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What is a hotel resort?

A hotel resort is considered the ultimate all-in-one holidaying accommodation, offering everyone from families to honeymooners a place to spend vacation time without having to leave the resort. A hotel resort is the perfect choice, as they typically have a variety of room options, outdoor pools, and on-site entertainment. You find them in popular resort destinations around the globe.


Why should I stay at a hotel resort?

Many people opt for a hotel resort over other sorts of accommodation because of what's included. Full-board or all inclusive packages can make things really easy for family travelers who don't want to fuss with cooking, shopping or searching for restaurants.

On top of all that, there's the added security of being in an international environment where staff often speak several languages, not to mention the pull of outdoor pools, on-site spas, and swim-up cocktail bars.


Where do you find hotel resorts?

From the sun-splashed Mediterranean to the South Carolinian barrier islands, the Sunshine State to the topical Thai Gulf, you'll find hotel resorts in major vacation destinations around the globe. They are popular wherever there are big crowds of people looking for rest, relaxation, and fun, which means you get ski-in resorts just as much as beach hotel resorts, mountain retreats along with paradise island getaways.


How much does it cost to stay in a hotel resort?

Hotel resort rates can vary greatly. Firstly, they change with the seasons – hotel resort packages in Cuba during the winter high season, for example, are higher.

Secondly, they go up and down depending on the sort of resort you've chosen, whether it's a cheap family resort with small rooms or a luxurious couples-only place with boutique interiors.

What's more, hotel resort fees can up the price; extra charges can be added, so be sure to check what those are before booking.


What do hotel resorts offer?

There's a real kaleidoscope of different hotel resorts out there. Some are romantic and luxurious, with a web of outdoor pools, private infinity pools, spas, and fine-dining restaurants. Others cater to families, with adjoining water parks and evening entertainment programs.


Hotel resort vs villas

Travelers may ask, 'what's the difference between hotel resorts and villas?' It's easy to see why a villa might fit the bill for that summertime bout of relaxation, but a hotel resort can actually offer a more flexible alternative.

That's because these are not only for sun-seekers, but also for those looking to hit the misty jungles of Asia or carve the ski hills of British Columbia.

What's more, staying in a resort removes the need to cook for yourself and tidy up – there's usually room service, housekeeping, and on-site restaurants.


How to book a hotel resort

Go about booking those hotel resorts in precisely the same way you'd book a conventional hotel or apartment on Expedia. You just need to enter your travel dates and destination. It's worth remembering that packages that include flights, car hire, and extras can sometimes save you cash when bagged in tandem with a hotel resort.

No matter if you're keen on a plush honeymoon place on the Greek islands or a large-scale family resort along the sunny Floridian coast, you can search for a hotel resort nearby to all the world's major attractions and sights using our above online wizard, which is pre-set to deliver you hotel resorts options.