When hubs and I book a hotel room, the “must have” list is, in order of priority: cleanliness, a breakfast included in the price, a pool/jacuzzi, and a convenient location for our plans.
On our recent stay at South Padre Island, we stayed at La Quinta Inn and Suites. We’ve used this chain before, and also, this particular hotel. It checks all of the boxes for us.
My favourite amenity at this hotel is the breakfast. In addition to the usual breakfast included fare (we’ve found this to be one of the best in terms of variety), there’s an omelette station where you can have a made to order omelette prepared in front of you. I like to order mine with all of the ingredients, because I seldom include vegetables with breakfast, so this is an opportunity to do just that.
It’s fun to watch the chefs as they skillfully flip the omelettes in the air to turn them and then, at the exact right moment, fold them perfectly, all the while carrying on a pleasant conversation with the hotel guests. It’s a perfect kick-off to a day of exploring.
Do you have favourite hotels? What are your “must haves” when booking a room?
Oh, those omelettes looks so good! I like mine with cheese, onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms! We enjoy hotels that offer free breakfast, too. Of course, cleanliness is number one. We also take into account location and price. Since buying our travel trailer though, we have greatly reduced how many times we stay in hotels. Our favorite place to stay, before TT, was Channel Lane Inn. It is a locally owned, very small motel with a kitchenette, located in Pentwater, Michigan. The last time we stayed at a hotel was for my son’s wedding in Longmont, Colorado. We enjoyed it very much. Everyone who came for the wedding stayed there, so it was wonderful to be able to spend time with our family and friends. I love thinking about travel! Hope you have a great Sunday!
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Thanks for your reply, Betty. We also seldom stay in hotels since we bought our motorhome, so when we do, it’s a nice treat. The Channel Lake Inn sounds cozy. Locally owned is always good. So nice you were able to enjoy time at your son’s wedding staying at the same hotel as family and friends. I hope your Sunday is great too!
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