Photo Source: Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
The Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida is the only luxury hotel on the West Coast of Florida with a private marina, an 18-hole golf course, and a 12-court tennis complex. Ideally located on Tampa Bay and just minutes from the excitement of St. Pete Beach, visitors to the Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida are near everything. A fine example of 1920s Mediterranean Revival architecture, the Vinoy has earned a National Register of Historic Places designation. Showcasing elegant surroundings, flawless service, innovative restaurants and exquisite meeting space, this resort makes every visitor feel special.
Photo source: The James Royal Palm, Miami Beach
The James Royal Palm in Miami Beach, Florida is located just steps away from the beach and world famous Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue within the coveted and culturally rich area of South Beach, Miami. Featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s “Top 10 most anticipated openings of 2012”, The James Royal Palm is a luxurious retreat immersed in a vibrant scene of all that’s new. Night or day, a distinct energy is in the air; sparked by travelers, trendsetters, and creative personalities at the forefront. With two swimming pools, two dining options, poolside bar, lobby lounge, full-service spa, Lil’ James offerings for children, retail shop and fully equipped gym, the James Royal Palm is a landmark destination not to be missed.
Photo Source: Olympic Lodge, Port Angeles
Olympic Lodge in Port Angeles, Washington is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Olympic Mountains, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Vancouver Island and takes pride in showcasing the same beauty on its hotel grounds. Local artists at Vision Landscape and Nursery have used native plants to create the lodge’s own alpine rock garden for visitors to enjoy. The back of the hotel features several fountains modeled after the streams and waterfalls seen everywhere in the Olympic National Park. And the Bistro at Olympic Lodge features hand crafted omelets, fluffy pancakes, traditional French toast, and the lodge chef’s signature quiche.
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Photo Source: Lakeview Motor Inn, Lake Placid
The Lakeview Motor Inn in Lake Placid, New York is snuggled along beautiful Mirror Lake and Main Street evoking memories of a time when traditions began and families celebrated together around a warm fire or on the deck after a day on the water or in the mountains. During the afternoons, visitors often revel at the world famous Dancing Bears – which offers great food and fun with the coldest beer in town. In the evenings, visitors may savor the relaxing atmosphere of PRs, an intimate bar with a wood burning fireplace and comfortable oversized leather chairs for relaxing or playing games.
Photo Source: Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, Laguna Beach
The Casa Laguna Inn & Spa in Laguna Beach, California is unique among Laguna Beach hotels. Intended as a tranquil getaway for couples and individuals, this Coastal California bed and breakfast inn is all about romance and serenity. Maximum occupancy is strictly limited to two persons per room, regardless of age. Thus, the inn has no accommodations suitable for families or groups. However, providing the ultimate in personal attention and service, the inn is consistently rated as one of the top Laguna Beach hotels on TripAdvisor. Relax by the heated pool, take a box lunch to nearby Victoria Beach, schedule a couples massage, or reserve a private sunset soak with champagne. After a restful sleep on a cloudlike, seven-layer bed with luxurious linens, visitors choose from a menu of acclaimed gourmet breakfast entrees served in the garden setting of our Palm Court at no extra charge. Casa Laguna Inn & Spa is within walking distance of two superb restaurants and is just 1.5 miles from downtown Laguna Beach shops, eateries, art galleries, and summer art festivals.
Photo Source: Novato Oaks Inn, Novato
The Novato Oaks Inn in Novato, California is a Marin County resort hotel nestled against the scenic hills of Northern Marin County situated halfway between the business communities of Novato and San Rafael. In 2011, the Novato Oaks Inn was recognized by Best Western International with its highest honor for quality and service. It was one of only 6 hotels in North America (out of 2,400) to receive this prestigious award. The 107 spacious guest rooms and suites are the largest in Marin County and have been designed to bring visitors the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The warm and comfortable lobby greets you with its coffee bar and a private library featuring a varied collection of recent best sellers and literary classics. Each morning visitors enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast buffet served on the Club Level adjacent to the garden pool deck and then on to discover the beauty and diversity of Marin County. Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, or the quaint town of Petaluma. Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and the city of San Francisco are all less than 30-minute drives away. The Novato Oaks Inn is proud to be a California Certified Green Hotel and 100% non-smoking.
Photo Source: America’s Best Inn, St. Petersburg
America’s Best Inn in St. Petersburg, Florida is one of the oldest operating hotels in town. The inn has gone through numerous ownership changes and has received several new names over the years. Besides the “Macon Hotel” it was known as the “Moulton Hotel” and later the “Lee Manor Inn” which many return guests still remember. In 2004 the inn was franchised with America’s Best Inns & Suites, but is still privately owned and operated. The exterior hasn’t changed at all and on the inside the inn is still very much what it was way back then: cozy and warm with all the modern day conveniences a traveler seeks in the 21st century. To uphold the original charm, the inn has also kept many of the antique furnishings from years past and is continuously adding new jewels to this downtown treasure.