Winter Vacation – 5 Tips to Choose the Right Hotel

Am I the only one already thinking about a winter vacation? It’s been blustery and chilly enough here to get my wheels spinning.

This is a Fashionista Event, and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

Sunshine hog

P.S. He put that word on himself. 

When I think about a winter vacation, I think sunshine, beaches, and palm trees. We have always vacationed somewhere warm. However, it’s been so long since Mike and I have had a getaway together, I would consider other options at this point.

Sometimes you just need to get away, even if it’s not that far from home. Here are some tips that I will use when choosing where to stay for our winter vacation.

5 Tips to Choose the Right Hotel

Of course, everyone’s list of priorities is different. The following are things that I look for in a hotel:

  • Wifi – Yep, this is number one on my list because I am a blogger. I need reliable and free wifi so I don’t have to stress or pay extra fees while on vacation. Because, let’s be real — bloggers still work on vacation. The last time we went to Las Vegas the hotel had horrid wifi. I haven’t had that happen in a Hyatt.
  • Comfy bed – One of the best things about staying in a hotel is the bed. I get my best sleep ever in hotel beds.Winter Vacation - 5 Tips to Choose the Right Hotel
  • Clean room – Seriously. This goes without saying.
  • Best rates – We are extra budget-conscious when it comes to travel. I search for the best deals and try to get some bonuses if possible.
  • Location – Depending on your destination, you want your hotel to be close to the activities you want to do. I have mistakenly booked a hotel in the past that was nowhere near anything. Lesson learned on that.

To cover all these bases, it’s a safe bet to choose Hyatt. I have stayed at many Hyatt hotels over the years, including recently on press trips. They always have fast and free wifi, super comfy beds, clean rooms, and are centrally located in great spots.

One thing that I didn’t know is that it’s best to book directly through the Hyatt website. They offer a best price guarantee when booking through their website.

Winter Vacation - 5 Tips to Choose the Right Hotel
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

I am seriously considering Lake Tahoe for a winter vacation. It’s a bit different from the normal tropical vacation that we usually look for, but it looks so beautiful. Plus, then we can visit my in-laws in their summer home.

Old vacation pic

Our last vacation was so long ago that we don’t look like this anymore. 

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39 Comments

  1. That would be Hyatt House Denver Airport property because Denver is our favorite place to visit this time of year tor the hot springs.

  2. Favorite snow offer would be Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa in Beaver Creek, Colorado! Skiing is great there!!

  3. I would earn major brownie points with my husband if we won this… Thank you so much for the chance to win something so useful!!

  4. Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District is a place that I would want to visit. Even though it is heading North a little and headed into the snow somewhat, I want to go here so that I can experience the charm of this historic city. It has always been one place that I have longed to visit. I want to see the beautiful homes and strolls through the scenic gardens.

  5. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa in Beaver Creek, Colorado is the Snow Mountain resort I would head to. I would love to enjoy the snow since I am a Georgia girl and don’t see that as often as I would like to. Plus, look at those majestic mountains in the picture! Yes, please! I would take that deal quickly!

  6. I would Love to stay at the Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center during the WARM UP WITH WINTER SAVINGS EVENT so I can take my kids to Disneyland and meet up with my best friend and her family who live very close to Anaheim! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  7. I would pick the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. I am from San Jose, and my mom still lives there. I don’t get home too often, so I would take advantage of going to California and visiting my mom and some friends.

  8. For the Snow, I would go to the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Casino and Spa. I love Tahoe and it is only 1 hour from a good friend so I could visit her.

  9. I’d love to stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Casino and Spa. They have a casino!! I love to gamble. lol

  10. When we travel with the kids, the most important thing to us is a free continental breakfast. Wifi is second on my list.

  11. We love getaways. We are planning a BIG one next year and I can’t wait. Right now is the planning of it and that is one of my favorite things to do.

  12. I don’t think I’ve ever stayed at a Hyatt hotel before. I really should change that!
    Great tips for choosing a hotel – those are pretty much mine too.

  13. I love staying at the Hyatt. I recently stayed at a Hyatt in NYC and it was clean and comfy. Two of my top priorities when it comes to choosing a room!

  14. I have heard nothing but great things about Hyatt’s. I’ve never stayed at one before, but I would love to. WIsh we were getting away this winter.

  15. It is freezing up here in Alaska, I would love to take a vacation. Clean is the most important thing in my book!

  16. I’d like to stay at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. I’ve always wanted to go there. This time of year would be great because it wouldn’t be too hot.

  17. Of the Snow on Sale hotels, I’d choose the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa. It looks like an awesome hotel and the scenery is amazing!

  18. I follow these tips when looking for a hotel. I read the reviews offered by previous guests because pictures can be deceiving.

  19. Like you, I would like to stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort. Hubby and I love to visit Lake Tahoe for a getaway and the resort looks so warm and cozy.

  20. Whenever I travel, free wifi is a necessity. I always travel with my computer and I need to be able to do my work.

  21. I SO want to win this giveaway, I entered, keeping my fingers crossed! For us it’s all about being kid friendly especially with 5 kids!

  22. We travel alot and I love staying at the Hyatt. All their properties are so beautiful, so whether you pick a tropical or wintry destination you can’t go wrong with the hotel.

  23. I would stay at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor because there is a lot to do there and my husband could visit his father whom he hasn’t seen in years.

  24. I’d love to stay at the Hyatt House Naples/5th Avenue because I have not been to Naples in over a decade and I want to bring my family there so they can experience the beauty of Naples, Florida in the middle of our northeast winter. It would be a wonderful escape for us! Thanks so much for the chance to enter.

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