The weather's getting colder, which means it's time to start thinking about all things winter: itchy turtlenecks, the scent of pine, Aunt Edna's eggnog, and crackling fires that warm your heart and toes. We're big fans of fireplaces, whether for cuddling with your sweetie and a cup of cocoa, or just for cozying up with the gals while catching up on gossip. Check out Travel Channel and Oyster.com's top picks for hotel fireplaces.
There's a great fireplace in the "writer's den" portion of the Library Hotel's Bookmarks Lounge, which also has a bar, an outdoor terrace, and an enclosed "greenhouse" space.
The Jefferson is our favorite boutique hotel in Washington, DC, with elegant guest rooms and classic American architecture. We love the colonial touches here, like a working dumbwaiter and the intimate library seen above.
Every single guest room at the charming Fifteen Beacon boutique hotel has a gas fireplace, making it our top pick for a romantic hotel in Boston (it doesn't hurt that the hotel is perched in quaint Beacon Hill, surrounded by hidden gardens, antique shops, and gorgeous brick Federal-style architecture).
Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes might be in sunny southern California, but come nightfall, there's no reason why good friends can't sit around a lovely fire recounting the day's adventures and roasting marshmallows. Guests can here can also enjoy a small fireplace in the reception area of the hotel's spa; in addition, one of the spa's treatment rooms has a fireplace next to its copper tub.
The outside of the Ayres Hotel may look like your typical airport hotel along a big highway, but the inside will surprise and delight you with its ornate, European-like decor. The lobby is home to this 400-year-old stone fireplace from France.
The Greenwich Hotel is our favorite boutique hotel in New York City, and charming, Bohemian-looking spaces like the Drawing Room -- complete with fireplace -- are part of the reason why.
The W Boston may be one of the city's most modern, most fashionable hotels, but its designers were also a bit practical: Guests coming in from the chilly New England air will appreciate this fireplace found in the lobby (though no promises on how much heat it's giving off).
Every room in the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghiradelli Square is a 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom unit, and they feel more like apartments than hotel rooms. Each one has a living room with a gas fireplace.
Rose Bar is one of the poshest bars in New York City, and it features the toasty fireplace shown here. The Roof Club and Garden at the hotel is home to a stone fireplace, too.
This hotel's lovely spa, which is open to the public, includes an indoor pool area that is home to this gas fireplace.
Although this St. Regis has a modern lobby full of clean lines, there's also a cozy feeling come nightfall. The lobby and library at Trump SoHo in New York have similar gas fireplaces.
Hotel Casa Del Mar has 2 fireplaces in its lobby which are turned on in the afternoon, though they're mostly for show -- Santa Monica doesn't get very chilly.
We love the elegant, classic decor of the guest rooms in the Hay-Adams, and the addition of a fireplace -- even a non-working one -- in this Interior View Room is the perfect touch.
This hotel pulls off mix-matched decor with the best of them, and it succeeds in pulling off a cozy, homey feel -- especially in its Drawing Room, where a fireplace can be found.