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?

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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).

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

Sign Us Up! Add Your Honeymoon to that Gift Registry

By Robert Haru Fisher

The latest item gaining popularity on bridal registries is the honeymoon.

Toddle Off to Tuscany and More this Spring

By Robert Haru Fisher

Eased Restrictions Open the Door a Bit on Travel to Libya

By Robert Haru Fisher

Hidden Brazil: Affordable Luxury in a Secret Paradise

By Haas Mroue

A Final Roundup of South American Packages

By Robert Haru Fisher

Budget Hotels Ascend With New Frequent-Stay Program

By Sascha Segan

Cendant has merged its multiple loyalty programs into one efficient über-reward system.

What's New: An Online Update for Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

By Paul Karr

Things change verrry slowly in Eastern Canada, and sometimes they don't change much at all. Nevertheless, there are a few recent developments to note.

Fifty Tips for Planning an Affordable Trip to Australia

By Marc Llewellyn & Lee Mylne

Can't believe you can really travel and stay comfortably around this huge country for as little as $50 a day? It can be done.

Unearth Ancient Japan in Kyoto

By Robert Haru Fisher

Escape hectic Tokyo for older and slower-paced Kyoto. We've got tips on what to see, what to eat, where to stay and more.

Holiday Airfare Fantasias: From the Holy Land to Middle-Earth

By Sascha Segan