We are constantly asked about hotel recommendations. We’ve put together a great guide to picking your next hotel. This will give you step by step ideas on picking a great place to stay!

Just in case that’s enough, 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. 

Disclaimer: You can book any of these hotels at no additional cost to you through the blue affiliate hotel links provided. Doing so will help us make a little money to offset the cost of running this blog.  Thank you in advance!

Ayutthaya, Thailand – Classic Kameo

Bangkok, Thailand – Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside

Pattaya, Thailand – Dusit Thani Pattaya

Sai Yok, Thailand – River Kwai Resotel

Fortuna, Costa RicaArenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

At the base of Arenal Volcano, with adorable bungalows and hot springs!

Monteverde, Costa RicaMonteverde Country Lodge

Panama City, PanamaEurostars Panama City

Pick this hotel because it offers a great location and luxury for less!

San Jose, Costa RicaTryp By Wyndham Sabana

Located for activities in downtown San Jose!


Montego Bay, JamaicaSecrets Wild Orchid

Luxury adults only all-inclusive with access to two resorts!

St. John’s, AntiguaSandals Grand Antigua

Luxury adults only all-inclusive!

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!

Austin, Texas – JW Marriott

Well-located in downtown. This fancy hotel is huge and offers everything you can imagine (besides a hot tub!)

Boston, MassachuettsThe Colonnade

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

Estes Park, ColoradoThe Estes Park Resort

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!

Jackson Hole, WyomingThe Lodge At Jackson Hole

Just south of the town square, the hotel is recently renovated and affordable

Las Vegas, NevadaPlanet Hollywood

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!

Newport Beach, CaliforniaHyatt Regency Newport Beach

Just about a 20 minute walk from Balboa Island.  This property has fire pits and water dishes for furry guests!

New York City, New YorkDream Midtown Hotel

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!

Palm Springs, California – Hyatt Palm Springs

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, TexasCourtyard 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

San Francisco, CaliforniaChancellor Union Square Hotel

Affordable boutique style hotel in the heart of Union Square

Seattle, WashingtonThe Westin Seattle

Located in the heart of downtown with sweeping views of Puget Sound

Steamboat Springs, ColoradoThe Hampton Inn and Suites

Located between downtown and the mountain

Waikoloa, HawaiiHilton Waikoloa Village

Sprawling property complete with a train, lagoon, putt-putt golf, and more!

Washington, D.C.The Mayflower

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.

Madrid, SpainHotel Principe Pio

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.

If you are anxious to stay in alternative accommodation options, we have some choices for you to consider too! We had a unique experience of staying at an Italian convent in Rome. This might be a great, affordable option for you to consider.

We have also experienced what it’s like to stay at an RV resort campground – without owning an RV or a tent! This truly was a great getaway!

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