Find the Best Hotel for an Unforgettable Stay in Philadelphia

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From college visits to historic sights, there are many things that draw travelers to the state of Pennsylvania. No matter what brings you to this beautiful state, you’ll want to find the perfect hotel. Here are five boutique hotels to consider when planning your trip to the Keystone State.

The Nittany Lion Inn

Visitors to the Penn State area in the town of State College will feel right at home at the Nittany Lion Inn. Rooms include plenty of amenities like free high-speed wireless internet, an iPod docking station, Keurig coffee makers, and a flat-screen television with cable. There are also in-room workstations for guests visiting on business. The Nittany Lion Inn offers a free shuttle between the hours of 5 a.m. and midnight that will take you everywhere from Penn State golf courses to the airport. Guests also get complimentary access to the Penn State lap pool!

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

If your travels take you to Pittsburgh, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is an excellent choice for your accommodations. This hotel is the perfect mix of historic architecture and modern luxury. Located in the heart of the city’s Cultural District, you’ll only be steps away from a number of cultural attractions like ballet, opera, and symphony performances. For dinner, head down to Braddock’s American Brasserie, the hotels on-site fine-dining experience.

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

If you’re looking for quality accommodations at reasonable prices in Philadelphia, look no further than the Double Tree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City. Each room in this hotel includes comfortable bedding, wireless internet, and cable television. PlayStation gaming systems are even available to keep the kids entertained! This boutique hotel is located near Philadelphia’s theater district, so guests can enjoy a show during their visit.

Mount Airy Casino and Resort

Feeling lucky? Enjoy a comfortable stay and a little gambling at the Mount Airy Casino and Resort in Mount Pocono. After trying your hand at the slots, head to your room where you can relax in front of your in-room flat-screen television. If you need a little extra space, opt for the king suite which features a separate living room area and larger bathroom with a walk-in shower and soaking tub. During warmer months you can take a dip in the hotel’s pool and enjoy a few cocktails at the poolside bar.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia – Valley Forge

Valley Forge is a popular tourist attraction for history buffs and novices alike. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia – Valley Forge is the perfect hotel choice for travelers seeking to be near this historic attraction. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and on-site dining options. If you want to do a little shopping, the popular King of Prussia Mall which boasts over 400 stores and three different food courts. is just a short distance away. With so much to do on-site and nearby, the fun never stops when your family chooses to stay at this comfortable boutique hotel.

Find the Best Boutique Hotel For a Texas-Sized Adventure

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From beautiful beaches to dense forests, there is something new to explore behind every corner in the state of Texas. Here you can enjoy unique art, music, and food unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else in the country. When you’re ready to book your Texas adventure, you’ll need to find the perfect hotel. Here are five boutique hotels that are perfect for a stay in the Lone Star State.

Hyatt Regency Houston

The Hyatt Regency Houston is a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of the city’s downtown area. Enjoy unique local flavors at one of the many restaurants located within minutes of your hotel, then head to one of downtown Houston’s popular nightclubs to party with the locals. After a night on the town, you can treat yourself to a morning at the Hyatt’s luxury spa for one of their signature treatments.

Hilton Americas – Houston

The George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston draws thousands of travelers to the city every year. If you’re one of those travelers, you will want to consider the Hilton Americas – Houston for your stay. Connected via skywalks to the convention center, this AAA Four-Diamond hotel is the prime location for getting to your convention or other event with ease. The hotel is also just steps away from other attractions like the Toyota Center and BBVA Compass Stadium.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria

If your travels take you to Dallas, consider the Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria for your stay. This newly renovated boutique hotel is packed full of amenities that are sure to make you feel right at home from high-end bedding to fine granite countertops in the bathroom. Fitness buffs can get a workout in at the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center, while those who prefer a little rest and relaxation can put their feet up and enjoy a movie in their room with some room service. Before heading out for a day of sightseeing, grab a bite to eat at the Front Yard Restaurant, located on the hotel grounds.

Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas

Another gem in Dallas is the Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas. This hotel is located in the Dallas Design District and is in close proximity to a number of popular attractions including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Zoo and Aquarium. The spacious suites in this hotel offer plenty of room for you and your whole family to spread out. There is an indoor/outdoor pool on-site as well as the Red Fire Grill Bar & Lounge which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Camino Real Hotel El Paso

If you decide to visit El Paso, consider the Camino Real Hotel El Paso for your stay. This hotel is just a short distance away from everything El Paso has to offer including wine tasting, beautiful scenery, and a thriving arts scene. For guests flying in from out of town, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. Dining options at the hotel include the casual La Huerta restaurant and the more upscale El Domo; room service is available from both restaurants.

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