There is just something about a beautiful hotel bathroom that can make a weary traveler feel like she's gone on a spa retreat, complete with fluffy towels and robes. Soaking tubs, custom marble tiles, gorgeous views, and top-of-the line toiletries—what more could you want from the best hotel bathrooms in the US?
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel in New York City
This central whirlpool looks like it was made for taking Instagram selfies. Plan an entire day (or impromptu photo shoot) around this bathroom at The Pierre because you’re not going to want to venture outside once you set foot inside. With a prestigious address on Fifth Avenue and Central Park, the Upper East Side landmark dates back to 1930 and offers first-rate amenities like white-gloved elevator attendants, a complimentary Jaguar house car, an opulent Grand Ballroom, and the newly redesigned eatery the Rotunda, which is arguably one of the prettiest restaurants in all of New York. Seriously, take a soak in your tub, then venture downstairs for afternoon tea there.
The Villa Casa Casuarina in Miami, Florida
As the former home-turned-hotel of the late fashion designer Gianni Versace, you know The Villa Casa Casuarina's 11 bathrooms are going to be the epitome of decadence, complete with a 14-person shower adjacent to the swimming pool in addition to 24-karat gold-plated shower heads. Versace outfitted the bathroom in imported marble and custom Moroccan-inspired mosaics—as you do when Madonna and Princess Diana are visiting—and now you can stay there, too.
Just imagine waking up to this every day—the bathroom, not the views of Lake Michigan, although those are pretty great too. Located on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park, the iconic Hilton Chicago hotel has hosted every president from Harry Truman to George W. Bush in its two-story Conrad penthouse. Thanks to a recent renovation (worth a whooping $1.8 million!) the suite now boasts a $10,000 marble master bath with whirlpool tub, mounted TV, and this breathtaking picture window situation. Not too shabby.
W Retreat & Spa in Vieques, Puerto Rico
The W Retreat & Spa is award-winning on many levels, but one that pertains to their over-the-top suite bathrooms has to do with the unique tub design. The best thing about Patricia Urquiola’s old-fashioned-inspired shape, which was recently on display at the Museum of Applied Art in Cologne, is that its painted steel base can also can be fitted with a backrest and wooden tray for the ultimate relaxation. Most of the tubs are also positioned in front of panoramic views of the sea and shrouded in sexy sheer curtains.
Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
High roller much? Fact: the Specialty Suites at the Hard Rock Hotel are for ballers, but if you’ve got the dough (or some impressive casino winnings) this beauty—AKA the Penthouse Real World Suite—can be all yours for the weekend. Why go to the spa when the spa can come to you, in the form of a six-person mosaic hot tub, in your bathroom? It also has a view of the Strip, a TV, walk-in closets, and a walk-in shower. #NBD
The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island
The Martha's Vineyard Villa is the most romantic and glamorous at The Chanler, thanks to a sunken wet room with a roman bath with six shower heads, a rain shower with a seat, an antique-stained glass skylight, and a hand painted Trompe-l’œil mural of an ocean scene above the jacuzzi bathtub. Just in case you forget where you are…in Newport.
Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia
The period-inspired bathrooms at Barnsley Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains—60 miles outside of Atlanta—epitomize Southern Charm. There are also claw-foot soaking tubs, sunflower shower heads, tiled showers, free-standing sinks and some seriously plush towels, which is befitting of a historic estate house.
Faena Hotel in Miami, Florida
Goals: when your bathroom tile matches your ocean view. Faena Hotel Miami Beach is the it place to stay in Miami right now, and their premier oceanfront corner suites are where you want to be when there. Indoor/outdoor living is a cinch, thanks to a furnished wrap-around balcony and a bathroom like this that features a stand-alone soaking tub overlooking the ocean.
Viceroy Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado
Only seven miles from downtown Aspen, the Viceroy hotel is located in the heart of Snowmass' base village with ski-in/ski-out access and the studio guest rooms are Colorado chic. Think dark wood, modern details, free-standing bathtubs with clear glass walls between the bedroom (don’t worry, there’s a retractable shade), and epic views of the Rocky Mountains.
The St. Regis in Manhattan, New York
Bathrooms don’t get much swankier than this. Modeled after a grand apartment, the presidential suite at the legendary St. Regis in NYC features a large foyer that leads to the formal dining room, living room, wood-paneled library, numerous bedrooms and bathrooms, and a full kitchen, but it’s all about this master bath. Decked in white and black Carrara marble with a classic spa tub (that has chromo therapy no less, which uses colored lights to amplify the bath's soothing benefits) and a sparkling crystal fixture, we have a feeling they have a hard time kicking people out of this place.
Calistoga Ranch Auberge Resort in Calistoga, California
The beauty of the bathrooms at Calistoga Ranch is that you get two in one. Over 170 square feet, with his and her vanities, a luxury soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower, Frette bath towels, and an outdoor shower garden that's designed around the existing trees with a wooden deck, a copper rain shower, and climbing vines is what you can expect to come home to every day, after wine tasting. The housekeeping staff continuously gathers fresh lavender and rosemary from the resort grounds and puts a sprig in a vase on the counter. Lovely.