8 Most Expensive Hotels in the U.S.
Who doesn’t love a little luxury? If you’re searching for some major pampering during your next trip, look no further than the following hotels, compiled by cross-referencing different rankings. The prices reflect a Saturday night in a room for two, during March 2019, with all taxes included. Each hotel has huge rooms, wonderful spas, and award-winning restaurants. Just be prepared to pay and smile.
The Plaza Hotel, New York City
After a large remodeling job in 2008, The Plaza’s rooms are the epitome of luxury, with skyline views and gold doorknobs in all bathrooms. The hotel is incredibly strict about guest privacy and does not allow flash or even professional photography in the lobby.
Still, this hasn’t stopped The Plaza from being featured in a handful of movies. This New York icon has a starting rate of $774 for a March weekend for two.
The Ritz-Carlton Central Park, New York City
Overlooking beautiful Central Park, the Ritz is another Big Apple staple, where a March weekend night costs at least $915. Like all hotels with this price tag, they offer spacious rooms and undivided attention from staff. Guests at the Ritz Carlton looking to relax after a busy day can enjoy the Star Lounge's Afternoon Tea for $65 or sip on a $20 cocktail.
The Mandarin Oriental, New York City
It seems that New York City is full of expensive hotels. The Mandarin Oriental has 198 rooms and 46 suites. For guests wishing to have breakfast before a day out in the city, there are many options in the hotel's restaurant, including $15 slices of grapefruit and $21 French toast. This Manhattan hotel is a great option if you’re looking to splurge on an unforgettable experience. A room here runs around $916.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
This California gem offers impressive rooms, a large spa, and great views of the bay. Located on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, the Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay has excellent outdoor facilities such as fire pits facing the sea and a well-groomed 18-hole golf course. The rooms are spacious and refined, with elegant marble bathrooms and understated shutters that cover the windows. A room here will start at $1049 for a single weekend night in March.
Montage Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
This hotel, located in the “Golden Triangle” of Beverly Hills, has an enormous spa and two reputable restaurants if you care for some fine dining. However, if you prefer to make the most out of the beautiful rooms, there are enough room service options to keep you satisfied. These include an $18 breakfast sandwich or a $22 Caesar salad. The lowest rate at the Montage is $1076 for a weekend night.
The W South Beach, Miami
Welcome to Miami, where a night in the city’s most expensive hotel will begin at $1173. The W South Beach has an unbeatable location in this big city with many fun neighborhoods. Here, guests are near great partying, dining and shopping.
Other than its modern rooms, this Marriott hotel also has a gorgeous pool surrounded by manicured gardens and a lovely spa.
Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley
It should be no surprise that one of the most expensive hotels in the country is where the global jet set and Hollywood celebrities go to unwind. This Napa Valley extravaganza has a lot of perks, including hot yoga, a lovely outdoor pool, a top-notch fitness center and wine tasting seminars.
Calistoga Ranch is a completely private vacation spot that costs $1,480 for the least expensive cabin. It is strategically located and designed to maximize security, privacy, and comfort. Just remember to play it cool when you run into your celebrity crush at the bar.
SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas. At the SKYLOFTS guests can find two different types of butlers to help find inner peace in Sin City. The "Dream Butlers" will help you enjoy a good night's rest, while the "Spa Butlers," help create a calm atmosphere through the different services, with color therapy being a popular choice.
Even though the SKYLOFTS are a part of the popular MGM Grand Resort, they refer to themselves as a boutique hotel experience. Still, Vegas is right below, so all sorts of entertainment options are at your beck and call. Guests can also find Joël Robuchon’s namesake French restaurant just a few flights below. The restaurant boasts three Michelin stars, which perfectly goes along with the experience of staying at the SKYLOFTS. A guest can expect to spend a minimum of $1,999 a night.