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The Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Hotels in Brooklyn

New York City is notoriously expensive. Locals learn cost-cutting tricks early, and it isn’t long before first-time tourists discover the price of visiting the Big Apple, particularly when it comes to hotel rates. Until a handful of years ago, alternatives to staying in a pricey Midtown or Time Square hotel were slim, but the rapid…

The 13 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Hotels in Ireland

Whether it’s discovering the rugged coastline, exploring the rich history and culture, or holing up in a traditional Irish pub with a pint, there’s plenty of magical moments to be found all over Ireland. There’s also no shortage of great places to stay, from authentic medieval castles to gorgeous Georgian townhouses. Even better, you don’t…

The 18 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck All-Inclusive Resorts EVER

An all-inclusive resort often seems like the obvious choice when planning a budget-friendly vacation. Everything is (supposedly) included, so (supposedly) what you pay upfront is the only fee you’ll incur, and you can (supposedly) drink, dine, and play till your heart’s content. But unfortunately, some hotels that bill themselves as “all-inclusive” have plenty of caveats:…

The 14 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Luxury Hotels in Florida

For a sunny beach destination that’s within easy reach of many U.S. cities, Florida is arguably the top option. From trendy, party-focused Miami to the laid-back Keys, there are numerous vacation-worthy spots to choose from. No matter which place you pick, you’ll find some stellar luxury hotels, though not all are created equal. We found…

The 16 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Hotels in Paris

Street at Hotel Duquesne Eiffel Home to legendary landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Paris unsurprisingly breaks its own tourism records year after year. The millions of tourists who visited the City of Lights kept annual hotel occupancy rates at an average of 75.6 percent in the first half of 2018 alone.…

NYC on the Cheap: The 16 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Hotels

View of Central Park, New York City For some, New York City inspires images of haute couture, celebrity hot spots, and internationally renowned chefs. For others, it’s more about visiting bucket-list attractions, like the Empire State Building, Central Park, and American Museum of Natural History. New York’s broad appeal shows in the numbers: It’s the…

The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck All-Inclusive Resorts in Spain

For some, Spain evokes images of winding cobblestone streets lined with ancient churches, hole-in-the-wall tapas bars, and world-class museums. For others, it’s a top destination for a fun, affordable, and sun-soaked beach vacation. The country’s 3,000-plus miles of coastline draw plenty of international travelers every year (in 2017, Spain became the world’s second-most visited country…

The 15 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean

Have you ever booked a luxurious Caribbean island getaway promising delicious restaurants, posh rooms with high-end amenities, and a plethora of included features, only to feel like you overpaid at the end of a disappointing stay? Fortunately, we’ve visited hundreds of hotels throughout the Caribbean — from Montego Bay in Jamaica to Punta Cana in…

6 of the Best Bang-for-Your-Buck All-Inclusives in the Bahamas

If you want to make your money work to its maximum potential while on a Caribbean vacation, the best option might be to book an all-inclusive resort. However, some hotels deliver experiences that don’t quite match their description. The Bahamas, a destination characterized by its amazing beaches, clear water, and swimming pigs, is home to…

The Best Budget Beachfront Boutique Hotels in Jamaica

Oyster’s writers and photographers have visited nearly 100 beachfront hotels in Jamaica, from lavish all-inclusives that give Vegas joints a run for their money (hello, Moon Palace) to break-the-bank hideaways (sigh, Round Hill). We’ve found hotels that don’t shy away from extravagance, whether that means 10 on-site restaurants or exorbitant nightly rates, and we’ve seen…