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11 Pieces of Truly Awesome Hotel Art

Fortunately for art aficionados and travelers alike, hotels are putting serious thought into the art that’s found in their guest rooms and public spaces.

How to Get Out of Paying a Hotel's Resort Fee—It Can Be Done!

By Juliana Shallcross

Resort fees are a trick hotels use to extract even more cash out of you once they've beaten their competitors to land your booking, and they're a scam. Hotels have no absolute right to charge them, but there's also no law saying you must pay them. Here's how to avoid them.

Mistakes to Avoid When Checking Out of a Hotel

By Juliana Shallcross

When a hotel stay ends, it's tempting to just stroll out and get on with your next journey. Don't. Go through this list of simple checks to make sure you're actually squared away and ready to roll.

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This Summer's Most Exciting International Hotel Openings

By Juliana Shallcross

The summer brings another crop of entrants to the competitive world of cool hotels. Which ones have the stuff to tempt you across the seas?

10 Hot New Hotels Opening in the U.S. This Summer

By Juliana Shallcross

A new crop of inviting new hotels has scheduled debuts for the summer for 2016. Some are historic, some promise style, but all of them hope to be the last word in their destinations—at least this year.

Which Are the Most Pet-Friendly U.S. Hotel Chains (And Which Ones Just Claim They Are)?

By Candyce H. Stapen

Lots of hotels say they'll let you stay with your dog—but at many, the price is steep and support is weak. But some American hotel companies truly do go the extra mile to welcome you and your animals.

3 Alternatives to Miami Beach’s Party Hotels

By Juliana Shallcross

Taking in all that’s new in Miami Beach can be exhausting. If you don’t want to deal with the hyped-up party scene or the impersonal service of a too-big resort, here are three laid-back hotels to try.

Why the U.K. Government is Looking More Closely at the Hotel Booking Sites

By Juliana Shallcross

Hotels think the online booking sites create an unfair playing field, and now, some goverments are looking into the matter, too. Can guests benefit from the fight?

Here's Why You Should Book Directly with a Hotel

By Juliana Shallcross

To get the best deal, you should always surf the Web for the best hotel price, right? Well, no, not anymore. Hotels are increasingly trying to sweeten the pot if you agree to book a room directly with them.

5 Tips to Remember When You Pay for A Hotel Room

By Juliana Shallcross

Paying for a hotel room is not always the easy transaction that you think it’s going to be. Hidden fees, complex cancellation policies, and incidental deposits are just some of the surprises that may show up on your folio at check-out. Here’s what you absolutely must know before you book your next hotel stay.

Hello? Is the Hotel Room Phone Still There?

By Juliana Shallcross

Hotels are hanging up on in-room phones to cut costs and be more environmentally friendly. Are you ready to unplug for your next hotel stay?

The Cold Comforts of the Kirkenes Ice Hotel, Norway

By Melissa Klurman

Hotels sculpted out of ice and snow have a become a rite of passage for adventure travelers. But is a night on the ice all it's cracked up to be?

All the Las Vegas Hotels' Resort Fees—So You'll Know the True Price of a Night

By Juliana Shallcross

When you book a cheap hotel online for Las Vegas, you're not paying the price you see. You pay more, because nearly all Sin City hotels also charge a big chunk of change in the form of a resort fee that disguises the true expense of a night's stay. Here are each Las Vegas hotel's House Rules when it comes to resort fee—and what you get for it (besides annoyed).

10 Hot New U.S. Hotels Opening in 2016

By Juliana Shallcross

Ah...there’s nothing like that new hotel smell. And the assurance that not many, if any, people have slept in the bed before you got there. Quite a few new hotels are opening this year that promise an exciting stay beyond just a comfy and clean guest room. Here are 10 hip hotels that you should check out, and into, in 2016.

New Ways You Can Get Great Food to Your Hotel Room—Without Room Service

By Pauline Frommer

The websites and apps for when you want a truly special meal on vacation...but don't want to go to a restaurant

Vacation Rentals Are About To Get Pricier for (Most) Travelers

By Pauline Frommer

What you need to know about the new fees coming to vacation rentals.

Long-Term Travelers Reinvent Hostels By Opening Their Own

By Roxie Pell

Hostels were once infamous for being impersonal, clincial, and excruciatingly bare-bones, but international travelers are bringing their experiences home with them to open a next breed of budget lodging.

How to Complain to Hilton

By Margaret Daly

File your complaint to the worldwide hotel company Hilton using email, phone, and even social media. Just follow the guidelines below.

The New "Big Three" of Travel Search Engines: Competition Dies

By Reid Bramblett

As America's wide field of airline competitors has consolidated down to just three major players, consumers also have less choice when it comes to which companies are controlling the travel search results they see.

Which Hotel Brands Do the Best Job? The J.D. Power & Associates Results Are In

By Ross Walker

Pauline and Arthur Frommer discuss the findings of J.D. Power and Associates' North American Hotel Satisfaction Study with the survey company's Rick Garlick.

Tips for Booking a Hotel in Amsterdam

By Tom Meyers

Navigating all of the accommodation choices can be a bit confusing. Which neighborhood? How many stars? What’s in the rooms? What’s a good deal? We're here to help.

Can You Imagine Living in a W Hotel? Frommer's & CityBuzz Find One Where You Can

By Citybuzz

How to Find Travel Bargains Using Coupon Sites

By Chris Gray Faust

Always read the fine print -- and know the blackout dates -- before booking discounted travel deals on coupon sites like Groupon or LivingSocial.

Convert Your Country House into an Urban Flat with a Home Exchange

By Maureen Clarke

The prices described in this article have changed, but it remains online so that the resources named will be of future use to travelers.

Unbelievable Untours: Stay Like a Local with European Dream Deals

By Jason Sheftell