What are the top 10 best luxury hotels in America? The best hotels include Amangiri, Amangani, Amangiri, Four Seasons Hotel New York, Four Seasons Hualalai, Four Seasons Lanai, Four Seasons Napa Valley, Four Seasons New York Downtown, Four Seasons Orlando, Four Seasons The Surf Club Miami, and Post Ranch Inn.
Wherever you decide to go for your next trip away, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including the Four Seasons, Marriott, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, and more.
Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. Four Seasons Lanai, Hawaii
Possibly offering the most picture-perfect beach in the world is the Four Seasons Lanai, one of the best Four Seasons in Hawaii, and a true escape on a billionaire’s private island (Larry Ellison’s to be exact). You will not find more beautiful or more remote, empty beaches anywhere in the world.
Overlooking beautiful Hulopo’e Bay, Lana’i by Four Seasons offers an innovative vision of a Hawaiian resort, a perfect base to explore your 90,000-acre island. Upon arrival, you’ll find elegant yet innovative guestrooms, a variety of restaurants, including NOBU LANAI, a spa, and wellness program, high-end retail stores, and a gorgeously landscaped pool oasis. Activities range from horseback riding, off-roading tours, sporting clays, and archery to snorkel and sailing adventures, as well as tennis, championship golf, and more.
Don’t expect a great deal of nightlife here. When we stayed, the alfresco restaurant by the pool closed quite early. Things have changed since our visit, and there is now a beautiful alfresco terrace under the stars with sweeping views and a Nobu restaurant that serves a light menu and drinks through to 10:30 pm. After this, you can always wander barefooted, down to the empty beach, where you can enjoy a paddle under a milky way of stars.
2. Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii
Set on the North Kona Coast of Hawaii Island, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai boasts an exciting mix of white-sand beaches, dazzling oceanfront, and black-lava landscapes. Enjoy championship golf, island-fresh dining, and a genuine aloha spirit during your stay.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai’s 243 expansive guest rooms and suites exude a nostalgic sense of Hawaii’s golden age. All rooms offer modern Hawaii décor, paddle ceiling fans (along with air conditioning), and each has a lanai or terrace. It is worth mentioning that even the cheapest room at the Four Seasons Hualalai is a great room, and you will have a similarly great holiday, whichever room you choose. If you book via our luxury travel concierge, we can bump you up a room level for free (subject to availability on check-in), as well as offering a bunch of other free benefits!
The hotel itself is perched on dramatic blackened lava from the Volcano. The entire low-rise complex is dotted with palm trees, and it has a hugely long and private beach. The mix of the warm sand, deep blue Pacific waters, lush green tropical foliage, and flowers means that the setting can only be described as breathtaking.
The large lobby is open-air, and when you arrive, you get a sweet-smelling lei (flower necklace) and an oshibori towel, which is a great start to every stay here. My favorite thing at the resort is the King’s Pond. Four Seasons brings the ocean into the resort for you with this pool: a quarry-like pond with a sandy bottom, carved free form out of the black lava, teeming with fish, and a couple of spotted eagle rays. You can swim in this pool for as long as you like with complimentary snorkel gear. Swim with real fish and rays, a truly magical experience, and all with the convenience of being just a short walk from your room.
There are five other swimming pools, some with sloping and sand bottoms, some with hot tubs. You can look forward to complimentary frozen grapes poolside, which is a lovely touch.
There is also a large gym with a lap pool and of course, there is an amazing beach. From November to May, you are likely to spot whales and dolphins just offshore, and there are local turtles that meander about on the beach too. I could go on, but suffice to say, this is one of the best Four Seasons hotels in the world, without a doubt.
3. Amangiri, Utah
Experience the earth’s beauty at its most basic form in this red-rock desert-scape. Beyond the few pine-clad mountains, there’s little vegetation in this vast arid region. The unique rock formations have been sculpted by time, water, and wind. Visit the red-rock spans in Arches National Park, the sheer-walled river gorges in the Canyonlands, and the stunning buttes and mesas of Monument Valley.
Amangiri resort is your second reason to visit this stunning region. Tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase, The resort is built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views. Blending with its dramatic surrounds of deep canyons and towering plateaus, this wilderness escape could not be more rugged.
Amangiri’s Aman Spa features a floatation therapy pavilion, water pavilion with sauna, steam room, cold plunge and step pool, fitness center, and yoga pavilion. Amangiri’s trail system allows guests to explore the region’s striking desert scenery on foot. Aman resorts are one of my favorite luxury hotel brands, and you can read about our trip to Aman Grand Canal in Venice to find out more about these wonderful hotels.
4. Post Ranch Inn, California
Is this the ultimate ocean escape? Experience Big Sur’s profound and humbling beauty with breathtaking sunsets. Perched on the clifftop of Big Sur, a rugged stretch of California’s coastline between Carmel and San Simeon, sits the breathtaking Amangani clings to the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte, affording magnificent views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Valley below and evokes the atmosphere of the American West.
Sensitively designed with materials native to Wyoming, Amangani features redwood walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and woven cowhide chairs. Spacious suites include king-sized beds, fireplaces, daybeds, and decks with spectacular mountain views. It’s a perfect place to splurge near the wilderness of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park.
6. Four Seasons New York Downtown, New York
Four Seasons New York Downtown is a fantastic Four Seasons hotel and is located in downtown Manhatten in New York. This luxurious hotel offers an excellent alternative to staying in Midtown Manhattan. It sits between Tribeca and the financial district, a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Cente, and is surrounded by the hottest restaurants.
The restaurant CUT by Wolfgang Puck is a highlight and is Wolfgang’s first in Manhattan, serving Wagyu beef and inventive seafood dishes. I particularly love the large, stylish indoor lap pool, the relaxing spa, and the Gotham suite with its massive private terrace.
7. Four Seasons Hotel New York, New York
Made famous by “Mr. Big” the Four Seasons New York sits in one of the most exclusive spots in the city, moments from Central Park. Located between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, you are also close to Times Square and within easy reach of Fifth Avenue for shopping. Incredible views and a luxurious spa will tempt you out of your stylish room, but this Four Seasons lacks a pool.
8. Four Seasons Napa Valley, California
Another new Four Seasons is about to open. This property is ideal for Californians and wine lovers, and you can drive there if you live in this state! With one of Napa Valley’s most coveted locations, Four Seasons Napa Valley is nestled in the valley’s north, in the historic town of Calistoga. The hotel and residences are surrounded by hundreds of acres of vineyards framed by picturesque forests and majestic mountains. It’s a natural hideaway for relaxation and indulgence.
9. Four Seasons The Surf Club Miami, Florida
If you are looking for sunshine and a beach on American soil, look no further! This beachside property, Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, is a luxurious oceanfront destination bringing a new era of glamour elevated with chic Italian dining and a world-class spa. Located by the northern Miami Beaches on Collins Avenue, the design and ambiance hark back to the classic Jazz Age glamour of Miami in the 1920s and ’30s.
10. Four Seasons Orlando, Florida
Let’s not forget Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, a must-do with kids. It has waterslides, a lazy river, and a shuttle to the Walt Disney World. This hotel is one of the best Four Seasons hotels in Florida and is nestled within the 47 square miles of Walt Disney World. It is tucked away in the secluded millionaires’ row of Golden Oaks. It is easily the best and most luxurious hotel within Walt Disney World.
This lakeside haven has extensive gardens, pools, and towering pillars of palms and cypress. Tee off at the exclusive Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, splash around with the kids at Explorer Island, treat yourself to a soothing, post-park massage at The Spa, or toast the evening fireworks with dinner at the rooftop steakhouse Capa.
Within the hotel, highlights for the kids is the five-acre water park, with splash zones, interactive fountains, water slides, and pools for kids and grown-ups alike. An attentive poolside service includes towels, lounger pillows, suncream, and pitchers of iced water.
Highlights for older guests include two elegant infinity pools, one for the family and one for adults only, splashing around in the lazy winding river, two exhilarating water slides, and weekly Dive-In Movies at the family pool, which also has zero walk-in water, so is ideal for any age! The pools are the biggest reason to stay here. The lazy river sparkles and is never crowded, with giant waterfalls. It just floats you along… so relaxing!
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