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Old 03-09-2014, 08:10 AM   #1
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Best, Worst, Value hotel breakfast

Many hotels these days offer a breakfast as part of the stay. I am wondering what you think are/were the Best, the Worst, and the best Value given the room rate.

For me:

Best - a hotel in Vienna that had a luscious spread of hot and cold meats, pastries, eggs fruit, cakes, cheeses, and champagne.

Worst - a chain hotel In the California dessert. Nice rooms, good rates , but breakfast was cheap cold cereal with skim milk, heavily, diluted orange juice, and mini sugary pastries. No coffee! They should have skipped it.

Best value - a Quality in in Utah, many choice including some hot foods all for a very reasonable room rate.
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I always enjoyed Embassy Suites breakfasts.
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Best Western... Macon Ga.
Nice local lady "chef" ... cooks to order, and reminds me of my mother.
Year and a half ago... can't imagine how they could afford it at the wow-low rates...
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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The best included breakfast I have enjoyed was at Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Fl. We always look forward to staying there.
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Some of the best breakfasts I have had have been at B&Bs. Last year I stayed in a wonderful one in Alberta for $99 per night. The breakfasts were gourmet, to die for, and served in an elegant dining room with crystal and silver.
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I enjoy Residence Inn, for the breakfast and the kitchen ability to cook/reheat other meals and snacks in the room. On our last trip they were cheaper than Embassy Suites, had a great breakfast as well as the additional kitchen amenities.
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Drury Inns offers a pretty good breakfast and dinner (both free). And free cocktails (in most locations). Rates are pretty cheap. They don't cover the whole US, but provide a good value and reasonably good free food.

If you have a family, it's a really good deal for most of your day's meals for free.
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I have to agree with Meadbh . The best breakfasts I have had have been at B&B's or boutique hotels . Chain breakfasts are usually pretty carb laden and bland .
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Many hotels in Europe include b'fast, but it's always good to ask!

Last month we found that yes, they had a nice b'fast, but....there was a 29Euro ($34) PER PERSON charge! Yikes!

Because it is often included, people might sit down and just have coffee and a croissant only to find a $80 per couple bill waiting for them!
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For chain hotels, my favorite has been the Denver Marriott (downtown). Awesome breakfast buffet, including cooked-to-order omelets and great service. Not cheap, and not included in room charge, but top quality.

For a free breakfast, the majority of Hampton Inns offer at least something decent.
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I've also found Hampton Inns to have consistently decent breakfasts for chain hotel, and most will pack you a sack meal for the road if you ask at the desk.
Some B & B's and independent hotels can be truly outstanding, but need to do homework to find the best ones.
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I always enjoyed Embassy Suites breakfasts.
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Worst was a hotel near my son's University - they only left BF out til 8am first of all! And it was watery coffee and cello wrapped sweet buns.....yuck! And the attitude of the staff there was laughable - check out time was 10 am - they walked in at 10am sharp and started cleaning up while we were packing up!!! Unreal.

Best was Embassy Suites and some of the Holiday Inn express I stayed in.
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I've always been satisfied with the breakfast at the Fairfield Inn (lowest-end properties of the Marriott chain).

Its kinda funny about amenities at Marriott hotels. The lowest-end places (Fairfield) usually have a micro-fridge and microwave oven in the room and there's free coffee and tea available in the lobby 24/7. It's very functional and has what I want when I'm traveling. Go "upscale" to a Courtyard or Marriot and the furniture in the rooms is nicer and the rooms are bigger, but there won't be a microwave or fridge and the coffee is only available downstairs for a few hours in the morning. And no free breakfast (unless you've negotiated a special deal). All of the places are clean and in good repair.

Among cheap places I've also had good free breakfasts at Drury Inn.
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I stayed @ an Embassy Suites for a few months and their complimentary breakfast and happy hour saved me a ton of cash. In addition both were excellent.
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I always like to tell one of the workers at the Embassy Suites ... "hey, tell the Manager I appreciate him / her having a receptions for us. It's very nice of them. "

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I've also found Hampton Inns to have consistently decent breakfasts for chain hotel, and most will pack you a sack meal for the road if you ask at the desk.
Some B & B's and independent hotels can be truly outstanding, but need to do homework to find the best ones.
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I like the convenience of breakfast at hotels, and they're decent (a lot of variety if nothing else) at Hampton Inns so I stay at them often (enough that I have a free stay coming up next month ). The best breakfasts I've had with accommodations have been at expensive hotels (so not really worth it as a package). Mercifully I don't remember my worst hotel breakfasts, probably passed on sight...
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We like Embassy Suites the most and Hampton Inn next.
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