Articles Mentioning Mid-Range

Hotel Z – A Staypineapple Hotel

Hotel Z – A Staypineapple Hotel is a 96-room mid-range hotel with an excellent location in the Gaslamp Quarter. Fully renovated in 2015, the property feels fresh and modern and has a colorful, fun style. Clean, retro-style rooms have super-comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, and Keurig coffeemakers. Suites with sofa beds are available for families in need of extra space. However, interior noise can be an issue and there are no safes or mini-fridges in rooms. Features are limited to an espresso bar serving snacks and coffee drinks, beach cruiser bikes to borrow, and free Wi-Fi. Free pineapple cupcakes are a popular touch. Business travelers might prefer the more classic Ramada Inn & Suites Gaslamp/Convention Center, which has lower rates, a 24-hour restaurant, and antique elevators — but slightly dated rooms.

Ale House Inn

The cozy 10-room Ale House Inn — more suited to adults than families — is housed in a historic 130-year-old former brewery warehouse a block from downtown Portsmouth. Room decor is minimalist, hip, and chic, but there isn’t much to this boutique hotel other than a small lobby and common area with free snacks. There is no on-site restaurant or bar, but the Market Square District location means shops and dining are nearby. The hotel gives free tickets to the Seacoast Rep Theater, which is located on the ground floor, and a free local beer upon arrival. Each room is equipped with a pre-loaded iPad that includes a ton of information about Portsmouth.

Cove Haven Resort

A throwback to the glory days of heart-shaped bathtubs and gaudy theme decor, the mid-range Cove Haven Resort is a couples-only property stuck in the summer of love in the Poconos. A honeymoon destination since the 1960s, this Poconos getaway has become an American institution whose founder invented the heart-shaped Sweetheart Tub. Nostalgic couples can immerse themselves in a fantasy of giant Champagne glass-shaped whirlpools and choose all-inclusive packages, though many find food mostly uninspired. Most guests will also find cleanliness lacking even if they appreciate the aging decor. There’s plenty to do indoors and outdoors year-round — including boating on Lake Wallenpaupack and snow tubing — but the hotel is definitely pricey for what it is and in need of renovations. Couples seeking something less themed may want to compare rates at the Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Sister City

Located in Manhattan’s hip Bowery area, the mid-range, 200-room Sister City hotel has a sleek, minimalist design that prioritizes function and affordability. Compact rooms provide travelers with the essentials for a comfortable stay, including flat-screen TVs, rainfall showers with toiletries, and Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speakers, though some past guests have complained of noise issues. While most guests spend their days exploring the city, there are a quality restaurant serving all meals and free coffee, and a cool rooftop bar with great views and an outdoor space. The hotel’s daily “Destination Fee” covers access to the tiny gym, free Wi-Fi, light snacks at the rooftop bar, and free coffee and wine at Floret restaurant. Those wanting an equally hip but more upscale rooms and amenities should consider PUBLIC, a trendy competitor in the neighborhood.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

The mid-range Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground is a great pick for families, with its own mini water park, large game room, and convenient location under a 10-minute walk from Disneyland. Clean rooms have soundproofed walls that keep freeway noise at bay, and are outfitted with an array of convenient amenities, such as mini-fridges, coffeemakers, microwaves, and free Wi-Fi. Some units have balconies and/or Disneyland Resort views, though non-renovated rooms are a tad plain and dated. A convenience store is well-stocked and prices are reasonable, but the hotel lacks a full restaurant. The on-site Disneyland Resort ticket desk, discounts for Annual Passport holders, and large heated outdoor pool are all great perks that add value. It’s worth comparing rates with the Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort Convention Center.

Holiday Inn Ocean City

The 216-room Holiday Inn Ocean City is a mid-range property whose top selling point is its location right on the beach, a short drive or bus ride from Ocean City’s attractions. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, with fully equipped kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi, and furnished balconies that offer at least side sea views. Unfortunately, bathrooms are small, and some are in need of updates. With indoor and outdoor pools, seasonal children’s entertainment, and a game room, the hotel draws tons of families. Business travelers and couples are also catered to with a solid restaurant, 24-hour fitness center, and meeting facilities. Travelers looking to stay closer to the action may want to compare rates at the Grand Hotel & Spa.

Nipa Resort

The 117-room Nipa Resort is an affordable, mid-range property with a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere in the bustling Patong area, a 10-minute walk from the beach. A traditional Thai style pervades throughout, and the activity centers around the main courtyard pool with an adjacent bar. Rooms are simple but attractive, and well-outfitted with air-conditioning, minibars, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and shower/tub combos. All have furnished outdoor spaces, some of which have direct access to the main pool or a jetted pool. The restaurant serves international fare all day, though most guests report food being mediocre and breakfasts limited. Other amenities consist of a small spa for massages and wellness treatments, free Wi-Fi and parking, and tour booking services. Cheap rates make this a good value, but travelers willing to pay more for a stay across from the beach in Phuket should consider the upscale Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, which has tons more features.

Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea

The mid-range Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea is a family-friendly property with 200 kitchen-equipped studios and suites a short drive from the beach, shops, and restaurants of Wailea. Contemporary studios have sitting areas, furnished terraces, and kitchens with stovetops and microwaves, while suites add separate living spaces and ovens. Unfortunately, some patios aren’t private or have unattractive views. Leisure facilities include a well-sized outdoor pool and adjacent hot tub, plus a basketball court, putting green, and 24-hour fitness center. A free buffet breakfast with items such as waffles, cereal, eggs, and bacon is served each day, and a pool bar operates all day, but there’s no full restaurant here. Overall, the kid-friendly atmosphere and home-like suites make this a better pick for families than couples. Travelers without kids should consider the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, which has a stellar beachfront setting.

The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach

The mid-range Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach is a peaceful oceanfront property with six standard guest rooms and 38 kitchen-equipped studios on the island’s northwestern coast. Features are limited here, as there are no restaurant, gym, or spa, but it’s a good pick for travelers wanting to cook themselves. A small outdoor pool, free-to-borrow beach chairs and towels, and free morning fruit and pastries are provided, as is free Wi-Fi, though it’s spotty. Standard rooms have microwaves, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and air-conditioning, while studios provide full kitchens, dining tables, and sofas. In order to retain a quiet, nature-centric environment, there are no in-room TVs, though one is available in a common room with movies and games. Note that some past guests have complained of thin walls creating noise issues. There are some restaurants in the area, plus the two Kapalua Golf courses. Travelers wanting a true resort should consider the Royal Lahaina Resort, which offers a good bang for your buck with its array of facilities and room types.