old Denny’s dining space, Ace Palm Springs has exceptional character.

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The Great American Road Trip Hotels Stop #5: The Golden Nugget

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  Site Where: 129 Fremont Street [map], Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89101
June 12, 2012 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (2)

Ahhh...we all remember what it's like to be young and in love on a cross-country road-trip staying in a different hotel each night. Or maybe not. For those of you who never got the chance to drive across America after college, we've got a special Summer Road Trip series from Teddy Worcester, a recent Wheaton College grad who's making his way out to San Fran for a tech job. Along the way, he's hitting up about six hotels and reporting back to us on each one. So grab your iced beverage of choice, settle into your lawn chair and let the sprinkler run.

We arrived in downtown Vegas yesterday at around 3PM from Utah, where we stayed the night before. Sally was incredibly skeptical about staying in Vegas (she was a Vegas Virgin) but I convinced her that downtown Vegas was much cooler than the Strip. And I knew immediately that we should stay at the Golden Nugget.

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The Great American Road Trip Hotels Stop #4: The Curtis in Denver

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  Site Where: 1405 Curtis Street [map], Denver, CO, United States, 80202
June 11, 2012 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (2)

Ahhh...we all remember what it's like to be young and in love on a cross-country road-trip staying in a different hotel each night. Or maybe not. For those of you who never got the chance to drive across America after college, we've got a special Summer Road Trip series from Teddy Worcester, a recent Wheaton College grad who's making his way out to San Fran for a tech job. Along the way, he's hitting up about six hotels and reporting back to us on each one. So grab your iced beverage of choice, settle into your lawn chair and let the sprinkler run.

We rolled into Denver Friday night after staying in St. Louis with college friends for the night. We had intended to tent out both Friday and Saturday nights in Boulder but we ultimately decided that after 13 hours on the road that day and 40 hours total of driving that week, we would snag a hotel for another night before roughing it.

We used HotelTonight yet again to book The Curtis. The price, $81 including taxes and $71 after using a HotelTonight credit. The uniqueness of The Curtis particularly appealed to me and the hotel is a Hilton Doubletree property, but you'd never know it, aside from the signature warm Doubletree cookies handed to you at check-in.

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The Great American Road Trip Hotels Stop #3: Sheraton Downtown Nashville

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  Site Where: 623 Union Street [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37219
June 8, 2012 at 1:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ahhh...we all remember what it's like to be young and in love on a cross-country road-trip staying in a different hotel each night. Or maybe not. For those of you who never got the chance to drive across America after college, we've got a special Summer Road Trip series from Teddy Worcester, a recent Wheaton College grad who's making his way out to San Fran for a job in tech. Along the way, he's hitting up about six hotels and reporting back to us on each one. So grab your iced beverage of choice, settle into your lawn chair and let the sprinkler run.

After another 10 hours on the road filled with torrential downpours and hundreds of miles of Virginia and Tennessee farmland, we pulled into Nashville. We went directly to the Sheraton Downtown Hotel where we stayed for the night.

I had reserved the hotel weeks ago through my Starwood Preferred Guest account with the cash and points option, which set me back $45 and 2,800 Starwood points. The room regularly books for $179 ($208.80 total with tax).

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The Great American Road Trip Hotel Stop #2: Georgetown Suites in Washington, D.C.

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  Site Where: 1111 30th Street [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20007
June 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ahhh...we all remember what it's like to be young and in love on a cross-country road-trip staying in a different hotel each night. Or maybe not. For those of you who never got the chance to drive across America after college, we've got a special Summer Road Trip series from Teddy Worcester, a recent Wheaton College grad who's making his way out to San Fran for a job in tech. Along the way, he's hitting up about six hotels and reporting back to us on each one. So grab your iced beverage of choice, settle into your lawn chair and let the sprinkler run.

What happens when two college kids graduate and need to get across the country? An epic road trip takes place, obviously.

We drove the 11 hours from Maine (where we stopped at Forty1 North for a night to Washington D.C. and had no clue where we were staying for the night until noon came around. Why noon? Because again, we were using HotelTonight, an iPhone app that lets you book same day hotel rooms at a discounted rate but their daily offerings only come up at noon.

We had our sights on the Beacon Hotel but ended up booking Georgetown Suites for a reasonable $144 rate (including taxes). Luckily, we also had a $25 Hotel Tonight credit so that put us at $119 total for the night.

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Inside The Hotels of One College Grad's Great American Road Trip

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  Site Where: 351 Thames Street [map], Newport, RI, United States, 02840
June 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ahhh...we all remember what it's like to be young and in love on a cross-country road-trip staying in a different hotel each night. Or maybe not. For those of you who never got the chance to drive across America after college, we've got a special Summer Road Trip series from Teddy Worcester, a recent Wheaton College grad who's making his way out to San Fran for a job in tech. Along the way, he's hitting up about six hotels and reporting back to us on each one. So grab your iced beverage of choice, settle into your lawn chair and let the sprinkler run.

I like hotels… a lot. I have always been intrigued by Paul Carr’s hotel reviews, especially his series, “The Strip Diary,” where he stayed in a new hotel in every night in Las Vegas for a month. So I have decided to review some of my favorite hotels right here on HotelChatter.

For starters, I wanted to review Forty 1° North in Newport, Rhode Island where I stayed last Wednesday night with my girlfriend, Sally. The new LEED-registered Thames Street Forty 1° North is a 28-room seaside yachters’ paradise. Finding a hip and luxurious hotel in Newport is not the easiest thing in the world but I’m quite sure that Sally and I achieved it.

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