The Best Hotels in America

When it comes to finding the best hotels, the options are endless. From grand, historic addresses that are practically a part of the city’s identity like The Ritz-Carlton near Central Park and The Plaza (Eloise fame), to trendy spaces with incredible skyline views like 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, there is truly something for every type of traveler. And as old-world buildings get revamped and new hotels open, the luxury hotel scene is constantly changing.

Whether you’re traveling on business or vacationing with family and friends, picking the right hotel will make all the difference in your trip. Choosing a hotel that is conveniently located to your planned activities will allow you to spend less time commuting and more time enjoying your destination. You’ll also want to consider what kind of amenities are available in the room, such as free WiFi and a fitness center. In addition, you’ll want to make sure your hotel has a variety of restaurants and bars so you can enjoy local cuisine.

When choosing the best hotels, it’s important to remember that there isn’t one America. What might be considered luxurious in La Jolla is viewed as everyday in Miami, while a hotel that’s sleek and modern in Memphis might not be as impressive to visitors from abroad.

With that in mind, here are the top hotels to help you create your ideal luxury getaway:

In the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, this luxury boutique hotel offers a cozy escape just minutes from Central Park and some of the city’s most popular attractions. From locally sourced, Mediterranean-inspired food to a staff that’s always beaming with smiles, the hotel has a lot to offer travelers looking for an authentic Manhattan experience.

A 2023 It List winner, this hotel is a favorite among T+L editors and readers thanks to its luxurious rooms and one-of-a-kind amenities. Guests can live out their Kevin McCallister or Eloise dreams in this picture-perfect NYC property, complete with fireplace-equipped rooms and suites and a rooftop plunge pool that’s only open seasonally. The property’s curated art collection, underground Jazz Club, and 14th-floor Garden Terrace are all worth checking out as well.

A former factory-turned-boutique hotel, the Wythe’s 70 rooms offer exposed brick walls, oversized windows, and high ceilings that feel expansive and lofty. Many rooms have skyline views and feature unique details, including opulent marble bathrooms and brass accents. Plus, the hotel’s rooftop bar and dining restaurant offer some of the most stunning city views in town.