High-End $1,000 Hotel Rooms Across the Country
When only the best will do for a special occasion, this is what $1,000 a night will get you at hotels across the U.S.
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Inn of the Five Graces, New Mexico
The Inn of the Five Graces is considered one of the most romantic boutique hotels in the country. Located in prime Santa Fe, the 24-room inn provides a quiet oasis populated with lush courtyards and rooms housed in historic adobe structures. The decor is an eclectic hodgepodge of East meets West aesthetic sourced from around the world (rugs from Afghanistan, carved wood from India, etc.) in a riot of colors and patterns. Meanwhile, the bathrooms are a work of art, with almost every inch covered in mosaic tile. If you have a grand to spend, that’s enough for a premium two-bedroom suite containing a king-sized bed, kiva fireplace and a bathroom with a soaking tub, separate shower and Bamford toiletries.
The Broadmoor at Cloud Camp, Colorado
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs contains different properties: There’s the main resort, known as The Broadmoor, and the Cloud Camp, an exclusive lodge perched atop Cheyenne Mountain that sits 3,000 feet above the resort. The lodge itself offers seven rooms with 11 cabins branching off of it. The real splurge is the Fire Tower Suite, a separate two-room structure on the spot of a former fire tower. Its location requires the able-bodied to hike up 150 steps (thankfully you don’t have to schlep your luggage), but in return, guests are rewarded with complete privacy and sweeping views of pine trees, the lodge and the valley below. There’s even an observation room above the bedroom (pictured) that’s equipped with a telescope. The multi-level space is also outfitted with an outdoor hot tub, so no worries about roughing it.
The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island is famous for its Gilded Age mansions, and The Chanler at Cliff Walk is one of the best hotels to pretend you’re Gilded Age royalty. The entire property oozes romance, from its waterfront locale to its twenty individually decorated room styles, not limited to Victorian, Colonial and French Provincial. Spring for the Martha’s Vineyard Villa for a special occasion. The ocean is just beyond the window of this cliffside dwelling, decorated in soothing sea and earth tones. Depending on the time of year, guests can either take advantage of the outdoor space or warm up in front of the fireplace. A canopied, king-size bed awaits after a long soak in the Jacuzzi tub — helped along by an aromatherapy bath service that staff will draw for you.
Hotel Emma, Texas
In 2015, renowned design firm Roman and Williams transformed the 19th-century Pearl Brewery in San Antonio into the destination-worthy Hotel Emma. The riverfront hotel contains a rooftop pool, enviable library filled with 3,700 books and Supper, one of the best restaurants in the city. And as a boutique hotel, rooms overflow with character. For example, the 1,200-square-foot Billmeier Suite spans two floors, complete with a wet bar, dining table for eight, original artwork and customized furniture. The tiled bathroom feels like a throwback to the building’s early days, while the room’s exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows exude historic charm.
Ingleside Inn, California
The Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs began life in 1925 and soon attracted the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Salvador Dali and more. The Inn took a downturn in the '60s before new ownership in the '70s revived its hotspot status. Ingleside is now experiencing its third iteration and a fresh renovation. A $1,000 stay goes a long way here, netting guests the modern Hardy House, a 3,500-square-foot home with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, pool and fire pit. The Knott family (of Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park) built the home in the ‘70s, and its floor-to-ceiling windows take full advantage of the Palm Springs sunshine. Guests can also take advantage of Ingleside’s main pool, yoga classes, loaner bikes and a rolling room service martini cart during happy hour.
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Illinois
The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel boasts numerous bragging rights: It resides in a 19th-century building on Michigan Avenue facing Millennium Park, Roman and Williams redesigned the rooms and there’s even a Shake Shack on-site. The hotel served as a private men’s club until 2007, and the building’s original Venetian Gothic features have been retained throughout. These are especially evident in the four Founders’ Suites, named after some of the Chicago Athletic Association's original founders (Marshall Fields and William Wrigley). Among the preserved details are original stained-glass windows, mosaic tiles, French doors, working fireplaces, ornamental ceilings and a clawfoot tub. There are also design nods to the building’s past life as an athletic club, as evidenced in the boxer-style robes.
Four Seasons Resort Maui, Hawaii
Heavyweight hotel chains hold court along Maui’s prized Wailea coast, not least of which is the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea — especially following a recent multi-million dollar refresh that extended to the rooms. Prices for even entry-level rooms are steep, but $1,000 a night during low season will afford a 600-square-foot ocean-view room with a private balcony overlooking the Pacific. A large marble bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower is also standard at this price point, along with a Nespresso coffee maker.
The Ivy Hotel, Maryland
The Ivy Hotel started life as a magnificent mansion in the late 1800s in Baltimore's (now) historic Mt. Vernon section. Today, it’s a boutique Relais & Chateaux hotel, and even afternoon tea and car service are included with your stay. But those staying in Suite Eighteen will find it hard to leave. As the grandest of them all, the bi-level suite is the only one located in the hotel’s tower, and in addition to enjoying extra privacy, guests can sip wine in front of the living room fireplace in a robe and slippers, and nibble midnight snacks in 400-thread-count Frette sheets.
Washington School House Hotel, Utah
The 12-room Washington School House Hotel in Park City did indeed start life as a schoolhouse. Built in 1889 near Main Street and called Washington School House, the grand building functioned as a school until shortly after The Great Depression. It now blends restored historical elements with the modern conveniences expected at this price point. Take the bi-level, 16-foot two-bedroom suite; it starts at about $1,000 a night, and true to its name, features lofty 16-foot ceilings. Half of that space is occupied by nine-foot windows, which are illuminated by an antique chandelier. Modern world touches involve high-end Pratesi linens and heated floors in the marble bathroom.
1 Hotel South Beach, Florida
Following a 2016 renovation, the eco-friendly 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami still feels brand new. During low season, a grand will get you a one-bedroom suite with an ocean-facing balcony. Decor features a neutral color palette favoring sand and wood, including a king-sized backboard made from salvaged wood. The bed itself rests on a raised oak platform allowing unobscured ocean views and is outfitted with an organic mattress, sheets and bedding. The 1,000-square-foot space also contains a separate living area with a sectional sofa, while the bathroom is equipped with a long trough-like sink, soaking tub and triple-filtered shower. In the room, a triple-filtered water faucet, yoga mat and lightweight cotton socks are additional perks.