Best Luxury Hotels

June 15, 2011

No matter what your vacation is, the hotel room has to be comfortable and luxurious at the end of the day. Here are 10 that go above and beyond.

Provided by Oyster.com

Vacations mean different things to different people. They could be lounging on the beach, sightseeing in a historic city, climbing a mountain or relaxing at the hotel. But no matter what, the hotel room has to be comfortable at the end of the day.

Oyster.com created a list of the best luxury hotel rooms ranging from New York City’s class to the Las Vegas’ Strip glitz to Hawaii’s natural beauty. Here are our top 10 picks.

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

The Strip, Las Vegas

The 650-square-feet standard rooms at the Venetian are among the largest on the Strip. Each room contains a bedroom and a separate sunken living room, floor-to-ceiling windows, three flat-screen TVs and huge L-shaped sofas in the living rooms.

The 130-square-foot bathrooms have marble detailing, twin sinks and a soaking tub.

Acqualina Resort & Spa

Northern Beaches, Miami

The standard intercoastal rooms average 740 square feet

about three times the size of most Art Deco boutique hotel rooms in South Beach. The rooms are detailed with frame molding, heavily patterned plush carpets and cream leather headboards.

Plus the 38-inch flat-screen TV rises from a leather cabinet at the foot of the bed and can rotate 360 degrees, all with the touch of the remote.

Geejam

Port Antonio, Jamaica

This resort has only five extremely private abodes surrounded by dense flora. The Ska suite, seen here, is modern on the inside with stark white, minimalist décor, slate showers, and the most high-tech entertainment system in Jamaica. It's rustic on the outside: extensive terraces surrounded by banana and ackee fruit trees, stone paths, and neighboring roosters.

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

The Strip, Las Vegas

The 700- to 745-square-foot Resort Suite includes a living room and bedroom divided by a half-wall, on top of which sits a huge, rotating flat-screen TV that can be viewed from either space. Deco-style

lamps

,

hound's-tooth walls

, blond wood credenzas, and mirrors spanning the entire wall (including alongside the bed) evoke a sort of swinging bachelor pad circa 1945.

One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa

Northern Beaches, Miami

Half the rooms at the Regent Bal Harbour are 510-square-foot studios, which feature wet bars and 72-square-foot balconies.

But it’s the bathrooms that will stand out with their free-standing tubs, walk-in showers with rainforest showerheads and 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Alex Hotel

Midtown East, New York City

Even the standard rooms have flat-screen TVs in the bathrooms. There's an open closet built into the wall, a desk area with a series of vertical shelves and a 29-inch Sharp Aquos flat-screen TV across from the king bed. Since the Alex hotel targets extended-stay business travelers, 130 of the hotel's 203 rooms are suites that include luxe amenities like Poggenpohl kitchens, Sub-Zero refrigerators and Miele dishwashers.

Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort

Kauai, Hawaii

Rooms here are one- or two-bedroom condos with full kitchens boasting granite countertops and high-tech brands: Wolf stove and oven, Sub-Zero fridge and GE Profile microwave.

All bathrooms include a separate whirlpool tub and shower.

Tides South Beach

South Beach, Miami

Rooms here have an innovative, pan-global vintage-opulent design. The bright, beach-tone color palate and organic textures definitely feel more comfortable than the austere looks at the other design-focused hotels.

Sivory Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The premium oceanfront junior suite is more like an apartment than a hotel room. Guests will enjoy a desk area, a two-couch sitting area, a picture window, a giant bed, a comfortable balcony and private plunge pool.

The New York Palace

Midtown East, New York City

The Royal Suite (pictured) is designed à la Louis XV and at 3,000 square feet it will cost you $22,000 a night. The entire hotel was renovated in 2008 and the 360-square-foot standard rooms have all the essential comforts

sateen bed linens and plush, pillow-top mattresses; a 42-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV; an iPod hookup on the alarm clock; and a quality minibar.