Because travelling alone doesn’t have to mean feeling lonely.
Traveling alone doesn’t have to mean feeling lonely. While staying at these awesome hotels, single guys will be glad to be flying solo. From hatchet-throwing lessons to shuffleboard battles, hot nightlife to cool lounges, these properties around the world keep lone wolves happy to be traveling alone—unless, of course, you meet someone along the way.
1. Chicago Athletic Association
Once a members-only club, the Chicago Athletic Association is now a smart—and unapologetically masculine—boutique hotel just steps away from Lake Michigan. Make new friends in the Game Room, outfitted with shuffleboard and pool tables, or flirt on the city’s newest see-and-be-seen rooftop bar. Whether you just scored a date or choose to dine alone, the gentlemen’s clubhouse-like Cherry Circle Room will impress with its table-side cocktail-cart service—try the Toronto, a concoction of rye, Demerara rum, and fernet.
2. Generator Paris
This affordable design property brings together hostel beds and boutique accommodations under one roof, keeping the vibe decidedly young. It doesn’t skimp on style, however, with a nightclub that looks like a Parisian metro stop and a rooftop terrace with romantic vistas of Sacré Coeur. Combined with a central location in the emerging 10th Arrondissement, this hybrid ho(s)tel makes hanging out with new friends effortless.
3. Travaasa, Austin, Texas
As if the hopping music scene and gourmet options of Austin weren’t reasons enough to attract refined travelers, this experiential resort in Texas’ coolest town offers quirky activities like hatchet-throwing lessons, a bike pump track, and archery. After an action-packed day, unwind with The Energetic Edge, a spa treatment designed to soothe your hardworking muscles.
4. W Bogotá, Colombia
Forget the hotel lobbies of your dad’s generation. As soon as you walk into this offshoot of the stylish W brand, you get to lounge with a cocktail while flirting with strangers to the soundtrack of resident DJs. W’s first venture in Colombia, which opened in the expat-popular Santa Barbara neighborhood this year, makes a convenient home base to explore South America’s emerging capital of cool.
5. Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii
Hawaiian escapes aren’t just for honeymooners and families. Leave Waikiki to the amateurs (and children), and head to the chill Oahu’s North Shore. This resort on the laidback coast has recently unveiled new mountain-bike trails that weave through banyan groves by the ocean. If that doesn’t pump enough adrenaline into your system, you can also sign up to cage-dive with sharks. Afterward, you can kick back with surfers at the Point, the hotel’s Instagram-popular watering hole.
6. Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana’s adults-only beach resort Barceló Bávaro has a full casino, a dedicated cigar-and-rum lounge, a 1.5-mile white beach, and a number of sports facilities, like a PGA-rated pro golf course and multi-sports courts. Forget about Tinder and check out the upcoming Singles Week from October 11 through 18, when the hotel organizes excursions, dinners, and themed parties geared specifically to adventurous solo travelers.
7. The Venetian, Las Vegas
You don’t need an entourage to have a good time on the Strip. All-suite accommodations (among the largest in the city) and restaurants by celeb chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, and Thomas Keller make the Venetian the right spot to pamper yourself before trying your luck at blackjack. Or simply join the raucous pool party under the hot Nevada sun.
8. The Singular Patagonia, Chile
If you ever dreamed of being a lone gaucho under the infinite Southern Hemisphere skies, The Singular Patagonia might be the place to start. A century-old cold-storage plant has been reincarnated as a boutique base for outdoorsy excursions like horseback riding along the base of the Andes, kayaking into glacial fjords, and fly fishing in the untouched waters brimming with trout and salmon.
9. Capella Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The nation’s capital isn’t all work and no play. Touted for its collection of American whiskeys and craft cocktails, the Rye Bar at this chic Georgetown hotel lets guests try their hand at working out their Brian Flanagan fantasies behind the bar with seasonal cocktail lessons, taught by veteran bartender Angel Cervantes.
10. Red Mountain Resort, Utah
Embrace the solitude and lose yourself among the colossal bluffs and sandstone canyons. Located near Zion National Park, Red Mountain Resort offers retreat packages, priced per person (read: no single-occupancy supplements), that include villa accommodations, healthy meals like grass-fed beef strip loin, guided morning hikes, and plenty of time for reflections: because sometimes you really do want to be alone when you get away from it all.