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Top 14 Hotels for a Warm-Weather Winter Getaway in the U.S.

When the winter blues start getting you down, it’s time to think about a warm getaway. While you could head to the Southern Hemisphere where summer is in full swing, that requires a significant amount of time that many of us don’t have. Fortunately, there are some destinations right in the U.S. where you can soak up some sun and enjoy warmer temperatures. Consider any one of these fabulous hotels in the U.S. for your next warm-weather winter getaway.

The Westin St. John Resort Villas - St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands The Westin St. John Resort Villas
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The Westin St. John Resort Villas - St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

The Westin St. John Resort Villas offers a tropical getaway on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which means you can enjoy the warmth and the sun of the Caribbean without a passport. The resort itself offers a beach with white powdery sands that edge the dazzling blue waters of Great Cruz Bay. One of the best family resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, there are trampolines on the beach and an outstanding kids’ camp for families to take advantage of, along with a wide range of activity options. Enjoy everything from diving and kayaking to hiking in the Virgin Islands Natural Park nearby. There’s also an outdoor pool and spa, a casual grill and bar, and a restaurant serving Caribbean cuisine. Accommodation includes one- to three-bedroom villas and a townhouse for up to eight. All include full kitchens, laundry facilities, and private balconies with breathtaking views.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach with a kids’ camp

  • Outdoor pool and spa

  • Casual and fine dining venues

1 Hotel South Beach - Miami, Florida 1 Hotel South Beach
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1 Hotel South Beach - Miami, Florida

If the South Beach Miami area sounds enticing, consider staying at 1 Hotel South Beach, where you’ll enjoy plenty of luxuries and be just steps from 600 feet of powdered sugar-like sands. The eco-chic beachfront Miami hotel occupies the entire oceanfront block of Collins Avenue and boasts a gorgeous rooftop pool and multiple other pools. There’s also a lavish spa, salon, and a boot camp-style gym, while dining is impressive, whether you head to the sky-high Watr at the 1 Hotel Rooftop for Peruvian-influenced Japanese fare or farm-to-table cuisine at the Pinthouse. Rooms feature hemp-blend mattresses and organic cotton sheets with plush beds on raised platforms. The bathrooms are just as inviting, with marble soaking tubs, and many rooms have balconies, some with ocean views.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooftop pool with private cabanas + a luxurious spa

  • Multiple dining and drinking venues

  • Direct beach access

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

Sunny San Diego has a mild year-round climate with winter temperatures right around 66 degrees. At Hotel del Coronado, you’ll find 28 oceanfront acres for enjoying all the sunshine, with watersports like paddleboarding and surfing available. Wetsuits can be rented, too, as the water temperature is definitely on the cool side. A popular San Diego hotel for families, there’s a kids’ club, which offers a variety of activities while allowing parents to enjoy some alone time. A spa, pool, and bike rentals are all available on-site, too. Dining includes multiple beachfront venues, and if you’re here on a Sunday, you can look forward to the city’s best Sunday brunch.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with ocean-inspired treatments

  • Many activities, from biking to paddleboarding and surfing with wetsuits available

  • Beachfront dining

Sunset Key Cottages - Key West, Florida Sunset Key Cottages
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Sunset Key Cottages - Key West, Florida

Sunset Key Cottages is made up of beach-chic cottages set on Sunset Key, a residential island just 500 yards off Key West. It provides an idyllic tropical setting without the need for a passport, complete with a gorgeous palm tree-lined beach that edges crystal-clear aquamarine waters. With temperatures averaging in the upper 70s during the winter months, you’ll be able to enjoy it all. There’s also a gorgeous pool, a pampering spa with a menu of massages, facials, and body treatments, and some fabulous dining. You’ll start your day with a complimentary breakfast basket delivered to your door, and at dinner, enjoy fine dining at Latitudes and sunset drinks at the pool bar. There’s even an ice cream man to please the sweet tooth of the kids and adults alike. Accommodation at this top-rated Florida Keys resort includes two- to four-bedroom cottages and private homes.

Key Amenities:

  • Private island with 24-hour boat ferry service from Key West

  • Private beach and outdoor pool

  • Full-service spa and fine-dining on-site

Shangri-La Springs - Bonita Springs, Florida Shangri-La Springs
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Shangri-La Springs - Bonita Springs, Florida

If you’re looking for an affordable getaway for fun in the Florida sun, Shangri-La Springs is a great choice. Built in 1921, the historic boutique hotel is an elegant property with a fabulous spa that has a menu featuring a wide range of massages, facials, and body treatments, along with a Himalayan salt-infused sauna and a eucalyptus steam room. Art shows, wellness and yoga classes, and organic dining are all available, too. Plus, it hosts a 4.5-acre certified organic garden and orchard where you can purchase seasonal, organic produce. There are only six rooms for a more intimate stay and all include French doors that open to private patios for unwinding among the lush, tropical grounds.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with a wide range of offerings

  • Eucalyptus steam room and salt-infused sauna

  • Organic dining on-site + certified organic garden with products available for purchase

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

Nestled high atop a mountain ridge above Scottsdale, ADERO Scottsdale Resort boasts spectacular views of the mountains and the Sonoran Desert, with average winter temperatures ranging from 66 to 71 degrees. While taking advantage of the warmth, you can enjoy swimming in one of the coolest hotel pools in Scottsdale or just soaking up the sun from one of the loungers. It hosts one of the best spas in the state for pampering, while fine dining can be enjoyed at CIELO, which features a creative menu focused on dishes made with regionally sourced ingredients. After dark, as it sits in a certified Dark Sky Zone, you can look forward to some epic stargazing. The resort is also offering special weekly stargazing sessions with experts and professional telescopes in-room.

Key Amenities:

  • Two outdoor pools and a hot tub

  • Full-service spa

  • On-site restaurant serving regionally sourced cuisine

Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort - Tucson, Arizona Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort
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Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort - Tucson, Arizona

The Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort has long been one of the most popular spa resorts in the country, particularly among those who want a focus on health and wellness. It offers a wide range of programs, from eating right and looking your best to personal growth. You might come here to kick start a better workout routine, learn to manage streets, or even tap into your creative side. There’s a 12,000-square-foot aquatic center on-site, a spa offering skincare treatments and massages, and a beauty salon. There are opportunities for outdoor sports and personal training, too. Those who want to hike can take advantage of the trails that wind through the surrounding desert. Rooms are designed to help guests relax and include scenic views of the mountains and desert from oversized windows, sound machines, and feather beds.

Key Amenities:

  • Various wellness programs for fitness, nutrition, and more

  • Full-service spa

  • Aquatic center

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa - Palm Desert, California JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa - Palm Desert, California

Palm Desert enjoys temperatures in the 70s to low 80s in the winter, and the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa provides all you need to take advantage of the warmth, with three outdoor pools, lakes, golf greens, and lush landscapes along with a backdrop of soaring mountain views. You can even ride gondolas around the property’s waterways. There are two championship 18-hole golf courses, a spa, tennis courts, and a kids’ club, while dining options include everything from a sushi bar to a Japanese steakhouse. There’s a nightclub for evening entertainment too. The spacious suites have floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies when you’re in the mood to relax with one of the best views in California.

Key Amenities:

  • Gondolas for transport

  • Three outdoor pools + two 18-hole golf courses

  • Multiple on-site dining venues and a nightclub

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai - Big Island, Hawaii Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai - Big Island, Hawaii

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai offers a luxurious five-star and top-rated accommodation on the Big Island, where temperatures hover right around 80 degrees in the winter. It’s nestled among lush greenery and sits along a beautiful stretch of beach where a watersports team gives lessons in stand-up paddleboarding. Outrigger canoeing excursions are available, too. There are seven beautiful pools, including one with a swim-up bar, a fabulous spa, and a Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf course. If that’s not enough, you can take spin, Pilates, or yoga classes at the extensive fitness center. There is a long list of dining options, from authentic Hawaiian fare and sushi to a steakhouse. The variety of rooms includes oceanfront options; many have furnished balconies or patios.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront with unique watersports available

  • Multiple pools, one with a swim-up bar

  • Spa + an 18-hole golf course

Jekyll Island Club Resort - Jekyll Island, Georgia Jekyll Island Club Resort
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Jekyll Island Club Resort - Jekyll Island, Georgia

The Jekyll Island Club Resort is like something out of a fairytale, offering an idyllic base on Jekyll Island that enjoys temperatures in the 60s to low 70s in winter. While you might not want to swim, you can enjoy rides on the horse-drawn carriage or trolley to discover interesting historic sites, lounge around the pools, take tranquil strolls along the sand, or practice on the putting green. There’s also a croquet lawn, a spa and salon, and dining venues for all tastes, from local southern favorites to fresh seafood dishes. The Wharf offers riverfront dining and evening entertainment that includes live music on the weekend.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple pools

  • Spa and salon

  • Outstanding dining venues and live entertainment on-site

The Roosevelt New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans
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The Roosevelt New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana

One of the first luxury hotels to be constructed in the South and now one of the top five-star hotels in New Orleans, The Roosevelt New Orleans is a classic, built in 1863 just west of the French Quarter. From here, it’s easy to enjoy the delights of the city, with winter temperatures much more comfortable than the sweltering summers at an average of 65 to 74 degrees. There’s a rooftop pool that provides a tranquil oasis with a bubbling fountain and a pool bar, and you’ll also find a spa that’s a favorite among the local professional athletes and their spouses. There are multiple restaurants, including The Fountain Lounge, which offers Southern fare and live entertainment, and the Domenica restaurant, which hosts a great happy hour and a menu of Italian dishes.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooftop pool and pool bar

  • Outstanding on-site dining venues

  • Popular spa

Montage Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach, California Montage Laguna Beach
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Montage Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach, California

The 5-star Montage Laguna Beach is the quintessential Southern California luxury resort, set high above the Pacific on a coastal bluff. It’s spread over 30 acres and includes two outdoor pools, a 20,000-square-foot oceanfront spa, a fitness center, and multiple gourmet restaurants. Activities like yoga on the beach and wine tasting are available, while rooms are ultra-luxe. All showcase views of the ocean with private patios or balconies, feather-top beds with high-end sheets, bathrobes, high-end toiletries, and candles.

Key Amenities:

  • Direct access to soft, powdery sands

  • Huge oceanfront spa

  • Two outdoor pools + multiple gourmet eateries

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa - Kauai, Hawaii Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa - Kauai, Hawaii

The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa almost always gets rave reviews with a magnificent setting and a wide range of things to do, while winter temperatures are glorious, averaging around 72 degrees. It sits on the pristine white sands of Poipu Beach on the sunny south shore of Kauai, where you’ll find some of the best swimming and snorkeling spots just steps from your door. There’s also a swimming pool complex with waterslides and waterfalls open 24 hours a day, a 45,000-square-foot spa, a 24/7 fitness center, kids’ activities, casual and fine dining restaurants, and evening luaus. Rooms feature private lanais or balconies, some with ocean views.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront location good for swimming and snorkeling

  • Huge pool complex with waterslides

  • Massive spa + multiple dining and drinking venues

Perdido Beach Resort – Orange Beach, Alabama Perdido Beach Resort
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Perdido Beach Resort – Orange Beach, Alabama

With a stay at Perdido Beach Resort, enjoy the stunning white sands and brilliant blue water in Orange Beach, one of the best beaches in Alabama. While the water might be too chilly for a dip, land temperatures range from the low 60s to low 70s in the winter, making it comfortable for many other activities like dolphin-watching cruises along with access to the nine miles of beaches. The resort offers its own private stretch of beach, an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness center, and four restaurants. Rooms have furnished balconies, some with views of the Gulf, and there are one- and two-bedroom suites available, ideal for families.

Key Amenities:

  • Direct access to a private white sandy beach

  • Indoor and outdoor pool

  • Multiple on-site eateries

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