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8 Las Vegas Hotels With Amazing Live Performances

Whether you’re a what-happens-in-Vegas-stays-in-Vegas-type (à la “The Hangover”) or prefer an off-the-Strip experience with old-school craps and cocktails, Las Vegas will put on a show for you. From impersonators and impressionists to acrobats and magicians, Sin City has a whole world of entertainment to choose from, and many of them can be enjoyed from the…

5 Cool Boatels to Live Out Every Seafaring Fantasy

Funny how “sailing off into the sunset” is shorthand for a happy ending. For many of us, being on the water in a seafaring vessel counts among our favorite vacation memories. Thankfully, you can get your boating fix without abandoning your sightseeing plans. These five funky “boatels” (boats-turned-hotels) give travelers a quirky home base near…

What Exactly Does a Hotel Butler Do?

Elevators at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Several popular hotel groups are well-known for their butler services and it’s a major selling point for upscale brands. Though there’s nothing quite as luxurious as a dedicated staff member whose entire job is to provide professional and personal service to a hotel guest, the whole idea of…

Glossary: A Handy Guide to Hotel Terms

Whether you’re trying to book a hotel for an important business trip, romantic honeymoon, or memorable family vacation, there’s nothing worse than feeling overwhelmed or intimidated by hotel jargon. Not completely understanding the fine print can lead to a frustrating check-in process and unexpected fees for amenities or meals you thought were covered when you…

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…

11 Hotels With the Most Charming Courtyards

When it comes to choosing a hotel, several key questions may cross your mind: Is this property centrally located? Does it fit my budget? How do its amenities stack up with my vacation needs (think: free Wi-Fi for business trips or a kids pool for family getaways)? While a courtyard may not be a make-or-break…

9 Hotels With Private Yachts for Guests

Sure, it might be a little pricey to buy your own yacht, but is there a price too large to pay for freedom at sea? Well, yes, probably. But no matter — you can still hit the high seas at these hotels, all of which have their own private yachts for guests to charter. Whether…

9 Insanely Over-the-Top Hotel Packages

If you really want to splurge on a vacation, why not go all out and spend tens of thousands of dollars — or more — on an extravagant hotel package? Some of the most luxurious hotels around the world offer top-notch experiences curated to your personal tastes. Here, we list some of the most expensive…

Bed-and-Breakfasts vs. Hotels: The Pros and Cons

Bed-and-breakfasts provide a great alternative to hotels, particularly for those looking for a live-like-a-local touch to their stay. However, while the breakfasts are usually excellent and the service is top-notch, there are certainly some downsides to going the B&B route. Here are a few of the pros and cons of staying in a bed-and-breakfast, instead…