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10 Rustic-Chic Retreats in Costa Rica That Aren’t Your Typical Getaways

Beach at the Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat Active volcanoes, dense rain forests, pristine beaches, and crashing surf — when it comes to tropical getaways, Costa Rica just might have it all. Oyster.com has been all over the world, and time and time again we find ourselves returning to this special place, in part because…

The 12 Hot New Hotels That Should Be On Your Radar

There’s a concrete-and-glass structure in Iceland’s foothills that travelers happily traverse snow and ice in a 4×4 to reach. South Beach has welcomed two new too-cool-for-school properties, and a sexy boutique hotel now sits on the top floors of a Tokyo skyscraper. You can actually book a hostel stay and feel good about it, thanks…

Get a Special Insider’s Look at the #1 Hotel in London

One of the most multicultural cities in the world with a fascinating history, London lures millions of travelers every year. Whether going on a tour to Westminster Abbey, taking a ride on the London Eye, or catching a show at Shakespeare’s Globe, there’s a plethora of activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained. It’s…

The 6 Hottest New Hotels in Miami

We love Miami; the beaches are beautiful, the people are sexy, and the nightclub and food scenes are top-notch. Whenever we’re looking for a warm-weather getaway, we often start scoping rates for our typical Miami stays — Delano, Fontainebleau, or the Standard. But 2014 and 2015 brought several new much-hyped hotels that we were excited…

The Best Family-Run Hotels in the U.S.

Earlier this week, we gave you a special peek into the quiet, tucked-away, family-run hotels that help to characterize some of Europe’s small towns, and even the streets of its bustling cities as well. But while these sweet hidden gems may be even harder to discover on this side of the pond, they do exist…

A Jail Cell to an Ice Room: The 8 Weirdest Places You Can Spend the Night

Oyster hotel investigators have visited over 15,000 hotel properties around the world, so we’ve just about seen it all: crazy luxurious suites, creepy sex motels, itsy-bitsy rooms, castle hotels…but that doesn’t mean that every now and then we come across a hotel stay that even we weren’t expecting. From jail cells to ice rooms (yes,…

The 12 Best Destinations for Bookworms

The beauty of reading a good book is that it transports you to a whole different world — without ever costing you a penny. Whether James Joyce guides you through Dublin or Hemingway fixes you a drink from his home in Key West, literature opens pathways to other dimensions that never require a passport. But…

Aww! These Are the Cutest Beach Cottages Ever

We’ve seen some pretty adorable accommodations during our travels, from cozy cabins to beachfront bungalows and more. But there’s something super cute about a beach cottage that’s not as bare-bones and impersonal as a motel stay, and not as luxe and secluded as a villa. A beach cottage allows guests to have a relaxing escape…

10 Unique European Boutique Hotels

The term “boutique hotel” can be applied to a host of very different properties — whether quaint or trendy, traditional or avant-garde. But they all have at least one thing in common: They’re intimate, and fewer rooms means fewer guests get to experience them, so staying at one can feel like discovering a secret hideaway.…