Old No 77 Hotel & Chandlery: Affordable New Orleans Luxury

This is a guest post from Susan Payton of The Unexplorer.

I’d never stayed in a boutique hotel before a recent trip to New Orleans. We tend to rent AirBnBs or stay in hotel chains where my husband has premier status. But The Old No 77 Hotel & Chandlery, located a short walk from the French Quarter, may have made me a boutique hotel convert.

The first thing that struck me upon entering the hotel lobby was how darn Instagrammable everything was. From the bowtied gent checking us in to the coffee bar and lounge area, every last detail has been polished for a visual delight. […]

March 23rd, 2016|Lodging, Louisiana|

Hotel Review: Bacara Resort Santa Barbara

As I stepped into the lobby of Bacara Resort & Spa, I noticed that I was seeing a lot of blondes. Only these golden, long-haired beauties were the four-legged type. That’s right, these two Golden Retrievers and the short haired yellow Labrador Retriever were feeling right at home by the reception desk of the Santa […]

February 12th, 2016|California, Lodging, Spa|

Review: Mark Spencer Hotel, Portland, Oregon

We all know that Portland, Oregon has got it going on. From the food and craft beer scene to the hipster neighborhoods and fantastic outdoor opportunities, PDX is well loved by many. But do you know the historic side of Portland? Mark Spencer Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Portland, Oregon. It’s also an […]

January 22nd, 2016|Lodging, Oregon|