Barberstown Castle Stay in Kildare, Ireland

Imagine a time when knights rode horseback through County Kildare, stopping at medieval castles to feast before heading out to battle. Built in the 13th century, Barberstown Castle has withstood the test of time and allows guests the opportunity to step back in history and explore life as it once was along Ireland’s Ancient East. […]

March 24th, 2017|Food, Ireland, Lodging|

Hotel del Coronado: Luxury in San Diego Since 1888

This is a guest post by Susan Guillory of The Unexplorer.

One of the visual landmarks of San Diego is the wedding-cake white topped with candy red roofs of the Hotel del Coronado. This high-end hotel has been catering to the well-heeled as far back as 1888, and is still one of the most beautiful and serene locations in San Diego.

Located on an island it shares with a US Naval Base, Hotel del, as locals call it, is a natural choice for weddings and conferences. In fact, years ago, I stumbled onto a sunset wedding on the hotel’s lawn and peered like a peeping Tom at the magical scene.
Hollywood History
If you’ve seen “Some Like It Hot,” you may recognize some of the setting. In 1958, you would have seen Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon strolling around the property, though they weren’t the first Hollywood celebrities to stay at the hotel. Given its close proximity to Los Angeles (2-3 hours north, depending on traffic), it should be no surprise that stars like Mary Pickford, Ronald Reagan, and Goldie Hawn have been guests over the decades. […]

March 17th, 2017|California, Lodging|

Hilton DoubleTree Opens in New York Times Square

What started off as a lowly parking lot, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West has emerged to be the latest showstopper, steps from Broadway Theater District, the convention center and New York City dining and shopping. Opened January 2017, and taking center stage, the new rooms, all 612 of them, offer views […]

March 3rd, 2017|Food, Lodging, New York|