Hotels America trips


We have stayed in many hotels and motels during our trips to the USA. We give you a full overview. If we had special thoughts about it, we wrote it here. No comment means it’s a good hotel!


Flagstaff – Days Inn (2014)

Grand Canyon – Maswik Lodge South (2014)

     => NO AIRCO! Only 2 fans blowing around the hot air. A good reason to get up early and meet the neighbours that also couldn’t sleep because of the heat…

Grand Canyon - Maswik Lodge South Airco

Holbrook – Best Western Arizonian Inn (2015)

Kayenta – Monument Valley Inn (2012)

     => Not a nice neighbourhood 

Page – Courtyard by Marriott (2012, 2017)

     => Great hotel with views of Glenn Canyon dam.

Williams – Holiday Inn (2012)

Window Rock – Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capitol (2014)

     => Not a nice neighbourhood. Great breakfast!


Anaheim – Best Western Stovall’s Inn (2012, 2015, 2019)

     => Great location near Disneyland Resort.

Cupertino – Hilton Garden Inn

=> Next to the new Apple Campus

Los Angeles – Custom Hotel (2012)

Los Angeles – Crowne Plaza LAX Airport (2015)

Los Angeles – Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City (2019)

=> Walking distance from Universal Studios Hollywood

Mammoth Lakes – Shilo Inn (2012)

Monterey – Hilton Garden Inn (2019)

Needles – Best Western Colorado River Inn (2015)

Oakhurst – Shilo Inn (2012)

Palm Springs – Best Western Plus Las Brisas (2019)

San Diego – Best Western Plus Bayside Inn (2019)

San Francisco – Holiday Inn Golden Gateway (2012)

     => Hotel with a beautiful view of the city

San Francisco Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

San Francisco – The Park Central (2019)

Santa Maria – Best Western Plus Big America (2019)

Stevenson Ranch – Comfort Suites Near Six Flags Magic Mountain (2019)


Cocoa Beach – International Palms Resort & Conference Center (2010)

     => The hotel felt like a cheap motel

Fort Lauderdale – Quality Inn & Suites (2016, 2018, 2020)

     => Each time we stayed for one night before going on a cruise. The hotel has a free shuttle to the port.

Key West – Doubletree by Hilton Grand Key Resort (2013)

Miami Beach – Howard Johnson Plaza Dezerland Beach & Spa (2010)

     => Very basic hotel that doesn’t exist anymore.

Miami Beach – Kimpton Surfcomber (2013)

     => Chique boutique hotel near Lincoln Road Mall.

Miami Beach Surfcomber

Naples – Hilton Naples (2013)

Orlando – Delta Hotels by Marriott (Toen: Orlando Vista Hotel) (2010)

     => Near Disney Springs

Orlando – DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando (2013)

     => Walking distance to Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando – Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld (2016)

     => The walls are paperthin. We could hear every conversation from the room next door.

Orlando – Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village (2018)

     => Great for shoppers => Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets is next to the hotel.

Orlando – Holiday Inn Orlando-Disney Springs Area (2020)

=> Walking distance to Disney Springs

Tampa – La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens) (2013)


Idaho Falls – Fairfield Inn & Suites Idaho Falls (2017)

     => Very good hotel at the edge of town with a great breakfast buffet.


Chicago – Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza (2015)

     => Walking distance to Downtown and Magnificent Mile. The L-train passes nearby.

Springfield – Baymont Inn & Suites (2015)


Branson – Best Western Branson Inn (2015)

     => Great to visit Silver Dollar City

Springfield – Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven (2015)

     => Elvis Presley has stayed here! Very small beds.

St. Louis – Omni Majestic (2015)

     => In the city center on walking distance to the Gateway Arch


Kalispell – Best Western Plus Flathead Lake Inn And Suites (2017)

     => Quiet, an hours drive from Glacier National Park

Missoula – Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn (2017)


Las Vegas – Paris (2012, 2014)

     => center strip, across Bellagio

Las Vegas Paris

Las Vegas – Circus Circus (2014)

     => Very busy and not so clean hotel. Many families with small children.

Las Vegas – Wynn (2017)

     => One of our favorite hotels in Las Vegas

     => Very good hotel on the north end of The Strip. This makes it a more quiet hotel because less people pass through the casino. The view from the 55th floor is amazing.


Las Vegas – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (2019)

=> One of our favorite hotels in Las Vegas

=> Center strip with an amazing view of the fountains of the Bellagio!

Las Vegas

New Mexico

Albuquerque – Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn (2015)

Santa Fe – Comfort Inn (2015)

New York

New York – Hotel Beacon (2014)

     => Good location, near Central Park and the subway station on 72nd Street.


Oklahoma City – Best Western Saddleback Inn (2015)


Amarillo – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Amarillo West (2015)


Blanding – Super 8 (2014)

Bryce Canyon – Bryce View Lodge (2012)

     => Very small, simple motel

Bryce Canyon – Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand (2014)

     => The best hotel near Bryce Canyon

Midvale – Holiday Inn Express (2017)

     => Midvale is a little south of Salt Lake City. It’s cheaper than staying in Salt Lake City.

Moab – Moab Valley Inn (2014)

Springdale – Majestic View Lodge (2017)

     => Quiet location, shuttle to Zion National Park has a stop across the street


Olympia – Best Western Tumwater Inn (2017)

     => Is promoted as a base hotel to explore Olympic National Park, but it’s still a 2 hours drive to the visitor center.

Seattle – Mayflower Park Hotel (2017)

     => Great location in the center of the city, walking distance to Pike Place Market and the Space Needle.

Spokane – Best Western Plus Peppertree Airport Inn (2017)

Sunnyside – Best Western Plus Grapevine Inn (2017)


Cody – Best Western Sunset Inn (2017)

     => This is more a motel, with a small breakfast area. Cody is a good location to visit Yellowstone via the East entrance.

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