7 New and Improved All-Inclusive Resorts to Discover in 2017

By Juliana Shallcross

There's a new fleet of tropical all-inclusive resorts on the market. At which one do you want to sink into sand, sleep, and swim-up bars?

Beach in Oahu

Complete Guide to Vacation Rentals

Details on how to get the best rentals in Orlando, Hawaii, Italy, France, and the UK and Ireland.
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Astra Private Villa in Santorini, Greece

Luxury Hotels: 17 Resorts Worth the Splurge

For the special occasions when life is just too short to save, we've rounded up a list of 17 luxurious spa, beach, and city hotels that treat you right.
The light-filled atrium at the Staybridge Suites Times Square location. Courtesy Staybridge Suites

Reinventing Extended-Stay Hotels

Smart travelers already know that booking hotels with kitchenettes can help save money. These three extended-stay hotel brands lead the pack.

The Airbnb Review System is Broken. Why Will Nobody Say So?

By David Landsel

Guests and hosts must participate in an arms race of compliments in their reviews—or they'll be punished. How can we trust any of Airbnb's ratings?

Best and Worst Hotel Booking Websites

Dozens of hotel-only booking sites promise rock-bottom deals. We test-drove a few sites in search of the best.

The Latest Travel Scam Targets Conference Attendees

By Pauline Frommer

A cautionary tale and some tips.

Room at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, OR

9 Vintage-Inspired Hotels

Check in to a bit of the past at one of these nine vintage-inspired hotels in the U.S., Jamaica, and the Czech Republic.

A Former Floating Prison is Now London’s Hottest New Hotel

By Jennifer Ceaser

The Good Hotel wasn't always so good—in fact, it was a jail. But it's a fantastic way to stay on the River Thames in London.

Spa waiting area at the The Leela Palace Kempinski Udaipur, India.

Hotel Rooms with a View: 15 Top Picks

Upgrade to one of these 15 hotels, inns, and vacation rentals, where you'll enjoy incomparable views of oceans, lakes, mountains, forests, or skylines.

10 New Hotels for a Warm-Weather Vacay this Winter

By Juliana Shallcross

Need a warm vacation idea for this winter? These hot new hotels have announced openings in the world's top warm-weather destinations, from Mexico to Miami to the Caribbean. We haven't stayed at these places yet, but they sure look good.

Inverlochy Castle Hotel in Fort William, Scotland. Photo courtesy Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Scotland's Most Charming Castle Hotels

Live like royalty for a night at one of these Scottish castle hotels and manor houses.

How to Get Out of Paying a Hotel's Resort Fee—It Can Be Done!

By Juliana Shallcross

Resort fees are a trick hotels use to extract even more cash out of you once they've beaten their competitors to land your booking, and they're a scam. Hotels have no absolute right to charge them, but there's also no law saying you must pay them. Here's how to avoid them.

Sundance instructor assists a guest in creating their first piece of pottery. Photo: Adam Brown/Sundance Resorts

One-of-a-Kind Resorts: Best Places to Do What You Love

Whether you enjoy cooking, golfing, or swimming, each of these resorts combines your favorite hobby with your love of travel.

Mistakes to Avoid When Checking Out of a Hotel

By Juliana Shallcross

When a hotel stay ends, it's tempting to just stroll out and get on with your next journey. Don't. Go through this list of simple checks to make sure you're actually squared away and ready to roll.

Upper Pacific Suite Deck at Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur. Photo: Kodiak Greenwood/Post Ranch Inn

12 Coastal Hotels With Stunning Shore Views

Book one of these luxury hotels, charming inns, and beachfront cabanas for restorative views of the bay, beach, ocean, or shore.

This Summer's Most Exciting International Hotel Openings

By Juliana Shallcross

The summer brings another crop of entrants to the competitive world of cool hotels. Which ones have the stuff to tempt you across the seas?

Outside the pet-friendly Hotel Allegro Chicago. Photo: John Dziekan

Hotel Perks That Hit the Spot

From complimentary bike rentals to free minibar snacks, a dozen of our favorite amenities are available at boutique hotels, luxury hotels, and hotel chains around the world.

10 Hot New Hotels Opening in the U.S. This Summer

By Juliana Shallcross

A new crop of inviting new hotels has scheduled debuts for the summer for 2016. Some are historic, some promise style, but all of them hope to be the last word in their destinations—at least this year.

Muse Hotel de Luxe, Saint-Tropez. Photo: Muse Hotel de Luxe

8 Best New Hotels in France

Check in at a stylish Paris hotel, get to know the poolside butlers in St. Tropez, sip wine at a Burgundy inn, and enjoy the best of these new hotels in France.

Which Are the Most Pet-Friendly U.S. Hotel Chains (And Which Ones Just Claim They Are)?

By Candyce H. Stapen

Lots of hotels say they'll let you stay with your dog—but at many, the price is steep and support is weak. But some American hotel companies truly do go the extra mile to welcome you and your animals.

A courtyard on Commercial Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Tim Grafft/MOTT

Best Places to Stay: Cape Cod, Nantucket, and More

Where you stay on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, or Nantucket can set the tone of your vacation. Use this guide to help find the best spot for your trip.

3 Alternatives to Miami Beach’s Party Hotels

By Juliana Shallcross

Taking in all that’s new in Miami Beach can be exhausting. If you don’t want to deal with the hyped-up party scene or the impersonal service of a too-big resort, here are three laid-back hotels to try.