8 Hotels That Make Guests Feel Like a VIP

Oct 29, 2015
We’ve just negotiated exclusive perks for Travelzoo members at 10 of our favorite hotels that will make guests feel like a VIP. These are just a few of the 1000+ hotels and exclusive deals we have around the world. Browse through the list below, all valid for stays into 2016, or click here to search through all hotel deals by date.

1. The Carneros Inn, Napa Valley

Exclusive Perks ($75 value):

  • A bottle of local wine delivered in room from the Cottage Dining seasonal wine list
  • Early check-in & late checkout, when available
Why We Love It: 

The all-cottage property sits on 27 acres of Napa land just an hour from San Francisco. It has an adult-only hilltop pool that overlooks miles of surrounding countryside and vineyards, and Wine Enthusiast selected it as one of the top hotels for wine lovers.

2. 1 Hotel South Beach, Miami

Exclusive Perks ($90 value)

  • A welcome drink (per person, per stay)
  • Late checkout
  • Waived daily resort fee
Why We Love It:

This 5-star, beachfront property made a splash when it opened its doors in 2014 and had Forbes gushing that it was one the hottest hotel openings last year. Celeb chef Tom Colicchio stirred just as much, if not more, buzz around his new restaurant that Zagat listed as  one of the "most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015."

3. Travaasa, Austin

Exclusive Perks ($125 value):

  • $25 credit to spend on lunch or dinner (per stay)
  • Two $25 non-combinable activity credits (per stay)
  • Room upgrade, when available
  • Two $25 non-combinable spa credits applied toward 50-min or longer service
Why We Love It:

Just 30 minutes outside of Austin lies a nature reserve that is home to this 200-acre adult-only retreat that Conde Nast readers listed as the No. 2 resort in Texas & the Southwest. In addition to a spa, obstacle course and infinity pool, it hosts free daily activities from Pilates to cooking classes.

4. Hollywood Roosevelt, Los Angeles

Exclusive Perks ($90 value):

  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Two cocktails or drinks (one per person)
  • Room upgrade, based on availability at check-in
  • Early check-in/late checkout, based on availability
Why We Love It:

A star-studded hangout since hosting the first-ever Oscars in 1929, The Hollywood Roosevelt is an iconic hotel. It's palm-fringed pool has a reputation for celeb-worthy parties, and Travel + Leisure awards it the title of pool "best to be seen." To top it off, its prime Walk of Fame location makes it the preferred choice for visitors.

5. Ocean Key Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, Key West

Exclusive Perks ($40 value):

  • Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle (daily)
  • Waived daily resort fee
Why We Love It:

Location is king, and this "World's Best" resort has the crown. It is located on Key West's popular Duval Street and right off of Mallory Square, which is the prime viewing spot for sunsets. The deck of the onsite restaurant, Hot Tin Roof, offers the same spectacle, and for that reason, Gayot says, “There is no dining room like this anywhere else, period."

6. Smyth Tribeca, New York City

Exclusive Perks ($45 value):

  • Daily continental breakfast
  • $25 credit for food and drinks (per stay)
  • Room upgrade, when available
  • Early check-in & late checkout, when available
Why We Love It:

Tribeca is the neighborhood to stay when you want to feel like a local in New York rather than a tourist. Celebrities frequently take up residence a the Smyth, but outside its walls, you are likely to cross paths with the hotel's high-profile neighbors like Jay-Z and Leonardo DiCaprio. Conde Nast reader's have also taken notice of this city gem and named it one of the top hotels in New York City this year.

7. Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

Exclusive Perks ($60 value):

  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Complimentary daily valet parking (one vehicle)
  • 20% discount on spa services
  • Room upgrade, when available
  • Early check-in & late checkout, when available
Why We Love It:

According to Travel + Leisure, the Atlantic Hotel offers the best of both worlds. "The property offers all the fixings of a large, lively resort" with its all-suite accommodations and lively pool scene. On the flip side, though, it "still manages to feel more like a peaceful boutique hotel" thanks to its serene, beachfront location.

8. Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, Cabo San Lucas

Exclusive Perks ($115 value):

  • Ceviche tasting for two at Pesca
  • Welcome margaritas for two
  • 10% discount at the spa
Why We Like It:

Every year since 2008, this 5-star resort made Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels list. Need I say more?

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