One of the most fun aspects of any vacation is choosing where to stay. There are some real gems out there along with some real duds.
As fun as a hotel stay can be, it can also be a nightmare! Travelers tend to put the most effort into picking the perfect place to stay when booking a vacation.
The U.S. is home to some of the top vacation spots in the world. Naturally, there are going to be some amazing hotels to choose from.
These 10 hotels have been awarded as the best in the U.S. for Travel Off Path’s Best In Travel 2024 Awards:
10) Hotel del Coronado
San Diego’s most iconic hotel draws in a crowd no matter the season.
Famous for being featured in a Marilyn Monroe film, this timeless luxury hotel has stood the test of time.
Set on beautiful beaches with views of San Diego to your right and Baja to your left, you are in an American paradise.
‘The del’ as locals call it, features a world-class spa, ocean-view restaurants and a tunnel of eclectic shops. Make sure to take the elevator in the lobby; it’s about as close to a time machine as you’ll ever see.
9) The Kimberly Hotel
New York City is an easy choice for a vacation, but picking the right hotel can be daunting! The Kimberly is your answer.
Size does indeed matter in the Big Apple. Some hotels give a new definition to the word “cozy”. The Kimberly is not one of them as they have the largest suites in the city for the best price – hands down!
Guests love the top-notch service from the front desk to the trendy bars and restaurants, including one of the top-rated rooftops in the world.
Or if you’d like to stay in, take advantage of the bar and kitchenette in your room. This Midtown gem is a rarity with its plush amenities.
8) The St. Regis Aspen Resort
Aspen is synonymous with both a luxe getaway and the temptation to quote Dumb and Dumber. Travelers can pack up their Samsonites and head to the St. Regis for a trip of a lifetime.
This 5-star resort backs up Aspen’s upscale reputation with the gorgeous backdrop of snowy mountains and easy access to the town’s charming streets.
Beyond hitting the slopes, guests love staying in as well. One recent guest loved the on-site bakery so much that she felt she ‘was in a French bakery in Paris’.
From the friendly staff and heavenly beds to the heated pool and hot tub overlooking the mountains, this place is clearly a winner.
7) Kehoe House, Historic Inns of Savannah
Compared to all our other winners, the Kehoe House is the most unassuming. It’s no fabulous resort or sleek new hotel; it’s a historic B&B that oozes charm in the heart of Savannah.
Award-winning 2 years in a row by TripAdvisor, we are proud to award them as well. This small property is a hot commodity, so it’s best to book in advance.
Built in 1892, this treasured house only holds 13 rooms but has continued to make lasting memories for guests.
It’s the perfect place for weddings, celebrations, or “just because” couples’ trips. No matter your reason, arrive on an empty stomach as the cooked-to-order breakfasts and homemade cookies have rave reviews.
6) The Adolphus
Deep in the heart of Texas lies The Adolphus – an iconic landmark in the center of downtown Dallas. The hotel has undergone a full restoration so guests can experience a mix of old and new.
This isn’t just any ordinary hotel. While this property celebrates its history dating back to 1912, it’s updated to meet the needs of modern-day guests with unique amenities like a barber shop in the lobby.
Guests looking for a good time can check out live music every night Wednesday through Friday and a social hour every Monday through Thursday.
Each room is spacious and equipped with cushy King-size beds, with many offering stunning city views to scope out restaurants, bars, and shops downtown or neighboring Deep Ellum.
5) Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Is Vegas ever a bad idea? Negative. Neither is choosing the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas as your stay. There may be no wider mix of hotel options than Las Vegas, but ultra luxury always tops them all.
Set in the heart of the famous Strip, guests will have all Vegas has to offer at their fingertips if they choose to leave the hotel grounds.
With an award-winning spa and 8th-floor pool, this is the ultimate place to relax away from the action. In fact, why not check out the action below from the 23rd-floor Tea Lounge?
The rooms are phenomenal no matter your budget, ranging from standard City View rooms to more plush, spacious suites overlooking one of the world’s most premiere destinations.
4) Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel has been a staple of Los Angeles for decades and that remains true today. This historical ritzy hotel is one of your best bets for a celebrity sighting.
You can hobnob with the elites of Hollywood in the mecca of southern California. The Beverly Hills Hotel exudes nostalgia with its vintage exterior and various tributes to its place in history.
Spending time at the pool further cements this hotel’s time capsule vibes yet still provides modern-day luxury.
Guests love ordering fancy-schmancy cocktails at the famous Polo Lounge, and if it fits the budget, booking one of the 23 bungalows is a must.
3) Waldorf Astoria Washington D.C.
Waldorf is so nice we awarded them twice! Post Offices are boring, so Waldorf decided to transform one into an immaculate 5-star hotel.
Needless to say, they succeeded, and guests who stay here have been thrilled. There couldn’t be a better location to stay in DC than this spot on famous Pennsylvania Avenue between some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks.
The hotel encapsulates the city culture as it makes you feel, well, presidential. The Grand King room, for example, is stunning and makes you feel like you underpaid for your stay.
The work desk alone will have you questioning if you were sworn into office in your dreams. If you’re looking for an upgrade, the elegant Bi-Level Loft comes with a library, plush King bed, and tranquil bathroom.
2) The Peninsula Beverly Hills
If the vintage Beverly Hills Hotel isn’t your jam, perhaps a more modern luxe hotel such as the Peninsula will tickle your fancy.
Another marvelous place to mingle with celebs is the Peninsula’s rooftop restaurant. This 5-star hotel is an urban oasis in LA’s most exclusive neighborhood.
Guests can expect all the glitz and glamour 5-star hotels have to offer, but where else can you bring back a pillowcase embroidered with your name as a keepsake?
Should you choose a suite, this room option comes with a free BMW for the duration of your stay. But, should you choose to stay in, you can cozy up at the piano bar, indulging in delicious dim sum.
1) The Windsor Court
New Orleans is always a fun getaway. Staying at the Windsor Court makes your trip even more special.
They claim they are ‘a haven for those who seek the luxuries of revelry, comfort, and beauty through unique experiences in the magical city of New Orleans’.
Rarely does a hotel back up their motto, but it’s clear from the outpouring of glowing reviews that they do indeed follow through with mentions of ‘southern hospitality’ and delightful ‘afternoon tea’.
They even offer a Pampered Pets package, so your furry friends can be treated like royalty too. This elegant hotel is on another level from the moment you walk into the vast array of roses in the lobby.
No detail goes unnoticed at The Windsor Court, whether it be paper lining trash bins with logo-pressed tissue or delivering freshly baked pralines to your room on a silver platter each night.
What may be most shocking is how affordable it is for such a luxurious hotel. Staying here is the best bang for your buck for all the high-end amenities you get in return, even offering your 4th night free.
The Premium Suites are to die for and easily solidify why The Windsor Court is the top hotel in the U.S.
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