There is nothing more important to us than our vacation. For that reason, we have used Booking.com to book about 90% of our hotels over the last several years. It seemed only natural to become an affiliate with this company we use so much! We are constantly asked about hotel recommendations. As a handy resource we are providing a list, as well as some pictures here and there, of hotels we have personally stayed at. Hotels serve various purposes during our travels. Sometimes they are part of the overall travel experience. Other times, they are just a place to sleep for the night. We generally stay at hotels which are safe, clean, well located, and affordable based on a moderate travel budget. If it’s a hotel where we didn’t enjoy our stay, it is not on this list! Simple. You can book any of these hotels at no additional cost to you by click on any of the blue hotel links provided. Feel free to check out any of our destination blog post links too.
Central America Hotel Recommendations
Fortuna, Costa Rica – Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
At the base of Arenal Volcano, with adorable bungalows and hot springs!
Pick this hotel because it offers a great location and luxury for less!
San Jose, Costa Rica – Tryp By Wyndham Sabana
Located for activities in downtown San Jose!
Caribbean Hotel Recommendations
Luxury adults only all-inclusive with access to two resorts!
Luxury adults only all-inclusive!
USA Hotel Recommendations
Albany, New York – Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown
Best location in the heart of downtown with a great breakfast included with your stay!
Beautiful hotel located near the Prudential center and other back bay locations
Deadwood, South Dakota – The Hotel By Gold Dust
If you have been wanting to try out a sleep number bed, this is the place for you!
Denver, Colorado – Magnolia Hotel
Boutique style hotel with free happy hour and bedtime milk and cookies
Take in mountain and lake views from your balcony at this resort. Take your bikes for a lap around the lake pathway just off the property.
Honolulu, Hawaii – Sheraton Waikiki
High rise hotel with a beautiful infinity pool situated right on Waikiki!
Just south of the town square, the hotel is recently renovated and affordable
Great location on the strip, clean rooms, and in the heart of food, shopping, and action!
Miami Beach, Florida – The Clevelander
Boutique, adults-only party hotel directly across the road from Miami Beach, in the heart of South Beach!
Just about a 20 minute walk from Balboa Island. This property has fire pits and water dishes for furry guests!
Within walking distance to either Central Park or Times Square and other nearby attractions!
Niagara Falls, New York – Wingate by Wyndam Niagara Falls
Within walking distance to Niagara Falls, large rooms, and great breakfast!
Portland, Maine – La Quinta Inn and Suites
A short walk from Amtrak Train station and a recently renovated, budget friendly option!
Portland, Oregon – Hilton Executive Tower
Great downtown location near public transportation and the Willamette River
San Antonio, Texas – Courtyard by Marriott Riverwalk
Ideal location and lovely property on quiet portion of the super popular riverwalk
San Diego, California – Paradise Point Resort
Individual cabin style rooms and beautiful, lush grounds
Affordable boutique style hotel in the heart of Union Square
Located in the heart of downtown with sweeping views of Puget Sound
Located between downtown and the mountain
Sprawling property complete with a train, lagoon, putt-putt golf, and more!
Upscale hotel located within walking distance of the White House and many other attractions!
Europe Hotel Recommendations
Berlin, Germany – Hotel Berlin Mitte By Campanile
In the trendy Mitte neighborhood, within walking distance of top sights and main train station!
London, UK – Club Quarter’s, St. Paul’s
Snacks, purified water, coffee, tea, and soda, and free laundry facilities! Walking distance to many sights and London’s theatre district.
Walking distance from the Royal Palace!
Paris, France – Hotel de l’Exposition – Tour Eiffel
One word: Soundproof! And, 10 minutes walk to Eiffel Tower!
Prague, Czech Republic – Eurostars Thalia
Amazing hotel with exposed beams, skylights, and beautiful bathrooms! Just a few minutes walk to Charles Bridge!
Venice, Italy – Hotel Montecarlo
Two minutes walk to St. Mark’s Square, 5 minutes walk to Rialto Bridge, wonderful free breakfast, and old Venetian charm!
Vienna, Austria – Austria Trend Europa
Near subway stations and St. Stephen’s Cathedral!
Choosing to stay at these hotels and include them in this list are all based on our own experiences (no sponsored stays featured here). We thank you in advance for booking your stay through any of these links! As we travel, we will continue to update this list. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.
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