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The Boarding House

While in Pawhuska we stayed at The Boarding House. This is an eight-room “cowboy luxury” hotel just a few doors down from the Merc. The suites are absolutely stunning, each having their own identity and personality. This beautiful cheeseboard thing was part of their evening reception (hospitality hour) for guests. Plus complimentary wine, etc. Everything about this place is top shelf! From the service, the coffee & pastry delivery every morning, to the exquisitely appointed rooms.

Hampton Inn

Before starting a very long day of driving I usually forego a relaxed sit-down breakfast and opt for the quick, complimentary offering at the hotel. Hampton Inn of Prescott, AZ was decent, but it’s no Embassy Suites, even if they are in the same family tree. Tasty hot biscuits & gravy and scrambled eggs, despite the paper plate. I was impressed by their thoughtful addition of ham and cheese bits. 

Some additional fun pics: heading northeast out of Prescott we stopped in the trippy little town of Jerome, AZ. We stretched our legs at the Jerome Grand Hotel. This place dates back to the 1920’s when it first opened as a hospital. It closed down in 1950 but only after about 9,000 deaths. It is supposedly haunted today. Also passed through Sedona and visited the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Stunning views, that I can tell you! 

Julian Gold Rush Hotel

My favorite memory of 2018 has to be our stay at the Julian Gold Rush Hotel!  This is a historic bed & breakfast in the heart of downtown Julian, CA.  The property is an 1890s national historic landmark and is the oldest operating hotel in Southern California. The vintage charm of this restored Victorian hotel is simply stunning!  All of the rooms, dining and common areas are decorated with a plethora of American period antiques.  
Lady FoodObs and I stayed in the “Patio Cottage” which is separate from the main building.  It has a cast iron fireplace and a veranda with views of their beautiful gardens.  Best part of this cottage was being able to smell the granola being made in the nearby kitchen.  Wouldn’t be a B&B without breakfast, right?  It was outstanding as you can see in the photo below.  Super delicious and such thoughtful plating.  Truly a remarkable experience all around.  Can’t wait to stay again in 2019.  Happy New Year!
 

1440 Bistro and Bar

Probably one of the best hotel restaurants I’ve eaten at across the nation! 1440 Bistro inside Embassy Suites LAX South in El Segundo is a remarkable standout. Menu is fairly short but what they make is just excellent. Quality and attention to detail like few places I’ve experienced. Here’s an outstanding Smoked Turkey Club. Made with bacon, gruyere cheese, avocado, mayo, little gem lettuce, and mater on ciabatta.

Embassy Suites

Pretty decent hotel room service chicken wings.  Hits the spot when working late!

  

Embassy Suites

One of the hotels I stay at frequently. This one is in El Segundo right next to LAX. Known for good made to order breakfasts, although the the hashbrowns here are going down hill. The highlight of my visits though is always the happy hour.

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Hilton Garden Inn

Two meals from my recent HGI stay in Palmdale. First was an awful room service flatbread thing with chicken, etc. Best thing was breakfast the next day, needless to say.

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Hotel breakfast

All done in Hartford. This was at the airport Doubletree this morning. Interesting thing was all the buffet selections were in Le Creuset Dutch ovens. 6 of them! These are like $300 pots! Needless to say, I was impressed.

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