Air BNB Versus Traditional Hotel Stays

One of the best things that technology has brought to those who love traveling is that there are now more options for accommodations. Not that there was any shortage of places where you can rent a room for short-term stays, though. It’s just that, not a lot of them feel comfortable and homey.

This is why for most travelers today, it’s a question whether they should stay in an Air BnB or hotel. Its inception in 2007 changed the landscape for the hospitality industry. It made it possible for regular homeowners to become hospitality experts and providers. It also created a whole new dynamic between the industry and its guests.

Beach side Air BNB vacation stays in Hawaii skyrocketed in recent years according to Oahu house painting contractor Scott Mitzko.

If you’re one of the people who’s torn between hotels or an AirBnb listing, you might need some help in weighing your options. To help you, we’re highlighting the pros and cons of the two below.  Continue reading

Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites Jacksonville, FL Review

Winning Awards and Guests’ Hearts: A Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites Jacksonville, FL Review

Jacksonville, Florida is a regional business center, home to a naval base, and it also boasts of gorgeous white sandy beaches. But to make the most out of your visit, you should know where to stay.

For those who aren’t too keen on spending so much on their accommodations, they can always head to the local Best Western hotel. In this Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites Jacksonville review, get to know whether this location is a good place to rest your head in.

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Doubletree Hilton Hotel Southbank, Jacksonville Review

A favorite among many conference attendees and business travelers, the Doubletree Hotel (by Hilton) is located on the Southbank of downtown Jacksonville. This is the business and commercial district of the city center, while the surrounding districts of Avondale, Riverside, and San Marco offer various cultural attractions, sidewalk cafés, and boutique shops. It looks great  since they just had a recent remodel.

There are many ways to get to and from the hotel such as shuttles, taxis, and private limo airport transfers.

The hotel has a strict no-smoking policy and pets are not allowed, but service animals are welcome. In fact, the hotel also provides accessibility features designed for people with disabilities.  Continue reading

Hampton Inn & Suites Review

Looking for a great hotel is sometimes like looking for a home or an apartment. The location matters. In Jacksonville, the Hampton Inn & Suites is located conveniently in the South-St. John’s Town Center. So whether you’re traveling to Jacksonville for business or pleasure, this hotel is an ideal choice.

Ideal Location

The Hampton Inn & Suites hotel is located near the airport, so once your plane has touched down you don’t have to go far and wait long before you can relax in your nice comfy hotel bed. Moreover, it’s also just 1o minutes away from the many attractions in downtown Jacksonville. The busy parts of town aren’t right by your doorstep, and that means you’re not bothered by the traffic noise when you’re trying to get some sleep.

Your best bets for entertainment, aside from the various downtown attractions, are the Riverwalk on the banks of the St. John’s River. That’s 1.2 miles of boardwalk for you to explore and enjoy. And of course, there’s also the Jacksonville Landing, with its restaurants and clubs so every night can always be a party time.

But you really don’t have to go far for fun. There are lots of coffee shops and restaurants nearby, along with a terrific sports bar for a nice night out with friends.  Continue reading

Courtyard Hotel Jacksonville, Florida Review

Jacksonville Beach is a fun destination for couples and families. But to ensure a fun and enjoyable holiday, you need a comfortable place to stay too. For many, a great option is the Courtyard Hotel (Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront). Go online, and you’ll find that the typical Courtyard Jacksonville, Florida review is quite positive and generous with its praise for this hotel.

Here are some key facts you’ll discover about the hotel:

  • It’s located near Atlantic Beach. The Mayo Clinic is also nearby, while parents can lounge here while visiting their children studying at the University of North Florida nearby.
  • The room rates are quite reasonable for a holiday hotel. A Junior Suite with a balcony overlooking the oceanfront can be yours for $259 a night. The Executive Suite on a high floor with the same balcony view goes for $299.
  • The hotel has 7 floors and 140 rooms, plus 10 suites. It’s also suitable for business meetings as 4 meeting rooms are available, with a total space of 2,350 square feet. The lobby has been newly renovated, exuding a deliciously clean and modern vibe.

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