Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
A 5-minute walk from the shops and restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf and 4.3 miles from the east end of Golden Gate Park. Modern rooms feature flat-screens, WiFi access (fee) and iPod docks, plus down comforters and marble bathrooms. Chic suites include minibars, separate living rooms and city views. Hypoallergenic rooms are also available. Amenities include 24-hour fitness facilities, an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub, plus a stylish restaurant. A complimentary weekday shuttle runs to the Financial District, and valet parking is available.
The Venetian, Las Vegas
Part of a complex that includes The Palazzo and Sands Expo Convention Center, this lavish, Italian-themed casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip is 3 miles from McCarran International Airport. Ritzy suites with plush sitting areas feature flat-screens, Wi-Fi and minibars, plus soaking tubs. Upgraded suites add dining areas, fireplaces and/or whirlpool tubs. Valet parking is free. There are 20 restaurants, some run by acclaimed chefs, and bars and lounges, as well as a nightclub, a wax museum and a theater. Other amenities include a buzzy casino, a shopping mall, and artificial canals with gondola rides, along with 10 outdoor pools and a spa.