Can we tell you about the places where we’ve stayed?
If you’re visiting our blog, we imagine you love to travel as much as we do. In fact, we love everything about it, and we embark on a travel adventure whenever we can — near or far.
OUR CURRENT FAVORITES :
The Dylan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Templation, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Downtown Mexico, Mexico City
Ladera, St. Lucia, West Indies
AND A LOCAL FAVORITE:
Alma Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, USA
One of our favorite things about getting away is staying in hotels — all kinds of hotels. We have to admit: It’s a lot of fun to enter a hotel lobby for the first time, check in, and then — in anticipation — open the door of a room to discover what awaits us.
If you, too, are a lover of hotels, you might enjoy reading about some of our visits.
Perhaps you’ll find yourself in one of these cities or towns and want a recommendation to stay…or to stay away. We’ll tell you how we found the hotel and what we thought of it. And we’ll share any advice that might be of use.
Before you jump in to any of the links below, here are a few important things to know:
- We don’t get to travel as much as we’d like (looking forward to retirement for that), so you won’t see a new entry every few days. We add entries as much as our travel schedule allows.
- With the exception of some quick overnights, most of our hotel choices are the result of a good bit of research. When we travel, we typically arrange two things in advance: transport to wherever we’re going and hotel bookings. Beyond that, we mostly go with the wind. Because we’re hotel junkies (and, we think possibly, hotel snobs), we put in the work to find places we’re fairly confident we’ll like. Therefore, this site is curated to the extent that, with a few exceptions, we only share places we’ve stayed that we think are worth sharing.
- Beyond our musings, we’ll give you some details about the hotel, but specifics like prices aren’t here. Of course, prices fluctuate a lot, and you can easily get rates through the hotels’ websites or something like booking.com. (We do recommend booking directly whenever possible; it’s good for you, and it tends to be good for the property too.)
- These opinions are our own. Feel free to share anything here, but please credit hotelling.org.
Excelsior, Minnesota, USA ~ Hotel Excelsior
New York City, NY, USA ~ ModernHaus SoHO
Amsterdam, The Netherlands ~ The Dylan
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA ~ Four Seasons
Taos, New Mexico, USA ~ El Monte Sagrado
Santa Barbara, California, USA ~ Palihouse Santa Barbara
In Brief (New entry: May 2022)
Red Wing, Minnesota, USA ~ St. James Hotel
Key West, Florida, USA ~ H2O Suites
Stillwater, Minnesota, USA ~ Hotel Crosby
Mexico City, Mexico ~ Downtown Mexico
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ~ Celeste of St. Paul
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA ~ Charmant
Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Virgin Hotels Chicago
Ålesund, Norway ~ Hotel Brosundet
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway ~ Basecamp Hotel
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA ~ The Oxbow Hotel
St. Lucia, West Indies ~ Ladera Resort
Chetek, Wisconsin, USA ~ Canoe Bay
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA ~ Alma Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA ~ The W, Foshay Tower
Shoreditch, London, UK ~ The Curtain
Tetbury, The Cotswolds, UK ~ Oak House No. 1
Wayzata, Minnesota, USA ~ Hotel Landing
St. Petersburg, Russia ~ Rossi Hotel & Spa
Stillwater, Minnesota, USA ~ The Lora Hotel
Siem Reap, Cambodia ~ Templation
Miami, Florida, USA ~ The Mandarin Oriental
Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Wythe Hotel