10 Most Luxurious Hotels in America: Stunning Surroundings & Breathtaking Interiors

Traveling in style can’t get any more luxurious than checking-in in any of these hotels. They made the cut by sitting guests on the lap of ultimate luxury that only a few get to experience.  For the rest of us, we can take a peek by reading on why these hotels are truly luxurious among luxury hotels.

1. Grand choice –  The Grand Del Mar


San Diego, CA

It’s the Golden State’s own Tuscany, complete with cypress trees lining along Roman baths. The hotel was voted by Trip Advisor readers as the most luxurious among the best twenty-five hotels in the U.S last year. It’s not hard to see why. The tranquil hotel compound is nestled in rolling hills, with a discreet but always attentive staff to serve your creature comfort whims like a true Roman Emperor you are.

2. Most amazing pool – Amangani

Jackson, WY

Jackson, WY

The hotel comes first in CNN Travel’s top hotels with amazing pools. Amangani sits on a lonely hill with a steep slope offering guests a vista of rolling hills and green plains while they bathe in the hotel’s 115-foot clear water pool.

3. Suite deal – Hotel Bel-Air

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

The hotel’s impressive 6,775-square foot presidential suite was cited in Wall Street Journal’s best hotel suites in the world. It’s one of a few U.S. hotels to have made the cut dominated by newer and bigger hotels in the Middle East and Europe. The suite features hand-tooled leather doors, a bathroom with Italian glass mosaic, and a private outdoor pool.

4. Largest luxury hotel chain – Intercontinental Hotels

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

The iconic luxury brand is the largest chain of luxury hotels in the world. It has more than 646,000 rooms in over 100 countries oozing in lavish interior. Aside from its flagship Intercontinental brand, the chain also owns Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, and Hotel Indigo. Not bad for something that started as a pit stop hotel in Brazil to accommodate Pan American World Airways crew and passengers.

5. Best beach hotel – Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Big Island, HI

Big Island, HI

The five-star hotel carried the U.S. banner in the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2014 among the world’s best hotel beaches. The list is dominated by Caribbean, Pacific, and European beach hotels, but Four Seasons showed that the U.S. indeed has some fine beaches to boot. Never mind that Hawaii is in the Pacific, too, and that you’ll love the hotel’s overall theme of bamboo, thatch, and slate while gazing out to the azure ocean with a piñacolada in one hand.

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6. Historic hotel – Wentworth Mansion Charleston

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

It’s reminiscent of colonial America’s affluence, but it’s built in 1886 as a private residence of a wealthy cotton trader.  Its nostalgic architecture and ornate interior are enough to give you a feel how the wealthy had lived in the past, and still live today. Wenworth Mansion is the top American hotel to have made the cut in Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2014 for the world’s best historic hotels.

7. Largest hotel – The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills, CA

It topped the World’s Best Awards 2013 for the top large U.S. city hotels care of the Travel + Leisure. Some may debate the award, but the hotel’s 6,000-square-foot rooftop garden is definitely a cut above the rest. Sip cocktail under the night sky or enjoy an al fresco breakfast in the midst of jasmine, palm trees, and wisteria under an early morning sun.

8. Baby-friendly hotel – St. Regis Monarch Beach

Dana Point, CA

Dana Point, CA

Traveling with the baby? No problem. Your own private butler can help you run errands including carrying baby gears, buying baby products, and providing baby necessities like high-chairs, cribs, and floaters when you need it. He’ll also make you coffee, what with those sleepless nights with the baby. The hotel’s tender loving care places it among the baby-friendliest hotels in the U.S. according the travel luxury blog, A Luxury Travel.

9. AAA coveted Diamond Hotel – Chateau du Sureau

Oakhurst, CA

Oakhurst, CA

The hotel won the top spot at AAA’s 78th annual Five Diamonds hotel list, beating 124 hotels for unparalleled guest environment and experience. The award is more significant when you consider how triple A, one of America’s enduring and influential travel advisors, conducted its reviews: by visiting unannounced and unpaid. That’s saying a lot in an industry swimming in press releases and publicity stunts.

10. Loveliest dining view – The Resort at Squaw Creek

Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe, CA

The resort/hotel was judged by USA Today to have one of the best hotel restaurants in the world with an impressive dining view. In fact, it’s the top American hotel in the list. The hotel offers a panorama of Lake Tahoe and its ski mountains while dining in its luxurious restaurant. The hotel offers lots of sunshine and year-round outdoor activities from skiing to fishing.

They say travel is in the going not the destination. But a little luxury while taking a rest from the going part won’t hurt.



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  • delbacho says:

    No. 6… is that what I think it is? I love historic hotels, but I prefer it ghost-less. btw Historic hotels add substance to your travel. They’re like museums that tell stories. But I’d categorize them outside of luxury, which only is superficial.

  • Ashlay says:

    Many thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  • Bertz2010 says:

    Grand del Mar looks fabulous, indeed. But it’s the service that tourists often remember. Just check tripadvisor. They have everything under wraps the moment you step into the area. It’s expensive, yes, but worth every penny.

  • ChristineTrell says:

    Not to bash luxury but I think it’s only Chateau du Sureau that has a soul in this list. The rest are boringly usual. Big pools, spacious rooms, luxurious interior. What else is new?

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