With so many wonderful hotels and resorts spread far and wide across the USA, it is hard to choose. Here are five great US properties reviewed by some of our team of writers.
Peninsula Beverly Hills, California
By Helen Hayes
The Peninsula Beverly Hills has 195 guest rooms including 38 suites and 17 private villas. My Deluxe room has neutral tones, cloud-like king-sized bed, huge marble bathroom, gorgeous work desk and light, airy feel.
What we love: I love opening the French doors to look out over the fountain below, and listen to its happy bubbling song while drifting to sleep on ‘my’ pillow. Breakfast is in the Belvedere, and I could easily be swayed to have afternoon tea in the Living Room, drinks in the Club Bar or cocktails from the Roof Garden in my cabana by the pool. But being in Beverly Hills, I can’t resist strolling down Rodeo Drive, window shopping, people watching and enjoying the sunshine. beverlyhills.peninsula.com Click here for the full review
Sunriver Resort, Central Oregon
By Helen Hayes
Located between the gorgeous town of Bend and soaring volcanic cone of Mt Bachelor, Sunriver Resort is just as spectacular as its surroundings. Sitting pretty in 1335 ha of photogenic meadows and rolling hills, the resort is heaven for golfers and a playground in summer with horse riding, kayaking and hiking all on site. I am staying in a Lodge Village King room, one of the 212 recently refreshed guest rooms and suites with stone gas fireplaces and private decks.
What we love: The huge stone fireplace in the main lodge, the great vibe of the Twisted River Tavern, and excellent meals at Carters American Kitchen. It was the perfect end to a perfect day skiing at Mt Bachelor with a hearty Willamette Valley flat-iron steak accompanied by a fine Oregon wine or three. Dessert was the marionberry crisp showcasing the state fruit of Oregon, topped with streusel and vanilla bean ice cream. Oregon. destinationhotels.com Click here for the full review
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii
By Avi Melniker
Old Hollywood classic glamour meets relaxed Hawaiian charm at this beautiful property tucked away just a quick 10-minute zip from the bustle of Waikiki. Boasting views over Diamond Head and Koko Head, Kahala’s jewel in the crown is its own beachfront paradise, where you can take in the relaxed vibe of Hawaii without the hordes of beachgoers, and its spectacular natural saltwater lagoon.
What we love: Kahala really does get the balance right for guests – it is fantastic for families but also appeals to couples and celebrities, with an impressive list of A-listers regular guests here. Some guests stay at Waikiki, then move down to Kahala to take in the charms of its location. The restaurant and bar options are excellent, the staff are friendly and the Kahala has its own shuttle service back to Waikiki. kahalaresort.com
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The Hay-Adams, Washington D.C.
By Helen Hayes
This historic property is right next to the White House. Named after the two neighbouring houses it replaced – houses belonging to Samuel Adams – one of the signatories on the Declaration of Independence, and his friend John Hay who was Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary. The property has 145 guest rooms including 21 suites. We are in a Lafayette Park View room, which is sublime.
What we love: All the rooms are elegance personified, as is the service. The hotel’s Tesla drives guests where they need to go and the concierge can even get you tickets to the in-demand African American Museum.The best view from the property is from the Top of the Hay. The best place for people watching is in the Off the Record bar downstairs. hayadams.com; lhw.com Click here for the full review
The Lenox, Boston, Massachusetts
By Helen Hayes
When the elegant Lenox was built in 1900, it was the tallest building in the city. The hotel is classically beautiful, with its Beaux Art style attracting many notable guests over the years, including Judy Garland, who lived at the hotel for three months in 1968.
What we love: The Executive Fireplace Room is in a corner location, with high ceilings and a vintage crystal chandelier and fireplace. The location of the Lenox is also fantastic: when you walk out the door you are in the heart of the city and close to main attractions such as the Public Gardens, Copley Square, the shops of Newbury Street and harbourfront. Both the City Table restaurant and more casual City Bar also have great menus and lovely ambience. Boston. lenoxhotel.com Click here for the full review