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Old 05-07-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:52 PM
 
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So far, Blueherons wins! LOL! A grand for one night in a hotel...whew! But that's just it though; you didn't just pay for a room, you paid for an experience, and it sounds like one you'll never forget!

I remember the first time my husband and I paid over 200 dollars for about room 10 years ago. It was in Sedona, Arizona at a B&B. "Boots and Saddles" to be exact. The room had a wonderful bed, a double whirlpool bath, shower, little sitting area and a view of one of the red rock mountains through the window where the tub was. It was so wonderful, and we've been back a couple more times for to celebrate anniversaries. We barely left the room, and we enjoyed the whirlpool tub several times each day! (We seem to be a sucker for those things!) So the room itself was a big part of our experience and reason we returned. It's "our" room!

I noticed a few people mentioned London. My goodness that place can be crazy expensive, and some of the guest houses are in some need of updating.
Jtur88 you paid what in London?? Okay that must have been a few lifetimes ago!

Right now I'm planning a trip for a wedding in Southern Wisconsin and looking at Chicago hotels (as part of a side trip after the wedding) and holy cow they are expensive downtown! Haven't breached the 400 mark... not sure I want to do it in Chicago though, I don't think we'll be in the room that much.

Anyway, it's really fun and insightful to read all your replies!
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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London can be quite reasonable if you go the hostel route and are willing to share a room with 5-19 of your new best friends, but that's just not my thing. Plenty of under $60 USD options there if you go that route, and plenty of $300 USD options there; it's the middle market that is rather lacking and land costs mean that it's difficult to fill that niche, and while many properties discount October-April, the summer months are top dollar.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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$500 a night, once in Singapore. $375 a night, in London. Thankfully, these were for business and paid for by my company!
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:11 AM
 
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Haven't breached the 400 mark... not sure I want to do it in Chicago though, I don't think we'll be in the room that much.
For $400.00 a night, I'd have to do it on the side of the highway............
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Manayunk
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I'm not sure. I traveled to Europe and spent a month going to six different countries but paid $5000 up front for everything. Usually when I have traveled it had been like that. Jamaica I've been to a few times but again, all up front including airfare.

When it was snowing here in Philly I got a hotel room in center city to avoid a power outage with a 3 year old. I paid $200 for a 4 star hotel. It was nice but everything added up. The room wasn't that expensive but then we had room service, tipping, etc. it was worth it though.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Around $600/nt to stay at Palmetto Bluff. It sounds outrageous, and probably it is, but to us it's worth every penny.

BTW, I'm shocked at some of the large $$$ amounts that people are able to expense. Where I work we use negotiated rates and hotels....even when traveling to expensive locations, I don't recall ever paying above maybe $300-350/nt.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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$1000 a night for the Mandarin Oriental in NYC. Totally worth it for the view.
You're definitely in a different economic stratus than the rest of us, man!
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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I think $450 / night at the Four Seasons in Manhattan. That was a discount and it was 12+ years ago. Same room would be $900+ now. But my company paid for it, so I just enjoyed the perk. The bathroom was all marble with a TV screen on a telescoping extension. You could watch TV while taking a whirl-pool bath or even while sitting on the toilet. It was pretty cushy. Killer view too.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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My husband booked a hotel room in downtown Charleston, SC when he got back from a deployment and because he was doing his marriage proposal to me there, he got the historic room where it had exposed brick walls from the 1800s (I'm in love with history). Total for the weekend... $1000. But it was worth it in the end!

Cool thing is...we now live in this town
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