Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Raleigh-Cary (I-40 @Walnut St.)

 The pictures below are from my stay in October 2014.  As with my other recent hotel reports, this is a currently a work in progress.  If you have any specific questions, leave me a message in the comments and I'll answer it as best I can.

This was actually one of my favorite things about this hotel stay.  Even though I chose the points amenity, I received a small bag of trail mix and a bottle of water.

It's hard to see in the picture, but the room had a nice moderately sized LCD TV.

View into the room from just inside the door

Microwave and coffee station outside of the bathroom

Another super exciting microwave picture

View into the bathroom


Toilet with a busted seat


I didn't use the hair dryer but it did appear to be fairly new and in working order.

If you think the top of the mattress looks a little bit uneven, you'd be right. There were definitely two permanent impressions.    

This last one shows a close up of the desk, the stains were actually underneath the glass top, so I don't doubt that it was clean but it didn't give me a very good impression of the room overall.  When you add in the loose toilet seat and the worn out bed, it's a hotel I won't be staying at again unless I hear of improvements. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Holiday Inn Express - North Lima, OH

These images are from a one night stay at the Holiday in Express Youngstown (N. Lima/Boardman) in December of 2014.  I may add more detailed information at a later date but until then, here are the room pictures:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Chase First Friday - 3X Ultimate Rewards points on Dining Today!

If you happen to be holding a Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card in your wallet, don't forget that today is the first Friday of October which means you are able to earn 3X points on any dining purchases on the card today.  Even if you don't have any plans to dine out, it could be worth stopping by your favorite restaurants to pick up gift cards which can be used later.  It might not be a huge amount of extra miles but even a couple of hundred extra miles each month can add up over time.

No need to register for the promotion, If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you are ready to go earn 3X points on your restaurant purchases