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  • Paperback: 1088 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 11 edition (March 9 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470387467
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470387467
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 12.9 x 20.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #776,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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While on the road (Las Vegas, Arizona and New Mexico) I reviewed three USA guides and my first choice was Fodor's, then Frommer's and finally, Let's Go.
Frommer's practical recommendations are judicious ("We highly recommend that you rent a car when in Las Vegas". YES). The guide's 'What to See & Do' is worth adhering to. The maps are excellent and locate accommodations and dining rapidly for you. The comments for restaurants were normally 'spot on the money', but, restaurants can turn over ownership and management quickly and quality can drop. I experienced this in the case of the Frommer's recommended restaurant 'Maria Teresa' in Albuquerque. This is a property needs to be revisited and possibly dropped from the guide.
Very disappointing (and the PRIMARY reason for the 3 star rating) is the absences of any prices for accommodations or restaurants! This is the first major guide I have ever reviewed that omitted prices! This is a major flaw for this guide.
There are better guides for your money. Consider Fodor's (see my review) or if you are economically challenged consider 'Let's Go USA' (see my review). Conditionally recommend
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Not as complete as Fodors, and there are better guides. Dec 16 2003
By fdoamerica - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
While on the road (Las Vegas, Arizona and New Mexico) I reviewed three USA guides and my first choice was Fodor's, then Frommer's and finally, Let's Go.
Frommer's practical recommendations are judicious ("We highly recommend that you rent a car when in Las Vegas". YES). The guide's 'What to See & Do' is worth adhering to. The maps are excellent and locate accommodations and dining rapidly for you. The comments for restaurants were normally 'spot on the money', but, restaurants can turn over ownership and management quickly and quality can drop. I experienced this in the case of the Frommer's recommended restaurant 'Maria Teresa' in Albuquerque. This is a property needs to be revisited and possibly dropped from the guide.
Very disappointing (and the PRIMARY reason for the 3 star rating) is the absences of any prices for accommodations or restaurants! This is the first major guide I have ever reviewed that omitted prices! This is a major flaw for this guide.
There are better guides for your money. Consider Fodor's (see my review) or if you are economically challenged consider 'Let's Go USA' (see my review). Conditionally recommend
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
One of our Fave Guidebooks June 17 2012
By HoustonSue - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We are a repeat purchaser on this guidebook. Since we retired, we have done some cross-country travel, and this is a wonderful guide to plan the best routes to take to enjoy some sightseeing along the way.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful for Travel in the USA Dec 6 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I drove from coast to coast using this book and an road map atlas. It was of great help. My only complaint is that there were very few maps in the book. If you are planning a road trip, then don't count on this book as an atlas. Regardless of that, this book has almost everything you need, phone numbers, directions, descriptions, and a long list of places to stay. It's well worth it.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
pretty good April 3 2000
By Aya Tami - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Since I am planing to go to road trip in this summer, I went through a lot of travel books across america. This is the best one out there. It not only includes hot spots in all over the usa, but also has a detail rates in hotels and motels. I love it. I am sure I will have a great time with this book handy!
Not very useful Dec 18 2013
By Grace O'Neal - Published on Amazon.com
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Just too inclusive. I needed something that would help me decide where is worth seeing, not a list of restaurants and sights in every town everywhere. I recommend the DK USA book instead for this purpose. Combined with Tripadvisor, you can decide where to visit, and then figure out all the smaller details once you get there.

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