The Best Hotels to Kick Back and Relax
Hotel Hana-Maui, Hawaii
From its infancy, Hotel Hana-Maui was designed to act as a little slice of heaven for tense and tired travelers. Opened in 1946 as a six-room inn, the hotel has transformed over the years into an elegant, plantation-style bungalow.
Perched on a lush, secluded hill overlooking the ocean, the hotel has been stripped of clocks, TVs, and radios. It's sprinkled with serene features such as fountains, blossoming orchids, and handmade wooden rocking chairs. It’s the ideal hideout to kick back and forget about the 9-to-5 for a while.
L'Auberge de Sedona, Arizona
Resting on the harmonious Oak Creek with stunning views of the red rocks, L’Auberge de Sedona offers guests a quiet, serene setting, which has an equally unruffled interior. Rooms have charming touches like juniper-scented wood-burning fireplaces, Italian linens, and outdoor cedar showers. The hotel also offers free yoga, duck feeding, and stargazing sessions, complete with a telescope and knowledgeable astronomer.
Se San Diego, California
Asian-inspired furnishings makes Se San Diego a luxurious retreat from the busy streets of this SoCal city. Elements like Brazilian walnut floors and floor-to-ceiling bathroom windows (that can open!) create a tranquil, relaxing environment in this hotel. The décor utilizes dark wood and earth tones, with clever touches, like soft lighting, clean lines, and stone pallets for numbering guest rooms.
The Angler's Boutique Resort, Miami, Florida
Who would’ve thought that sexy, bustling Miami could harbor a super soothing, peaceful space? The Angler’s Boutique's spacious and light rooms are perfect for unwinding after a busy day on the beach and around town. The hotel’s lush, flowering landscape and hidden rooftop pool create a mellow vibe.
Rustic, charming accents like glass bowl lanterns hanging from trees and wicker dome lamps are scattered throughout the property. The hotel is one of the best locations in Miami to leave the party behind and sink into serene oblivion.
The Ambrose, Los Angeles, California
Unlike many other beachfront mega resorts in Santa Monica, The Ambrose presents its guests with a more inland, zen-like alternative. Peaceful gardens, dense with bamboo and other greenery, envelop cozy reading nooks. It’s also a place where your conscious can rest—the hotel places much emphasis on eco-friendly practices. All rooms are cleaned with non-toxic, 100 percent naturally derived biodegradable cleaners made from natural resources. Guests will find bamboo tucked into glass vases in the bathrooms and natural-looking, neutral-colored décor.