The Best Luxury Hotels on the US East Coast From Maine to Key West

The east coast of the United States stretches for about 1,800 miles from picturesque Maine, on the Canadian border, to the colorful Latin-influenced Miami and offers many experiences along the way. Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, there are many luxury hotels along this coast of the coast to provide them with style.

The northern states of New England offer some of America's oldest history and leaf fall colors are legendary. Boston has a solid historical center that can be explored by following the red brick line around the main attractions. Eliot Hotel, a candidate for Condé Nast Gold List and one of the most luxurious luxury hotels in Boston's elegant Back Bay district, is a great base for discovering the city.

The mid-Atlantic states of New Jersey and New York attract thousands of international visitors each year to see New York attractions. Luxury New York hotels can be found in every complex and are all within easy walking distance of the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue Shops and Central Park attractions. Pierre stands out above the rest – literally – as he looks down the Central Park and Museum Mile on the Upper Eastside. Those looking to reduce costs but not the standards should consider luxury hotels in New Jersey, a short train ride from Big Apple. The Robert Treat Hotel offers great luxury accommodation in the Newark Arts District at very affordable rates.

Further south in the US East Coast is the capital, Washington DC with its government buildings and attractions, including the White House, the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. Located on the edge of Georgetown, the Four Seasons Hotel is ideal for business and leisure travelers looking for centrally located luxury hotels with good amenities in the capital.

The Carolinas, Georgia and Florida are known for sunshine and mild winters. Popular with holidaymakers, winter snowboarders and retirees all year round, the sandy beaches and natural wildlife are a great attraction. Families flock to Orlando theme parks before sunk in the beaches around Canaveral or Tampa for a quiet break in the sun and surf. For those of you who want to stay in Orlando, the only place to stay is Westin Grand Bohemian, one of the few luxury hotels in Orlando that treats guests as fit adults and relieves service.

The last 100 miles are along the US1 Overseas Highway that jumps from island to island through corridors and bridges to reach Key West, the end of the line. On the way, Little Palm Island is a great resort to stay in, just 20 miles west of Marathon Key. From the private black sand beach to this luxury hotel in Florida Keys, you are as close to a Caribbean island as you can get, without having to fly.