Choosing just ten fantastic hotels took a bit of time and a lot of research only because the US is such a diverse country. There are mountains and oceans, metropolitan cities and sleepy towns. What would our readers want? We have done our best to provide you with a selection of hotels that will suit whatever you might be in the mood for. They have become favorites for travelers who were looking for a place to get away from it all. Each hotel stands out from the crowd and features fantastic locations, top rated service and rooms you could spend your entire vacation in.
This fantastic beachfront property is located in the heart of this artistic community. Carefully protecting the habitat that surrounds it the La Casa Del Camino has done a beautiful job of amalgamating nature and luxury. It features dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, a beachfront spa, great dining options and three beautiful pools. Inside it showcases works from local artists and guest rooms you just have to experience for yourself. The décor is relaxed and creates the perfect ambience. A vacation here will be nothing short of restful and fabulous.
Most people who come to Hawaii aren-t here for the hotel but the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa just might be reason enough to come. Manicured grounds, beachfront property and two golf courses all await your arrival. The rooms showcase the taste of the island and offer the latest amenities of today. They even have child-size bathrobes available for your little tikes. Another reason the Four Seasons Manele Bay is so ideal are the people who work here. They are eager for you to experience the very best that Hawaii has to offer. And after a visit here you-ll be able to say that you have.
This historic hotel first opened its doors back in 1909. No worries though. They have done a fabulous job of keeping it up to date. While you enjoy the wonderful architecture that has stood the test of time you will also notice the luxurious details. The rooms are relaxing and even provide a great selection of pillows to ensure you have a wonderful sleep. It is this attention to detail and above average service that has attracted a few famous guests. Visit the Hotel Max and experience it for yourself.
The Crowne Plaza Dallas Market Center is a crowning jewel in Texas- big ol- cowboy hat. This converted residence belonged to one of this state-s wealthiest men. Imported glass windows, doors from Spain and a fireplace from Germany are only some of its highlights. The rooms are grand, elegant and richly furnished. Slink into the marble bathtub or rest on an antique bed. If you like trendy and modern, this won-t be your cup of tea. But, if you are eager to slow down the Mansion on Turtle Creek is sure to please.
The Flamingo Las Vegas has some stiff competition when it comes to luxurious Vegas hotels but we believe it has risen to the challenge. Atypical to most Strip hotels the Wynn shows off its luxury in subtle ways. For example, there are thousands of fresh flowers located throughout the hotel lobby alone. Explore inside though and you will find shopping that could compare to New York-s 5th Avenue and a Ferrari dealership. Step into your room and you-ll almost forget the Strip-s neon lights, except for the fantastic floor to ceiling windows that provide stunning panoramic views.
Making the most of the desert beauty that surrounds it the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa immerses you into a fabulous setting. There are two golf courses for you to perfect your swing, a spa that spans over 28,000 square feet and ten dining establishments for you to choose from. If you do venture off of the property you can enjoy great hiking and biking trails. Stay onsite though and cool off at the huge pools and lazy river. End a fun-filled day by watching a glorious sunset and know that tomorrow you can enjoy it all again.
The Park Hyatt does an amazing job at not flaunting how wonderful it is. It is as if they expect all hotels to provide the level of service they do. If they only knew- Relax in the library with a hot, cup of coffee, work up a sweat in the gym or enjoy a soothing massage at the spa. The rooms are spacious and provide whatever you might need. There-s even a TV in the bathroom so you won-t miss a second of your favorite show. Make sure to visit the NoMI restaurant, which sits perched above the Magnificent Mile. The view and cuisine are fantastic.
If we could only use one word to describe the Benjamin it would be -classy-. Step out of the chaos that is New York City and into the 1927 building and you too will agree. No room in New York is actually big but the Benjamin does a wonderful job at making the most of the space it has. Soothing color tones and luxurious linens are only a few of the highlights. Plus, the Benjamin is ideally located, which allows you to enjoy your New York City experience to the fullest.
The Giant is a favorite for Aspen guests. Beautifully decorated and fantastic service are only a few of the reasons why so many return to this retreat. The architecture has been well preserved and showcases this city-s history. The staff is also extraordinary and is eager to ensure you have a wonderful visit. It has a number of restaurants including the J-Bar, a local favorite. Please note Hotel Jerome is undergoing renos beginning April 2007. Rumor has it that this already fantastic hotel will now offer a spa. We can hardly wait.
Defining what makes Miami Beach, well, Miami is the trendy Shore Club hotel. The rooms are far from basic but they aren-t necessarily -luxurious- either. The reason to come here is to live up the SOBE night scene and indulge at their fantastic restaurants, spa and pool. The lobby is the first sign that your time here will be different from any other hotel. It is a gateway to what this hotel has to offer. Spend time at the amazing infinity pool, hang with a friend at an alcove or sooth your worries away at the rooftop spa.