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Kevin and Jermika Craft decide to escape the cold Minnesota winter for a 5-night getaway. Will they choose the high-rise hotel on the Strip, a resort in the Red Rocks desert or a vintage Vegas hotel?

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Best Western Adirondack Inn
This alpine-style Best Western, located in Lake Placid, NY, has a great location across from the Olympic Center and blocks from downtown Lake Placid and Mirror Lake beach. The cozy living-room-like lobby, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center, free breakfast and game room are added bonuses.
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The Annabelle Inn
This rustic Aspen, CO, lodge stays true to its unflashy roots with nicely updated mountain-lodge-style decor in the lobby, including tons of old, unfinished barn wood (even the ceilings), comfy leather couches and a cozy stone fireplace. The layout of the Annabelle is unlike any other in the area, with a 4-story, courtyard-style layout exposing all the stairways and walkways to the elements.
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The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
This rustic-luxe, chalet-inspired lodge is one of Vail's premier options, with a location in the heart of Vail Square, near the Eagle Bahn lift. The 62 luxurious rooms feature massive bathrooms, stone fireplaces and scenic balconies. Both the lavish spa and rooftop lap pool pack serious wow factor.
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Crystal Peak Lodge
As one of the higher-end properties in Breckenridge, it has a great winter location on Peak 7, right on the Breck-Connect Gondola line. Upscale details can be found throughout, including exposed wood beams in the open common area and stone fireplaces in the big, individually owned condos.
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler
This 550-room Fairmont Chateau is perched amid Bavarian-styled buildings just outside of Whistler Village, with magnificent views and close proximity to ski lifts. The 2 eucalyptus steam rooms and multiple Jacuzzis make it easy for guests to warm up after a day in the snow.
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High Peaks Resort
Near the Olympic Center and a short drive away from slopes, the High Peaks resort is built on the site of the first Lake Placed B&B, built over 100 years ago. Today, it's a great pick because of its warm, inviting interior and scenic views of the lake (seen from most rooms).
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Loden Hotel
In a bustling coastal metropolis that uniquely offers views of both the mountains and the sea, a boutique hotel is just what you need to come home to in Vancouver. The Loden Hotel will make you feel relaxed after a long day of skiing the nearby slopes.
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Nita Lake Lodge
A luxurious escape from the madness of the touristy parts of Whistler, the 77 suites at Nita Lake Lodge evoke sophisticated, mountain-town style, with high, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and beautiful balconies with gorgeous views.
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One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort
One Ski Hill Place is located directly on the mountain in Breckenridge, CO, and the on-site Gondola transports guests within walking distance to Main Street. It's a true ski-in/ski-out property, and the views are excellent.
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Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
This 121-room hotel has a premier location in the heart of Whistler Village, right next to the ski lifts. Rooms are homey and functional, if not luxurious, with light wood accents, space-saving Murphy beds, kitchenettes and fireplaces. After a day out in the cold, the outdoor Jacuzzi is a wonderful treat.
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The Peery Hotel
The main draw of this quaint, historic hotel is its downtown Salt Lake City location, within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions. The rooms have Tempur-Pedic beds with quality linens and romantic white canopies, iPod docks and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
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The Sassy Moose Inn
This homey inn with quaint on-site spa and log cabin decor will help you feel like you’re in your own living room. Its proximity to Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort make it a great, casual destination.
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The St. Regis Deer Valley
The St. Regis offers a true 5-star experience. Skiiers will love its location in Park City, UT: its is directly on the famous ski resort of the same name, offering excellent ski-in/ski-out access for guests.
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Stein Eriksen Lodge
This luxurious 170-room Park City lodge offers ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, and has a design style that could be described as "wilderness chic." Perks such as free ski valets and free shuttles to the slopes from the parking lots are season-long luxuries.
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Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa
In keeping with its name, hideaway has a distinct mountain-lodge vibe. This cozy hotel is just steps from the base of Jackson Hole Mountain resort, and only a mile from the entrace to Grand Teton National Park.
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Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa
This value-for-money hotel is located in a serene, creek-side spot in Vail Village, close to the Bahn ski lift. Among its many other amenities, the excellent, organic Terra Bistro is a favorite with locals as well as guests, and provides free hot breakfasts.
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Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

Opened in December 2008, the 2,034-room Encore is all about pure opulence, including the gorgeous European Pool. The classically elegant pool surrounds a unique outdoor casino. 960 1280

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Mondrian Los Angeles

Mondrian Los Angeles

This ornately designed Sunset Strip hotel has an exclusive pool and poolside lounge, and more scene than even the Sunset Marquis. The Mondrian Los Angeles’ white walls and hanging potted plants gives this pool a beachy feel -- despite it being several stories above bustling Sunset Boulevard. 960 1280

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La Reunion Golf Resort & Residences

La Reunion Golf Resort & Residences

La Reunion Antigua Golf Resort is an outstanding luxury pick, located in the shadow of 4 volcanoes -- 2 of them active -- about 30 minutes from the colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala. Rooms have private patios with infinity-edge swimming pools, but the resort also has a main pool as well as a separate kiddy pool. These gorgeous volcanic views are hard to beat. 960 1280

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Gansevoort Turks and Caicos

Gansevoort Turks and Caicos

The Gansevoort Turks and Caicos is without a doubt the sexiest resort on Grace Bay, and a large part of its appeal is thanks to its stunning pool surrounded by palm trees. The pool features 4 hard-decked islands. 960 1280

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The Joule

The Joule

The Joule is one of the coolest -- and most luxurious -- hotels in Downtown Dallas. And it features one of the most talked about pools in the states. The Joule's cantilevered pool juts out over Main Street, so swimmers can get a glimpse of pedestrians below. 960 1280

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Biltmore Coral Gables

Biltmore Coral Gables

Built in 1926, the iconic Biltmore, a national landmark, brings timeless luxury to Miami’s hotel scene. Though far from any beaches, it offers -- among many other luxuries -- an amazing pool. This 22,000-square-foot pool is the largest in the continental U.S. Actor Johnny Weissmuller, better known as Tarzan, was a swimming instructor at the pool many years ago. 960 1280

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Gansevoort Park Avenue

Gansevoort Park Avenue

This 249-room hotel with flashy decor, lots of bars, and an outdoor pool is the uptown sister to the original, once wildly popular Hotel Gansevoort. The Gansevoort chain knows how to do their pools. One of only a handful of rooftop pools in New York, this is the only one that features a sexy pin-up mural. Plus, the pool has an underwater sound system and is a popular scene during the summertime. 960 1280

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Ventana Inn & Spa

Ventana Inn & Spa

Situated on more than 200 acres of picturesque land -- in Big Sur, CA -- , the Ventana Inn & Spa looks like a rustic cabin nestled in the woods -- yet it features a long list of on-site amenities, including 2 pools. This pool is in a secluded spot for a reason -- it's the resort's clothing-optional pool. So forget your bathing suit and enjoy a dip au naturel. 960 1280

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Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa

The beautifully designed, 780-room Grand Wailea has one of the top US spas, a prime location on one of the best US beaches, and 9 pools -- including arguably the best one in Hawaii. The massive main pool has several fun features, including volleyball nets, a waterslide, and a rope swing. Dive in! 960 1280

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Four Seasons Maui

Four Seasons Maui

An immaculate, art-filled property fronting Wailea beach, the Four Seasons Miami stands at the pinnacle of the area's resorts, offering spacious rooms, a top-notch staff and a slew of amenities, including three high-design pools. The poolside cabana staff refills guests' free glasses of ice water, and employees patrol the lounge chairs with cold towels and spray-bottles of Evian to spritz guests' faces. 960 1280

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Royal Corin Resort

Royal Corin Resort

For Costa Rica’s Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa, this 54-room boutique hotel has a lot to offer, including great views of Arenal volcano, a lovely spa, a bar with an outdoor terrace, an on-site restaurant and a beautiful pool. This hot springs pool features natural thermal waters that help guests relax and take in the scenery. 960 1280

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The Raleigh Hotel

The Raleigh Hotel

Some things at the Raleigh Hotel are vintage-bordering-on-dated, but not the stunning free-form pool. This pool became a Miami landmark when former swimmer and movie star Esther Williams leapt from its waterfall diving board in a sequined bathing cap. 960 1280

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Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino could be considered the sexiest hotel on the Strip -- some dealers wear lingerie and go-go dancers groove tableside. 960 1280

  

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

In their search for the ultimate party suite, producers of the film Get Him to the Greek deemed the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino the perfect location. 960 1280

  

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Some memorable and ridiculously funny moments from Get Him to the Greek were shot at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, but don’t try to score drugs at the front desk like Jonah Hill’s character did; they will turn you down. 960 1280

  

A view of Las Vegas

A view of Las Vegas

The view of Vegas from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino makes the hotel a movie-worthy location. 960 1280

  

The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City

The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City

The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City has played a role in several films. Obviously, this hotel has seen its fair share of superstars walk its halls. 960 1280

  

A 160-year-old banyan tree

A 160-year-old banyan tree

This 160-year-old banyan tree at the Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu served as the location of the mermaid pools in Pirates of the Caribbean 3. 960 1280

  

Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort

Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort

Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort was also the film location for key scenes of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. 960 1280

  

Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort

The cast and crew of Forgetting Sarah Marshall stayed at the Turtle Bay Resort during the 33 days of filming in Hawaii. 960 1280

  

The view from Chicago’s Hotel 71

The view from Chicago’s Hotel 71

The penthouse of Chicago’s Hotel 71 was used as Bruce Wayne’s bedroom in The Dark Knight. This view from the hotel’s ballroom surely sold the producers. 960 1280

  

The Emperor’s Suite at Caesar’s Palace

The Emperor’s Suite at Caesar’s Palace

The Emperor’s Suite at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas has been used to film many movies, including Rain Man, Intolerable Cruelty and Fools Rush In. It also inspired the look for the suite in The Hangover -- before all the destruction, of course. 960 1280

  

Wynn Las Vegas
Treat your clients to a round of golf on the Wynn Las Vegas' course or take them to dinner at one of the hotel's 3 Michelin-starred restaurants. The business center offers individual suites equipped with computers and printers, and the hotel has 200,000 square feet of meeting space. Read the Wynn Las Vegas' review
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Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas
The Embassy Suites stands out for freebies that will please any business traveler on a tight budget. The hotel has a free business center, free printing, faxing and photocopying services, and free wireless internet. Read the Embassy Suites Convention Center`s review
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Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino
With 1.9 million square feet of meeting and convention space at the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center, chances are good that business travelers will find themselves at this top Vegas hotel. The sumptuous casino, big-name restaurants and endless shopping will make your off-duty hours as productive as your working time. Read the Venetian Resort's review
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Marriott Suites Las Vegas
A 3-minute walk to the convention center, the Marriott is a good choice for no-nonsense business travelers. The suites may be small, but the hotel has a 24-hour business center, 6 meeting rooms that guests can book, mailing services on weekdays and a notary public on call during the week. Read the Marriott Suites' review
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The Westin Casuarina
Business travelers, especially those not in town for conventions, will love the Westin for the overall value it provides. If you have some time to shut the laptop and relax, the hotel has a large gym with new machines, a spa, a casino and a small pool. Read the Westin Casuarina's review
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The Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
Located right beside the Las Vegas Convention Center, this stylish hotel is decorated with candy-colored furniture and shiny, reflective surfaces, giving the impression of a cocktail lounge. The 24-hour business center has all the usual services, but watch out for fees. Read the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel's review
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Las Vegas Hilton
The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the convention center. Its extensive business center caters to large-scale meetings, though most services will cost you. The hotel also has a large casino, nightly entertainment and several dining options. Read the Las Vegas Hilton's review
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Trump International
For the Vegas business traveler who wants tasteful luxury, the Trump International is the perfect compromise. Just off the Strip and a short cab ride to the Las Vegas Convention Center, the hotel has the high-end decor and top-notch service you'd expect from Trump. Read the Trump International's review
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The Jefferson
Downtown, Washington, DC
The Jefferson's sumptuous beds come equipped with luxurious pillow-top mattresses, Porthault of Paris Egyptian cotton linens and huge, soft pillows. Read the Jefferson's review
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Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Round Hill's hotel rooms are arguably among the best in the world. The rooms were designed by Ralph Lauren and feature white decor with romantic canopy beds and breathtaking ocean views. Read Round Hill's review
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The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Los Angeles, California
The Peninsula is one of the best hotels in LA, and its comfortable canopied beds have pillow-top mattresses custom built by Simmons. The 300-thread-count linens are customized by Fili D'oro. Read the Peninsula's review
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Tensing Pen
Negril, Jamaica
Fresh white linens and draping mosquito nets make this bed the perfect setup for a romantic getaway. Read the Tensing Pen's review
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The St. Regis New York
Midtown East, New York City
The St. Regis' down duvets are some of the fluffiest we've ever encountered, and they rest atop luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets. The silk covered walls, marble bathrooms and crystal chandeliers make you feel like royalty. Read the St. Regis New York's review
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Tortuga Bay
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Beds do not get much better than Tortuga Bay's romantic 4-posters with high-thread-count Frette linens, soft pillows, down comforters and heavenly mattresses. Read Tortuga Bay's review
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Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
The Strip, Las Vegas
At the Palazzo, luxurious pillow-top beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and topped with wool throws. The deep, contrasting colors of this Palazzo Luxury Suite bed's accents pop against white linens. Read the Palazzo's review
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The New York Palace
Midtown East, New York City
The New York Palace's Royal Suite is one of the most opulent -- and expensive -- suites in the city. Their lavish Louis XV beds are extraordinary. Read the New York Palace's review
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Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
The Strip, Las Vegas
Bright drapes and Egyptian cotton sheets on this bed in a Venetian Piazza Suite are enough to make any hotel guest feel like royalty. The guest rooms at the Venetian are also some of the biggest in Vegas. Read the Venetian's review
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