Luxury Hotels and Lodges in the USA

Overwhelmingly opulent, utterly intriguing, and often times the best place you’ll ever stay in, the hotels and lodges in the USA are worth the trip in themselves. An added bonus is that these handpicked hotels are also located in the heart of iconic cities, perched cliffside with breathtaking views and bordering some of the greatest national parks in the world.

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Baccarat Hotel

Location: New York | USA

Evoking a bygone age of elegance and glamour, Baccarat Hotel has been counted among the finest in the world, bringing a chic Parisian style that fits in perfectly with its surroundings in Midtown New York City. Food comes courtesy of a twice-Michelin-starred chef, while rooms and suites evoke luxurious Parisian pieds-a-terre.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Chic Design, Seriously special

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street

Location: New England | USA

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street soars into the sky as one of Boston’s tallest landmarks, overlooking the vibrant city from its futuristic all-glass exterior. Housed in the first 21 floors of the skyscraper, its ultra-modern design continues seamlessly on the inside, with state-of-the-art architecture and truly elegant décor.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Lotte New York Palace

Location: New York | USA

The Lotte New York Palace, housed in a collection of Renaissance townhouses dating from the 19th century, is a regal and historic landmark in the heart of Manhattan and is something of an icon in one of the world’s most iconic cities. This hotel offers gorgeous rooms in opulent interiors, and is also within easy reach of many of New York's famous sights, making it simply perfect for a luxury city break. 

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Family-friendly, City Hotel

The Resort at Paws Up

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

The Resort at Paws Up is nestled amongst 37,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness in Montana. It is a luxury yet authentic working cattle ranch where you will find an array of activities to suit the most adventurous of guests, while it is also perfect for those who are looking for peace and tranquillity.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Riding, Setting & Views

Under Canvas Zion

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Under Canvas Zion takes glamping to a whole new level, with its beautiful tents and sublime views of Zion's distinctive red rock landscapes.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Multi-activity, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Amangiri

Location: The American Southwest | USA

A one-of-a-kind hotel blissfully secluded in the heart of Southern Utah’s arid landscape, a stay in Amangiri is not one you’re likely to forget – homely suites serve as headquarters from which you can venture into the wilderness of the Southern national parks and formidable countryside, then return to sumptuous spa treatments and prime seasonal cuisine to refuel and revive.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Seriously special, Chic Design, Honeymoon

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

Location: The American Southwest | USA

For a luxurious hideaway on the shores of Lake Tahoe, look no further than the Hyatt Regency, a high-end hotel which combines a rustic, cosy feel with luxurious comfort. The menu of outdoor activities here is wide-ranging, from snowmobiling in the winter to hot air ballooning in the summer.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Adventure, Luxury Hotel, Water activities

The Delano Las Vegas

Location: The American Southwest | USA

In contrast to some of its flashier neighbours, like the pseudo-Egyptian Luxor, The Delano showcases a restrained, tasteful side of Las Vegas. Boasting a superb location on the Strip, the hotel is home to luxurious, minimalist suites, a stylish spa and the superb Rivea restaurant, courtesy of legendary chef Alain Ducasse.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Food & Wine, Honeymoon, City Hotel

Fairmont San Francisco

Location: California | USA

The Fairmont San Francisco is a luxury hotel in the centre of the city, combining the trademark style and service of the Fairmont brand with a perfect location between Nob Hill and Chinatown. Throw in superb restaurants – the classic, glamorous Laurel Court and the buzzing local institution Tonga Room – and you have everything you could want for a luxurious stay in the heart of San Francisco. 

Best for: City Hotel, Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Food & Wine

Redwoods in Yosemite

Location: California | USA

If you’re looking for an independent retreat in Yosemite National Park, Redwoods in Yosemite’s rustic yet comfortable cabins are perfect. There’s a huge selection to choose from, from cosy one-level cottages to huge lodges, all of which are very comfortable.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Walking & Trekking, Water activities, Family-friendly

Sequoia High Sierra Camp

Location: California | USA

Sequoia High Sierra Camp is a glamping site on the border of the Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park, nestled on a hillside amid giant sequoia and redwood trees. Staying in comfortable canvas cabins, you’ll have the perfect base for hiking, horse riding and wildlife watching in the parks, coming home to slap-up multi-course meals courtesy of the camp’s chef.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Family-friendly

The Betsy South Beach

Location: Florida | USA

The Betsy is an iconic luxury hotel in Miami’s glamorous South Beach district. One of a stretch of Art Deco-style hotels designed by the famous architect L. Murray Dixon, the award-winning Betsy is a South Beach icon which recalls an age of vintage glamour. It’s home to a fantastic American restaurant, and its central location means it’s perfectly placed for exploring the sights and sounds of Miami.

Best for: Chic Design, Beach, History & Heritage, Food & Wine

Wuksachi Lodge

Location: California | USA

Wuksachi Lodge is a signature hotel in the heart of Sequoia National Park. Beautifully crafted with cedar and stone, the lodge offers a unique combination of warm Californian hospitality and modern amenities in an unparalleled mountain setting, with many of the park's attractions right on your doorstep.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet, Romantic

L'Horizon

Location: California | USA

L’Horizon is an elegant luxury hotel in Palm Springs, California, which encapsulates the vintage glamour of the golden age of Hollywood courtesy of designer Steve Hermann. The hotel has a long and refined history, with Hollywood stars and US Presidents among its esteemed guests throughout the 1950s, and serves world-class gourmet cuisine under the stars in its al fresco restaurant.

Best for: Chic Design, Romantic, Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion

Goulding's Lodge

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Set amidst the fiery lunar landscape of Monument Valley, Goulding’s Lodge is a laidback retreat rich in Navajo history and culture. On-site it has an interesting museum, a movie theatre and a restaurant and shop, all run by the local Navajo community.

Best for: Setting & Views, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Sunflower Hill Inn

Location: The American Southwest | USA

This charming boutique inn feels like a delightful desert oasis, with the dazzling Canyonlands of Utah right on its doorstep. It is a peaceful retreat with tranquil gardens, in a quiet area of Moab, which provides a lush contrast to the striking, stark landscapes of Utah's terracotta canyons.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Family-friendly, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views

Brewery Gulch Inn

Location: California | USA

The Brewery Gulch Inn manages to seamlessly combine upscale accommodation with rustic, authentic style, complementing its picturesque surroundings at Mendocino Bay. The hotel is the perfect balance between rural lodge, with its redwood and timber exterior, and luxurious hotel, thanks to sophisticated interiors and thoughtful service.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet

Tamarack Lodge

Location: California | USA

Tamarack Lodge is a collection of luxury alpine lodge style accommodations, brilliantly located for exploring the beautiful natural scenery of Mammoth Lakes. Hiking, fishing, biking and more are on offer at this resort, which also has its own cross country ski centre.

Best for: Family-friendly, Lodge, Off the Beaten Track, Rustic

Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa

Location: California | USA

Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa is a historic luxury hotel in Laguna Beach, California, perched high on the coast overlooking the ocean. A castle-like maze of Mission-style, red-roofed, white buildings dotted with palm trees, this has alternately been a private residence, artists’ colony and hotel over a colourful century-long history.

Best for: History & Heritage, Romantic, Beach, Setting & Views

Dunton River Camp

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

Dunton River Camp is a luxury ranch in Colorado which combines an immersive camping experience with modern comforts. Part of the resort of Dunton Hot Springs, the camp sits in an alpine clearing in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. The eight luxurious tents take glamping to a whole new level, with king beds, spacious ensuite bathrooms with soaking tubs and private porches for relaxing on.

Best for: Couples, Off the Beaten Track, Wildlife & Nature

Triple Creek Ranch

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

Triple Creek Ranch is an intimate, exclusive resort offering rustic elegance in a mountain retreat spread across private log cabins and a comfortable lodge. In a romantic setting with incomparable scenery, wildlife, outdoor activities year round and a collection of Western-inspired art, this alpine escape is one of the premier destinations of the Montana Rockies.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views

La Playa Carmel

Location: California | USA

Once a magnificent mansion gifted by an artist to his wife, the luxurious La Playa hotel in Carmel by the Sea, a city popular with celebrities including Clint Eastwood, offers alluring charm right on the beach. Affectionately known as the ‘Grande Dame of Carmel’, this beautiful hotel treats everyone like royalty.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Beach, Service & Hospitality

Canyon Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

A bucket list locale for true spa seekers, it’s not just the amazing team of exercise, nutrition and life management experts that gives Canyon Ranch its fantastic reputation. Combine the emphasis on health and wellness with the beautiful Arizona desert surroundings, and you have the recipe for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday experience, for mind, body and spirit.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

Desert Pearl Inn

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Desert Pearl Inn is a luxurious riverside lodge in Springdale, Utah, with comfortable accommodations on the banks of the Virgin River and prime access to the rugged landscapes of Zion National Park. The hotel has a stop on a shuttle route which goes between the town and the park.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Under Canvas Grand Canyon is a luxury safari camp in Williams, Arizona, a short distance away from the Grand Canyon, one of the bona fide Wonders of the World. The comfortable tents are made of canvas and wood, with several featuring adjacent tipis for bigger groups, and feature fully equipped bathrooms with running water.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature, Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet

Havasupai heli-trekking

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Havasu Falls Heli Backpacking is an incredible trekking experience which will see you taking in the majesty of the Havasu Falls and surrounding waterfalls, embarking on hikes led by experienced and knowledgeable guides, then setting up camp and sleeping beneath the stars.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Rustic, Wildlife & Nature

L'Auberge de Sedona

Location: The American Southwest | USA

L’Auberge is a luxury hotel in Sedona, Arizona, on the banks of Oak Creek and with stunning views of the area’s famous Red Rock geological formations. Throw in a range of dining options, from world-class gourmet offerings to a vibrant Mexican restaurant, and an extensive menu of organic spa and wellness treatments, and this is a brilliant spot from which to explore the cinematic scenery of Arizona.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Romantic

Lodge at Red River Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Rooted in 2,000 acres of wilderness, the grand scale Lodge at Red River Ranch is an authentic southwestern gem, filled with antique furnishings, western artwork and cowboy memorabilia. If you’ve looking for a Wild West themed corner to refuel in after exploring the red-hued rocks of Capitol Reef National Park, then look no further.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Family-friendly, Lodge

Los Poblanos

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Immerse yourself in all things New Mexico at Los Poblanos, where you can experience traditional accommodation full of character and fabulous food full of flavour, within 25 acres of fragrant lavender fields, giant cottonwood trees and beautiful gardens

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Red Mountain Resort

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Taking its cues from the rust-coloured cliffs and canyons of Utah’s legendary Red Rocks, the Red Mountain Resort is an earth-toned wellness retreat located at the base of Snow Canyon State Park, with a strong focus on physical and mental health.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Walking & Trekking, Riding, Wildlife & Nature

Slot Canyons Inn

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Slot Canyons Inn is a luxury family-run Utah hotel in beautiful desert surroundings, with the Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks both within easy reach. Family-run and with a homely restaurant, this is a cosy and comfortable hotel from which to explore the rugged Southwest scenery, with guided hikes and horseback rides available.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Sundance Mountain Resort

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Sundance Mountain Resort is a luxury hotel in the ski resort of Sundance, on the slopes of Mount Timpanagos in Utah. Owned since 1968 by actor Robert Redford, the resort is beautiful year-round and provides luxurious accommodation in wooden alpine lodges.

Best for: Setting & Views, Family-friendly, Walking & Trekking, Riding

Spanish Garden Inn

Location: California | USA

Channelling Santa Barbara’s signature Spanish Colonial Revival Style, the Spanish Garden Inn is a little gem, centrally located just blocks from downtown’s liveliest promenade. Revel beneath its red-tile roofs and white adobe walls and beside its bubbling fountain courtyards before exploring this sunny southern city, cruising down its palm-lined streets to its seaside strand, reminiscent of the Mediterranean.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Cultural Immersion, Luxury Hotel

Hotel Vitale

Location: California | USA

Hotel Vitale sits on the Embarcadero waterfront, guaranteeing spectacular views over the bay and San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, as well as being near the ferry terminal – a ferry ride around the bay makes for a spectacular day trip - and the city’s top attractions aren’t far away either. Fantastic food, tempting spa treatments and exemplary service are also on the menu here. 

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Food & Wine

The Marker

Location: California | USA

This stylish boutique hotel is full of San Francisco charm and quirky touches. Housed in an iconic, historic building near Union Square, it has luxurious, colourful interiors and offers exceptional, personalised service, and outside its doors, many of this bohemian city’s attractions are just a stone’s throw away, including its top theatres, restaurants and boutiques.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel

Hotel Drisco

Location: California | USA

This Edwardian hotel sits atop Pacific Heights and provides flawless service, elegant rooms and a delectable buffet breakfast in an upmarket district of San Francisco.

Best for: Family-friendly, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

The Battery

Location: California | USA

As part of the private members’ club of the same name, The Battery is one of San Francisco’s trendiest places to see and be seen. The hotel is open for public bookings, and as guests you enjoy the same access to the club’s bars and wellness facilities as regular members.

Best for: Chic Design, City Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Food & Wine

Loews Regency New York

Location: New York | USA

The Loews Regency New York Hotel is polished and decadent: this Upper East Side bolthole on Park Avenue is an Art Deco haven, with lashings of marble, mirrors and bold patterns throughout the historic building, alongside striking sculptural art by Brooklyn artist Nina Helms, which give the hotel a sophisticated, timeless design. Just two blocks from Central Park, this is THE place to stay to experience the luxury life of Manhattan.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

Evergreen Lodge

Location: California | USA

Still keeping its charming, old-fashioned feel from when it was built in the 1920s, Evergreen Lodge is a historic lodge hidden amongst the ancient woods that border Yosemite National Park, only an hour from the park’s heart.

Best for: Family-friendly, Lodge, Service & Hospitality, Spa & Wellness

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC

Location: New York | USA

The Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC is the definition of New York style and sophistication. Escape the buzz of the city at the rooftop pool and enjoy this vibrant city from luxurious accommodation. 

Best for: City Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel

Ventana Big Sur

Location: California | USA

Ventana Big Sur has an awe-inspiring setting, nestled in 243 acres beside the beautiful rugged coastline of Big Sur, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. This is an idyllic stopping off point on a scenic journey along the iconic Highway One.

Best for: Setting & Views, Seriously special, Romantic, Spa & Wellness

Glen Oaks

Location: California | USA

Glen Oaks is a chic boutique hotel on Highway One in California’s Big Sur, a 1950s motor lodge that has been transformed into a vintage-style ‘boutique motel’. Today, the main lodge retains its attractive original features, such as adobe walls and 1950s design pieces, while the collection of rustic but luxurious cabins are perfect for relaxing in privacy amid the redwoods..

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Unusual, Romantic, Secret / In the Know

Hotel Cheval

Location: California | USA

Hotel Cheval is a luxury boutique hotel in the town of Paso Robles, in the wine region of the same name on California’s Central Coast. The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the hundreds of wineries in the surrounding area, and its sommelier will help you organise a customised tour.

Best for: Food & Wine, Cultural Immersion, Spa & Wellness, Luxury Hotel

Andaz West Hollywood

Location: California | USA

This boutique hotel on Sunset Boulevard is cool and hip, with an impressive art collection, stylish accommodation, fabulous food, personalised service and a rooftop pool with fantastic views over LA that is THE place to retreat to after a day’s sightseeing.

Best for: History & Heritage, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion

Bellagio

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Bellagio is an absolute institution on the strip, and one of the most iconic hotels in the world. Arrive in time to see its legendary fountain and light show; marvel at the extravagant seasonal tableaux, and experience everything that the city stands for at Vegas’ ultimate symbol of decadence.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Mandarin Oriental New York

Location: New York | USA

No New York trip is complete without a visit to Central Park and a stay at Mandarin Oriental goes one better - its location towering right over the park means that here waking up, eating, relaxing in the spa and even swimming offer unrivalled city views. A sophisticated backdrop for a break in the Big Apple, with an award-winning restaurant and one of the top spas in the city, the Mandarin Oriental is an excellent start to seeing New York in style.

Best for: Setting & Views, City Hotel, Seriously special, Luxury Hotel

The Viceroy New York

Location: New York | USA

Quintessentially New York, this midtown hotel fuses elegant New York chic with the pulse and buzz of downtown, making it the perfect base to explore this extraordinary city without compromising on luxury.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Setting & Views

St Regis San Francisco

Location: California | USA

Combining the grace and style of San Francisco with the hospitality and sophistication for which the St. Regis brand is renowned, a stay at the St. Regis San Francisco will ensure that you make the most of your time in this vibrant city.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

The Standard

Location: Florida | USA

Counteracting Miami’s fiesta-forever reputation, this is a haven of wellbeing with an extensive spa for some sun-drenched rejuvenation and relaxation in The Standard’s trademark trendy atmosphere. Pass your days meditating, doing yoga by the ocean or simply laying by the pool- and by night make a beeline for the coast and South Beach to see Miami in party mode.

Best for: Chic Design, City Hotel, Beach, Spa & Wellness

Amangani

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

The vast Wyoming wilderness is home to Amangani- an all-season resort whose name means ‘peaceful home’- and it provides just that, as a base to enjoy the incredible nature in its vicinity.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection

Location: New England | USA

The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection, is an elegant Gilded Age mansion that sits in splendour beside Rhode Island's historic Newport harbour. Radiating serene grandeur, this is the place to enjoy the finer things in life on a low-key coastal escape.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, History & Heritage, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Casa Morada

Location: Florida | USA

This exclusive boutique hotel is a stylish and elegant haven. Casa Morada makes the most of its natural surroundings in this spectacular spot in Florida Keys, from the sea and the beaches to the tropical forests, with incredible views everywhere you look.

Best for: Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

Loews Regency San Francisco

Location: California | USA

With outstanding views across the super-cool city of San Francisco, the Loews Regency San Francisco is sleek, classic and offers excellent service, perfect for the most discerning of travellers.

Best for: Setting & Views, Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

Chambers Hotel

Location: New York | USA

Space and location are two of the most valuable assets when it comes to where to call home in New York and Chambers, seconds away from Fifth Avenue, has both. Inviting, open and laidback but with the luxury synonymous with uptown Manhattan, the hotel is more than just a place to lay your head – it has a museum-worthy art collection and a restaurant that’s a favourite with the locals.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Food & Wine, Cultural Immersion

Hotel Zoe

Location: California | USA

In a city as bohemian and artistic as San Francisco, Hotel Zoe fits right in. A fashionable boutique hotel in the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, it is perfect for exploring the many attractions of this iconic Californian city.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Water activities

The Greenwich Hotel

Location: New York | USA

With New York’s most coveted zip code, The Greenwich Hotel in TriBeCa is rustic and elegant in equal measures, constructed from reclaimed wood, brick and tile and engenders calm and comfort as soon as you walk in the door, thanks to its cosy armchairs and homey touches.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, City Hotel

Hotel Zetta

Location: California | USA

Hotel Zetta is considered to be one of the funkiest hotels in San Francisco, thanks to its beautiful neo-classic architecture and its vast range of facilities from in-room spa treatments to a decadent cocktail lounge. Part of the Magellan Luxury Hotels Group, Hotel Zetta oozes style and sophistication, and is in an ideal central location.

Best for: Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Four Seasons Jackson Hole

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

Surrounded by the breathtaking vistas of the famed Grand Teton Mountain Range and teeming with a stunning diversity of wildlife, Four Seasons Jackson Hole offers the perfect mix of rustic adventure and luxury accommodation- a perfect base from which to ski, hike, bike, raft and more at one of the premier alpine resorts in North America.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

The Winvian

Location: New England | USA

For a total contrast to fast-paced New York, take a flight-of-fancy to whimsical New England retreat The Winvian. Spread over a 113 acres, the collection of cottages here is inspired by iconic American experiences, from film, music, and literature, and offers a playful yet non-“Disneyfied” escape.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn

Dunton Hot Springs

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

An abandoned mining town restored as a luxury mountain resort, complete with hot springs and a pampering spa, Dunton Hot Springs is not like any other place you’ve stayed. Individual cabins are nestled amidst beautiful alpine scenery, alongside a 40-foot waterfall, leaving you to explore or restore to your heart’s desire.

Best for: Honeymoon, Private Groups, Luxury Hotel, Lodge

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Tucked just away from the Strip, the Waldorf Astoria is an opulent oasis with impeccable service, an excellent French-inspired restaurant, two pools and cabanas on the 8th-floor deck and a blissful spa. With no casinos, this hotel offers a stylish reprieve from the round-the-clock Las Vegas buzz.

Best for: City Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Chic Design, Luxury Hotel

The Surrey

Location: New York | USA

The Surrey is something of a New York landmark, built in 1926 and playing home to Hollywood royalty from JFK to Bette Davis. Recently renovated, the hotel still oozes Manhattan sophistication and its location, minutes from Central Park and Fifth Avenue, gives it prime positioning for exploring the Big Apple.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel

Castle Hill Inn

Location: New England | USA

Rhode Island’s Castle Hill Inn is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or special occasion, with luxurious harbour front rooms, world class dining and beautiful secluded beaches and coves.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Grand America

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Grand by both name and nature, this hotel stands tall in the centre of Utah’s capital with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains to its back. Whether you’re keen to get to know Salt Lake City or use it as a base for uncovering the rugged landscapes and startling natural beauty of the state’s national parks, Grand America is the quintessential introduction to Utah’s endearing small-town feel and friendly vibes.

White Elephant

Location: New England | USA

This historic, award-winning hotel on the idyllic and charming Nantucket Island (long a favourite getaway of the stars) is considered something of an island landmark. Over time it has grown from a collection of harbour cottages to one of the finest hotels in the area, and combines traditional island charm with modern sophistication. Enjoy a quintessential Nantucket holiday, from taking a boat trip to walking along the beach.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn

Crosby Street Hotel

Location: New York | USA

Crosby Street Hotel is different – it’s New York cool with hints of English personality in its unique antiques, it’s a design hotel without compromising comfort or service and it’s luxurious yet not over-the-top showy. On a peaceful street just steps away from the centre of action in SoHo, it’s a favourite with celebrities for its distinct personality, home-grown organic food and great location.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel

The Inn at Presidio

Location: California | USA

A Georgian-style mansion nestled in the Presidio – an old US Army base – the Inn is a unique hotel in San Francisco overlooking the famous Golden Gate Bridge. The Inn has a privileged position in the park, at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula – a fabulous location for those who prefer to be outside the city centre, but within striking distance of all the best attractions and districts

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Location: Florida | USA

Decadent and glamorous, the Faena Hotel Miami Beach is a sensory pleasure palace, its sumptuous interiors dripping in eye-popping artworks and plush furnishings. This stylish bolthole has seen a string of celebrities and artists pass through its doors, and it’s not hard to see why. Those checking in are drawn to the Faena’s gorgeous design: a unique blend of Argentine influences and a nod to the Art Deco Miami of the 1950s.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views

The James Royal Palm

Location: Florida | USA

Old-school Miami in spirit but modern art deco in style, The James delivers beachside luxury with the sophistication of a boutique city hotel, its retro personality visible throughout its rooms and public areas. Not forgetting its South Beach location, the hotel offers premium poolside hospitality and sweeping ocean views.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Beach, Service & Hospitality

The Moorings

Location: Florida | USA

A former coconut plantation dotted with chic whitewashed cottages, a winding path leads you from your front door through bougainvillea and leaning palm trees to sugar-white sands and aqua-green water.

Best for: Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

Brush Creek Ranch

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming provides a luxury wilderness experience where you can truly get away from it all and indulge in the spirit of the American West. The ranch covers over 15,000 acres, and offers a chance to explore the countryside, go on wild adventures and revitalise mind, body and spirit.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views

XV Beacon

Location: New England | USA

This boutique luxury hotel in the heart of Boston is housed in a historic Beaux Arts building and there are distinctive works of art throughout the hotel. Refined, elegant and contemporary, with a thoughtful blend of old and new, you are guaranteed a unique and memorable stay.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel

Sorrel River Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Where the Colorado River weaves it way through the burnished, rocky Utah landscape, Sorrel River Ranch- simultaneously a rustic retreat and a base for epic adventures- stands on the water’s banks overlooking the imposing russet mountains.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Water activities

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

Overlooking some of Montana's most breathtaking landscapes, The Ranch at Rock Creek combines raw western adventure with the height of comfort and luxury. Your days at the ranch will prove to be as diverse in experience as they are unforgettable.

Best for: Family-friendly, Riding, Multi-activity, Water activities

The Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square

Location: California | USA

Fairmont Place is a hotel of self-contained apartments in an incredible location, right by the popular Fisherman’s Wharf and overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Ideal for families, this hotel also has a rooftop area affording outstanding city and water views, and is in an area with plenty to do, from shopping to visiting the historic Alcatraz.

Best for: Family-friendly, City Hotel, History & Heritage

Cavallo Point

Location: California | USA

Cavallo Point is based in the old US Army base of Fort Baker, on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge in quirky San Francisco. Dating from 1901, the quaint white buildings with their red-tiled roofs have been transformed into stylish accommodation while retaining their historic character, and offer beautiful views over the bridge, the bay and the hills. 

Best for: Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Luxury Hotel, Food & Wine

The Hideout

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch, where you can get into the spirit of the Old West with a range of activities that will see you living like a real-life cowboy.

Best for: Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

With a backdrop of flowering cacti and the majestic McDowell Mountains, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is a remarkable resort with something for everyone, where you can enjoy desert adventures, learn about Native American culture, or simply relax in the hotel’s fantastic spa or on its own sand beach, indulge in some shopping, or enjoy some first-class cuisine.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Landscapes & Scenery, Cultural Immersion, Setting & Views

The Setai, Miami Beach

Location: Florida | USA

A sanctuary filled with Asian-inspired tranquillity in the heart of South Beach, The Setai is the place to catch your breath and rejuvenate– especially after an evening in the States’ most famous party town. Both its spa and restaurant have won numerous awards and its unmatched location makes The Setai a flawless beachside retreat.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

St. Regis

Location: New York | USA

The grand old dame of Manhattan, the St. Regis is a lesson in good old-fashioned service and impeccable taste within its luxurious walls. Traditional with modern touches throughout and providing an on-call butler service 24 hours a day, the hotel provides regal surrounds for a stylish uptown experience.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Service & Hospitality

Inn by the Sea

Location: New England | USA

Cape Elizabeth’s Inn by the Sea is a beautiful  beachfront hideaway overlooking  a secluded beach, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty and unique culture of Maine.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn

White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection

Location: New England | USA

Overlooking the Kennebunk River, the historic White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection encapsulates the traditional charm of New England, with freestanding riverfront cottages and the luxurious main house offering hospitable, comfortable accommodation.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn

Zion Mountain Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Poised on the brink of Zion National Park are the rustic cabins and lodges of Zion Mountain Ranch, the starting point for a wealth of activities and adventures in Utah’s unrivalled countryside and national parkland. The closest place to the park itself to stay, the Ranch is a great base from which to explore the encircling mountains, meadows and forests, and wind down with s’mores around the campfire by night.

Best for: Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

St. Regis Bal Harbour

Location: Florida | USA

Located in Miami’s most privileged village and still close enough to the thick of it all in South Beach, St. Regis Bal Harbour is simultaneously a sanctuary, thanks to its capacious spa, and an award-winning refined beachfront property, allowing you to make the most of Florida’s Gold Coast.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Beach

Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

An elegant jewel in Aspen’s impressive crown, Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection offers the perfect retreat from which to explore the region’s abundant outdoor attractions, cultural offerings, dining and shopping.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel

The Delano

Location: Florida | USA

Pristine white inside and out, art deco inspired and a magnet for all Miami’s movers and shakers, Delano Hotel showcases the best of the city’s waterside scene with its Alice in Wonderland-inspired garden path leading to the popular pool and giving direct access to the beach and by night, the hotel transforms into one of the town’s best people-watching and cocktail-sipping spots.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Beach

Four Seasons Scottsdale

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Nestled in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak amid towering cacti and beautiful, rocky landscapes, Four Seasons Scottsdale is an oasis of comfort which reflects the magic and mystery of its desert setting.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Family-friendly

Twin Farms

Location: New England | USA

This idyllic, centuries-old farm captures Vermont’s rural charm, with comfortable cottages and lodges spread across 300 acres of sweeping farmland and sprawling orchards.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn

Farmhouse Inn

Location: California | USA

The Farmhouse Inn is a boutique farmhouse-style inn that allows you to experience an authentic Sonoma County lifestyle while enjoying all that the hotel and its surroundings have to offer, from dining at the Michelin-starred restaurant to visiting one of the hundreds of wineries nearby. Guests have voted the Farmhouse Inn one of the best hotels in the world.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality

The Point

Location: New York | USA

Built by the Rockefellers in the grand tradition of Adirondack lodges, The Point combines the tranquillity of the great outdoors, with an unimaginable level of luxury. Staying here really is like stepping back into a bygone era – not only for the simple pleasures of Saranac Lake, but the way you’re made to feel like a member of the family, and indulged in your every whim.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Location: New England | USA

Situated at the base of Mount Mansfield, Stowe Mountain Lodge is perfect for exploring the lakes, woodland and mountains of rural Vermont – as well as Stowe’s skiing, some of the best in the region.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Location: Florida | USA

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa promises a heavenly Florida Keys escape, and having lost all sight of the mainland on the Overseas Highway, you’ll skim through turquoise waters in a speedboat, before arriving at this exclusive Caribbean-inspired enclave.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Enchantment Resort

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Surrounded by the famous red rock formations of the majestic Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort is an oasis of luxury in the beautiful Arizona desert, secluded and exclusive but just a short drive from the vibrant, arty city of Sedona. Steeped in Native American history and culture and surrounded by some of the USA’s most iconic landscapes, Enchantment Resort offers something to appeal to all tastes.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Hideaway

Hawks Cay Resort

Location: Florida | USA

Take a dreamy island setting, add luxurious accommodation and throw in an endless array of exciting activities, and you have the perfect Caribbean family escape: Hawks Cay Resort.

Best for: Family-friendly, Beach, Wildlife & Nature, Snorkelling & Diving

Bodega Bay Lodge

Location: California | USA

Bodega Bay Lodge is the classic coastal Californian retreat. Romantic, serene, but just a stone’s throw from the vineyards and wineries for which Sonoma County is so renowned, this is a homely, inviting lodge which combines the quiet seclusion of a coastal perch with the amazing food and wine that this area has to offer.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality, Romantic

Zapata Ranch

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

Boasting high desert grasslands, thick alpine forests, wetlands, sand dunes, creeks, and lush meadows, Zapata Ranch is set amidst some of the most scenic and ecologically diverse landscapes in the United States. Dedicated to the preservation of this stunning environment, the beautiful ranch captures the rustic spirit of its surroundings while retaining the highest standards of comfort and luxury.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views

The Cosmopolitan

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Sleek, youthful, and sexy, The Cosmopolitan is a beacon of contemporary style amidst the old-school Vegas glitz: the place where the young and the fabulous come to lord it over the Strip.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel

Bedford Village Inn

Location: New England | USA

This luxurious inn sits on the site of a former working farm in the rolling green countryside of New Hampshire. With its boutique accommodation, award-winning food and wine and beautiful surroundings, it’s easy to relax and unwind here.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Village Life, Hideaway

Encore at The Wynn

Location: The American Southwest | USA

The Encore is The Wynn’s glamorous sister hotel – sophisticated decor, classic and comfortable guestrooms, blooming flower bouquets and housing a legendary Oscar statuette and a wall-mounted dragon made from 90,000 Swarovski crystals. Resplendently Las Vegas with its own self-contained vibrant nightlife scene, The award-winning Encore is the perfect place for luxury-loving Vegas-goers.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

Kenwood Inn & Spa

Location: California | USA

Secluded, intimate and luxurious, Kenwood Inn & Spa offers the ultimate wine country hotel experience in the heart of Sonoma County, set amid orchards, oak trees and vineyards yet conveniently close to the towns of Sonoma and Glen Ellen.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet, Romantic

Geneva on the Lake

Location: New York | USA

A modern-day Roman villa in a beautiful lakeside setting, Geneva on the Lake is a majestic resort complete with Italianate marble fireplaces, columns and wall tapestries. Enjoy the stunning local scenery, and find out why the region’s wineries are enjoying a growing reputation.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Mirror Lake Inn

Location: New York | USA

Overlooking Lake Placid and surrounded by the rugged country of the Adirondack Mountains, Mirror Lake Inn is the perfect combination of rustic retreat and traditional elegance, offering luxurious comfort amid the peaks.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Casa Marina

Location: Florida | USA

Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria resort, transports you to the glory days of Key West: built in the 1920s honour of Henry Flagler, builder of the Overseas Highway, it's now a beautifully restored hotel that sits on a private stretch of white sand beach.

Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Beach, Water activities

El Tovar

Location: The American Southwest | USA

A jewel in the crown of the Grand Canyon’s hotels, El Tovar has been welcoming discerning sightseers for over 100 years. Designed by its architect as a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian villa, today El Tovar continues to cross European refinement with an unmistakably American charm.

Best for: Setting & Views, Walking & Trekking, Honeymoon, Family-friendly

Mohonk Mountain House

Location: New York | USA

One of New York State’s most iconic hotels, Mohonk Mountain House has played host to presidents, business leaders and celebrities for over a century, and is the perfect place to unwind in style upstate.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Walking & Trekking

Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection

Location: California | USA

From the fine wine at check-in to the fleet of Mercedes cars which are available for guests to use during their stay, everything at Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection is exceptional, luxurious and delightful. One of the very best five-star hotels in the Napa Valley, the ranch is run by wonderful, attentive and professional staff making it the perfect place to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and serene atmosphere of the region.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Romantic, Food & Wine

Breakers Palm Beach

Location: Florida | USA

Breakers Palm Beach has been attracting Florida’s elite since its original incarnation in 1896, and is now an impressive oceanfront resort with 140 acres of beautifully tended grounds, and a dazzling private beach.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Beach, Service & Hospitality

Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection

Location: California | USA

Offering excellent food from the Michelin-starred restaurant and outstanding views, the Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection is an excellent hotel choice in the stunning Napa Valley. Rolling hills and row upon row of grapevines course across the countryside, which requires a beautiful, tranquil hotel to match the surroundings.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Elizabeth Pointe Lodge

Location: Florida | USA

An 1890s “Nantucket-shingle” style inn, Elizabeth Pointe Lodge lies on Florida’s little-known-about Amelia Island, and was recently voted by Conde Nast as one of the best hotels to stay in the world. Transport yourself back in time at this charming yet unassuming property, and discover Florida’s simpler pleasures as you walk the twenty kilometres of virtually deserted beach.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views

1770 House Restaurant & Inn

Location: New York | USA

Intimate, elegant and supremely comfortable, the six characterful rooms of 1770 House promise serenity and relaxation in an ideal location just a few steps away from the heart of East Hampton Village.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Village Life, Service & Hospitality

Tanque Verde Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Offering the ultimate ‘dude ranch’ experience, Tanque Verde Ranch is the place to come for a truly immersive cowboy getaway, from courses in horsemanship to cattle herding, fishing, and hiking through the beautiful desert landscapes which surround the ranch. Adults and kids alike will be captivated by this window into life in the Old West.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Off the Beaten Track, Riding, Wildlife & Nature

LaPlaya Resort and Spa

Location: Florida | USA

Adopt Florida’s wonderfully active and sun-soaked lifestyle at the gorgeous LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Vanderbilt Bay, this is a family-friendly yet stylish resort where you can enjoy both sugar-white sand beaches and the fascinating Everglades nearby.

Best for: Family-friendly, City Hotel, Beach, Food & Wine

Carneros Inn

Location: California | USA

This beautiful hotel sits in a quiet area of California’s wine lands, surrounded by vineyards and rolling open countryside. Carneros Inn is perfect for a luxurious, relaxing stay in the famous vineyards of Napa and Sonoma Valleys and benefits from its position at the edge of the major wineries, where you’ll find that much-coveted peace and quiet, but from where you can still easily access all the top imbibing spots of Napa and Sonoma.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views

Bardessono

Location: California | USA

Based in Yountville, Bardessono is a spa-oriented hotel that acts as a perfect base for eating and drinking away your time in the beautiful Napa Valley. Within easy reach of the many Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries, Bardessono is a luxury hotel surrounded by Michelin-star restaurants and with excellent facilities for relaxing after a day exploring the region.

Best for: Eco-tourism, Honeymoon, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel

Tranquility Bay

Location: Florida | USA

Tranquility Bay’s white clapperboard beach houses are enough to conjure up daydreams of long hot summers spent by the sea, watching the sun sink into the water from your deckchair on the porch and padding down the steps straight onto the bleached white sand, in a flawless Florida Keys location.

Best for: Beach, Snorkelling & Diving, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Location: The American Southwest | USA

A haven of wellness perched on the side of the bronzed Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary is exactly as its name suggests– the place to breathe clean mountain air, get a dose of sunshine, relax in the hotel’s sumptuous spa and do as much, or as little, outdoor activity as you desire, to work up an appetite for dinner in the celebrated restaurant, Elements.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

The Marker Waterfornt, Key West

Location: Florida | USA

The first new-build resort on the Key West island in 20 years, The Marker Resort is at the heart of the harbour action with its upscale design, modern take on traditional conch architecture and colourful contemporary artworks- think beautiful blue gabled roof, wide verandas and white latticework balconies.

Best for: Family-friendly, City Hotel, Beach, Cultural Immersion

Aria

Location: The American Southwest | USA

A sparkling addition to the towering cityscape, Aria has everything that comes to mind when Vegas is mentioned– excellent dining, a happening pool scene, buzzing bars and of course, a casino. For a true Sin City experience, Aria offers a plush, comfortable seat on the Vegas rollercoaster.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Miliken Creek Inn and Spa

Location: California | USA

A quiet hotel with only twelve rooms, Milliken Creek is a luxury resort with an abundance of world famous wineries and restaurants beyond its gates. Lush hills roll across the valley, which provides the setting for one of the most romantic holidays in California, and with the little personal touches around Milliken Creek, this is one of the most intimate hotels in which to enjoy your stay in Napa.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet

Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)

Location: California | USA

Step inside the elegant Beverly Wilshire and revel in immaculate rooms, a world-class spa and impeccable service. This landmark hotel first opened its doors in 1928 and has since been a favourite with the stars, including Elvis Presley, Barbara Hutton and Warren Beatty – you might recognise it from the ‘80s classic, ‘Pretty Woman’.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Inn of the Five Graces

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Regularly counted among the USA’s best hotels, Santa Fe’s  Inn of the Five Graces is bold, vibrant, and overflowing with character, with atmospheric décor evoking the Middle East and Latin America. You’ll never want to leave this charming, luxurious boutique hotel.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

Location: California | USA

Steeped in history, the Majestic Yosemite Hotel was built in 1927 on the site of a former native Miwoks village. It offers outstanding views of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Glacier Peak, and is a fantastic option for visiting Yosemite National Park.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, History & Heritage

The Marquesa

Location: Florida | USA

Embracing Key West’s trademark quaint Victorian architecture on the outside whilst creating a boutique, contemporary feel on the inside, The Marquesa has become one of the town’s most intimate and romantic spots. Perfectly placed downtown yet just under the radar, from here you can both get out and about and retire happily beside the pool when a wind-down is in order.

Best for: Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Beach

Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Location: Florida | USA

The recently refurbished Ritz Carlton, Sarasota is a sophisticated oasis of pure indulgence. Commanding views of the Gulf of Mexico, the exclusivity of the private beach club and award winning golf course bring the timeless elegance you would expect from the Ritz-Carlton name.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Beach

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Location: California | USA

Just outside the south gate of Yosemite, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a great base for exploring the incredible sights of California's most famous national park. Yosemite truly is a year-round destination; summer hiking around this area offers outstanding views, and the winter brings plenty of skiing and ice-skating opportunities, so it's hard to pick a bad time of year to travel. Tenaya's comfortable mountain-view rooms and inviting spa are brilliant retreats to escape to after a day in the stunning wilderness. 

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Setting & Views

Amara Cay Resort

Location: Florida | USA

Easy, breezy and totally carefree, the Amara Cay Resort is the sort of boutique beach hotel you daydream about. Dotted with palm trees and overlooking the ocean, but with plenty of activities up its sleeve, it is sure to cast you under its spell in no time.

Best for: Beach, Setting & Views, Snorkelling & Diving, Hideaway

Carmel Valley Ranch

Location: California | USA

This fun, playful resort off California’s Highway One is perfect for a stop-over whilst road-tripping down the stunning Pacific Coast Highway. Just inland from the coast and surrounded by picturesque scenery and the vineyards of Carmel Valley, this is the type of hotel in which you can either completely chill out with your book by the pool, or take advantage of the wide range of activities on offer – something which should also keep the kids occupied!

Best for: Setting & Views, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Lodge

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

Location: California | USA

A Highway One institution, The Lodge at Pebble Beach has been a luxury staple along the Pacific Coast Highway since 1919 and today it is still a classic hotel along California’s Central Coastline. Golf is one of the major reasons people travel to The Lodge at Pebble Beach, but regardless of whether you play or not, the hotel is renowned for its long-standing good service and excellent views across the coast.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach, Seriously special

Post Ranch Inn

Location: California | USA

Spectacular views are the order of the day at the Post Ranch Inn on California’s Big Sur coastline. With rugged mountains on one side and the endless Pacific Ocean on the other, the clifftop vantage point of Post Ranch gives it a privileged position in this beautiful region. This is an adults-only bolthole and is a wonderful stop-off point for travellers exploring Highway One.

Best for: Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Romantic, Seriously special

Treebones Resort

Location: California | USA

Along the Big Sur, Treebones is a retreat unlike any other. In one of California’s most scenic areas, Treebones is a collection of yurts designed to give travellers a close-to-nature experience atop the cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. With stunning panoramic views, this ‘glamping’ site offers a truly exceptional stay along California’s beautiful Highway One.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Unusual, Eco-tourism

Anderson Inn Morro Bay

Location: California | USA

Anderson Inn is a quaint little family-run-and-owned hotel on the Californian coast in the seaside town of Morro Bay. Right by the beach and overlooking the harbour where seals and otters play, this friendly inn is a real hidden gem on the west coast and the perfect spot to restore weary travellers after a long drive up or down the Pacific Coast Highway.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Service & Hospitality, Seriously special

Belmond El Encanto

Location: California | USA

Luxuriating on the hillside above Santa Barbara, surrounded by verdant greenery and with the glistening Pacific Ocean forming the horizon, the Belmond El Encanto is one of the most private retreats in the area and ideal for a bit of time out on the Californian coast. With outstanding views, this is a wonderful, stylish and intimate hotel for those who prefer not to stay by the bustle of the beachfront.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Romantic

The Canary

Location: California | USA

The Canary is a boutique Spanish-influenced hotel in downtown Santa Barbara and is a great base from which to explore the lovely city and beach. As a stopover for those driving up or down California’s strikingly beautiful Highway One, The Canary, with its excellent rooftop pool and city and ocean vistas, is perfect for adults and kids alike, and its proximity to the city hub of State Street is ideal for travellers looking to make the most of Santa Barbara.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Romantic, History & Heritage

Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Location: California | USA

On almost 80 acres of seafront on the Pacific coastline, the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is made up of luxurious villas leading onto two miles of pristine beach. Blessed with a Mediterranean climate and the scenic nearby wine country, the best of Southern California is easily explored from here – if you can tear yourself away from the beach.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Luxury Hotel, Water activities

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Location: California | USA

A sprawling resort of white-washed Spanish-style buildings with terracotta-tiled roofs sat under the mountainside in a quiet secluded area of southern California, Ojai Valley Inn is a luxury resort for the discerning traveller. Although the resort is tucked away in the Californian countryside, Ojai Valley Inn has much to offer its guests with multiple activities on offer, but with plenty of options to relax and rejuvenate too.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Hotel Bel-Air

Location: California | USA

Hotel Bel-Air is one of the most famous hotels in Los Angeles, oozing refined elegance and Old Hollywood luxury. The 12-acre grounds are a retreat from the bustle of LA and Beverly Hills, a discreet hideaway for the rich and famous, and a fabulous, tranquil bolthole for everyone else.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Romantic, Seriously special

Chateau Marmont

Location: California | USA

An L.A. cornerstone and go-to choice for celebrities in town, the Chateau Marmont is legendary, having played host to every film star imaginable since its opening in the golden era of the late twenties. Modelled on a chateau in the Loire Valley, this exclusive hotel is a plush hideaway for an unforgettable stay in the heart of Hollywood.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Honeymoon, Family-friendly, City Hotel

The Standard West Hollywood

Location: California | USA

On Sunset Boulevard, The Standard in West Hollywood is slick, cool and right in the heart of the Los Angeles VIP party, where hip scene-sters gather around the pool to top up their tans. Crisp white modern styling features throughout the hotel, which embodies 1950s American kitsch with an unapologetic party spirit.

Best for: Chic Design, City Hotel

The London West Hollywood

Location: California | USA

Part LA glamour, part British class, The London West Hollywood ticks all the boxes, with its central location (just a few blocks from prestigious Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills), gourmet dining and luxury suites - plus a rooftop pool with quintessential LA views.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel

Hotel Casa del Mar

Location: California | USA

Think glamorous Mediterranean beachfront villa but in sunny Santa Monica overlooking the Pacific surf - Hotel Casa del Mar was an exclusive beach club in the Twenties and is now a luxurious hotel ideal for an escape to the seaside, which draws even the locals to its restaurant or for an evening drink on the terrace.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Romantic, Beach, Honeymoon

Hotel Oceana

Location: California | USA

The Oceana Beach Club Hotel is a quintessential Californian – carefree, friendly, stylish, and in the constantly sunny mood that goes hand-in-hand with Santa Monica’s endless summers. The Oceana brings together the luxuries of a boutique hotel and the comforts of a beach home in a great location for stretching out by the sea or dipping into the L.A. city scene.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

Four Seasons Denver is a luxury hotel located in downtown’s 14th Street, surrounded by Denver’s thriving art neighbourhoods and with fantastic access to cultural attractions, nightlife and dining options. The hotel features extensive gym and wellness facilities, and a top-class grill restaurant and bar.

Best for: Family-friendly, Couples, Road Trip, City Hotel

Shutters on the Beach

Location: California | USA

Oceanfront luxe at its very best, Shutters on the Beach on Santa Monica’s promenade blends understated Californian class with a relaxed informal vibe, in the perfect location for unwinding on the beach or heading for the bright lights of Los Angeles and Hollywood.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Setting & Views

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Location: California | USA

Casually elegant and luxuriously comfortable, the Fairmont Miramar is the perfect base for exploring the famous pier and golden beaches of Santa Monica, as well as the countless attractions that the rest of California has to offer.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Viceroy Santa Monica

Location: California | USA

Viceroy Santa Monica has all the grandeur of a boutique city hotel whilst being just a stone’s throw from the beach, making it a perfect location for anyone looking for a little seaside sophistication. With a trendy poolside lounge and an acclaimed restaurant, the Viceroy is a teaser of the Southern Cali life of luxury, right beside the ocean.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Location: California | USA

A luxurious resort on the coast of California’s Orange County, Pelican Hill is a fabulous getaway for families or couples. The award-winning spa and gorgeous bungalows and villas make this a great five-star hotel in the upmarket location between surf havens Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, which reside in the ever-sunny south of California.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Water activities

Surf and Sand Resort

Location: California | USA

Sat right on the beach, The Surf and Sand Resort is a rare commodity in high-end Laguna Beach. With a fabulous restaurant, excellent views, great surf and a beautiful beach – as the name suggests – right on the doorstep of the resort, this is an ideal hotel for families or couples who want to make the most of the famous Orange County beaches of southern California.

Best for: Honeymoon, Water activities, Chic Design, Setting & Views

Montage Laguna Beach

Location: California | USA

Laguna Beach sits on the southern coast of California, in Orange County. Offering beautiful beaches and excellent surf, Laguna Beach is the perfect spot for a luxury US beach break and the Montage Laguna Beach is the ideal base. With comfortable, plush accommodation and stunning views, the Montage also delivers excellent service.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Water activities

La Valencia La Jolla

Location: California | USA

Since 1926, the Mediterranean-influenced La Valencia La Jolla has been a San Diego institution, known for its murals, Spanish mosaics and pale pink exterior – and so-named ‘The Pink Lady’. Located in the chic La Jolla district, La Valencia is perfectly positioned to enable guests to enjoy this Mexican-inspired, pretty and upmarket area of San Diego. With the beach right at the doorstep of La Valencia, the hotel is perfect for a stylish, ocean-side getaway.

Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Romantic, Service & Hospitality

Tower 23

Location: California | USA

The on-trend, hipster-magnet Tower23 resides on San Diego’s fashionable Pacific Beach. A modern hotel with a super-sleek, stylish vibe, Tower23 is a perfect base for relaxing in San Diego, with the rest of the city at the hotel’s fingertips. Gorgeous, high-end La Jolla is located a five-minute drive to the north of Tower23 and to the south is the downtown area of museums, restaurants and bars.

Best for: Honeymoon, City Hotel, Beach, Food & Wine

Hotel del Coronado

Location: California | USA

The Hotel del Coronado (or The Del, as it is known) is one of the most historic hotels in southern California, at over 120 years old, and is famous for – amongst other things – providing the setting of Some Like it Hot in 1958 and hosting Marilyn Monroe (and allegedly JFK). The red-tiled turrets and rooftops and white-washed walls of The Del sit right on the beach in the upmarket Coronado Island, in the eternally-sunny San Diego.

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

The Parker

Location: California | USA

Nestled in 13 acres of landscaped gardens, framed by palm trees and mountains in the distance, The Parker has everything you need for a desert escape – including designer accommodation and several pools, bars and restaurants, as well as sports lawns and courts - all presided over by the cool, retro air that’s a mainstay in Palm Springs. It’s stylish without sacrificing comfort and luxury, and the gardens alone are worth the visit.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Romantic, Spa & Wellness

Viceroy Palm Springs

Location: California | USA

Elegant and modern in the midst of lovably kitsch Palm Springs, The Viceroy stands out for its well-groomed yet laidback attitude. Its poolside cabanas and plush spa are a very good excuse for long lazy days in the California sunshine and evenings watching the sun go down over the desert mountains, perhaps with a cocktail conveniently named Viceroy Sunset – just an idea.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Autocamp Santa Barbara

Location: California | USA

Autocamp Santa Barbara is a luxury campsite made up of classic aluminium Airstream trailers, renovated to modern standards of luxury. In a serene campsite perfectly situated for exploring the surrounding coastline but with downtown Santa Barbara right on your doorstep, this place promises the best of both worlds.

Best for: Family-friendly, Chic Design, Owner-run, Cultural Immersion

The Inn at Death Valley

Location: California | USA

Built where three natural rivers converge at the foot of the Funeral Mountains, which nourish the 1,500 date trees that are peppered around the hotel, the Inn at Death Valley is an elegant hideaway with palm-fringed gardens, spring-fed pools and Spanish Mission-inspired architecture.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Walking & Trekking, Riding

The Ranch at Death Valley

Location: California | USA

A watery bliss in the heart of the desert, The Ranch at Death Valley has welcomed guests into its western-styled embrace since 1933, and offers an ideal family setting within Death Valley National Park, with its spring-fed swimming pool, outdoor tennis court and dramatic views over the desert, mountains and gardens.

Best for: Setting & Views, Family-friendly, Walking & Trekking, Riding

Buckskin Gulch Wilderness Camping

Location: The American Southwest | USA

This five day, four night hike is a trekking and camping adventure that encompasses Paria Canyon, Buckskin Gulch – the longest slot canyon in the world – and the Boulder Jam. Covering 30 miles in total, you’ll be totally immersed in the red rock landscape which beguiles with its arches, amphitheatres, sandstone canyons and meandering rivers.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Walking & Trekking, Seriously special

Scarp Ridge Lodge

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

Scarp Ridge Lodge is part of the Eleven group, whose hotels offer unique experiences in some of the world’s most beautiful and far-flung destinations. Enjoy exclusive accommodation and exhilarating, personalised adventures with expert guides, from skiing to whitewater rafting, with a private concierge also on hand to take care of your every need. After a day in the Colorado wilderness, relax in the rooftop hot tub, beneath the stars.

Best for: Adventure, Seriously special, Landscapes & Scenery, Family-friendly

Sopris House

Location: Rocky Mountains | USA

The exclusive Sopris House is the brainchild of the Eleven group, which offers beautiful places to stay and personalised experiences in some of the world’s most incredible destinations. Discover Colorado’s Rocky Mountains with expert guides and curated activities from skiing pristine peaks in winter to hiking amongst wildflowers in summer. Your private concierge will ensure you have a memorable holiday that’s tailored to your interests and preferences, from your daily activities to your evening dinner menu.

Best for: Adventure, Seriously special, Landscapes & Scenery, Boutique Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Location: California | USA

Among the most iconic hotels in the world, the Beverly Hills Hotel, part of the Dorchester Collection, has been attracting the great and the good of Hollywood for over a century. With a history dating back to 1912 – longer than that of Beverly Hills itself – the hotel has stood through it all, welcoming the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart (among countless others) to its famous suites and bungalows.

Best for: Seriously special, Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Chic Design

The Pierre

Location: New York | USA

Oozing Gatsby-era glamour, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, is a landmark luxury hotel overlooking Central Park in Manhattan. Its rooms exude an air of traditional elegance, there's superb French and American cuisine across several restaurants, and you couldn't imagine a much better location for exploring the sights of one of the world's most iconic cities.

Best for: City Hotel, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Romantic

L'Auberge Carmel

Location: California | USA

L’Auberge Carmel is a historic luxury hotel in California’s Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a heritage dating back to 1929. Built by a former mayor of the town, the hotel has a traditional European feel which fits in with its surroundings in picturesque Carmel.

Best for: History & Heritage, Peace & Quiet, Food & Wine, Village Life

Colony Palms Hotel

Location: California | USA

Colony Palms Hotel is a luxury hotel in the desert city of Palm Springs, in California’s Coachella Valley. The hotel exudes all the old-school glamour for which the city is famous, with luxurious mid-century modern rooms and suites, and a fantastic restaurant serving classic California cuisine with a modern twist.

Best for: History & Heritage, Spa & Wellness, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

La Quinta Palm Springs

Location: California | USA

La Quinta Palm Springs is a luxurious hotel, golf and spa resort in southern California, near the classic resort city of Palm Springs. The city rose to prominence in the mid-20th century as a playground for the Rat Pack and the great and the good of Hollywood, and it still radiates a glamorous, fun-loving air.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Multi-activity, History & Heritage

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