Hotels in U.S.
The Venetian, on the Las Vegas Strip, isn’t the only place where Italy is re-created in Nevada’s Mojave Desert. Consider Ravella, a sprawling, 349-room resort on the shores of Lake Las Vegas, just 17 miles east of Sin City.
This oceanfront property has 15 unfussy rooms with bright accent walls, 42-inch plasma TVs, and private decks overlooking the waves.
Tagged with a historical marker, this central brick building was originally built in 1928 and now houses 55 polished rooms with large windows, flat-screen TVs, and plush robes.
Bed down in one of five cheerful guest rooms—all with private baths, period furnishings and complimentary WiFi—at this historic home (it was the city’s first boarding house) in downtown Lake Charles.
Guests can relax on front porch rockers, jump into a 44-jet Jacuzzi, or take complimentary bikes for ride along neighborhood streets.
This Louisiana plantation-style mansion was built in 1912 with grand iconic columns and a wrap around patio and porch. Of the five accommodation options, all outfitted with antique furnishings, families should opt for the spacious two-bedroom carriage house for its kitchen and pool access.
It’s hard not to have fun at this well-appointed resort on 28,000 acres. There’s a water park and 180 miles of nature trails as well as seasonal activities such as dive-in movies and build your own s’mores.
There are five rooms, some of which have private balconies overlooking the property’s graceful live oaks, at this B&B housed in a 1909 mansion.
All 42 rooms at this marina-front property have new beds, furnishings, and a fresh coat of paint. In-room fridges and microwaves are great family amenities, as are complimentary WiFi and the continental breakfast. Guests are also within walking distance of local restaurants and shops.
Rachel Ashwell of the popular Shabby Chic design line is behind this 46-acre B&B with seven accommodation options (cottages, lodges, manors, and barns) smartly outfitted with mismatched furnishings and chandeliers and amenities such as claw-footed tubs and iPod docking stations.
This historic inn, a wood-paneled building with white plantation shutters and long, lazy porches, has nautical-themed rooms with charming seashell patterned bedspreads. The beach is a few blocks away, and you can take a dip in the garden swimming pool.
This Hill Country bed and breakfast has 12 accommodation options ranging from rooms in the main house to stand-alone cottages. It’s is best known for its intense two- and three-day cooking course that always incorporate local foods, including veggies that are grown in an on-site garden.
Bed down in one of three cabins—some with rustic wood paneled walls, four-poster beds, and kitchenettes—on this 18-acre B&B outside of Blanco. Gourmet breakfasts are delivered in a picnic basket.
This 413-room hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown and overlooks Congress Bridge, where Austin’s famous bat population emerges every evening at sunset.
There are 30 individually decorated rooms at this downtown inn, a Victorian-style mansion next to Gruene Hall, each with its own private backroom and porch. Opt for one overlooking the Guadalupe River.