“Paris is always a good idea,” Audrey Hepburn once said. We agree. But when you’re not exploring the city’s marvelous streets, you can still get the best out of your visit by staying at the Hotel Duquesne Eiffel. (And by learning these ten French phrases!). Located in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of Paris’s Left Bank and Champ de Mars, guests can expect a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower right from their rooms. (We bet you didn’t know these 19 facts about the Eiffel Tower).
Despite its convenient location (five minutes walking distance to the Tower), the hotel doesn’t draw many tourists. This makes it very ideal for guests who want to avoid the crowds. Offering a breakfast buffet, balcony views, friendly staff, and well-decorated rooms, this hotel is “always a good idea.”
Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Take a step away from reality and sleep next to this 7,000-year-old volcano for a few nights in the northwestern hills of Costa Rica at the Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa. Take in the stunning hotel views of the Arenal volcano (only a mere two miles from Arenal Suites & Spa) and the jungle that surrounds it. The best part: you can do all of this while bathing in the hotel’s hot springs (or the hot tub that’ll be in your room). Your neighbors will be exotic birds, frogs, lizards, and monkeys and you’ll truly feel like part of the rainforest.
Need more volcanoes to add to your bucket list? You can find some in this list of incredible beauty destinations around the world.