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Buckle up because Mercury is about to go retrograde for the third time this year! From August 23 – September 15, the solar systems’ first planet will appear to move backwards – an optical illusion causing us earthlings to point the finger of blame for everything from technology mishaps to that ill-advised text to an ex (talk about an intergalactic scapegoat). During this period, it’s said that a little extra travel planning can go along way.

Let the stars guide you on your next adventure. That’s right, your zodiac sign can help you find the perfect hotel for your next trip. Whether you’re a fiery Aries or a practical Virgo, each sign is associated with specific personality traits and preferences that can inform your travel decisions. So why not let the cosmic force that influences us as starry-eyed travelers be your guide? Get ready to discover your ideal vacation spot based on your star sign with our guide to horoscope hotels.

So, with that in mind, Expedia and put together a fun list of top hotel suggestions based on the zodiac signs. Travel planning that’s written in the stars!

Leo (the Lion): July 23-Aug 22

Beverly Hills Hotel pool.
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The Beverly Hills Hotel, Hollywood, California – It’s no secret that Leos like to be seen, and where else better than the glittering lights of Hollywood? With a flare for the dramatic and a need to be center stage, these regal royals will have no trouble grabbing the spotlight in a world of red carpets and flashy premieres.  Naturally, Leos expect just as legendary lodgings. For over a century, The Beverly Hills hotel has been a magnet for the kings and queens of the silver screen and an iconic locale for celebrity spotters trying to catch a glimpse of them.

Travel tip for Leos: To be treated like the King or Queen you are, by trying thrilling activities and exploring daring destinations.

Virgo (the Virgin): Aug 23 – Sept 22)

The Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam.
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The Hoxton, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Modern sophistication is the name of the game when it comes to the Virgo aesthetic, and while the city of Amsterdam is steeped in history, it’s the clean lines, efficient layout, and beautiful canals that will make a Virgo heart sing.  These travellers have a penchant for details and delight in organization, making them ideal candidates for trip planning. They also recognize beauty in simplicity which is why The Hoxton hotel with its minimalist design and chic, yet warm décor is the perfect fit.

Travel tip for Virgos: Harness your planning power by making a packing list and sticking to it to ensure you have everything you need for a stress-free trip. Don’t forget your list of snacks when you had to the Amsterdam supermarkets!

Libra (the Scales): Sept 23 – Oct 22

L'Hotel Paris 4 and Paris skyline.
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L’Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France – If there’s a sign that loves people-watching, it’s Libra. Put them street-side at buzzing Parisian café or overlooking the bustling streets from an iconic French balcony and they’re happy as can be. It’s no surprise that the sign of the scales also loves balance, making Paris – with its historic past and effervescent lights – the ideal place to experience a little bit of everything. With a ruling planet of Venus, the Libra traveller also appreciates beauty and artwork – two things the city of lights has in spades.

Travel tip for Libra: Sometimes Libra’s get stuck weighing the decisions, so balance your desire for luxury with budget-friendly options to get the best of both worlds.

Scorpio (the Scorpion): Oct 23 – Nov 21 

The pool at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel.
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Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana – Mythical and mysterious, you can count on the Scorpio traveller to gravitate towards awe-inspiring experiences with a heaping of intrigue. Enter New Orleans – a vibrant and eclectic city where Scorpio will feel right at home amongst the passionate culture and storied histories. At the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, dating back to the early 1800’s, inquisitive Scorpio minds can enjoy a goosebump-inducing stay as the property claims frequent paranormal sightings of a soldier, nuns, and a ghost dancer in the ballroom.

Travel tip for Scorpio: Look for local experts and niche tours to satisfy your curiosity.

Sagittarius (the Centaur): Nov 22 – Dec 21

Bathroom with plants at the Good Nature Hotel.
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Good Nature Hotel, Kyoto, Japan – When it comes to adventures, Sagittarians jump in headfirst and with both feet. As the sign with the strongest wanderlust tendencies, they’re constantly on the move and are happy to immerse themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. While they’re enthusiastic and energetic travel companions, they’re also deep thinkers and gravitate towards cultural trips and philosophical experiences. For the Sag traveller, Kyoto, Japan, with its rich history and culture, fits the bill. The sign of the centaur will also appreciate the tranquility of the Good Nature Hotel while also enjoying unique elements like the eclectic rooms or the garden terrace glamping tents.

Travel Tip for Sagittarius: Since your motto is practically travel well and travel often, take advantage of last minute deals to satisfy those travel bug cravings.

Capricorn (the Sea Goat): Dec 22 – Jan 20

Inside the TImes Square Edition Hotel.
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The Times Square EDITION, New York, New York – Capricorn may be the sign of the sea-goat, but these go-getters certainly channel that worker-bee energy. Efficient, ambitious, and practical, Capricorns will thrive in busy hub destinations like New York, perhaps more so than laying out on the beach. That’s not to say they’re all work and no play though – these earth signs work hard and play hard! A ruling planet of Saturn brings the CEO energy, making standout, sleek, and unforgettable The Times Square EDITION a great option for high-achieving Capricorn.

Travel tip for Capricorn: Practicality is the name of the game so plan your travels around your work schedule to maximize your productivity and minimize stress.  

Aquarius (the Water-Bearer): Jan 21 – Feb 18

Pool at the Riad Olema Hotel.
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Riad Olema et Spa, Marrakech, Morocco – Aquarians are culture creatures and delight in immersing themselves in completely different surroundings. They seek meaningful experiences and love to make new friends and connections along the way! In Marrakech, Aquarius can revel in the history of the Medina (the old city), explore bustling souks, or trek into the desert or mystical mountains. As an air sign, they also might enjoy one of the luxury hot-air balloon experiences that the city has to offer.

Travel tip for Aquarius: Embrace your individuality by seeking out unique destinations and experiences that align with your interests.

Pisces (the Two Fish): Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Ocean view at the Hilton Maldives.
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Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, Maldives – A Pisces will be drawn to aquatic properties. The picturesque Maldives provide the perfect place for the sign of the two fish to swim to their hearts content while surrounded by water. Higher on the emotional scale when it comes to the zodiac, the Pisces traveller will enjoy the laid-back and serene atmosphere at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort where they can relax and dream the day away. It’s also a great place for pamper-loving Pisces to enjoy a relaxing massage or a tranquil spa treatment to the gentle soundtrack of the Indian Ocean.

Travel tips for Pisces: Let your creative side shine by exploring destinations known for their art, music, and culture.

Aries (the Ram): Mar 21 – Apr 19

Pool area at the Soneva Kiri Hotel in Thailand.
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Soneva Kiri, Ko Kodo, Thailand – If you’re looking to lure an Aries on vacation, be sure to list all the amazing activities they can enjoy (or challenge them to a competition – that’ll work too). The Aries traveller fearlessly treks into the unknown; they are trend-setters, never trend followers, and are always down for an adventure. Soneva Kiri in Thailand is a great spot for these energetic activity lovers where they can find snorkeling, aerial yoga, ecologist waterfall hikes, or have meals delivered by zipline while dining in a ‘treepod’ suspended high over the rainforest. Everything that an adventure property needs!

Travel tip for Aries: Plan your itinerary in advance to avoid impulsive decisions and make the most of your time.

Taurus (the Bull): Apr 21 – May 20

Buildings and view at Il Borgo Hotel.
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Il Borgo di Vescine, Chianti, Tuscany – Nothing stops Taurus once they have their mind set on something (they are the sign of the bull after all) and they’ll do whatever they can to turn their dream trip into a reality. For Taurus, the perfect travel recipe is a mix of luxury and relaxation, which is why the elegant and serene Tuscan countryside in Northern Italy is the ideal escape. Said to be the foodies of the zodiac, these earth signs will also appreciate the fresh and local fare offered at Il Borgo di Vescine including a complimentary farm-to-table breakfast buffet, and wine from the attached vineyard property.

Travel Tip for Taurus: Indulge in local cuisine and try new flavors to satisfy your love for food and adventure.

Gemini (the Twins): May 21 – June 20

Pool area at the Sofitel Sydney.
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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia – Bubbly Gemini is the social butterfly of the zodiac so expect them to strike up conversations with fellow travellers and locals while on their travels. Because of this, they’re sure to find the best hidden gems and be in the know when it comes to events and festivals. A trip with Gemini is one that you’ll never forget! With their social nature, it’s no surprise that these twins like to be in the hub of things, so picking a central hotel like Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is a good bet. Plus, the property boasts multiple common areas including a well-appointed pool and patio lounge which is perfect for making new friends.

Travel tip for Gemini: Take advantage of your natural curiosity and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations to discover hidden gems.

Cancer (the Crab): June 21 – July 22

Bedroom at the Fitzroy Hall Hotel.
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Fitzroy Hall, Charlottetown, PEI – It might take a bit of convincing to get Cancer to leave the comforts of home, but once they do, they’ll be happy as a clam (or rather, crab). For these sensitive signs, emotional connections take center stage, meaning time with loved ones is a strong motivator when planning and taking trips. Traditions and comfort are also important to Cancer signs, so choosing a cozy destination like PEI – the famous literary home of Anne of Green Gables – will make memory-making even more special. Fitzroy Hall delivers on the cozy factor with roaring fireplaces, plush wing-backed chairs, and a communal dining room area which Cancer will appreciate. It is the perfect stop on a road trip in Canada.

Travel tip for Cancer: Embrace your love for comfort and relaxation by opting for cozy accommodations and serene destinations.

Whether you’re a believer in astrology or not, using your zodiac sign to inform your travel decisions can be a fun and unique way to plan your next adventure. By choosing a hotel based on your star sign, you may just discover your perfect vacation spot and have a more fulfilling travel experience. So why not let the stars guide you on your next journey? After all, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of being in the right place at the right time.

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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