If you’re like us, you’re obsessively already planning your next vacation, whether that be during spring break or the summer months.
Sometimes it is nice to splurge and have more hotel room space, so we’ve found some standout suites to book across the country that offer cool amenities, Instagram-worthy views and special services. We’ve picked accommodations that are great for groups of friends, couples or multigenerational family getaways. From Rhode Island to Los Angeles, these seven hotels cater to discerning travelers looking for their next great escape in the U.S.
1. Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI
Perched on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Ocean House is an iconic New England seaside resort that is also the first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel in the state. Families will enjoy the resort’s private beach, sailing, biking and day trips to local attractions like reliving the Gilded Age with a trip to the mansions in Newport.
The Dune Grass Suite is a spacious, child-friendly hotel suite that includes two en suite bedrooms, plus a bunk room. The over-sized master, with access to the private garden, features a king-sized bed and a bathroom with both a standing shower and large soaking tub. A large guest room also has a king-sized bed, a spacious daybed and its own bath. Kids will enjoy the “Pirate’s Den” bunk room that accommodates two children in full-sized, side-by-side bunk beds. There’s also a “Pirate’s Closet,” in-suite laundry room, living room, kitchen to prepare meals should you desire, and a private garden with chaise lounges and covered porch.
2. Paws Up Resort, Greenough, Montana
Maybe you’re not into camping in the traditional sense, but we think you could get excited about glamping! Among unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up, a luxury ranch resort situated on a 37,000-acre, authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana. Whether you choose an expansive private home or a sophisticated, safari-style luxury tent, Paws Up provides an unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana.
Go horseback riding, trout fishing and explore the land Lewis & Clark fell in love with. From mid-May to Mid-October, stay in one of six glamping camps in a multi-bedroom luxury tent that features hardwood floors, fine linens, air conditioning and heat, plus a private en suite bath with heated floors and showers. Choose from two-to-four-bedroom tents, each with dedicated camping butler, housekeeping, camp chef, nightly bonfires with s’mores and access to an elegant dining pavilion.
3. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL
In the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood, the iconic Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is on Chi-town’s famed Magnificent Mile with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The centrally-located hotel is steps away from shopping on Michigan Avenue, tasting the best of our gourmet city, exploring Navy Pier and more. The warm months of summer are the best times to visit the windy city, especially if you want to enjoy the juxtaposition of the city’s high rise skyline and 26 miles of sandy beaches along the lake.
Literary buffs will want to stay in the Author Suite, which features a private collection that contains personalized editions from Stephen King, Margaret Thatcher, Oliver Stone and Anne Rice. The 46th-floor accommodation has one king bedroom, two rollaways (if traveling with children), two full bathrooms, a dining room and views of Lake Michigan.
4. Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach, FL
Situated on Florida’s West Coast, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is one of the newest hotels lining the Gulf shore, just steps away from Clearwater Beach, which has been named America’s #1 beach by TripAdvisor. Rooms have beautiful views of either the ocean or the marina and resort amenities include an outdoor pool, therapeutic whirlpool, fitness center overlooking the beach, spa and three dining options, including the Asian-fusion waterfront restaurant, Ocean Hai. The Presidential Suite is a bi-level, three-bedroom accommodation with its own elevator, a dining area, private balcony, separate living room with a sleeper sofa. This suite offers stunning views of the Intracoastal waterway, Marina and the Gulf of Mexico–it’s the resort’s only guestroom to offer both views!
5. St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach, FL
If you love to shop, appreciate art and want to enjoy Miami away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach, Bal Harbour island is right for you. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is situated across the street from the famous Bal Harbour Shops. Rising 27 stories above the Atlantic, the beachfront hotel offers guest rooms and suites with direct ocean views from expansive balconies, a 14,000-square-foot Remède Spa, gourmet cuisine at Atlantikós and BH Burger Bar.
The oceanfront Royal Suite is perfect for a friends getaway as it offers two king bedrooms, three bathrooms, three balconies with recliners, a living room, two kitchenettes and a six-guest dining area. A dedicated St. Regis Butler attends to any additional needs. Visit nearby attractions like Bass Museum of Art, the Art Deco District and Ocean Drive.
6. The Carlyle, New York City, NY
Built in 1930, The Carlyle is a landmark hotel Located on the Upper East Side in New York City. Spa-goers can indulge in the Sisley-Paris spa with services like the Phyto-Aromatic Treatments, which combine massage rituals from all over the world, created with the respect of ancient traditions, and the power of aromatherapy.
Additional amenities include a fitness center, multiple in-house boutiques, four dining establishments and special services and treats for pets. Guests are a block away from Central Park and a five-minute walk from the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guests are spoiled for choice with respect to suite options at this hotel, which have been decorated by legendary designers, such as Dorothy Draper, Mark Hampton, Alexandra Champalimaud and Thierry Despont.
Suites start at the 600-square-foot Superior level with one bedroom, pantry and powder room, and go up to the jaw-dropping 2,600-square-foot duplex Empire Suite with three bedrooms and a private art collection curated by the Met musueum.
7. Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
As our team was just in Los Angeles gifting PlaneAire at the GBK Oscars Gifting Suite with nominees and winners, we can’t leave out the star-studded city in this round up. Opening in 2014, the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is situated in the historic United Artists building that features original work from local artists. Built in 1927 for the maverick film studio, the hotel is an ornate and vibrant LA gem. Every second Thursday of the month, the streets are flooded with art lovers, creatives and food carts for Artwalk activities in and around the galleries on Spring and Main streets, between 2nd and 9th.
Visit Grand Park to have a picnic or cool off at the wading pool–weekly farmers markets, summer concert series, and outdoor movie viewings also happen here. Stay in the 633-square-foot Ace Suite outfitted with locally made and vintage furniture. There is a king bed, private wet bar, custom Revo Radio and large private terrace. Music enthusiasts will love the Ace x Rega RP1 turntable and acoustic Martin Guitar.