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Hotel Review: the Inn at Camden Place; Camden, Maine

The Inn at Camden Place is a bit of a hybrid inn-boutique hotel. It’s a very basic inn, without all the amenities of a hotel or bed & breakfast, but still had a small, charming feeling. We enjoyed chatting with the inn keeper, Judy, but found that most of the other guests beat us in age by […]

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Hotel Review: Inn at Park Spring; Portland, Maine

Our recent Maine coastal road trip began in Portland with a two night stay at the Inn at Park Spring. The inn is located in a residential neighborhood & is tucked inside a renovated row house originally built in 1835. When we arrived mid-afternoon, we were greeted by John, the very friendly innkeeper, & a big map – he was […]

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Hotel Review: the St. Regis Hotel; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

It had been a long day. I had been up for 30 minutes shy of 24 hours & traveling (or mostly just sitting in airports) for 19 of those. As I struggled to pull my suitcase out of the trunk of the cab which had just whisked me across town from the train station, I […]

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Hotel Review: Swissôtel; Chicago

Remember our trip to Chicago a while back? The one that began a bit adventurous? Luckily, once we finally made it there, there was nothing adventurous about our hotel, the Swissôtel. If you’ve never heard of the Swissôtel, that’s probably because there is only one in the U.S. & three in the Americas (the other […]

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Hotel Review: Hotel Hershey; Hershey, Pennsylvania

There is something special about pulling into the long driveway of a luxury, historic hotel. A feeling that you just know things are going to be different – the service will be a little better, the pillows a little fluffier, the perks a little more unique. This is the feeling you get when you pull […]

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Hotel Review: Inn at the Market, Seattle, Washington

Two weeks ago, I guest blogged on Inn the Kitchen about all the fantastic things that the Inn at the Market in Seattle did to make our trip there in 2007 special. Upon further consideration, I decided that since this is one of my favorite hotels, it really deserved a full write up. Before I […]

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