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The Most Fun Hotel In San Francisco

Spot Cool Stuff strives to be objective in all our reviews. That’s nearly impossible for us when it comes to the Hotel Triton. This fun, boutique hotel at the edge of San Fancisco’s Chinatown has a special place in our heart. In our early adulthood we spent many nights here while working on a consulting project. It was the first high design hotel we stayed at and our home base for exploring the city by the Bay.

Thereafter our travels did not take us back to San Francisco for six years. When we returned we decided to stay at the Triton again. After we checked in we found a handwritten note in our upgraded room that read: Where have you been for the last six years? We’ve missed you!

How can you not love service like that!?

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Rock Bottom Cheap Vegas Resorts
$12.50 a night! That’s how little it can cost to book a room in a Las Vegas resort when reserved through hotels.com with their second night free deal Rock Bottom Cheap Vegas Resorts. Granted, that reservation was for two nights in the middle of the week booked five weeks in advance. Still, $12.50 a night! Even if those rooms were usually $30 to $40 that would be cheap for Vegas.
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The question is: What sort of experience do you get for that money? Is it high value or is it one of these you-get-what-you-pay-for situations? Are you looking for amenities like the free shows like the Treasure Island shows offered to their guest? To find out we went to the Las Vegas resorts with the three cheapest rates on the day we did our booking: the Palace Station, Fiesta Henderson and Boulder Station. Here’s what we found . . .

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The Pinball Hall Of Fame

Can something be considered cool when it’s located in a rundown strip mall next to a $2 movie theater? It can if it is the Pinball Hall Of Fame.

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The Best Resort In Vegas (Without A Casino)

So, you want to stay in a sophisticated Las Vegas hotel, with top-end service, restaurants and amenities. But you aren’t much for gambling and don’t want to find your way through a haze of cigarette smoke and maze of ding-ding-dinging slot machines every time you go to your room and back. Las Vegas has the perfect resort for you:

The Four Seasons.

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The Museum That’s a Blast

The kids will appreciate the Atomic Fireball Candies—wildly popular, of course, in the unironic 1950s.

As if Las Vegas didn’t offer enough bang for your buck. Now, just ten minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the Atomic Testing Museum is ground zero for a stark, eerie and unmissable history lesson.

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Choice Vegas Guidebooks

Amazon has well over 2,000 guidebooks about Las Vegas. We haven’t read them all. But we’ve read portions of many. And of those the one we’d suggest to you would depend on how well you already know Vegas, whether you have a Kindle ebook reading device, and whether or not you are heading to Sin City with a group of your male friends hoping that whatever you do in Vegas does, in fact, stay there.

Our Vegas guidebook selections:

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4 High Design, High Value, South Beach Miami Hotels
Yes, there are high design Miami hotels that offer high value too. We’ve scoured the options and found four especially worthy. Looking for optimal funkiness? The Pelican Hotel is the choice. A beautiful beachfront location? The Townhouse. A pool and spa resort? The Standard. And if you want to be close to the South Beach scene while feeling far away there’s a Sanctuary for you. Read on for the full scoop . . .

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Winvian’s Luxurious, Unusual “Cottages”

There are several cottage resorts around but few are as luxurious—and none are as unusual—as northwest Connecticut’s Winvian Cottages. Really “cottage” is a bit of a misnomer here, suggesting accommodations more simple than the Winvian’s abodes, each of which designed by a different architect and possessing its own flair. The Library Cottage is centered around double-story wrap-around book shelves. The Treehouse Cottage is a two-story wonder built amongst the leaves and branches 30 feet above the ground. Perhaps the most unusual option is the Helicopter Cottage, which is large enough to contain the whole of a Sea King Pelican helicopter. Though back when the U.S. Coast Guard was flying it we suspect this ‘copter didn’t contain the minibar, sofa and flat screen TV it has today.


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