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Is This the Most Romantic Destination in Mexico?

Terrace at Mansion San Miguel/Oyster Way up in the central highlands of Mexico sits a little jewel of a town. San Miguel de Allende — a colonial-era city defined by bright colors, Baroque architecture, and bohemian spirit — has been inspiring love letters from visitors and expats since the turn of the last century. And…

The Most Delightfully Retro Hotels in Palm Springs

Palm Springs has evolved into an ultra-hip destination that’s no longer just for golfers and retirees. Though this transformation is undeniable, there’s one thing about the Palm Springs experience that remains gloriously intact: its terrifically retro spirit. The town was once a hot spot for mobsters, Hollywood stars, and Rat Pack members all looking to…

6 Chic Paris Hotels You’d Never Guess Are Chains

Believe it or not, not all chain hotels are created equal. Sure, there are those that feature uninspired decor, bland food menus, and bare-bones amenities, but others are chic, with fashion-forward furnishings and decorative details. For proof of that latter group, head to the stylish city of Paris. Ahead, we pulled together a list of…

10 Delightfully Retro Hotels in Los Angeles

Many travelers to Los Angeles are looking for a dose of nostalgia — a magical bygone era that evokes Tinseltown’s golden days, old-timey roadside diners (soda fountains, included), and dimly-lit watering holes where vinyl records spin. Even better is when you can bring that old-fashioned fun back to your hotel. That’s why we rounded up…

Our 6 Favorite Eco-Chic Hotels in Jamaica

With additional reporting by Anne Olivia Bauso. Most hotels’ green initiatives relate to things they do, like using non-toxic cleaning products and installing energy-efficient lighting. But occasionally, we come across a hotel that is green not necessarily because of what it does, but because of what it is — a hotel specifically designed to minimize…

Get Your Hands Dirty: 12 Hotels on Working Farms

Additional reporting by Lara Grant Hay! How about a visit to the ‘ole barnyard for your next getaway? Hotels on working farms allow you to leave the fast-paced city life behind — at least for the weekend — and hit the country to hone your farming chops. But don’t worry; the farmtastic resorts that make…

Miami’s Most Delightfully Art Deco Hotels

The charming Leslie Hotel. The mercury may finally be hitting the 70s and 80s in the rest of the country, but in Miami and South Beach, it’s always summer, and not just because of year-round balmy temps. The capital of Art Deco architecture is chock-full of gloriously retro hotels that are like tropical summer in…

The Best Itinerary for Barcelona

{ImageMarkup https://images.oyster.com/photos/cathedral-of-barcelona–v5301114} To say that Barcelona, a city that boasts gorgeous beaches, abundant sunshine, vibrant local culture, a delectable foodie scene, and a relaxed pace, has it all might be one of travel’s biggest cliches and one of its biggest understatements. From Antoni Gaudi’s mind-blowing modernist buildings to the atmosphere of the Barri Gotic and…

8 Fabulous Midcentury Modern Hotels in the U.S.

Break out the cocktail shakers and Rat Pack records because we are listing out our eight favorite midcentury hotels! If you have a soft spot for sputnik light fixtures, vibrant pop art, and streamlined Eames furniture, these funky hotels across the U.S. will be your happy place. Piled high with architectural flourishes and shagadelic vibes,…

The Quirkiest Hotels and Hostels in London

Wizard schools, flying nannies, Engelbert Humperdinck — it’s a fact that no one does “quirky” quite like the British. And that hallmark quirk comes out to play in some of London’s trendiest hotels. Properties in this cosmopolitan capital like to tweak their presentation a little, or a lot, with design-conscious flourishes that throw aside buttoned-up…