Old No 77 Hotel & Chandlery: Affordable New Orleans Luxury

This is a guest post by Susan Guillory 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|

San Francisco Urban Retreat at Hotel Vitale

There’s nothing better than checking into a nice hotel overlooking the water. The fact that it’s a Joie de Vivre hotel located in San Francisco, makes this stay even more special. Hotel Vitale is an urban retreat next to San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront. Offering Bay Bridge views and a four-minute walk to the Ferry Building, […]

February 19th, 2016|California, Lodging, San Francisco|

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|