From coast to coast we explore the best ten hotels in the USA, with Hawaii and Alaska completing the picture.
The USA has more than ten amazing accommodation options and we’ll give you personal recommendations for your holiday. This is why we recommend these ten hotels in the USA the most.
Amid a treasured landscape of shimmering sandstone, Amangiri is an unparalleled retreat. Go for one of the ten tented pavilions in Camp Sarika, with a private plunge pool.
Amangiri is a real bucket list hotel, deep in the desert, with striking design and one of the most luxurious offerings in North America. Get there in style by flying by private jet from Vegas, just like this holiday.
Four Seasons Lanai
Lanai is the smallest of the six main islands in Hawaii, some 350 square kilometres with only one small town and two places to stay, both operated by Four Seasons. It feels like a massive private Hawaiian island.
Four Seasons Lanai is the beach resort, set on a tree-fringed golden beach and great for families. Four Seasons Sensei Lanai is an adult-only wellness property, hidden in pine-covered mountains populated by wild deer.
The Ranch at Rock Creek
An authentic experience in the wild west of America, on a remote ranch beneath big open skies. The Ranch is where you put on a cowboy hat and herd cattle on horseback.
A stay at the ranch is all about living Montana’s unique and traditional way of life. The actual accommodation doesn’t have the luxury of Amangiri or Four Seasons Lanai, but the experiences are unforgettable. They offer activities for all ages, too.
We consider Sheldon Chalet the world’s most remote luxury hotel. It’s located on a massive glacier, 600 kilometres from the nearest main road, and you must arrive by helicopter. Then they serve you fresh Alaskan oysters and Champagne on arrival.
It’s around EUR 30,000 for an all-inclusive three-night stay for two people and the price is justified for the sheer exclusivity of what you can experience.
The Peninsula New York
A landmark property in Midtown New York, offering classical old-world luxury in a location that’s difficult to beat for first-time visitors.
The Peninsula New York has long been a trusted choice for both couples and families. We can’t say it’s the most inspiring option for 2023, but it’s a hotel that has long influenced the luxury hotel scene in the USA. So it has to go in our top ten.
In contrast to New York’s legendary grand hotels like The Peninsula, The Carlyle and The Plaza, Equinox is a very contemporary new addition to the city’s hotel scene.
We love the fresh and bold design, the location in hip Hudson Yards, and the seemingly endless gym and wellness facilities. If you’ve done New York a few times before, try Equinox.
Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, California
Along with Amangiri, the best hotel in the USA for a romantic getaway. This ecoresort stands on a coastal ridge, 400 metres above the Pacific, near the legendary Big Sur. It consists of several standalone accommodations, including one of the best treehouses in the world.
39 striking stays really capture the imagination and the hotel spa is also one of the country’s best. Post Ranch Inn seems to define California right now: dazzling architecture and contemporary luxury meeting sacred fire ceremonies and a shaman in the spa.
Rosewood Miramar Beach
Santa Barbara, California
Rosewood have several top North American properties and we specifically highlight Miramar Beach as it’s such a beautiful new property, pure Californian beach chic.
This is also a great all-rounder, for families, couples, beach lovers, spa stays and exploring the wider Los Angeles area. For oceanfront luxury it doesn’t get much better than this in the USA.
Beverly Hills Hotel
Rosewood Miramar Beach opened in 2019. The Beverly Hills Hotel feels almost a century older. This Pink Palace is an absolute classic, famous for playing host to Hollywood A-listers since Beverly Hills itself was born.
While the levels of luxury no longer match those of newer USA hotels, this vintage hideaway is well worth a couple of nights, just to experience an icon from decades past.
Supplanting the Beverly Hills Hotel as a go-to getaway for celebrities is a newer Dorchester Collection property. Hotel Bel-Air is a very elite stay in a very exclusive neighbourhood. So many famous names have already stayed in the lavish presidential suite.
The design is fabulous too, a mix of Art Deco, bougainvillaea, 1920’s leather, marble tubs, and Italian fountains. For a hushed Los Angeles stay this is your place.
Your Favourite Hotel in the USA?
What’s your favourite hotel in the United States? These ten can get you started.
We’ll personally advise you on the best hotels for your holiday. Not only that, we’ll give you insight into the different room categories and what they offer.
The USA is a world of possibility and there are many more than ten amazing hotels. So ask us what we would recommend for you.