Looking to make your friends a little jealous with stunning photos in dreamy landscapes? Or maybe aesthetic appeal is part of your requirements when choosing a hotel. Whether you’re looking to strike a pose against the neon backdrop of Palm Springs, unwind after a day on Sedona’s hiking trails, or show off your luxurious taste, we’ve got just the list. Grab your camera and come with us to the most Instagrammable hotels in the U.S.
Rated five stars by Forbes Travel Guide for over eight years in a row, it’s not hard to see why Miami’s Faena Hotel is so sought after. Rooms are spacious with sprawling ocean views and a homogenous color scheme of red, teal, gold, and white. Animal print and leather accents, along with Art Deco undertones, make it clear that you’re in Miami. While the rooms are certainly tempting photo opportunities, save your camera for the onsite restaurants. From Las Fuegos, the open-fire Argentine kitchen with a dazzling chandelier, to Pao, a Filipino fusion restaurant with its centerpiece unicorn set against a gold ceiling, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Perhaps the most Instagrammable spot on the property though is the geodesic pool, surrounded by red and white candy-striped umbrellas that contrast perfectly with the azure ocean. Private butlers fulfill your every whim, making the experience feel truly opulent. Or take to the private strip of powdered sugar sand, so rarely found in Miami and soak up the sun without the other tourists crowding your spot.
Located in the creative core of Chicago’s Fulton Market District, The Hoxton is a surprising mix of mid-century and industrial with lush botanical elements. The lobby itself is a true ode to the 70s while still featuring trendy elements. The building was originally a warehouse, as much of the neighborhood's original infrastructure was, and rooms have original elements like poured concrete ceilings and huge windows. Equally as Instagrammable are the restaurants and cafes that also call the building home: Cira, a hip Mediterranean restaurant, and the rooftop Peruvian restaurant Cabra Cevicheria. There’s even a co-working space, for those working on the go. But the true star of the show is the gorgeous rooftop pool which features exposed industrial beams, turquoise tile, and 360° views of downtown Chicago’s skyline.
The Ludlow’s too-cool-for-school vibe is contagious. Wood-paneling and exposed brick greet you in the lobby while elements like romantic poster beds, subway tile bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows give the rooms a unique vibe. Their in-house restaurant, Dirty French has an almost rustic, bistro aesthetic and serves classic French fare with a modern twist. Head up to the bar lounge and rooftop terrace for stunning panoramas of downtown Manhattan with a delicious cocktail in hand. Set in the Lower East Side, The Ludlow is perfectly located for exploring the city's best neighborhoods, so you can continue the aesthetics throughout the duration of your stay.
Set in the stunning contrast of Sedona’s pine forests and exposed red rock, the Enchantment Resort is an outdoor enthusiast's dreamscape. This secluded destination offers plenty of unique experiences are the name of the game that guests can take part in, from hot air balloon rides to mountain biking trails. The state-of-the-art spa, Mii Amo, is the perfect retreat after a long day exploring the great outdoors, as is laying beside the expansive pool. Accommodation ranges from quaint casitas to suites with private plunge pools, all featuring a mix of traditional Southwest features like kiva fireplaces and exposed wood beams. When you're not relaxing, the Enchantment Resort is the hiking headquarters in Sedona and features over 400 miles of hiking trails around the area.
Santa Fe, NM
The Inn of the Five Graces is utterly enchanting with a quirky yet intentional atmosphere touched by obvious Santa Fe influence. Voted #1 Best City Hotel by Travel + Leisure along with countless other accolades, Located in downtown Santa Fe, the hotel is close to all the action while still feeling removed from the hustle and bustle. While the outside features traditional adobe architecture, the inside pulls inspiration from destinations like the Middle East and Central Asia. Each guest room is unique and features a mix of ornately carved woodwork, adobe walls, and decor that balance local and international influences . Intricate mosaic tiles and cascades of wisteria only add to the collision of colors and provide the perfect backdrop for a photo op.
Palm Springs, CA
The Saguaro is borderline eccentric, in the best way possible. Long known as the Instagram darling of Palm Springs, The Saguaro can’t help but be an incredible photo op. Mid-century modern edges mixed with a rainbow color palette lend an air of whimsy that can only be found in this desert town. The interior is just as colorful as the exterior with rooms decked out in a kaleidoscope of neon, the perfect compliment to the parched desert mountain landscape just outside the window. The psychedelic vibes continue at El Jefe Desert Cantina, The Saguaro’s aptly chosen Mexican restaurant that dishes up acai bowls, baja fish tacos, and spicy guava margaritas for all your Instagram-worthy foodie shots. Perch poolside for the iconic snapshot of towering palms, colorful balconies, and canary yellow umbrellas.
Canyon Point, UT
Surrounded by the stark red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau, Amangiri is hidden away in a magical section of America’s wild interior. Its minimalist aesthetic is camouflaged perfectly against the backdrop of plateaus and mesas, almost disappearing into the barren landscape. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodation from pavilions with private pools and sweeping panoramas to luxurious suites with firepits and sky terraces. Amangiri's back-to-nature philosophy is the perfect complement to its proximity to some of the U.S.'s most beautiful national parks, including Bryce Canyon and Zion. Guests who enjoy the great outdoors will love the private hiking trails, horseback riding, and via ferrata on the expansive private grounds while those who would rather indulge in a bit of luxury will admire the state-of-the-art spa. Amangiri's solitude and remote location make it perfect for those looking to escape and maybe snag a few photos of its incredible, bare bones atmosphere along the way.