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Alila Marea Beach Resort Studio King Room Review

Thinking of staying at the Alila Marea Beach Resort? Here’s what a Studio King Room looks like at the luxury boutique beachfront hotel. I reserved two nights in the cheapest room at Alila Marea Beach, a King Coastline View with Patio. This room starts at $425 a night in the off-season. When I visited during …

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Alila Marea Beach Resort Review: Everything You Need to Know

Last week we spent two nights at the Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas, San Diego’s newest beachfront hotel. Perched on the cliff overlooking South Ponto Beach guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby Batiquitos lagoon. Whether you’re on a staycation or visiting from out of town, it’s one of the …

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Canyon Ranch Spa Las Vegas Review: Serene Oasis on the Strip

Amidst the Strip’s excitement and neon lights is a serene oasis, the Canyon Ranch Spa Las Vegas. After reading this Canyon Ranch Spa Las Vegas review you’ll want to book a stay at The Palazzo Las Vegas or Venetian Resort and a day at the spa. On a recent trip to Las Vegas for a …

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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa Review: Fun in the Sun

A stay at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is a must when in town for Coachella, the BNP Paribas Open (formerly the Indian Wells Masters), or relaxing in the sun. The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers a serene retreat for couples looking for a getaway, families, girls’ trips, or golf …

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Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi Review Best Budget Hotel in French Quarter

Searching for an inexpensive Hanoi hotel in the French Quarter? This review of the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi will make the decision for you. Plus it’s the only Hanoi hotel that offers a secret free perk that will save you money! Thanks to the Cathay Pacific New Year’s Eve mistake fare I spent a few …

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Monkey Tree Hotel: Vintage Charm in Palm Springs

I’m an architecture lover. A gorgeous building with strong design features and I’m in heaven. So it’s no surprise that the Monkey Tree Hotel in Palm Springs captivated me. Despite the name, there aren’t any monkeys. The Monkey Tree Hotel is a monkey-free hotel except for the luggage trolley’s wood monkey cutout and the beaded …

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Gild Hall a Thompson Hotel New York Value Luxury Boutique

In a city where hotel rooms are several hundreds of dollars a night, Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel stands out. The hotel offers a value luxury boutique experience in New York near attractions and the subway. Now part of the Hyatt portfolio of hotels Gild Hall is a bargain at only 15,000 points a night. …

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Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa a Flair for the Dramatic

Two of the most important things I look for in a hotel when traveling are location and the quality of the bed. The Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa has both in spades. Location and bedding aside, the Avenue of the Arts, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Costa Mesa is a great base for exploring …

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Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa: Best Newport Beach Hotel Without the Luxury Price Tag

Planning a trip to Newport Beach? With so many hotels to choose from, it can be hard to pick the right one. Some cater to those with larger budgets. While others favor campers. But mid-range hotels like the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa tend to get overlooked. Like Goldilocks and the three bears, the …

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Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe Review

If you’re looking for a hotel with one of the best views in Sedona, consider the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe. Interested? Keep reading my Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe review. Sedona is a popular spot for visitors to the Grand Canyon. Because it’s only a two-hour drive and there are hotels like …

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Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa: Affordable Beachfront Hotel

Looking for a relaxing vacation at an affordable beachfront hotel in Mexico? The Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa should be your first choice. The hotel offers something for everyone from couples, honeymooners, families, to girls getaways. Disclosure: As is common in the travel industry my stay was provided as a courtesy to cover the …

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