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The 15 Most Beautiful Hotels & Resorts in the U.S.

If you’re looking for a place to stay that can be described as truly stunning, we’ve chosen the most beautiful hotels and resorts in the U.S. Our picks were based on the hotel’s selection of magnificent views, impressive architecture, luxurious spas, top-notch dining, and of course, comfortable rooms. Ultra exclusive, these gorgeous properties deserve to be on every traveler’s bucket list. From the wilds of Alaska and the golden shores of the California coast to the Rockies, the Southwest, picturesque New England and beyond, it’s time to go beyond dreaming by booking a stay you’ll never forget.

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina Luxury Connecticut Oceanside Hotel - Old Saybrook, Connecticut Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
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Saybrook Point Resort & Marina Luxury Connecticut Oceanside Hotel - Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Nestled on the waterfront in Old Saybrook, Saybrook Point Resort & Marina was the first Green Lodging-certified hotel and it’s absolutely stunning. There are indoor and outdoor saltwater pools, a luxurious spa, and an outstanding restaurant for waterfront dining. Guests can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to Main Street or the Amtrak station nearby and there’s a health club with fitness equipment that offers exercise classes too. Accommodation is in everything from well-appointed rooms in the main hotel building, the Lighthouse Suite with magnificent sunrise views and vistas of Long Island Sound, and two guest houses, complete with full kitchens and game rooms.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor and outdoor saltwater pools

  • Complimentary shuttle to Main Street or the Amtrak Station

  • Spa, waterfront restaurant, and health club on-site

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay - Half Moon Bay, California The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay - Half Moon Bay, California

With one of the best hotel views in the U.S., Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay sits atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific, treating guests to incredible vistas of the ocean while being just a short drive from big-city attractions in San Francisco. Or spend your days at the beach before heading back for a swim in the indoor heated pool. There are championship golf courses, a golf pro shop, and a dedicated golf concierge, along with an expansive spa and fire pits to cozy up to while watching the waves roll in. On the picturesque patio, you can enjoy a live bagpiper with a backdrop of a sunset. The spacious rooms with ultra-comfy beds with goose-down comfortables, elegant marble bathrooms, and plush terry robes.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront and minutes from SF attractions

  • Indoor heated pool and expansive spa on-site

  • Access to championship golf course, pro shop, and golf concierge

Amangiri - Big Water, Utah Amangiri - Canyon Point, Utah
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Amangiri - Big Water, Utah

Surrounded by the picturesque views of Canyon Point, remote and secluded Amangiri will immerse you in all the colors of the rugged southwestern landscape. One of the best luxury desert resorts in the world, it blends perfectly into its magnificent setting, where days often start watching the sun come up over 400-year-old limestone formations. You might join your personal guide for a trek through the desert, followed by a ride on a horse to explore the red-rock canyons. Soothe sore muscles with a decadent spa treatment afterward, and then dig into an incredible organic meal. The beautifully designed modern suites come with private plunge pools and terraces that open to a brilliant night sky for some of the best stargazing you’ll find anywhere.

Key Amenities:

  • Access to experienced guides and custom itineraries

  • Modern suites with private plunge pools and terraces

  • Multiple dining experiences both on the resort and at scenic desert sites

The Greenbrier - White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia The Greenbrier
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The Greenbrier - White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

The Greenbrier is an elegant National Historic Landmark and top-rated luxury resort that opened its doors in 1778. It’s ideal for visitors of all types, including families, with over 55 different indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, including options geared for kids and teens. Couples will find a variety of opportunities for romantic moments, like carriage rides and dinners in the historic Main Dining Room. There are multiple golf courses, a long list of venues for dining, and opportunities for nightlife, while the luxurious spa offers a wide range of pampering treatments. Accommodation is in everything from opulent traditional rooms and cottages to homes with multiple bedrooms.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple golf courses, restaurants, and nightlife venues

  • 55 different indoor and outdoor activities suited for all ages

  • Accommodations in everything from rooms and cottages to multi-bedroom homes

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado - Santa Fe, New Mexico Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
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Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado - Santa Fe, New Mexico

While it’s only a few miles north of Santa Fe, the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado feels as if it’s a world’s away. A top spa resort in New Mexico, it sits in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and blends in beautifully with its organic, earthy architecture. Rooms are casita-style, made of adobe, with an impressive blend of traditional Native American decor and ultra-luxe amenities like private patios and deep soaking tubs. The spa is a highlight, looking like the Pueblo Indians’ sacred kiva rooms. There’s also an outdoor pool and hot tub, a high-end spa, and a fine-dining restaurant serving New Mexico-inspired American fare.

Key Amenities:

  • Casita-style accommodations with private patios and deep soaking tubs

  • High-end spa designed to emulate the Pueblo Indians’ sacred kiva rooms

  • Outdoor pool, hot tub, and fine dining on the property

Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, California Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn
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Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, California

Set atop a cliff on one of the most breathtaking stretches of shoreline, Post Ranch Inn overlooks the Pacific, nestled in a thick redwood forest. It’s one of the most romantic hotels in the country. Adults only, you’ll be immersed in serenity with opportunities to dine at the exclusive Sierra Mar restaurant, swim in clifftop pools, and enjoy getting pampered at the award-winning spa. Accommodation is in suites and treehouses with private decks showcasing ocean or mountain views. They’re all ultra-luxe, but the ocean view from the Pacific Suite is especially jaw-dropping. Even from the large bath for two, you’ll enjoy that sweeping vista. An outdoor hot tub is included too.

Key Amenities:

  • Dreamy location in the redwood forest overlooking the Pacific

  • Access to clifftop pools, exclusive dining experiences, and an award-winning spa

  • Accommodation in suites or treehouses with private decks and ocean or mountain views

Hotel Alyeska - Girdwood, Alaska Alyeska Resort
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Hotel Alyeska - Girdwood, Alaska

Hotel Alyeska is designed to look like a French chateau, blending perfectly with the spectacular Alaskan landscape. Set along the south-central coast in the Chugach Mountains, just a short drive from Anchorage, it sits just below a popular ski mountain, but there’s plenty to do in every season. There’s a saltwater pool for refreshing dips with mountain views, and a hot stone massage at the spa is a perfect way to relax the muscles and re-energize. Multiple dining options include a mountaintop eatery, and there are rooms available with panoramic mountain views.

Key Amenities:

  • Proximity to popular ski mountain and bike park

  • Saltwater pool with mountain views

  • Multiple dining options and a luxury spa on-site

Wildflower Farms - Gardiner, New York Wildflower Farms, Gardiner, New York
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Wildflower Farms - Gardiner, New York

Nestled in the Hudson Valley, Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection is a new retreat located on 140 acres with spectacular landscapes, just 90 minutes from New York City. It’s all about being immersed in nature with accommodation in free-standing cabins, all with private terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outside in. There are a variety of interactive experiences available at Maplehouse, which offers weekly hands-on classes and a cooking school. Organic vegetable farming, foraging, and botanical mixology sessions are on the menu too. Enjoy the outdoor pool, a three-mile walking tour, and the Thistle spa with outdoor hot tubs, an indoor saltwater pool, a modern apothecary, and a menu of seasonal treatments. Clay is the main restaurant, featuring dishes with farm-grown ingredients.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in free-standing cabins with private terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows

  • Weekly hands-on classes and interactive experiences

  • Multiple pools, including an indoor saltwater pool

  • On-site restaurant with a menu of farm-grown cuisine

Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Michigan Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Michigan
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Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Michigan

Built in 1887, the Grand Hotel is truly grand, evoking the time when horse and carriage were the primary modes of transportation. It’s been a local institution ever since, complete with the world’s largest front porch with rocking chairs where you can relax while gazing out at the water. Guests can also enjoy two nine-hole golf courses, a 220-foot-long swimming pool, and a full schedule of activities for children in the summer. All-inclusive rates are available and include the hotel’s memorable five-course dinner in the main dining room. No two rooms are alike, but all come with incredibly comfortable beds with luxurious linens, turn-down service, minibars, TVs, and air-conditioning. Some have balconies too.

Key Amenities:

  • World’s largest front porch with rocking chairs and water views

  • All-inclusive, to include five-course dinners in the main dining room

  • Home to two nine-hole golf courses and a 220-foot-long swimming pool

  • Full schedule of summer programming for children

Triple Creek Ranch - Darby, Montana Triple Creek Ranch
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Triple Creek Ranch - Darby, Montana

Nestled in the Bitterroot Mountains, Triple Creek is one of the world’s most luxurious wilderness ranch getaways. An all-inclusive available for adults only, it’s ultra-romantic with accommodation in unique private cabins with wood-burning fireplaces and access to a hot tub for soaks under a canopy of stars. Warmer weather activities include horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, and golfing, while winter brings the opportunity for dog sledding and snowmobiling. Other highlights include a rooftop lounge for sipping signature Huckleberry Lemondrop cocktails, a wine cellar with over 600 wines, a fine-dining restaurant with a sommelier, and a cooking school.

Key Amenities:

  • Adults-only, all-inclusive property

  • Accommodation in private cabins with wood-burning fireplaces and hot tubs

  • Rooftop lounge, cooking school, wine cellar, and fine-dining restaurant on-site

Ocean House - Watch Hill, Rhode Island Ocean House - Watch Hill, Rhode Island
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Ocean House - Watch Hill, Rhode Island

The most storied oceanfront retreat in New England, Ocean House was built just after the Civil War in 1868. A destination property, it was lovingly restored to its original, gorgeous Victorian design and often makes its way onto lists of the world’s most luxurious hotels. It sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean and a resort fee covers activities like cooking lessons and yoga. There’s a private beach with butler service, an indoor pool and two hot tubs, and a decadent spa. The very upscale rooms include options with fireplaces, terraces, and kitchens.

Key Amenities:

  • The resort fee covers activities like cooking lessons and yoga

  • Access to a private beach with butler service

  • Indoor pool, two hot tubs, and a decadent spa on-site

Adero Scottsdale Resort - Scottsdale, Arizona ADERO Scottsdale Resort
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Adero Scottsdale Resort - Scottsdale, Arizona

The Adero Scottsdale Resort sits high in the desert hills providing access to 55,000 acres of hiking and biking trails that wind through the saguaro-filled Sonoran landscape. It’s an oasis with waterfalls, swimming pools, desert plants, and grassy areas, complete with sweeping mountain views. It has the distinction of being within a dark sky community for killer stargazing, and daily night sky charts and telescopes can be delivered right to your room. Rooms have a mid-century vibe with pillowtop beds and Keurig coffeemakers. The main dining option is Cielo, which has an outdoor patio for enjoying a memorable meal with colorful sunrises, sunsets, or the brilliant night skies.

Key Amenities:

  • Located in a designated dark sky community for killer stargazing

  • Daily night sky charts and telescopes available upon request

  • Access to 55,000 acres of hiking and biking trails

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole - Teton Village, Wyoming Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole - Teton Village, Wyoming

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is one of the most beautiful resorts for outdoor adventurers, with something to do in every season while surrounded by breathtaking scenery, including ski-in/ski-out access. You’ll be steps from scenic hiking trails and incredible wildlife watching and there are many amenities right on-site, including a heated outdoor pool and a chic spa with an extensive menu of treatments and outdoor whirlpools. Multiple dining options are available, including a fine-dining steakhouse. Plus, every room comes with a private balcony showcasing meadow or mountain views and upscale features like gas fireplaces, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and soaking tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Ski-in-ski-out access from the property

  • Heated outdoor pool, whirlpools, and a spa on-site

  • Multiple dining options available

  • Private balcony with meadow or mountain views in every room

Montage Palmetto Bluff - Bluffton, South Carolina Montage Palmetto Bluff
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Montage Palmetto Bluff - Bluffton, South Carolina

Nestled in a thick maritime forest along the banks of the May River, Montage Palmetto Bluff provides an idyllic hideaway in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. A former hunting lodge, its Southern comfort at its finest with accommodation in charming clapboard cottages with pinewood floors, working fireplaces, and screened porches. Surrounded by waterways, bicycle trails, and a nature reserve, your stay is sure to be memorable.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in clapboard cottages with fireplaces and screened porches

  • Surrounded by waterways, bike trails, and a nature reserve

  • Access to multiple dining options, a riverfront marina, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

The Setai - Miami Beach, Florida The Setai Miami Beach
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The Setai - Miami Beach, Florida

The Setai has an art deco-meets-the-East feel in a prime location in the heart of South Beach. Magnificently designed with lots of shimmering glass, it includes three swimming pools heated to 75, 85, and 90 degrees respectively, all just steps from the sand. Enjoy dining on mouthwatering Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, get pampered at the on-site spa, and kick back in the hotel’s sophisticated all-suite rooms. They’re Asian-inspired and range from studios to a four-bedroom penthouse, all of which come with espresso coffeemakers, Italian linens, and flat-screen TVs with surround sound. Some have kitchens and whirlpool tubs too.

Key Amenities:

  • Three swimming pools heated to 75, 85, and 90 degrees

  • Multiple dining options and a spa on-site

  • Range of rooms from studios to a four-bedroom penthouse

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