Returning from a 5-day roadtrip that was as much a journey of personal development and self-discovery as visiting new places, I immediately logged into my Yelp account and reviewed the hotels where I stayed, the restaurants where I ate, and the cafes where I drank.
You can view my Yelp profile to read the 12 reviews dated 12/9/2010 to see where I went and what I thought of those places.
For instance, here’s my review of Saratoga Springs’ Downtowner Motel where I stayed Tuesday night:
It is not common for hotel/motel guests, upon checking-in, to receive a metal key for their doors — and not the electronic credit card-sized keys. Then again, it’s uncommon to sleep in a room blocks from City Hall and smack-dab in the center of all downtown activity.
My king-sized bed was large enough, but there was a plastic sensation when sleeping on it; I blame the material either over the mattress or below it. Everytime I moved on the bed, the plastic crunched.
The motel is across Broadway from the coffeehouse/cafe Uncommon Grounds (which has a great bakery and coffee/tea selection), and about two blocks from Compton’s, which is where I recommend you get breakfast if you don’t want the basic continental fare from the motel in the morning.
The staff are top-notch courteous and knowledgeable.
…and if you want to save $10 off the posted rates, bring the coupon from the RoomSavers book which you can find at area highway rest stops.
If you’re not reviewing the establishments you visit, why not?