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Sizzling Hot: The Top 5 Memorial Day BBQ Hotels

05/21/2015 01:13 pm ET | Updated May 21, 2016

By: Fiona Moriarty

Cooking makes for a great Memorial Day evening, but preparations can be stressful, especially while traveling. So we found five hotels that take the stress out of planning with convenient spaces for home-style outdoor grilling. With the guesswork taken out of dinner locations, you'll have time for the most important question: Burgers or dogs?

Fairfield Inn & Suites Reno Sparks - Reno, NV
With an indoor pool and fitness center, you can stay active while planning a feast in the guest-only picnic area. Explore the nearby wetlands at Sparks Marina Park or take golf-loving companions out to Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, where you can enjoy views of the desert from the fairway. And for those looking for after-dinner festivities, Reno's nightlife is just minutes away.

Beach House Motel - Melbourne, FL
Quiet and refreshingly low-key, this beachside hotel is perfect for peaceful dinner on the patio before ocean gazing from a private balcony. Set the pace nice and slow and while soaking up plenty of Floridian sun.

Sonesta ES Suites - Flagstaff, AZ
Who says you can't cook on the road? Flagstaff's Sonesta Suites features an on-site grocery store and kitchenette, where you can prep meals and eat right by the pool. Dip your toes and relax after a trip to the Grand Canyon, just an hour's drive away.

Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach's sands are some of the best in the South, but with two water slides, three lazy rivers, seven spa tubs, a dozen pools, and outdoor cooking space, Compass Cove guests may not even make it to the beach. But if you do, enjoy the seaside amusement park and attractions along the popular Oceanfront Boulevard.

Aston Mahana at Kaanapali - Lahaina, HI
Look out at the Pacific and famed Kaanapali Beach on the island of Maui, where covered barbecues will keep you grilling rain or shine. Enjoy your private porch, gather a group on the sun deck, or work off dinner with an evening on the tennis courts.