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All the on-line travel agencies have hotel/resort and other accommodation listings. Here are some other hotel and motel information and reservation sites. How about sleeping in an ice hotel or igloo? Wouldn't that be fun! The distinction between hotel and motel is now blurred. 

How Green (environmentally friendly) is the hotel you are staying at?  Find the answer to that question in the Green Hotel box at the bottom of this page.  Also see our pages for:  Bed and Breakfast   Hostels  Home Swap and Housesitting.


If you are interested in staying at a hotel that used to be a prison or jail, see our Prison Hotels page.

Or maybe you like the cold. If so, see our Ice Hotels page.


Unusual Hotels of the World.  This is a beautiful website with excellent information and pictures on unusual places to stay in the world from prisons that have been converted to hotels, to igloos, caves, tree houses and much more.

Motel Americana.  (Just for fun) Pictures and stories about motels in the United States.

If you want to search the web for an accommodation just enter the city name or resort where you want to stay and refine your selection with words like- budget, B&B, near airport, or include a hotel chain name.
 
 

Some Major Hotel and Motel Companies

Hotels

 Hilton   Holiday Inn   Hyatt   Inter-Continental Hotels   Marriott   Radisson   Sheraton

Motels
 Motel 6   Days Inn   Comfort Inn   Econo Lodge   Fairfield Inn   Red Roof Inn   Super8
 

Some Luxury Lodging
If you don't have a particular hotel or hotel brand in mind, just search the web using the name of the city + luxury hotels.

Open World.  The hotel gateway for the business executive and those who can afford the finer things in life. They also have links to other sites of interest to the upscale traveler.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World   This beautiful sites lists over 280 small luxury hotels in the world.  You can select by hotel name, country, or type and make reservations online.

Barclayweb  One of the world’s largest and most reputable collections of short-term apartment, villa, cottage and condo rentals. Supplemental services include car rentals, sightseeing tours, theater tickets, rail passes, and cell phone and laptop computer rentals.
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection   They have 10 luxury properties in London, Geneva, Cape Town and Palm Beach.
Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts   They have four luxury hotel brands - Melia Hotels, Tryp Hotels, Sol Hotels and Paradisus Resorts.
Wendy Perrin's Worldwide Villa Guide.   Conde Nast Travelers Consumer News Editor Wendy Perrin has researched and thoroughly vetted and vouches for 35 villa rental specialist in 16 countries in this 2006 article.  Thank you Conde Nast Traveler for this excellent service to the luxury travel market.
Luxury Link   This beautiful sites lists over 280 small luxury hotels in the world.  You can select by hotel name, country, or type and make reservations online.
The Best Luxury Hotels in the World   This is the Five Star Alliance collection of luxury hotels.

 

 

Hotel Discounters

Hotels.com. The best price at the best rate is their slogan. Guaranteed. They are the Internet's largest source of discount accommodations worldwide. They offer savings of up to 70% off regular hotel rates in some of the world's most popular and expensive cities.  We drop you off at their Destinations and Interests page because it has a worldwide perspective. Their home page is oriented to the United States.
Hotel Discounts.com. One of the largest and best hotel reservation discounters on the web. They negotiate with hotels and buys blocks of rooms on certain dates which they offer to you at 20-40% off the hotel corporate rate.
Lodging Consolidators.  This is Google's lodging consolidator section of their Lodging Directory with a great list of links to websites that offer discount hotel prices.
Quikbook. Another hotel consolidator with extensive worldwide listings.

 

 

Other Hotel/Motel Reservation Websites

PlacestoStay.com  This is one of the largest lodging, online reservation sites.  They cover worldwide resorts, hotels, motels, inns, and B&B's. They usually have one or more photographs of the property plus the usual property details (e.g., room rates, services offered, etc.) They have excellent coverage of countries that are not main-stream tourist destinations. You can book directly with them.
 
CybercityGuides.com They have hotel listings for selected cities of the world.
 
Escapes - Accommodations They have the most extensive list of hotels, from budget to 5-star hotels and other accommodations for Australia that we have found on the web.  Includes on-line hotel reservations.
 
FastNet Travel.  The largest Internet hotel information, reservation and booking service with 28,00 listings in 163 countries.  They have an easy to use map and navigation design.
  
Fodor's Hotel Finder.  They offer useful tips on selecting a hotel, and links to major hotel chains, Bed and Breakfast's and unique hotels. 
 
Hotelbook.com.  They bill themselves as The Official Site of Independent Hotels.  A beautiful website covering independent hotels worldwide. They also have a hotel blog and podcast.
 
HotelsTravel.com.  This site has over 75,000 links to a worldwide selection of hotels, resorts and B&B's. They list hotels by country and city. They also have good links to tourist information about the country and cities.
 
World Executive.  The hotel gateway for the business executive and those who can afford the finer things in life. They also have links to other sites of interest to the upscale traveler.
 
All Hotels.com.  They have hotel listings for the U.S. and worldwide by country.
 

How Green is the hotel you are staying at?

Greenhotels.com They have member hotels who have agreed to their standards. Unfortunately, they presented the entire list on a single page the last time we checked so if you have a dial-up connection, it may not be worth the wait.
EnvironmentallyfriendlyHotels.com Find environmentally friendly hotels using their search box with either a basic or advanced search.  They also have links to other hospitality websites with information on eco-friendly accommodations. 
GreenVacationHub.com Best. most comprehensive website we have found for finding an eco-friendly hotel, B&B, inn or other accommodations.
Orbitz - Eco-friendly Hotels Thank you Orbitz for joining the green travel revolution.
 
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