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White Elephant Nantucket view of hotel overlooking the water

White Elephant Nantucket Review: The Best Nantucket Luxury Hotel

I love Nantucket and visit a few times every summer. Each time I come over on the ferry, the stately White Elephant hotel catches my eye—so I knew I had to book a stay and see for myself what it’s like inside and share my review with the Luxury Check In audience. The White Elephant […]

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Gran Melia Iguazu Hotel exterior view

Gran Melia Iguazu Review: The Best Hotel Near Iguazu Falls

If you’re traveling across the world to see Iguazu Falls, you’ll want to spend as much time there as possible—which means staying at a hotel near Iguazu Falls. The closest hotel near Iguazu Falls on the Argentina side is the Gran Melia Iguazu. The Gran Melia Iguazu is the only hotel located inside Iguazu National

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Downtown Banff, Canada street scene with Mount Royal Hotel

Mount Royal Hotel Banff Canada Review: What to Know Before You Book

If you’re looking for the best hotel in downtown Banff, Canada, you can’t go wrong with booking the Mount Royal Hotel. Located on the bustling Banff Avenue, the hotel occupies one of the best locations in town, putting you within easy walking distance of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and bars.  I loved the Mount

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The James New York Nomad

Live Like a Posh New Yorker: The James New York NoMad Review

Although I live in a typical New York City apartment, a great perk of my job is getting to review luxury New York City hotels. I have spent years meticulously exploring and evaluating the city’s luxury hotel offerings, so I know what separates the mediocre from the marvelous. The James New York—Nomad falls somewhere in

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Room at Little Palm Island

Little Palm Island Review: America’s Only Private Island Resort

Turn off at Mile Marker 28.5 on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, and you’ll arrive at a luxurious tiki style hut, the welcome center for Little Palm Island. Park your car here and leave it behind (along with your worries) as Little Palm Island is a car-free paradise.  A Gumby Slumber, an ice-cold rum and

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Four Seasons Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows

The 14 Best Luxury Hotels in the World, According to Luxury Travel Writers

The Luxury Check In staff have stayed at five-star properties around the globe, and it takes something truly special to impress us. Merely having an expensive price tag is no indicator of true luxury. What makes a hotel truly splurge-worthy is a combination of a number of factors: Unique amenities, innovative on-site dining, stylish design, helpful staff, comfortable rooms, and more—these are the things that will make or break a luxury hotel stay. We’ve traveled to all seven continents and personally vetted hundreds of properties to find the best luxury hotels in the world, where your experience will be unparalleled from check-in to check-out.

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The view of Manhattan from a hotel room at the Park Lane New York

Park Lane New York Hotel Review: The Best Views in Manhattan

On a recent “treat myself” trip to New York City, I found myself glued to the most unlikely spot: the window in my room at the Park Lane Hotel. Oversized picture windows overlook Central Park and the Manhattan skyline beyond, and I found myself transfixed, watching the sky change color, the rhythmic flow of pedestrians

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Terramor Outdoor Resort Acadia National Park

Terramor Outdoor Resort Review: Luxury Glamping Near Acadia National Park Maine

Acadia National Park is the perfect place to escape the city and disconnect in nature. However, there are no hotels within the national park, so you’ll need to stay in one of the towns outside Acadia. Terramor Outdoor Resort is the best place to stay near Acadia National Park as it offers the perfect combination

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Barcelo Playa Blanca Royal Level Adults Only

Barcelo Playa Blanca Royal Level Adults Only Review: Luxury Escape in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Located in the idyllic beach town of Playa Blanca on the southern coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, the Barcelo Playa Blanca Royal Level Adults Only hotel offers a luxurious adults-only retreat. This exclusive 4-star property is a resort within a resort—it’s part of the larger Barcelo Playa Blanca hotel complex (which is not

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