This week I'm in Monterey, CA for work. I am staying at the Intercontinental Hotel - The Clement Monterey, which is right on Cannery Row on the water side. This hotel is definitely going on my list of Favorite Hotels. The rate right now is $159 a night, but I've stayed in more expensive hotels that aren't nearly as nice, and aren't in a location even remotely as cool as Cannery Row.
The room is very relaxing. I have a queen sized bed with a down comforter, down pillow top, and down pillows. Quite plush!
There is also a fireplace in here. Quite lovely. AND, the room has a 45" LCD TV, WITH the Cartoon Network (which is a must for any hotel I stay at; I relish my time with Adult Swim).
And all nice hotel rooms have really nice bathrooms, and this one is no exception. Stone floors, marble counters, a rain shower, and a separate bathtub. Nice toiletries, and a french mill bar of soap. And a really nice touch is the live orchid on the bathroom counter.
Oh, and did I mention the cotton robe and complimentary slippers??
With all this traveling, you start to feel like once you've seen a hotel, you've seen them all... but every once in a while, you find a real gem that you're totally stoked about. The Intercontinental is one of those gems.