Where We Stay

When I stay at a place I love, I’ll be sure the let you all know about it. I may review it here at this site, or I may review it at another. Either way, I’ll be sure to keep these links updated. I’ll be adding new hotels all the time.

Just click on hotel name and be whisked away to my hotel review of your choice.



Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate

We’ve stayed here not once, but twice. Although it’s a Residence Inn, it’s not crawling with a lot of business types. It’s the land of Mickey, so this property is chock-full of families. These suites are not fancy (and could use some updating) but they give you plenty of room to spread out.


Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa

This is as close to rest and relaxation as you’re going to get when you’re in such close proximity to a giant LEGO castle.

Los Angeles

Hotel Palomar Los Angeles-Westwood

The perfect base for all your adventures in West L.A. and even Santa Monica. You and the kids will dig the bright colors, great views, and the perfect location. I personally loved that chaise lounge chair. Room service please!


Best Western Beach Resort Monterey

An affordable option for those families who want ocean front views of Monterey Bay.

San Diego

Omni San Diego Hotel

This property is located in downtown San Diego. It has a connecting pedestrian bridge to Petco Park (baseball stadium) and is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

Rancho Bernardo Inn

It was here that my son discovered his love for the song Eye of the Tiger, courtesy of the hotel’s Wii station. I discovered that lots of activities for the kids, makes a tired mami very happy. The hotel has a great location for a visit to the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

San Rafael

Four Points Sheraton San Rafael

This turned out to be a great base for exploring Marin County. Hotel is located just north of Sausalito.



Outrigger Aina Nalu Resort

Located in Lahaina, this is not a beach-front property. But what it lacks in views, it makes up with a full kitchen and in-room washer and dryer.


Outrigger Waikiki Hotel On the Beach Hotel

The best location on Waikiki but at an affordable price. I heartedly recommend the macadamia nut pancakes overlooking the early morning surfers.


Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort

If I could move in to this fancy condominium resort, I would. Enough said.