Coral Point Lodge, 54 Harbour Ave., PMB 56 Mackay Mail Centre, Shute Harbour, Queensland 4802; 011-61-749-469500, fax 011-61-749-469469. "This lodge off Airlie Beach is a great stop for anyone heading for the Whitsunday Islands. It has gorgeous views of the harbor and is run by a helpful family. Also, balconies, refrigerators, pool and color TV." Doubles start at $59.
— Francie Hansen, Newport Beach
Welcome Hotel, 5 Rue du Peuplier, 1000 Brussels; 011-32-2-219-95-46, fax 011-32-2-217-18-87, http://www.hotelwelcome.com . "Charming and immaculate B&B-style hotel — it claims to be the smallest hotel in Brussels — has tasteful, well-maintained rooms at low prices with continental breakfast included. Friendly service, fresh flowers in rooms. In the heart of the city." Doubles start at about $80.
— Dennis Damon,
Au Git'Ann, 1806 St. Christophe, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3W8; (514) 523-4494, http://www.augitann.com . "Fairly new B&B made our first Montreal stay pleasant. Quiet and nicely decorated with warm, colorful walls. There's a small kitchenette and sitting room for guests. Close to a main subway stop in the Latin Quarter." Doubles start at $56 with shared bath; $86 for private bath.
— Suzanne Michaud,
Olympus Resort B&B, 3018 Manzer Road, Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0; (800) 580-0026, http://www.sookeresort.com . "This classic timber lodge is on the ocean 30 minutes west of Victoria. Easy or challenging nature hikes are as close as the backyard, or you can relax in the hot tub over the bay, or take an adventure fishing tour." Doubles from $92 with breakfast.
— George and Mary Nagle, Palm Springs
Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts, P.O. Box 130, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0; (250) 726-8235, fax (250) 726-8558, http://www.wildretreat.com . "Unimaginable beauty and wilderness at these resorts on Bedwell Sound, a short boat ride from Tofino (Vancouver Island). A tent camp, the Outpost, and a floating hotel, Quait Bay, offer luxury, pampering and gourmet food." Three-night package including meals, activities and round-trip airfare from Vancouver is $2,700 per person, double occupancy.
— Kim Hester, La Jolla
Hotel Carrera, Teatinos 180, Santiago; 011-56-2-698-2011, fax 011-56-2-672-1083, http://www.hotelcarrera.com . "Renovated luxury hotel in downtown Santiago has well-appointed rooms and a charming, English-speaking staff. Pool and lounge area are on the roof of this high-rise and are beautiful, as is the view of the city with the Andes in the distance. Convenient location." Doubles $110 with breakfast.
— Laura and Ken Perry, Newport Beach