Throughout our travels, we have stayed in nearly a hundred different hotels worldwide. I prefer arriving into a cruise port one or two days earlier than our cruise so that we can enjoy everything a destination has to offer.

A lot of research goes into deciding where to stay considering that this is part of the cruise vacation as well.  Is the hotel clean? Does it have a pool? How close is it to the cruise port? How convenient is public transportation from the hotel? Are family restaurants nearby or inside the hotel? Is the hotel within our budget?

Here is a list of my favourite hotels worldwide. A number of them, we have stayed at more than once and we will continue to stay with them in the future because we like them that much!

Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale – 17th Street
  • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
  • Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Sunrise / Sawgrass Mills
  • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

Orlando, FL

  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Cabana Bay Resort Universal
  • Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista

Seattle, WA

  • Hilton Seattle Airport
  • Westin Seattle Downtown
  • Hyatt Regency Seattle


  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach (Oahu)
  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort (Oahu)
  • Hilton Waikoloa Village (Kona, Hawaii)


  • Embassy Suites Los Angeles International Airport (North)
  • Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel (San Pedro)
  • Radisson at Los Angeles Airport
  • Hilton Long Beach
  • Hyatt Regency Long Beach
  • Queen Mary Long Beach
  • Hilton Garden Inn, LAX / El Segundo
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco

New York / New Jersey

  • Hilton Newark Airport (Newark, NJ)
  • Best Western Seaport (New York, NY)
  • Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center (New York, NY)

Vancouver, BC

  • Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
  • Westin Wall Centre YVR Airport
  • Pan Pacific Vancouver
  • Westin Bayshore Vancouver
  • Silvia Hotel
  • Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver

Ontario, Canada

  • Hilton Niagara Falls
  • Doubletree Resort Spa Fallsview Niagara Falls
  • Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport
  • Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel
  • Staybridge Suites Niagara on the Lake
  • White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa Niagara on the Lake
  • Staybridge Suites Hamilton Downtown
  • Towne Place Suites Hamilton
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Mississauga West
  • Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
  • Ottawa Embassy Hotel and Suites
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Ottawa
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Peterborough

South America

  • Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center (Argentina)
  • Sao Paulo Airport Marriott (Brazil)


  • Marriott Hong Kong Sky City
  • Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers
  • InterContinental Shanghai Pudong

Papeete, Tahiti

  • Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort (Sofitel) / Le Meridien
  • Intercontinental Resort Tahiti

Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel (Iceland)

United Kingdom

  • Holiday Inn Maidenhead Windsor
  • Sheraton Skyline Hotel, London Heathrow
  • Jury’s Inn Southampton
  • Double Tree by Hilton, London Heathrow
  • Maison Dieu Guest House, Dover


  • Hilton Rome Airport Hotel (FCO)
  • Best Western Hotel Porto Antico, Genoa
  • Best Western Hotel Bologna, Mestre (Venice)
  • Holiday Inn Rome, Eur Parco Dei Medici (Rome)
  • Hotel Traghetto, Civitavecchia
  • Hotel NH Bologna De La Gare (Bologna)


  • Hotel Mercure Paris Centre Eiffel Tower
  • Hotel Mercure Paris Montparnasse Raspail
  • Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon
  • Hotel Novotel Le Havre Centre Gare

Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Tivoli Hotel and Congress Center


  • Swissôtel Sydney
  • Hilton Brisbane

Other Hotel Reviews

  • Embassy Suites San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Hotel Colon Rambla (Tenerife, Canary Islands)
  • Inn at Whittier (Alaska)
  • Hotel Restaurant Goldener Schlüssel (Bern, Switzerland)