6 Luxury Hotels to Stay in On Your Next Trip South
Whether you are planning to vacation alone or with friends, the Southern part of the United States has many luxurious hotels to fit any need or budget. Planning a stay in a new location can sometimes be intimidating. Click here if you are looking to have a relaxing and safe holiday on your next vacation in the Southern U.S. and check out the hotels below for the ultimate getaway.
If it’s good enough for Gatsby, then it’s good enough for us. Louisville, Kentucky’s Seelbach Hotel lured F. Scott Fitzgerald with its romantic grand ballroom. Now a Hilton property, this hotel brings old-world elegance to downtown Louisville. You can even stay in the Fitzgerald Suite (with two bedrooms and a parlor) and eat at Gatsby’s on Fourth for breakfast or visit the Old Seelbach Bar and try the expansive bourbon collection.
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
1886 Crescent in the mountains of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was originally opened in 1886 as a luxury retreat. The grand Victorian structure had fallen into disarray, but in 1997 it was transformed back into a hotel and spa by its new owners.
Located in the Ozark Mountains and sitting on 15 acres high atop the city, the hotel includes the New Moon Spa with a pool and hot tub, along with several restaurants, a bar and, of course, room service. As an added bonus, 1886 Crescent is also dubbed “America’s Most Haunted Hotel.” Guests who want a bit of added excitement with their luxury and panoramic views can book a ghost tour.
Riverstone Resort and SPA
Riverstone Resort & Spa in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is an all-encompassing getaway where you can get a manicure, pedicure, massage and facial all in the same day. Experience extreme relaxation in the Great Smoky Mountains. Riverstone recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, so accommodations, which include cabins, are equipped with everything you need—from plush bedding to fireplaces and mountain views.
White House Hotel
The White House Hotel is the undisputed gem among Mississippi’s Gulf Coast inns. With a private entrance to Biloxi Beach and award-winning restaurant Cora’s, The White House is a beautiful place to stay along the Gulf of Mexico. Rooms have Gulf views and 400-thread-count bedding. Cora’s restaurant has brunch on weekends and happy hour at the bar every afternoon. Bring your cocktail out to the terrace or pool for ocean views and breezes.
Beautiful resorts may be found all along the coast of South Carolina, but many of them come with a heavy price tag. The Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island has recently undergone a spectacular renovation, making it an excellent choice for travelers on a moderate budget.
On the Sonesta’s 11-acre property, guests can enjoy a full-service spa, zero-entry lagoon pool and four onsite dining options, not to mention the beach just steps away. There’s also access to tennis, golf and bike rentals, but you’re not going to want to leave the resort.
The Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, Virginia, is fit for royalty and ordinary individuals. Queen Elizabeth II stayed here during her U.S. tour, and nearby historical reenactments at Colonial Williamsburg are a big reason guests appreciate Williamsburg Inn.
Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown together make up what is known as the Historic Triangle. Live performers and battlements bring to life the Revolutionary War history of these three pivotal American cities. Staying at the Williamsburg Inn is like experiencing a piece of colonial history in the United States that is well worth the cost. The beautifully kept gardens and excellent service at the many restaurants guarantee that even those who aren’t very interested in history will have a memorable experience.