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Reviews on Hotels & Resorts

Punderson Manor Lodge - Northeast, OH
Some people avoid “haunted” hotels and lodges. Others flock to them. Those in the latter category will find esoteric thrills galore at the Punderson Manor State Park Lodge in northeast Ohio’s Punderson State Park. [Read Review]

Red Coach Inn - Cornwall SuiteThe Red Coach Inn - Niagara Falls, NY
The Inn has 3 stories with honest to goodness creaky old stairs, which add more mystery to its history. Each landing greets guests with a historical painting of a time gone by with overviews of England, and the war of 1812. [Read]

Shores ResortThe Shores Resort and Spa - Daytona Beach, FL
The Shores is a great destination for you or your family to build sand castles, swim in the ocean, and comb the white sands beach for treasures to add to a seashell collection, as well as take in some of the resort’s amenities. [Read]

Residence Inn The Residence Inn - Manhattan Beach, CA
What I loved about the Residence Inn was their two story penthouse suites, which provided a sense of apartment living rather than staying in a hotel. Don’t assume a ‘penthouse suite’ is out of your range. [Read]
The Wit HotelThe Wit, Chicago IL
A swanky downtown hotspot and hotel near the Chicago Theatre, The Wit epitomizes the bustle of the city. The buzz of social activity combined with relaxing amenities and quirky details make for an entertaining and luxurious stay. [Read]

Amangani Resort, Jackson Hole WY
The Amangani is a hideaway resort, the epicenter of edgy, sophisticated, deep country calm in the Grand Teton National Park. For those looking for an escape that offers the best of both worlds, the Amangani is the perfect place to go. [Read]

Embassy Suites LAX
The folks at the Embassy Suites LAX have done everything to make every guest feel at home, which makes a world of difference when out and about. [Read]

Atlantis Reef Hotel & Resort, Bahamas
The new hotel is innovative in other ways as well. It is the resort’s first “condotel.” That means guests can buy a suite — furnished and equipped by the hotel — for use any 90 days of the year. On the other days, the condo is in the hotel’s rental pool, with the owner getting half of fee.. [Read]

PINK Hotel Guide
Looking for a unique romantic getaway? Try getting passionate in pink with luxurious hotels in the color of love. Luxury Travel Magazine named 10 pink hotels as choice romantic getaways. [Read]

Eco-Friendly Hotel Guide
More and more, travelers are considering their impact on the environment while on vacation or business trips. A major way to conserve on vacation without losing the luxury is to find an eco-friendly hotel where all of the energy saving is left to the hotel so travels can relax and enjoy their trip guilt-free. [Read]

MGM GRAND Hotel & Casino, Detroit MI
Electricity buzzes, vibrating and bouncing from one wall to the next in a room alive with flashing lights, whirring visuals and the sound of rolling slots. It could be the casino floor of any gambling Mecca on the Las Vegas strip. But, it's not. It is the Motor City's newest entertainment venue — the MGM Grand Detroit. . [Read]

Saratoga Springs Resort, Walt Disney World
The sun sinks behind the landscape that is Saratoga Springs… Florida. Modeled after the city of the same name in quiet, upstate New York, this Disney World Resort and Spa is a sweeping grounds complete with Victorian buildings and rolling, green hills. [Read]

Terme Olimina, Slovenia Resort & Spa
Sweet as clover honey, I explore the Olimia bath complex, including the nation's first design-hotel, which debuted in 2006. The resort stands close to the eastern border of Croatia, an oasis among the crags, wooded valleys and storybook villages. [Read]

Desire Resort , Los Cabos
Sun-drenched beaches and scantily clad hipsters create a perfect combination for equaling sultry summer romance. If love is your game, there's no better getaway than the new all-inclusive, clothing-optional Desire Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. [Read]

North America's Best Ecolodges
Sutainability is hot in the travel sphere right now. To get a taste of the green life, why not try one of these stellar eco-lodges, located right in America's back yard? [Read]

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Michigan
The Grand Traverse Tower greets guests with a grand lobby, marble-floored and comfortably posh. A lobby bar entertains a small gathering of guests, and just a few hundred feet away savvy shoppers are checking our the Tower Shops, a selection of stores that offers everything from leisure wear to sweet delicacies. [Read]

Los Angeles KORS Hotels
The City of Angels is divided into several distinct urban centers, each one providing an exclusive take on life in this part of Southern California. Two of my preferred cities to visit in the area are Santa Monica and West Hollywood. Trying to decide which one I like best would be impossible. [Read]

Anthony's Key Resort, Honduras
Everything in Honduras is slow, slow as I've never experienced. Heat leeches muscle fiber, skeletal strength and all ambition. Coral sand grits under my bare feet, after the espadrilles unlace. Even the lightning pulses long and lazy on the ocean's horizon. [Read]

The Ocean Club, Turks and Caicos
Ah, the Turks & Caicos. At the intersection of the serene, luminescent Caribbean Sea and the tropical, often tumultuousness Atlantic Ocean lies this archipelago of vibrant, jewel-like islands, reefs, and cays that are perhaps the most beautiful and captivating in the entire world. [Read]

The Anantara Resort, Thailand
Short black bristles were all I had to hold on to as the elephant ambled down the muddy track. No saddle, no bridle, no rope – just one fragile inch of keratin sprouting from the top of Janpen’s head provided the tactile assurance I needed that I wouldn’t end up beneath the four ton pachyderm’s feet. [Read]

The Salem InnThe Salem Inn, Salem, MA
The famous Salem Witch Trials took place not far from the Inn during the months of June to September in 1692. Renowned as the witch burning capital of the Americas, in actual fact, not one witch was ever burned at the stake on this side of the Atlantic. Comprised of three unique buildings; the 40 room Salem Inn is located at the heart of this history rich, port city. [Read]

The Argent HotelThe Argent Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Taking a closer look around, what I found truly unique about the Argent's interior is its collection of museum quality artworks displayed in its public areas, showcasing notables such as David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Motherwell. [Read]

Little St. Simons IslandLittle St. Simons Island
When I crossed the beach to the watermark where the ocean melded with earth and waded in to knee-deep, I glanced to my left. Chattering flocks of pelicans and seagulls fluttered along a shoreline so long that I imagined I could see the curvature of the earth. [Read]

The Jefferson HotelThe Jefferson Hotel, Richmond Virginia
At the heart of Richmond resides the grand dame of the city, the Jefferson Hotel. First opened in 1895, the Jefferson is one of only a handful of hotels to be honored with both the Mobil Five Star and the AAA Five Diamond ratings. It is also a member of the Historic Hotels of America and the Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.. [Read]

Inn Above TideInn Above Tide , Sausalito, CA
Ideally located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, a few miles fromSan Francisco, the small waterfront town of Sausalito has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a rancho in1838.. [Read]

Ocean Edge ResortOcean Edge , Brewster MA
We've been at the Ocean Edge Resort for four days and we've totally adjusted. We're already talking about moving here for the summer. The cool ocean breeze keeps the temperatures down, especially in the evening when even in July, a sweater is needed. [Read]

Gaylord Palms ResortDisney's Animal Kingdom, FL
Opened in the spring of 2001, Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of ten deluxe resorts found at Walt Disney World. The African adventure starts from the moment you arrive. Turning into the driveway, tall, lush foliage masks the awaiting journey, as if challenging you to find the resort from the main entrance. [Read]

Gaylord Palms ResortPeabody Hotel, Orlando, FL
From the moment you enter the driveway of the Peabody Orlando, it seduces you with lush vegetation and the pleasing sounds of cascading water. The décor of the hotel can simply be described as magnificent. Ceramic columns and marble floors blend together with brass accents and fine art to create a rich tapestry of elegance and sophistication. [Read]

Gaylord Palms ResortRadisson Hotel, Ottawa Parliament Hill, Canada
My last trip to Ottawa, to speak at a conference, fell into that category. Plus, to make my choice of hotels even more challenging, I wanted to make sure I'd get the full experience of Ottawa's annual Tulip Festival, since I'd be there during its last weekend in May. [Read]

Gaylord Palms ResortSheraton Studio City Hotel, Orlando, FL
The Sheraton Studio City Hotel offers a little bit of Hollywood in a town that is best known for its varied entertainment. A throw back to a time of glamour and glitz, it's reminiscent of an era when the cars were large and the egos were even bigger. Offering guests a full compliment of services and a fun environment, check out this tinsel town Orlando. [Read]

Gaylord Palms ResortGaylord Palms Resort, Kisssimmee FL
From the moment you arrive under the large, four-lane stucco canopy, the number one goal of each employee, to satisfy your every need and accomplish this feat with a genuine smile, becomes evident. Two attendees greet arriving guests, one to open car doors and trunk, the other to greet them with a warm welcome. [Read]

Arc the Hotel, Ottawa CanadaArc the Hotel, Ottawa Canada
Arc the hotel in Ottawa reshapes the idea of a hotel to fit modern sensibilities. Although there are other boutique style hotels in Canada, this, according to Guy Luzy, the general manager, is the first design hotel in Canada, and its appeal is clearly aimed at a traveler who values efficiency but likes it with ‘luxe’. The well heeled, sophisticated high-tech traveler, specifically. [Read]

Baldachin Inn, Merrickville, Canada Baldachin Inn, Merrickville Canada
Less than an hour's drive from Ottawa, Canada's capital city, the Baldachin Inn combines old world charm and elegance with the best of modern amenities. I had not two rooms, but four — a bedroom with a four-poster bed, sitting room with cozy furniture, huge Jacuzzi room with a fireplace, plus a small bathroom. [Read]
Hilton Downtown Nashville

The Hilton, Downtown Nashville, TN
The amenities of the hotel cater to both the business and leisure traveler. The hotel offers plenty of meeting space and a business center with free computer access. And for those who want to make good use of their down time and stay fit while on the road, the large heated pool, hot tub and well equipped fitness room are at their disposal. [Read]

Excelsior Hotel New YorkThe Excelsior Hotel, New York City, NY
It's hard to believe that among the hustle and bustle of noisy New York that such a place exists. The Excelsior - on the Upper West Side - offers a destination for those seeking quiet, culture, and more than just a tourist hotel. [Read]
The Fechin Inn, Taos, New Mexico
From the red chiles hanging outside to the paintings hanging inside, the Fechin Inn, located in this norhtern New Mexico mountain town, has managed to completely capture - and enhance - the essence of Taos. [Read]
The Cumberland Inn, Williamsburg, Kentucky
The Cumberland Gap's most interesting hotel, the Cumberland Inn provides work opportunities for up to 100 students through Cumberland College's workstudy program. A cozy, jovial, and oftentime breathtaking property, the Inn is a treasure in the Kentucky mountains. [Read]
The Oberoi Mauritius Resort & Spa, Mauritius
The Oberoi Mauritius is all about retreating from reality. First of all, it's on the island nation of Mauritius, located east of Africa, south of the equator, surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Secondly, it's spread across its 20 acres, and there are 76 separate villas - sort of like guesthouses in a giant garden on the beach. Bliss has been discovered!  [Read]
Doral Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago, IL
Located just 35 minutes from the heart of Chicago, Doral Eagelwood Resort is set on 106 acres of woodland, giving it an out-of–the-city feel, while offering luxurious spa treatments and gourmet cuisine. And better yet, affordable package deals include activites from cosmic bowling to billiards lessons. [Read]
Ulusaba, South Africa
Ulusaba, the private game reserve of Sir Richard Branson, is situated in the western section of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa and is the place to go for adventure inthe lap of luxury. [Read]
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, FL
Located in Northwest Florida between Pensacola and Panama City is the highly impressive 2,400-acre Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The resort, located just off the Gulf of Mexico's sugar-sand beaches, creates the perfect backdrop for a luxurious Southern retreat. [Read]
Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
The most difficult part of staying at Hyatt's Dorado Beach Resort is deciding what to do first. Massage, strolling the beach, tasting local cuisine, snorkeling, windsurfing, golfing? Whew. Indecision has never been so much fun. [Read]

Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando
Orlando's newest luxury hotel, the Ritz-Carlton at the $600-million Grande Lakes resort, treats every guest like a bona fide superstar. It's an upscale oasis situated on 500 perfectly landscaped acres in the heart of Orlando. [Read]

Le Saint-Sulpice, Montréal, Québec
Located in the heart of Vieux-Montréal, Le Saint-Sulpice is a boutique hotel that appeals to leisure and business travellers alike. From a 24-hour concierge available for such tasks as purchasing grocery orders to romantic in-room fireplaces, it's an upscale property that will please any Montréal visitor. [Read]
The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Fort Garry - Winnipeg, Manitoba's first skyscraper - is a hotel approaching the birthday of its first century. As well as Louis Armstrong, hotel guests over the decades have included such well-known names as Harry Belafonte, Liberace, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, on their visits to this Canadian prairie province. [Read]
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, NV
Although no Lake Como, the Ritz has managed to achieve a sense of Tuscany that feels less contrived than other themed hotels in nearby Las Vegas. It houses 349 guest rooms and 35 suites with marble bathrooms so large they could serve as guest quarters. [Read]
Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, NC
Located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is its own little universe, providing every luxury and amenity you'll ever need. With views that'll make you gawk and gape, sunsets that will stun, and a spa that will soothe, this resort is nothing short of spectacular. [Read]
Two Top European Hotels Weigh in on Service
The service in luxury hotels in Europe feels different than their American counterparts though it's difficult to identify why that is. While traveling through Europe this year, RTM asked two staff members at top hotels in Paris and Venice to weigh in on the differences. [Read]
Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
The grandeur of a French chateau in the heart of Canada's capital city...where the Tulip Festival reigns supreme and you might just catch a glimpse of a former Prime Minister. [Read]
Mosaic Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Unlike large swanky hotels that suck your wallet dry, the Mosaic Hotel is one of Beverly Hills' best-kept secrets. Luxury without breaking the bank. [Read]
Millenium Hilton, New York City, NY
Almost twenty months after September 11, 2001, the shiny refurbished Millenium Hilton Hotel directly across the street from the World Trade Center site, has risen from the ashes. [Read]
Canoe Bay, WI
Canoe Bay is the only Relais & Chateau property in the Midwest; a very private, adults-only, pet-free, smoke-free retreat. Perfect for a secluded romantic getaway or a nature lover's respite, Canoe Bay is a place where the little touches mean the most. [Read]
Hotel Edison, New York City
Located in Times Square, this historic hotel is a budget-minded professional's dream! Affordable, gorgeous, with an enviable location, Hotel Edison even takes you back in time to the 1920s! [Read]
Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
This historic property has been featured in a number of Hollywood productions, but it hasn't let its newfound fame go to its head. Still retaining class while allowing for state-of-the-art amenities, the Royal York is fit for a queen - whether Queen Latifah or Queen Elizabeth II.
Hilton Costa Mesa, California
It's all about the location, isn't it? Of course...but add in great restaurant, beautiful decor, 90-foot-tall ceilings and all the amenities a business traveler could want...and you've got the Hilton Costa Mesa. [Read]
Embassy Suites LAX South, Los Angeles, CA
Located a scant, convenient mile from LAX, this Embassy Suites offers so much for so little. The perfect hotel for a family for business traveler. [Read]
Fitzpatrick Hotel, Chicago
Just.....wow. Not many hotels provoke such a response from us -- the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Chicago has raised the bar. Read on to see how. [Read]
Ice Hotel - Quebec, Canada
A hotel that, from the outside, resembles just a big igloo. But on the inside, this structure -- which is made of 11,000 tons of snow and 350 tons of ice -- is filled with beautiful artwork and ornate furniture all carved out, well, snow and ice. [Read]
New York City Hilton
A centrally-located hotel in the heart of Manhattan awaits you! Read our review of this stellar hotel property. [Read]
America's Greatest Hotels
From Hawaii to the Windy City -- tag along with the Travel Channel to discover the best US hotels. [Read]
Sonesta Opens New Miami Hotel
Glitz, glamor and sunshine on the Florida coast! Sonesta opens a new hotel in Miami's Coconut Grove area. [Read]
Crowne Plaza, Philadelphia, PA
A hotel in the heart of Philadelphia that offers everything women business travelers desire.[Read]
Palm Island Resort, FL
A perfect island escape of the Gulf coast of Florida. Escape to paradise. [Read]
Midwest Getaways
From Wisconsin to Michigan to Ohio, take a tour of luxurious resorts nestled in the underrated Midwest. [Read]
Jolly Madison, New York City, NY
Some people go to Italy to walk across fine Verona marble floors -- others take the subway to 38th and Madison in New York City, where the Jolly Hotels Italian hotel chain just opened up its first in America. [Read]
Good Vibes at the Mondrian, Los Angeles, CA
An oasis in the middle of bustling Los Angeles, the Mondrian offers respite without forgoing style. [Read]
The Hudson Hotel:So Very New York!
Yes, it's trendy. Yes, it's "artsy" -- but is it practical? And do we really care if it isn't? Get our review! [Read]
W Hotels - Warmly Welcoming Women, NY
One of the most unique hotel chains in the world, W Hotels are redefining what we want in business travel accommodations. [Read]
The Top 10 Marriott Hotels in the U.S.
From Atlanta to L.A., see what amenities big-city Marriotts have to offer! [Read]
The Lodges of New Zealand
Panoramic views, scrumptious cuisine, friendly service -- all in charming New Zealand. [Read]
CuisinArt Resort & Spa
The tranquil, clear waters of Anguilla are waiting for you! Explore the heaven on Earth known as CuisinArt. [Read]
Hills Health Ranch, British Columbia
If you want wellness, head for the Hills Health Ranch in British Columbia's Caribou! [Read]
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