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Hotel V AirBnB with Joanna & Calvin

Hotels V AirBNB

Episode 3

On this episode I have 2 guests who are co-hosting with me, Joanna and Calvin! We are talking about hotels versus Airbnbs, how to find great Airbnbs, how to pick out a good hotel, the pros and cons, and then some. I also run down my method of how I go about picking accommodations.

Joanna Teris

Joanna Teris

Joanna Teris is a double threat actress and dancer born and raised in New York. A Queens native, she travels the world to find stories to tell. Starting in Los Angeles, she worked on the show I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant and the dating web-series Is It Me?. She then collaborated and created the comedy web-series Zoe and Chloe: Private Detectives for two seasons.

She traveled to New Orleans and filmed the horror film Alex & Me. Recently she played the lead in a companion relationship web-series. Following that Joanna booked her first theater production in NY: The Nature Room performed at the Signature Theater in Times Square. 

Joanna continues to work and co-host with Holly in the Queens of the Borough vlogs. She most recently vlogged her latest adventure, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Samuel C. Morrison Jr.

Samuel C. Morrison, Jr. a.k.a Calvin’s career started in the music industry working in the promotional and marketing departments for Def Jam Recordings. He then wrote for The Source magazine and served as a writer/producer for an entertainment news show for AOL/Huff Post before transitioning to filmmaking and launching Deck of Cards Entertainment, a boutique film/tv production house.


Joanna’s Instagram: @joannateris

Joanna’s Website: Joanna Teris

Calvin’s Instagram: @_mrmorrison

Calvin’s Website: Deck of Cards Entertainment

HollyDayz YouTube Channel: HollyDayz

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Which do you prefer hotels or AirBnbs and why?

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  • Rita Harris

    Absolutely agreed with Calvin, prompt service is needed, with that also you have to watch out for everything that you touch, walk on, etc.

    • Holly Dayz

      That is totally understandable. Each circumstance with an Airbnb is also different.

  • Jenn and Ed Coleman

    Hotels and AirBnB’s each have their own advantages. It all depends on the quality of the host. An AirBnB with a fabulous host really can’t be beat.

    • Holly Dayz

      I agree with you on that. Everything depends on the stituation.

  • Debra Schroeder

    I prefer hotels over Airbnb because I have elite hotel status so I get perks like upgrades to suites, free breakfast, and late checkout. But I’ve stayed at many Airbnbs and enjoyed the stay. I look for Superhosts with good reviews.

    • Holly Dayz

      Oh that is awesome. I don’t blame you, especially if you have status.

  • Catherine Salvador Mendoza

    Both are great for me. Depends on the occasion and location! But yea, sometimes, some airbnbs are too far away from something or have no idea what to do, see, etc. Anyhow, both accommodations have goods and downsides. Always depends on individual’s preference! Good discussion, tho!

    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, both can have pros and cons. Just depends on the situation.

  • Kathleen

    We’ve been using AirBnb for stays almost all stays longer than about 3 days and really like that option. I haven’t encountered any bad AirBnbs because I read the reviews. I really like the option to cook my own food. Hotels are good for road trips though, when you’re somewhere for just a night. Again, I read the reviews before picking.

    • Holly Dayz

      That is a really good way to look at it. I haven’t either and I hope to not ever.

  • Adonis Villanueva

    I’ve used both…Personally, prefer Airbnbs for the price. At least from my experience. Also, Airbnbs feel more like a real home where you can cook your food, do laundry, dishes, or whatever. I think hotels are good if you’re only staying for a night or two.

    • Holly Dayz

      Airbnbs are great prices. It gives you the sense that you are living like a local.

  • vanessa workman

    I have strong anti-AirBnB feelings these days. I have never personally stayed in one, but I have been living next to one for the past 6 months and it’s been a nightmare. Truly a nightmare. Some woman actually rented the house next to me and made the executive descision to have a ‘homestay’. Which is loosly defined in Malaysia as similar to a B&B. This all seemed cool, until I realized she was not going to be living in the house and had a two day minimal stay. Her back door is less than 15 feet from my own backdoor. As she is more inclined to take anyone willing to pay the low cost, it has been a swinging door of strangers constantly. She also refused to take any measures to address my privacy and security issues. I have never met the landlord of the property (after 12 years of living here) so my only option is to constantly send neighbor complaints to AirBnB. It’s rediculous. I think every neighbor living near an AirBnB listing should be given the option of saying yay or nay, because it can be very uncomfortable having strangers popping up every few day. Give me a hotel or a properly run Bed and Breakfast any day.

    • Holly Dayz

      That is very understandable. It is important to look at it from a different view. If it weren’t so close and disruptive you may think differently. Maybe if the place was further away from the next neighbor or it wasn’t so noticeable. I am sorry you are experiecing that. Good to know they have neighbor complaints on Airbnb.

  • sherianne

    Air BnB is the perfect solution when traveling with a group, especially girlfriend getaways. Everyone gets their own room and no one is waiting for the shower! When traveling solo I usually don’t stay in one place long enough for AirBnB to be worth it due to the cleaning charge.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is great when with a group. Gives space rather than being cramped or split up between rooms. Yes, some of those cleaning charges can be a little crazy.

  • Tami Wilcox

    I’ve enjoyed some great experiences with Airbnb. It’s usually a better option for us when we travel because we often have family with us. It’s cheaper to get a two-bedroom apartment than two rooms in a hotel, for example, plus it’s kind of nice to get laundry and kitchen as well.

    • Holly Dayz

      I can totally understand and agree with that. Plus everyone can spread out.

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