Whether backpacking on a budget or celebrating a special milestone in ultimate luxury, your accommodation sets the tone for any holiday. We’ve curated 10 incredible hotels spanning the spectrum—from affordable to extravagant—to inspire travelers of all kinds.
Nestled in Miami’s iconic South Beach neighborhood, Generator Miami offers a vibrant social atmosphere just steps from the area’s prime bars, eateries and neon-lit Ocean Drive scene. The retro-inspired hostel features beachy social spaces like the outdoor pool and lively Tiki bar exuding classic Miami vibes with a modern twist. Grab a bunk in one of the shared dorms—some female-only—or snag your own private room if you prefer, with nightly rates starting around $20. The location is perfect for exploring South Beach’s colorful art deco architecture by day and hitting the clubs after dark, all on a backpacker’s budget.
The Hoxton Portland
Embracing Portland’s creative industrial aesthetic, The Hoxton Portland is the ideal downtown design hotel. Exposed brick, concrete and raw beams blend effortlessly with vibrant furnishings like the gorgeous lobby restaurant anchored by a bright yellow banquette epitomizing hip urban style. Snag stylish rooms from $159/night and enjoy local treats stocked in your minibar from area purveyors. Don’t miss the rooftop bar with killer views of Portland’s skyline where you can mingle with locals while sipping expertly crafted cocktails deep into the night.
Hotel Peter & Paul
History meets luxury boutique hotel style at Hotel Peter & Paul, a transformed 19th century church and rectory in New Orleans’ artsy Marigny district. Beyond the century-old exterior lies a lush interior courtyard surrounded by rooms evidencing the past via stained glass windows yet utterly chic with velvet headboards, clawfoot tubs and luxe amenities. Rates range $175–$400 per night for this slice of heaven ideal for a romantic retreat. Don’t skip the onsite café and bar located in the old chapel’s soaring sanctuary offering the perfect blend of historic architecture and modern ambiance.
The Robey Chicago
This artsy hotel defines urban sophistication with its location in Chicago’s trendsetting Wicker Park neighborhood. Two curved façades faced in steel and glass make a modernist architectural statement while framing many rooms’ sweeping city skyline views. Interiors carry an airy, elegant aesthetic with artfully minimalist decor and marble-clad elegance complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows. Rates range $250–$400 per night for these sleek sanctuaries. Up on the rooftop lounge, the floor-to-ceiling windows similarly spotlight Chicago’s finest assets—crisp city architecture by day, glittering skyscraper lights at night—alongside craft cocktails and refined small plates.
One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives
This ultra-luxury private island paradise sets the opulent standard for beachfront luxury in the Indian Ocean. Upon arrival by seaplane, receive chilled towels and bubbly before being whisked to your villa by buggy across talcum powder sands. Overwater villas feature hardwood floors, sprawling bathrooms with ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows and skylight ceilings for stargazing at night. Rates start around $2,500 per night with pampering extras like a personal butler available 24/7 to cater to your every whim. Spend days immersed in world-class snorkeling and watersports or indulging spa treatments before returning to your wood-trimmed villa at sunset to relax in your private plunge pool on the deck, soaking up the unbeatable ocean panoramas.
The Greenwich Hotel New York
This iconic Tribeca hotel oozes old world elegance coupled with downtown edge. Owned by Robert DeNiro and renowned hotelier Ira Drukier, exceptional service meets understated luxury across just 88 rooms. Natural materials like Tibetan silk rugs, clay plaster walls, and hearty wood furnishings promote a calm, inviting ambiance. Soak in stone and bamboo Japanese-style soaking tubs or watch the bustle of Tribeca unfold from your window nook chaise. Rates range $725–$1,100+ per night for these refined accommodations just steps from the hottest restaurants and art galleries. Celebrity sightings aren’t uncommon at the Italian inspired Locanda Verde onsite.
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Sleek waterfront splendor meets five-star Catalan hospitality at Hotel Arts Barcelona just minutes from Las Ramblas. Sumptuously modern rooms designed by famed Catalonian architect Bruce Graham feature floor-to-ceiling windows framing postcard views of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea or the city’s Gothic spires and winding medieval lanes. Priced around $500 per night, accommodations include your choice of pillow menu along with luxe Salvatore Ferragamo bath products. Indulge award-winning Spanish cuisine at any of the seven onsite restaurants before capping your evening with creative cocktails at Frank’s Bar, the glossy hotel nightspot illuminating the Barcelona harbor. Don’t miss breakfast on the scenic terrace overlooking golden Barceloneta Beach either!
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Dubai
This sail-shaped architectural marvel was built almost entirely on its own island solely to accommodate 202 ultra-opulent duplex suites. Guests arrive by chauffeur driven Rolls-Royce before being whisked up to the iconic hotel by a private elevator. Each suite commands postcard worthy Persian Gulf vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows. Bask on luxurious circular king beds, unwind in two rain showers and oversized Jacuzzis or book private beach cabanas complete with rollercoasters and water slides! Nine signature restaurants, unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark and Talise SpaWellness ensure boredom won’t exist. Package rates average $2,500 per night in this globally iconic seven-star property.
Royal Penthouse Suite President Wilson Geneva
Spread across the entire top floor of the historic Hotel President Wilson, this 8,500 square foot Regal Residence was designed solely to serve royalty, heads of state and billionaires. Accessible solely by private elevator, the suite includes no less than eleven bedrooms and eleven Carrara marble clad bathrooms stocked with Hermès bath products to pamper guests. The salon’s interior decor marries classic style with modern splendor through Baccarat crystal chandeliers, silk fabrics, exotic floral displays and a Steinway grand piano once played by Richard Clayderman. Retractable skylights allow natural light to cascade over Old Master paintings and breathtaking vistas spanning Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc and the Swiss Alps. The wraparound terrace allows plenty of space to host elite events attended to by your private dedicated staff of six plus a 24-hour butler, chef and concierge. Average nightly rates exceed $80,000 in this, the most luxurious suite in Europe.