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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Malmaison London

“Malmaison in Charterhouse Square is beautiful. A night there is a good cheeky Christmas present.”  —  Tom Forest

18-21 Charterhouse Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6AH, UK
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Pod Hotel Times Square

Quirky hotel with a modern approach to affordable lodging.  The Pod offers basic but comfortable small rooms and hip social hang outs like their popular rooftop bar.

400 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, United States
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The Standard High Line Hotel

Elegant hotel in New York’s Meatpacking District with luxurious rooms, a German-style beer garden, and a rooftop discotheque.

848 Washington St, New York, NY, United States
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The Standard

Jesse recommends using the One Night Standard app to book a room at this vibrant hotel.-Prelow

848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, United States
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PUBLIC

New York’s PUBLIC hotel offers a comprehensive boutique experience encompassing curated rooms, dining, entertainment, and shopping. PUBLIC is the latest development of hotelier Ian Schrager, best known for the infamous Studio 54. With its modern take on New York nightlife, PUBLIC is the place to be among the city’s young and hip.

-Recommended by Ro Ransom

PUBLIC, Chrystie Street, New York, NY, USA
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Hotel Saint Cecilia

This trendy boutique hotel with a bohemian vibe is located in the South Congress District, less than a mile from the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Hotel San José

Set in a revamped 1930s motor lodge located near buzzy bars and music venues, this hip hotel is 2.5 miles from the Texas State Capital.

1316 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, United States
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Austin Motel

Located south of the Colorado River, this historic, quirky motel dates back to 1938 and is within a 4-minute drive of popular South Congress Avenue and a 6-minute drive from the State Capitol.

1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Hotel Van Zandt

A 5-minute walk from Lady Bird Lake, this sleek, contemporary hotel is a 3-minute walk from the lively eateries and bars in the Rainey Street Historic District, and 2 miles from the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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South Congress Hotel

Upscale boutique hotel located in Austin’s popular South Congress district.

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2475
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Austin Marriott Downtown

Luxury hotel in downtown Austin.

304 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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The W Austin

Next door to the Austin City Limits music venue, this chic high-rise hotel in the Second Street District is half-a-mile from the Austin Convention Center and a 1-minute walk to Austin City Hall.

200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Montage Laguna Beach

Elegant seaside resort featuring fine dining, a luxurious spa facility, and a plethora of recreational and cultural programs.

30801 California 1, Laguna Beach, CA, United States
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The Native Hotel

“The Native Hotel is beautiful and well designed. You don’t have an ocean view, but the decor is spot on.” —  Awolnation

28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, United States
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Culver Hotel

“Another landmark would be the Culver City hotel, a 1920s building with a upstairs bar. It is certainly underrated, especially during happy hour.”  — BRÅVES

9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, United States
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The Beverly Hills Hotel

“Beverly Hills Hotel. Stay simply for the Polo Lounge.”  —  BRÅVES

9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States
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The Rooftop by JG, Waldorf Beverly Hills

“My man and I discovered a mini vacation from LA and our toddler when we stumbled onto the rooftop of The Waldorf Hotel in Beverly Hills. Stunning view of the entire city, perfect sunset, steamy, loungey electronic music, and you get to dress up. It’s our perfect date . After playing and drinking in more bars than I can possibly count, this feels really worth it. Aperol Spritz’s all day.” – Shana Halligan

The Rooftop by JG, Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
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Hotel Erwin

“For a very Southern Cali experience I would choose The Erwin in Venice. It has a beautiful rooftop bar, super cute rooms, [in] a very walkable neighborhood by Abbot Kinney, Main St, etc, and you have the beach!” -Shana Halligan

Hotel Erwin, Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA, USA
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Congress Plaza Hotel

Directly across from Millennium Park and sitting on the iconic Michigan Avenue, Congress Plaza Hotel offers elegance, luxury, and history in the heart of Chicago.

520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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The Robey Hotel

“The Robey Hotel in Wicker Park is a newly renovated, fancy historic building centrally located amidst hip neighborhoods.” -White Mystery

The Robey, West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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The Palmer House Hotel

Classic hotel with an ornately frescoed lobby.

-Recommended by In Tall Buildings

The Palmer House Hilton, East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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La Palapa

“Metro’s talent buyer Joe Carsello put us on to this place. Get the ceviche. Also it’s BYOB.” — Air Credits

2000 W 34th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Soho House Brooklyn
55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Next Hotel Brisbane

“I would recommend people stay at Next hotel. We have stayed there a few times and it’s right in the heart of Queen Street Mall. It also has a rooftop pool and bar which is always a plus!”  —  Sheppard

72 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
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Ace Hotel (Rooftop Pool)

Ace Hotel New Orleans sits on the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette streets in the Warehouse District with a beautiful pool on the roof.

600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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Thompson Nashville

“Sweet rooftop bar overlooking the city and coffee shop below. Great area for food and close to all the touristy places.” – Jet Black Alley Cat

401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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Hotel Eggers

Hotel Eggers is one of the oldest hotels still in operation in Sweden.  Located in the heart of Gothenburg, this classic hotel features traditional rooms with antique furniture, fine dining, and conference facilities.

Drottningtorget 2-4, 411 03 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Mornington Hotel

The Mornington Hotel Stravaganza Göteborg is a high-end, British-inspired hotel in the center of Gothenburg, conveniently located near the city’s tourist attractions and shopping and entertainment districts.

Kungsportsavenyen 6, 411 36 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothia Towers

Modern, high-end hotel just outside downtown Gothenburg, with luxurious amenities and multiple fine dining experiences.

Mässans gata 24, 412 51 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Elite Park Avenue Hotel

Chic hotel in Gothenburg with a pub and nightclub.

Kungsportsavenyen 36, 411 36 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Elite Plaza Hotel

Stylish traditional hotel built in 1889, offering fine dining experiences and two classy bars.

Elite Plaza Hotel, Västra Hamngatan, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Hotel Dorsia

Oppulent hotel in central Gothenburg with luxurious interiors, fine dining, and a lounge bar.

Trädgårdsgatan 6, 411 08 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Hotel Boulderado

“This is a historic Boulder Hotel with tons of character! It has a cool speakeasy style bar downstairs too.” -Rodes Rollins

Hotel Boulderado, 13th Street, Boulder, CO, USA
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Hotel Max

This artsy downtown hotel is a 4-minute walk from Westlake Center and a 5-minute walk from Washington State Convention Center. Offers a complimentary craft beer hour and locally brewed coffee.

620 Stewart St Parking, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
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25hours Hotel

Overlooking historic Weghuberpark in St Ulrich, this playful, circus-inspired hotel features a roof terrace offering spectacular vies of Vienna and the MuseumsQuartier. There’s an Italian restaurant on-site and a seasonal Airstream food truck serving burgers in a garden. Recommended by MYNTH.

25hours Hotel beim MuseumsQuartier, Lerchenfelder Straße, Vienna, Austria
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Bullitt Hotel

“Bullitt’hotel, themed around the classic 1968 Steve McQueen film, is the no-frills little sister to Belfast’s super plush Merchant Hotel, but the standard is equally high. It’s perfectly located for exploring the city, just a few minutes walk to the cobbled cultural hub of the Cathedral-Quarter.” — Alana Henderson

40a Church Ln, Belfast BT1 4QN, UK
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Clenaghans

Clenaghans is located six miles from Ciaran’s outdoor go to spot, Lough Neagh. This pub-hotel combo is cozy and inviting with traditional architecture and antique furniture.

 

48 Soldierstown Road, Aghalee, Craigavon BT67 0ES, UK
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McGrory’s Hotel Culdaff

This family-friendly hotel and restaurant is close to Culdaff Beach. The hotel offers rustic decorations and an enteric pub with live music.

Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland
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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbor

“If you’re staying in Auckland I would suggest the gorgeous Sofitel on Viaduct Harbor. You can get bay-view rooms and have easy access to the ferry. It’s a beautiful hotel with incredible waterfalls as you walk in and an amazing staff.”  —  Parson James

21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
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La Bodega Waiheke Island Accomodation

“If possible, you should try to stay in Waiheke Island at least one night. Stay at La Bodega Bed & Breakfast. It’s one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever stayed. It’s run by a very lovely couple who have traveled to New Zealand following a dream of running a hotel. It’s modern and sleek with restoration hardware type decor and rooms with humongous open windows that face all the nature/ocean and beauty of the country.”  —  Parson James

Waiheke Island, Park Point Drive, Auckland, 1971, New Zealand
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Hotel on Devonport

Sleek, modern hotel overlooking the harbor in downtown Tauranga.

 

“It’s a little bit luxurious but well worth it.”  —  Ria Hall

72 Devonport Road, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

“Its close to everything and its real chill, I’ve always been pretty happy there.”  —  Boulevards

421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
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Jefferson Hotel

“I suppose the Jefferson is our most iconic spot, but there are some cool little B&B’s in the Fan (my neighborhood in the city) that might put you a bit closer to the action.”  —  Thorp Jenson

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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The Cornhusker Hotel

Luxury hotel conveniently located in the heart of Lincoln and fully equipped with all the best modern amenities.

333 S 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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Berkeley City Club

“Berkeley City Club – designed by Julia Morgan, first woman licensed as an architect in California. The space serves as a bunch of things but it’s nice to just go walk around and grab a coffee.”  — FAN

2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
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Claremont Hotel and Spa

“I guess if you can afford it the Claremont is a historic landmark, but I’m from here so I’ve never had to get a hotel.”  —  Sugar Candy Mountain

41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705, United States
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McMenamins Crystal Hotel

Historic hotel in Portland’s Pearl District with a cafe, intimate live music venue, saltwater soaking pools, and lounge.

303 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, United States
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Jupiter Hotel

Hip, modern hotel on Portland’s east side, focused on ideals of elevated aesthetic and affordability.

800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214, United States
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Baltimore Hostel

“I haven’t been there in awhile, but I’ve been to some shows at the Baltimore Hostel, which has a grand piano (or at least it used to). Seems like a cool place.”  —  Letitia VanSant

17 W Mulberry St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
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The Central Hotel

“We don’t really stay in hotels in Dublin, but perhaps the Central Hotel would be nice. It’s located on Exchequer St. and has a great ‘Library bar’ which is a cozy place to go for free wifi and a warm drink with lit fires, beautiful decor and it’s usually quiet.”  —  Cloud Castle Lake

1-5 Exchequer St, Dublin 2, D02 E044, Ireland
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McGrory’s Hotel Culdaff

This luxury hotel has been family run for over 90 years and offers two bars, a live music venue, and convenient access to the surround coasts and countrysides.

McGrory's Hotel Culdaff, County Donegal, Ireland
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Hotel Caesars

One of the oldest hotels in Tijuana and home to the restaurant that invented the famous Caesar Salad.

Av. Revolución 1079, Zona Centro, 22350 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
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Hotel Oloffson

The Hotel Oloffson offers a cozy place to curl up after a long day of sightseeing. It’s built in the 19th century Gothic gingerbread style that Paul Beaubrun loves!

 

60 Avenue H.Christophe, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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The Arizona Inn

“The Arizona Inn is a gorgeous historic Mission Revival Style hotel built in 1928, with pink stucco buildings, lush gardens, and a supreme outdoor pool. Another great option is Hotel Congress – right smack in downtown and it’s also got a ghostly charm. Outlaw John Dillinger was captured there in 1934 after a fire started in the basement – very spooky.” — Nic Pool

2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
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Best Western Royal Sun Inn and Suites

“It sounds strange but the Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites bar has a LEGENDARY karaoke night. My wife and her friends took me there for the first time five years ago and it’s always a WILD occasion.” — Nic Pool

1015 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
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Hard Rock Hotel: Goa, India

“Hard Rock’s Hotel Pool Side Bar. The staff is just superb with unique skills of serving your favorite drinks with a smile.” – Eternal Returns

Hard Rock Hotel Goa, Porba Vaddo, Calangute, Goa, India
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Anahata Retreat
Anahata Retreat, Mandrem, Goa, India
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Riva Beach Resort
Mandrem Beach, Pernem, North Goa - 403 527
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Vaayu Village

“Great place for art and music!” – Reggae Rajahs

Vaayu Village, Ashwem Beach Road, Opposite Holy Cross Chapel,Ashwem Beach, Ashwem, Mandrem, Goa, India
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Antares Restaurant and Beach Club

“I’m not much of a drinker, though I do have a soft spot for a good gin. However, the Captain Espresso (a coffee-based Martini) at Antares in Vagator, and it’s chocolate counterpart at The Oak Barrel in Panjim are deserving of mention.” -Fernando Monte Da Silva

Small Vagator, Ozran Beach, Vagator, Goa 403509, India
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Hard Rock Hotel, Penang
Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
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