« Second Life-Based Memorials to Late Mindfulness Activist Thich Nhat Hanh | Main | Metaverse Platform Infographic: Monthly Active Users Now Nearly Half a Billion People (But Probably Many More) »

Friday, January 28, 2022


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


This is extremely interesting. Thanks for the write up. I've been in SL forever and while I've seen hotels, I had no idea there was an actual subset of SL users that RP (and pay for!) staying in hotels and eating in restaurants. I'm definitely going to check some out. Thank you Cajsa for this and for always alerting us to interesting photo streams!


Browsing through the website, there are/have been places charging up to at least L$4,500/night (Cheri Noel's Chateau).

I've known about a couple of very lower-tier (L$9-20/day) motels that I've stumbled across, but never realized there was this whole other world of accommodations out there. Very cool!

A Facebook User

Hi, first of all thank you Cajsa for the amazing shout out, I appreciate that the topic of SL Hotels is kind of niche, which is probably why I'm the only one doing this.

In answer to the comment about the prices, there are some places that are basically free. The Baxton Motel for example charges a nominal membership fee of 100L a year. However to a certain extent you get what you pay for, and most of the free or almost free places are pretty basic.

However, the Smith Hotel, which is good, is in fact free (https://virtualhotels.online/blog/review-the-smith-hotel). Having said that, the owner intends to change this soon.

And yes at the other end of the scale, I once almost died of shock when paying 7000L a night (that rate included RP dinner and spa) for a date and myself at the now shut Cairo Garden City.

What's interesting for me is how the hotels landscape will evolve as we emerge from the worst of the pandemic.

After all, I originally got into this as a form of pandemic therapy, at a time when I rarely ventured more than two miles from my house.

Lyssa Oh

He's gone to something like 40+ hotels so far, but hasn't even looked at one of the oldest on the grid? Brunel Hall has been around for years, not even a hint of a mention of it on his blog.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Making a Metaverse That Matters Wagner James Au ad
Please buy my book!
Thumb Wagner James Au Metaverse book
Wagner James "Hamlet" Au
Equimake 3D virtual world web real time creation
Bad-Unicorn SL builds holdables HUD
AWE USA discount code
Dutchie Evergreen Slideshow 2024
Juicybomb_EEP ad
My book on Goodreads!
Wagner James Au AAE Speakers Metaverse
Request me as a speaker!
Making of Second Life 20th anniversary Wagner James Au Thumb
PC for SL
Recommended PC for SL
Macbook Second Life
Recommended Mac for SL

Classic New World Notes stories:

Woman With Parkinson's Reports Significant Physical Recovery After Using Second Life - Academics Researching (2013)

We're Not Ready For An Era Where People Prefer Virtual Experiences To Real Ones -- But That Era Seems To Be Here (2012)

Sander's Villa: The Man Who Gave His Father A Second Life (2011)

What Rebecca Learned By Being A Second Life Man (2010)

Charles Bristol's Metaverse Blues: 87 Year Old Bluesman Becomes Avatar-Based Musician In Second Life (2009)

Linden Limit Libertarianism: Metaverse community management illustrates the problems with laissez faire governance (2008)

The Husband That Eshi Made: Metaverse artist, grieving for her dead husband, recreates him as an avatar (2008)

Labor Union Protesters Converge On IBM's Metaverse Campus: Leaders Claim Success, 1850 Total Attendees (Including Giant Banana & Talking Triangle) (2007)

All About My Avatar: The story behind amazing strange avatars (2007)

Fighting the Front: When fascists open an HQ in Second Life, chaos and exploding pigs ensue (2007)

Copying a Controversy: Copyright concerns come to the Metaverse via... the CopyBot! (2006)

The Penguin & the Zookeeper: Just another unlikely friendship formed in The Metaverse (2006)

"—And He Rezzed a Crooked House—": Mathematician makes a tesseract in the Metaverse — watch the videos! (2006)

Guarding Darfur: Virtual super heroes rally to protect a real world activist site (2006)

The Skin You're In: How virtual world avatar options expose real world racism (2006)

Making Love: When virtual sex gets real (2005)

Watching the Detectives: How to honeytrap a cheater in the Metaverse (2005)

The Freeform Identity of Eboni Khan: First-hand account of the Black user experience in virtual worlds (2005)

Man on Man and Woman on Woman: Just another gender-bending avatar love story, with a twist (2005)

The Nine Souls of Wilde Cunningham: A collective of severely disabled people share the same avatar (2004)

Falling for Eddie: Two shy artists divided by an ocean literally create a new life for each other (2004)

War of the Jessie Wall: Battle over virtual borders -- and real war in Iraq (2003)

Home for the Homeless: Creating a virtual mansion despite the most challenging circumstances (2003)

Newstex_Author_Badge-Color 240px
JuicyBomb_NWN5 SL blog
Ava Delaney SL Blog
my site ... ... ...