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Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the USA, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Saguaro, Palm Springs

07/05/2022 by .

The Stables Inn, Paso Robles, California

19/01/2022 by .
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Considering it only opened in June 2020, the Stables Inn, Paso Robles has lost no time attracting the attention of critics.   

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Mama Shelter Los Angeles

22/12/2021 by .

La Quinta Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo, California

13/02/2020 by .

Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Paso Robles

23/12/2019 by .
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It’s Tuscany, but not as we know it.  For one thing, despite its wealth of ochre walls, fountains and terracotta, the Allegretto Vineyard Resort is in the middle of small-town America, surrounded by plain buildings selling farm machinery rather than Italianate olive groves and wineries which have produced Sangiovese for centuries.

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Boston Harbour Hotel

05/11/2019 by .
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A blanket of mysterious Sherlock Holmes mist envelopes Boston harbour.  I can barely make out the shape of an approaching water taxi that will pick up a huddle of raincoat wrapped passengers and their luggage on the wharf side.

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Skyland Lodge in Shenandoah

18/06/2018 by .
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Don’t let the rustic name fool you. Our bed at Skyland Lodge, in the heart of the Shenandoah National Park, was almost as big as the entire room we’d had the previous night in a luxury city hotel.

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Hidden View B&B, Virginia

07/06/2018 by .
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We were driving to a vineyard in Loudoun County, Virginia, when I noticed some houses with spectacular hilltop locations. ‘Look at those,’ I said to my wife, ‘They must have fantastic views. Hang on… I think that’s where we’re staying tonight.’

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Lone Star Court Austin

14/06/2017 by .
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It was our first visit to Texas and we were arriving in Austin from Houston. We’d found what sounded like the perfect place to stay in the state’s capital: Lone Star Court. Does that sound like the perfect Texas hotel or what?

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The Aloft Hotel Detroit

04/06/2017 by .
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There is something quite remarkable happening in Detroit these days and the Aloft Hotel is a perfect example. A city practically on its knees just 5 years ago, is showing extraordinary signs of recovery, particularly downtown, where so many of its beautiful art deco buildings have been restored.

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