DoubleTree Durango Review

DoubleTree Durango Review Durango, Colorado is touristy western town at the southern end of the Million Dollar Highway 550.  I was planning on taking the drive up through Silverton and Ouray to Montrose before cutting back to Utah to visit the parks.  I spent one night at the DoubleTree Durango, booking the room with points.  … Read more

What makes for a good hotel shower?

What makes for a good hotel shower? One of the most variable features of a hotel room is the shower.  I also would say it is one of the more important parts of a hotel room to get right.  Which is why in all of my hotel reviews I mention the type of shower in … Read more

Hilton Antwerp Old Town Review

Hilton Antwerp Old Town Review I used points to book a room at the Hilton Antwerp Old Town for two nights at a rate of 41,000 points per night.  While the property is quite dated, the staff works on making the service stand out. Location The Hilton Antwerp is located on the Groenplaats square.  It … Read more

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Review

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Review After staying for three nights in an Airbnb in the Old City, I used my Amex Aspire free weekend night certificate to book a room at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.  The standard rate is a staggering 95,000 Hilton Honors points, so it was an incredible use of my free weekend night … Read more

Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi Review

Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi Review Hanoi tends to be an inexpensive city.  There are plenty of hotels that offer rooms for around $50 a night.  For my two nights, I found a room at the Hilton Garden Inn for only 10,000 Hilton Honor points per night.  The Hilton Hanoi Opera, just a few blocks away, … Read more

Hilton Frankfurt Airport Review

Hilton Frankfurt Airport Review After one night in Kiev, I had a late night layover at Frankfurt before departing for Taipei.  I would be arriving at the hotel around midnight with my flight the next morning at 11:20.  I decided to use 35,000 Hilton points to book a night at the Hilton Frankfurt Airport as … Read more