Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. So when you’re traveling, why not make it the best meal of the day, too? These hotels across the United States are dishing out a plethora of drinks and morning meals designed to satisfy hungry visitors of all stripes. Our picks offer the basics — pancakes, waffles, omelettes — but also shake things up with diverse and innovative plates, usually influenced by the local regional and ethnic cuisine.
If you’re in Chicago and craving an Asian-inspired breakfast, be sure to order the Chinese breakfast — jasmine rice porridge, a Chinese omelette, and the fish of the day — at The Peninsula. If you’d prefer an Italian-style meal, be sure to ask for bomboloni (that’s a filled Italian donut) with crema at the Four Seasons in St. Louis. If seafood’s your thing, dig into soft-shell crab eggs Benedict at The Pearl’s Havana Beach Bar & Grille that overlooks the ocean in Rosemary Beach, Fla. And if you like it hot and want to get a true taste of Texas, order shrimp and stone-ground grits with chorizo butter, seared shrimp, and grated cotija cheese at the W Austin Hotel.
To compile this list of the best hotel breakfasts, The Daily Meal considered the top breakfast orders from hotels all over the country and looked for those that had the most creative and enticing offerings. So take a look through the slideshow to see what we deemed the 20 best hotel breakfasts in the country.