Rave Reviews: Tour Hotels

Our guidebook research gives us an edge in discovering the charming, centrally located, often family-run hotels that promise to be a memorable part of your travel experience. Often quaint (sometimes creaky), and full of personality, they're run by Europeans who are also our friends.

Be prepared for stairs — hundreds of them. Many of our hotels don't have elevators…one more reason to pack light and be in good shape. Private bathrooms are the norm, but on a couple of tours a small chance exists that for one or two nights your bathroom may be down the hall (only if you see it listed under your tour's physical demands).

Read what our tour members are saying about our hotels…

Rick Steves Hotels

"I've come to appreciate the quirky, family-owned hotels that are a hallmark of Rick Steves tours. No two are alike but all share the same basic qualities: scrupulously clean, centrally located, with friendly, helpful staff."

— Mary in Freeville, NY

Hotel Londres Eiffel in Paris

"It was the perfect home-away-from-home for the traveler. The two ladies who cleaned and helped with breakfast each day were always singing and laughing. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and charming."

— Bonnie in St. Augustine, FL

Pensione Guerrato in Venice

"The Pensione Guerrato is a wonderful, old world hotel. I enjoyed the medieval furnishings: chests and cabinets centuries old. Many great pubs, restaurants and shops are nearby."

— Michael in Tacoma, WA

Beaune, France

Hotel des Remparts in Beaune, France

"Hotel Remparts in Beaune, France, was a quaint hotel. It was worth carrying my luggage up three flights of stairs."

— Eden in Irvine, CA