It’s the holiday season! So you may be feeling the shopping crunch to buy last-minute gifts for your loved ones. Well, for travelers on the road, here are Oyster.com’s favorite hotels near medium-to-high-end shops, including Macy’s, Chanel and Prada. Check out these top hotels, their reviews and go shopping.
The Mandarin Oriental is literally attached to the Prudential Center Mall, one of Boston’s most popular shopping destinations. The hotel has great amenities, including an in-room Playstation 3s, a massive Spa by Mandarin and a welcome beverage for travel-weary guests.
The West Copley Place should not be overlooked by the hardcore shopper. The hotel is attached to The Copley Place Shopping Mall via skywalk. The mall is home to some of Boston’s best high-end shopping, including Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Neiman Marcus.
Vegas may have invented the hotel as an all-in-one destination. The Wynn Las Vegas reinvented the high-end, on-site shopping -- just think Rolex and Oscar de la Renta.
Shoppers, who are big gamblers, are already aware of the Bellagio’s fantastic shopping. Like the Wynn, it’s upscale, and anyone who needs to do some last-minute holiday shopping in Las Vegas will probably enjoy picking up a few gifts at Prada and Dior.
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago is attached to the Water Tower Place Shopping Mall, which has mid-level shops, including Macy’s, Banana Republic and Swarovski. After you've braved the shopping crowds, finish your day off at the hotel's full service spa or relax in the Jacuzzi.
Shoppers in Chicago, looking for historic ambiance instead of a spa pampering, should probably opt for the Drake Hotel. Even though there’s plenty of amazing shopping in the nearby Gold Coast area, this hotel's lobby houses a number of shops, including Chanel.
If you had the foresight to book a stay in the Bahamas for the holiday season, you already have a leg up on “desirable location.” You also have the added advantage of the Atlantis’ high-end shops that are open to the public.