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Planning your next getaway? Here’s the top-rated hotel in each state across the country, as judged by fellow travelers on TripAdvisor. Before you go on your next trip, make sure you know these secrets hotels won’t tell you.
Alabama: Hampton Inn Winfield, Winfield
There’s a reason this Alabama hotel has won the Lighthouse Award, which is the Hilton’s most prestigious honor, three separate times. Not only are the guest spaces clean and comfortable, but the friendly staff will make you feel like family from the minute you check into your room. These are 10 of the best value hotels in America.
Alaska: Glacier Bay Country Inn, Gustavus
Five-star dining in middle-of-nowhere Alaska? That’s what you’ll indulge in at Glacier Bay Country Inn, where Chef John is known for his deluxe breakfast spread and sinfully decadent bread pudding. After your delicious dinner, head outside for a relaxing soak in the hot tub or warm up by the firepit.
Arizona: The Inn Above Oak Creek, Sedona
When you open your curtains in the morning at this Arizona inn, you’ll be treated to a stunning view of gurgling Oak Creek with picturesque mountains rising up behind it. Pro tip: If you’re traveling during the fall or winter months, request a room with a fireplace for added coziness.
Arkansas: Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs
You can’t go wrong with any room at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, but if you want to pull out all the stops, book the Pocahontas Room. A guest favorite, it features a private porch (with rocking chairs!) that overlooks Lake Hamilton and a gorgeous gushing waterfall. Speaking of, these are the most beautiful waterfalls in each state.
California: Desert Riviera Hotel, Greater Palm Springs
With plenty of extra (and unique) amenities, this California hotel is anything but basic. Watch a flick in the movie theatre with a bucket of buttery popcorn or pick up a frozen pizza from the front desk to bake in the outdoor poolside pizza oven. The staff even lights candles around the pool at night so you’ll truly feel like you’re in your own oasis. Find out 13 more incredible hotel perks that will make you want to book a room ASAP.
Colorado: The Inn at Lost Creek, Mountain Village
Follow these three steps for the perfect stay at this Colorado luxury hotel. Step one: Enjoy Asian tapas and a seafood dinner on the patio at Siam’s Talay Grille. Step two: Reserve the rooftop hot tub for a romantic night for two. Step three: Wake up and explore the breathtaking mountains nearby.
Connecticut: Homestead Inn, New Milford
Even the biggest night owl will want to wake up in time for breakfast at Homestead Inn, where their specialty is flaky croissant French toast smothered in maple syrup. You’ll need all that fuel for a morning spent wandering nearby Elephant Trunk Flea Market, which was featured on the show Flea Market Flip.
Delaware: Avenue Inn & Spa, Rehoboth Beach
Every traveler knows that the staff can make or break a getaway. Fortunately, at Avenue Inn, manager Mary Lou and the other employees definitely make it. They’ll help you with whatever you need, from an extra pillow to more coffee at the complimentary breakfast to directions to the beach, which is just a block away!
Florida: Beachside Village Resort, Lauderdale by the Sea
You might be in Florida but you’ll feel like you’re on the coast of New England thanks to the charming Cape Cod theme woven throughout the Beachside Village Resort. Guests rave about the golf cart shuttle service, which will take you anywhere you want to go in the area, from the beach during the day to dinner downtown at night.
Georgia: The Kehoe House, Savannah
Situated right off of Columbia Square in the heart of Savannah, The Kehoe House is within walking distance to almost everything in the Southern city. But before you go explore (historic Savannah is on our list of the most haunted places in America), you can request Chef Terry to bring you breakfast on your private verandah. Order the peach French toast!
Hawaii: Prince Waikiki, Honolulu
According to guests, there’s only one right way to do Hawaii—and that’s by staying at Prince Waikiki. Whether you want to lounge by the sparkling infinity pool or simply soak up the view by the floor to ceiling windows in your room, you’re sure to get the full tropical luxury experience. Here’s everything you need to know before you book your Hawaiian vacation.
Idaho: Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge, Orofino
You won’t regret paying a little extra for one of the riverside rooms at this Idaho hotel. Nestled in the Clearwater River Valley, you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty as you partake in the pre-dinner cocktail hour complete with drinks and hors-d’oeuvres or sneak out for dinner at The Edge next door.
Illinois: The Peninsula Chicago, Chicago
There are regular luxury hotels and then there’s the Peninsula Chicago. Located on the Magnificent Mile, highlights of your six-star stay will include a deluxe dressing area in every room, a gourmet French bistro for lunch, and a state-of-the-art fitness center plus pool and sundeck. Don’t miss the chocolate buffet on weekend evenings!
Indiana: Springhill Suites Bloomington
If you love a gorgeous walk-in closet (and who doesn’t?), you’ll be more than satisfied with your suite at this Indiana hotel. The bathroom and sitting area are equally spacious and the staff is happy to help you with whatever you need. Before you go on your next vacation, be sure to check out these 13 things you should never ask hotel employees.
Iowa: Historic Park Inn Hotel, Mason City
The last standing hotel designed by the famous Frank Lloyd Wright, Park Inn is truly one-of-a-kind. Once you’ve finished admiring the gorgeous architecture and exploring all of the nooks and crannies around the property, take a step back in time at the lounge where you can sip a cocktail while listening to the old-fashioned player piano.
Kansas: Best Western North Edge Inn, Dodge City
Don’t let the fact that this hotel is part of a well-known chain fool you. Reviewers have dubbed it one of the best places they’ve ever stayed, thanks to the cleanliness, the friendliness of the staff and the free shuttle service. Find out the 10 best hotel chains in the world, ranked.
Kentucky: Comfort Suites, Florence
It may sound strange, but the real star of the show at this Comfort Suites is the bathroom. Equipped with black makeup towels, a magnifying mirror, and a giant walk-in shower, you’ll feel like you’re in a high-end spa instead of a hotel room. But if you want the real deal, browse our guide to the most luxurious spas in the world.
Louisiana: Cambria Hotel & Suites, New Orleans
Let the good times roll at this Big Easy getaway. Situated in the trendy Warehouse District of New Orleans, the decor matches the area’s edgy, industrial vibe, with modern accents like exposed cement ceilings and eclectic furniture. Bonus: You can easily walk to the popular French Quarter or Garden District, too.
Maine: Topside Inn, Boothbay Harbor
Sitting atop a hill overlooking scenic Boothbay Harbor below, this bed and breakfast is everything you’d want in a charming coastal retreat. Even if you stay in one of the guest houses, you’ll want to walk up the path to the main house each day, where you’ll find a decadent breakfast in the morning (snag their homemade granola!) and fresh-baked cookies in the afternoon.
Maryland: The Ivy Hotel, Baltimore
If heated floors and a complimentary mini-bar are high up on your must-have list, then The Ivy Hotel is your kind of place. You’ll feel like a million bucks when you’re greeted with flutes of champagne and waited on throughout your stay (the concierge will even pack snacks for you if you venture out for the day). For even more, here are the 12 hotels with the most outrageous amenities in the world.
Massachusetts: The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket
Add this New England resort to the list of most kid-friendly hotels around the world. With their kids’ club, you can leave the little ones with CPR-certified babysitters while you go off for a little adult-only adventuring on the island. After all, all of the restaurants and shops of downtown Nantucket are just a quick five-minute walk away.
Michigan: The Harrington Inn, Fremont
Quiet, clean, and comfortable: just what you want in a hotel and that’s just what you’ll get at The Harrington Inn. The owners’ attention to detail, particularly when it comes to super soft bed sheets and fluffy towels, makes your stay even more pleasant. Find out the 21 things hotels won’t tell you about booking a room.
Minnesota: Mangy Moose Motel, Grand Marais
Motels may get a bad rap, but the Mangy Moose is different—in the best way possible. It has the feel of an old-fashioned drive-up motel but with modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, clean rooms, and free Wifi for guests. Here’s the real difference between a motel and a hotel.
Mississippi: The Guest House at Gulfport Landing, Gulfport
Built in 1906, The Guest House is a bed and breakfast in every sense of the term. There’s the “bed,” which features Victorian-style rooms and furniture (look for the handmade soaps in the clawfoot bathtub!). And then there’s the “breakfast,” cooked fresh each morning by the owner/chef.
Missouri: The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, Branson
One marker of a luxury hotel is an excellent turndown service. That’s just one of the many perks of staying at The Keeter Center, where not only do you get fresh cookies with local milk delivered to your room each evening, but you’ll be treated to cozy oversized robes, complimentary bath salts, and heated towels for after your shower.
Montana: Alpine Lodge, Red Lodge
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day—and at Alpine Lodge, it’s the most delicious one, too. Made fresh to order every single day by owner Larry and his staff, the highlight of the morning menu is the savory breakfast burritos.
Nebraska: Hampton Inn, Kearney
The question shouldn’t be “what does this Hampton Inn, Kearney have to offer?” but rather “what doesn’t it have?” Because judging by the reviews, it’s got it all. From cleanliness to comfort to a delicious complimentary breakfast, this Nebraska hotel received high marks in every area.
Nevada: Skylofts at MGM Grand, Las Vegas
It wouldn’t be a trip to Las Vegas without a stay in an outrageously over-the-top hotel. And it doesn’t get more ridiculous than the Skylofts at MGM Grand. Think your own personal butler, an infinity bathtub in your suite, and a birds-eye view of the sparkling Strip below. For more next-level getaways, check out this list of the world’s most luxurious hotels.
New Hampshire: The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, Jackson
Good luck trying to leave this charming New England slice of heaven. Everything from the incredibly welcoming hosts to the phenomenal breakfasts will make your stay a great one. Time your travels right and you could attend one of the inn’s renowned murder mystery weekends, where it’s up to you to solve the crime!
New Jersey: ICONA Avalon, Avalon
Forget everything you thought about the Jersey Shore because this seaside escape is the epitome of class. It’s a great place for families, with plenty of kid-friendly activities and a large pool area. And once the young ones are in bed, adults can venture out to the sandbar for drinks and live entertainment.
New Mexico: The Blake at Taos Ski Valley
Heading to The Blake at Taos Ski Valley? Then get ready to be completely spoiled. From incredible customer service to breathtaking views of the snowy slopes to two massive hot tubs for apres-ski soaks, this high-end resort is everything you never knew you needed in a hotel.
New York: Casablanca Hotel by Library Collection, New York City
New York might be the city that never sleeps, but when you’re at the elegant Casablanca Hotel, you’ll be tempted to doze off in the overstuffed beds draped in some of the softest sheets and blankets imaginable. It also offers something rarely found in the Big Apple: both a complimentary breakfast in the morning and cocktails and snacks by the fireplace in the early evenings. Use it as your jumping off place to discover these hidden NYC gems even locals don’t know about.
North Carolina: The Inn at Glen Alpine, Glen Alpine
The best bed and breakfasts don’t skimp on the charm—which is exactly why The Inn at Glen Alpine tops the list for North Carolina. Bask in the relaxed ambiance while sipping sweet tea in a rocking chair on the wraparound porch or dig into a made-to-order breakfast before roaming the streets of the Southern small town.
North Dakota: Noble Inn, Minot
Sometimes it’s the little things that add up to an unforgettable experience. Like at the Noble Inn in North Dakota, where you’ll enjoy tiny touches that make it feel like a home away from home, like a friendly manager, a breakfast buffet stocked with anything your heart could desire, and clean, well-cared-for guest rooms.
Ohio: Belamere Suites Hotel, Perrysburg
While kids are more than welcome at the Belamere Suites Hotel, we recommend leaving the little ones at home this time. Because this romantic retreat is more “honeymoon” than “family of four,” especially in the popular Grand Suite, which even has a private pool, Jacuzzi, an option for a couples massage.
Oklahoma: Ambassador Hotel, Tulsa
Forget about going out—you’ve got everything you need right inside this Oklahoma must-stay. That includes a romantic dinner at the attached Chalkboard Restaurant (where you have to order the Beef Wellington), plush beds you just want to dive into and plenty of in-room meal and spa services.
Oregon: Wall Street Suites, Bend
You might not actually be on New York City’s Wall Street, but you’ll certainly feel like you hit the big time at this upscale Oregon retreat. Each guest room is decked out in deluxe details, including granite countertops and memory foam mattresses. And just like this hidden gem, here are 12 other lesser-known hotels that every traveler should check out.
Pennsylvania: AmishView Inn & Suites, Bird in Hand
Don’t pass up a chance to stay at this adorable inn smack dab in the heart of Amish country. As expected, the food is the highlight here with a made-from-scratch menu starring cinnamon rolls, fluffy waffles, fresh eggs, and more. Enjoy your hearty meal with a backdrop of rolling farmlands before heading out for an authentic buggy ride.
Rhode Island: The Chanler at Cliff Walk
At The Chanler, you get what you pay for—which is jaw-dropping views of the rocky Rhode Island coastline, period-themed rooms, and exceptional service. While you may be tempted to spend all your time in the hotel’s luxurious quarters, you won’t want to miss the famous Cliff Walk just outside the front door. Don’t miss these 52 hotel rooms with dreamy views you’ll wish you were looking at right now.
South Carolina: French Quarter Inn, Charleston
They had us at the welcome glass of champagne. And from there, things only get better. Adults can partake in the daily wine and cheese reception or port and cookie bar, while kids will freak out over the 24-hour candy station. You can’t beat the location either, just steps away from the waterfront pier.
South Dakota: American Lodge & Suites, Belle Fourche
While South Dakota isn’t necessarily a popular bucket list item, this top-rated hotel is the place to stay if you do happen to spend some time in the western state. Both the decor and the staff are welcoming and inviting, and the breakfast (go for the fresh omelets or waffles!) is some of the best in the area.
Tennessee: Fairlane Hotel, Nashville
You’ll get a taste of that good old Southern hospitality at the Fairlane Hotel, where everyone from the bellman to the concierge is eager to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Get ready for a night on the town (there’s plenty within walking distance!) in sleek, modern guest rooms that boast stellar views of Nashville with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Texas: Hotel Emma, San Antonio
Just off the famous San Antonio Riverwalk in the Pearl district, Hotel Emma is nothing if not unique. Amidst stunning decor, you can linger over a cocktail in the library, soak up some sun by the rooftop pool and later savor a complimentary macaron from the local bakery provided at turndown each evening.
Utah: Entrada Escalante Lodge, Escalante
Perfect for long-stay guests, this Utah lodge has free laundry facilities on site along with a full kitchen in each room (there’s even a French press for early morning coffee!). The owner is also very knowledgeable about local trails and outdoor activities so you’ll be in good hands if you’re interested in exploring the area.
Vermont: Twin Farms, Barnard
Described as a heavenly hideaway in the woods, Twin Farms is just that. Book one of the storybook cottages which come with a fully-stocked fridge and daily gifts, like a handmade wooden puzzle or tray of chocolate chip cookies. At night, after enjoying a candlelit dinner in the wine cellar, the owners will drive you back to your cottage in a snazzy BMW (there’s another one you can rent for day trips, too).
Virginia: Comfort Inn & Suites, Lynchburg
This Virginia hotel definitely puts the “comfort” in Comfort Inn. From beds that feel like home to free fresh-baked cookies, you may just never want to leave. The best part? It’s very affordable, especially for families or anyone looking for a quick layover during a trip. Find out the hotels with the most comfortable places to sleep.
Washington: Mountain Home Lodge, Leavenworth
There’s something magical about this rustic-yet-upscale mountain lodge, nestled deep in the Pacific Northwest. Hike some of the trails that wind across the property, snack on happy hour refreshments made with locally-grown ingredients or try your hand at a winter sport like cross-country skiing, snow tubing, or even snowshoeing.
West Virginia: Hampton Inn, Wheeling
Come for a place to sleep, stay for a place to play. Because if there’s one thing that sets this Hampton Inn apart, it’s the incredible aquatic center. There’s an indoor pool, an outdoor hot tub, two steam rooms, a rain shower, and even a fun water feature for kids.
Wisconsin: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Madison Central, Madison
Friendly front desk staff? Check. Huge variety of complimentary goodies for breakfast? Check. Comfy beds? Double check. This Holiday Inn has it all, including delicious fruit-infused water and bottled beer in the lobby. Here’s how to stay as safe and healthy as possible in hotels, no matter where you travel.
Wyoming: Huff House Inn & Cabins, Jackson
Guests rave about the Huff House’s Yellowstone Cabin—and for good reason. With plush beds and pillows and a gas fireplace, the private lodge feels both roomy and cozy at the same time. There’s plenty to do around the property (including a romantic hot tub!) but it’s also just a short drive from Grand Teton National Park. Next, check out the most historical hotel in every state.