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    Four Seasons Resort Lanai
    Lanai City, HI
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    This Four Seasons property attracts beach lovers. Positioned along a beautiful stretch of Hulopoe Bay sand overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this resort offers breathtaking ocean views, manicured grounds and top-notch customer service. During their stays, guests can enjoy outdoor pursuits, such as snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, hiking, whale watching, scuba diving and more. Visitors use terms like "paradise" and "heaven on earth" to describe the property. Guest rooms all feature private patios, as well as amenities like 75-inch flat-screen TVs with Blu-ray players, Nespresso machines and free internet access. One of the most loved features is the complimentary shuttle, which will cart you to and from Lanai Town. Recent visitors do say you should brace yourself for the high cost of meals at the resort's multiple restaurants and treatments at the in-house spa. Still, most travelers enjoy this Four Seasons resort's piece of shoreline and its world-class golf course.
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    Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
    Sunny Isles Beach, FL
    10.1 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This spa resort doesn't take any of its five stars for granted, particularly when it comes to delivering first-rate customer service. Guests can't help but keep the compliments coming: Travelers say the resort staff takes extra care to personalize each experience. However, one problem you might face is exclusivity. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach only has 98 guest rooms and suites, so be sure to book early for an upcoming trip to Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The rooms come with flat-screen TVs and private balconies, as well as double sinks and glass-enclosed showers. Meanwhile, the property also features two in-house eateries, a grab-and-go market, four pools, a spa and beach amenities. What's more, the hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, meaning Leaders Club members have access to perks here. You'll find Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach about 10 miles north of Miami Beach.
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    Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
    Wailea, HI
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This Four Seasons Resort underwent a major renovation in 2016 that has impressed recent visitors. Guests say the staff here is consistently attentive and helpful, too. Guest rooms also receive high praise for their spacious floor plans and private balconies or patios. Plus, accommodations feature wireless internet access, an evening turndown service and luxury bath amenities. What's more, this Four Seasons outpost is one of Maui's most kid-friendly locales, offering complimentary kids toiletries, a popular game room and kid-friendly menus in its four on-site restaurants. Those traveling without little ones can make the most of the resort's spa and the property's proximity to three scenic golf courses. Or, spend your days lounging on the island's shoreline where service staff will ensure you have enough ice water and towels to keep you feeling cool and comfortable. The only gripe guests had was with the high room rates at this hotel, particularly during peak seasons. As its name suggests, Maui's Four Seasons sits pretty on Wailea Beach.
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    The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
    Kiawah Island, SC
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    If you want a quiet, stress-free getaway, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort might be just the place. Sitting right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel is a destination unto itself. Sun-seekers will feel right at home here with five championship golf courses and plenty of outdoor recreational activities, while on-site amenities like the spa will make your stay on Kiawah Island rejuvenating. When it's time to sleep, rooms include Italian linens and robes, marble walk-in showers and a balcony with ocean or dune views. Recent guests recommended splurging on an ocean-view room to fully appreciate the hotel's idyllic setting. But if you're hoping to explore Charleston, be warned this hotel is located approximately 25 miles south of the city. Keep in mind that members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.
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    The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
    Bal Harbour, FL
    6.5 miles to city center
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Although it only opened its doors in 2012, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort has made a lasting impression on Miami Beach, Florida, visitors. Travelers describe their experiences here as phenomenal, primarily due to the property's attentive staff and prime location. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from its seat in Bal Harbour (about 10 miles north of South Beach), this member of the St. Regis Hotels family provides a less frenzied setting much appreciated by couples and travelers with children. Guest rooms are spacious (albeit pricey thanks to the $45 daily resort fee) and feature neutral hues and private furnished balconies, as well as high-tech amenities like flat-screen TVs with DVD players and tablets for controlling lights, blinds and thermostats. When you're not bedding down, you can pass the time at one of two outdoor pools, the 14,000-square-foot Remède Spa or the adjacent 1,000-foot-long beach. The resort also features three on-site restaurants, including one with a wine vault. And because The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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    Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
    Kailua Kona, HI
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Just northeast of Kekaha Kai State Park, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is one of the most luxurious resorts on the Big Island. Recent visitors suggested indulging in the Hualalai Spa, which features spa treatments with island twists, like a Polynesian Niu (Coconut) Scrub or a Sun Relief Ti Leaf Wrap. Meanwhile, the resort's seven unique swimming spots – from a saltwater pond with a few friendly manta rays to an oceanfront infinity pool – earn high marks across the board. Should you be interested in learning more about Hawaiian life, the Ka'upulehu Cultural Center offers interactive programs that give insight into the island's history, traditions and even music. After a long day of learning (or relaxing), enjoy a fresh seafood meal at one of multiple restaurants or lounges before retiring to your room. Accommodations at this Four Seasons resort feature nature-inspired hues and Hawaiian art, as well as balconies, granite bathrooms and plasma TVs. Although recent guests won't deny that room rates and dining costs here are high, they say that the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai's facilities and customer service are worth the price.
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    Montage Kapalua Bay
    Lahaina, HI
    $54.80 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $54.80 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Travelers are hard-pressed to find much to complain about at the Montage Kapalua Bay. Located on the northwest corner of Maui, this 24-acre property offers panoramic views of the beach and ocean. Visitors can spend their time on the water with activities that range from sport fishing to snorkeling. The resort also offers more adventurous pursuits like zip lining and helicopter tours, as well as traditional Hawaiian luau shows. Other activity options include shopping, golfing on two award-winning courses or playing a round of tennis at the hotel's courts. If you're looking to relax, you can enjoy the complimentary beach towels and chairs, take advantage of the poolside Hana Hou Bar & Sunset Patio or indulge in a spa treatment. Accommodations here are one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom suites and each come equipped with separate living and sleeping areas, and furnished lanais. Additional amenities include flat-screen TVs, in-room laundry facilities and bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. To top off their great experiences, recent guests said all staff members, from the pool attendants to the restaurant servers, went above and beyond to ensure they had a pleasurable stay. Plus, since it's part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts family, it allows I Prefer members to earn or redeem points for stays.
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    The Breakers Palm Beach
    Palm Beach, FL
    1.8 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Travelers and critics alike gush over this Italian Renaissance-style resort. High on their list of perks are the gorgeous grounds, which feature two golf courses, four pools, a private beach and 10 Har-Tru tennis courts. And the genial front desk staff will probably recommend you spend a day in the relaxing spa. As for lodging, the guest rooms come with custom furnishings and high-end linens, as well as flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi access. Yet not all previous travelers were impressed, noting that the resort's rooms are small and pricey. However, many recent guests raved about the on-site restaurants, recommending The Beach Club Restaurant for breakfast or lunch and the Flagler Steakhouse for an elegant dinner. You'll find The Breakers along Palm Beach, Florida's South County Road, less than 2 miles east of downtown West Palm Beach.
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    The Cloister at Sea Island
    Sea Island, GA
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    In addition to the excellent food and the PGA golf courses, The Cloister at Sea Island boasts one of the best views on all of Sea Island, Georgia. In other words, you'll want to request one of the rooms facing the Blackbank River. Previous guests can't help but gush over the rooms, which have eye-catching classic decor, Nespresso coffee makers, bathrooms with rain head showers and patios or balconies. In addition to the rooms, travelers were impressed with all the things available to do on-site, including fitness classes, spa treatments and plenty of beach activites, among many other options. There's also a laundry list of kid-friendly amenities here, including scheduled activities for both children and teens. But by far one of the biggest standout qualities of this hotel is the service, where many guests say the staff is unmatched. The resort sits on the island's southern tip, sharing real estate with its smaller sister hotel, The Lodge at Sea Island.
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    The Setai, Miami Beach
    Miami, FL
    0.3 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Setai, Miami Beach blatantly spurns Miami Beach, Florida's neon reputation in favor of a classier ambiance, and recent guests appreciate it. Rather than funky decor and bright colors, the art deco-era property is filled with classy Asian-inspired design elements (think: muted beige and brown color palettes), plus amenities like Frette linens, flat-screen LED TVs and rainfall showers. Although The Setai's environment may induce relaxation on the spot, previous guests highly recommend a visit to the in-house spa, which offers a wide array of massages and skin treatments and houses private baths, steam rooms and a fitness center. You'll also have access to not one, but three on-site infinity pools, as well as gourmet Mediterranean, American or Asian cuisine at The Setai's three restaurants. However, the property's family-friendly amenities are limited. Don't plan on spending all your time at the hotel: Travelers praise The Setai's prime location near South Beach and the The Bass. And Leaders Club members are in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades.
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    Faena Hotel Miami Beach
    Miami Beach, FL
    1 mile to city center
    $39.90 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $39.90 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Recent lodgers said their stays at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach were next to perfect. Past guests gushed about the staff's attention to detail and genuine friendliness. Accommodations received tons of praise as well and were described by reviewers as spacious (the smallest rooms measure 464 square feet), well appointed and downright chic. Rooms are decorated in a modern, South American style and come outfitted with sleek wooden furnishings and colorful accents. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access (which is covered by the daily resort fee) and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers. Some standard rooms are also equipped with furnished balconies, and most rooms offer ocean views. What's more, you'll have access to a Faena Butler to arrange any request. Dining here is also a big attraction. Travelers say you can't leave without grabbing a bite at Pao by Paul Qui (just make sure to reserve a table in advance). The hotel's other dining venues include Los Fuegos By Francis Mallmann, which specializes in South American grilling, and the Veranda, which serves breakfast by the pool. There are also an outdoor bar, a lobby lounge and a bar with live DJs. Additionally, the Faena boasts an Old Hollywood-style theater that hosts cabaret shows, as well as the Tierra Santa Healing House spa. You can find this highly acclaimed hotel in the heart of Miami Beach, Florida. But be forewarned: Guests say a stay here is pricey. However, this property's affiliation with The Leading Hotels of the World means Leaders Club members can enjoy perks like welcome gifts and free upgrades.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
    Naples, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    This Ritz in Naples, Florida, is a clear guest favorite. Travelers find its luxurious amenities and attentive staff to be in a class all its own, even when compared with other top-notch properties. The only thing comparable is its sister property, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, which is located 4 miles southeast. (The property's $35 daily resort fee covers shuttle service to and from The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples and its Tiburón Golf Club.) At this Ritz, you can relax at the massive spa and salon, which boasts more than 30 separate treatment rooms, or work up a sweat in the fitness center. Or, feast away at one of the seven decadent dining options: Recent vacationers said the on-site Gumbo Limbo restaurant – with its Florida cuisine – is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. However, some past guests weren't as complimentary of the rooms. Some previous travelers warned that the rooms (which feature 42-inch Smart TVs and marble bathrooms) are small and lack adequate cleaning. Keep in mind that Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points when they stay here.
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    The Lodge at Torrey Pines
    La Jolla, CA
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    If you like hiking, golfing, swimming or sunning, you might be interested in booking a stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. You can explore state park to the north and the La Jolla beaches to the south, or you can enjoy the woodsy, rustic ambiance of coastal California from the comfort of the hotel. The guest rooms feature hardwood furnishings, and some overlook the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course. Cozy fireplaces are sprinkled around some guest rooms and hotel common areas. The Lodge features an outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a fitness center. Visitors loved the unique touches here, including the kilt-wearing doormen and the delicious California cuisine at A.R. Valentien restaurant. Guests will also have access to the spa and the adjacent Torrey Pines Golf Course. The hotel does charge a $40 daily fee plus tax, which covers an array of amenities like property-wide Wi-Fi access, dry sauna and steam room use, weekend yoga classes, morning coffee and balls for use on putting greens.
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    The Miami Beach EDITION
    Miami Beach, FL
    0.9 miles to city center
    $42 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $42 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Slightly removed from the noise and action of South Beach, The Miami Beach EDITION is a 3.5-acre, beachfront hotel with a wealth of distinctive amenities. The resort-style hotel features the unique BASEMENT complex, which includes a nightclub, a bowling alley and a 2,000-square-foot ice skating rink – all accessible for an additional charge. If you're more interested in relaxing, you can schedule a treatment at the spa; meditate in the relaxation lounge or at the outdoor Sandbox; lounge on the 1950s-inspired pool deck; or play in the sand on the hotel's stretch of shoreline. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center that offers group classes and personal training (for an extra fee), the Limited EDITION boutique gift shop and two bars. After working up an appetite, guests can enjoy Latin cuisine from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the Matador Room. Or, for something more casual, grab a bite at Market at EDITION or the hotel's alfresco eatery, Tropicale. When it's time to sleep, guests can retreat to their rooms, where they'll find rainforest showers, flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers and Wi-Fi access (which the daily $42 resort fee covers). Recent visitors were impressed with the style and ample amenities at the hotel, as well as the top-notch customer service.
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    The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
    Key Biscayne, FL
    6.8 miles to city center
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is pleasantly decorated, pleasantly staffed and pleasantly placed. It's true that the barrier outpost of Key Biscayne is a bit removed from Miami's activity, but the resort is close to area sights like Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and the Miami Seaquarium. On the resort grounds, you'll find two heated outdoor pools, the Cuban-inspired RUMBAR lounge (and three other on-site dining options) and the tranquil Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne – an ideal venue for a little extra R&R. Accommodations at this Ritz-Carlton property are chic yet homey, with modern wooden furnishings, blue and white hues, plush fabrics and ample space for lounging. Recent guests highly recommend requesting an ocean-view room when booking, but no matter which accommodation you choose, you'll find it equipped with amenities like Frette linens, marble bathrooms, flat-screen LCD TVs and Wi-Fi access (which your $40 daily resort fee covers). And if the well-appointed rooms don't impress you, guests say the staff will blow you away. Keep in mind that this resort participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program.
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    Halekulani
    Honolulu, HI
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Halekulani remains a traveler favorite for its über-luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Rooms come decorated in Halekulani's signature "seven shades of white" and feature complimentary internet access, flat-panel TVs and welcome fruit and chocolate. Recent guests highly recommend requesting a room that looks out over the shore; the ocean vistas compliment the creamy room decor. Recent visitors also laud the helpful service staff, attesting that employees here went above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. While you're here, make some time for the SpaHalekulani, which offers a long list of relaxing treatments inspired by Polynesian therapeutic rituals. Halekulani also houses three restaurants, and two bars, including the Lewers Lounge, which hosts nightly jazz performances. And Leaders Club members you're in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades.
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    The Kahala Hotel & Resort
    Honolulu, HI
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Kahala Hotel & Resort – located about 3 miles southwest of Diamond Head on the coast of the Kahala neighborhood – has played host to a long list of ritzy clients. Even lovebirds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton came to stay at this Honolulu landmark after their marriage. So naturally, the rooms are fairly posh, featuring private balconies with views of the ocean and or nearby mountains. While you're here, take a break from the Honolulu hustle and bustle with a massage at The Kahala Spa, or simply kick back and relax in one of the cozy lounge chairs that line the pool. The hotel also boasts a pristine stretch of white sand beach, so you won't have to worry about fighting crowds for a spot on the shore. While you're here, recent visitors highly recommend taking advantage of Dolphin Quest: The Kahala grounds feature a lagoon where guests can swim with bottlenose dolphins. Afterward, enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the hotel's multiple restaurants. The only drawback: Some guests were frustrated by the high price for parking. But, not having a resort fee makes up for most incurred costs. Keep in mind that as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property participates in the Leaders Club rewards program.
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    1 Hotel South Beach
    Miami Beach, FL
    0.5 miles to city center
    $43 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $43 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Formerly The Perry, South Beach (and the Gansevoort Miami Beach before that), this property completed a $500 million renovation in March 2015. And, according to recent visitors, if you stayed at the hotel during its previous ownership, you likely won't recognize it now. Because it's under the helm of the 1 Hotel brand, the entire property is eco-friendly. Rooms feature tree trunk coffee tables, organic cotton sheets, custom Keetsa organic cotton mattresses and salvaged driftwood decorations. 1 Hotel South Beach even helps travelers maintain their own green habits with amenities like a five-minute shower timer and an eco ionic hair dryer. Recent guests were wowed by the room interiors and described them as a "breath of fresh air" thanks to their airy design and cool aesthetics. Visitors also appreciated the in-room technology; accommodations are equipped with free Wi-Fi access, Nespresso machines and 55-inch flat-screen TVs. Aside from the rooms, past lodgers were also impressed with the direct beach access the hotel affords, plus its four pools, one of which sits on the roof. When you're not sipping cocktails, sampling Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine and admiring the view from the rooftop, grab a meal at Habitat, the signature restaurant serving dishes made with fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients. Reviewers said the food is as impressive as the service but warn that 1 Hotel South Beach isn't without a few downsides. Many lamented the $43 daily resort fee (typical to many Miami Beach, Florida, properties), which covers the use of beach loungers, sports equipment (like boogie boards and Frisbees) and more.
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    Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside, Florida
    Surfside, FL
    5.7 miles to city center
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Recent visitors raved about this Four Seasons hotel, saying it lives up to expectations with its stunning design, incredible ocean views and attentive staff members. The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club is removed from the buzzy South Beach area in Surfside, Florida, and it is set on 9 beachfront acres. The property's 77 accommodations feature floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access, sitting areas, marble bathrooms and a convenient room service menu. Some upgraded rooms also offer wraparound balconies that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Outside the rooms, there are a spa, which offers a wealth of treatment options, and a fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment. Additionally, Four Seasons guests have access to three outdoor pools (including an adults-only option) and a beach. Families visiting the property will appreciate the designated family pool, the kids program, the child-size robes and the available babysitting services. When it's time for a meal, head to Winston's on the Beach for a casual bite, or dress up for an upscale meal at The Surf Club Restaurant. As is standard across Four Seasons hotels around the world, previous guests cautioned that room rates here are pricey.
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    Hotel Wailea
    Wailea, HI
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Hotel Wailea in Maui, Hawaii, stretches across 15 acres of expertly manicured tropical gardens. Offering just 72 suites, this adults-only hotel's calling card is its secluded atmosphere and its spacious lodging options (rooms measure 720 square feet). All suites have separate bedrooms and living areas, plus furnished lanais (balconies), kitchenettes, deep soaking tubs and Wi-Fi access. Venture out of your room to explore the grounds and partake in activities like canoeing, kiteboarding and yoga. When it's time to cool off, take a dip in the outdoor pool. Although Hotel Wailea is removed from the beach, the hotel arranges complimentary shuttle services to and from Wailea Beach, where guests have access to lounge chairs, umbrellas and bottled water. And if you're hoping to stay on the beach for lunch, the hotel's restaurant will prepare and pack a picnic for you. The property's AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, called The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, wins favor from visitors for its Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Recent guests add that with its relaxed and quiet atmosphere, this hotel makes for an ideal couples getaway. The only drawback for some travelers is the added daily resort fee.
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    The Chanler at Cliff Walk
    Newport, RI
    1 mile to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Nestled on the shore just steps from Newport's popular Cliff Walk, The Chanler's strongest feature is its breathtaking scenery. But there are plenty more compelling reasons to stay here. For one, the rooms are designed and named for royalty – the Louis XIV and the English Tudor suites are among the most dramatic. Despite its regal decor, each comes appointed with modern amenities like Fresh bath products, free Wi-Fi access, wet bars, heated bathroom floors and DVD players. Recent guests praise the hotel's easy access to the picturesque Cliff Walk and tasty cuisine served at Cara, the crown jewel of the property's three dining venues. The Chanler's attentive staff and romantic, tranquil setting also wins over visitors. Though a stay at the hotel will surely thin out your wallet, previous visitors say the indulgence is well worth the cost.
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    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
    Manalapan, FL
    7.7 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a little farther removed from the other luxury oceanfront properties of Palm Beach, Florida; as such, you can anticipate a little more privacy on your beach days. If you stay at this resort in Manalapan, you'll find yourself 12 miles south of West Palm Beach hot spots like Clematis Street. This Preferred Legend property has taken the area by storm, with recent visitors raving about the resort's array of unique offerings. The spacious guest rooms feature beachy yellow and blue hues, plus amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access, soaking tubs and balconies or terraces overlooking the resort grounds or ocean. Meanwhile, travelers say the spa's treatments and services are worth the extra coin; or, you can get your R&R fix alongside one of two outdoor pools. Eau Palm Beach also offers diversions for children, such as the AquaNuts kids program (with activities for those ages 5 to 12) and the Coast Beauty Salon (with kids hair, nail and makeup treatments). And when you get hungry, try any one of the four on-site restaurants. Keep in mind that this property's ties to Preferred Hotels & Resorts means members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can redeem accrued points for rewards certificates, which can be used to cover the cost of rooms here.
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    Montage Laguna Beach
    Laguna Beach, CA
    $57.20 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $57.20 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Montage Laguna Beach epitomizes the relaxed class and beauty for which Southern California is known for. The property's location (right along the shore just south of downtown Laguna Beach) is a particularly popular perk among guests. Accommodations at the hotel also include feather-top beds and marble bathrooms, not to mention beautiful turn-of-the-century decor and private terraces or balconies that overlook the ocean. But don't plan on spending too much time in your room. In addition to enjoying the large beach area, you can lounge poolside, receive spa treatments and eat gourmet meals at one of three on-site restaurants. If you happen to be here for date night, recent guests say that the intimate atmosphere and the locally sourced California cuisine at Studio will set the tone for a romantic evening. There are also family programs for children, though previous visitors say that the upscale environment at Montage Laguna Beach is better suited for couples.
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    Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
    Palm Beach, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Like any Four Seasons worth its salt, this luxury resort 8 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, offers plush cream-colored rooms, ocean views and quality customer service in spades. Although the beach is within easy reach, we'd be remiss if we didn't also highlight this property's grand freshwater pool area, where you'll be treated to ice water, Evian spritzes and chilled towels to keep you looking cool and refreshed all afternoon long. Should you happen to spend a little too long in the sun, previous guests highly recommended soothing your skin at the resort's spa. Past travelers were also fond of the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach's guest rooms and suites, which come outfitted with contemporary furnishings, down bedding, free Wi-Fi access and plasma TVs. Although the resort does offer some business-friendly services and a few family-friendly perks (kids younger than 5 eat for free at the on-site restaurants, while teens can play pool or watch movies), this property is better suited for couples looking for an escape. For example, the resort's Florie's restaurant, with its contemporary health-conscious fare, makes a great venue for a date night.
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    Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
    Kohala Coast, HI
    30.2 miles to city center
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is all about immersing guests in a serene atmosphere. It's located on 32 acres of carefully crafted grounds and pristine beaches along the Kohala Coast. Families, in particular, will find reasons to love this Fairmont property with the plethora of outdoor programming for kids and on-site babysitting services. No matter why you're visiting or who you're visiting with, recent guests say that you'll find many of the makings of a five-star hotel here. The Fairmont Orchid's 540 guest rooms and suites all feature private lanais (balconies), as well as marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access. But don't plan on spending the whole trip inside: The Fairmont boasts opportunities to golf, play tennis and simply kick back by the pool. You'll also find the relaxing Spa Without Walls and several restaurants, bars and lounges to choose from.

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