Monday, May 30, 2011

Best Western Catalina Canyon Hotel - Budget Accommodations Catalina Island

Happy Memorial Day 2011 from the Blue Ape !!! I'm about to leave this beautiful paradise of the "left coast" but not after one more day on the beautiful Catalina Island. I moved midweek from my former hotel to the Best Western Catalina Canyon Hotel, located at 888 Country Club Lane Avalon.

You and whomever you choose to enjoy this beautiful Island off the coast of California, will find a great budget hotel with all kinds of quality. You'll find the Best Western Catalina Canyon Hotel just above Avalon Bay. The property is beautiful offering a courtyard, patios and some rooms with private balconies. Enjoy the pool, have cocktails at the bar, or enjoy a dinner at the onsite restaurant. If you're looking for some fun off property, as I stated before, Catalina Island has lot's to offer. Go on a fishing expedition, go for a walk around the Bay, or go into any number of great shops and restaurants along the Avalon Bay. If you're thinking about taking the family, the Best Western Catalina Canyon Hotel offers specialty family rooms.

Room rates start at about $85 to $100 and you will find great rates toward the end of the summer in to the fall. Enjoy

Friday, May 27, 2011

Glenmore Plaza Hotel Catalina Island - A Great West Coast Hotel

Wheeewwww....Greetings and salutations to all the TravelApe fans and yes I am sorry. For those of you that are getting to this party late, I'm saying sorry to my regulars that come to enjoy these posts because the Big Blue Ape has had some other business to take care of and has not had the chance to post for some time.

Well I'm back and I'm in Catalina Island. To anyone who doesn't really know where Catalina Island is here is a map. Basically you'll find this wonderful California offshoot about a stones throw from San Diego. To that one of my favorite places to stay while on Catalina Island is the Glenmore Plaza Hotel Catalina Island. The Glenmore is located on the southern end of the Island at 118 Sumner Ave Avalon, CA 90704. Charm doesn't even begin to explain how lovely the Glenmore Plaza Hotel is and what it has to offer.

Guests will enjoy four floors and a choice of 46 different guest rooms. Guests of the Glenmore Plaza Hotel on Catalina Island also have access to a complimentary breakfast, concierge service, a complimentary newspaper each day, business center so those that need to stay in touch with the real life can do so, a wonderful public spa and access to a rollaway bed if you have extra guests.

The city of Avalon on Catalina Island offers quite a bit to do while visiting. Enjoy a round of golf at the Catalina Island Golf Club, take a tour on a boat or enjoy the conservancy on the island. This is beauty personified.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hotel Blue Myrtle Beach - An Escape for Some Golf

I'm on the move now and it seems like the schedule is getting hotter. I made a jaunt out of the big city and headed south to Myrtle Beach for a few days stay at Hotel Blue Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is absolutely gorgeous right now and the big blue ape wanted to get in some golf before the weather becomes a little more unpredictable in the coming weeks. Hurricane season is coming.

Any way, a stay at the Hotel Blue Myrtle Beach right now will run you, and I'm talking about rooms with ocean views, for a total of like $65 !!! An an efficiency and you're looking a a deal of like $85.

The Hotel Blue Myrtle Beach is located at 705 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and is about a block away from the famed Family Kingdom Amusement Park.

Enjoy all this hotel has to offer. You'll enjoy an outdoor pool, swim up pool side bar, a lazy river, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, a 20 lane bowling alley and an on site cafe. The Hotel Blue Myrtle Beach is value personified for a vacation in Myrtle Beach.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hilton Times Square Hotel New York - In the Heart of the Action

Ok day two of my personalized reviews of great hotels in New York City that are smack dab near the fun of central park. The Hilton Times Square Hotel New York comes to you, but this one, Travel Ape has to admit is pricey.

That being said, however, the big blue ape may like value, but every once in a while splurging is fun. While you're in New York City and have the funds, the Hilton Times Square Hotel is not a bad place to toss them away. You may be looking at week day rates of about $485 to $535 but wait !!! If you have the weekends open, because the summer months are coming up, staying in the city is not a usual choice, we have great rates from $283 to $309. Again, these are high rates but this is a world class hotel.

The Hilton Times Square Hotel New York City is located less than a mile away from Central Park at 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY and has everything you need for a great stay. Each room comes with a minimum of a king sized bed or two queen sized beds. And these are big comfy beds with great linens. The hotel has 43 floors with 444 rooms. Rooms on the corner are a little more money, but the views are incredible. Be prepared to be pampered with incredible in house restaurants and eateries, including a restaurant overlooking 42nd street on the 26th floor and the Pinnacle Bar. If you want to work out they offer discount program with a nearby club.

Just a thought if you're looking for ideas to package a great vacation to New York City. Enjoy a Broadway Show like Jersey Boys, or take in the traveling show of Cirque du Soleil at Radio City Music Hall. I'm sure if you look into it, even during the summer you'll find some great events. Why not splurge and hit the Hilton Times Square Hotel.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Millenium Hilton Hotel New York City - Great Stay Near Central Park

The Millenium Hilton Hotel New York conjures up one of TravelApe's most favorite words. That is "VALUE". I've been in the city for a few weeks and I greatly apologize for not posting in a while, but I got caught up in a few personal things, but I'm back.

Millenium Hilton Hotel New YorkWith that being said, may I submit to you all a great suggestion for a place to stay if you are looking to go to New York City and want to be near Central Park. After looking around I've found that the Millenium Hilton Hotel New York has great ratesrelative for everything it offers. If you check out the hotel section of my site you'll see some great summer time rates. This hotel offers babysitting services (not to mention children under 18 stay free when they come with their parents), has an on site bar and lounge, has a 24 hour business center, swimming pool and excellent fitness center. Quite simply this New York City hotel has the ability to handle most types of clientele.

Check out the events in the city near Central Park and maybe get a room for a few days. Word has it that the Black Eyed Peas are putting on a free concert this summer. Might be worth a trip to the Big Apple.