Which Hotels Are the Worst Offenders When It Comes to Charging for Wi-Fi Service?

This post was originally posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on January 8, 2016.

Have you ever wondered why you can land at a seedy hostel filled with backpackers and count on 24/7 access to free Wi-Fi, but when your car service drops you at the glass palace downtown, you’re informed that Wi-Fi access comes with hefty fees? It’s counterintuitive, but there are historical reasons for these charges. Read more

5 Great Hipmunk Hotel Areas in the South

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Here are some great ideas for a quick weekend in some of America’s southern cities.

Tuscaloosa, AL

People may argue that America’s Deep South is the heart of the country, and Alabama is a great state to start exploring when one needs a break from the wintery north. Tuscaloosa is a great city to start with due to its inexpensive hotels and relatively low tourist count. Football enthusiasts can easily enjoy the Paul W. Bryant Museum during the year and tour the University of Alabama campus as well as the Bama Theatre. Hotels that meet the budget and location include the Ambassador Inn and Suites Tuscaloosa and the Masters Inn Tuscaloosa. Read more

6 Luxury Hotels in the American Midwest

This post was originally posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on January 2, 2016.

“Luxury” may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of the American Midwest, which is all-too-often glossed over by travelers seeking thrills in America’s coastal cities. But luxury is what you will find at each of these six Midwestern hotels, which prove once and for all that the middle of America is well worth a visit. Read more

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