2020.10 – Part 3 – Fairmont Gold at Banff Springs Hotel 

I enjoy hearing the up-sell.  Sometimes it’s overrated, other times, it’s worth every moment.  For our stay at Banff Springs, we elected for Fairmont Gold.  Why?  Complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks, separate check-in counter, a lounge available for use throughout the day and a dedicated service team.  We liked staying here a lot.

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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London Heathrow Airport


Hotels in London have one consistent attribute – they’re extremely expensive!  As this visit to London included us spending half of our time outside of the city proper, I didn’t see the need to stay in the middle of the city.  This hotel offered a fair trade in its value proposition, affordable and close to what we needed. 

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