There are hotels that break the rules the right way, DoubleTree is one of those. I am at the Disney Main-gate hotel, it is $129 for the night, and that is for a suite, a real two room suite. They waived the $16/night parking, and anyplace that has warm chocolate chip cookies on check in is a hit. The more I travel the more I love a suite, with real furniture, coffee table, etc.
The Grappa Lounge is a hotel lounge, but when tired and not feeling like the excitement of Bubba Gumps a few blocks away it is a fine venue. The surprise of the evening was the Grilled Shishito Peppers, only $7.
The Shishito Peppers are a low heat pepper with just a hint of spice, the grilling adds a nice sweetness. An addicting appetizer for sure, all backed by a Stone Pale Ale.
A Scotch in the room made perfect sense, the MacAllen 18 seemed the perfect choice, and worth the $10 or $12 it would cost. What a shock to find that it was $22. But the bartender made it a generous pour yet my Scots thinking struggled as I buy a whole bottle for about $60.
Back in the room, slowly sipping my Scotch, which goes well with a chocolate chip cookie, all is well with the world. Now it is time to check out a rugby match. Six Nations starts tomorrow, and to think some folks think Superbowl is the hot ticket.