Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Luxury Bend Oregon Hotel

I am often asked about accommodations in Bend Oregon because we travel their so often. We recently stayed at the new Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend at 10 NW Minnesota Avenue. This deluxe 50 room hotel is plush! All of the rooms are large and face south. Rates run about $150/ night and up. Another funky overnight er is the McMenamins - Old St. Francis School. Try the soaking tub before bed. Rates $129/night. Happy Traveling

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel - The Best

I can still remember my first visit to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big island of Hawaii. Walking into the lobby I saw the most beautiful white sand beach and ocean vista. Aunty Barbara Izumi greeted me. She remembered the beach and played on it before the Rockefeller's built the resort. The tennis courts are right on the ocean to the north. This allows sea breezes to cool the courts during play. Now the hotel has reopens after extensive remodeling. Special summer rates $299 - $359 per night until September 30th. Oh, did I mention the legendary golf and exquisite dinning. Aloha