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70 unique Hotels in the US – United States of America

You dont want to miss on experiencing at least one of those 75 absolutely unique Hotels in the US!

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Book yourself one of those following 70 unique Hotels in the US for yet another prime experience in the United States of America. May you be a local, a frequent visitor to the US or a first-time holidaymaker, choosing the right accommodation can sometimes make or brake a holiday. Skipping to read reviews can result in a horrid experience, or trusting a travel blog and having the absolute best time. It’s up to you to decide. It’s also up to you to check out one or a few of the following more than unique Hotels in the US. Spread across most states, those unique Accommodations in the United States guarantee stunning backdrops for Insta Photos, exciting text messages to friends and family and overall a great memorable experience. Buckle up and immerse yourself in those truly unique Hotels in the US.

What makes a Hotel unique?

Indeed, what is it that makes a Hotel truly unique? Is this just another buzz-word, with no actual meaning? Well, kind of. According to dictionary.cambridge.org, the word “unique” means the following: being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual, or special in some way.
In correspondence to Hotels, it is, just, one factor that makes it special. A lot of Hotels offer friendly and attentive service, or feature Suites with own Jacuzzi Pools. But, have you ever stayed in authentic and historic settlements, on a Plantation, on a Ranch or in a cabin in the woods? This is definitely a great factor that makes a Hotel unique, and especially worth your visit.
So far I have only been to Los Angeles, you can read more about it in my LA Travel Guide.

The TOP 70 most unique Hotels in the US

  1. Boothbay Harbor, ME – Boothbay Harbor Inn in Boothbay Harbor – Adjacent to the Boothbay Harbor Footbridge, this relaxed, seasonal waterfront hotel is 2 miles from Boothbay Harbor Country Club and 4 miles from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
  2. Kennebunkport, ME – The Nonantum Resort – The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport delivers on the promise of an authentic Maine waterfront resort. It’s steeped in casual historical elegance — with just the right modern comforts.
  3. Jackson, NH – Eagle Mountain House – Surrounded by the gorgeous White Mountains, this property offers a stay like no other. Guests can play in the snow during the winter and golf in the summer, then return to the property to kick up their feet by the cozy lobby fireplace.
  4. New Castle, NH – Wentworth by the Sea – Wentworth By the Sea commands the island of New Castle, one of New Hampshire’s oldest settlements, masterfully blending historic elegance with 21st century convenience
  5. Falmouth, MA – ShoreWay Acres Inn – An inviting alternative to contemporary hotels, this property is a unique part of the Falmouth community, offering a glimpse of authentic Cape Cod life, past and present.
  6. Lee, MA – The Black Swan Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member – This boutique, lakeside hotel is near the Berkshire Mountains and Pittsfield Muni Airport. Easy access to Tanglewood and Normal Rockwell Museum
  7. Cape Cod, MA – Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa – Sandwich being the oldest town in Cape Cod Dan’l Inn and Spa has offered 300 years of lodging service to the town. Visitors to this Boutique Inn is treated to the charm of the past and luxury of todays convenience.
  8. Natchez, MS – Monmouth Historic Inn – An early 19th-century antebellum mansion set in 26 acres of manicured gardens, Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens is a National Historic Landmark in Natchez, Mississippi.
  9. Gatlinburg, TN – River Terrace Resort – Nestled at the foot of a forested hill in downtown Gatlinburg, this relaxed conference hotel along the Cliff Branch River is 11 miles from Dollywood theme park and a mile from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  10. White Castle, LA – The Inn at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens – The Inn at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is “The Great River Roads” most elegant bed and breakfast. It is a collection of cottages replicating outbuildings from the Uncle Sam Plantation that once stood nearby.
  11. Vacherie, LA – Oak Alley Plantation – Located on the grounds of historic Oak Alley Plantation between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, these turn-of-the-century Creole cottages are situated near the antebellum home Baton Rouge, LA Nottoway Plantation & Resort Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a member of Historic Hotels of America and the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion, is a stunning historic plantation that lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
  12. New Orleans, LA – The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery – Located in the up and coming Arts and Warehouse District. The building was originally a coffee warehouse and much of the architectural integrity of the 19th Century has been preserved. The exemplary 4-story brick facade sports a unique wrought-iron awning. Close to Riverwalk and the French Quarter.
  13. New Orleans, LA – Hotel Monteleone – Ideally located in the center of the French Quarter, only minutes away from shopping, cuisine, and historical architecture. The Hotel Monteleone is an historic and literary landmark. Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Faulkner and Capote not only stayed at the hotel but included it in their works. This four diamond jewel is considered the Grand Dame of New Orleans.
  14. New Orleans, LA – The Eliza Jane – Tucked into the mid-19th-century Central Business District, The Eliza Jane, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, is two blocks from the French Quarter. Like New Orleans itself, the hotel is imbued with a certain je ne sais quoi, a sparkling magic you can feel while roaming the unique hotel’s historic hallways—and exploring the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.
  15. Graham, TX – Wildcatter Ranch – Wildcatter Ranch provides an authentic Texas experience. Ranch Package includes for bookings of minimum two nights and a maximum of three nights
  16. Bandera, TX – Mayan Dude Ranch – Located 47 miles northwest of San Antonio, high in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas, Mayan Dude Ranch is a wonderful world of fantastic western warmth and special brand of “Horsepitality.”
  17. Big Bend National Park, TX – Chisos Mountains Lodge – The only lodging in the park, Chisos Mountains Lodge, is located high in the scenic Chisos Mountains and offers comfortable overnight lodging all year long.
  18. Gateway, CO – Gateway Canyons – An award-winning unique Hotel in the US and destination located in the secluded Unaweep Canyon of Western Colorado
  19. Mesa Verde, CO – Far View Lodge – Set 15 miles inside Mesa Verde National Park, this seasonal, casual hotel with a southwestern vibe is 2 miles from the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum and 3 miles from the ancient dwellings at Cliff Palace.
  20. Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Village Lodge – Luxurious accommodations in the heart of The Village at Mammoth, boasting the city at your doorstep and the mountain only a gondola ride away.
  21. Mammoth Lakes, CA – Tamarack Lodge – Shroud yourself and loved ones in the timeless luxury of the California mountain lifestyle. Tamarack Lodge balances rustic charm and modern elegance to ensure that every minute – indoors and out – counts.
  22. Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Mountain Inn – Located adjacent to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Mammoth Mountain Inn rests at an elevation of 9000 feet in the heart of the Eastern Sierra with panoramic mountain views, forested hills and distant glaciered peaks.
  23. Death Valley National Park, CA – Stovepipe Wells Village – Ideally located in the heart of the park, Stovepipe Wells Village exclusively offers lodging, dining, shopping and amenities in the north half of Death Valley National Park.
  24. Death Valley National Park, CA – The Ranch at Death Valley – The Ranch at Death Valley offers accommodations in a casual, family-like setting.
  25. Death Valley National Park, CA – The Inn at Death Valley – Smack in the middle of Death Valley is a true American oasis fueled by ancient waters that bubble up to the surface.
  26. South Lake Tahoe, CA – Lake Tahoe Resort – Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is South Lake Tahoe’s only all-suite lodging option. Located at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort.
  27. El Portal, CA – Cedar Lodge – Located 8 miles west of Yosemite National Park Arch Rock entrance, 26 miles from Mariposa and adjacent to the Merced River, home of great fishing, kayaking and rafting.
  28. Groveland, CA – Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite – The first new lodge in the area in more than 25 years, Rush Creek features a contemporary, rustic sensibility inspired by the breathtaking expanse of nature surrounding its 20-acre wooded hillside setting.
  29. Groveland, CA – Evergreen Lodge – From its start in the early 1920’s, the Evergreen has matured into what Frommer’s calls “The classic Yosemite experience,” where you can escape to your very own comfy cabin in the woods.
  30. Yosemite National Park, CA – Yosemite Valley Lodge – As the closest property to Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley Lodge is an idyllic spot for families, group retreats and visitors seeking the comforts of a hotel after an exciting day exploring the wilderness.
  31. Yosemite National Park, CA – Wawona Hotel – What’s unique about Wawona? Most of the hotel’s guestrooms open onto verandas and are reminiscent of European-style hotel rooms with historic, quaint proportions.
  32. Yosemite National Park, CA – Curry Village – Right in the heart of Yosemite Valley, tucked below the towering majesty of Curry Village and Glacier Point, Curry Village offers guests a unique and magnificent place to stay.
  33. Yosemite National Park, CA – The Ahwahnee – The Ahwahnee is unparalleled in magnificence and charm. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on June 2, 1987 and is one of America’s most distinctive hotels with cathedral ceilings.
  34. Yosemite National Park, CA – Tenaya Lodge – Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is an all-season resort framed by noble evergreen forest and a rich range of Sierra Recreation. Near Yosemite National Park’s south gate.
  35. Yosemite National Park, CA – Yosemite View Lodge – Located on the border of Yosemite National Park, the Lodge is alongside a stretch of the Merced River that cascades into rapids. Yosemite View Lodge offers rooms with patios and balconies with great river views.
  36. Big Sur, CA – Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort – An exclusive 5 star resort set amid 160 forested acres on the rugged Pacific coast, Ventana (Spanish for “window”) is both inspired by and reflective of its majesctic setting in Big Sur.
  37. Grant Grove, CA – John Muir Lodge – The pinnacle of Kings Canyon lodging, the John Muir Lodge is a stone-and-timber retreat located in Grant Grove Village and within minutes of historic Grant Grove and its towering forest of giant sequoias.
  38. Sausalito, CA – Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa – Housed in an 1885 mansion overlooking Richardson Bay, this modern hotel is an 8-minute drive from the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Elegant rooms are set between the mansion and hillside cottages.
  39. Pacific Grove, CA – Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages – Located in Pacific Grove, Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages is located in a walkable area with good shopping, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Guests appreciate the hotel’s quiet location.
  40. Zion National Park, UT – Zion Mountain Ranch – Zion Mountain Ranch sits at 6,000 feet in elevation and has unlimited beautiful views of the buffalo meadow as well as glades of trees and the mountains that surround it.
  41. Zion National Park, UT – Zion Lodge – Located in the center of Zion National Park at the park’s southern entrance and close to Zion Canyon, a spectacular gorge carved by the Virgin River.
  42. Bluff, UT – Desert Rose Resort & Cabins – Located at the west entrance to historic Bluff, Utah, the Desert Rose Inn architecture is an all wood style building with massive timbers which excite the senses with their intimate charm.
  43. Torrey, UT – Capitol Reef Resort – Overlooking the red cliffs and 1 mile from Capitol Reef National Park, this casual resort is 3 miles from the quaint town of Torrey. Upgraded quarters add balconies or patios with red cliff views.
  44. Moab, UT – Under Canvas Moab – This high-end desert camping resort is 6 miles from the mountains of Arches National Park and 12 miles from downtown Moab. The upscale safari tents feature sitting areas and wood-burning stoves.
  45. Antimony, UT – Rockin’ R Ranch – Nestled in the heart of the “Grand Circle”, the Dude Ranch Resort known as Rockin’ R Ranch sprawls out over 1,000 acres of meadows and fields and is surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of numerous national parks.
  46. Virgin, UT – Under Canvas Zion – On 196 acres of property adjacent to Zion National Park. Featuring wood floors, the casual permanent tents come with private decks, wood stoves and en suite bathrooms; some have skylights over the beds.
  47. Tombstone, AZ – Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch – Tombstone Monument Ranch is surrounded by miles of rugged, open country, with views of the Dragoon Mountains. This was Apache territory, in the heart of Cochise County, and it is land that is rich in history.
  48. Tucson, AZ – Tanque Verde Ranch – This ranch is located near the foothills of the Rincon Mountains in the Sonora desert on 640 spectacular acres.
  49. Tucson, AZ – White Stallion Ranch – At White Stallion Ranch, the personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch is carefully blended with the service and amenities of a fine resort.
  50. Tucson, AZ – Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort – Elevated north of the city, Hacienda Del Sol is a relaxing refuge with breathtaking views and a storied history. The ranch offers hiking, horseback riding, spa facilities in an luxury environment.
  51. Forks, WA – Kalaloch Lodge – This remote, oceanfront hotel on a bluff is the only coastal lodge along this 73-mile stretch of Olympic National Park and is owned by the National Parks Service. The town of Forks is 34 miles away.
  52. Stevenson, WA – Skamania Lodge – Set on 175 wooded acres, this upscale resort is a 6- minute walk from the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum and 2 miles from the Bridge of the Gods.
  53. Klamath, OR – Running Y Ranch – Set on a 3,600-acre Cascade Mountain ranch along Upper Klamath Lake, this rustic resort is 8 miles from Klamath Falls and 12 miles from Klamath Falls Airport.
  54. East Glacier Park, MT – Glacier Park Lodge – Glacier Park Lodge is located just outside the boundaries of Glacier National Park in the village of East Glacier Park, Montana, United States. The lodge was built in 1913 by the Glacier Park Company.
  55. Lake McDonald, MT – Motel Lake McDonald – This grand clapboard lodge is on the shores of Lake McDonald at the mouth of Midget Creek, and 6 miles from Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park.
  56. Whitefish, MT – Kandahar Lodge – This alpine-style ski-in mountain lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort is 7 miles from the town of Whitefish and 33.5 miles from Glacier National Park.
  57. Whitefish, MT – Grouse Mountain Lodge – Set 14 miles from Glacier National Park, this polished mountain lodge opposite Whitefish Lake Golf Club is a mile from Stumptown Historical Museum.
  58. Yellowstone National Park, WY – Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone – Clustered in five distinct camp settings, this 50-cabin property in the heart of West Yellowstone provides a sense of community without compromising privacy.
  59. Clearmont, WY – The Ranch at Ucross – Set on a 3,600-acre Cascade Mountain ranch along Upper Klamath Lake, this rustic resort is 8 miles from Klamath Falls and 12 miles from Klamath Falls Airport. Amenities include a casual cafe/bar and spa facilities.
  60. Medora, ND – Rough Riders Hotel – Set 1 block from the Cowboy Hall of Fame, and an 8-minute walk from the shores of the Little Missouri River, this is a laid-back hotel in a 19thcentury building.
  61. Denali National Park, AK – Grande Denali Lodge – The Grande Denali Lodge brings you genuine Alaskan hospitality, inviting accommodations and spectacular views! Located above the hustle of the highway, our guests consider their stay with us to be a highlight in their journey.
  62. Jasper, AB – Mount Robson Inn – At the south end of Main Street, just five blocks from downtown Jasper, the Mount Robson Inn ranks in the Top 10 hotels in Jasper.
  63. La Baie, QB – Auberge Des Battures – On a grassy hill overlooking the Rivière Saguenay fjord, this unpretentious inn is just off Highway 170 and 8.5 km from downtown La Baie.
  64. Coram, MT – Under Canvas Glacier – Located just 7 miles from the breathtaking Glacier National Park in Montana, where peaks touch the sky, glaciers move the earth, waterfalls carve the rock, and wildlife roam as freely as they always have, Under Canvas® Glacier is an adventure like no other. Spends your days experiencing the beauty and adventure of the park, then return to your luxury camping safari tent at the end of the day and unwind in style.
  65. Keystone, SD – Under Canvas Mount Rushmore – Located on an original gold mining settlement, Under Canvas® is the best way to experience one of America’s most iconic landmarks. Enjoy views of Mount Rushmore during the day and a star filled sky with incredible views of the Milky Way at night, all from the comfort of your private tent.
  66. Pigeon Forge, TN – Under Canvas Smoky Mountains – With convenient access to more than 800-square-miles of lush forest, pristine mountain views, and the Appalachian Trail, Under Canvas® lets you explore the untouched beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains while enjoying the splendor of glamping in our authentic safari-inspired canvas tents.
  67. Williams, AZ – Under Canvas Grand Canyon – A quick 25-minute drive to the South Rim entrance of Grand Canyon National Park, the safari-inspired resort offers the perfect luxury camping experience near one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Located just outside Valle, Arizona on 160 secluded acres of beautiful piñon and juniper forest, you will discover the extraordinary grandeur of Grand Canyon National Park while enjoying a variety of extensive activities a short distance from camp.
  68. West Yellowstone, MT – Under Canvas Yellowstone – 10 minutes from the West entrance of Yellowstone National Park, our camp boasts incredible views, a quiet, secluded location, on-site fast casual dining, a host of activities, and of course, Yellowstone right on your doorstep. Its comfort is rivaled only by the unparalleled beauty of the great outdoors of Montana all around you! At Under Canvas® Yellowstone, you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors of Montana while spending your nights nestled in your luxurious glamping tent.
  69. Mackinac Island, MI – Grand Hotel – The Grand Hotel is a historic hotel and coastal resort on Mackinac Island, Michigan, a small island located at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac within Lake Huron between the State’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. Constructed in the late 19th century, the facility advertises itself as having the world’s largest porch. It is only accessible by ferry, no cars on the island, just horse drawn carriages.
  70. Loveland, Co – Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch – At this 3,200-acre “world beyond the ridge,” you can experience a Dude Ranch family vacation and much, much more. Disconnect from your everyday life to experience the beauty of Sylvan Dale. It’s your opportunity to settle back and gain a fresh perspective. Discover new adventures in the beauty of the valley. Reach beyond your comfort zone. You’ll find both comfort and convenience in the gathering rooms, and lots of room to roam in outdoor gathering spaces.

What has been your personal favorite Accommodation of these truly unique Hotels in the US? Let me know on my socials, also if you have by chance already stayed at one of those properties! Am thrilled to hear about your experience!

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