Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Express Munich City West

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A peak inside the double room at the Holiday Inn Express Munich City West.

If you’re searching for a comfortable, affordable hotel in Munich, Germany that is just outside the downtown area, the Holiday Inn Express Munich City West, Munich is worth checking out. I recently spent a week staying at the hotel with my husband. From its convenient location a stone’s throw from public transportation to its inclusive breakfast buffet, it just might be my new Munich go-to hotel.

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Support Independent Hotels By Using This Hotel Price Comparison Site

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DirectHotels.com is a hotel price comparison website that lets you support independent hotels.

It seems like every third commercial on television is for a hotel price comparison website. There’s a lot of competition! And it’s understandable. Travel seems to be more popular than ever but it can be stressful. When you’re planning a trip, the last thing you want to deal with is comparing hotel prices. If you’re flying to your destination, it can be difficult enough trying to coordinate the ticket price you want with the dates you have available. And then you still have to book a hotel. But things are getting a little easier. With the help of DirectHotels.com you can book a hotel and support local businesses by booking directly.

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Post by . Originally published December 22, 2017. Last updated May 6, 2018.

Checking In: Historic & Luxurious Hotel Du Pont

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Two double beds in a Hotel Du Pont room.

For over a century, HOTEL DU PONT in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, has been hosting guests. From presidents to kings and queens, HOTEL DU PONT has been THE place to stay, dine and be entertained. But it’s also the ideal place to stay if you’re discovering the region along the Pennsylvania-Delaware border that’s peppered with museums and history (Longwood Gardens, Nemours Mansion & Estate, Winterthur, Brandywine River Museum of Art). Recently my husband and I checked in at Hotel Du Pont for the night and it was the perfect place to unwind and relax.

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Post by . Originally published October 25, 2017. Last updated October 22, 2017.

Hotel Review: Hip & Modern Barceló Hamburg

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The exterior of Hotel Barceló Hamburg.

In a big, busy city sometimes you can be lucky if you can hear your own thoughts. For travelers, it’s a fine line. You want to be in a convenient location, maybe experience some city life but still be able to relax, unwind. The
Barceló Hotel Hamburg proves that you can be centrally located and still get away from the hustle and bustle — even if just for a moment.

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Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Express Friedrichshafen

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Complimentary coffee and tea at the Holiday Inn Express Friedrichshafen in Germany.

When I travel abroad I tend to stick to small, independent hotels. My theory being to get a more “authentic” experience and support the local economy directly. But when I needed a hotel in Friedrichshafen, Germany prior to my Zeppelin flight I looked for convenience. This led me to the Holiday Inn Express Friedrichshafen. With free breakfast included, located adjacent to the airport and Zeppelin Hangar, and clean and comfortable the hotel exceeded my expectations.

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Where to Stay & Eat in Pittsburgh in 36 Hours

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view from kimpton hotel monaco pittsburgh

It is amazing how much you can do in 36 hours when you try. My 4th of July weekend trip to Pittsburgh was packed. Last week, I covered everything I got to see and do — from the Warhol Museum to a ride on the Monongahela Incline. This time I wanted to share where I stayed — Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh — and some of the restaurants I visited. Because when you are traveling, having a nice hotel and decent food are pretty important!
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Aying & Brauereigasthof Hotel Aying

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You would have to be living in a cave to not know that Bavaria’s kind of famous for its beer. Germany’s largest Bundesland has quite a few breweries, including those that are state-owned and operated. However, there are some smaller, privately-owned breweries. For example, Ayinger. The award-winning brewery is based in the small town of Aying that is just about sixteen miles southeast of Munich. In addition to owning the Ayinger brewery, the Inselkammer family also operate Brauereigasthof Hotel Aying, a four-star hotel in Aying. I recently ventured out of Munich to visit the town of Aying and to spend the night at the Brauereigasthof Hotel Aying.
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Post by . Originally published August 28, 2015. Last updated February 24, 2019.

Hotel Review: Hotel Laimer Hof in Munich

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Tucked away on an unassuming residential street in the Nymphenburg district of Munich, Germany is family-owned and operated Hotel Laimer Hof. Review of the comfortable, quaint hotel.

Although Munich is regarded as being a large city with a small town feel, it is easy to get wrapped up in the go-go-go of modern city living. You could easily stay in one of the city’s centrally located luxury hotels or more moderately priced hotels or hostels. But why would you? Instead, tucked away on an unassuming residential street in the Nymphenburg district of the Bavarian capital city is Hotel Laimer Hof.

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Post by . Originally published August 26, 2015. Last updated February 24, 2019.