When you think of a bucket list vacation, you probably see a dozen different exotic locations hundreds of miles away from the United States. Bungalows on the lake, safaris, and wine tours surrounded by cypress trees are all likely to spring to mind. However, you might plan your vacation around an amazing hotel stay, and there are many of them right here in the United States. We went deep to identify some surprising but really deserved hotels to place to the top of your lodging bucket list. Put your passport aside the next time you need an unforgettable holiday and plan your trip around one of these incredible hotels.
Montecito Rosewood Miramar Beach
This new-ish hotel on the beach in the affluent Montecito neighbourhood is just gorgeous. You’ll enjoy beautiful views from every room, and a beachfront position is rare to come by in this region of California. Spend the day visiting beautiful Santa Barbara or heading north to Los Olivos for some wine tasting before returning to a great spa, incredible restaurant, and luxurious accommodations.
Colorado Springs, CO: The Broadmoor
There’s enough to do on the huge property, which is bordered by gorgeous mountains. The Broadmoor has six restaurants, two indoor pools, a golf course, and a world-class spa, all while being located in the centre of hiking country. There are several beautiful trails to explore just steps from the home. For a really epic experience, we strongly suggest renting a night or two above the clouds at their sibling hotel Cloud Camp.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is located on Little Torch Key, Florida.
Is there an island paradise where no passport is required? Please sign us up! Little Palm Resort & Spa is the ideal location for your next adults-only getaway (sorry, no kids under 16 allowed here). The resort, which is located on a private island, has a full-service spa and a restaurant that serves delicious food. You’ll feel worlds away from the busy tourist of Florida since the only people here are hotel guests or workers, and you’ll be able to relax in the lap of luxury.
The Rockaway Hotel is located in Rockaway Park, New York.
This gorgeous hotel, which is new to the Rockaway scene, provides everything you need for a weekend getaway. The rooms have amazing views of the ocean and are just a few minutes walk from the beach….that is, if you leave the pool, which is a sight in and of itself. Restaurant Margies provides meals every day, although reservations are required.
Nashville’s Urban Cowboy
This is one of three UC outposts (the others are in Brooklyn and the Catskills), and there isn’t a more stylish hotel in Nashville. The Urban Cowboy exudes VIBE. This place just kills everything, from the gorgeous soaking baths to the incredible breakfast offered everyday. The décor is creative, diverse, and one-of-a-kind, and you’ll leave feeling 10 times cooler than when you arrived. The location is ideal for seeing Nashville, but leave the kids at home—this hotel is for adults only.
Scottsdale, Arizona: ADERO Scottsdale
ADERO Scottsdale is a great addition to the community, providing access to more than 50,000 miles of hiking and bicycling trails. It’s the ideal place for individuals who like the great outdoors and are fascinated by space. Because the home is part of the Dark Sky community, there will be fantastic astronomy possibilities. The views throughout the hotel are spectacular, and the hotel’s bar and restaurant Cielo is the ideal location to drink a beverage while lounging on the grass and taking it all in.