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Top 14 Luxury Boutique Hotels in the U.S.

If you’re looking for a stylish, cozy stay with personalized service, boutique hotels are the way to go. They combine the amenities of an upscale hotel with what can feel like a well-curated Airbnb. Many are design forward, with lots of Instagrammable spots. Options abound across the country, but these are some of the best boutique hotels you’ll find, from the elegance of the South to several Big Apple boutiques and all the way over to the West Coast.

Inn at the Market - Seattle, Washington Inn at the Market
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Inn at the Market - Seattle, Washington

When it comes to a stay in Seattle, it’s hard to beat the Inn at the Market as it’s the only hotel inside Pike Place Market, one of the city’s top attractions. It will put you steps from it all, including the waterfront, while enjoying a serene setting that includes an ivy-draped courtyard and a rooftop deck. It’s the perfect spot to sip a glass of some of Washington’s fine wine while gazing out at the Market, downtown, and Elliott Bay. You’ll be surrounded by some of the Emerald City’s top restaurants, including the famous Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar that was featured in “Sleepless in Seattle.” Rooms come with a variety of views, from the city to the water, along with in-room coffee service, high-end toiletries, and signature robes. In-room massage is available, too.

Key Amenities:

  • In-room massages available

  • Panoramic rooftop deck

  • Shine in the Market Salon on-site offering beauty services

Eliza Thompson House - Savannah, Georgia Eliza Thompson House

Eliza Thompson House - Savannah, Georgia

The Eliza Thompson House perfectly complements time spent in Savannah, providing a B&B-style stay in a beautiful historic 1847 inn. It offers a tranquil retreat that makes it popular with couples while being just a short walk from the city’s attractions, shops, and dining venues. A gourmet breakfast is included, served in the courtyard, while an evening reception features hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Desserts and coffee are served afterward. Guests also enjoy two complimentary bottles of water per day. Rooms include flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and some have views of historic Jones Street.

Key Amenities:

  • Gourmet breakfast included

  • Evening reception with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts

  • Garden courtyard with a fountain and koi pond

Hotel Jerome - Aspen, Colorado Hotel Jerome
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Hotel Jerome - Aspen, Colorado

Aspen is known as one of the most luxurious ski resort towns in the country, and Hotel Jerome, one of the best boutique hotels in Colorado, is where the rich and famous often stay. While it’s ideal for those who want to ski or snowboard, with shuttle service to the mountain provided, it can be a perfect spot in every season with a myriad of epic hiking trails and other activities within easy reach. After a day of play, enjoy the heated pool and hot tubs, treatments at the world-class spa, and fine dining. There’s a 24-hour fitness center and a yoga studio that overlooks Mount Sopris, too. Rooms are extra-spacious, starting at 525 square feet, and include flat-screen TVs, in-room iPads, espresso makers, and oversized bathtubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with a variety of treatments, including a basalt stone massage

  • 24-hour fitness center and heated pool

  • Bar and fine-dining on-site

The Guesthouse Hotel - Chicago, Illinois The Guesthouse Hotel
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The Guesthouse Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

The Guesthouse Hotel in Chicago is ideal for families and all types of travelers, with one-, two-, and three-bedroom units available. It sits in the heart of the Andersonville neighborhood, which is jam-packed with bars and restaurants while hosting quite a few facilities of its own. While there is no on-site eatery, in-room dining is available from local restaurants. There’s a rooftop deck to relax on, a fitness center, and in-room spa services are available too. If you want to bring your four-legged best friend, this pet-friendly Chicago hotel allows all sizes, and they’ll get free beds, food, and water bowls.

Key Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly with bed, food, and water bowl included

  • Access to a fitness center and rooftop deck

  • In-room dining and in-room spa services

Farmhouse Inn - Forestville, California Farmhouse Inn
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Farmhouse Inn - Forestville, California

Set on a gorgeous 10-acre property, Farmhouse Inn is one of the top luxury hotels in Sonoma Valley Wine Country and offers a home-like experience that celebrates the Russian River Valley community. Local farmers and cheesemakers provide high-quality ingredients for the dishes served in the on-site restaurant, and you’ll see works of art created by local artists hanging on the walls. On the grounds, there’s a seasonally heated outdoor pool, hot tub, and fire pits. The Wellness Barn offers a variety of holistic experiences like forest bathing. This is a great base for wine enthusiasts, just two miles from Sonoma’s wineries, and nightly wine tastings featuring local wines produced by 25 exclusive partners of the inn are hosted right on-site, too. Book one of the King Deluxe Rooms for a porch that’s suspended among the trees.

Key Amenities:

  • Seasonally heated outdoor pool and hot tub

  • Wellness Barn offers forest bathing and other spa services

  • Nightly wine tastings

The Jefferson, Washington, D.C. The Jefferson
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The Jefferson, Washington, D.C.

One of D.C.’s best boutique hotels, The Jefferson is set within a historic 1920s building, honoring one of the country’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson. It offers historic character and old-world charm along with a prime spot at just a 10-minute walk to the White House. There’s an intimate spa for enjoying customized services that use botanicals and herbs grown in Monticello’s gardens, and complimentary access is provided to the University Club nearby, which includes an indoor heated pool. There are three restaurants right on-site, including one that’s Michelin-starred. Rooms feature high-quality antiques and marble fireplaces.

Key Amenities:

  • Three on-site restaurants, including a Michelin-starred eatery

  • Complimentary access to the University Club with an indoor heated pool

  • Intimate spa with customized services

Planters Inn - Charleston, South Carolina Planters Inn
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Planters Inn - Charleston, South Carolina

Planters Inn boasts lots of Southern charm and historic character, set within a mid-19th-century building. This top-rated luxury Charleston hotel is filled with gorgeous antique-style furnishings while offering a prime location right across from City Market, near many attractions, shops, and eateries. To help guests keep up with their workout routines, discount passes are available to Eco Fitness nearby. In the parlor, you’ll find complimentary coffee every morning, and there’s an on-site restaurant, the Peninsula Grill, which serves highly-raved-about upscale Southern fare for dinner. A bar is available for evening cocktails, too. Rooms and suites feature four-poster mahogany beds with Italian linens and various perks like working gas fireplaces, terraces, and/or courtyard views.

Key Amenities:

  • Popular on-site restaurant open for dinner

  • Complimentary morning coffee and an on-site bar

  • Discount passes to Eco Fitness

Inn at the Presidio - San Francisco, California Inn at the Presidio
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Inn at the Presidio - San Francisco, California

The historic Inn at the Presidio is located near the Golden Gate Bridge in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Once used by army officers, it now provides a tranquil oasis in the city just steps from a spectacular walk across the bridge while numerous hiking and walking trails can easily be accessed nearby as well. After a day on your feet, you’ll appreciate being able to come back to the patio to relax with a view of the bridge. The rooms and suites feature well-stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies, iPod docks, Heavenly Enchanted EuroTop beds, and robes and slippers. A free continental breakfast and a wine and cheese reception are hosted daily.

Key Amenities:

  • Free daily continental breakfast

  • Complimentary daily wine and cheese reception

  • Patio with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Windsor Boutique Hotel - Asheville, North Carolina The Windsor Boutique Hotel
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The Windsor Boutique Hotel - Asheville, North Carolina

Built back in 1907 and luxuriously renovated while restoring its historical charm, the Windsor Boutique Hotel is one of Ashville’s best inns. It’s set in downtown Asheville, providing convenient access to the city’s wealth of art galleries, craft breweries, and more. Works of art from Paris and pieces created by local artists can be found throughout the hotel as well, on display and for sale. The luxury suites are all unique, but each includes a living room, private bedroom and bathroom, laundry facilities, and a full kitchen so you can make some of your own meals. When you’re not in the mood, there are plenty just steps away, and restaurant delivery is available.

Key Amenities:

  • Works of art by local artists throughout the hotel, on display and for sale

  • Restaurant delivery available

  • Option to book an in-room massage

The Lowell Hotel - New York City, New York The Lowell Hotel
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The Lowell Hotel - New York City, New York

The Lowell Hotel is one of the best five-star hotels in NYC, just steps from Fifth Avenue and the vast oasis of Central Park that blends traditional New York City style with luxurious, modern elements. It has a rich history, with its doors first opened in 1927, and soon after, it was a popular spot for celebrities during the era. It’s been an icon of classic elegance ever since, with rooms that include king-size beds with luxurious linens, wood-burning fireplaces, and landscaped terraces with city views. Nightly turndown service is available, too. Other perks include free New York Times newspapers delivered to your door, a sumptuous breakfast, and afternoon tea in the famed Pembroke room.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple on-site bars and restaurants

  • VIP entry to nearby museums and cultural institutions

  • Pet-friendly with special treats and beds provided upon arrival

Archer Hotel Austin - Austin, Texas Archer Hotel Austin
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Archer Hotel Austin - Austin, Texas

The Archer Hotel Austin offers a quiet setting in Austin, yet it’s right in the heart of the Domain Northside entertainment and shopping district. One of Austin’s coolest boutique hotels, it features elements of its Texas heritage combined with the eclectic soul of the capital, while rooms come with fun elements like a cowboy rubber duck and vintage party games. All have the essentials, along with some extras like Frette robes and his-and-her-slippers, a Nespresso coffee bar, and fully stocked minibars. Some have private balconies or fireplaces, too. The patio, with a fireplace, 14-foot TV, and cabanas, surrounds a heated saltwater plunge pool, and there’s a 24-hour fitness studio along with pampering spa services. Guests can even take advantage of the complimentary house car for rides within a three-mile radius between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., perfect for delving into the fun in the nearby Rock Rose nightlife district.

Key Amenities:

  • Heated saltwater plunge pool

  • On-site day spa, restaurant, and 24-hour fitness studio

  • Complimentary house car for rides

Maison de la Luz - New Orleans, Louisiana Maison de la Luz
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Maison de la Luz - New Orleans, Louisiana

Combining upscale amenities with Southern chic, Maison de la Luz is one of New Orleans’ best 5-star hotels and set in a former office building with Beaux Arts flourishes. It’s close enough to the French Quarter and its many attractions while being far enough to provide a tranquil oasis for sleep. The sumptuous rooms have luxuriously high ceilings and minibars with some high-end spirits. Complimentary drinks are also available during the daily wine-and-cheese hour hosted in the lounge. While there’s no full-service restaurant, a la carte breakfasts, coffee, and pastries are available, while the bar, tucked into a scarlet library, serves fabulous craft cocktails.

Key Amenities:

  • Complimentary wine-and-cheese hour

  • On-site bar serving craft cocktails

  • A la carte breakfasts

Black Dolphin Inn - New Smyrna Beach, Florida Black Dolphin Inn
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Black Dolphin Inn - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

The Black Dolphin Inn is one of Florida’s most charming B&Bs. It’s a riverfront property in the heart of New Smyrna Beach set in an elegant villa. It offers a boutique-style stay and overlooks the Indian River North, just over a 10-minute walk from the Canal Street Historic District. You’ll enjoy a complimentary multicourse breakfast (Southern-style available on the weekends), perfect for fueling up before a day of swimming, dolphin watching, kayaking, and surfing. There’s a fishing pier on-site and a porch for relaxing with a view. Rooms feature outdoor terraces or river-view balconies and European-style decor. All have 42″ flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minifridges, and even whirlpool tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Complimentary multicourse breakfast

  • On-site fishing pier and porch

  • Boat docking available

The Break Hotel - Narragansett, Rhode Island The Break Hotel
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The Break Hotel - Narragansett, Rhode Island

The Break Hotel is a retro-chic property with a 1960s-inspired design that provides easy access to Narragansett Town Beach, one of Rhode Island’s best beaches and renowned for surfing, while also offering fishing, swimming, and kayaking. Head to the rooftop bar to relax with a drink and a spectacular view, and enjoy swimming in the heated outdoor pool. There’s an on-site restaurant featuring seasonally-inspired dishes available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and spa services are available, too. The stylish rooms and suites all come with minifridges, SmartTVs, and bathrooms with heated floors. The higher-end options come with ocean-view balconies as well.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms and suites feature minifridges, SmartTVs, and bathrooms with heated floors

  • Access to a heated outdoor pool, rooftop bar, and spa services

  • On-site restaurant serving seasonally-inspired dishes

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