California--M.L. Gatov, Long Beach: "Blackberry Inn, 44951...

California--M.L. Gatov, Long Beach: "Blackberry Inn, 44951 Larkin Road, Mendocino 95460; telephone (800) 950-7806. Different, elegant inn. Each room is named after an early western pioneer establishment. Try for 'Belle's Place.' " Rates: $99-$187, double.

Arizona--Gail Kolsky, Cypress: "Castle in the Canyon Bed and Breakfast, 560 Old Indian Road, Sedona 86336; tel./fax (520) 204-5974. "Overlooks Oak Creek and has only two guest bedrooms. Fireplace, balcony, gourmet breakfasts and afternoon refreshments." Rates: from $136.80 depending on season.

Singapore--Genee L. Cadden, El Segundo: "Sloane Court Hotel, 17 Balmoral Road, Singapore 259803; tel. 011-65-235-3311, fax 011-65-733-9041. Great budget hotel with only 32 rooms, all immaculate. The restaurant's food was delicious." Rates: about $62 single, $70 double, $83 triple.

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