I had recently published a top 10 list of the most amazing (and my favorite) beaches in the United States. There are plenty of things to do all season in the USA. From different types of beaches, you can visit with your partner or even your whole family. Some beaches are safer than others, and some are just more fun than the others. Sometimes, it could be the beach hotel that you decide to stay in that would make all the difference. Here are my top 10 picks from the best beach hotels in the country, with amenities and architecture that suit their stunning coastal climate. It should not come as a shock that most of these resorts are located where you would expect, with a sizable number of the beach hotels on the list being home to the sun-kissed states of California and Florida. I left Hawaii out of the list, as the magnificent Aloha State deserves its own top ten list
10 best beach Hotels in United States of America
1. The Peninsula, Chicago, IL
Occupying prime land on the famous Magnificent Mile in Chicago, the Chicago Peninsula. The beach hotel blends the metropolitan elegance of Hong Kong with the sophistication of the Midwestern Windy City. Due to their creamy color palette and plush furniture, tourists portray the guest rooms as cozy. Not to mention their modern techie touches. Like a bedside remote-control station that controls lights, TV and room temperatures. Furthermore, the famous Peninsula Spa is alone in a class of its own: earning recognition from fitness and leisure publications for The Peninsula Chicago Hotel. This is another beautiful beach hotel in the United States.
The afternoon tea served in the lobby bar, has been praised by tourists. They comment that it is a nice and welcome touch. This is one of the many perks of the beach hotel. Guests are advised to make room for the tasty Cantonese dishes offered at the Shanghai Terrace restaurant during their stay. However, for several tourists, it was the excellent service of the workers of The Peninsula Chicago that convinced them to prolong their stay there. Many will argue that The Peninsula in Chicago is one of the best beach hotels in the United States.
2. Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, California
Located on Coronado Island and steeped in history and romance, the Hotel del Coronado is the foremost oceanfront resort/beach hotel in San Diego with kilometers of white sand beaches and exquisite Victorian charm. The National Historic Landmark was built in 1888 and has now become a living legend of tours by celebrities, U.S. leaders and dignitaries from all over the globe. It is said that Frank Baum took his motivation for the Emerald City from the spiraling buildings of The Del and the iconic sitcom “Some Like it Hot” produced at The Del in 1958, featuring Marilyn Monroe. Hotel Coronado is one of the oldest beach hotels in this list, the rich history makes it one of the best hotel beaches in the United States.
3. Watercolor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
The WatercolorInn, a hot family-friendly resort steeped in southern hospitality, tradition and beauty, makes you look beyond the sugar sands of Santa Rosa Bay, Florida. The beach hotel is positioned between the Gulf of Mexico and a coastal dune lake surrounded by a longleaf pine tree, on a breathtaking 500-acre property. Intelligently designed by architect David Rockwell and featuring a beautifully restored lobby, the hotel effortlessly blends the laid-back elegance of a historic beach house with a luxurious boutique hotel’s contemporary perks and indulgences.
4. Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago
Past lodgers rave about the sophistication of this beach hotel on North Michigan Avenue and its beautiful location. Located just a few steps away from the Magnificent Mile of Chicago, the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is central to all the top restaurants, stores, and nightlife in the metropolis. After you have successfully tested your credit card’s limits sufficiently, you can then go to one of the hotel’s soundproof spa treatment rooms for a relaxing massage or skin renewal treatment. Before you call it a night, past visitors of the hotel strongly recommend lounging for dinner in the dining room of the Allium, where diners are treated to fresh midwestern farm-to-table cuisine.
When it’s time to go to bed, the well-appointed rooms at this Four Seasons hotel provide a luxurious refuge. Past visitors love the exquisite ambiance that combines modern fittings (such as flat-screen TVs) with accents of 20th-century design and spacious marble bathrooms. Past travelers suggest splurging on the lake view lodging instead of the city skyline display quarters.
5. The Cloisters at Sea Island, Georgia
Sea Island is a private, five-mile-long shoreline Georgia resort island surrounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and divided by wide salt marshes on the west from St. Simons Island. Located halfway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida, it is a one-hour drive from the airports of both cities. The Cloister Hotel, an elegant and naturally beautiful resort, offers 195 guest rooms and suites in a wide range of styles providing unprecedented selection and versatility for individuals, parents, business groups, extended families and circles of friends who may meet at the same time. The versatility of the hotel is what makes it one of the best hotel beaches in the United States.
6. Acqualina Resort, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
This Hotel resort does not take for granted any of its five stars, especially when it comes to providing high-quality customer service. Visitors can’t help but keep the nice comments coming: Tourists say the staff at the resort takes extra care to tailor every experience for each visitor. One concern you can encounter, however, is exclusivity. There are only 98 guest rooms and suites available at the ‘Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach’, so be sure to book early for a tour to Sunny Isles Beach. The rooms of the hotel are furnished with flat-screen TVs, personal balconies, double sinks, and glass-included toilets. In the meantime, the hotel also has three in-house restaurants, four swimming pools, a spa and beach amenities.
Furthermore, the hotel is part of The World’s Leading Hotels, which means that members of the Leaders Club have access to the perks here. At Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, about 10 miles north of Miami Beach, you will find the Acqualina Resort & Spa.
7. Inn by The Sea, Portland, Maine
Inn by the Sea is centered on a mile of sandy beach and just 15 minutes away from Portland’s bustling city, making the beach hotel the ultimate luxury Maine beach hotel for couples or family vacations. This is one of the most beautiful beach hotels in the United States. The 61 guestrooms, suites, and cottages are decorated with maple furniture and works of art produced locally.The flagship cafe, Sea Glass, serves fresh and delicious cuisine with stunning views of the sea. Activities to do on the mile-long sandy beach are fun, canoeing with L.L. Bean teachers on Casco Bay, roasting marshmallows across an open fire pit, watching sunsets on the beachside, doing meditation and yoga exercises early in the morning, and shopping in downtown Portland. The stylishly decorated, eco-conscious spa offers a range of sea-inspired massages, facials, and body treatments. Inn by the Sea is also renowned in the Portland area as a pet-friendly resort, so you can bring your four-legged buddies with you. The fact that your pets are allowed into the hotel with its sophistication and other perks makes it one of the very best hotel beaches in the United States.
8. THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIFORNIA
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a shoreline hotel/resort for new experiences, standing on top of a seaside cliff, framed by scenic views of the Ocean and the sandy beaches of Salt Creek Beach. Built midway across LA and San Diego, along the Dana Point shore, with its glamorous beachfront scene, the resort awakens the senses and embraces the Five Diamond service. Bustling coastline views from the time of arrival create awe-inspiring experiences. The 396-room resort provides elegant convenience to its visitors. There are 30 suites and 32 Ritz-Carlton Club Level rooms, all with an isolated patio or balcony overlooking the ocean or poolside gardens. At every given chance, the resort embraces its roots in Southern California, from sea-inspired spa treatments and local restaurant menus to family-friendly environmentally friendly-adventures. A beautiful beach hotel you can not afford to miss.
9. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Florida
The hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, is set in a luxurious setting, and this encourages extreme relaxation. While the beautiful hotel beach resort hosts weekly events ranging from paddle boarding to surfing lessons, the blissful environment might just seduce you to take part in the best extracurricular activity in the area–lounging around in one of the Adirondack chairs in the resort. Furthermore, young families and fawning couples (including some honeymooners) all concur unanimously that the staff of the Ritz could not be more satisfying. In addition, kids can enjoy a variety of children’s attractions such as a children’s club a game room and in-room therapies and bedtime stories with a pirate, a princess or a macaw mascot at the hotel. Another major attraction is the par-72 golf course, and foodies are raving about the award-winning Salt restaurant. Previous visitors also confirm that the rooms are as quiet as the grounds. With the 400-thread-count Egyptian Frette linen and goose-down pillows, enjoy ocean views from your private balcony and get a good night’s rest. Additionally, these rooms offer high-tech facilities such as high-speed internet connections and flat-screen TVs. Also, note that the hotel is a bit of a trek to and from the airport. By booking here, members of Marriott Bonvoy can also use and gain points.
10. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort could be just the place for you if you want a quiet, stress-free getaway. Set on the Atlantic Ocean’s coast, this hotel is a haven on its own. Sun-seekers should feel right at home here with five championship golf courses and tons of fun outdoor activities, while on-site facilities such as the spa will rejuvenate you during your stay in the Kiawah Island Hotel. The quarters have Luxury linens and robes when it’s time to sleep, marble walk-in baths and a deck with views of the sea and dune. In order to fully enjoy the idyllic atmosphere of the hotel, previous visitors suggested splurging in an ocean view suite.
However, should you wish to explore Charleston, this hotel is about 25 miles south of the city, be advised. Bear in mind that members of “I Prefer Hotel Rewards” can earn and redeem points. by choosing to stay here.
These are some of the best beach hotels in the USA, do ensure you visit anyone on your next trip to the United States.