Tablet Hotels curates short lists of the best boutique and luxury hotels in cities all over the planet.
You’ve probably heard of Tablet—the booking site started in 2000, and the outfit was recently acquired by Michelin (of the famed restaurant guides). Like its site, the Tablet app is aimed at travelers more likely to want a funky new boutique inn than an anonymous conventioneer’s special.
Search a city within the app to find a list of hotel options that have passed muster with the Tablet team; along with each there’s an editorial review detailing everything from the property’s neighborhood to an honest assessment of the room amenities to a rundown of any can’t-miss onsite restaurants, coffee shops, or other attractions.
Along with the Tablet editorial, you’ll find verified reviews from users who have booked the location via the app. Once you’ve landed on a property you like, book a room directly through Tablet.
Tablet has a social bent too. You can “love” a property and see others who have loved it (along with more locations they’ve loved). You can also create custom Staylists—say, the best hidden gems you’ve ever come across, or your favorite Pacific coast hotels—and send them to friends or share them with other Tablet users.
Tablet has found a way to get you treated like a regular, even if it’s your first stay at a particular location. The Tablet Plus Travel Club—a $99 annual add-on, with a free 30-day trial—gets you bonuses, from room upgrades to free food and beverage credits and more. The perks vary by location, and you can find them by tapping the Plus tab in a location’s listing. A few comped drinks and late checkouts (and more time poolside) could quickly make membership more than worth it.