Clarion Resort on the Lake – Hot Springs, AR

The Clarion Resort is a nice high-rise right on Lake Hamilton. They have a great lakeside pool! From the outside the hotel doesn’t look like much, but the guest rooms were above average. Our room was clean and well appointed. and we had a wonderful view from our balcony. Our bed was very comfortable.

Overall the hotel staff was friendly and courteous. We did have a little trouble accessing the Wi-Fi and no one on the staff had the knowledge to help us. After some playing around we got it to work. They have a nice restaurant with good food at reasonable prices. The wait staff were friendly too.

The rates were a little high, but were similar to other hotels of this quality in the area. I would stay here again if in the area.


House of Blues Hotel – Chicago, IL

I travel to Chicago (and elsewhere) on a regular basis and the House of Blues Hotel is the best downtown hotel I have ever stayed none.

The staff is very friendly and accommodating and I have never had a problem that was not resolved immediately. The hotel is walking distance from excellent food and world class shopping on Michigan avenue. Across the driveway from the hotel is the House of Blue Restaraunt and music venue where you can see top musicians nightly.

I am not easially impressed. I have traveled all over the world. This hotel is totally cool!


AmeriSuites Blue Ash – Cincinnatti, OH

This AmeriSuites is a very nice hotel with a small kitchen. It’s located just six miles from Kings Island Theme Park, which was great for us.

Amerisuites is an all suite hotel that includes a complimentary Bountiful Breakfast Buffet, state of the art business center, All of our suiteds feature a bedroom area, with one king or two double beds, living area and kitchenette. There is a microwave, refrigerator, wet bar, coffee maker, Work desk, iron and full size boards, hair dryers, on site fitness center/Outdoor pool, two telephones w/data ports, high speed internet access, video cassette players, and guest laundry facility.

Their rates are reasonable. Mostly business people stay there. This hotel is not as busy or expensive as the hotels closer Kings Island.


Hyatt Place – Schaumburg, IL

We like the Hyatt Place and have stayed there several times. This is a great hotel in my opinion. It was clean, well maintained, and offered good quality for the price. Our suite was nice and roomy.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. They have a free breakfast buffet with lots of variety… ┬ámore than the typical free breakfast offerings at other hotels. The location was also nice if you wish to go shopping. The Woodfield Mall and Ikea are just a short distance away. They have a nice indoor pool and jacuzzi too.

We would not hesitate to stay there again. We plan to visit the Chicago area this summer and will most likely stay here. I would recommend this Hyatt Place  to my friends as well.


Embassy Suites On The River – Des Moines, IA

Embassy Suites Des Moines – On the River is the premiere all-suite hotel in the downtown Des Moines area and the closest hotel to the Iowa State Capitol the trendy East Village and the Court Avenue Entertainment District. The Principal Riverwalk is right outside our hotel door featuring walking paths and an ice-skating rink. Just a few steps away the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater is home to many concerts and fun festivals throughout the year.

There are many eclectic shops, restaurants, attractions and corporations within walking distance. The hotel features 234 two-room suites in an eight story tropical atrium and 16 000 square feet of flexible social and corporate meeting space wireless high-speed Internet access throughout and a beautiful relaxing decor. Doozie’s Bar and Grill offers fine American cuisine within a fun sporty environment.

A complimentary cooked-to-order daily breakfast and evening manager’s reception add to the extensive list of amenities for which Embassy Suites hotels are known. All suites provide the security of electronic door locks and open to the lush atrium below.