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.

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?

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.


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.

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.

Why the U.K. Government is Looking More Closely at the Hotel Booking Sites

By Juliana Shallcross

Hotels think the online booking sites create an unfair playing field, and now, some goverments are looking into the matter, too. Can guests benefit from the fight?

Here's Why You Should Book Directly with a Hotel

By Juliana Shallcross

To get the best deal, you should always surf the Web for the best hotel price, right? Well, no, not anymore. Hotels are increasingly trying to sweeten the pot if you agree to book a room directly with them.

5 Tips to Remember When You Pay for A Hotel Room

By Juliana Shallcross

Paying for a hotel room is not always the easy transaction that you think it’s going to be. Hidden fees, complex cancellation policies, and incidental deposits are just some of the surprises that may show up on your folio at check-out. Here’s what you absolutely must know before you book your next hotel stay.

Hello? Is the Hotel Room Phone Still There?

By Juliana Shallcross

Hotels are hanging up on in-room phones to cut costs and be more environmentally friendly. Are you ready to unplug for your next hotel stay?

The Cold Comforts of the Kirkenes Ice Hotel, Norway

By Melissa Klurman

Hotels sculpted out of ice and snow have a become a rite of passage for adventure travelers. But is a night on the ice all it's cracked up to be?

New Ways You Can Get Great Food to Your Hotel Room—Without Room Service

By Pauline Frommer

The websites and apps for when you want a truly special meal on vacation...but don't want to go to a restaurant

Vacation Rentals Are About To Get Pricier for (Most) Travelers

By Pauline Frommer

What you need to know about the new fees coming to vacation rentals.

Long-Term Travelers Reinvent Hostels By Opening Their Own

By Roxie Pell

Hostels were once infamous for being impersonal, clincial, and excruciatingly bare-bones, but international travelers are bringing their experiences home with them to open a next breed of budget lodging.

How to Complain to Hilton

By Margaret Daly

File your complaint to the worldwide hotel company Hilton using email, phone, and even social media. Just follow the guidelines below.

The New "Big Three" of Travel Search Engines: Competition Dies

By Reid Bramblett

As America's wide field of airline competitors has consolidated down to just three major players, consumers also have less choice when it comes to which companies are controlling the travel search results they see.

Which Hotel Brands Do the Best Job? The J.D. Power & Associates Results Are In

By Ross Walker

Pauline and Arthur Frommer discuss the findings of J.D. Power and Associates' North American Hotel Satisfaction Study with the survey company's Rick Garlick.

Tips for Booking a Hotel in Amsterdam

By Tom Meyers

Navigating all of the accommodation choices can be a bit confusing. Which neighborhood? How many stars? What’s in the rooms? What’s a good deal? We're here to help.

Can You Imagine Living in a W Hotel? Frommer's & CityBuzz Find One Where You Can

By Citybuzz

How to Find Travel Bargains Using Coupon Sites

By Chris Gray Faust

Always read the fine print -- and know the blackout dates -- before booking discounted travel deals on coupon sites like Groupon or LivingSocial.

What's New at Two Ski Resorts in North Lake Tahoe

By Eric Peterson

Embrace the snow with these affordable ski deals and ski packages at Squaw Valley USA and Alpine Meadows ski resorts.

Traveler's Ski Report: Sierra-at-Tahoe & Heavenly, South Lake Tahoe

By Eric Peterson

What's new -- and where to find the best ski deals -- at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly ski resorts.

Ski Deals: Vermont, Maine, Quebec & Europe

By Eric Peterson

A ski vacation doesn't need to cost a fortune. Check out these affordable ski packages and ski deals in the Northeast, Canada, and Europe.

Traveler's Ski Report: Deals in New England, Switzerland & France

By Eric Peterson

Score lift tickets and discounts at ski resorts in Vermont, Maine, Zermatt, and more, plus use this handy guide to see when your favorite ski resorts open for the season.

Traveler's Ski Report for October 28, 2010

By Eric Peterson

Colorado starts the season in a hurry with a slope-blanketing blizzard. Find out which mountains are offering deals across the state and in Utah and Wyoming.

Video Report: Visit Orlando For Less

By Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer visits CNN to share tips on navigating theme parks and finding hidden deals on Orlando vacations to Disney and beyond.