W Hotel Scottsdale AZ

What a phenominal resting place, and an even better party place. Oh my luxuriously comfortable bed! I could have slept all day. Only wish the light wasn’t peeping through the bathroom window at the crack of day (especially after partying all night, then going for a late night swim after the club was closed 24hr pool for guests is awesome!). The shower was great, but the sink was HORRIBLE. I shouldn’t have put on my clothes until after I brushed my teeth, because the square shallow sink splashed all the water back up every time I rinsed.

They have a nack for making it up to you when their service lacks. We paid for our room a month before, asked for adjoining rooms but when we arrived, they didn’t have one reserved for us. Since it was my birthday, sister mentioned it and asked why they would promise one, if they only have three of the type. I happed to walk up at the time, said it was okay and I was chill with it. They upgraded us to a bigger room, delivered half a dozen chocolate covered strawberries and gave me all the wrist bands I needed (7- normally $25 each) , for the 944 magazine party held roof top at the pool. It was probably the fact that I didn’t over react or act like a jerk, I killed them with kindness, as always, and they delivered! I will definitely stay there many more times.

The club is very scottsdale and trendy with house music. I like the fact that the pool is open 24 hrs. We sat on the stadium seats and people watched. Luckily 944 had lots of stuff going on too.

I think this place is great for the price and the rooms are so much fun! If your a vouyer this is the place for you. If your a partier this place is for you (your VIP at the club and the security doesn’t act in their normal douche bag demeanor when they see your band) only complaint is when the security doesn’t see your wrist band, they are A – – – – – – S the biggest kind. They act like they work in Beverly Hills or Hollywood and the world is trying to steal their star. So if your looking for a place to party and sleep, stay here, but remember if you leave the hotel, upon your return, hold your hand up high at the door and your all good.

W Hotel
7277 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-970-2100
http://www.wscottsdalehotel.com

Chart House Cardiff CA

Floor to ceiling wall windows that overlook the ocean, plus food prepared to perfection! The last time I was there was right before the Comicon in San Diego, but much to my surprise this location is not considered San Diego. Its located just outside on South Coast Highway 101, a nice drive along the water front too.

My meal began with the Lobster Bisque ($8.99) which was exquisitely creamy and ladden with bits of lobster. I’m a big fan of Lobster Bisque, but rarely is it created with such a precise blend of each ingredient. I highly recommend it!

I then had the Chopped Spinach Salad ($8.50) served up with chopped egg, bacon, radishes and mushrooms over chopped spinach of course, topped with a warm bacon dressing. Yummy! My taste buds were jumping for joy with each bite of this sumptuous salad, which could have been a meal in itself.

My entree was a fabulous cut of Filet 8 oz ($31.99), served medium rare. The Filet was perfectly cut and grilled. There wasn’t one bit of fat on it anywhere. They grill their steak with a dab of butter and season it just right. I also had a side of the Sizzling Mushrooms ($7.99) which were the perfect pairing for each bite of my pink in them middle Filet. I love this place; every dish they prepare is done with skill and pride.

The service was superb! Very attentive and anticipatory. Not one need was ever unattended, and not one thing had to be requested. Everyone was spot on!  The hostess, the food runner and the server must have been trained in a 5 star academy because each was pleasant and very customer oriented. I totally recommend this place for everyone looking for a special place to share with that special person.

Chart House
2588 South Coast Highway 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
760-463-4044
http://chart-house.com