United States

We’ve rounded up an ever-growing selection of boutique hotel stays, luxury hotel hideaways and romantic retreats in the United States. Click on a destination below to see our current pick of the best boutique hotels to book, as well as an insider guide to everything from restaurants and bars to picnics and hire cars…

Destinations in United States

  • It's not all cacti and golf courses: Arizona has excellent art scenes, beautiful hiking paths, and a thriving dining culture in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tuscan.
  • Beyond the seashores and swimming pools, the Golden State also holds mammoth redwoods, snow-capped peaks and scorched desert. Hop in a convertible and cruise Highway 1 to see it all.
  • Snow bunnies rule the Rocky Mountains in winter, but warmer weather brings mountain bikers, white-water rafters and hikers to towns such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and Telluride.
  • Lush and leafy, the Connecticut River Valley is a colonial escape from New York City. Weekend visitors boat across the Long Island Sound, ride horses through bucolic Litchfield Hills and visit tiny river towns, including Essex and Old Lime.
  • The Sunshine State takes its nickname seriously. Take advantage of Florida's warm weather to strip down and sun in Miami or boat through the marshy Everglades. No matter what you do, start the day with a glass of Florida orange juice.
  • Set your watch to island time in Hawaii, where locals wake before dawn to catch waves before work on the record-breaking North Shore. The Rainbow State is a paradise of tropical colours, from inky black-sand beaches to the active volcanoes' fiery lava.
  • Once a haven for crooked politicians, Illinois now draws visitors for the towering skyline of Chicago, and the scenic Great Lakes. The state also houses more than 60 state parks and the boyhood home to the least crooked of them all: honest Abe Lincoln.
  • Baton Rouge may be Louisiana’s capital, but New Orleans is its beating heart, with a Francophile culture of cafes, top-notch cuisine and jazz clubs. The state also holds mossy Civil War-era plantations and strong Creole and Cajun communities.
  • No matter the season, from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor from Acadia to Baxter State Park, this natural wonderland fulfills the state slogan’s promise of 'Vacationland'.
  • Maritime adventure awaits in Maryland. Sail into the bustling Baltimore harbor for a visit to Charm City, or cruise through the Chesapeake to visit the secluded coastal retreats of the Eastern Shore.
  • Since the pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts has been a pillar of patriotism. Stroll the freedom trail in Boston, visit the shutter-clad splendour of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard or spot spectacular fall foliage in the Berkshires.
  • The Wild West thrives in the vast, openness of Montana. Horse-lovers saddle up for days-long rides through the canyons. Fishermen converge on the bountiful four rivers. And have we mentioned Glacier National Park and iconic Yellowstone?
  • Go leaf-peeping amid famous fall foliage, chow down on chowder and lobster rolls and visit lighthouses and historic homes as you explore one of the most storied parts of the United States.
  • Retro boardwalks, the Jersey Shore’s sparkling Atlantic waters, and the best Italian-American food in the country prove that there’s much more to New Jersey than reality television.
  • Talk about a gem in the desert: the land of Georgia O'Keefe has spectacular turquoise mines on a trail that runs from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.
  • Manhattan alone could keep visitors busy for years with Broadway shows, world-class dining and Madison Avenue shopping. Upstate, Hudson River Valley is a haven for arts and antiques, and the Hamptons are an A-list beach playground.
  • Though small, Rhode Island packs plenty of adventures for visitors. Sail into Newport to visit the coastal mansions. Providence, home to Brown University, is a scenic New England town with a thriving arts scene.
  • Go to South Carolina for the Spanish moss and antebellum architecture, but stay for the innovative culinary scene and miles of beaches in this proud Southern state.
  • Everything really is bigger in the Lone Star State. Expect great things from chilli-packed Tex-Mex dishes, one of the country’s best indie music scenes in Austin, and a vast and seemingly endless sprawl through the ranges and out to the Rio Grande.
  • Outside Salt Lake City, Utah is a nature-lover’s paradise. The Colorado River burrows through ruddy canyons and opens into Lake Powell. Up in the mountains, resorts like Deer Valley, Park City and Alta lure powder-seekers from around the world.
  • When you think of New England’s picturesque farmhouses, rolling hills and vibrantly coloured autumnal leaves, it’s Vermont you have in mind. With snow-covered mountains in winter and lush forests in summer, there’s a reason to relax here any time of year.
  • Proud, historic and unexpectedly alive with greenery, Washington DC is much more than the linchpin of governmental machinery; it’s a cultural hotbed of free museums and monuments.
  • Open ranges, cowboys and the occasional passing moose help keep Wyoming about as removed from urban sprawl as anywhere in America. Check into a log cabin in Jackson Hole by the majestic Grand Tetons or visit spectacular Yellowstone.

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Room 323 at Petit Ermitage, Los Angeles, United States

Room 323 at Petit Ermitage, Los Angeles, United States

There are few places better for luxurious lounging than Petit Ermitage: its paradisiacal outdoor restaurant is aflutter with butterflies and hummingbirds and the Hollywood-Hills-view rooftop pool is usually surrounded by a host of mojito-sipping beautiful people, especially around sunset, when they gather by the flickering flames of the outdoor fireplace. Room 323, a Junior Suite, is particularly quiet – located in the middle of the floor away from the elevator – leave the balcony door open and let in the night breeze while you sleep (check the minibar first for some, ahem, adults-only treats).

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Hudson Studio at The Standard High Line, New York, United States

Hudson Studio at The Standard High Line, New York, United States

Exhibitionists, step into the spotlight: the sexy Standard’s floor-to-ceiling windows give tourists on the High Line a perfect view into these super slick rooms (if you’re on the shy side you can, of course, just close the curtains). The corner-room Hudson Studio gives you double the exposure, as well as twice the jaw-dropping Big Apple views. Meanwhile, The Standard’s 18th floor bar, Top of The Standard, brags full-circle views of Manhattan.

 

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Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Adrenaline-seekers can get their fill with the one-day heli-ski excursions around the Telluride basin at 10,000 to 14,000 feet – some of the highest elevations in North America. Professional ski guide service including state of-the-art powder skis or snowboard, poles, an avalanche transceiver and safety orientation is provided. You’ll be packed off with a gourmet lunch and snacks from Dunton Hot Springs’ kitchen, and be picked up and returned directly from town by helicopter.

And skiers of all levels can take to the slopes with two days ski passes, ski rental and transfers for world-class downhill skiing in Telluride (a 90-minute drive from the resort). This legendary mountain – with over 2,000 skiable acres, 127 trails and 18 lifts – is known for its crowd-free, wide open runs. 

At a lower elevation (but no less exciting), embark on a full-day guided snowmobiling adventure (including a warm picnic lunch) to the snow-blanketed alpine meadows inaccessible by car during the winter. Tours vary from groomed trail rides to aggressive back country trips, and knowledgeable guides educate guests about the area’s history and natural wonders.

No matter what adventures your stay has in store, relax with a 75-minute signature couples body-scrub treatment and massage in the secluded bath house. 

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Luxe lodging

Luxe lodging

With its old village dance hall, bath house and saloon, former mining town retreat Dunton Hot Springs seems to come straight from the set of a Golden Age Western. Make your home on the range for five nights in the Well House cabin – the most requested accommodation at Dunton Hot Springs. Built around its own hot spring, it has a cosy wood-burning stove, a raft of a king-size bed and a bathroom with shower. Revive après-ski with a dip in the private plunge pool inside or soak up the clear mountain views from the spacious deck outside.

As for the dining as part of your stay, recently named #4 Best Hotel for Food Lovers by Bon Appetit magazine, and, with an in-house merlot (Sutcliffe Vineyards), this is some fine campfire fare. The menus change daily based on guest preferences, and all food is sourced locally, regionally and organic whenever possible for the extravagant family-style meals served in the saloon.

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