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15 Best Beachfront Hotels in the U.S.

If you’re in the mood for an escape to the beach, make the most of it with a stay at a beachfront hotel. From the golden sands along the California coast to the pristine sandy beaches in the South, you’ve got lots of options. This curated list features some of the top picks, complete with breathtaking ocean views and often a wide variety of luxuries too.

Hotel del Coronado - San Diego, California Hotel del Coronado in San Diego
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Hotel del Coronado - San Diego, California

One of the top San Diego hotels on the beach, the iconic Hotel del Coronado sits across 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island, standing out with its brick-red turrets. It’s ideal for a family-friendly escape, a romantic couple’s getaway, and more, with a wide range of outdoor activities and opportunities for relaxation. Enjoy everything from paddle boarding and surfing to beach strolls and bonfires for roasting s’mores. There’s an award-winning spa that’s sure to melt every last inch of stress away, beachfront dining, and luxe rooms. Most rooms are housed in the historic Victorian building, but all come with modern amenities like 42″ cable TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachside bar, water sports, bonfires, bike rentals and cabana pool

  • Historic Victorian hotel, cabanas, cottages, villas and private residences

  • Award-winning spa treatments and childcare available at extra cost

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Brewster, Massachusetts Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
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Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Brewster, Massachusetts

Nestled along the coast of Cape Cod, the Ocean Edge Resort includes The Villages, a collection of villas offering one-, two-, and three-bedroom options, and The Mansion, an upscale Victorian-style building with one- to three-bedroom units. There are five pools, the only Nicklaus-designed golf course, nine tennis courts, and six pickleball courts. Guests can also take oyster bed tours that include the chance to learn more about how they’re farmed with the private beach hosting oyster beds.

Key Amenities:

  • Five pools, nine tennis courts and six pickleball courts

  • Cape Cod’s only Nicklaus Design golf course

  • Private beach with oyster tours

Southernmost Beach Resort - Key West, Florida Southernmost Beach Resort
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Southernmost Beach Resort - Key West, Florida

Located along the more tranquil southern limits of famous Duval Street, Southernmost Beach Resort is an upscale property with enchanting ocean views. One of the best beach hotels in Key West, it spans six acres in the historic Old Town, facing the Atlantic, complete with three palm-fringed pools with private cabins, a secluded sunbathing pier, and hammocks that are strung between the palm trees. Enjoy sunrise meditations and morning yoga sessions on the beach, spa services, and mouthwatering meals at the signature restaurant, an open-air beachfront cafe focused on Caribbean cuisine.

Key Amenities:

  • Convenient location to historic Old Town

  • Sunbathing pier, three pools and beach priority access

  • On-site oceanfront spa with outdoor yoga and meditation

Mission Pacific Hotel - Oceanside, California Mission Pacific Hotel, Oceanside, California
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Mission Pacific Hotel - Oceanside, California

Appealing to the sophisticated traveler who appreciates a 5-star experience while enjoying a more casual, unpretentious vibe, the Mission Pacific Hotel offers a memorable beachfront retreat in one of California’s last authentic surf towns. The highlights are direct beach access and the rooftop, which hosts a pool and a bar. There’s a restaurant and a 24-hour fitness center, too, while rooms include standard amenities like minifridges, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi. Upgraded options have balconies, some with ocean views.

Key Amenities:

  • Direct beach access to surfing and iconic Oceanside Pier

  • Rooftop pool with private cabanas, lounge and bar

  • Rooms, suites and studios with oceanfront views

Shutters on the Beach - Santa Monica, California Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica
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Shutters on the Beach - Santa Monica, California

A top beachfront hotel in California, Shutters on the Beach offers upscale amenities and a prime location along the sands of Santa Monica. The architecture is inspired by the country’s popular resorts and cottages along the coast back in the 1920s and 1930s, opening onto the beach promenade with its restaurants, bars, and shops. The Santa Monica Pier and amusement park are just a short walk away and guests can look forward to awe-inspiring ocean views, yoga on the beach, a spa with a steam room, a fitness center, and a pool with cabanas and loungers. Rooms include cocktail minibars, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, DVD players, free Wi-Fi, and even a flat-screen TV in the bathroom.

Key Amenities:

  • 1920s-30s cottage-style guest rooms and suites with balconies

  • Beach concierge, beachside spa with steam room and pool with cabanas

  • Convenient location to Santa Monica Pier and amusement park

Dream Inn - Santa Cruz, California Dream Inn Santa Cruz, California
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Dream Inn - Santa Cruz, California

The Dream Inn boasts the best location in Santa Cruz, at the tranquil end of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk just steps from the sand. You’ll be just a short walk from the pier with its many shops, ocean-view eateries, and countless sea lions that can be seen on the rafters below. All rooms have private balconies where you can sip your morning coffee while watching the waves and fall asleep to their peaceful sounds. They also include amenities like rain showers, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and retro-chic beach decor. There’s a beachfront swimming pool and opportunities for kayaking and paddleboarding in the ocean along with a popular restaurant.

Key Amenities

  • Retro-chic style rooms with Monterey Bay views and balconies or patios

  • Direct Cowell Beach access and close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and pier

  • Beachfront pool and hot tub, cabanas and fire pits

Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach - Maui, Hawaii Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach - Maui, Hawaii

Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach offers premium suites that are as large as 2,000 square feet, complete with fully equipped kitchens that include top-of-the-line appliances and private lanais. The beach stretches for hundreds of feet, framed by calm blue waters for swimming and this is also the spot where sailboats pick up guests for sunset sailing excursions making it easy to take advantage of the enchanting trip. Other highlights include a beachfront pool, a spa and salon, and four tennis courts.

Key Amenities

  • Condominium resort with fully equipped kitchens and private lanais

  • Beachfront pool, on-site salon and spa and four tennis courts

  • Lush tropical gardens, beach concierge and oceanfront fire pit

ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki - Oahu, Hawaii ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki
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ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki - Oahu, Hawaii

ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki, offers it all, overlooking one of the world’s most popular beaches, Waikiki. Ultra-exclusive, guests enjoy highly personalized service and privacy along with notable features like a sweeping Pacific Ocean view, a rooftop infinity pool, a full-service spa, and fine dining experiences at Mugen restaurant. All guests enjoy a free luxury sedan or SUV rental and round-trip luxury airport transportation too. An all-suite property, accommodations feature Italian marble details and Moroccan accents along with modern kitchens, multiple bathrooms, and private balconies with outdoor Jacuzzis for soaking with a sunset view.

Key Amenities:

  • Full-floor lavish suites with private balconies and outdoor Jacuzzis

  • Free luxury sedan or SUV rental and round-trip airport transportation

  • Rooftop infinity pool, whirlpool, sundeck and on-site spa

Hallmark Resort - Cannon Beach, Oregon Hallmark Resort & Spa, Cannon Beach, Oregon
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Hallmark Resort - Cannon Beach, Oregon

Overlooking iconic Haystack Rock, Hallmark Resort is a luxury property just steps from the sand where you can explore tide pools often filled with colorful creatures like starfish, sea anemones, and hermit crabs. Tufted puffins and other nesting seabirds can be spotted as well. Between late November and January, and again from late March through June, it’s possible to see migrating whales too. All rooms come with balconies along with romantic gas fireplaces and two-person spa tubs. On the grounds of this popular couples resort, there are heated saltwater pools and a full-service spa.

Key Amenities:

  • Walking distance to Haystack Rock

  • Two indoor saltwater pools, luxury spa, sauna and free bike rentals

  • Rooms and suites with balconies and gas fireplaces

Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel - Lincoln City, Oregon Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel
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Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel - Lincoln City, Oregon

Tucked into the ocean bluffs along Oregon’s central coast, The Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel offers spectacular views of the Pacific from floor-to-ceiling windows in every room and the seafood restaurant and bar. The only resort in Oregon built right on the beach, miles of beautiful sands can be accessed via an elevator, while the enclosed ocean view spa provides a menu of revitalizing treatments, including heated stone massage and a combination of acupuncture and aromatherapy. All are enjoyed with the sounds of the crashing waves. An outdoor heated pool, hot tub, saunas, and fitness room are all on the grounds. In addition to the floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outdoors in, room amenities include coffeemakers, microwaves, minifridges, and flat-screen TVs. Many include kitchenettes with cooktops or oceanfront balconies.

Key Amenities:

  • On-site oceanview spa, saunas and fitness room

  • Outdoor heated pool and hot tub

  • Rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchenettes and oceanfront balconies

West Beach Resort - Orcas Island, Washington West Beach Resort
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West Beach Resort - Orcas Island, Washington

West Beach Resort sits along a half-mile-long beach and offers cabins and cottages that sleep four to six guests, all of which include kitchens. Tent cabins, RV, and tent camping are all available too. There’s a kids’ activities program, hot tub, and bonfires on the beach along with opportunities to embark on a whale-watching excursion, fish, grab, and more. Canoe, kayak, and boat rentals are available at the marina and you’ll find a convenience store and espresso bar on-site with a good selection of groceries, beer, and wine. The Lopez Island Creamery can be found here too for delicious ice cream treats.

Key Amenities:

  • Cabins, cottages and camping on beach

  • Kids activity program and playground

  • Hot tub, boat launch, pier, canoe, kayak and boat rentals

North Beach Resort & Villas - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina North Beach Resort & Villas
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North Beach Resort & Villas - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

North Beach Resort & Villas is located on a 7.5-acre island that lies between White Point Swash and the Atlantic Ocean, tucked along an unspoiled stretch of beach. There is everything from oceanfront condos to five-bedroom cottages with spectacular views and a long list of high-end amenities. Guests enjoy a Caribbean-themed pool area with a swim-up bar, a steakhouse and sushi bar, and a lush spa offering decadent facial and body treatments.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront condos, private villas and bungalows with private pools

  • Pool with swim-up bar, lazy river, hot tubs and private cabanas

  • On-site spa, fitness center and restaurant

Blockade Runner Beach Resort - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Blockade Runner Beach Resort
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Blockade Runner Beach Resort - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

One of the best beach hotels in North Carolina, Blockade Runner Beach Resort offers family-friendly accommodations and lush landscaped gardens with the sound on one side and the Atlantic on the other. A host of activities can be enjoyed, including fishing, kayaking, sailing, and sunset cruises while kids can take part in the Sandcampers program that offers fun on the beach, games, crafts, and even island excursions. There’s an award-winning oceanfront eatery serving fresh seafood with a balcony for alfresco dining while most rooms face the ocean too.

Key Amenities:

  • Waterfront rooms, cottage, and garden apartments

  • Kids programs including summer day camps and beach activities

  • Oceanfront pool, lush gardens and watersports

Jekyll Island Ocean Club - Jekyll Island, Georgia Jekyll Island Ocean Club
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Jekyll Island Ocean Club - Jekyll Island, Georgia

In 2017, the Jekyll Island Ocean Club was added to the iconic Jekyll Island Club Resort, a historic resort built in 1886 known for its Gilded Age glamour and modern luxuries.  The newer property provides guests with an enticing beachfront option as an all-suite boutique hotel with magnificent views of the Atlantic. In addition to enjoying water sports or simply soaking up the sun and the sand, there are many desirable facilities, including a spacious outdoor pool deck with lounge chairs, a large hot tub, and a fire pit. The Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar is sure to impress when it’s time to dine.

Key Amenities:

  • Modern beachfront boutique hotel with magnificent views

  • Outdoor pool deck, riverfront pool, oversized hot tub and fire pit

  • Access to all resort amenities at Ocean Club, Jekyll Island Club and Island Cottages

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa - Montauk, New York Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
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Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa - Montauk, New York

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is a spectacular resort that sits right on the beach in Montauk at the east end of the Long Island peninsula. Enjoy a blissful escape with all of its rooms, suites, and cottages featuring ocean views. The cottages are especially impressive with private decks and fire pits for gathering around under the stars. The iconic Beach Blub is the perfect place to sip cocktails while Bungalows by the Sea offers memorable dining.

Key Amenities:

  • Luxury rooms, suites, cottages and residences with ocean views

  • On-site spa, private beach, fitness center, restaurant and bar

  • Complimentary bikes and shuttle to downtown Montauk

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