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Charlyn Keating

Silence, Please! Unplugged Hotels

By November 5, 2012

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Sometimes, a little silence is in order. And if you're on overload from all the election news--or just information overload in general--then a hotel dedicated to unplugging the experience (read: no TVs and internet to distract you from the task of some wireless unwinding) might be just what you need. Book this week, book next week, book next year -- whatever you do, just make time to escape all the noise that technology carries with it so you can feel a little more in tune with the people you're with and the places you visit. Here are some hotels that can aid you with that task:

  • There are no TV's and internet access in the beautiful bungalows at Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys, where the lapping ocean should be your only distraction.
  • At the Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton property in Chicago, you can book Technology Break packages in the Tranquility Suite, where going digital-free is part of the deal.
  • The Rockhouse in Negril, Jamaica is all about enjoying the oceanfront setting. There are no TVs in the rooms, and being glued to your iPhone or BlackBerry will have you feeling like something of a digital outcast.
  • In St. Lucia, Jade Mountain's tech-free rooms put the focus on the stellar views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea.
  • The Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa in Wyoming encourages digital detox vacations--check your digital devices in with the front desk for the duration of your stay and you'll get discounts on resort amenities.
  • And the Lake Placid Lodge in New York also encourages guests to truly unwind by unplugging during their stays.

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