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 not enough, we are providing a list 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.
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Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside
Take their free ride service on either tuk-tuk or boat on the Chao Phraya River
Read about how to pack for Thailand!
Dusit Thani Pattaya
On the beach and within a few minutes of the infamous Walking Street
River Kwai Resotel
Accessible only by Thail Longtail boat!
Caribbean and Mexico Hotels
Sandals Grand Antigua All-Inclusive Resort
Adults only all-inclusive resort
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort
On beautiful Palm Beach and within walking distance to many restaurants
Secrets Wild Orchid All-Inclusive Resort
Half of sister-property resort. This is the place to stay in Montego Bay!
Excellence Playa Mujeres All-Inclusive Resort
North of Cancun and absolutely beautiful
Hyatt Ziva All- Inclusive Resort
Family-friendly all-inclusive resort.
Excellence Riviera Cancun All-Inclusive Resort
South of Cancun and a short bike ride away from the small town of Puerto Morales.
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Beautiful beach front hotel!
Central America Hotels
Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
At the base of Arenal Volcano, with adorable bungalows and hot springs!
Monteverde Country Lodge
Eco-lodge high in the mountains
Tryp San Jose Sabana
Just a short walk to Central Avenue!
SACO Bath St. James Parade
Serviced apartment style hotels on a quiet street
Hotel Berlin Mitte By Campanile
Trendy Mitte neighborhood. In walking distance from train station and Wall memorial
Just across from the train station and right on wild Saint Mary’s!
Mercure Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport
A great airport hotel option for early morning flights
Point A Hotel
Small, functional hotel in the heart of Glasgow!
Club Quarter’s, St. Paul’s
Right around the corner from St. Paul’s Cathedral and Underground access.
Premier Inn LHR
Located at the airport, just a short walk through a pedestrian bridge
Hotel de l’Exposition – Tour Eiffel
Two words: Sound Proof!
Beautiful hotel within a 5 minute walk to Charles Bridge
Withing short walks from both Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Great breakfast, historic charm!
Austria Trend Europa
Well located hotel with great breakfast. Walking distance to St. Stephen’s and subway.
Listed (by city, then state)
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown
Best location in the heart of downtown with a great breakfast included with your stay!
Well-located in downtown. This fancy hotel is huge and offers everything you can imagine (besides a hot tub!)
Beautiful hotel located near the Prudential center and other back bay locations
Hampton Inn and Suites
The best hotel in town!
The Hotel By Gold Dust
If you have been wanting to try out a sleep number bed, this is the place for you!
Magnolia Hotel, Kimpton, Warwick, The Sheraton, The Westin or Embassy Suites
The 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.
The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Great views, pool, yoga on the beach, bike rentals!
Infinity pool at the ocean’s edge!
It’s the Ritz. Need we say more?
Centrally located on the strip with access to shopping, food and fun!
Hotel Victor or The Clevelander
Classy or Party? These hotels cover each style.
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Just about a 20 minute walk from Balboa Island. This property has fire pits and water dishes for furry guests!
Dream Midtown Hotel
Rooftop bar with views of Times Square
Wingate by Wyndam Niagara Falls
Walking distance to the Falls!
La Quinta Inn and Suites
Budget friendly choice in New England
Courtyard by Marriott Riverwalk
Budget friendly hotel directly on the Riverwalk
Paradise Point Resort or Hyatt Regency
Chancellor Union Square Hotel
Affordable boutique style hotel in the heart of Union Square
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Sprawling property with 5 pools!
The Westin Seattle
Located in the heart of downtown with sweeping views of Puget Sound
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Sprawling property complete with a train, lagoon, putt-putt golf, and more!
Choosing to stay at these hotels and include them in this list are all based on our own experiences (no sponsored stays featured here).
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!
Thinking of an Airbnb instead? Be sure to read this post!
As we travel, we will continue to update this list. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.