15 of the Very Best Luxury Hotels in the U.S.

Posted January 3, 2013 by livelux in Lifestyle & Travel








St Regis San Francisco hotel
St Regis San Francisco

Staying in a luxury hotel is everyone’s dream when getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Hotels that offer great ambiance from room service for dining, restaurants, stores for shopping, a soothing pool and spa area.

How about romantic walks on the beach, or just listening to waves as they crash against the sea shore … what a better way to spend time with your family, friends or as a couple.

If you are planning that special get-away, or for those who just like to dream, here is a list of the top 15 luxury hotels in America.

The St. Regis New York

The St. Regis located at Fifth Avenue in New York offers exceptional service that includes butlers on call 24 hours, exquisite guest rooms, Clefs d’Or concierges, a signature bath menu, a magnificent Beaux Arts lobby and a Fifth Avenue location known for some of the best shopping. And who would not like the favorite lux amenity of having a personal butler do your packing and unpacking.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

If you want incredible views overlooking Chicago, the 339-room Trump International Hotel & Tower has floor-to-ceiling windows in the massive rooms with limestone bathrooms and soaking tubs. This elegant luxury hotel near the Magnificent Mile offers a Michelin-rated restaurant, dazzling indoor pool and spa area, and outstanding service. Upon arrival and based on your preferences, you will enjoy a custom-stocked minibar.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas

While in Dallas, step into the majestic lobby of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek where you will be greeted with outstanding services such as free car service and concierges. The property which feels like a Tuscan villa is lush from top to bottom. Relax at the pool or outdoor heated sauna surrounded by beautiful fountains, tile mosaics, and trellis plants. The exclusive rooms with patios are chic and glamorous.

Palazzo Las Vegas

Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas

If you have ever stayed at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, you will want to stay at its upscale sister hotel, the Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino. You will enjoy larger standard rooms with a separate bedroom, and relax on the L-shaped sofas in the sunken living room area. A remote-control opens and closes the shades and curtains using “touch control” technology. As a guest, you will have access to the Canyon Ranch Spa and high-end mall with shops by leading designers.

Hotel Beaux Arts Miami

It doesn’t get any better than the Hotel Beaux Arts in Miami. The 44-room hotel has incredible views looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows from the uppermost floors of the JW Marriott building. Guest rooms come equipped with Bang & Olufsen plasma TVs, stereos and entertainment systems and iPads, as well as TVs in the mirrors. Cherry wood floors, plush beds and marble bathrooms add to the exquisite feel of the room. Work out in the fitness center while enjoying the bay views.

Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch offers modern day luxury in a rustic setting surrounded by oak trees, organic gardens and rolling vineyards on a 500-acre property. Rooms are adorned with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and Keurig coffeemakers. Pristine bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate walk-in showers along with small private decks and travertine fireplaces provide a relaxing atmosphere. Other features include two outdoor pools, an 18-hole golf course, seven fire pits, and the hotel’s ultra-luxurious spa.

Auberge du Soleil Napa Valley

Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley

Enjoy a romantic retreat in Napa Valley, while staying at the Auberge du Soleil, one of the most elite destinations in the California wine country. This cozy inn has all the comforts of a larger resort: a 7,000 square-foot luxury spa, pool, and a Michelin-star restaurant. The open-air gallery showcases one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture ever assembled. Guest rooms have large terraces, most with fireplaces and soaking tubs. The majestic views and lavish grounds offer a peaceful experience that guests will remember.

Pelican Hill, Orange County

This impeccable 500 acre resort with Two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, complete with an elegant clubhouse is luxury at its best. The Pelican Hill in Orange County has 332 bungalows and villas, two pools and a 23,000-square-foot spa. Rooms, many with ocean views, feature large marble bathrooms, fireplaces, and terraces. Guests staying in the villas are attended to by a private staff and have access to a separate clubhouse with a pool and fitness center.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

If you are planning a family vacation to Walt Disney World, the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando is a true luxury hotel just minutes from Epcot. Everything in this hotel is first class, including the staff which provides quality service. Free transportation in a luxury vehicle is provided from the hotel to the Disney Resort. Start your day with a buffet breakfast at Oscar’s or enjoy a golf outing on the beautiful 18-hole golf course just steps from the front door.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Overlooking Praying Monk Rock and the desert, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is one of the highest ranked resorts in the Southwest. Located in one of the most desirable locations in Scottsdale this resort continues to attract high-profile guests with its superior farm-fresh cuisine, spa, and stunning suites along with an offering of classes, including yoga and tennis.

The Grand Del Mar, San Diego

The old-world décor, enormous rooms and luxurious spa make The Grand Del Mar in San Diego a great luxury pick. Located in the hills near Del Mar this stunning 249-room Spanish-Colonial-style resort features four pools, exceptional restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, an equestrian center, and free car service to Del Mar in a Mercedes or Cadillac Escalade. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and free off-site parking.

The St. Regis San Francisco

Indulge in luxury at the The St. Regis in San Francisco. The spacious rooms and suites offer superior technology and the many amenities include round the clock personalized butler service; treat yourself to chocolate truffles and champagne while relaxing at the Remede Spa; lounge at the 50-foot, heated infinity-edge pool; enjoy an elegant dining experience at Ame restaurant. Built in 2005, this hotel offers the best in modern luxury.

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe

The Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado located a few miles north of Santa Fe sits on 57 wonderfully landscaped acres with marvelous views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Decorated in a Southwestern style of warm browns and oranges, you will relax in large, lavish rooms with concrete and wood floors, Native American-style rugs, wood-burning fireplaces, and private patios. Stay warm and toasty from head to toe while walking on radiant heated floors. Wine and dine at the Terra restaurant or take a dip in the outdoor seasonal pool, whirlpool, and luxury spa.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

You will receive nothing but the best at the The Ritz-Carlton. This romantic 261-room hotel in Half Moon Bay sits atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific with beautiful views of the rocky coast. Bay views combined with a large spa and rooms elegantly designed with gorgeous marble bathrooms will make your stay complete. Enjoy the outdoors while sitting around the fire pits or playing a round of golf on the 18-hole golf course. If you are a tennis enthusiast, you will be delighted to know the resort fee includes tennis rackets, tennis balls, ball machines, and private or group lessons with professionals from Peter Burwash International.

The Hay-Adams, Washington, D.C.

The Hay-Adams, known as the most famous hotel in the capital, provides guests a luxurious retreat as though staying in a private mansion. This historic hotel, with panoramic views of the White House, is located at the center of downtown Washington, D.C. just minutes away from some of the most significant destinations and legendary monuments in the country. Relax and enjoy elegant rooms which feature Asprey London toiletries and custom Italian bed linens and bath towels. Exceptional service, along with a terrific bar and restaurant make this the perfect get-away with an intimate atmosphere.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/15-of-the-best-luxury-hotels-in-america-2012-12?op=1

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