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Search for Celebrities on Hollywood Tours!

October 20th, 2015

Depending on the tour you choose, you can see up to 50 celebrity homes in a star studded Hollywood Homes tour—and they’re not all in Hollywood, of course! Going from home to home doesn’t guarantee a star sighting, but you certainly increase your odds when you’re in the right neighborhoods and smack in front of the sprawling multi-million dollar mansions. But which celebs might you spot?

The LA tours know where Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise and Orlando Bloom live for starters. You’ll see where Christina Aguilera calls home, Richard Gere and Madonna. Steve Martin, Jackie Chan and Nicolas Cage also live here. You’ll be introduced to the former sprawling homes of Aaron Spelling, Lucille Ball and of course the current Playboy Mansion also.

Home, Sweet Home

The ride itself is also phenomenal, whisking you along Rodeo Drive to see famous landmarks like the Wilshire Hotel and Harry Winston Jewelers featured in Pretty Woman. Plus, the tour guides know the tell-tale signs of a celeb on the move (like which cars they really drive!).

However, tickets do sell out, so book as far in advance as possible. With most tours, children under age three ride for free—and hotel pickup near Anaheim is possible. Bring your camera and get ready to search for the stars.
 

Hop On, Hop Off LA Tours

October 20th, 2015

Can’t decide between guided or self-guided tours of Los Angeles? Get the best of both worlds with a hop on, hop off tour! Explore each stop yourself, jumping back onto the tour to head to the next destination. On double decker buses, there’s no better way to experience southern California. There are 70 stops on the biggest tours, so you can spend hours deciding exactly where you want to stay longer, skip stops if you like, and hop back on the next bus as you like—there’s always one just around the corner!

 

There are also various routes to select. Choose the Hollywood and Beverly Hills route, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, downtown Los Angeles, Venice and Marina del Rey, Universal and Hollywood Bowl, or make your way from LAX to Marina del Rey and back again.

LA On Your Schedule

The attractions at the stops are limitless, such as the homes of Hollywood stars, Fisherman’s Village, Beverly Center and Universal Studios Theme Park. Take the tour to Perry’s Cafes, Aero Theater or the Hammer Museum.

Pick the 24, 48 or 72 hour pass and make the most of your upcoming LA getaway. Reserve your spot today or ask your Pavilions Hotel staff for help buying tickets!

 

 

Best Trip Advisor Trips Near Anaheim

October 20th, 2015

Of course the Disney California Adventure Park tops the chart of things to do in Anaheim for everyone including Trip Advisor reviewers. However, there’s so much more the city has to offer. Take a cue from your fellow travelers and let Trip Advisor guide your southern California expedition. After Disney racks up the top three spots, including Disneyland Park and Disney downtown, at number four is Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Catch an Angel’s game or check out another special event taking place at this sprawling stadium.

There’s also the Anaheim Convention Center, always featuring some of the best in entertainment. If you’re traveling to town for business and need to be close to the Center, trust that your Pavilions hotel is just a short drive away. There’s also the nearby Honda center, another hot spot for events.

To Disney…and Beyond!

Trip Advisor reviewers recommend checking out the Anaheim Packing District, a great place for local fare and handmade crafts. Adventure City is for the underdogs who want a break from the Disney fun—but not a break from the rides and thrills.

Try City National Grove of Anaheim, a great concert venue, or the Astor Classic Events Center for a peek back into time. Disney is phenomenal, but make this trip one for the memory books with even more outings!

 

 

BW Rewards Loyalty Program

April 7th, 2015

BW Rewards Loyalty ProgramOur BW Rewards loyalty program is how we like to say ‘thank you’ to our customers. Voted as one of the best rewards programs by US News, we make it easy to earn back with each night you stay with us. Enrollment is FREE and easy through our BW Rewards loyalty program online. Just fill out a few things about yourself and start earning points with your next stay.

Our BW Rewards loyalty program benefits include:

  • NO blackout dates
  • Points that never expire
  • Points earned with partnering programs
  • Elite status match

That is just the beginning. We like to thank our customers for their business and for making us your home away from home when on the road. We partner with a number of other rewards programs and companies to make it even easier to earn rewards when you travel. Some of our preferred partners include:

– AeroMexico

– American Airlines

– FTD

  • Budget Car Rental
  • Avis Car Rental
  • MasterCard
  • American Express

Sign up for our BW Rewards loyalty program today and start earning your way to a free night on us.

Whale Watching

January 21st, 2015

Whale WatchingAnaheim has so much to do and see but if you are looking for a quick, fun day trip, you can’t go wrong at Dana Point. Dana Point not only has a beautiful view of the coast but there is ample opportunity for family fun. Just a short drive from your Anaheim hotel, you can be on the coast ready for a little marine action. Go whale watching with the family and make memories for a lifetime.

A whale watching excursion out of Dana Point gives you an experience like you’ve never seen before. Witness majestic marine life like you have never seen it before. Its the perfect family outing and kids love to be so close to nature.  Davey’s Locker has over 40 years of whale watching cruises. Located at one of Orange County’s landmark, Historic Balboa Pavilion, they are easy to find. Newport Landing Whale Watching, offering year round cruises, boasts of a 96% success in marine viewing. They will make your trip a trip of a lifetime. Dana Warf is another company that offers a grand time out on the seas. Enjoy evening excursions and package deals.

Let our hotel staff assist you. Stop by our front desk and we would be happy to give you more information, recommendations and directions to make your Dana Point day trip fun and exciting for your family.

Shopping in Anaheim

March 5th, 2014

ShoppingIf you like it or not, we all head to the mall at some point. Anaheim has some great shopping spots for you to hit when you need to find something for that special someone or you just need a little retail therapy. Unlike many, our malls have something for everyone, husbands and kids alike.

One of the top spots for shopping in the Anaheim area is South Coast Plaza. This is the go to spot for guys that are in the dog house. Featuring top brand names like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Co., and  Gucci, this mall is the Rodeo Dr. of Orange County.

Too upscale for you? Try Westfield MainPlace. With department stores such as Macy’s and Nordstrom and  a variety of boutiques you will have plenty of selections to choose from. If the weather is nice, Irvine Spectrum Center is an outdoor shopping mall that is sure to please. To top it off, when have you seen a ferris wheel at a mall? Now you have! Both malls have an abundance of delicious restaurants for when your feet need a break and you need to quench your thirst.

If you are looking for better deals, try The Outlets at Orange. This outlet mall has an array of shops from Sports Authority to Sunglass Hut and Neiman Marcus Last call to H&M. If the kids are pestering you, send them over to Lucky Strike bowling lanes for a few games.

No matter your taste or style, you will find it all here in Anaheim.