The Best Hotel Gyms For Fitness-Minded Travelers

When choosing a hotel, we don’t always care about the workout facilities. A couple of free weights and a dusty elliptical may seem like no problem when you’re focused on vacation! But thanks to the rapid growth of wellness tourism, the… Continue Reading →

How to Beat Boredom and Anxiety While Traveling Solo

Traveling solo can elicit a mixed bag of emotions: Excitement, happiness, fear, boredom, stress… the whole gamut. Still, traveling alone is well worth it. Don’t let the fear of boredom or anxiety prevent you from reaping these benefits. Instead, follow our… Continue Reading →

What Does “Continental Breakfast” Actually Mean?

Here at Hipmunk, we’ve got breakfast on the mind. Ever since we produced the Free Breakfast Index, which explored what percentage of the world’s hotels offers free breakfast, we’ve been keen to unearth all there is to know about the hotelbreakfast… Continue Reading →

How to Brave the Cold at an Ice Hotel (And the 4 Best to Try This Year)

Throughout history, hotels have continually pushed the bounds of what constitutes an exceptional night’s stay. Modern travelers’ desires for unique, authentic, and Instagram-worthy adventures have driven hotels to market themselves as destinations for unusual trips and immersive experiences. Perhaps no trend… Continue Reading →

Things You Should Do Before Landing at the Airport in a New Country

Crowds at baggage claim, long lines through customs, signs in foreign languages and different cultural norms–arriving at the airport in a new country can be stressful, even for the most seasoned jetsetters. Even after making it through customs, tackling unfamiliar… Continue Reading →

History of the Hotel: How the Modern Day Hotel Came to Be

For as long as we’ve had civilization we’ve had hotels, though the earliest iterations of the hotel were a little different than they are today. In early biblical times, wandering travelers often took up lodging in the homes of local… Continue Reading →

Kick-Start Your Next Vacation With These Amazing Hotel Breakfasts

This just in: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We recently rounded up some interesting data, which shows 43% of hotels in America offer a free breakfast (the U.S. is the #1 country for offering complementary morning… Continue Reading →

How to Get the Best Sleep Ever in Your Hotel (and Some of the Best Hotels for Snoozing)

Achieving quality sleep away from home isn’t always easy, even when rest and relaxation are the trip objectives. Noisy temporary neighbors, unfamiliar surroundings, bright street lights, and uncomfortable mattresses can interrupt or prevent a decent night’s sleep. We’ve put together… Continue Reading →

The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Hotel Minibar

Who would have thought a small fridge could make such a big impact? Decades ago, the humble minibar transformed the hotel landscape by supplying on-demand snacks for bleary travelers eager to pay for the new privilege of convenience. But despite… Continue Reading →

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