The Absolute Prettiest Hotels to Stay at Across America

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No matter what type of vacation you’re planning, selecting a pretty hotel—inside and out—is vital. Whether you plan to stay for a week or weekend, a hotel that combines good interior design, charming architecture (that ideally has some history!), and a beautiful surrounding landscape can easily boost your experience. From a rustic ranch resort to a Victorian-inspired mansion (for living out your Bridgerton daydreams, of course), we’ve collected all of the prettiest hotels in every state and Washington, D.C. Refer to this list the next time you’re looking to plan a dreamy, unforgettable getaway.

GunRunner Boutique Hotel; Florence, Alabama

Each of the 10 luxe suites in this boutique hotel celebrates an iconic musician, fashion designer, architect, historical landmark, or even an outlaw who helped shape northwest Alabama—meaning you're bound to take a liking to one. There's even a suite that pays tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright!


gunrunner boutique hotel guest room
GunRunner Boutique Hotel

Stillpoint Lodge; Halibut Cove, Alaska

Located in Halibut Cove—a fishing and arts mecca of Alaska—Stillpoint Lodge is ideal for a relaxing wilderness escape. The cabins feature beautiful woodwork, covered porches, lush bedding, and breathtaking views of nature.


room with view of trees
stillpoint lodge

Enchantment Resort; Sedona, Arizona

Set on 70 acres of panoramic natural terrain—including red rock walls—this resort is easily one of the most serene. The rooms boast southwestern motifs and fireplaces. Some even have a private deck or patio that overlooks Boynton Canyon.


enchantment resort sedona, arizona
Enchantment Resort

21c Museum Hotel; Bentonville, Arkansas

This sleek hotel doubles as an art museum with ever-changing exhibitions. The guest rooms have high ceilings, large windows, custom-designed furniture, and thought-provoking art. What more could you want?


dining area in a suite
21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

Gold-Diggers; Los Angeles, California

Drenched in velvet and linen fabrics, this East Hollywood fantasy pad is all about music. The rooms include hand-selected vinyl and vintage cassettes you can listen to plus a limited edition Aquarium Drunkard x Gold-Diggers 12-inch vinyl mix that’s yours to take home.


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Sonnenalp; Vail, Colorado

At this hotel inspired by a German inn, you'll find custom-made Bavarian furniture, gas-log fireplaces, and large bathrooms with heated floors. Plus, each suite has a view of Gore Creek or Vail Village.


lodge decorated room in vail

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection; Washington, Connecticut

Only a two-hour drive from New York City, this country retreat is full of modern sophistication and New England charm. The interiors feature tons of bold patterns and collected treasures. Not to mention the hotel is near meadows and wetlands that are perfect for therapeutic hikes.


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mayflower inn & spa

Hotel du Pont; Wilmington, Delaware

This 12-story Italian Renaissance building debuted in 1913 and has undergone plenty of renovations to make it the luxe landmark it is today. The lavish suites are classically elegant and include modern tech.


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hotel du pont

The Don Cesar; St. Pete Beach, Florida

If a historic pink palace that opened during the height of the Roaring Twenties sounds like your dream come true, book a stay at The Don CeSar immediately. Celebrities like F. Scott Fitzgerald once frequented the joint. Custom millwork, whitewashed headboards, and designer fabrics make the seaside Art Deco-inspired guest rooms irresistible.


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the don cesar

Hotel Clermont; Atlanta, Georgia

In the heart of Atlanta, this chic hotel is filled with whimsical art, upholstered headboards, and bold patterns. In the suites, you can wake up to soft sheets, a luxe bathroom with a clawfoot tub, and a little kitchenette.


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hotel clermont

Mauna Lani; Kamuela, Hawaii

Nestled in between five mountains, this resort has a contemporary yet organic feel. Each room has a balcony with mountain and ocean views where you’ll almost want to spend all of your time.


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mauna lani

Shore Lodge; McCall, Idaho

This vacation destination has been thriving since 1948. The interiors are inspired by the resort’s endless surrounding trees and glacial water. It's a sight to see—no matter what season you visit!


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Shore Lodge

Chicago Athletic Association; Chicago, Illinois

Directly across from Millennium Park, this 1893 Venetian Gothic landmark is one of Chicago’s finest, brought to current day by renowned design firm Roman and Williams. The hotel rooms—inspired by traditional clubrooms of athletic associations—highlight early 20th-century craftsmanship and feature modern-day amenities.


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Chicago Athletic Association

Bottleworks Hotel; Indianapolis, Indiana

The former Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Indianapolis plant, this hotel is brimming with history and distinctive art. Original terrazzo tile floors, velvet sofas, and handwoven robes are only a few of the alluring qualities you’ll find in the hotel’s guest rooms, where design firm Ratio pulled inspiration from the property's Art Deco history.


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bottleworks hotel

Surety Hotel; Des Moines, Iowa

With a midcentury modern look, this hotel offers remarkable views of downtown Des Moines. Better yet, it serves coffee daily from the specialty roaster BLK & Bold, which is based out of the city.


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surety hotel

Cyrus Hotel; Topeka, Kansas

When in Kansas, stay at this over 100-year-old iconic building. Inside, it blends a luxury style with Midwest charm through soft beds, metallic accents, and collected art. Plus, it’s pet-friendly!


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cyrus hotel

The Brown Hotel; Louisville, Kentucky

Reflecting Louisville’s rich heritage, this hotel comes decorated with mahogany beds, classic wallcoverings, pillow-top beds, and hand-polished Spanish Remora marble floors. The architectural details make it a true wonder.


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the brown hotel

Hotel Peter & Paul; New Orleans, Louisiana

Comprising a few buildings—including a decommissioned red-brick Catholic church designed by New Orleans architect Henry Howard—this hotel is packed with European influence. From furnishings designed and constructed locally to antiques from highly-regarded fairs, it offers an exceedingly warm atmosphere created with a mix of history and ingenuity from New York design firm firm ASH NYC.


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Hotel Peter & Paul

The Claremont Hotel; Southwest Harbor, Maine

Featuring playful wallpaper by Sister Parish and romantic fabrics by Morris & Co., The Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor, Maine is a preppy maximalist dream. The art and antiques are sourced from local makers to infuse the space with old-world charm. Read more about it here.


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The Ivy Hotel; Baltimore, Maryland

In this historic Mount Vernon mansion, you’ll find dreamy 400-thread count Frette sheets, gas fireplaces, and heated limestone flooring. Each room has its own draw, like a balcony over a leafy courtyard or grand octagonal living room.


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the ivy hotel

The Inn at Hastings Park; Lexington, Massachussetts

Many landmarks are within footsteps of this inn, like the path that Paul Revere and William Dawes followed on their Midnight Ride. The hotel itself is outfitted with bold wallpapers and plush linens.


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The Inn at Hastings Park

Grand Hotel; Mackinac Island, Michigan

In 1887, the Grand Hotel first opened its doors on Mackinac Island in Michigan as a summer retreat for vacationers. Today, the national historic landmark is still a luxe lakeside escape that offers old-world hospitality and charm—plus interiors by Dorothy Draper protégé Carleton Varney.


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W Minneapolis - The Foshay; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Connected the iconic Foshay Tower, this hotel's observation deck offers 360-degree views of Minneapolis. The interiors blend Art Deco with urban-chic style. Oh, and there's a 1920's-style Prohibition Bar.


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The Roost; Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Gorgeous oak trees surround this historic property. Inside, you’ll find cozy seating, vaulted ceilings, and an overall rustic, shabby-chic look.


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The roost

Hotel Vandivort; Springfield, Missouri

Featuring exposed cast-iron pillars and brick walls, this sustainability-forward hotel spans two buildings: a historic building that was once a Masonic Temple and a new building near it. Its aesthetic mixes both modern and vintage industrial elements.


hotel room with industrial windows
Hotel Vandivort

Triple Creek Ranch; Darby, Montana

This mountain hideaway has it all: rustic cabins (in various designs!), breathtaking views, and tons of activities—from horseback riding and hiking to hammock napping and scenic river floating.


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Triple Creek Ranch

Hotel Deco; Omaha, Nebraska

Built in 1930, it’s no surprise this hotel boasts an Art Deco aesthetic. Everything from the powder-coated gold period closet doors to the watercolor artisan wallpaper will make you want to never leave the place.


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hotel deco

Edgewood Tahoe Resort; Stateline, Nevada

On the shores of Lake Tahoe, this resort combines rustic and modern styles. You’ll find stone pillars and animal-inspired decor. Furniture and lighting with clean lines enhance the simple yet luxe look.


living room of a room at edgewood tahoe resort
Edgewood Tahoe Resort

Three Chimneys Inn; Durham, New Hampshire

This historic inn was built in 1649 and lies only an hour away from Boston. Each charming room boasts original millwork and exposed beams that produce a cozy, inviting ambiance.


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Three Chimneys Inn

The Virginia Hotel; Cape May, New Jersey

Head to Cape May to stay in this impeccably restored 1879 landmark building. The adults-only hotel is located a block from the beach. Belle Flower wallpaper from Cowtan & Tout and custom-designed furnishings by Colleen Bashaw make it an enchanting seaside retreat.


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the virginia hotel

Hotel St. Francis; Santa Fe, New Mexico

The oldest hotel in Santa Fe, Hotel St. Francis boasts a peachy exterior that's hard to miss. The guest rooms have a neutral palette throughout with wood accents, which gives it an overall enduring atmosphere.


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hotel st. francis

The High Line Hotel; New York, New York

New York is so full of pretty hotels that it's nearly impossible to choose just one. Of all the options—The Plaza and The Carlyle among them—consider The High Line Hotel. The location is prime, and the rooms themselves have views of either the High Line Park or an enclosed private garden. Plus, they're outfitted with locally sourced furniture, bold patterns, and decorative fireplaces—also the work of Roman and Williams.


the high line hotel

The Applewood Manor; Asheville, North Carolina

This New England-style colonial revival B&B is only minutes away from Biltmore Estate. Each suite is stocked with a king-size Duxiana 6006 mattress, Sferra towels, and carefully selected art.


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the applewood manor

Hotel Donaldson; Fargo, North Dakota

Often referred to as the HoDo, this hotel in Fargo’s revitalized downtown features art-filled rooms—each with its own featured local artist. Rooms with exposed brick give the hotel extra charm.


hotel donaldson
Hotel Donaldson

The Leveque; Columbus, Ohio

When completed by the American Insurance Company in 1927, this Art Deco building with a terra cotta exterior was the tallest building between New York City and Chicago at the time. Now, the newly renovated tower has a romantic look reminiscent of the glamorous era.


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the leveque

Bradford House; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

No two rooms in this hidden gem are the same thanks to vintage and antique furniture and lighting. Each one does, however, have a custom-upholstered bed with Italian linens. Oh, and the building boasts original tile, mirrors, and millwork from 1912.


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Bradford House

Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard; Dundee, Oregon

If you're looking to find serenity on a vineyard, consider this nine-room villa perched above 100 acres of pinot noir and chardonnay vines. The rooms get ample natural lighting and have spacious balconies that are perfect for sipping wine.


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Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard

Lokal Hotel, Old City; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

With “invisible service,” this hotel lacks a front desk and onsite staff—giving you the ability to take care of everything you need virtually. The apartment-style units boast industrial-style windows and a neutral palette. Plus, the beds by Hedgehouse Furniture with Casper mattresses come dressed in Parachute bedding.


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lokal hotel

The Chanler at Cliff Walk; Newport, Rhode Island

Live out your dizziest Bridgerton daydreams at this historic mansion. Each of the 20 guest rooms and villas features custom linens and upholstery in styles that range from a seaside-inspired escape to an oasis with Renaissance influence.


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the chanler

French Quarter Inn; Charleston, South Carolina

This inn welcomes guests with a flute of champagne upon arrival. Inside, you'll find suites inspired by the French Quarter's past. There are also modern touches, like Italian marble bathrooms.


charleston hotel with victorian style black headboards in rooms
french quarter inn

Hotel On Phillips; Sioux Falls, South Dakota

First built as a bank in 1918, this hotel’s current-day design transports you to the early 1900s. The lobby has high fluted columns and original chandeliers. The dental tray ceilings feature rosettes and Greek key design. The original bank vault, which has a 16-ton door, acts as the lobby’s focal point. As for the rooms, they have a sleek, contemporary design.


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Hotel On Phillips

The Russell; Nashville, Tennessee

Housed in a 115-year-old church, this Nashville treasure has stained glass windows, old brick walls, and headboards that are made of repurposed pews. Not only that, but it gives away a significant part of its earnings to local homeless shelters.


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The Russell

Hotel Ella; Austin, Texas

This Greek Revival-style mansion has simple interiors with a collection of Texas Modernist artworks throughout. A wrap-around veranda overlooks the front lawn, and a cabana-lined pool makes it the ideal place to relax.


greek revival building
hotel ella

Washington School House; Park City, Utah

Originally built as a school in 1889, this hotel is full of character. It has reclaimed oak barn wood floors and locally quarried Utah quartzite. European antiques and crystal chandeliers give it both a lived-in charm and elegant touch.


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washington school house

The Inn at Burklyn; East Burke, Vermont

Throughout this luxe, Neo Classical-style mansion—that was originally built as a private residence in 1940—guests can enjoy scenic suites with hand-painted ceilings and Schumacher wallpapers.


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Meg Mcgovern hamilton/The Inn at Burklyn

Quirk Hotel; Richmond, Virginia

Built in 1916, this hotel boasts an Italian Renaissance design. It features limestone arches, groin ceilings, and original art from local and regional artists. Better yet, it's connected to an art gallery (and guests can get a discount on select merch from it!).


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Quirk Hotel

Lotte Hotel; Seattle, Washington

It’s no surprise this hotel by French industrial designer Philippe Starck is a dream. Nods to the Northwest appear through rustic and timber motifs, like furnishings in the shape of logs. The rooms are plush and polished with full-length arched mirrors, abstract patterns, and good views of the city.


guest room
lotte hotel seattle

Riggs Washington D.C.; Washington, D.C.

In the heart of Penn Quarter, this Romanesque Revival was once a bank. The hotel is packed with delightful design elements, including abstract wallpaper and scalloped headboards in floral upholstery.


room with scalloped bed headboard
Riggs Washington D.C.

Greenbrier Hotel; White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

The Greenbrier Hotel has a fascinating history, which you can dive into here. It was outfitted by design doyenne Dorothy Draper and even once appeared on the cover of House Beautiful's August issue in 1948. It's safe to say the property dubbed "America's Resort" won't disappoint.


greenbrier hotel
Courtesy Dorothy Draper & Company

The Charmant Hotel; La Crosse, Wisconsin

This distinctive hotel—which used to be a candy factory—brings loads of charm to La Crosse. From reclaimed maple wood flooring and exposed beams to memorabilia that celebrates the city, it's surely worth a visit.


bedroom with gallery wall on right side of bed
The Charmant Hotel

The Cloudevil; Jackson, Wyoming

The interiors of this hotel are inspired by its natural surroundings: mountain ranges, rivers, and tree-lined paths. It boasts a western meets contemporary atmosphere that's extraordinarily cozy.


hotel rustic room with mountian art
the cloudevil

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