Enter Day 3 of the 12 Days of Giveaways

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I really enjoyed reading all your comments from yesterday’s contest entries and noted that many readers enjoy baking and cooking in the kitchen, when not traveling of course! Today I shared some festive holiday recipes from hotel chefs, so readers can try their hand at some different meals when not on the road.

My favorite hotel chefs are those that really excel at what they do and love to cook, like the breakfast chef at the Hilton Garden Inn Newport News. He turns out delicious and perfectly cooked egg dishes better than those I’ve had at fancy restaurants, and does it with a smile. I can’t say I have a favorite hotel meal (yet!), but I do always appreciate when chefs are willing to cater to my personal food preferences. And, I really need to try those lemon poppyseed pancakes sometime!

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Today is Day 3 of Magic of Miles 12 Days of Giveaways.

To enter today’s contest for a chance at some goodies, let me know in the comments below if you have a favorite hotel meal, chef, or dish, or that you’d be happy to win today’s contest.

If you’re just joining now with Day 3 of the Magic of Miles 12 Days of Giveaways, the prizes in the contest are cool indeed. They include a couple GoGo Internet 25 use passes, USPS boxes stuffed with first class airline pajamas and other travel swag, and more!

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Today’s Magic of Miles contest ends at 9pm PST tonight so get those entries in. Click here to read full contest details, and good luck!

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  1. We were lucky enough to be invited to lunch at the wonderful Lake Palace in Udaipur. Couldn’t afford to stay there !
    If you are not a guest at the Palace you cant just book lunch at the restaurant so were very pleased indeed.

  2. I just remembered that years ago on my (one and only) trip to the UK, we stayed at the Sheraton where you could see the castle on the hill. We ate in the lounge every night because the food was so good! Lots of variety too. It was a real treat!

  3. I don’t really stay anywhere fancy when I travel for work, but I do like the tomato bisque soup at Hyatt Place on nights when I don’t want to go out.

  4. i love the self-make waffle thingys at the breakfast buffets. i never eat waffles…unless at a hotel breakfast buffet!

  5. Michel Bras resort in France. Good with Kids, good with couples. 3 michelin stars but not stuffy at all. All rooms made of stone, steel, and glass and have private views. Pretty great place!

  6. Probably the top hotel plate of awesomeness ever is the Texas shaped make-your-own waffle you get to make at breakfast at various hotels across that state. Sadly after you make your fantastic waffle you have to place it on the very environmentally unfriendly styrofoam plates they provide (seriously there is no reason anyone should use the stuff anymore.)

  7. I love the free breakfasts at hotels. In fact that is one of the amenities I always look for in a hotel. Non-smoking, free wi-fi, and free included breakfast. Almost everything else is negotiable except for those three things.

  8. I’m usually on a strict budget when I travel, so hotel restaurants don’t usually make the cut! I wish it were different!

  9. Had a great 5 course meal at a chateau hotel in the Loire Valley. Can’t remember the name but I can still taste the delicious food.

  10. I mostly enjoy any free breakfast included with my hotel stay. It is so much easier to have coffee and eat prior to heading out for the day, even if it is just yogurt and fruit.

  11. Second best for me – room service breakfast at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. Quality and quantity at all-inclusive price.

  12. Yes I do … French Toast breakfast at Sway at Hyatt Regency Louisville. Something about the bread they use makes them special.

  13. Beatrix at the Aloft Chicago hotel was delicious. I had grits with cauliflower, shaved brussel sprouts, and egg that inspired me to branch out with my cooking.

  14. Favorite hotel meal…..????….I’m thinking about the fabulous Easter brunch at the fantastic Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. Of course, eating there anytime is exceptional…but this was a cut above the norm.

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