I prefer to stay in a Bed and Breakfast or hostel. Large commercial hotels are so impersonal, really. There's no better vibe than a hostel or B&B. If you can get past the societal norms and brainwashing, you'll find peace and tranquility. Just a great way to meet people from all over ! They play a movie a few nights a week, they have online access, and serve breakfast in the morning. Not a rinky dink one either. I've seen 'continental' by it's simplest description to be called a "continental brakfast" ie. Coffee, fruit bar, and honestly, I think that was it. It's definately worth the money you pay to stay there. Again, good vibes!