Great Hotels With Samantha Brown - Season 1

Travel Channel Premiered Jan 01, 2004 Unknown


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Episode Guide


  • Halekulani
    Episode 17
    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!
  • La Playa Beach Resort and Spa
    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.
  • The Hotel / Hotel Biba
    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!"
  • The Homestead
    The Homestead
    Episode 14
    Since 1766, the Homestead Resort has been a favorite of Presidents and dignitaries. Amenities include a decadent breakfast buffet, ballroom dancing, falconry lessons -- not to mention the legendary hot springs.
  • St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa
    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.
  • W San Diego / Hotel Parisi
    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.
  • Ritz Carlton - Naples
    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.
  • The Williamsburg Inn
    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.
  • Little Palm Island
    Little Palm Island
    Episode 9
    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 Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
    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.
  • Hotel George / Hay-Adams - Washington, D.C.
    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.
  • Bacara Resort and Spa - Santa Barbara
    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.
  • The Pelican Hotel / The Mandarin Oriental - Florida
    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.
  • Serrano Hotel and Hotel Palomar - San Francisco
    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.
  • Casa Monica - Florida / Hotel Burnham - Chicago
    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.moreless
  • The Fairmont - San Francisco
    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.
  • Hotel Monaco - Chicago
    At Hotel Monaco a sense of humor is always welcome, and guests are presented with a pet goldfish upon check-in.