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9 Mexico Hotels With Lazy Rivers

There are two types of lazy-river fans. There are the ones who actually laze in the river, simply floating along in an inner tube. Then there are the ones who want to swim through at breakneck speeds and push friends and family under the waterfall. More often than not, adults make up the former category,…

The Most Commonly Stolen Hotel Items

If you’re staying with your relatives and decide to toss their shampoo bottle into your bag, that’s stealing, right? But what if you’re at a hotel and nab those travel-size designer conditioners and lotions from the bathroom counter? Many travelers look for five-finger discounts in hotel rooms, even if they have no plans to use…

Chicago’s 5 Coziest Hotel Bars

No trip to Chicago is complete without hitting iconic watering holes like the Billy Goat Tavern and the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. But if you’re looking for a spot with a trendier scene, a cozy hotel bar always fits the bill. From hip neighborhoody places in River North to refined establishments on the Gold Coast,…

The Most Luxurious Hotel Closets in the World

The Supérieure Room at The Peninsula Paris/Oyster Traveling can be all about living out your wildest fantasies. For some, that means journeying far and wide to climb a mountain, while others satisfy their wanderlust by relaxing on an exotic private island. The hotel experience, too, is often about turning your reveries into a temporary reality,…

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…

6 Easy-to-Spot Signs Your Hotel Is Eco-Friendly

More and more hotels are going green — even a two-and-a-half pearl Holiday Inn might have some sort of eco-friendly measures in place. (In fact, the company uses a centralized “Green Engage” program that allows its properties to customize eco-friendly measures to hit certain requirements.) Read on for six signs that your hotel is eco-friendly,…

Oyster Editors Name Their Favorite Hotel Chains

“Forgettable,” “predictable,” and “unoriginal” — these are the words that might come to mind when thinking of chain hotels. It’s easy to dismiss all chain properties as a series of dull beige duplicates that look and feel the same, whether that outpost is in Maine or Malta. But the truth is there are plenty of…

10 Hotel Gyms With Invigorating Views

Hotel gyms can seem like such a treat — Newfangled equipment! Fruit-infused water! Fresh towels! — until you find yourself hitting the elevator’s LL button and your heart sinks with each passing floor. Those dank, windowless gyms in basements or converted storage closets facing a parking lot don’t provide a lot of motivation to hit…

9 Ways to Sleep Better in Any Hotel

A bed at the Secrets the Vine Cancun Resort and Spa. It’s a cruel paradox that right when you need sleep the most — when you’re jet lagged or weary from a day of sightseeing — is exactly when it proves to be so illusive. In a hotel, you snap to attention with every hallway…