No help from Hilton Honors on Doubletree Cariari embarrassment!

Last week I wrote about an incident I experienced at the Doubletree Cariari in San José, Costa Rica. You can read the details about it here, but the bottom line is that the front desk clerk assumed my friend, who had come to visit me at the hotel, was a prostitute, and tried to charge […]

Blatant Disrespect at the Doubletree Cariari – Costa Rica

In the last 30 days I have spent a total of 14 nights in three separate stays at the Doubletree by Hilton Cariari San José-Costa Rica, and I even wrote a nice review of one of my stays as part of the Costa Rica resource I’m assembling. I’ll need to update that post with this […]

Hotel Review: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San José – Costa Rica

Update: Please see this post for a disturbing incident that occurred at this hotel. I needed to be in Costa Rica for a couple of weeks to set up a new work project, and I preferred a location near the airport, since it’s a quick Uber ride to Heredia downtown, where my friend Ana lives. […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Hojarascas, Heredia, Costa Rica

This review is of a hotel a little off the beaten path, but with many international students attending the nearby National University of Costa Rica, it may be useful for parents or families dropping off or visiting students, as well as anyone else visiting the area. Heredia, Costa Rica, known as the “City of Flowers”, has a population of about 123,000 […]

Hotel Review: Conrad Centennial Singapore

After arriving in Singapore on the world’s longest flight, we had a 4 night reservation at the award winning Conrad Centennial Singapore. I had a reservation booked a couple weeks before the trip, but when Hilton ran a 30% off sale for that part of the world about a week out, I was able to […]