Luxury travel magazines are always showing these South Pacific bungalows on the water.
They are great, but also expensive, and most of us do not have much money to go around.
With that in mind, here are some great hotels around the world the values that are to come.
HONOLULU:This is a city largely underestimated in my book, with lots of time, fabulous food and amazing culture.
Vive Hotel is a stylish place of feeling of nature few blocks from both Waikiki Beach, with many shops nearby.
Expect a fresh young Asian atmosphere with unusual furniture.
The rooms are tastefully decorated and modern. Rates from $ 185 per night.
LONDON:Blackfriars Ibis hotel is in a large part of south London, a short walk from the River Thames and close to the London Underground.
You would be foolish to expect large rooms in an old city like London, but mine was a good size and had all the necessary amenities including Wi-Fi and a beautiful area, bright with a good breakfast. Rates from $ 176 per night.
Sydney:Most Canadians do not go to Sydney for one night, so a service apartment where you can spread a little more than two days is a great option.
In the Quest Potts Point you can cook your own meals, but is also surrounded by one of the coolest areas of the city, with wonderful Thai and Japanese restaurants.
It is a few steps from the harbor and a large shopping center and there is a beautiful roof garden with stunning views over the city. Rates from $ 205 per night.
NEW YORK:The Pod Hotel (there are two in Manhattan) have small rooms, some with bunk beds.
You can find the sink looks like it was lifted from a plane, all shiny silver bits with barely big enough pool for your hands.
Oh, and the shower could be just down the hall, depending on the envelope type you want (queen, bunk beds, etc.) But the price is great for Manhattan standards.
There is free Wi-Fi, a fun lobby and an indoor cafe / outside.
Rates from $ 190 per night.
hard to beat Sylvia magic. And the location: on the road from the beach at English Bay.
Rooms are wrong to think that landed at the Ritz, but comfortable and varied in style.
The hotel is part of a series of children's books about a cat named Mr. Got to Go and Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo was to stay here when he wrote the song "English Bay." Rates from $ 120 per night.
HANOI:You can find good four-star properties in that city for $ 150 a night or two, but one of the best things about Vietnam is that the properties are also affordable luxury.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a colonial masterpiece with large oscillating fans ceiling in the dining room, fully equipped rooms, excellent spa facilities and a real sense of style.
Somerset Maugham used to stay here, as Jane Fonda back in his days in protest against Vietnam. Rates from $ 365 per night.
SAN FRANCISCO:The Seal Rock Inn feels like one of those old motor lodges, with doors in front exterior corridors.
There is a central courtyard with a small pool that is heated in summer only.
They offer Wi-Fi and free underground parking, a big plus in a city where it can cost $ 50 a night to park in the center.
You are almost as far as it can go without sleep in the city on the Pacific Ocean, so will have to take public transportation or car from the main attractions.
But you are just small steps to ocean beach, long walks by the sea and a short walk from Geary Street shops.
The rooms are nothing fancy, but the price is hard to beat.
Rates from $ 180 per night.