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.
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.
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.
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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.
The Spa at Buccament Bay Resort, St. Vincent. Photo courtesy Buccament Bay Resort

5 Best New Spas in the Caribbean

Several spas have opened in the Caribbean within the last two years. Here are 6 spots to try a little pampering alongside your sun-bathing.
View from the fort at Cidade Velha, Cape Verde.

Island Hopping the Cape Verde Islands

What to see and where to stop in the distinctive West African archipelago.
Red car on the road in Arizona. Photo: Aliaksandr Nikitsin/Dreamstime.com

Travel Deals: 11 Hotels With Free Gas Cards

Soften the pain of high gas prices with these affordable hotel packages that include gas cards, rebates, resort credits, and other money-saving incentives.
Detail of a slot machine.

Atlantic City Getaway: 8 Things to Do

New Jersey's own Vegas-by-the-sea is one big neon-lit, adults-only, all-night party. If the casinos don't take your money, the shopping, spas, and steakhouses will.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children gathering around for storytime at Great Wolf Lodge Family Resort

The Top Resorts for Families with Preschoolers

Family-friendly comforts and plenty of ways to play with your toddler: These resorts are the rare hotels that are truly ideal for young children.
Many of Italy's palaces are being turned into hotels

The Great Palazzo and Villa Hotels of Italy

Taste a life of luxury in Italy by checking into one of these unforgettable hotels—in every price range—that were converted from historic villas or palazzi.
Disney's Aulani resort aerial view

Disney's Aulani in Hawaii: See What It's Like in Photos

One of the biggest surprises at Disney's Hawaiian beach resort near Honolulu on Oahu is that there's hardly a Mickey in sight.
Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Frommer's Names the Perfect Caribbean Resorts

Few places can do great luxury resorts as well as the Caribbean. Frommer's' researchers have been to them all. We think these are some of the best resorts—the most gorgeous, the most romantic, and most memorable hotels in the world—perfect for honeymoons, romance, or indulgent getaways.
Hub by Premier Inn

The Affordable European Hotel Brands That Will Save Your Trip

Reliable, cheap hotel brands are flourishing across Europe. Europeans love them. Now you should use the same modern and affordable hotels that they do.
Hotel art is improving

11 Pieces of Truly Awesome Hotel Art

Fortunately for art aficionados and travelers alike, hotels are putting serious thought into the art that’s found in their guest rooms and public spaces.
A hotel sign in Denmark

Save on Hotel Rooms: How to Use Loyalty Rates

Hotels now say they offer the lowest rates when you book directly with them. Is that true and what does it mean for you?
Lazy river at Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World

Which Orlando Hotel Has the Best Pool?

Orlando has more than 118,000 hotel rooms—but not all resort pools are equal. Check out some of the best swimming areas that the vacationland serving Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando has to offer.
Jacuzzi suite at the Palms, Las Vegas

Las Vegas' 10 Swankiest V.I.P. Hotel Suites

Frommer's asked online travel agency Vegas.com, which makes a business out of booking rooms in Sin City, to come up with a list of what it thought were the best suites in town. Here's are the top 10, chosen by its expert.
The hotel sign at the famed Hotel California

Travel 101: How to Get the Most Out of Hotel Loyalty Programs

Groucho Marx famously opined that he wouldn't want to be a member of any club that would have him. But he may have made an exception for hotel loyalty programs...some of them. Here's what you need to know before—and after—you join.
Canopy by Hilton in Reykjavik

A Field Guide to the Hotel Companies' New Brands

The major hotel corporations are clamoring to get into the "boutique" business, and they're inventing new brands to do it. But how can you tell them apart? Here's our guide to the new names you'll be seeing.
Two housing units in Desert Camp of Southern Namibia

The Best Truly Remote Hotels Where You Can Get Away from It All

It often seems like the only place to hide from urban grind would be a simple shack in the deepest depths of the most unforgiving wilderness. Fortunately for the misanthropes of today's modern age, you don't have to rough it quite so much. There are remote hotels to take care of you as you unwind the middle of nowhere.

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.