Tuesday, June 26, 2007

LODGINGS WITH KITCHENS

The July 2007 Consumer Reports rates a bunch of hotel and motel chains according to reader opinions from 2005-2006. I'm sure experiences can vary depending on specific locations, but I figured I'd share the ratings of the three best-rated chains that include kitchen facilities. I confess I've had some sweet experiences in hotels with kitchen suites...and some of those sweet experiences had to do with the extra space, the reasonable prices, and the financial and health benefits of being able to stock and prepare gluten-free foods!

First comes the rating and then comes the price range. For perspective: The top-rated Ritz-Carlton scored 89 and priced out at $195-$350.
87 $89-125 Homewood Suites (Hilton)
87 $84-110 Springhill Suites (Marriott)
84 $90-130 Residence Inn (Marriott)
Happy travels!

2 comments:

Rob said...

David -

I'm a celiac who travels frequently for work and I always look for a Residence Inn.

Great post - it's a challenge to find safe food when traveling.

Rob

David Marc Fischer said...

Thanks--I never thought I'd be so grateful for certain chain hotels and restaurants!