Many dream of a trip to the Land of Opportunity. The USA not only has a variety of landscapes worth seeing, mountains and pristine beaches on offer, but also an array of metropolises such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, which are sure to dazzle in their own particular way. Whether you decide to travel to the Southwest, which is known for its canyons and sprawling deserts, to spend a beach vacation in Florida, to treat yourself to a fun-filled city trip, 5 star hotels are available for lovers of luxury all over the country. These hotels ensure all imaginable comforts and leave nothing to be desired. These luxurious establishments always have an attractive location in a great landscape, by the sea or in close proximity to top American attractions.
Where to stay at a 5 star hotel in the USA? Favorite destinations at a glance
New York City: Non-stop class in the Big Apple
Anyone who’s been will tell you: There’s nowhere like New York City. It has all the action, culture, famous faces, luxury, and 5 star hotels one could dream up. A 5 star hotel in Midtown on Central Park or downtown in trendy Tribeca will have you soaring stories high — a participant in the famous NYC skyline. These establishments cut no corners when it comes to deluxe amenities and comfortable interiors. In New York, time is best spent checking out the wide range of attractions, eating first-rate food, drinking among celebrities, and taking in the cultural scene for which the city is so famous. Lovers of art will be in heaven at the expansive Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the hundreds of cool galleries exhibiting the best in big names and up-and-coming painters, sculptors, installation artists, filmmakers, and more. Manhattan is home to some of the world’s finest cuisine, which you can find at 64 Michelin-star restaurants. As far as sightseeing goes, the Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center grants stunning views over the city and Times Square is not to be missed for an experience that is wholly American and stimulating and magical. Also on the American Dream bucket list is a show on Broadway — put on your finest evening wear and treat yourself to a night out watching some of the world’s best performers in musicals, plays, or other extravagant performance pieces.
Florida: Your dream beach vacation
West Coast: Iconic Los Angeles & California luxury
There’s a certain air about the US West Coast — time moves differently there in the sun. Things are spread out and things take longer. In iconic Los Angeles, lose yourself in classic Americana energy at a 5 star hotel that has everything to offer in terms of deluxe amenities and unadulterated class. Right on the ocean or tucked away in a pretty neighborhood like Santa Barbara or Beverly Hills, relish in rooms decked out in stylish design, hang on balconies overlooking palm trees, and enjoy some classic California food and drink at the first-rate inhouse restaurants. There is no shortage of things for lovers of opulence to do in LA: the most pressing is probably eating at Michelin-star restaurants, cruising down Sunset, and shopping on Venice Boardwalk and at the Beverly Center. Just inland from the coast is Palm Springs, known for being totally beautiful and all about luxuriating. Head here for hot springs, chic hotels, spas, golfing, and chance for horseback riding, biking, and hiking through the pretty Coachella Valley. Further in is, of course, Las Vegas, hub for fun & class & debauchery. A 5 star hotel in Vegas will place you right in the thick of it, ready to take on the Strip or to spend all day in your suite and all night in the casino downstairs. San Francisco is known for being the world’s tech capital, for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge and fascinating Alcatraz Island, and of course for its penchant for all that is luxurious.
Hawaii: Breathtaking island beauty
Hawaii is the stuff of dreams — a 5 star hotel anywhere on the six major islands that constitute the state is sure to fulfill any holiday fantasy. These establishments are most often right on the beach and with some sort of sprawling pool complex, allowing you to spend your whole stay in the sun and water, as it should be in Hawaii. The landscapes are out of this world and the typical ways of exploring them are just as exciting — like scuba diving in perfectly clear water among abundant marine life, which may include the world’s rarest seal, once-in-a-lifetime coral scenes, seals, sea turtles, dolphins, and much more. Your 5 star hotel on Oʻahu – perhaps in Honolulu – or on beautiful Maui will set you up with a balcony overlooking the bright blue sea, spacious rooms decorated with a bright aesthetic, and buildings fitted with all the amenities and facilities one can expect from accommodation of such high quality. While there, devote plenty of time to watching the sunset, sunbathing with a view of a volcano or two, and eating traditional Hawaiian food like kalua pork, chicken long rice, and of course all the unbeatable seafood on offer.
Good to know
Getting around: The US is unique in that public transportation is not so widely available. In New York City you can get around without a car (and will probably be more comfortable doing so as driving can be intense there), but on the West Coast and elsewhere, you will probably need to rent a car unless you plan on relying on taxis, especially in places like LA.