All Reviews by countrybumpkin

  • REFUGE INN 7058 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 (757) 336-5511

    5 stars Posted on 10/18/2007 05:00pm

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    ""Motor Inn"" is a misnomer. It's a nice, two-story hotel with a fabulous location, an excellent staff, a heated pool, and a comprehensive breakfast buffet. We brought our own bikes, to head over the bridge and into the wildlife refuge, but rentals are available. Some of the famous ""Ponies"" are onsite, too, for feeding. Our room on the Refuge side also gave us a view of the Assateague Lighthouse.\r I've stayed here in the past, and I plan to return.\r
  • Key Lime Inn 725 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040 (305) 294-5229

    5 stars Posted on 01/31/2006 04:00pm

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    We arrived on the heels of Hurricane Rita but encountered no difficulties. Our room was large and quite nice (in the old mansion). The staff was very helpful and friendly, the room and pool were clean, and the parking was convenient. The continental breakfasts were a nice feature, too. The grounds were quiet and it was a nice anniversary getaway.
  • El Meson De Pepe's Restaurant & Bar 410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040 (305) 295-2620

    5 stars Posted on 09/26/2005 05:00pm

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    This was a spur of the moment pick and it was wonderful! We were seated on the patio, so we heard the band in the courtyard playing and could watch the dancing on the closed-circuit tvs. The entrees were delicious, as were the conch fritter appetizers and desserts - the mango ice cream in particular. It wasn't ""cheap"" but it wasn't too expensive, either. And you definitely got your money's worth.
  • Conch Republic Seafood Company 631 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040 (305) 294-4403

    5 stars Posted on 09/26/2005 05:00pm

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    We ate their twice on a recent trip. We loved the location right in the marina, being able to see the boats and hear the water lapping. Our entrees were all wonderful (mahi mahi, grouper) and the drinks were good, too. The service ranged from absolutely excellent the first night to fairly good the second. If you want an absolutely quiet dinner, it may not be the place, but it isn't too loud, either. Especially if you get a table for 2 around the outer railings.
  • Howard Johnson 210 S Service Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301 (870) 735-3232

    4 stars Posted on 09/26/2005 05:00pm

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    We stayed 2 nights, primarily for location and price. Much cheaper than in downtown Memphis. It was a pleasant surprise. The room was standard, not fancy. But it was large, and the continental breakfast was much more than the anticipated basket of muffins and pitcher of juice. The food was all fresh, the hot items hot and the cold items cold, and the staff continually checked on the quantities and quality. We would stay again.
  • Margaritaville 500 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040 (305) 292-1435

    4 stars Posted on 09/26/2005 05:00pm

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    We stopped for a quick, late dinner. Fast service, no wait (this was just after Rita, though, don't know the usual status). The fish sandwich was great. Super fresh, very nice. The burger wasn't as good as expected, but not bad, either. I ""upgraded"" to the Uptown margarita. Not sure if it was worth the extra cost, either, since I didn't have a basic one. It was a bit noisy -- if you like quiet conversation it may not happen
  • Chateau Hotel 1001 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 524-9636

    5 stars Posted on 09/05/2005 05:00pm

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    We'd looked at several travel sites, reading reviews of many French Quarter hotels and worrying about our stay. Then we decided it was only one night, so we'd find the best for our needs (2 adults, 1 child). The staff at the hotel was very helpful, both over the phone and in person. The free valet parking and free continental breakfast were unusual AND appreciated. The courtyard was lovely. We were busy thinking of a return trip when Katrina hit. Hopefully the Chateau Hotel will again welcome guests!
  • Red Lantern 6 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016 (212) 889-4711

    4 stars Posted on 03/15/2005 04:00pm

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    I've eaten at Red Lantern a handful of times in the last couple years. We usually go as a group of 4-6 and the service and food have been excellent every time. Orders have varied from simple (pad thai) to different curries and all have been quite good. If anything is lacking, it's the ""ambience"". It's not the focus. But go for the food. I think it would work for kids, provided they are adventurous eaters, and groups up to 8, 10, 12 should be fine.
  • Mercer 147 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012 (212) 966-6060

    5 stars Posted on 09/19/2002 05:00pm

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    I stayed at the Mercer over a year ago and still think about it. The room was gorgeous - corner, huge windows. Best shower ever! Staff was terrific, breakfast very good. I'll definitely stay again.