Is there ever a time of year when you’re not planning your next trip? I find it inspiring how much our culture has embraced travel in recent years, finally following the lead of our friends across the pond in realizing how much it can truly enrich life. And with design-forward boutique hotels taking the place of cookie-cutter chains, finding beautiful accommodations is now a big part of the adventure. The down side? Those boutique hotel price tags. Ouch.

With spring travel around the corner, we’re rounding up some of our favorite indie hotels that are the perfect balance of beautiful and wallet-friendly, so you can get your ‘gram and sleep there too.

feature image from hotel caron de beaumarchais

The Hoxton, Amsterdam

Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais, Paris

Chaya, Mexico City

Austin Motel, Austin, TX

Freehand, Miami, FL

Native Hostel, Austin, TX

Hotel SP34, Copenhagen

The Jane Hotel, New York City, NY

Casa Bonay, Barcelona

Drift San José, San José del Cabo

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  1. 1
    Annie Heggeman January 16, 2018 at 9:51 am

    This article is giving me LIFE on this cold morning in Austin!

  2. 2
    Kim Gray January 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    I stayed at the Freehand Miami for my bachelorette in January! We rented one of the private rooms. It was a full, beautiful suite – with kitchen, 1/5 baths, a large sitting room and a big bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. It was perfect for a social girls weekend and at $200 a night, it was a steal by Miami standards. You could walk to the heart of SoBe and the house bar is super popular, when we returned back on Saturday night there was a line all the way through the lobby and out the front door! The vibe is laid back and inviting. Highly recommend!

    • Chanel Dror January 18, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      Truly one of my favorite hotels ever!!! Glad it’s not just me 🙂

  3. 3
    thismisscooks January 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I’ve been really interested in looking into booking last-minute flights for a weekend getaway recently, these hotels look absolutely amazing! We’ll see how my 2018 resolution goes, I’m still hunting down a good way to get notified of cheap tickets daily. 🙂

  4. 4
    Emily January 20, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    I loved my stay at Casa Bonay in Barcelona last year (insider tip: pack conditioner as it isn’t provided)

    Look forward to checking out some others on this list!

  5. 5
    Cynthia Hoyt January 21, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Such great suggestions! Thank you for compiling this list! <3

  6. 6
    Harshi Hettige February 15, 2018 at 9:23 am

    I stayed at The Native in Austin when visiting my sister over the weekend thanks to this post — I loved it! Obsessed with it’s thoughtful design and cool vibe. Thanks for the tip!

  7. 7
    Are We Adults Yet June 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Great roundup! I’m visiting some of these cities in the near future, will have to bookmark to see if I can check these hotels out!

  8. 8
    Jill Seidner September 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Oh these all look so amazing, going to save!



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