The Best Hotel in Every State Gallery
April 16, 2018
America’s finest accommodations
The Best Hotel in Every State
The right accommodations can make or break your vacation. One vacation planning mistake you don’t want to make is overlooking the importance of finding the best lodging you can afford. And even with the rising popularity of unconventional and sometimes over-the-top Airbnbs, hotels continue to be a safe bet.
When booking a hotel, your host can’t cancel on you and you’re assured safety for yourself and your belongings. You can also still have plenty of fun at a hotel, even if it isn’t a top-notch bed & breakfast or a highly-rated Airbnb vacation home. There are plenty of fantastic hotels throughout the country, so we sought out the best lodgings across America, whether you’re looking for a night’s stay or an amazing weekend getaway.
In order to determine which hotels made the cut, we took a look at our own reviews and previous best-of lists as well as those from other publications. Considering both boutique and chain hotels, as well as all-inclusive resorts and the top B&Bs, we read through user ratings of the most popular hotels on review sites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Foursquare, paying special attention to what they had to say about hotel amenities, guest services, and location. We also took into account awards and accolades presented to hotels by relevant travel organizations. For a glimpse of America’s finest accommodations, take a look at the best hotel in every state.
Alabama: Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (Point Clear)
Located on southern Alabama’s Mobile Bay, Grand Hotel Marriott Resort has two amazing golf courses and a 20,000-square-foot spa that make for a vacation of true luxury in the Deep South. Ten tennis courts, an impressive pool complex, and access to Alabama’s sandy Gulf Coast enhance the experience of staying here, as do fantastic dining options that include seafood and steak, as well as luxurious accommodations to sleep in.
Alaska: Alyeska Resort (Girdwood)
Alyeska Resort is a great place to stay winter or summer, as the great Alaskan outdoors have plenty to offer no matter what the season. Located in the resort town of Girdwood in the Chugach Mountains of southern Alaska, it’s a fantastic skiing destination as it receives around 55 feet of snow every year and is home to the longest continuous double black diamond ski run on the continent. An aerial tram gives guests a scenic ride from the resort to the top of Mt. Alyeska, and the hotel itself has world-class dining and spa facilities, as well as a saltwater pool, yoga studio, and complete fitness center.
Arizona: Tanque Verde Ranch (Tuscon)
A stay at Tanque Verde Ranch in Arizona is the ultimate Southwestern vacation. Go on a breakfast ride on Thursday and Sunday mornings, riding a horse to the Old Homestead, where you’ll be greeted by a huge breakfast featuring blueberry pancakes, and join the cowboy cookouts and live entertainment held on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Guests can go fishing or mountain biking and attend horseback walking and loping rides and lessons, as well as take part in guided hikes and more. Kids also have a ranch and riding program available for them, and the ranch has indoor and outdoor pools, as well as several basketball and tennis courts. Prickly pear season in the summer also results in Tanque Verde Ranch’s prickly pear margaritas.
Arkansas: Lookout Point Lakeside Inn (Hot Springs)
An ideal destination for guests looking for a bit of romance in their bed and breakfast, Lookout Point Lakeside Inn offers a quiet and beautiful getaway in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. Every room has a view of Lake Hamilton, and in addition to a gourmet breakfast, all guests are also treated to an innkeeper’s reception every afternoon, which includes appetizers, desserts, tea, and wine.
California: Rosewood CordeValle (San Martin)
Rosewood CordeValle is a luxury golf resort located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of northern California, providing a getaway that’s both luxurious and scenic. The star of the show here is the 260-acre, 18-hole championship golf course that has fantastic views of the Northern California landscape as well as a fantastic challenge for amateur and expert golfers alike. You can also enjoy the view while dining at the resort’s restaurants or bar featuring contemporary Californian cuisine or relax at the spa, located in the 85-acre winery and vineyard.
Colorado: Dunton Hot Springs (Dolores)
Dunton Hot Springs bills itself as an “1800s ghost town with natural hot springs.” Hidden in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, this resort is characterized by luxurious log cabins, beautiful trails, and hot springs located against a backdrop of snowbanks. In the winter, it's a super snow vacation, with plenty of winter activities to take part in. Local and regional ingredients, some from the resort’s own farm and vineyard, contribute to a delicious menu at the resort’s saloon.
Connecticut: Winvian Farm (Morris)
Situated on 113 acres in the Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut, Winvian Farm is an estate that includes an eighteenth-century manor and 18 individually-designed cottages where you can enjoy a cozy getaway. The five-star restaurant serves up a farm-to-table experience using seasonal ingredients sourced right from the farm’s organic gardens and accompanied by wines from 13 countries and 27 regions. Relax at the 5,000-square-foot spa with treatments that include massages, hydrotherapy, and aromatherapy, or enjoy their 40-foot pool.
Delaware: Hotel du Pont (Wilmington)
For over a century now, Hotel du Pont has been accommodating guests with a stay in Delaware that’s both sophisticated and exciting. The building itself is a work of art, an Italian Renaissance structure with chandeliers, hand-carved wood, and mosaic and terrazzo floors made with French and Italian craftsmanship. Its more than 200 rooms and suites all exude a likewise European flair yet with all the contemporary comforts and needs guests may desire in the form of technology, a minibar, and 24-hour room service. Have an opulent dining experience in The Green Room, the hotel’s four-star restaurant, or grab a quick bite at the more casual yet still sophisticated environment of The Café.
Florida: The Alfond Inn (Winter Park)
The Alfond Inn is a boutique hotel owned by Rollins College, a private liberal arts college in Florida, and its location in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park puts it just 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 30 minutes from Walt Disney World. Each of its more than 100 rooms is dog-friendly and includes in-room dining as well as concierge service. All hotel proceeds also go to the Alfond Scholars program fund, the premier scholarship fund of Rollins College.
Georgia: Jekyll Island Club Resort (Jekyll Island)
Lying right off the coast of Georgia, Jekyll Island is a beautiful subtropical getaway that’s part of the Sea Islands located along the coast of the southeastern United States. The best place to stay on the island — indeed, in the state — is Jekyll Island Club Resort, which has been around since 1888 when it started out as a retreat for America’s wealthiest. Lounge at the resort pool all day, and gather around the fire pit for s’mores at night. The resort also continues one of the traditions it’s had since its opening with a croquet lawn where you can try your hand at the popular nineteenth-century game. The Grand Dining Room lives up to its name, serving delicious meals and a fantastic Sunday brunch in a sophisticated setting, but meals can also be taken at various other locations on-site. Cyclists will especially love it here; Jekyll Island has 20 miles of bike paths and the resort’s Jekyll Wheels program allows you to rent tandem bikes, mountain bikes, beach cruisers, and more.
Hawaii: Travaasa Hana (Hana)
Say aloha to your dream Hawaiian vacation. At Travaasa Hana, programs and activities fall under the resort’s five “experiential pillars”: Adventure, Culinary, Culture, Fitness, and Wellness. In addition to full access to all of these, the all-inclusive package includes being greeted by a Welcome Banana Bread once you arrive on site, unlimited bottled water and organic fair-trade coffee, spacious and luxurious rooms, and three meals a day prepared by a chef, as well as $175 in resort credit (eligible to be used for spa services and private classes) every day for each guest. In addition to the usual water adventures, guests can also take a trail ride around the island on horseback or take to the skies on a glider adventure, where you can even pass over the world’s largest dormant volcano, Haleakala.
Idaho: The Coeur d’Alene Resort (Coeur d’Alene)
Having just undergone a three-year renovation, the Coeur d’Alene Resort offers up modern and stylish accommodations with the latest amenities, including large 4K-HD televisions, luxury bedding, and upgraded bathrooms. The beautifully-kept 18-hole golf course includes the stunning Floating Green at the 14th hole, which you need to reach by a small electric boat. An award-winning spa and multiple, exceptional dining options round out a memorable stay in northwest Idaho.
Illinois: The Langham Chicago (Chicago)
Langham hotels are renowned for their luxury experience, and the Langham Chicago is no exception, often lauded as one of the best hotels in the country, let alone Illinois. Each of its 268 guestrooms and 50 suites offers a modern, cosmopolitan look in the heart of the city, giving you a fantastic view of it with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Langham Chicago offers fine dining as well as an elaborate afternoon tea, and you can work off the calories at their fully-equipped gym — complete with personal trainers — or the 67-foot swimming pool. Make sure you don’t leave without a visit to the Chuan Spa, an award-winning oasis offering holistic treatments inspired by East Asian practices.
Indiana: West Baden Springs Hotel (West Baden Springs)
Located in southern Indiana, West Baden Springs Hotel is a registered national historic place and landmark characterized by its impressive 200-foot dome that covers a stunning atrium. Also inside its walls are nearly 250 lavish yet sophisticated rooms and suites, as well as multiple casual and formal dining options (including a breakfast buffet located in what used to be the ballroom where President Franklin D. Roosevelt received his first presidential nomination). A two-level, full service spa includes a salon, health club, and lap pool in addition to its rejuvenating treatments, and guests have access to four nearby golf courses as well.
Iowa: Hotel Blackhawk (Davenport)
Another hotel on the national register of historic places, Hotel Blackhawk is a Marriott property as part of its luxury Autograph Collection. Around since 1915, the Iowa hotel was modernized with a $46 million renovation in 2010 and has a bowling alley, shops, restaurant, lounge, and fitness center as well as a swimming pool.
Kansas: The Eldridge Hotel (Lawrence)
It’s said that the ghost of Colonel Eldridge — the man who rebuilt the hotel after it was burned down during the Civil War — continues to haunt The Eldridge Hotel to this day, with many guests reporting paranormal encounters. That hasn’t kept this establishment from being the finest hotel in Kansas, however. Consisting exclusively of suites, The Eldridge Hotel offers comfortable lodgings for extended stays as well as shorter ones, as well as a relaxing spa experience and wonderful restaurants, the latter of which are currently going under renovations and will reopen in late summer of 2018.
Kentucky: The Brown Hotel (Louisville)
Located in downtown Louisville, The Brown Hotel is a nationally registered historic place that displays the best of Southern luxury and hospitality. Its nearly 300 rooms and suites are finely decorated with Mahogany furniture, richly upholstered furnishings, and beautiful décor, but the true work of art here is the Hot Brown — one of Kentucky’s greatest culinary contributions and the best sandwich you’ll find anywhere in the state.
Louisiana: Hotel Monteleone (New Orleans)
The family-owned and operated Hotel Monteleone is a New Orleans landmark, the only high-rise building in its famous French Quarter and home to one of the country’s best bars, Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge, known for its rotating bar. The huge Louisiana hotel has 570 guest rooms, which include 55 luxury suites and Literary Author Suites — each inspired by an American author who once frequented the hotel, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and Tennessee Williams.
Maine: Inn by the Sea (Cape Elizabeth)
Enjoy the famous lighthouses and tranquil beaches of the southern Maine coast at Inn by the Sea. This oceanfront property offers suites right along the beach, with a balcony, a small porch, or even some that include spa amenities. It’s also super dog-friendly; in addition to the furry friend greeting you at the reception desk, your own pet is more than welcome here, free of charge, with in-room spa services and a pet menu just for them!
Maryland: The Ivy Hotel (Baltimore)
Just nine guestrooms and nine suites make up The Ivy Hotel in Maryland’s largest city, each graced with a four-poster bed, gas fireplace, and heated limestone floor in the bathroom. Cocktails, afternoon tea, midnight snacks, and breakfast made fresh by the chef are all included, as are two complimentary movies per day for you to enjoy from the comfort of your room. Their fine-dining restaurant, Magdalena, has five different rooms and a menu inspired by local ingredients and global flavors, while the spa offers state-of-the-art treatments featuring the hotel’s own skincare products.
Massachusetts: Wequassett Resort & Golf Club (Harwich)
Enjoy the ultimate weekend getaway in Cape Cod with a stay at Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, a luxury resort with 120 beautiful guest rooms and suites, five delicious restaurants, four state-of-the-art tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, an Olympic-size lap pool, and a recreational pool and Jacuzzi to enjoy when you’re not down at one of the two beaches that are easily accessible from here. One of the resort’s restaurants, Twenty-Eight Atlantic, is one of the best dining experiences in Massachusetts, having been highly rated by Zagat and AAA.
Michigan: Mission Point Resort (Mackinac Island)
Mackinac Island is a beautiful vacation spot located in Lake Huron right between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan where motor vehicles are banned and bikes and horse-drawn carriages reign. The best way to enjoy this American getaway is with a stay at Mission Point Resort, an 18-acre waterfront resort that’s fantastic for the entire family. Children ages 12 and under eat for free at the resort’s four exceptional dining options, and pets are more than welcome, too. The resort also has beautiful gardens for you to tour, bikes for you to rent, a movie theater, fitness center, arcade, and a croquet and bocce ball lawn in addition to its tennis court and 18-hole golf course.
Minnesota: Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis (Minneapolis)
Right in the heart of the biggest city in Minnesota, this boutique hotel is made up of two buildings with just 60 rooms, each of which is decorated with contemporary furniture and art. In fact, contemporary art is a big part of Le Méridien Chambers, which has a collection of over 200 original pieces throughout its lobby and guestrooms. Enjoy an in-room massage at any hour of the day and enjoy a creative and varied menu at Mercy Bar and Dining Room, the hotel’s signature restaurant.
Mississippi: The Alluvian Hotel (Greenwood)
The Alluvian is a small yet exceptional hotel that celebrates the Mississippi Delta — a region in northwestern Mississippi that has been referred to as “the most Southern place on Earth” — by using color schemes and décor inspired by the area in its rooms. There are just 45 guest rooms, five suites, and four extended stay lofts available, each with luxurious bedding, huge marble bathrooms, and local artwork. Enjoy a complimentary Southern breakfast every morning, as well as a luxurious spa and yoga studio and the books, movies, and music in their Southern Library.
Missouri: Big Cedar Lodge (Ridgedale)
Take to the mountains for some fresh air at Big Cedar Lodge, a beautiful resort that’s perfect for nature lovers and adventurous travelers. Located in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, the resort provides fantastic views of the surrounding greenery and Table Rock Lake below it, as well as opportunities for fishing, golfing, horseback riding, and biking, hiking, or walking its trails. Big Cedar Lodge also has a marina where you can rent boats in the summer and learn to ski in the winter. Stay in a quaint cottage, a private log cabin, or one of their finely decorated, wilderness-themed rooms.
Montana: Triple Creek Ranch (Darby)
Take a luxury ranch vacation at Triple Creek Ranch, situated in the middle of the Bitterroot Mountain Range, part of the Montana Rocky Mountains. Luxurious log cabins and ranch homes await you, along with an all-inclusive package containing meals, snacks, drinks, and even packed breakfast or lunch for the many activities available to you in the great outdoors. Go on trail rides on the range or guided nature safaris. You can also take fly-casting lessons or go Alpine or Nordic skiing, depending on the season, as well as snowshoeing, archery, sapphire panning, and fly-fishing. Signature events at Triple Creek Ranch allow you to explore all kinds of things with events such as artist workshops, cooking schools, the all-women “Klicks for Chicks,” or vintner weekends for wine lovers.
Nebraska: Magnolia Hotel Omaha (Omaha)
Located in what used to be the Aquila Court Building, a structure designed after the Bargello Palace in Italy, the Magnolia Hotel Omaha is a nationally registered historic place located in the coolest city in Nebraska. Modern, top-of-the-line amenities and luxurious custom bedding grace the guestrooms, and pets stay for free. The District, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, provides modern American cuisine in a comfy setting where you can enjoy locally-sourced and made-to-order meals.
Nevada: Wynn Las Vegas (Paradise)
Located on Nevada’s Las Vegas Strip (which, believe it or not, isn’t even located in Las Vegas), Wynn Las Vegas is a luxury casino resort that has earned more than its fair share of awards, including a Michelin star for Wing Lei, its Asian fusion restaurant. In addition to its many superb formal and casual dining options (including one of the best all-you-can-eat buffets in America), Wynn also puts on stage shows and has a few nightclubs for entertainment. Its impressive casino offers all sorts of games where you can try your luck, and the rooms feature elegant décor and fantastic city views.
New Hampshire: Wentworth by the Sea (New Castle)
Wentworth by the Sea is a resort and spa owned by Marriott, a remnant of the Gilded Age and perfect for a seaside New England getaway. This historic New Hampshire hotel has over 160 beautiful deluxe rooms and suites, as well as indoor and outdoor pools, an 18-hole golf course, private marina, tennis court, and luxury spa. The dining options here are plenty as well, and their Sunday brunch buffet is the best all-you-can-eat-deal in the state.
New Jersey: ICONA Diamond Beach (Wildwood Crest)
Enjoy the true Jersey shore at ICONA Diamond Beach, an elegant luxury resort located on the Cape May peninsula of New Jersey. Sitting on a private and pristine beach, ICONA Diamond Beach is beautifully built in the Art Deco style and has 104 suites and studios, each with a private balcony, galley kitchen, and stylish furnishings. The resort also has an outdoor heated pool, sundeck, and a restaurant and bar that serves great food made with fresh seafood and local Jersey produce.
New Mexico: Inn of the Five Graces (Santa Fe)
The Inn of the Five Graces is made up of 24 suites and is full of décor from Central and South Asia, collected by the designers who established the B&B. Its name refers to the five senses — sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste — all of which are definitely catered to at this quintessential New Mexico lodging. When not enjoying the complimentary New Mexican breakfast, guests can relax at the Tibetan-inspired spa or the intimate and gorgeously decorated courtyards.
New York: The Point Resort (Saranac Lake)
The Point Resort is a century old, and its nineteenth-century-style log mansions located in the Adirondacks make for a highly romantic getaway in upstate New York. Choose from 11 guesthouses, each with its own unique personality, particularly the popular Boathouse, located above where the boats are docked. Activities vary with the seasons, as does the scenery. Winter is perfect for skating, curling, and ice fishing on the frozen lake, whereas summer and springtime guests enjoy boating, fishing, waterskiing, hiking, horseback riding, and more.
North Carolina: The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary)
Located within the Research Triangle area of North Carolina is 12 acres of serene wooded landscapes and gardens surrounding a posh luxury retreat with top-rated dining options and spa amenities. You’ll have concierge services, in-room dining, and even laundry and dry cleaning services available to you at any time of day while staying at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, which also has a full-service bar lounge, afternoon teatime, and an enclosed playground for dogs. Go for a jog or a walk on the quarter-mile trail along the property’s three-acre lake, and relax your mind, body, and spirit with their many spa treatments and therapies.
North Dakota: The Hotel Donaldson (Fargo)
The Hotel Donaldson stays true to Fargo’s hipster spirit with local artwork decorating the walls of its comfortable rooms and artisan food made with organic ingredients sourced from local North Dakota producers on the menu at its lounge and restaurant. Enjoy an artisan pastry basket sent to your suite every morning, as well as complimentary wine and cheese served in the evenings.
Ohio: 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati (Cincinnati)
Louisville-based 21c Museum Hotels is a chain of boutique hotels combined with contemporary art museums dedicated to celebrating twenty-first-century talent. The 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is the best place to stay for a weekend in one of Ohio’s largest cities with a modern flair and state-of-the-art amenities. It has over 8,000 square feet of exhibition space (all free and open to the public), 156 rooms, and an award-winning restaurant and bar, as well as a rooftop bar. Pamper yourself at The Spa at 21c with a facial or body treatment or massage.
Oklahoma: Ambassador Hotel Tulsa (Tulsa)
Elegance and exclusivity characterize Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, a Marriott property that has only seven rooms and suites on every floor, each with custom furnishings, designer fabric, and elaborate bathrooms. The Oklahoma hotel is registered as a national historic place but stays modern with room amenities such as flat-panel HDTVs, an iOS docking station, and a Keurig coffeemaker.
Oregon: Stephanie Inn (Cannon Beach)
Cannon Beach is an affordable and Instagrammable destination located on the northwestern coast of Oregon, but it’s definitely worth it to splurge a little with a stay at the stunning Stephanie Inn. This beachfront hotel has more than 40 simple yet sophisticated rooms, each with a gas fireplace, as well as a complimentary gourmet breakfast buffet. Also included with your stay are daily gatherings in their library, with Northwest wine and beer every afternoon and hand-crafted aperitifs every evening.
Pennsylvania: The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley)
Escape to the Poconos with a stay at a luxurious resort with great culinary options and amazing spa offerings. The Lodge at Woodloch takes up over 400 wooded acres in northeastern Pennsylvania with access to a private 15-acre lake. The adults-only resort has just 58 rooms, each with a private veranda, down comforters, and marble bathrooms complete with oversized showers and rain showerheads. Enjoy a diverse gourmet menu at TREE Restaurant & Bar made with ingredients from their farm-to-table garden and take part in cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, fitness classes, and more. The luxury spa, however, is the star of the show here, with custom body and face treatments offered in private spa retreats for men and women and more.
Rhode Island: Ocean House (Westerly)
Past meets present at Ocean House, a resort located on the southwestern shoreline of Rhode Island that’s been around in some form since 1868. Situated on the bluffs of Watch Hill, a village within the town of Westerly, Ocean House has 49 guestrooms and 18 suites, as well as an indoor saltwater lap pool, 24-hour fitness center, squash courts, a croquet lawn, and more. Guests are treated to complimentary resort activities, afternoon refreshments, valet parking, and even access to one of four Mercedes-Benz convertibles for use during a self-guided excursion.
South Carolina: French Quarter Inn (Charleston)
While Charleston has plenty of hidden gems to discover, there’s no better option for accommodations than the renowned French Quarter Inn. Repeatedly lauded as one of the best hotels in the country, let alone South Carolina, French Quarter Inn is a modern boutique hotel decorated with a Southern genteel style. Experience true comfort with your pick from the hotel’s “Sound Sleep” menu featuring seven types of pillows, and wake up to a complimentary European continental breakfast before borrowing one of their bikes to explore the city.
South Dakota: Hotel Alex Johnson (Rapid City)
Hotel Alex Johnson might be the most haunted spot in the state, but that hasn’t stopped it from excelling as South Dakota’s best place to stay. The Hilton-owned property offers first-rate amenities in its guestrooms and luxury suites, and its food options include a rooftop bar, Irish pub, hand-dipped chocolates store, and Starbucks café.
Tennessee: Blackberry Farm (Walland)
Blackberry Farm is a beautiful hotel and resort with an award-winning restaurant and an impressive bar that earned a spot on our list of the country’s best. The food at this Tennessee destination is so emblematic that it has inspired a new category: Foothills Cuisine (the foothills being those of the Smoky Mountains), a term that has actually been copyrighted. The Barn at Blackberry Farm, as its restaurant is known, also made the top 15 in our list of the best restaurants in America, as well as our ranking of the nation’s best fried chicken spots.
Texas: Hotel Emma (San Antonio)
The beautiful Hotel Emma is a landmark of San Antonio, providing the finest luxury and flavors that South Texas has to offer. Its 146 rooms have a rustic vibe but still offer plenty of modern amenities, and it also has a rooftop pool as well as a spa that includes a hydro-therapy room in addition to its many treatments and therapies.
Utah: Montage Deer Valley (Park City)
An amazing après-ski spot in northern Utah, as well as a year-round luxury resort, Montage Deer Valley has no shortage of activity. Guests have five dining options which include a pub with a bowling alley, as well as access to the largest spa in the state, which offers wellness classes in addition to therapies and treatments from highly-skilled specialists. Guests can also take advantage of the outdoor opportunities presented by this mountain location, such as mountain biking, hiking, golfing, fly-fishing, and even outdoor concerts held at the resort.
Vermont: Twin Farms (Barnard)
Twin Farms is one of the most romantic food vacations in America, and it’s also the only five-star luxury experience in all of Vermont. The 20 cottages and suites on site are all unique and impressively equipped, and each has at least one fireplace as well as pieces from the resort’s private art collection. Don’t worry about a thing, as the resort will provide you with same-day laundry service, someone to pack and unpack your luggage for you, and housekeeping twice every day. With the exception of two family weeks every year, the resort is exclusive to adults (ages 16 and up) and lies on 300 acres of land. Made-to-order breakfasts greet guests in the morning, and they also receive custom-made lunches to eat in any location, as well as cocktails and canapés in the evenings. Farm-to-table is the dinner philosophy here, and guests can also enjoy barbecues, bonfires, and s’mores. Seasons affect available activities, but guests can go swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, sledding, and more depending on the weather.
Virginia: Inn at Willow Grove (Orange)
A historic hotel, and one of the absolute best in the South, The Inn at Willow Grove is located in central Virginia on 40 acres surrounded by beautiful gardens. A recent expansion saw the addition of the Mill House Spa, a 3,000-square-foot facility that includes spa treatment rooms, a fitness center, and a heated indoor pool. Enjoy regional American food with locally-sourced ingredients at Vintage Restaurant, which has a Sunday brunch as well as gourmet tapas every Wednesday.
Washington: Klimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle (Seattle)
Located in the heart of Washington’s biggest city, Klimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle is a boutique hotel inspired by Washington wine country with vineyard-inspired rooms decorated with earthy yet modern tones. Room amenities include a yoga mat, in-room spa services, and fantastic city views. Dine on authentic Italian cuisine at Tulio, the on-site restaurant that’s won plenty of awards and for good reason.
Washington, D.C.: The Hay-Adams
Not only is The Hay-Adams the best hotel in Washington, D.C., but it’s also a prime dining spot thanks to The Lafayette, a famed restaurant in the capital. Its bar, Off the Record, is also popular spot for residents, politicians, and guests alike. Simple and elegant décor and furnishings characterize the deluxe guestrooms and suites of this historic hotel, which is also a popular wedding venue.
West Virginia: The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs)
A stunning palatial resort located in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier stands on 11,000 acres and has an impressive 710 guest rooms, 20 restaurants and lounges, 36 retail shops, and over 55 activities and sports both indoors and outdoors. Stay in a lavish estate home, a cozy cottage, or one of the luxurious resort rooms, and enjoy 24-hour room service if you don’t feel like leaving your room for one of the many dining options. The resort also has a mineral spa, MedSpa services, and a spiritual healer offering guidance with meditation and healing. The Casino Club at The Greenbrier offers live entertainment, boutique shopping, and food from around the world as well.
Wisconsin: The Charmant Hotel (La Crosse)
This 67-room Wisconsin boutique hotel is housed in a renovated candy factory, a theme present throughout the hotel. The retro décor of its rooms is reminiscent of this history, and in addition to a restaurant, parlor, lounge, and rooftop terrace, The Charmant Hotel also has a 24-hour chocolate shop offering handmade treats in all kinds of flavors.
Wyoming: Hotel Jackson (Jackson)
Make a getaway to Jackson Hole and stay at Hotel Jackson, a boutique luxury hotel in Wyoming with a mix of rustic and Western design influences and 55 rooms, each with a natural gas fireplace and some with terraces providing fantastic views of the surrounding region. Relax at the rooftop spa or try some authentic Lebanese cuisine at FIGS, the hotel’s flagship restaurant. Before you empty out your wallet to book a room, however, make sure you know all the tricks savvy travelers use to save on their stay.
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