Articles Mentioning Big Sur Hotels

The 6 Best Spots to Elope

There are a lot of perks to a quick weekend elopement — no stressful planning, no weird cousins in attendance, no massive checks to hand over… So we rounded up six diverse destinations that make it easy for couples to combine their private “I dos” with a romantic weekend hotel stay. All you have to…

High Living: 9 Beautiful Tree House Hotels

Did you spend all your time in your tree house as a kid? Or were you brokenhearted because you never had one? Well, these nine gorgeous hotels can turn your childish tree house fantasies into grown-up realities. These rustic-luxe (or just luxe) tree-house-style bungalows will let you live among the birds (and, in some cases,…

America’s 10 Most Romantic Hotels for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (consider this your helpful reminder), we thought it’d be nice to share some of our favorite spots for romance. Whether you’re looking for a quiet retreat along the California coast, or a chic and sexy stay in the Big Easy, we’ve picked out the perfect hotels for couples…

You Won’t Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

At Oyster, we’re known for our honest, undoctored hotel photography, and in our Photo Fakeout series we’ve shown just how different from reality some marketing images can be. But we’ve also encountered plenty of hotels that were truly as beautiful as advertised. These photos we took at various hotels we’ve visited are so jaw-dropping you…

11 Cozy Hotels with Fireplaces in Every Room

Okay, so it’s officially freezing and we’re not too pleased about it. Bone-chilling wind, snow-heavy clouds, and hat hair are seeming to define our days recently, and it’s only just the start. But we can’t complain about everything that’s associated with the colder temperatures, because we are suckers for anything that’ll make us feel all…

Foodie Hotels: Where to Stay for a Foodcation in North America

For true foodies, a vacation that doesn’t involve mouth-watering cuisine is hardly worthy of the title. In fact, food can often be a major focus of a trip; it’s hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. And in our opinion, it should all start with your hotel. If you stay…

The 10 Best Adults-Only Pools EVER for a Sexy, Steamy Time

For couples seeking a relaxing oasis, adults-only pools make a big splash as grownups can take a swim without getting stuck in the middle of a Marco Polo game. But the poolside perks at the watery adult playgrounds that make our “best of the best” list go far beyond just being kid-free. These 10 trendy…

7 Summer Sunsets You’ve GOT to See

Summer is such a gift: the warm weather, the laid-back vibe, the beachy music, the opportunity for more travel, the sunsets. Here at Oyster, we’re really big fans of the latter two, and we often get to enjoy them both at the same time. (Not to say that we don’t love watching the sun sink…

The Best Kids-Free Vacations Ever: 6 Adults-Only Hotels for Romantic Luxury

We get it, you love your kids. But some occasions — anniversaries, romantic holidays, and even just good ole sexy time — require an adults-only escape. Enter these six sensual (and beautiful) adults-only resorts and inns, each of which promises all the accouterments of the ideal vacation a deux. From fluttering bed canopies to massages…

The 9 Most Beautiful Natural Wonders in the U.S.

Nothing manmade can rival Mother Nature at her finest, and this summer is a fabulous time to visit the country’s most gorgeous natural wonders. Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip or a quick weekend getaway, our home states are themselves home to some pretty breathtaking sights that are worth a visit. From Yosemite National…