The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2021 Part 4

2021-07-19

20. Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Sunny San Diego is the perfect place to relax, and the many lavish amenities at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar help guests do just that. After all, it’s impossible not to feel at peace when you’re surrounded by pink walls, well-groomed courtyards, sparkling pools and outdoor fireplaces. The on-site spa garners praise from visitors for its extravagant decor and plethora of treatment options. Guests also enjoy this Fairmont outpost’s three restaurants and two bars. Best of all, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers fun activities for people of all ages, whether it’s family horseback riding sessions on Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve’s trails or group tennis lessons on the courts.

19. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

The Bal Harbour neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida, is the picture of modern luxury, and the area’s St. Regis outpost is no different. Within walking distance of the village’s designer boutiques and restaurants, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers guests an upscale beach getaway. The resort’s guest rooms and suites wow visitors with balconies, minibars and stylish decor. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurants, like Greek island-inspired Atlantikós, top off the posh experience. Complimentary lounge chairs and daybeds provide comfort for resort guests on the beach, while the property’s two infinity pools serve as the perfect places to kick back and enjoy poolside service.

18. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

This South Carolina retreat is a favorite among golfers, beach bums and anyone searching for a bit of Southern charm. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort looks more like a seaside mansion than a resort, with its stucco walls and iron balconies. However, the resort provides amenities galore, including three swimming pools (two outdoor and one indoor), a well-equipped fitness center, a 24-hour business center and a house car for guest use. There’s also The Spa at The Sanctuary, which offers aqua retreats, solariums and multiple treatment rooms. Guests can also spend their stays playing on one of five championship golf courses or relaxing on the beach before retiring to their low country-inspired accommodations. Measuring at least 520 square feet, each space comes outfitted with a memory foam bed, a stocked minibar and a marble shower.

17. The Peninsula New York

Nestled among designer stores on glamorous Fifth Avenue, The Peninsula New York provides a haven for luxury-seekers, avid shoppers and travelers who love to be in the middle of all the action. One major draw to this hotel is the Salon de Ning – a rooftop lounge that offers breathtaking views of the Big Apple (and serves handcrafted cocktails). Downstairs, guests will find an additional lounge, plus a contemporary American restaurant, a spa, a fitness center and an indoor pool. Guest rooms and suites feature stocked minibars, mood lighting and flat-screen TVs with DVD players, as well as many convenient amenities for business travelers, including oversized work desks, free high-speed internet access, and in-room printers and scanners. Extras like valet parking and 24-hour room service also help make this property the No. 1 Best Hotel in New York City.

16. Wentworth Mansion

Set within a historic home in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the Wentworth Mansion is filled to the brim with lavish amenities. The staff gives guests a taste of true Southern hospitality, offering daily chocolates, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and nightly sherry, port or brandy. Additionally, complimentary breakfast is available every day for hotel guests, and visitors can dine at the highly acclaimed Circa 1886 Restaurant for lunch and dinner. Guest rooms, which feature elegant wood paneling and fireplaces, offer stocked minifridges, two-person whirlpool tubs and fresh flowers. A stay at this hotel also comes with complimentary valet parking and access to an off-site fitness club.

15. The Peninsula Beverly Hills

From its award-winning spa to its rooftop pool and top-notch service, The Peninsula Beverly Hills gives guests the star treatment from beginning to end. Only a short walk from Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, the hotel puts guests in the center of the action. Each of The Peninsula’s rooms and suites comes with a flat-screen TV, a fully stocked minibar and a marble bathroom, among other amenities. The on-site restaurant, Le Petit Belvedere, which also happens to be a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, is a guest favorite for its alfresco seating and French-inspired dishes.

14. Hotel Bel-Air

This exclusive Los Angeles hotel is set among 12 acres of gardens featuring vibrant flowers and towering palms. Visitors can enjoy unique offerings like a Wolfgang Puck-catered picnic by the lake, aromatherapy experiences at the spa and hourly pop-up refreshments by the same pool once frequented by Marilyn Monroe. When guests have gotten their fill of the Hotel Bel-Air grounds, they can retreat to their elegant accommodations, which offer Egyptian cotton linens, plush robes, in-room iPads and marble bathrooms with heated floors and built-in televisions. For those who can bring themselves to leave their wildly comfortable rooms, the hotel’s complimentary car service will whisk them anywhere within a 3-mile radius.

13. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and this property in the Uptown area of Houston is no exception. Visitors to The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston are greeted by a sprawling lobby complete with crystal chandeliers. Upstairs, the accommodations are just as grand, featuring smart TVs, marble bathrooms and personal gym areas. Residential suites, which come equipped with up to two bedrooms, walk-in closets and full kitchens, are also available for anyone planning an extended stay. Outside the rooms, visitors will find a spa, a pool, five restaurants, a patisserie and a bar. There’s also a wine cellar featuring 30,000 bottles of world-class vino.

12. The Little Nell

Visitors staying in the glitzy mountain town of Aspen, Colorado, expect luxury, and The Little Nell provides just that. Accommodations at the town’s only five-star hotel feature down comforters, gas fireplaces, soaking tubs and heated floors. The property also offers multibedroom condo rentals in addition to traditional rooms and suites, perfect for larger groups. The ski-in, ski-out accommodations mean you can hit the slopes in no time; not to mention, you’ll be greeted by ski concierges prepared to help with any slope-side needs. While the mountain is the main event, après-ski opportunities abound at the No. 1 Best Hotel in Colorado. You can relax with a massage or facial, take a dip in the hot tub or indulge in a comforting meal at one of three on-site establishments.

11. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort proves that Disney is not just for kids. While there are many child-friendly amenities – such as a 5-acre water park, character breakfasts and a complimentary kids camp – adult guests are sure to enjoy the on-site boutiques, full-service spa, championship golf course, and six bars and restaurants at this resort. Guest rooms feature customizable minifridges, Bluetooth speakers, flat-screen TVs and access to an on-demand wine service. Best of all, a stay at this Four Seasons property comes with complimentary transportation to Orlando, Florida’s Disney parks, perks on FastPass+ selections and access to extended park hours.

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