Special Report

The Most Expensive Hotels in America

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25. Park Hyatt New York
> Location: New York, New York
> Best price: $843 (Expedia)

No one likes having cold feet, and no doubt guests at this hotel appreciate its heated floors, especially in the New York winter. Hundreds of pieces of museum-quality artwork are on display throughout the hotel, rivaled only by the views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room offers a view of the Manhattan cityscape, a private terrace, and some even have a soaking tub. Royal Suite occupants also have their choice of which massive screen to gaze at, the 85-inch bedroom model or the mere 65-inch unit in the living room.

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24. Disneyland Hotel
> Location: Anaheim, California
> Best price: $846 (Hotels.com)

Character is everything at this hotel, specifically every Disney character you can think of. In addition to standard hotel amenities, staying here entitles guests to arrange for dining with their favorite characters. Disney characters are also represented on some of the rooms’ custom furnishings. One-hour early admission to the theme park is a benefit, as well as access to pools, waterslides, whirlpools, cabanas, a spa, and fitness center. Guests are also offered conveniences such as delivery of merchandise to their hotel rooms.

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23. Four Seasons San Francisco
> Location: San Francisco, California
> Best price: $858 (Booking.com)

Staying fit can be a challenge while traveling, but having access to a basketball court, junior olympic pool, and unlimited fitness classes at your hotel may help. The decor colors in the newly renovated rooms are meant to evoke Northern California’s natural beauty. Each has space for sleeping, relaxing, and working, plus a marble bath. Suites also have a half bath for guests. The Presidential suite’s living room is adorned with silk-lined walls. It also has a dining area, pantry, and wine fridge with a selection of more than 30 sommelier-selected bottles. Need a lift to your meeting or dinner? Hop in the Tesla house car and arrive in style.

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22. Four Seasons New York Downtown
> Location: New York, New York
> Best price: $877 (Hotels.com)

Designed by the respected architect Robert A. M. Stern, the hotel is located in one of the city’s tallest residential buildings. The hip Tribeca location is just north of the World Trade Center and the financial district. Each room has a marble bath, a Bose sound system, and a choice of mattress toppers from soft to firm. The Royal Suite features an art installation in its entry way, a gas fireplace, a media room, a separate office, and a dining area that accommodates up to 10 people. Meditation, yoga, pilates, boxing and more are among the choices on the spa menu.

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21. The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
> Location: Washington, D.C.
> Best price: $879 (Hotels.com)

If you’re looking for a 2,980-square-foot suite with plenty of room for entertaining, this is your place. Gather around the gas fireplace in the living room, before heading into the dining room that seats 14 for dinner. The master suite has walk-in closets and an adjoining sitting room. Expect views of the city and the Potomac River, plus a spiffy Bang and Olufsen sound system and Bose stereo.

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