Best Hotels in America
The United States is an incredible place to travel, and you’ll find a diverse array of luxurious hotels across the country. Some are quaint and charming, others a bit more rugged, but they all offer top-notch amenities, stunning vistas and top-tier service.
But deciding where to stay can be tricky because there’s no universal standard for what makes a hotel “luxury.” There are many different criteria and judging methods that lead to confusion and inconsistency. And, because each part of the country has its own distinct culture and climate, amenities that are considered luxurious in one part of the nation may not be the same thing in another.
Fortunately, there are several organizations that review properties in an objective manner and make them available to the public so travelers can make better choices about where they want to stay. These organizations are:
Since its debut in 1917, the American Automobile Association has reviewed and rated hotels in the United States. Its hotel rating system, which appears on its TourBook guides and TripTik, is based on field inspections and a set of criteria that has evolved over time.
The hotel-review company HTI combines an extensive evaluation process with data from social media sites, candid photos and comparative ratings systems to create an index that takes into account a full hotel experience. The firm conducts surprise visits, anonymous service evaluations and surveys.
A New York-based boutique hotel specializing in art and design, OMAAT offers guests the opportunity to experience a unique style that is both modern and classic at once. The swank hotel, which is conveniently located near the New York Stock Exchange and Carnegie Hall, aims to elevate your stay with its art collection, its impressive restaurant and its state-of-the-art facilities.
Situated on Park and Madison Avenues in Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, Four Seasons Hotel New York is a luxury oasis that’s just as well-located for business as it is for pleasure. With a full suite of amenities including a plethora of restaurants and bars, and a concierge team that’s more than happy to help, this is a hotel where you can truly relax and unwind.
LUMA Times Square
There’s no better way to end a long day of sight-seeing than with a cocktail and an incredible view of the New York City skyline at LUMA Times Square. The hotel’s rooms are spacious and comfortable, and they feature floor-to-ceiling windows that make it easy to see the world below.
The hotel’s rooftop bar and terrace offer incredible views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building and the rest of Manhattan. The property also boasts a spa, yoga studio and kids’ club to keep everyone happy during their stay.
The 16-story building on 77th Street and Madison Avenue is a 1920s landmark that mixes classic opulence with contemporary comforts. A number of designers have influenced the design, from a French-inspired lobby to Jacques Grange’s sleek black and white room interiors that are filled with Nespresso machines and Kiehl’s products.