TripAdvisor’s 25 Most Saved Hotels of 2020

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If you’ve been dreaming about traveling the world while staying safe at home, you’re not alone. Many Americans have been following the CDC’s travel recommendations and mitigating their risks of contracting and spreading coronavirus by staying local, but they’re letting their minds wander. According to TripAdvisor, users have been virtually exploring the country on the site and saving their favorite hotels for when they can hit the road again.

So, what are travelers looking for? The top 25 choices for the most saved properties all fall into just four categories. The hustle and bustle of New York City, especially in the heart of Times Square, tops the list with eight hotels. Next up: The sun and fun of Florida, especially Orlando, with seven hotels. The nonstop entertainment of the Las Vegas Strip is another top choice on the travel wish list with five hotels. And finally, tropical dreams are awaiting in Hawaii with five properties on TripAdvisor’s list. Check out the results to see if the same spots are calling your name for future travels, and then take a look at the most popular virtual tour in every state for even more inspiration.

For a suite stay: The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas

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Italian charm straight from the watery wonders of Venice infuses this Vegas hotel, from the gondolas on the canals that traverse the property to the replica of St. Mark’s Square in the shopping area. Other highlights include a Canyon Ranch Spa, nearly three dozen dining options, and four pools spread across two acres. At the end of a fun-filled day, relax in style—and luxury. Rooms here are all spacious suites, and even the smallest is twice the size of most regular rooms elsewhere. The Venetian is also one of the most popular hotels on Instagram.

For a bite of the Big Apple: Park Central Hotel New York

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This Art Deco gem infuses 1920s style into a contemporary design for a super stylish and comfortable stay. But as they say in New York, it’s all about location, location, location. The hotel is in a prime midtown spot that’s within easy walking distance of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square. Here’s the scoop on New York City’s hidden gems that most locals don’t know about.

For French style in Sin City: Paris Las Vegas

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Boulangerie, brasserie, creperies, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. Blink and you may think you’ve landed in the City of Lights instead of Nevada, which is exactly why the Paris Las Vegas is on so many travelers’ wish lists. You’ll get an immersive Parisian style and romance without having to break out your passport—or break the bank. For the ultimate date night, head to the top of the tower for a gourmet French dinner while taking in expansive views of the Vegas strip. These other U.S. destinations will also make you feel like you’ve traveled abroad.

For Broadway buzz: Stewart Hotel, New York

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If you’re looking for live entertainment in New York City, head to the Stewart Hotel, which offers a prime perch right across from Madison Square Garden and just a few blocks south of the Great White Way. The affordably priced boutique property offers regular rooms, as well as studios and suites with kitchens. Wondering where to go now? Consider the best U.S. hotels and resorts for social distancing.

For neon lights: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

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You can’t get any closer to the Big Apple’s action than at this hotel in the middle of Times Square. Step out the door and you’ll be surrounded by the beating heart of the city, neon lights, restaurants, and entertainment. Remember the Ferris Wheel in Times Square? Check out its amazing makeover.

For big style on a budget: Pod 51 Hotel, New York

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As you can probably tell by this point, TripAdvisor’s readers are missing the hustle and bustle of New York City, and they really want to be right in the middle of it all when they can finally visit again. Pod 51 is a budget option with a great location near Grand Central Terminal and modern and functional small rooms, a rooftop lounge, and public spaces infused with hip art. Bet you didn’t know these famous words and phrases came from New York City.

For a Roman holiday close to home: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

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This iconic Strip property is a love letter to the opulence of the Roman Empire. Expect lots of gold, gild, and marble, as well as a larger-than-life, animated tribute to Caesar himself. The upscale shopping area is the Forum, the massive concert venue is the Colosseum, and the 50,000-square-foot spa even sports a trio of Roman baths. Check out these must-see Las Vegas attractions that don’t involve casinos.

For beachside bliss: The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami

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This dreamy property is tucked away in Miami Beach—close enough to enjoy the entertainment of bustling South Beach, but off-the-beaten-path enough to enjoy secluded beach bliss. The resort has a focus on nature and wellness, and you’ll find tropical gardens filled with colorful plants and birds, a secluded stretch of shoreline, and a palm-shaded pool to soak up the warm Florida sun. Find out the best Florida beaches locals want to keep secret.

For Honolulu views: Prince Waikiki, Oahu

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Located in the heart of Honolulu’s most vibrant neighborhood just around the corner from the shopping and dining of Ala Moana Center, the Prince Waikiki is the number one hotel in Honolulu on TripAdvisor, and it’s easy to see why. In addition to its central location, the views here are some of the best on the island. Plus, all rooms have ocean views, and the stunning infinity pool overlooking the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor can’t be beat. Can’t make it to Hawaii? Try these beautiful seaside towns a little closer to home.

For a remote getaway without leaving the USA: Southernmost Beach Resort, Key West

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Gallery: 8 Famous Houses You Can Rent on Airbnb (Reader’s Digest)

  • Slide 1 of 8: Named "Best Place to Pretend You're a Celebrity for a Day" by LA Weekly, fans of the show Entourage may recognize this Los Angeles mansion. The home was also featured on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Bachelorette. You can stay in the 750-square-foot guest house for $395 per night. You'll have access to the home's pool, gym, and patio. "A vacation inside of our vacation, we didn't want to leave the house to explore LA, we had all we needed. Views, hot tub, pool, fire place, steam room! It's a pretty amazing place and definitely worth the price," said one recent guest. Before you rent on Airbnb, here are 14 things you should know. Book now

  • Slide 2 of 8: Fans of the HGTV series Fixer Upper can stay in this mid-century modern home that was featured on an episode. The Waco home sleeps up to ten people and features a state-of-the-art kitchen, a patio and a great view of a wooded ravine. It will cost you $340 a night. Book now

  • Slide 3 of 8: This home's drawing room and master suite in South Wales were featured in an episode of the show Sherlock, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch. The luxury home features six bedrooms and accommodates ten guests. A stay will cost you $513 per night. "The photos simply can't do this home justice. The house and grounds are incredible and you will feel like royalty when you stay," said one guest. Find out the secrets Airbnb hosts won't tell you. Book now

  • Slide 4 of 8: Travelers headed to Tokyo can book a stay in the brightly colored apartment building featured in the show Girls. The apartments are about 560 square feet, so they are best suited for just one or two guests. The building itself is a work of art and you can enjoy the breeze on the balcony, cook up dinner in the cozy kitchen, and enjoy cocktails in the hammock. The cost is $192 per night. "This is a dream space," said one guest. "The feeling of being here is something else. Truly an experience—I missed it as soon as we left. It's a place I will think about every day." Book now

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  • Slide 5 of 8: If you're looking for peace and tranquility, this charming seaside cottage in Albion, California (north of San Francisco) would make for a great romantic getaway or writing retreat. The listing notes that exterior shots for the television series Murder, She Wrote were filmed here. The cottage is located just three minutes from the Pacific Ocean and close to many wineries. Book a stay for $160 per night. Celebrities have stayed in these Airbnbs—and you can too! Book now

  • Slide 6 of 8: Fans of actor Ryan Reynolds may recognize the sunny room in this Brooklyn home from the film, Definitely, Maybe. You can stay in this private room which sleeps two for just $75 a night. Guests have access to a semi-private bathroom on the first floor, along with premium cable and free WiFi. The location is very accessible to public transit and within walking distance of Prospect Park. We want to live in these 12 gorgeous Airbnbs. Book now

  • Slide 7 of 8: How about a stay in a treehouse? This secluded treehouse retreat is located in Atlanta and was featured on Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters. The one-bedroom, one-bath treehouse is just minutes from downtown and is considered one of Airbnb's most wish-listed properties. The treehouse has three separate areas, all connected by rope bridges, along with antique furnishings and a balcony overlooking the woods. "The treehouse is really such an incredibly unique and rewarding experience. There simply isn't anything else like it. To be out in the woods, listening to the forest at night, and being totally unplugged was soul enriching. If you haven't added this to your bucket list, do it now," said one guest. Book now

  • Slide 8 of 8: Foodies can put their culinary skills to the test in this cottage, built on the homestead of Simone Beck, collaborator for Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The French retreat has three bedrooms, sleeps up to eight guests and features an "exquisitely designed chef's kitchen." The property also boasts glorious gardens and a pool. Guests can also choose to include cooking classes in addition to the per night cost of $950. Back stateside, check out the most popular Airbnb in every state. Book now Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Entourage, Real Housewives, The Bachelorette house

Named “Best Place to Pretend You’re a Celebrity for a Day” by LA Weekly, fans of the show Entourage may recognize this Los Angeles mansion. The home was also featured on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Bachelorette. You can stay in the 750-square-foot guest house for $395 per night. You’ll have access to the home’s pool, gym, and patio. “A vacation inside of our vacation, we didn’t want to leave the house to explore LA, we had all we needed. Views, hot tub, pool, fire place, steam room! It’s a pretty amazing place and definitely worth the price,” said one recent guest. Before you rent on Airbnb, here are 14 things you should know.

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Fixer Upper house

Fans of the HGTV series Fixer Upper can stay in this mid-century modern home that was featured on an episode. The Waco home sleeps up to ten people and features a state-of-the-art kitchen, a patio and a great view of a wooded ravine. It will cost you $340 a night.

Book now

Sherlock house

This home’s drawing room and master suite in South Wales were featured in an episode of the show Sherlock, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch. The luxury home features six bedrooms and accommodates ten guests. A stay will cost you $513 per night. “The photos simply can’t do this home justice. The house and grounds are incredible and you will feel like royalty when you stay,” said one guest. Find out the secrets Airbnb hosts won’t tell you.

Book now

Girls apartment building

Travelers headed to Tokyo can book a stay in the brightly colored apartment building featured in the show Girls. The apartments are about 560 square feet, so they are best suited for just one or two guests. The building itself is a work of art and you can enjoy the breeze on the balcony, cook up dinner in the cozy kitchen, and enjoy cocktails in the hammock. The cost is $192 per night. “This is a dream space,” said one guest. “The feeling of being here is something else. Truly an experience—I missed it as soon as we left. It’s a place I will think about every day.”

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Murder, She Wrote cottage

If you’re looking for peace and tranquility, this charming seaside cottage in Albion, California (north of San Francisco) would make for a great romantic getaway or writing retreat. The listing notes that exterior shots for the television series Murder, She Wrote were filmed here. The cottage is located just three minutes from the Pacific Ocean and close to many wineries. Book a stay for $160 per night. Celebrities have stayed in these Airbnbs—and you can too!

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Definitely, Maybe house

Fans of actor Ryan Reynolds may recognize the sunny room in this Brooklyn home from the film, Definitely, Maybe. You can stay in this private room which sleeps two for just $75 a night. Guests have access to a semi-private bathroom on the first floor, along with premium cable and free WiFi. The location is very accessible to public transit and within walking distance of Prospect Park. We want to live in these 12 gorgeous Airbnbs.

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Treehouse Masters house

How about a stay in a treehouse? This secluded treehouse retreat is located in Atlanta and was featured on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters. The one-bedroom, one-bath treehouse is just minutes from downtown and is considered one of Airbnb’s most wish-listed properties. The treehouse has three separate areas, all connected by rope bridges, along with antique furnishings and a balcony overlooking the woods. “The treehouse is really such an incredibly unique and rewarding experience. There simply isn’t anything else like it. To be out in the woods, listening to the forest at night, and being totally unplugged was soul enriching. If you haven’t added this to your bucket list, do it now,” said one guest.

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Julia Child’s foodie paradise

Foodies can put their culinary skills to the test in this cottage, built on the homestead of Simone Beck, collaborator for Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The French retreat has three bedrooms, sleeps up to eight guests and features an “exquisitely designed chef’s kitchen.” The property also boasts glorious gardens and a pool. Guests can also choose to include cooking classes in addition to the per night cost of $950. Back stateside, check out the most popular Airbnb in every state.

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You’ll feel like you hopped a plane and landed on a remote island in the Caribbean when you arrive at this palm-shaded luxury hotel that sits at the southernmost point in the continental United States. In addition to a private beach, the resort offers three pools across six oceanfront acres. Here are some hotel booking secrets to remember the next time you’re planning a trip.

For a Disney stay that doesn’t break the bank: Holiday Inn Resort Orlando–Lake Buena Vista

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An official Disney Good Neighbor hotel—meaning it passes Disney’s rigorous standards for comfort, quality, and service, and provides transportation to the parks and Guest Services help—is fresh from a multimillion-dollar makeover, making it perfect for your visit to the Disney World area. Because of its spacious rooms that come with a microwave and mini-fridge, as well as a large outdoor pool area, this Holiday Inn Resort is a budget favorite for families. Check out these other must-see places around America you’ll want to take your kids.

For fun in the sun: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

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Talk about heaven on Earth. The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is situated on 40 tropically landscaped oceanfront acres along a three-mile stretch of the famed white sands of Ka’anapali Beach. It also boasts an elaborate water playground with tropical streams and waterfalls, cultural experiences such as hula dancing and lei making, wildlife experiences with penguins and birds, tennis courts, SCUBA, assorted water sports, and shopping. Need more reasons why Maui is the best Hawaiian island? We’ve got 20 of them!

For a gorgeous, secluded beach: Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu

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Oahu may be best known for the bustling beaches of Waikiki, but head to the quiet north shore of the island and you’ll find this secluded spot, one of Hawaii’s most unique destinations. This luxury resort offers golf, horseback riding, tennis, a spa, and walking/biking/running trails, but visitors particularly love its five miles of pristine coastline, where surfers from around the world come to ride the waves.

For early Wizarding access: Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Orlando

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Cool, retro-style rooms and suites at this Universal property brilliantly combine fun with affordability. You’ll find plenty of sun and splash surrounded by a classic Florida beach resort design from the 1950s and ’60s as you enjoy the two massive pools or the winding river. There’s even a bowling alley on-site. It’s all within walking distance of Universal’s Volcano Bay, and there are also free shuttles to the Universal parks and hotels. Extra bonus: By staying at Universal property, you’ll get to breeze into the Universal parks an hour earlier than other guests, meaning you can check out all the hidden spots in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter before the crowds descend.

For celebrity style: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

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This Hollywood-themed hotel does everything it can to make you feel like a celebrity. We’re talking star-worthy suites and accommodations, nonstop parties around the pools, the nightclub atmosphere in the casino, and headline-grabbing entertainers like Kelly Clarkson, Chris Angel, and Pitbull.

For an escape from the theme parks: The Grove Resort & Waterpark Orlando

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This gem offers a relaxing sanctuary away from the constant action of Orlando’s theme parks. Explore the lakes and quiet downtown of the Winter Park neighborhood for a charming glimpse of real Florida, or stay on the property to enjoy the family-friendly Surfari Water Park and other fun activities such as glow-in-the-dark mini-golf. When you’re done for the day, there’s plenty of space to spread out in residential-style suites that include full kitchens, washers and dryers, and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Looking for something even more secluded? These are 20 of the most remote places on Earth.

For nonstop nightlife: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection

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Partygoers seek out the sizzling nightlife at this stylish casino on the Las Vegas Strip known for its dazzling bars and nightclubs. Note that this isn’t the place for family fun, but if you’re looking for a “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” sexy and sophisticated atmosphere, this should be your top choice.

For a room with a view: Novotel New York Times Square

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You’ll get a birds-eye view of the neon lights of Times Square from the Supernova Lounge and spacious sky-high rooms at this midtown hotel in the heart of all the action. Novotel prides itself on being family-friendly, offering spacious rooms, free breakfast for kids, and a fun game room, too. If you’ve got kids, you’ll also want to consider these 45 mini family vacations that won’t break the bank.

For an action-packed vacation: Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

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Kick back in the oversized, contemporary-styled guest rooms at this comfy hotel with Broadway theaters, Restaurant Row, TKTS, and all the excitement of 42nd Street right outside its door. The well-priced property is also within easy walking distance to Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and Carnegie Hall. The classic New York City answer to “Can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?” Practice, practice, practice! Here are another 101 short jokes anyone can remember.

For a magical stay: Holiday Inn Orlando–Disney Springs Area

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Right on the doorstep of Disney Springs—the Mouse’s immensely popular shopping, dining, and entertainment complex—you’ll find this official Disney property. That means as a guest, you’ll have access to Extra Magic Hours (early and late admission to the Disney theme parks), as well as early access to make Fast Pass+ ride reservations. There’s a large pool on the property, activities for kids, and a free shuttle to the Disney parks. Want to travel sooner rather than later? Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning a Disney trip right now.

For aloha vibes: Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Maui

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Affordable and family-friendly, Ka’anapali Beach Hotel—known as Hawaii’s “most Hawaiian hotel” for its rich cultural offerings—occupies a prime piece of golden beachfront facing the sparkling waters in Maui. There’s an ocean’s worth of complementary programs for guests here, including Hawaiian language classes, lei making, ukulele instruction, and hula lessons.

For hipster city vibes: Arlo Nomad, New York

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Nomad, the neighborhood just “no”rth of “Mad”ison Square Park, is the hippest neighborhood in midtown, with great restaurants, cool shops, and some seriously hip hotels, including the stylish Arlo. Rooms with views of the Empire State Building are a highlight here, and there are great views from the rooftop lounge, too. If you never leave home without your dog, take a look at our list of the 30 best pet-friendly hotels in America.

For ship-to-shore style: B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale

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Shaped like an ocean liner, this mid-century modern masterpiece looks like it might just sail into the Atlantic. Bright airy rooms, two swimming pools, a private beach, and tropical cocktails at the venerable Wreck Bar are all draws as well. If you love this idea, check out these other strange and unique hotels around the world.

For design fans: Hotel 50 Bowery NYC

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Funky furnishings, original artwork, and the subway-tile bathrooms stocked with designer beauty products make the Hotel 50 Bowery a popular pick for design fans. The location on the border of Chinatown and the Lower East Side gives you access to some of the trendiest bars, dining spots, and boutiques in the entire city, but the views from the rooftop bar may make it hard to pull yourself away from the hotel.

For tropical bliss: Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Oahu

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With direct access to Honolulu’s famed Diamond Head Beach, the Outrigger is a sure bet for beach fans and anyone looking for a quiet patch of sand to call their own. Steps away from the beach, the hotel offers a pool for swimming, cultural activities, beachfront dining, and spacious rooms with balconies. Next, find the best beach in your state—and every other.

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  • TripAdvisor: “The 25 Most-Saved Hotels in the United States”

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