Extravagant Escapes: The Best Luxury Hotels in the US 2023

Every year, Tripadvisor chooses a number of premium hotels for their Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award. Out of almost 8 million hotels from all over the world, these worthy few proved to be the exception in luxury travel. Each of these locations has received a substantial number of excellent reviews from people all over the world. These accommodations have gone above and beyond to provide service and amenities to make each vacation the highlight of a lifetime.

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Acqualina Resort & Residences

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If you are looking to spend your time near the ocean breeze, Acqualina Resort & Residences On The Beach is an exquisite destination. Located on the beautiful shores of Sunny Isles Beach in Miami, the experience is tranquil and rejuvenating, with a Mediterranean landscape and gorgeous tropical gardens.

The resort includes a state-of-the-art spa, world-class dining options, and a breathtaking oceanfront infinity pool. For more active guests, you can find activities like scuba diving lessons, painting, yacht cruises, and golf courses.

Each of its carefully designed guest rooms and residences provides a much-needed sanctuary of comfort and style, offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you decide to indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment, savor a delectable culinary experience, or want to relax on the beautiful beaches of Miami, every moment at Acqualina Resort & Residences On The Beach is truly a reminder that paradise can be found.

Montage Laguna Beach

Extravagant Escapes: The Best Luxury Hotels in the US 2023
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Enjoy the Southern California lifestyle while staying at the luxurious coastal retreat of Montage Laguna Beach this year. Experience breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy seaside luxury in this truly idyllic setting.

The attention to detail is apparent in the design of the property, located on a coastal bluff. Guests can indulge in a multitude of experiences, from unwinding by the picturesque poolside to pampering themselves with a range of spa treatments. But the most worthwhile experiences you can have while staying here are just outside the door.

Laguna Beach is a popular art destination, and you can find that in the local art galleries, boutique shops, and numerous art festivals during the summer. Indulge your shopping spree in world-renowned Orange County at one of the many shopping plazas located in the area. You will find well-known designers, exclusive brands, and luxury travel items for all your needs.

On the ocean, you can go on a whale and dolphin watching tour or sailing with a rental ship. Kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and surfing are also water activities you can choose to do. Finish your day with some fine dining in one of the on-site restaurants with beautiful views to soak up the experience. This prime destination is why California is always a stop on everyone’s bucket list.

Pendry Manhattan West

Pendry Manhattan West
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Take your time to enjoy the skyline in the heart of Manhattan’s bustling West Side while you stay at Pendry Manhattan West. Feel the contemporary urban living and revel in the blend of modern luxury and pure sophistication of being in this destination city.

This architectural icon rises above the panoramic cityscape, showing itself to everyone with its sleek lines and striking glass facades. Once inside, you won’t believe the elegance and refined comfort you will find. Every detail of the hotel has been meticulously designed and cultivated to give you an unforgettable experience.

Dress in your finest for Bar Pendry and Chez Zou to enjoy specialty cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere that helps capture the essence of New York. Work off all the fine dining you can enjoy here with the state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio.

Once you head out onto the streets of New York City, you are in one of the most popular expanding neighborhoods. This is where you can find high-end boutique shopping on 5th Avenue, Madison Avenue, and SoHo. Head to the popular tourist destination Time Square to soak in the city lights and culture.


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Halekulani can be found on the beautiful shores of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. Perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, this hotel provides impeccable service in a luxurious atmosphere. The experience you will have here as a guest will be truly unforgettable.

This rich tropical wonder provides stunning ocean and garden views. Halekulani creates an openness and serene retreat from the world. You can immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture here as the hotel also focuses on supporting the local community. Spend your time exploring the art and cultural exhibits, with access provided by the hotel, such as the Manoa Heritage Center and the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Fine dining options include several restaurants with island-inspired dinner menus and quaint open-air seating to soak in the sun. Embrace wellness with custom itineraries of hiking day trips exploring Hawaii nature or a rest and relaxed treatment at the state-of-the-art spa.

Wentworth Mansion®

Wentworth Mansion®
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Found in the center of historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the Wentworth Mansion® stands as an architectural delight that seems to capture a bygone era of elegance. It has become a well-known landmark, built in the late 19th century, and offers guests a remarkable blend of opulence and Southern charm.

As you enter the grand foyer of the mansion, soak in the exquisite woodwork and stately chandeliers that showcase a time of elegance and sophistication. The 21 luxurious guestrooms and suites have been adorned with unique antique furnishings and elegant, warm textiles, ensuring a comfortable and indulgent stay like the Gilded Age.

Embrace it with a private carriage ride through the historic district’s cobblestone streets, or take a walking tour to explore this beloved city.

Hotel Emma

Hotel Emma
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Hotel Emma can be found in the city heart of San Antonio, Texas. It represents the epitome of Texan luxury, charm, and colorful history. Once you step inside, you will be captivated by the architectural design. The elegance that showcases each room is astounding. 

You will find the seamless blend of contemporary amenities and vintage aesthetics in a multitude of different rooms and suites. It will make you feel you have returned to the good old days. Spend some time taking a walking history tour of the hotel, with an option to also go to the local farmers market at the end of the weekend.

The hotel can also help indulge your taste buds with weekly highlights provided by their trained chefs. Once you step outside, you can explore the historical pearl district of Sant Antonio. With its impeccable service, you will feel like you’re solely being taken care of by the entire hotel. Hotel Emma provides an extraordinary experience during your time in the lone star state.

Chatham Inn

Chatham Inn
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Chatham Inn is a top-rated boutique in Cape Cod, and it’s no surprise why. It has been in operation since 1830, with nearly 200 hundred years of history. With its classic style architecture and inviting and warm ambiance, Chatham Inn offers an unforgettable escape brimming with East Coast charm and sophistication.

The tastefully decorated rooms are simple yet elegant, providing a haven of tranquility and comfort. Guests can savor meals at the renowned on-site restaurant and wine bar, known for its local culinary mastery and farm-to-table ethos.

Part of the experience is the charming town of Chatham. You will find yourself on quaint streets, in boutique shops, and visiting lighthouses along the beach. With nearly 40 miles of untouched national seashore, this inn allows visitors to explore popular attractions easily.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Trump Tower Chicago
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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago stands tall as an architectural marvel in the heart of the Windy City. The glass exterior above the vibrant River North neighborhood along the Chicago River offers breathtaking views of places like the Chicago Harbor and Navy Pier.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago prides itself on its five-star accommodations, including a personal attaché. It is a haven for relaxation and indulgence and a preferred destination for business travelers, with its state-of-the-art conference and event venues.

Nearby you will find the Magnificent Mile, a premier commercial district and one of the most famous shopping areas in the world. It’s filled with popular attractions, storefronts, museums, and classic architecture to satisfy all your wants and needs. Or relax on a riverboat cruise taking in the sights of the city. The unmatched luxury and iconic location make it an undisputed symbol of prestige and grandeur within Chicago’s hospitality landscape.

The Ivy Hotel

Baltimore, MD
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A former mansion, The Ivy Hotel has become a bustling center of activity in the great city of Baltimore. This iconic establishment has carved a niche as a premier boutique hotel with its impeccable services and unmatched attention to detail.

The smaller size of the property seems to make every part of it a charming space to spend your time. You can relax in the library with a good book, enjoy a game of billiards in the music room, enjoy a cocktail in the self-serve Mansion Bar, or take in a traditional afternoon tea.

The Ivy Hotel’s well-appointed rooms offer a tranquil sanctuary adorned with plush furnishings and modern amenities. The staff takes such good care of you that it will feel like you are Lord or Lady of the Manor.

You won’t want to leave, but if you want to explore, you are in the vibrant and electrically charged Mt. Vernon neighborhood. The hotel provides a complimentary car service to make activities even more accessible. With its unrivaled hospitality, The Ivy Hotel has become a beacon of indulgence, promising an unforgettable experience.

The Jefferson

Washington DC
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The Jefferson is a luxurious and contemporary hotel that can be found in the capital of the U.S., epitomizing elegance and intimate charm with less than 100 rooms. Built in 1923, this historic jewel has a timeless design with magnificent interiors that seamlessly blend the classic design with updated modern amenities.

The Jefferson’s exceptional dining experiences will help tantalize the taste buds with delectable refined dishes, pristine vintages, and cocktails. The hotel also provides extracurricular services during the summer, including customized walking tours and several boat tours to enjoy the city’s sights.

This article originally appeared on Wander With Alex. Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2023. Featured Image Courtesy of Acqualina Resort & Residences.


Extravagant Escapes: The Best Luxury Hotels in the US 2023
Nicholas Rosen

Nick is the founder of The World Overload, a personal travel blog. From here, he shares his and others' personal travel experiences, trip itineraries, popular cultural events, and suggested destinations for every world-traveling enthusiast. Nick wants to experience the most of what this world has to offer and hopes to bring you into this as well.