America's Most Luxurious Mansion Hotels

Take a tour of America’s grandest estates and hotels, from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, to the Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island.

Photo By: ivanastar / Getty Images

Photo By: By RLTerry (R. L. Terry) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo By: Hotel del Coronado

Photo By: Robin Castaldi

Photo By: By Photo by Greg Hume (Greg5030) (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo By: Beverly Hills Hotel

Photo By: Plaza Hotel

Photo By: Scott Dressel-Martin

Photo By: Peggy Gordon / Getty Images

Photo By: Grand Hotel

Photo By: Castle Hotel & Spa

Photo By: gregobagel / Getty Images

Photo By: Heathman Hotel

The Broadmoor (Colorado)

The Broadmoor was built in the early 20th century as the "Grand Dame of the Rockies." Sitting at an elevation of 6,230 feet above sea level, the hotel was one of the finest resort destinations during the Gilded Age.

Biltmore Estate (North Carolina)

Although the mansion itself is only available for tours, not overnight stays, the estate boasts three well-appointed lodging properties: The Inn on Biltmore Estate, Cottage on Biltmore Estate and Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate.

Hotel Del Coronado (California)

Located just across from the San Diego Bay, Hotel del Coronado is one of the largest wooden structures in the U.S. Built in 1888, the hotel has gone on to host presidents, royalty and celebrities, like Charlie Chaplin back in the day.

Nottoway Plantation & Resort (Louisiana)

Take a stroll through the largest antebellum mansion in the South. Built in 1859, Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, LA, has three floors, six taircases, three bathrooms and a whopping 64 rooms.

The Cincinnatian Hotel (Ohio)

The Cincinnatian Hotel has been a landmark of downtown Cincinnati since 1882. The hotel, originally known as the Palace Hotel, spans eight stories, and was built in the French Second Empire architectural style.

Beverly Hills Hotel (California)

Opened in 1912, the famed Beverly Hills Hotel hosted the Silent Age’s great stars, from Rudolph Valentino to Gloria Swanson. The hotel was designed by Pasadena architect Elmer Grey, in the Mediterranean Revival style. 

The Plaza Hotel (New York)

Located across from Central Park, the famed Plaza Hotel is one of the prized jewels of Manhattan. The 20-story luxury hotel was featured in Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby." It was also one of the main settings for the book, "The Princess Diaries."

The Stanley Hotel (Colorado)

We all know of this historic Colorado hotel as the setting for "The Shining." Overlooking Rocky Mountain National Park, this 140-room neo-Georgian hotel in Estes Park also boasts a ghost adventure package; a stay in a haunted room is included.

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa (New Hampshire)

Set against New Hampshire’s White Mountains, this property dates back to 1865, and is spread across 1,700 acres in the town of Whitefield, NH.

The Grand Hotel (Michigan)

This historic hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island, stretches back to 1887. The hotel boasts views of the Straits of Mackinac, which you can enjoy from the comfort of a rocking chair, on the world’s longest porch.

Castle Hotel and Spa (New York)

The Castle Hotel & Spa is just 30 minutes from Manhattan, and offers great views of the Hudson River. More than 100 years old, the property has roots in America’s Gilded Age. 

The US Grant Hotel (California)

A fixture of downtown San Diego, the U.S. Grant Hotel, was built by Ulysses S. Grant Jr. (yes, the famous president's son.) Buck, as he was called, named the hotel in his father’s honor. Today, the hotel boasts 270 guestrooms and a roster of famous guests, including 12 U.S. presidents.

The Heathman Hotel (Portland, Oregon)

Built in the 1920s, the Heathman Hotel is located at the corner of Salmon Street and Broadway in Portland, Ore. The 10-story structure was built to host the rich timber barons and politicians of the day.

More from:

Hotels and Lodging

Next Up

Where to Stay: Prague's Best Hotels

Book a stay at one of Prague's best hotels.

Disney: Best Places to Stay

When sleep calls, Disney is quick to respond with a variety of accommodations to meet guests' budgets, family needs and group gatherings.

Places To Stay In Charleston

Travel Channel's picks for places to stay in Charleston.

10 Ways to Make Your Hotel Stay Memorable

From examining the quilt to spraying Lysol on everything you touch, Anthony Melchiorri's extensive checklist will make sure you can rest easy during your hotel stay.

5 Unique Places to Stay in Pigeon Forge

Consider these 5 unique accommodations in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Top 5 Places to Stay in Nashville

See Great American Country's picks for top hotels in Nashville.

6 Places to Take the Kids for a Farm Stay

Children will love milking goats, collecting eggs and exploring open pastures during a farm stay vacation.

Most Romantic LA Hotels

Oyster.com's top picks for romantic LA hotels.