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These Are the Most Expensive Hotels in America

By Nicole Villeneuve
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Staying at a hotel can be a perfunctory part of traveling, serving as little more than a place to rest your head at night after a day of adventuring. But on the flip side, splurging on a luxurious suite can also be the true highlight of a trip. At the most expensive hotels in the U.S., the stunning architecture, extensive amenities, and breathtaking natural surroundings all make for unforgettable experiences that might just inspire you to splurge on your next getaway. Check out the 10 most expensive hotels in the U.S. and decide if they’re worth the price tag.

10. Amangani, Wyoming – $1,250+ per Night

Aerial view of pool overlooking mountains at Amangiri resort in Wyoming
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Perched atop East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson, Wyoming, this renowned resort is part of the Aman line of luxury hotels. The serenity and seclusion of Amangani is felt in its elegant sandstone and redwood interiors, as well as its vast panoramic vistas of the Grand Tetons and the Snake River Range. Most of the 40 exclusive suites — which start at around $1,250 per night — have balconies or terraces for taking in the scenery, plus there’s a year-round hot tub in the infinity pool. 

One of the most popular activities here is skiing — in fact, Amangani has its own ski lodge in the heart of Teton Village, just a short drive away. Guests can also enjoy spectacular wildlife spotting, as herds of bison and elk, as well as wolves and bears, call the surrounding forests and mountains home.

9. Post Ranch Inn, California – $1,825+

Accommodation on stilts surrounded by forest at Post Ranch Inn in California
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Big Sur’s famous rugged cliffs provide one of the most spectacular backdrops in the U.S., and a night at the Post Ranch Inn is your front-row seat to this wonder of the California coast. The resort features 40 unique guest rooms and suites, starting at around $1,825 per night, that are perched 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean and feature innovative architecture that seamlessly blends into the beautiful surroundings. 

The inn also boasts eco-friendly design and sustainable practices. Furniture is handmade, rugs are woven by local artisans, and reclaimed wood — some of it sourced from old-growth redwood from wine casks — takes center stage as wood wall panels. The earthy textures aren’t just a beacon of luxury — along with the resort’s serene spa, complimentary morning yoga, and forest meditations, they’re a balm to an overbooked and overstimulated life.

8. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World, Florida – $1,900+

Palm trees and exterior of Four Seasons Resort Orlando
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Four Seasons is one of the more recognizable hotel brands on this list, and their Orlando resort stands as one of America’s premier luxury hotels — with a price tag to prove it. Located within the larger Walt Disney World resort, this lakeside Spanish Revival retreat is a haven for devoted Disney enthusiasts, who may just encounter beloved Disney characters during their stay. 

For a break from the hustle and bustle of the main park, guests can enjoy the iconic fireworks displays from the hotel’s Michelin-starred 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse. The resort also features a five-acre water park called Explorer Island with expansive pools and a 242-foot water slide that will entertain the young ones for hours. (Grown-ups, meanwhile, can seek some serenity at the Oasis adults-only pool.) When you’re ready for more Disney magic, the resort provides complimentary transportation to and from Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

7. The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana – $2,100+

Overview of guest rooms and grounds at the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana
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With over 6,000 acres to its name, the Ranch at Rock Creek is more than just a hotel stay — it’s an immersive natural experience in the wild beauty of Philipsburg, Montana. Hiking, horseback riding, sapphire mining, skiing, fishing, and archery are just a few of the many activities available here year-round. After a day enjoying the great outdoors, the luxurious accommodations will be a welcome sight. History enthusiasts will especially appreciate the rooms housed in a converted 19th-century barn, further evidence of the resort’s motto of “more heritage than hotel.” 

Stays at the Ranch at Rock Creek start at a whopping $2,100 a night, but the experience is truly all-inclusive. Every farm-to-table meal, all beverages, all activities and entertainment, housekeeping, and airport transportation are covered in the nightly rate. Spa services cost extra, but the nature-inspired treatments might be worth the additional splurge.

6. The Resort at Paws Up, Montana – $2,400+

Glamping accommodations overlooking grassy field and hills at Resort at Paws Up in Montana
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The Resort at Paws Up is surrounded by the unspoiled wilderness of Greenough, Montana, on a 37,000-acre ranch that’s home to hundreds of elk and Black Angus cows. The grounds exemplify refined ruggedness — guests can choose from full-sized, upscale homes or safari-style glamping tents (or a combo of the two). Tents are equipped with modern comforts like air conditioning and spacious ensuite bathrooms, and dining ranges from chef-prepared campside delights to gourmet meals at the resort’s restaurant. 

The resort’s location alongside the Blackfoot River allows guests to wake up to the soothing sounds of rushing water each morning. Despite its feeling of seclusion, the Resort at Paws Up is located just 35 miles from the Missoula International Airport. Many direct daily flights are available, and round-trip transportation between the airport and the resort is included in the room rate, which starts at about $2,400 per night.

5. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming – $2,400+

Restaurant at Brush Creek Ranch in Montana
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Sensing a theme? The untamed beauty of the western U.S. is also at the heart of this all-inclusive resort spanning 30,000 acres in Wyoming’s North Platte River Valley. But Brush Creek Ranch doesn’t just offer secluded and luxurious accommodations —  it’s also a working cattle ranch that also offers a host of family-friendly activities, from hiking to rock climbing, fly fishing, and horseback riding. 

The centerpiece of the three distinct resorts on the ranch grounds is the Lodge and Spa, with accommodations that blend Old West design elements with modern luxuries — paying homage to the original 1884 homestead while keeping things ultra-cozy. The 25 private luxury log cabins and 19 lodge rooms come with a variety of elevated amenities such as cozy wood stoves, wraparound decks, and floor-to-ceiling windows that will ensure you’re feeling as spoiled as the $2,400 all-inclusive starting rate suggests.

4. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Florida – $2,590+

Aerial view of guest walking on pier to  Little Palm Island Resort in Florida
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Nothing says luxury like a private island resort. This adults-only paradise is located in the lower Florida Keys — specifically, Little Torch Key — and is only accessible by boat or seaplane, adding an element of exclusivity off the top. 

The charming thatched-roof bungalow suites come with a $2,500-plus price tag, but what they don’t come equipped with are phones, TVs, or alarm clocks. However, the suites are all oceanfront, encouraging guests to truly unplug and tap into the area’s natural serenity and sparkling sea views. Be sure to dip your toes in the pool or into the sand of the private beach before indulging in a Madrugada massage — which takes place on a table set up with a view of the turquoise waters.

3. Twin Farms, Vermont – $2,600+

Seating area and fireplace at Twin Farms Resort in Vermont
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Twin Farms Resort is a hidden gem nestled into the picturesque New England countryside of Barnard, Vermont, located about 80 miles from Burlington. Originally a 1795 farmhouse once owned by Nobel-prize-winning writer Sinclair Lewis, the stunning property has evolved into an exclusive retreat spanning 300 acres of pristine wilderness. 

Each of its meticulously designed 28 cottages, suites, and luxury treehouses serves as a private sanctuary, adorned with bespoke furnishings, cozy fireplaces, and tasteful artistic touches. For the starting price tag of $2,600 per night (inclusive of most amenities), guests at this adults-only getaway get to indulge in farm-to-table meals, crafted from ingredients sourced right from Twin Farms’ gardens and nearby farms, as well as enjoy the natural surroundings with a hike or fly fishing in the private pond. Twin Farms’ on-site spa is its own serene sanctuary, complete with deep Japanese furo baths.

2. The Point, New York – $2,650+

Guest room interior at the Point resort in New York
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of The Point Resort

Situated on the shores of a pristine mountain lake in New York’s Adirondacks, the Point was originally built in the 1930s as a Rockefeller family getaway. Now, the historic property welcomes guests to experience Gilded Age Great Camp glamor in its peaceful, woodsy surroundings, as well as the priceless art and antiques adorning this upscale log mansion. 

The entire 75-acre property is at guests’ disposal no matter the season — crunch through the leaves and cozy up by the fire in the fall, witness the blossoming trees and flowers in spring, go skiing or snowshoeing in the winter, or sail the lazy summer days away on a boat. The experience starts at around $2,650 a night, but with only 11 guest rooms — each boasting stunning lake views, hand-crafted furniture, and wood-burning fireplaces — an exclusive experience is all but guaranteed. Of note, the resort is only for guests 21 years of age and older, and disconnecting from electronic devices to bask in the natural surroundings is encouraged — Wi-Fi is limited to the main office.

1. Amangiri, Utah – $3,050+

Stone walls of the Amangiri resort in Utah with mountains in background
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Built across over 900 acres of otherworldly desert land in Canyon Point, Utah, Amangiri’s minimal and elegant architecture blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. The resort’s main swimming pool, for instance, encircles a 160-million-year-old rock escarpment. Each of the suites offers views of the region’s iconic mesas, red-rock canyons, and expansive desert vistas, while the resort’s world-class dining options showcase locally sourced ingredients and dishes inspired by Native American culinary traditions. 

As if the environment wasn’t serene enough, Amangiri also offers on-site spa services, drawing largely on holistic Navajo healing traditions that aim to restore hozho, a Navajo word meaning beauty, harmony, balance, and health. Rooms may be the priciest on this list at over $3,000 a night, but for those who can afford it, there’s little question that the star-studded Amangiri resort is worth the splurge. 

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