19 Of The Best Hotels In The World Are Right Here In The U.S.

By: Kat Bein miami beachMiami Beach

There’s nothing like a world-class vacation to take your mind off the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and remind you how precious and joyous each morning to night really can be.

Thankfully, you don’t have to have a passport to enjoy a world-class vacation. Heck, you might not even have to leave your home city!

Travel and Leisure just released an extensive list grading the best hotels around the world for 2022, and it turns out 19 of those top 100 luxury getaways are right here in the United States. From coast to coast, our amenities really shine, from the tropical wonderland of Florida to the vast natural beauty of California.

Whether you’re already planning your next adventure or just want to browse and get ideas, this list is sure to inspire real wanderlust. Maybe you’ve stayed in one or two already?

99. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina

Tucked among charming southern trees and friendly streets, this 21-room hideaway lives and breathes gilded-age glamor. The historic mansion boasts Italian crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, Tiffany stained glass and amenities including an on-site spa, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, access to a nearby athletic club and more.

94. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida

Thatched roof bungalows await at this adults-only getaway in the Florida keys. Inspired by Bahamian beauty and Balinese luxury, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa invites you to enjoy the on-site spa and dining services, while snapping pictures of the exotic wildlife that lives on the private island that can only be reached by boat.

93. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, Park City, Utah

If you’ve never been to Utah, trust us when we say it’s one of the most bountifully beautiful states in this great nation. The Lodge at Blue Sky sits on 3,500 acres of private land, a quick 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City Airport. Within minutes, you’ll be transported to an agrarian paradise, enjoying yoga and horseback riding in the arms of mother nature, hiking the Wasatch Mountain Range or getting adventurous with a little heli-fly fishing in Alpine lakes.

86. Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito, California

If coastal relaxation is more your thing, the Rosewood Miramar Beach in southern California offers some of the best beach vibes in the whole country. From oceanfront guestrooms to Madhappy retail therapy, you can eat, sleep, sip and shop your way to modern day nirvana. Plus, you’ve never seen a sunset like this.

81. Nobu Hotel Miami Beach

If an urban beach is your vibe, there’s nowhere in the world like Miami Beach, and the Nobu Hotel puts you right in the middle of the action without sacrificing an ounce of comfortability. It goes without saying that the food is world-class. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, for whom the hotel is named, offers a unique menu of Japanese and Peruvian-inspired dishes. Tuck yourself into a private villa with waterfront views and take enough pictures that your whole Insta feed becomes incredibly jealous.

78. L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, California

Since 1975, this five-star retreat in the Beverly Hills has offered discreet and sumptuous vacationing to a-list clientele. Boasting 116 suites with private French balconies and oversized bathrooms, you’ll forget there’s so much to see in the streets of Los Angeles below. The pool is iconically Hollywood, and L’Ermitage is the perfect spot to book a wedding or celebratory event.

74. Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, Illinois

Old school elegance is in vast supply at this rustic-chic inn. Modeled after a 15th century Tudor manor, you’ll fall in love with this classic getaway on Chicago’s North Shore. Take tea in the afternoon before enjoying a stroll through the English garden, then feast at one of Deer Path’s four stately restaurants.

73. Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

The sky is the limit, and it’s bigger than you’ve ever seen on this 300-acre gem. Twin Farms offers guests 20 unique cottages and suites to choose from, and when you’re not getting cozy indoors, you can take part in on-site skiing or bike riding on the private mountain nearby. Do some sun salutations in the morning with a group yoga class, paddle across the sweeping lake in the afternoon, and dine on real farm-to-table for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

71. (tie) The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection, Cincinnati

History chasers rejoice. This building first opened in 1909, and more than 100 years later, it still welcomes some of the finest travelers from around the world. Marble bathrooms equipped with rain showers are sure to wash your cares away, while in-suite Nespresso makers get you ready for the day ahead. Enjoy some time at the spa or take advantage of incredible on-site dining, and do it all from the heart of the Queen City.

71. (tie) Morrison House Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection, Alexandria, Virginia

Old Town comes to life with modern amenities and classic charm at this Virginia favorite. Situated on the cobblestones of King Street, the Morrison House offers comfortable accomodations near to must-see attractions including Waterfront Park, the National Science Foundation and George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

63. (tie) San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California

Groucho Marx, Winston Churchill and Laurence Olivier stayed at this historical estate, and the Kennedy cottage is so named for its use as John and Jackie Kennedy’s honeymoon suite. It’s hard not to feel romantic among the lush and tropical foliage that creates a private and fantastical atmosphere at every turn. Enjoy sunken spas, outdoor rainfall showers, Persian rugs and stone fireplaces in each cottage, and an on-site dining experience that will wow any date.

55. Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

One of the most adventurous spots on the list, this wild getaway off the coast of Georgia is steeped in nature, sitting on 11,000 acres of basically untouched wilderness. Lodgings are capped at just 32 guests, so you know the experience is ultra-exclusive, and the conservation center offers up-close-and-personal experiences with the locals. It’s also a great spot for stargazing.

31. (tie) Riggs Washington D.C.

What used to be a regal bank is now your personal oasis among the political headquarters of our country. Each of the 181 rooms keeps a bit of that historical charm, with security deposit boxes and gilded-age details throughout. The cafe is a must, serving an all-day menu among quaint, classic aesthetics; and the Silver Lyan in the former vault is a bar experience to write home about.

30. Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, Keystone, South Dakota

Where else can you lounge just below the wonder that is Mount Rushmore? Nestled among the pines and junipers of the Black Hills, this nature-lover’s escape will invigorate and inspire with its sweeping views and incredible outdoor opportunities. Enjoy s’mores at the fire pit, morning yoga and live music, on-site nature hikes and so much more.

25. (tie) Pendry Chicago

Truly one of the best cities in the world, Chicago looks best when it shows off its historic side, and this 1929 Art Deco building is your chance to take part in that story. The inside is completely remodeled, though, so you can enjoy skyhigh views in ultimate luxury. Enjoy drinks on the rooftop bar, work up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center, then hit the town from your centrally located wonderland.

20. The Loutrel, Charleston, South Carolina

Blending southern charm and upscale living, the historic Loutrel is a jewel of Charleston that makes the most of its Colonial surroundings. The rooftop terrace is home to one of the most breathtaking restaurant views in the city, and each of its 50 rooms and suites boasts an array of creature comforts, including a lineup of local snacks to really make you feel at home.

19. White Elephant Palm Beach, Florida

You might think you’ve walked into a Mediterranean oasis, but you’re still snug and warm in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. Built in 1924, this classy hot spot boasts 13 deluxe rooms and 19 suites where you can live out your most glamorous fantasies pool-side, or grab a towel and some games before heading down to the nearby beach.

8. The Lowell, New York City

Central Park is the place to be in New York City, and The Lowell is the place to be in the place to be. Since 1927, it’s been a staple of luxury in the Big Apple, offering landscaped terraces and seasonal bites at on-site restaurants run by Charles Masson.

4. Pickering House Inn, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Topping the list for all of the country and sitting snugly among the top 5 of the fan-voted best hotels in the world, this New England delight hits all the right notes: it’s historic and charming, yet filled to the brim with modern amenities. It’s small and intimate, but full of space for guests and plenty of sunshine. Built in 1813, the affectionately nicknamed “Yellow House” boasts world-class dining, soundproof rooms and luxurious spa services. Come see what the hype is all about.

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