The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel is in walking distance to two of Philadelphia’s finest locations, Avenue of the Arts and Rittenhouse Square. This stately beauty was built in 1926, but was recently modernized in style and in amenities, perfect for those who can’t sleep at night without their 32” plasma HD televisions and granite baths. And not only is there complimentary breakfast in the morning, but hors d’oeuvres in the evening as well.
If you haven’t caught on yet, Philadelphia loves dogs and they love them so much that the fancy Warwick Hotel hosts Yappy Hours for the furry friends. Nope, no typo there – Yappy Hours are happy hours for fuzzy pups and pup-parents. In the warm months, the Warwick welcomes guests of [literally] all shapes and sizes to enjoy some quality time together outside the restaurant, over cocktails and gourmet munchies for dogs and people.
For those looking for a great location and a ritzy hotel with a lot of personality, the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel is an ideal accommodation.
For your next trip to the nation’s capital, plan a simple yet elegant stay at The Madison Hotel known for its exceptional service and welcoming accommodations. With over 350 cozy rooms, as well as 15 luxury suites, The Madison is a great option for those looking to enjoy DC in comfort.
Take a load off and relax in the hotel’s 24 hour sauna and steam room after a stress releasing workout in the hotel’s fitness facility. Finish off with a trip to the spa for a massage treatment to relax even the most stressed traveler.
Dine in or out at the Madison, with 24 hour in-room dining services and the modern, reputable Palette Restaurant & Bar, the hotel accommodates all tastes whether you’re up for a cozy night in or an elegant evening out.
Insider Tip: Take advantage of The Madison’s Drive and Stay Package – a year-round special that provides complimentary hotel parking (a $35+ value) to those road-trippers looking to sleep in style.
You’ve seen hotel rooms with private kitchenettes, blackout shades and even a personal butler. If you think you have seen it all when it comes to living in the lap of luxury, you haven’t seen anything yet. Welcome to The Charlie Hotel.
It may sound like an ordinary hotel but it is anything but. Located in West Hollywood, The Charlie is made out of 14 bungalows all named after famous faces such as Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and of course, Charlie Chaplin himself. The 14 bungalows all located on the street N. Sweetzer are the most luxurious and elegant bungalows, if you can even call them that, that anyone would be lucky enough to stay in. Whether you choose a two bedroom bungalow or a two bedroom apartment, each guest is meant to feel as though they are in someone’s home rather than a guest at a hotel.
Each bungalow features typical hotel services such as room cleaning and internet, but what separates The Charlie from others is its commitment to personal assistance, with amenities such as dog walking, weekly fresh flower deliveries and a gardener.
If a month or even a day at The Charlie sounds ideal, join the club. Celebrities such as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were once spotted checking in to one of the bungalows. Apparently Chaplin is trying to keep the tradition alive, from one celebrity to another.
For a comfortable stay in the District, settle into a room in the The Latham Hotel, nestled conveniently on M Street right in the heart of Georgetown. With European-like accommodations and a hidden, yet elegant exterior, this boutique hotel is the perfect pick for those looking for a charming stay in the midst of a bustling metropolis.
The Latham’s quaint interior reflects simple refinement, typical of historic Georgetown. Take advantage of the hotel’s fitness center or window shop along famous M Street before basking alongside the hotel’s exclusive rooftop pool. Need a little more VIP service? Order room service from famed chef Michel Richard’s award-winning Citronelle, located adjacent to the hotel (or make a reservation for an unforgettable dinner for two!). The Latham also boasts green initiatives and pet-friendly accommodations (for a small fee and deposit).
Plan your next DC stay with a bit of flair in mind. Book a room at the luxuriously chic W Hotel, one of the newest hotspots on the DC hotel (and nightlife) scene. Overlooking the statuesque White House, the W is a favorite amongst trendsetters, politicos and celebrities looking for a fresh scene – to stay or be seen. As the former Hotel Washington, the new home of the W brings with it a rich history, having hosted guests like Elvis and Duke Ellington.
With a modern, yet sophisticated flair, the W incorporates cutting edge décor with an ideal location to make this overnight hotspot the perfect place for those looking to experience the District in style. Marked by its cool elegance and almost South-Beach-meets-Washington vibe, the W brings a bit of whimsy into the Washington mix with room classes marked with cheeky labels like the Wonderful, Spectacular and Fabulous rooms, and the WOW and Extreme WOW suites.
Besides the award-winning Bliss Spa and state-of-the-art fitness facilities, the W brings more than just ritzy digs. Travel no further than the lobby or rooftop terrace for some of the best dining and nightlife in the city. Grab a pre-dinner cocktail in the chic lobby bar, The Living Room, before indulging in an exceptional meal at Jean-Georges’ elegant J&G Steakhouse.Then start your evening out in style at POV, the ultra lounge located on the top floor of the hotel.
Insider Tip: In the warmer months, make your way to POV’s rooftop terrace. Guests of the hotel have guaranteed access to some of the hardest tables to nab at one of the hottest spots in the city – the view alone will make the room rate worth it.
Built in 1896 for a local jeweler, the brownstone mansion that now houses the Holiday Chalet is an oasis of gentility on raucous East Colfax. Though its nine rooms have been renovated to reflect the bed-and-breakfast’s Victorian origins, they’re also fully equipped with modern amenities (including Wifi and individual kitchens).
Still, the emphasis is on bygone civility, from full breakfast in the antique-filled tea room to ice cream socials in the flower-lined courtyard (which also contains a grill for barbecue-minded guests). And you can even dress for such occasions at She She, the on-site boutique of Chalet owner/fashion designer Crystal Sharp.
Sofitel is a name synonymous in the hotel industry with prestige, luxury and elegance. The Sofitel in Philadelphia is right off of ritzy Rittenhouse, and carries the company’s signature blend of French and American styles.
The Sofitel notoriously houses some of Philadelphia’s most high profile visitors, including politicians and famous musicians (have you heard of the New York Philharmonic? I thought so). It is no surprise that the cream of the crop is staying here because the service is impeccable, having won Travel & Leisure’s Best Hotels of 2010 award.
The basic run-down of amenities is quite more than basic. Sofitel is pet friendly, and by that we mean the front of house staff will learn Fido’s name before they learn yours, and the hotel’s charming brasserie Chez Colette has received accolades over its lifetime for its French cuisine and stylish 1920s atmosphere.
The London Hotel in West Hollywood is homey comfort with a lot more glitz. A gem in the LXR hotel collection, the London is home away from home for many out of town celebrities, some British, but most A-list. The gorgeous marble lobby is the first clue that guests are in for a very elegant stay. The staff amazingly not only knows most guests by name, but also by day two, they know their schedule and anticipate guests’ needs before they ask.
Rooms are plush with a fabulous modern flair, but without the modern stiffness. The rooftop pool feels like a fantasy faux grass backyard in the sky, complete with cabanas, a fire pit lounge area and plenty of chaises to go around.
Serving up Gordon Ramsay delights from the Boxcar downstairs, it is easy to blow a full day just at the hotel. Dogs are welcome and even have their own terrace park for running around, while owners watch or play a game of life size chess. Walking distance from the Sunset strip and easy access to Robertson, The London is in the middle of everything and perfect for a West Hollywood getaway.
If you are a regular Dallasite or someone just passing through, staying in Las Colinas is a gateway to fun nightlife and no pressure atmosphere. The NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas hotel offers some of the spark you expect in Dallas, but without all the drama. With little fuss over parking, safety, and convenience, guests can relax in “urban loft-style accommodations,” just nine miles from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
A heated outdoor swimming pool and happening bar/restaurant/club scene keeps the hotel a social hotspot. At The Loft restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you will find talented DJ’s, live music, and special events year-round. Known as one of the more “green” boutique hotels in the city, you can feel good about reducing your carbon footprint during your stay, while resting in an allergy-free and pet friendly abode. NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas may be a new kid on the block, but well worth making your new friend.
With over 75 national, regional, and local original bands, the free-to-attend outdoor “street party,” also known as the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, is what makes Deep Ellum one of Dallas’ most progressive and eclectic neighborhoods. With four separate outdoor stages, the festival presents a mix of music genres, including Dallas’ favorite fusion rock, southern soul, and “genre-breaking” bands. This year, the featured headliners include Shuttle, Moosehound, and Hendrick.
Other than music, there are more than 100 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists displaying and selling original works. There’s also the Pet Parade, where hundreds of pet owners and their pets can stroll down Main Street and take part in the various pet related activities and competitions. Throughout the weekend, there will be plenty of food, including Mexican, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asian, and American.
Hotel Indigo first unleashed its unique magic at this Midtown Atlanta location in 2004 and the charm has definitely caught on. Different from most hotels, Hotel Indigo is all about creating an urban oasis, whether it’s with fresh greenery in the guest rooms, the hotel’s perfect 1.618 ratio design as found in nature, or changing up the hotel’s look, feel, sound, and taste for every season.
Brightly colored throughout in soft blues and greens, there’s nothing drab here. There are many comfortable spaces perfect for lounging, because the goal really is to evoke a lazy Sunday at home on the patio, and Wi-Fi just makes it better.
Guest rooms are stacked with shabby chic charm; they are also cheery and brightly covered. No space is wasted so rooms are purposely compact. Spa touches haven’t been abandoned though- the bathroom might be tiny, but the pressure in the shower isn’t.
Venturing outside is easy thanks to its convenient Midtown location just across from the Fox Theatre and its close proximity to quite a few nice restaurants. Those who cherish the simple things in life without giving up convenience will easily fall for the Hotel Indigo’s considerable charm.
In a city known for its historic significance, how refreshing to find a boutique hotel that combines both old world charm with contemporary luxury, all in the bustling hub of Penn Quarter. The Hotel Monaco, a AAA Four Diamond Kimpton Hotel, is housed in the original Post Office Building, marked by its grand marble exterior and central location in the heart of downtown. Designed in 1839 by Robert Mills (known for his design of a little something called the Washington Monument), the building was remodeled into what is now The Hotel Monaco, complete with vibrantly chic décor and the well-known Poste-Modern Brasserie.
Settle into your home away from home, complete with 24 hour room service, in-room spa services, pet-friendly accommodations, and fitness center. The central location makes it just steps away from downtown’s Verizon Center, Washington Convention Center and central metro stations. The Hotel Monaco also lays claim to an admirable “green” policy that is showcased throughout the hotel’s operations and eco-friendly programs.
Insider Tip: For a taste of Washington, take advantage of Hotel Monaco’s complimentary wine receptions. Mingle with politicians and polished professionals as you sip a little vino at your chic new digs.
The complimentary Lexus sedan parked outside the front door of XV Beacon lets you know you are in for a luxurious stay. The sophisticated Beacon Hill hotel just recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary, and it’s no wonder why the property remains one of the top luxury hotels in the city for service, style and value.
There are only seven guest rooms on each floor of this boutique property and every single room has a gas fireplace. Every modern amenity is considered here from the 42-inch flat screen television situated on a stainless steel wall above the fireplace, surround sound stereo system with five-disk CD player and CD library to the amazing marble bathroom equipped with a rainforest shower head, Fresh products and Frette bathrobes.
The pet friendly hotel also offers a sumptuous stay for your four-legged friend complete with a pet bed, bottled water and treats upon arrival. Best of all, the $25 “fee” to bring your dog with you is donated in full to the MSPCA Angell Memorial Hospital to assist with animal medical treatment, rehabilitation and adoption assistance.
Don’t forget to check out the rooftop deck for an amazing peek at the city.
Hotel Palomar is everything you would expect from a swanky Dallas hotel: upscale and contemporary decor, a wine hour for guests in the early evening and a nationally recognized restaurant (Central 214) to enjoy a delicious meal. What you might not expect is that the Palomar is pet friendly, with no size restrictions or pet deposit needed. Animal lovers who live in town, or visitors passing through, can enjoy all the upscale hotel amenities with the added benefit of bringing along their four-legged friends.
Other complimentary perks at Palomar include your choice of morning newspaper and overnight shoeshine, Nintendo on all televisions, L’Occitane bath amenities and iHome docking stations so you can listen to your favorite tunes. You won’t want to miss the fitness center and heated outdoor infinity pool. If you need a little extra motivation, the Exhale Spa will be glad to send over a personal trainer or nutritionist for an extra fee.
No bones about it, Hotel Palomar will have both you and man’s best friend living in the lap of luxury.
Looking for comfy accommodations with a little something extra? Marked by the theme “Art in Motion,” DC’s Hotel Palomar prides itself on its unique partnership with the Smithsonian and the Phillips Collection – national institutions marked by their artistic prestige. The boutique hotel, part of the well-known Kimpton group, pairs modern accommodations with a bit of avant-garde panache – perfect for the out-of-town guest looking to see the trendier side of the District.
From the oversized modern art in the striking two-story lobby, to the attentive staff trained in graceful service by the Washington Ballet itself(!), the Hotel Palomar exudes creative touches that seek to intrigue and inspire guests from the moment they enter, to long after they have returned home.
With nearly 350 rooms inspired by 1930s French Moderne design aesthetic, the four star hotel boasts some of the roomiest accommodations in the city as well as a variety of appealing amenities. The hotel showcases a 40-foot heated outdoor pool (open seasonally) that serves lunch daily, as guests lounge in trendy cabanas. Additionally, guests can utilize the well-equipped fitness center, in-room spa services and nightly, complimentary wine receptions (known to host creative speakers and guest artists).
Insider Tip: For those who can’t bare to part with their favorite companions, not to worry! The Hotel Palomar is a pet friendly hotel (free of charge) with a variety of amenities geared toward all types of furry friends. Grab a glass of wine at the evening reception while your pup relaxes at The Dish, the nearby pet lounge, complete with tasty treats!
After a long afternoon of flights, taxis and bustling streets, how do you feel about starting your stay with an in-room full body massage? The Hotel Palomar offers unique twists on the basic amenities most luxury hotels have to offer. For no extra change, you and your VIP (Very Important Pet, that is) can stay with you and also receive the pamper package via pet sitting, grooming, walking and massages.
Hotel Palomar is an eco-friendly hotel that up and down sets an example for a better environment. The hotel has been recognized for a multitude of green things, like design innovation, water and energy efficiency, and opening the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) registered restaurant in the city, Square 1682.
Location. Location. Location. If you are looking for the best place to stay in the heart of Boston then look no further than The Lenox Hotel. Situated in Back Bay at the corner of Boylston and Exeter Streets, the gorgeous hotel is within walking distance of Newbury Street’s upscale boutiques, Symphony Hall (home to the Boston Pops) and the Museum of Fine Arts. Come here in April for a front row spectator’s seat to the Boston Marathon, which can be viewed from the hotel’s sleek rooftop.
The Lenox Hotel is modeled after smaller, boutique European hotels offering three restaurants, rooms with four-poster beds, wood-burning fireplaces, and marble bathrooms along with a complimentary Lexus SUV hybrid car service to take you around town. If you can’t bear the thought of leaving your furry friend behind, request a stay in one of the pet friendly rooms. On the other hand, don’t worry if you are allergic to pets – the hotel is the first of its kind to devote an entire floor (heaven on eleven) to PURE allergy friendly guest rooms.
Now you know why John Travolta, Katie Couric, Michelle Pfieffer and Steve Martin have all stayed here.
Cookies and milk have stood the test of time as a combination that creates the warm, fuzzy feeling. Hotel Lawrence is clearly in the warm fuzzies business, because it serves just that in the lobby at 8:00 p.m. every night.
Besides the sweet treats, this European style hotel that dates back to 1925 also boasts spectacular views of downtown and is walking distance from Reunion Tower, several parks, the Dallas World Aquarium and the Sixth Floor Museum. Founders Grill restaurant offers great meals and room service, and complimentary breakfast is provided to kick start your day. Free transportation within a 3-mile radius is perfect for out of towners who need to do business downtown without the hassle of cabs or shuttles.
The historic look and feel evoke a warmth and comfort that can’t be found in newer, more modern architectural styles and designs. Not to mention those delicious cookies and milk that will have you sleeping like a baby. Sweet dreams!