If you’re looking to explore the world with no travel companion other than your fabulous self, you may think the surcharges, sympathetic looks, and stink-eyed waiters sneering, “Table for one?” are a sheer inevitability. Happily, that’s not the case. These celebrated hotels make solo travelers feel engaged, comfortable, and catered to, rather than up-charged.

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Shangri-La Tokyo

The Hotel: 
This family-friendly Tokyo hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 2 km of Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo Imperial Palace, and Imperial Palace Garden. This hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a sauna, 24-hour room service, and a business center. All 200 rooms offer free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and comforts like premium bedding and pillow menus.

The Solo Spin: Though Tokyo’s overall safety and the helpfulness of its residents make it a good option for independent travelers, it can sometimes be a tricky city to navigate. Enter Shangri-La, which sends red jacket-wearing attendants to meet and greet guests off the airport bullet train, and escort them through the bustle to the hotel. Also on offer are one-on-one, English-speaking excursions to help guests explore the city. Our favorite? The “Foodie Tokyo” walking tour, which takes you to markets, food halls, and street food stalls all around the city.


Generator Paris

The Hotel:Located in 10th Arrondissement, this hostel is within 2 km of Colonel Fabien Square and Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hostel has a coffee shop/café and a rooftop terrace. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.

The Solo Spin: Whether you choose a private, balconied room at this next-gen hostel, or decide to bunk up with other travelers, the Generator experience is by definition a social one. The lobby cafe is always abuzz with creative types, the lounge is equipped with ping-pong and foosball tables, and the rooftop draws a crowd for its killer Montmartre views. For those flying solo, safety is a top priority: shared rooms can be booked on a female-only basis, and security guards and keycard-operated elevators ensure the party stays where it should.


CasaSandra in Holbox, Mexico
The Hotel: This boutique hotel, located on Holbox Island, is situated along the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. CasaSandra offers sea views, a private beach with cabanas, on-site restaurant and spacious rooms. Rooms at CasaSandra Boutique Hotel are decorated with wood-beam ceilings, hand-made furniture and bright colors. Each has a private balcony.

The Solo Spin: It takes a two-hour drive and short ferry ride from Cancun to reach Holbox, so it’s no wonder you’re often greeted with the same phrase: “How do you know about Holbox?” But after a day or two, it’s hard to tell the difference between local, expat, or tourist here—and activities like kite-surfing lessons, fisherman-led boating tours, and gallery-hopping ensure you’ll soon know everyone in town. Every Saturday, the hotel’s poolside “Noche Cubana” drinks and live music event draws both hotel guests and locals—or “new friends,” as you’ll be calling them by then.

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Rosewood Sand Hill in Silicon Valley, California

The Hotel: The stylish and modern Rosewood Sand Hill leaves very little to be desired for either business travelers or families. The 121 rooms are bright and airy, complete with HD TVs with surround sound, spacious showers (the rain showerheads have fantastic pressure), and large, sunny patios and balconies with views of the beautiful natural surroundings. Michelin-starred dining at Madera, a luxury spa, stunning landscaping, and a family-friendly outdoor pool round out the experience.

The Solo Spin: Thanks to a location right in Menlo Park, 14 miles from San Jose and 35 miles from San Francisco, this hideaway attracts area staycationers and business travelers unwinding from days of VC pitching. In other words, you won’t feel like the odd man out for traveling sans-partner. There are culinary excursions to San Francisco led by the hotel’s Executive Chef, bike tours of town, or guided hikes in the Santa Cruz Mountains if you’re looking for company, but you’ll be just as happy unwinding with everyone else by the pool or spa.

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Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Hotel: Everyone is welcome—business travelers, motorcycle enthusiasts, spa-goers, and even pets— at this luxury boutique hotel which is a renovated 100-year-old city centre warehouse with sophisticated amenities across the bridge from the Harley-Davidson Museum. Smyth Restaurant features regional cuisine and an extensive wine bar.  Enjoy amenities such as covered motorcycle parking at The Iron Horse. Guest rooms offer custom hooks for hanging heavy leathers and a bench for storing boots and helmets. Guests will also have access to the on-site retail shop for travel essentials.

The Solo Spin: This is a city that’s transforming by the minute—and the Iron Horse has been central to its renewal. Feel part of the scene through a full roster of on-site events, from the Local Motives Music Series, featuring Milwaukee craft brews and local bands, to Thursday Bike Nights, a weekly evening of contests, exhibits, and demos held in conjunction with the nearby Harley-Davidson Museum. (Arrive with four-legged company and you’ll also get custom walking maps pinpointing dog parks and dog-friendly establishments nearby.)


W: http://www.TheR8.com

E: info@ther8.com

P: 1800 908 254

resource references: travelleisure


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