Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!

in travel •  2 years ago 

To escape Hurricane Irma, my family evacuated to the Towneplace Suites by Marriott in Auburn, Alabama for two nights and now are staying in Nashville for our Steem meetup tomorrow as explained at

Would you like to see the hotel we stayed at in the pictures below because I find it fun to check out where my friends are staying and I hope this post format is helpful to see how to do good travel posts? My wife @laurabanfield suggested this picture in front of the hotel with the dogs and our daughter for the main photo!

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Entering the parking lot!

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Looks brand new from the outside!

Looks brand new from the outside Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

I enjoyed watching CNN predict how much Hurricane Irma would dump on Florida in the lobby!

Lobby Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

The hallway smells so fresh!

Hallway Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

We chose this hotel because it is pet friendly even for our big dogs!

Pet friendly Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Awesome coat hangers!
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Full kitchen suite!

Full kitchen suite Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

The drawers are fully loaded even with knives and Pyrex type dishes!

Pyrex type dishes Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Huge living room with a fold out sofa!

Living room fold out sofa Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

3 HD TVs and we never turned one on ...

HD TV Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

I made 4 posts on Steem from this dining room table!

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Two bedroom suite is SO nice for putting our daughter to bed!

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Our bedroom.

Bedroom 1 Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

As impressive as the blackout curtains looked, a lot of light came in on the first floor because of the lamps outside.

Bedroom TV Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Sink separate from the toilet!

Sink Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Bathroom toilet Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Shower and tub Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama.JPG


Sunset Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Breakfast bar pictures kindly taken by my wife @laurabanfield.

Coffee breakfast bar Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Juice breakfast bar Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Ceral breakfast bar Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

waffle machine Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Beautiful pool that we never went in or saw anyone using!

Pool landscape Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Pool Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Pool 2 Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama.JPG

Thank you for noticing!

Jerry Banfield with dogs Towneplace Suites Marriott in Auburn, Alabama!.JPG

Why bother to take the extra time to do this post?

  1. Given this hotel is new, this post will have the chance to be the top blog result anyone finds when Googling this hotel indefinitely which will bring more readers here!
  2. I had fun doing my own travel post after seeing so many by those I follow!
  3. With doing this as a part of my blog here which is on its way to being the top income earner for my business online, the entire stay and the miles we drove to get here is a business expense saving me at least a hundred dollars in taxes.

Thank you very much for reading this! If you would like me to do more posts like this wherever I stay, would you please leave an upvote because that will ensure you get to enjoy more adventures with me?

Jerry Banfield

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Glad you found somewhere, my sister ended up inland of SC after 16 hours of driving from ft. lauderdale storm seems to be staying to the west more now but increasing now to a cat 5 again! Im glad you and others where smart enough to get out of there and not risk it. Its honestly not worth sticking around.

Best of luck dude, stay safe :)

I did put my hurricane shutters and hope for the best.
It is hard to know the right path, but Florida will feel this monster in its entirety.

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The weather has been going crazy! It's been super hot here in California, but summer's over.

I hope you bounce back from these hurricanes soon, Jerry. It's awesome to see you still posting content in a time like this. I bet there's a bunch to worry about. Nice looking dogs!

Hope all goes well, Jerry!

Help post.All dollar i will earn from this post will be given to help the flood victim share among friends too.

Thank you Kevin!

Your daughter sure looks like you. Glad you're all safe!

Thank you for noticing and commenting within minutes of the post publishing @eavaryan!

Its good you are making the best of your evacuation time. Keep the mind occupied in times like this.

We Love you too Jerry @jerrybanfield and I just had to UP Vote you for not turning on any of the TV's and letting you and your Family get Programed by them. One Day at a Time life gets Better and Better..................P.S. I added some more STEEM POWER today.

Peachy and Bow (the dogs) seems to be enjoying the trip!

Be safe. Take it as your break from steemit :)

Follow me @Yehey
Thank you.

Great that you and your family are save!:) Hopefully yo house will be fine too after Irma

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This pic is so cooollllllll

Glad you found a safe place. Nice blog - everything looks brand new!

thanks for sharing Jerry. Looks like a very comfortable place to stay and anyplace that is pet friendly gets two thumbs up by me. The look on your black dogs face is so funny! Be safe out there Jerry! take care and thanks for checking in.

Hey Jerry !
I have seen ur post on Facebook about Steemit and i want to know how to make a Comment as i m replying now bcz i don't know how to make a Comment and how to post in public that i have seen ur post on Facebook and signed up bcz of u !
btw thanks as i m new i hope u will help me :(

you could post those in dozens of posts, and got more money.

All shots in this post are exceptional.
I wish I had one of those dogs. Lol
They are so cute.

Good job, Jerry - Yes you can do hotel reviews. Or any reviews. Keep your eyes open and review anything - restaurants, attractions, software etc.

You did really well. For future:

  • add all the contact info for the hotel
  • use an affiliate link to link to the hotel - booking dot com or viglink
  • make mention of the staff and your interactions with them
  • say "hotel review" in your url

It's good to summarize your pros/cons in the beginning of the reviews for people who are trying to decide where to stay. Give them the bottom line up front and then they can read further for details.

Go over your reviews for seo before you post them. They will be evergreen and generate traffic over time. The location, hotel name, and "hotel review" should be repeated about three times each throughout any review of more than 500 words.

For your photos

  • keep straight horizons
  • pay attention to the light and get the best you can esp indoors
  • pay attention to the 4 corners of your shot before shooting to get good composition

Your text, tone and family stories are all perfect. Keep that going.

Your exterior shots are really good.The unused pool breaks my heart. I love the coat hangers so much.

If you are not on viglink, please use my link to join. You need a self-hosted blog to sign up with them. Then you get access to their 70K in Merchants and you can promote their products like I do. I link to booking dot com and many others for travel through viglink.

Glad you are safe up there and now do your next hotel, and your car and your luggage. Affiliate links will definitely work for you and your traffic.

Your daughter is so cute Jerry!

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Love this @sweetsssj travel blog! 😉
Great pictures.

I'm glad you escaped with your family and the dogs Jerry! Great work!

I have a friend in Orlando who is going to hunker down and he said the winds will be 100 miles / hour for 12 hours straight. Crazy!

Very nice place, take care there @jerrybanfield!

surprisingly well behaved dogs!

Very nice picture. Are the dogs Labs? Be safe!

Good post jerry !!

The coat hangers were AWESOME!
The angle of being the top blog post on Google and advertising Steemit is a good thought.
I'll incorporate that thought into some new posts. It's all about adoption.

Cheers to write-offs also. Your a true opportunist.

Good luck to you and your family. I hope your home weathers the storm ok while you're away. I'm happy to see you making the best of your temporary office.

Very nice place

Glad you got the family to safety, thanks for the update.

Thank you Laura for being such an awesome photographer :) Home away from home .. what else could you possibly need there :) You got to bring the furry friends, free breakfast, a pool to lounge by, and even your own kitchen, complete with refrig, microwave, pots, pans and utensils .. you are set and most of all SAFE!!!!! Feel Blessed that you are able to work where ever you go Jerry .. thats a BEAUTIFUL thing!!! Thank you for sharing .. SUNSHINE247

i see you different in these photos, you seems much more healthly!
usually i see in all videos with white lights and pale. Much better to see you like this ;)

Hello Jerry I hope the storm does not cause too much damage and you and your family can soon return home. Best greetings from Switzerland

Jerry, Jerry, Jerry, jerry!!! Sorry, couldn't resist. Hotel looks fresh, nice pictures.

Thank You for creating this "travel" post...

AND BIG Kudos for being #49 on the Witness List !!

Please consider VOTING for Jerry Banfield & TeamSteem for Witness !!

Am staying in Ft. Lauderdale on my sailboat... if things look really BAD then I will find some place nearby to go to.... but I need to watch over my boat and a few other boats here because I guess I'm just not as afraid as perhaps I should be... I'm in my 60's and in good shape... and have lived a very full life.

Thanks Again Jerry... oh, almost forgot... LOVE Your Dogs !!

Cheers !!

happy to know that you guys are you have two nice them alot..anyway take care..god bless you

nice to meet your family & house.

Hope the storm wont do a lot of harm in your city, @jerrybanfield! Stay safe!

It very nice to see you stayed at the hotel when the disaster storming your place jerry, in my country flood victim stay in a small tenth..anyway stay safe...

that very very fine super cool wish to spend a night they someday nice pictures resteem and upvoted

Give thanks to God


Help post.All dollar i will earn from this post will be given to help the flood victim share among friends too.

Wow, very nice hotel room! I love the photos! As usually great article, well put together, with incredible photos! I am a new member and I am trying to build my reputation, but it's really hard and I'm struggling. I recently posted this article:,
and I kindly ask you to please upvote this post, maybe it will help me get a better exposure.
Thank you for sharing with us!

Nice well-detailed post like always. Can you tell me the which camera you used? and your post about curie was the best. I am invited for an interview but I have to make my reputaion 40 first. I hope I will make it soon.

Super cool and nice place!!!! congrats!!

Nice Place thanks for share

This is a nice suite and that's great to see that they also accept dogs. The kitchen is also very convenient to have. Hope you have a great stay there.

nice sir

really great... your focus on picks are as apt as i am there . keep posting such nice places to enable me to further plan such . thanks

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Nice to see You Jerry...

What a cute baby , hotel is nice and pics are awesome

Thanks for sharing, I am glad your family is OK!

hey @jerrybanfield good to see you are making most of your time while the hurricane keeps you out of action but looks like even a hurricane as powerful as this cannot stop a true steemian like you.
Loved the ist pic and the way your pet white dog is looking straight into the camera while being clicked.
Take care and stay safe. Hope u can find time to read mine :)

I love that swimming pool! I wanna escape from work and have a nice holiday. 😭

You've got some nice dogs there, Jerry.

Also, I've discovered Marriot>Hilton and any other chains in that range in the US.

Hi @jerrybanfield . . I like your post and follow next post 👏

I'd have certainly made use of that pool..

Exactly! 🐳🐋

looking dangerous dogs

Glad you guys are okay. I love that you take such good care of the dogs.

My wife was visiting just down the road from you in Opelika, Al and she will be there until after the storm passes through. She is helping take care of one of our great-nephews who is a type I diabetic while his mother is with his little brother who is in the hospital getting treatments for Cystic Fibrosis. There is a lot of needs in that family!

Congratulations @jerrybanfield!
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Should of came back to Columbia, SC to visit.. Would of love to have a chance to talk to you.

Glad to hear you guys are safe from Irma! Very nice hotel you chose thanks for the review 😊

so sweet baby