Trip Reports

I’ve created this page to gather all my trip reports and hotel reviews in one place. They’re meant to be resources to help you plan your own adventures, but that doesn’t work out so well if you can’t find them! I also don’t always do the best job of including links to past and future posts if I break up a series and publish pieces at different times. Now you can catch up on old reviews or get back on track if you ever get lost. Some links indicate a work in progress.

Hotel Reviews

Some people just want to read the hotel reviews so they can pick a great place to stay when they arrive.¬†Hotels can range all over the quality and comfort scale — although certain chains or brands may have similar characteristics, your experience can change with each individual property. I often spend much more time selecting a good hotel than I do choosing an airline. The table below can be filtered by location or chain, and I keep it updated on a regular basis.

PropertyCityRegionChainUpgrade
AriaLas VegasNevadaHyattNone
Hyatt Regency Indian WellsIndian WellsCaliforniaHyattVilla
Le Meridien Koh SamuiKoh SamuiThailandStarwoodSuite
New Majestic HotelSingaporeSingaporeIndependentNone
Raffles HotelSingaporeSingaporeFairmontPresidential Suite
The U.S. Grant HotelSan DiegoCaliforniaStarwoodJunior Suite
The Driskill HotelAustinTexasHyattJunior Suite
Ambassador Transit HotelSingaporeSingaporeIndependentNone
Alexis HotelSeattleWashingtonKimptonSuite
EPIC HotelMiamiFloridaKimptonSuite
Lorien Hotel & SpaAlexandriaVirginiaKimptonSuite
Hotel Vintage PlazaPortlandOregonKimptonSuite
Laucala Island ResortLaucala IslandFijiIndependentVilla
Grand Hyatt KauaiKoloaHawaiiHyattSuite
Grand Hyatt KauaiKoloaHawaiiHyattNone
Hyatt Residence Club Ka'anapali BeachLahainaHawaiiHyattSuite
Hyatt Regency MauiLahainaHawaiiHyattSuite
Fairmont MauiWaileaHawaiiFairmontSuite
Park Hyatt Siem ReapSiem ReapCambodiaHyattSuite
L'Auberge Del MarDel MarCaliforniaIndependentNone
Sheraton StockholmStockholmSwedenStarwoodSuite
Marriott MountainSidePark CityUtahMarriottSuite
Westin St. FrancisSan FranciscoCaliforniaStarwoodSuite
Andaz Liverpool StreetLondonUnited KingdomHyattNone
Conrad St. JamesLondonUnited KingdomHiltonNone
Grand Hyatt DFW AirportDallasTexasHyattNone
Le Meridien Chiang MaiChiang MaiThailandStarwoodSuite
Grand Hyatt Hong KongHong KongChinaHyattNone
DELANO Las VegasLas VegasNevadaHyattSuite
Andaz Maui at WaileaWaileaHawaiiHyattSuite
Hyatt Regency DFW AirportDallasTexasHyattJunior Suite
Hyatt Regency ChicagoChicagoIllinoisHyattJunior Suite
Hyatt Place Chicago River NorthChicagoIllinoisHyattNone
Hyatt House RedmondRedmondWashingtonHyattJunior Suite
Hyatt 48 LexNew YorkNew YorkHyattNone
Hyatt Regency WaikikiHonoluluHawaiiHyattNone
Hyatt Place SeattleSeattleWashingtonHyattNone
Radisson Blu AquaChicagoIllinoisClub CarlsonNone
Hyatt Regency WichitaWichitaKansasHyattNone
Hyatt Regency TorontoTorontoCanadaHyattNone
Grand Hyatt San FranciscoSan FranciscoCaliforniaHyattSuite
Hyatt Fisherman's WharfSan FranciscoCaliforniaHyattSuite
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (Pre-renovation)Hong KongChinaHyattNone
Grand Hyatt SeattleSeattleWashingtonHyattSuite
Le Meridien BangkokBangkokThailandStarwoodNone
Andaz Wall StreetNew YorkNew YorkHyattJunior Suite
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's LandingPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaHyattNone
Hyatt Regency BostonBostonMassachusettsHyattJunior Suite
Hyatt Regency DallasDallasTexasHyattNone
Hyatt Regency Santa ClaraSanta ClaraCaliforniaHyattNone
Hyatt Place Las VegasLas VegasNevadaHyattNone
The VenetianLas VegasNevadaIHGSuite
Hyatt Place PDXPortlandOregonHyattNone
Hyatt Regency MauiLahainaHawaiiHyattNone
Hyatt Regency VancouverVancouverCanadaHyattPresidential Suite
Andaz NapaNapaCaliforniaHyattNone
Conrad Hong KongHong KongChinaHiltonNone
St. Regis BangkokBangkokThailandStarwoodNone
Westin Siray BayPhuketThailandStarwoodNone
St. Regis BaliDenpasarIndonesiaStarwoodVilla
St. Regis BaliDenpasarIndonesiaStarwoodSuite
Grand Hyatt SingaporeSingaporeSingaporeHyattSuite
Hyatt Olive 8SeattleWashingtonHyattNone

Full Trip Reports

Some of my trip reports are published in multiple installments. In addition to the hotel or flight review I may cover additional sightseeing activities, dining options, and general thoughts about the destination.

Weekend in Paris — April 2011

A Very Maui Marriage Proposal — February 2012

Asia in Style: Singapore and Hong Kong — September 2012

Everything’s Bigger in Texas — 2011-2012

  • Justin

    do any traveling in 2014? I know a lot has changed in the last year and I am trying to figure out what points I need for a decent vavay with the wife and kids.

    • Scottrick

      I have, but I just haven’t updated this list in a while. I suggest checking out “trip reports” or “hotel reviews” in the topic list on the sidebar.