A view from the road

Most of the hotel photos I share are taken when I'm traveling for fun. As you may remember, we stay almost exclusively at Kimpton Hotels because they are pet friendly, have a great locations, and the interiors are always fun and interesting.

Today, I thought I'd share a few photos from my business travel, which requires stays at more mainstream, macro hotels (I don't know if that's the right word for non-boutique hotels, but it sounds right to me).

I'd much rather be at a smaller hotel, but these Marriotts aren't terrible...except for the fact that the one in Trumbull, CT made my group wait in a freezing cold lobby for hours to get rooms yesterday. I think we arrived at 12:30 PM, went to lunch when rooms were available (totally understandable...we were early), and finally got rooms at 4:30 or 5:00 PM.

Things could be much, much worse, right?

Does anyone know of another hotel group with cute boutique properties like Kimpton? I'd love to have another options since Kimptons are generally only in major cities.


  1. We almost always stay at Hiltons or Hampton Inns (they're part of the same group now) and their decor is very similar. It must be the new trend in hotels -- white duvets, a random fabric thing across the bottom of the bed (matching the bedskirt), sleek headboards, and colors in earth tones.

  2. Uhhhh isn't standard check-in time 3pm...everywhere?

    aloft has an "arf pet program".

    I believe Crosby Street is pet friendly.

    Not sure about Andaz.

    Joie de Vivre has a few pet friendly hotels.

    And I would love to stay at any of the Thompson hotels, regardless of whether or not Clyde is welcome. :)

  3. Definitely you be much worse. Although I'm a little confused... Who decided the mirror was cohesive to the design?

  4. I like DoubleTree or Four Points Sheraton, they both have more contemporary styles and just have a cooler vibe than other chains.

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