Oyster knows what travelers look for in hotels. When we review luxury properties in person around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the clubs to the pools to the bars. So if you're planning a fun getaway and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our expert top picks for party hotels and get inspired!
The Hard Rock's trendy rooftop bar Float is one of San Diego's party hot sports and a true celebrity-magnet. The venue hosts wild weekend parties and DJs until 2 a.m., with good views, lounge couches, fire pits and expensive drinks. There's a popular happy hour starting at 4:20 p.m. daily at Maryjane's, one of the hotel's restaurants. The spacious rooms come with vouchers for free iTunes downloads, a fully-stocked minibar, iPod docks and halo-illuminated headboards that give the room a dance floor ambience. A visit to the Rock Spa will make sure you fully recover from a wild night out... And maybe get you ready for the fun to come.
The stylish W San Diego is as hip as you'd expect a W to be, with sleek beach-inspired rooms featuring up-to-date technology, 24-hour room service perfect for organizing small private parties, and a stocked minibar with snacks. However, the main draw of this scene-y property is its artificial beach lounge, which features sand, fire pits, lounge chairs, heaters, cabanas for rent, and a full bar with great views and a popular happy hour. The hotel's lively lobby, with DJs and games, fills up with a classy crowd in the evening. It serves cocktails and snacks until 2 a.m. daily.