Whether traveling for business or pleasure, a hotel room is a big part of the trip’s comfort and enjoyment. Accommodation costs will likely be the biggest percentage of the travel budget. Experienced travelers know they get what they pay for. Who better to ask than them for advice? Conde Nest travel readers picked the following as the best top 10 U.S. hotels. Some may fall into a traveler’s budget, while others will be a splurge.
1. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
What used to be a landmark pier built in 1914 is now a Pendry Resort. Guest rooms are reported to be “superbly comfortable”. The hotel’s pool is still a part of the old pier. The average price per night: $331.
2. XV Beacon
Also in a historic building, this Boston hotel is a Beaux Arts beauty featuring fireplaces, mahogany built-in cupboards, and canopy beds. Guests also get one free chauffeured Lexus ride. The average price per night:$442.
3. The Chatwal New York
This NYC hotel is a historic redo of a Midtown Art Deco building. Travel readers say it has a “travel’s bygone era” vibe. It features an underground spa, lap pool, and a small gym. The average price per night:$620
4. Dunton Town House
Telluride, Colorado’s cozy B&B-type facility only hosts 10 guests. The decor includes Austrian fabrics and hand-carved wooden antiques. Outdoors lovers will like the nearby ski resort’s gondola and the individual mud rooms. The average price per night:$350
5. Faena Hotel
This Miami Beach hotel is on a private beach with lovely Bayview rooms available. Travelers say the Damien Hirst golden mammoth skeleton in a cage they display gives the place an “Alice in Wonderland feel.” The average price per night:$425
6. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Guest will have a great view in every room at this famous hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony. The huge rooms feature Art Deco interiors by Pierre-Yves Rochon.
The average price per night: $755
7. 1 Hotel South Beach
A 600-foot private beach and unique activities like sunset meditation and terrarium-building workshops place this hotel as number seven on the list. It’s built entirely from recycled materials and all rooms have organic cotton mattresses and sheets. The average price per night: $575
8. The Hermosa Inn
This Southwestern-themed hotel is in Paradise Valley, Arizona in the foothills of Camelback Mountain. Lon Megargee, a cowboy artist created it as his special getaway in the 1930s. The average price per night: $313
9. Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Bearing the name of country singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, this Austin Texas hotel is in the heart of the Texas music scene. Rooms are available with a city view or a view of Lady Bird Lake. The average price per night: $313
10. The Viceroy Chicago
The only Chicago hotel to make the list, the Viceroy is described as “contemporary-chic
with a retro Chicago facade. The furnishings are mid-century. The average price per night: $286