Best Beach Hotels & Resorts in the US (2020) – Top 5

Wailea Beach Resort Marriott

In need of oceanfront accommodations? Check out our Best Beach Hotels & Resorts in the US (2020) – Top 5. By Jules Romero.

Beachfront hotels and resorts are some of the most sought-after accommodations for summer vacationers, thanks to their beach access, water sports, and gorgeous views. You can enjoy unparalleled relaxation at beachfront hotels.

Many states around the country have been reopening for summer tourism, following the new coronavirus outbreak. With that said, many of the top-rated beach hotels have announced new procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of tourists and staff members alike.

Our list of top beach hotels and resorts cover accommodations from across the entire United States. Each of the lodgings listed below has top-notch facilities, excellent amenities, delicious food options, and peaceful spas. The best part is that you won’t even have to leave the States to visit them.

The hotels on our list all have great beaches, trendy designs, fun activities, and are well-trusted and highly-rated on many tourism websites.

The cheapest option begins at around $200 per night, with the pricier accommodations topping out at about $500 per night. Of course, all of the properties experience a spike in pricing during peak season. However, even the priciest of options are well worth the money spent, thanks to the fantastic experience that they can provide for you.

1. Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa

First on our list is the Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa in Pacific City, Oregon.  Whether you want to catch fish and crabs from the vast Pacific or enjoy them by the fire at the renowned Meridien restaurant, Headlands Coast Lodge & Spa is the place to be.

One of the key highlights of Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa is its proximity to the water. You really can’t get any closer to the ocean than Headlands, where Nestucca River converges with the Oregon coastline.

You can pick from one of the many King or Double Queen rooms. Do note that each room spans a whopping 440 square feet minimum.  From any room, you’ll be greeted with majestic views of Cape Kiwanda’s waves and Haystack Rock through the hotel windows.

The hotel features premium rustic furnishings paired with cast-iron tubs, gas fireplaces, and amenities that you’ll find at no other hotel, such as a Bluetooth lantern speaker and a Bonavita brewing system. With that said, there’s no need to upgrade to anything more substantial than a single-bedroom cottage unless you’re traveling with a large group. 

The hotel’s spa and restaurant are sophisticated and classy. However, these luxe indoor amenities do not detract the focus away from the natural world surrounding the resort.

Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa
Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa

2. Wailea Beach Resort, Maui

The Wailea Beach Resort in Maui, Hawaii, spans an astonishing 22-acres of land and is a top-notch family-friendly beach resort. Whether you are hoping to visit the longest water slide in Maui or are hoping to kick back at the infinity pool, Wailea Beach Resort has it all.

You’ll be happy to note that each room has its private balcony, allowing you to step outside and get a glimpse of the vast ocean in front of you. Each room measures at least 430 square feet and is fitted with sleek marble bathrooms.

Views are stunning from wherever you stand on the resort. If you’d like to get a particularly breathtaking view, however, visit the hotel’s Mandara Spa, which overlooks the island of Kaho’olawe and the Molokini crater.

Want to do something other than simply visiting the beach? Stop by the Wailea Gold Club, which is considered one of the best golf clubs in the country.

Wailea Beach Resort Marriott
Wailea Beach Resort Marriott

3. Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort

The award-winning Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, is known for being an ideal romantic getaway, thanks to its waterfront location.

Ko’a Kea, located on the southern shore, is one of the sunniest spots on the island. Also, the proximity of the resort to the main beach makes this hotel perfect for summer lodging.

The spa at Ko’a Kea treats you to a native spa treatment, unlike any other you’ve experienced before. The spa incorporates indigenous nut oils, island clay, locally grown sugar, floral essences, and coffee in their products.

To make the most of the experience, consider requesting the outdoor seaside cabana room. We guarantee you’ll never want to return to indoor spa experiences ever again. 

While you’re at Ko’a Kea, don’t forget to stop by the highly-rated and revered Red Salt restaurant. It provides local and seasonal dishes such as ahi tartare and vanilla-scented Mahi.

Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort
Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort

4. Sanctuary Beach Resort

The Sanctuary Beach Resort in Monterey, California, is known for its lovely and romantic atmosphere. This eco-friendly resort is ideal for couples and small groups of friends. The Sanctuary Beach Resort is found in the Marina Dunes of Monterey Beach. Thanks to its location, the resort is an ideal spot for whale-watching trips.

Accommodations come in the form of water-facing bungalows, wherein each room comes with a private patio, French slipcovered chairs, and binoculars to allow you to appreciate the wildlife in the region.

Visit the front desk to ask for a tour around town on custom made Republic Bicycles. Alternatively, take part in complementary nature walks throughout the Marina Dunes Preserves, led by local tour guides.

At the end of the day, consider picking up a picnic basket from the hotel’s restaurant, Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette.

Sanctuary Beach Resort
Sanctuary Beach Resort

5. Tower23 Hotel

San Diego, California’s Tower23 Hotel is equipped with a distinct minimalistic architectural style. From the moment you visit the front desk until the time you enter your room, you’ll be greeted with a sleek and modern atmosphere.

Tower23 also prides itself as a hotel wherein you can get a good night of sleep. The white goose-down duvets almost ensure that once you hit the hay, you’re going to have difficulty getting up.

Each room is uncluttered, minimalistic, and is painted in deep shades of aqua and blue. One of the most significant parts of the resort’s appeal is how close it is to the Pacific Beach sands. Regardless of all the activities available at Tower23, the highlight is the beach.

Tower23 Hotel
Tower23 Hotel


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