Great Hotels

Great Hotels is a show that gives viewers a behind the scenes look at various hotels, restaurants, resorts, and travel experiences. Host Samantha Brown shows viewers luxury resorts, adventurous vacations, and some of the best hotels across the country. She reviews restaurants and cuisine, allowing viewers to travel, sample delicious food, and have an amazing vacation. The show reviews special features and amenities of hotels, and gives travelers tips on the best travel experiences in the nation.

Travel Channel
1 Season, 17 Episodes
October 15, 2001
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Great Hotels
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Great Hotels Full Episode Guide

  • The Halekulani is a secluded and quiet oasis in the midst of the busy city of Oahu, Hawaii. This unique destination is ranked the top hotel in all of Hawaii, and Samantha wants to find out why!

  • At La Playa Beach Resort and Spa in Naples, Florida, Samantha enjoys Florida sunshine and the hotspots of downtown Naples. From chilled towels to fruit sorbet, to an aromatherapy spritz bottle, the old Florida-style luxury and pampering never ends.

  • In colorful South Beach, the hottest hotel destination was decorated by fashion mogul Todd Oldham. In Palm Beach, the wonderfully restored Hotel Biba is a 70s-style boutique hotel straight out of Austin Powers: "Yeah Baby!"

  • Indulge in pure luxury at the AAA Five-Diamond St. Regis along Southern California's breathtaking coast. Relax in a poolside cabana complete with a butler, and enjoy an orange frappe massage and an orange fizz bath at the hotel's Spa Gauci.

  • In San Diego, Samantha finds two hip hotels. The W San Diego Hotel infuses a playful beach theme throughout, including a rooftop bar with three tons of heated sand. In La Jolla, the Hotel Parisi offers travelers a classic, comfortable place to unwind.

  • Located along the white sandy shores and crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Ritz-Carlton, Naples is the place to be pampered. Samantha enjoys a dip in the mineral pool and a lavender-soothing wrap before she mingles with the millionaires.

  • Samantha sets out to discover a hotel where she can check in as a 21st century traveler and awaken in 1775. At the Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, Virginia, Sam travels back in time to learn about colonial America from blacksmiths to Thomas Jefferson.

  • Nestled off the coast of Little Torch Key, Little Palm Island is the perfect romantic vacation destination. Samantha discovers that this island has it all: crystal-blue water, coconut palms, dramatic sunsets and absolutely no distractions.

  • The stylish Renaissance Hotel is where the stars primp and party on Oscar night. Located next to the new home of the Academy Awards, this hotel offers a secret hallway to the theater and a Panorama Suite with a tub that overlooks the "Hollywood" sign.

  • Catering to business professionals and young couples, the Hotel George is a hip alternative to the traditional hotels of the nation's capital. Across the street from the White House, the luxurious Hay-Adams hosts dignitaries and presidents.

  • Located along the Santa Barbara coast, Bacara Resort and Spa features a wine cellar with over 7,000 varieties of distinguished wines. The resort is surrounded by a 1076-acre working ranch where guests can hike, horseback ride or mountain bike.

  • In Miami, stay in the ultra-chic Art Deco district of South Beach. With 30 themed guest rooms like mini movie sets, this hotel plays off any guest's wildest fantasies. Escape to the luxuriously tranquil Mandarin Oriental Miami for gorgeous skyline views.

  • It's all fun and games at the Serrano Hotel in San Francisco, where guests play a game of Blackjack at check-in for the chance at a free room upgrade. Room service at Hotel Palomar features a hot stone massage followed by a special fragrant bath.

  • Dating back to 1565, America's oldest city is St. Augustine, Florida. Amid 42 miles of pristine beaches, quaint artist galleries, and a historically accurate 16th-century village, the Casa Monica Hotel provides an experience of Florida's opulent past. Hotel Burnham, located in the historic Reliance Building, set the architectural standard for the modern day skyscraper.

  • In San Francisco, discover the European palace-like Fairmont Hotel of the 1980s TV series "Hotel." The Fairmont provides a penthouse suite that rents for $10,000 a night and a nightclub that features a tropical rainstorm, thunder and lightning display.

  • At Hotel Monaco a sense of humor is always welcome, and guests are presented with a pet goldfish upon check-in.

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