• Car port entry to a motel with text overlaying that says "My experience at Best Western Lakewood."
    hotel review,  Washington state

    My experience at the Best Western Lakewood

    For my first visit to a Tacoma Rainiers in several years, I was looking for a mid-priced hotel within a reasonable driving distance to the ballpark (read about my visit to the ballpark here).  The Best Western Lakewood fit the bill.  It is about 15-minute drive from the ballpark or a 40-minute bus commute on Pierce Transit Route #2.  The hotel is about a 20-minute drive to downtown Tacoma, but is only 14 minutes from Tacoma Mall.  Additionally, it is less than 10 minutes to great outdoor spots like American Lake Park and Fort Steilacoom Park. 2 queen beds room Although I was traveling with my wife, we chose a…

  • Street corner with a large building and text overlaying image that says "My experience at the Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett."
    hotel review,  Washington state

    My experience at the Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett

    For my visit to an Everett AquaSox baseball game, I wanted a hotel close to the ballpark and easily accessible from I-5 (read about my visit to the AquaSox game here).  The Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett was a great match.  The hotel is a five-minute drive or a 25-minute walk to Funko Field.  Additionally, it is about half mile to Angel of the Winds Arena or Funko headquarters.  Paine Field, which restarted commercial air service in March 2019, is a 12-minute drive from the hotel. King guest room Traveling with my wife Katie, we opted for a king guest room.  It comfortably fit our two large suitcases, two carry-on bags, and…

  • Diagonal view of a building with text overlaying it that says "My experience at the EVEN Hotel Eugene."
    hotel review,  Oregon

    My experience at the EVEN Hotel Eugene

    For my visit to a Eugene Emeralds baseball game, I wanted a hotel not too far from the ballpark (read about my visit to an Ems game here).  The EVEN Hotel Eugene in the Harlow area was a great match.  The hotel is a three-minute drive, a 13-minute bus ride, and a 20-minute walk from the baseball stadium.  Additionally, it is a five-minute drive to Downtown Eugene and a six-minute drive to the Whiteaker neighborhood. Wellness king room Traveling with my wife, we chose a wellness king room.  There is plenty of space for two large suitcases plus two carry-on suitcases and a pair of backpacks.  The desk was a…

  • Exterior overview of a large hotel building with text overlaying it that says, "My experience at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salem, Oregon."
    hotel review,  Oregon

    My experience at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salem, Oregon

    For my first visit to a Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball game, I sought a hotel that split the distance between the ballpark and downtown Salem (read about my visit to the ballpark here).  The DoubleTree Hotel Salem in northeast Salem was ideal.  It is about 15 minutes from the stadium and 10 minutes to the Oregon State Capitol.  Additionally, the hotel is 5 minutes from the Oregon State Fair Expo Center. One king with sofa bed and sitting area Traveling with my wife, we opted for a king room.  There is plenty of space for a small carry-on suitcase and two computer bags/backpacks.  The room is divided into a sitting area…

  • Overview of a living room into a patio with a textbook overlaying it that says "My experience at The Guild Cincinnati at The Banks."
    hotel review,  Ohio

    My experience at The Guild Cincinnati at The Banks

    During a recent business trip to Cincinnati, I was searching for a unique accommodation near downtown.  I ended up finding The Guild Cincinnati at The Banks.  The Guild offers apartment-style accommodations in prime locations.  The Guild Cincinnati at The Banks is a two-minute walk from Great American Ball Park and a five-minute walk to Paul Brown Stadium.  Visitors have several restaurants within walking distance ranging from quick eats like Jimmy John’s to craft beer-focused Yard House. 2-bedroom Although I was traveling by myself, I ended up choosing a two-bedroom.  It is approximately 1,300 square feet and has a king-size bedroom, a queen-size bed, and a sleeper sofa that can sleep…

  • Overview of multiple 12-story buildings with text overlaying image that says "My experience at the Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown."
    hotel review,  Indiana

    My experience at the Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown

    For my first visit to Indianapolis, I was looking for a hotel in downtown so I could walk to the Indianapolis Indians baseball game (read about my visit to the ballpark here).  The Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown was an ideal choice for a downtown hotel.  The hotel is a five-minute walk to Victory Field, a five-minute walk to the sights in White River State Park, an eight-minute walk to the Indiana Convention Center, and a thirteen-minute walk to Lucas Oil Stadium.  The hotel is a short drive to several tourist attractions.  For example, it is an eleven-minute drive to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, a twelve-minute drive to Indianapolis Motor Speedway,…

  • Nighttime view of tall hotel with text saying "My experience at the Crowne Plaza Dayton" overlaying the image.
    hotel review,  Ohio

    My experience at the Crowne Plaza Dayton

    For my latest visit to Dayton, I was looking for a hotel in downtown so I could walk to the Dayton Dragons baseball game (read my visit to the ballpark).  The Crowne Plaza Dayton was the perfect choice for a downtown hotel.  It is two-thirds of a mile to Fifth Third Field, one-third of a mile to the Oregon District, and two-thirds of a mile to RiverScape MetroPark.  The hotel is a five-minute drive to the University of Dayton, a fifteen-minute drive to Wright State University, and a twenty-minute drive to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  It is a 15-minute drive to Dayton International Airport and the hotel offers a free…