Hotel Reviews

If it isn’t obvious, we travel a lot. This blog started with the goal of showing working professionals how they could explore the world on a limited amount of vacation time. One of our core strategies is picking hotels that deliver incredible experiences and are in great locations. This collection of hotel reviews fits that bill. Most of these properties would be considered up-market or luxury in their respective destinations.

Hotel reviews like these are a great way to virtually experience a property and decide if it is right for you. Vacation travel is an investment in your happiness and you want to make sure you are getting good value for money. These hotel reviews help you with that decision.

The Sand Pebbles Inn atop a bluff at Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California.

Beachfront Comfort at The Sand Pebbles Inn

The rhythmic throbbing of the tide as it tumbled against the rocks welcomed us to Cambria. We’d come to the blue and white-trimmed Sand Pebbles Inn to enjoy California’s Central Coast. Perched atop a small bluff above Moonstone Beach in Cambria, the hotel has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The Sand Pebbles Inn is one of the top hotels in Cambria and fully embodies the California “coastal chic” lifestyle.

Exterior of Stikliai Hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania

The Stikliai Hotel Welcomes You Home

Fireplaces and accent pieces complete the feel that staying at the Stikliai hotel is like being in someone’s (very upscale, well-serviced) French country home.

The backyard area of the Hotel de l'Image in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France

Picture Perfect Provence at the Hotel de l’Image

Behind the Hotel de l’Image, it is green as far as you can see, or at least until the limestone peaks of the Alpilles mountains rise from the Rhone valley. Here, there are sprawling gardens, fountains, the pool, and plenty of room to relax.

Entrance to the Praktik Garden Hotel.

The Hidden Oasis of the Praktik Garden Hotel

Planted in the heart of the Barcelona’s modern Eixample neighborhood, a hidden oasis blossoms in the Mediterranean sun. Far from the chaos of La Rambla, visitors find peace and quiet in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The Praktik Garden Hotel in Barcelona is a secret find for the visitor looking to enjoy the heart of the city in a relaxed venue.

Keswick Hall at Monticello outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Southern Living: Keswick Hall at Monticello

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and nestled among the wineries of the Monticello Wine Trail, the Tuscan-inspired Villa Crawford has evolved over the last 100 years into the majestic Keswick Hall at Monticello – one of America’s grand country resorts. Keswick Hall is a reminder of grand Southern living, debutante balls and the ladies who lunch.

An unusual double rainbow over Walker Bay as viewed from the Grootbos Garden Lodge.

Finding Sanctuary During a Storm at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

South Africa’s southern coast is a wind battered land. Low, scrubby bushes (fynboos) with small leaves dot the coastal land of the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Hearty milkwood trees, some growing for over 1,000 years, provide isolated cover. From a distance, this is a barren land. But up close, the hillsides are exploding with plant and animal life. We rode out a violent storm from Antarctica here in complete luxury at the Grootbos Garden Lodge.

Sunset over Sentinel Peak and Hout Bay from The Tintswalo Atlantic Cape Town lodge.

Regain Your Senses at Tintswalo Atlantic Cape Town

Words simply cannot do justice to the beauty of watching the sunset over Sentinel peak, while listening to the waves crash at your feet. Tintswalo Atlantic stimulates your senses and massages your soul!