The 15 Best Resorts and Hotel Packages in the U.S. [Includes All-Inclusive Options]


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Whether you are looking to enjoy a traditional ranch-style stay, a luxury beach vacation, or even an adults-only resort for just the 2 of you, there are some unique and rather wonderful resorts to be found all across America.

While going all-inclusive is a great way to help manage your budget, the cost of alcohol, and some extras such as spa treatments are not usually included in most mainland U.S. resorts. Resorts may also offer attractive packages that can bundle your accommodation with meals and special amenities.

Best Resorts and Hotel Packages in the U.S.

1. Big Cypress Lodge — Memphis, Tennessee

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This unusual hotel is situated in the Memphis Pyramid, a former sports stadium and concert hall, and offers 4-star accommodation, just a short drive from Beale Street and the heart of downtown Memphis. Half theme park, half luxury hotel, guests will be amazed by the unusual interiors that boast giant fishponds and aquariums, resident catfish and alligators, and giant artificial trees.

Bedrooms are designed to have the look and feel of a traditional hunting lodge, and the hotel also offers an underwater-themed bowling alley, a shooting gallery, and a Pioneer-style luxury Spa.

The Big Cypress Lodge is also home to “America’s largest free-standing elevator.” It takes hotel guests up to the Lookout at the Pyramid restaurant, serving local cuisine and specialty cocktails, or you can choose to keep your feet on the ground at the nautically-themed Uncle Buck’s Grill.

This lodge has a range of family-friendly packages that include accommodation and tickets to nearby attractions such as the Memphis Zoo or the Elvis Experience Tour. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is an outdoor package that includes accommodation, Shelby Farms Park credit, and free rentals of bikes, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards.

2. Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale, Curio Collection by Hilton — Scottsdale, Arizona

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This luxury, 5-star hotel is set in 1,300 acres of Sonoran desert and is designed around a selection of adobe-style buildings hidden away behind 12 million-year-old balanced rocks.

Offering luxury at every turn, this unique resort offers 4 separate swimming pools and a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with whirlpool tubs and a sauna. There is also an on-site spa offering a range of treatments, and yoga and pilates classes for those that want to join in.

At the Boulders Resort & Spa, the first-class cuisine is always on the menu, with the Palo Verde restaurant offering an exceptional regional menu, made using produce from their on-site organic garden.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy a variety of activities during their stay, including guided hikes, walking trails, nighttime bike tours, mountain biking, and a game or 2 on either of the challenging 18-hole golf courses.

The resort does not offer a full all-inclusive rate but does have various packages such as the Spa Daze Away that includes accommodation, dining credit, nightly 50-minute massage, and access to the spa facilities.

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3. Carmel Valley Ranch — The Unbound Collection by Hyatt — Carmel, California

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Offering family-friendly outdoor pursuits near the Santa Lucia Mountains, this Ranch is a heady combination of 4-star luxury with the feel of an upmarket summer camp.

Close to Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea coastal villages, guests can relax and unwind in their luxury Swiss chalet-style accommodation before exploring the 18-hole golf course, clay tennis courts, hiking trails, and 3 saltwater pools all available on-site.

While guests at the Carmel Valley Ranch love to adventure in the great outdoors, they are also able to enjoy the very best seasonal organic Californian cuisine and artisanal menus at any of the 3 on-site restaurants, and with its very own vineyard, you can expect a chilled glass of wine while taking in the impressive valley views will taste pretty good, too.

The ranch offers a range of packages such as the golf package that includes unlimited golf for 2 with cart usage or the babymoon package which includes a couples massage, dinner, and gifts for the baby.

Prefer to use your points for a stay at the Carmel Valley Ranch? The property is a Category 6 Hyatt hotel, so award nights will set you back 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night. Keep in mind that Hyatt does not charge any taxes or fees on award stays — further increasing your cash savings!

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4. The Clement Hotel — Palo Alto, California

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This beautiful, 5-star resort offers all-inclusive accommodations in luxury surroundings in the heart of Silicon Valley. Only offering 23 suites, this resort has an intimate feel and offers first-class amenities and service throughout. With a stunning outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, and private cabanas, guests will love the stunning views from the roof-top pool deck.

Bedrooms are incredibly well-appointed and include spacious stone-lined bathrooms with guest robes, slippers, and free toiletries, and the shared living room is perfect for communing with fellow guests.

The Open Kitchen at The Clement Hotel serves up fresh, seasonal Californian cuisine that can be enjoyed in the kitchen, living room, or around the fire pit on the dining terrace. There is also a fitness center, and the fully stocked pantry is available for guests to dip into all day long.

The all-inclusive package at The Clement Hotel includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as beer, wine, and cocktails (excluding premium brands).

5. Forest Suites Resort at the Heavenly Village — South Lake Tahoe, California

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Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains lies the resort city of South Lake Taho and home to the Forest Suites Resort at the Heavenly Village. The resort is conveniently close to Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL), which is only 7 miles away, is only 5 blocks from the stunning waters of Lake Tahoe, and is within easy reach of the ski gondola and Nevada casinos.

You will be well looked after here with 2 outdoor pools, a hot tub, and a games room. Al’s Saloon will round off your tough day at the pool or slopes, where you can relax, take in a game on the big screens, and sip delicious beverages.

Packages at the resort include breakfast, wine and cheese receptions, use of the outdoor pools, as well as a host of other activities and events that change weekly.

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6. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa — Koloa, Hawaii

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Wonderfully ostentatious, this stunning 5-star hotel is set among lagoon pools and tropical gardens and offers luxury amenities and first-class service at every turn. Beautiful bedrooms come complete with private balconies and marble bathrooms, while a watery wonderland awaits with a lava rock river pool, a waterslide, a saltwater lagoon, and an adults-only area.

At the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining, with a choice of 7 upscale restaurants offering creative cuisine, as well as 6 lounges serving up fine wines, cold beers, and much more.

Wednesdays and Sundays are reserved for a traditional Hawaiian buffet and a feast of Polynesian dance and culture, while guests are encouraged to take advantage of the Anara Spa and Salon, the 3 tennis courts, water sports center, horse stables, and 18-hole golf course throughout their stay.

The resort offers various packages which can include breakfast, car rental, and daily golf.

Those looking to book an award stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa can do so for 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night. While this may seem a bit steep, cash prices for the hotel can often hover around $450 per night, making it an exceptional value for your points.

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7. The Lodge at Woodloch — Hawley, Pennsylvania

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This impressive adults-only resort is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing spa break in the heart of the Poconos.

With a huge spa that offers 27 treatment rooms, saunas, whirlpools, a hair and nail salon, and fireplace lounges, it is easy to see why so many visitors choose to relax and rejuvenate here. Wellness classes, including yoga, pilates, and meditation, are also on offer, and guests can ease aching muscles and unwind in the stunning infinity pool.

Given the resort’s focus on health and wellness, it should come as no surprise that the on-site restaurant at The Lodge at Woodloch offers carefully crafted organic and locally grown cuisine. Guests are invited to take part in a range of seasonal outdoor activities, including eagle viewing, snowshoeing, hiking, and tennis.

The all-inclusive package at this resort includes accommodation, 3 gourmet meals a day, workshops, lectures, classes, excursions, and demonstrations. Spa treatments and alcohol are additional expenses.

8. The Meritage Resort and Spa — Napa, California

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This Tuscan inspired, 4-star hotel is situated in the heart of the Napa Valley and offers some of the very best facilities the wine country has to offer. With its own 9-acre vineyard and extensive walking trails, guests can work up an appetite for wine tasting, or relax at the luxury spa situated in an ornate cave.

The Meritage Resort and Spa is also home to a large outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and cabanas, as well as a fitness center that comes complete with a Peloton bike. Hungry guests will also love the 3 restaurants serving up the first-class cuisine, while the Crush Sports Lounge is the perfect place to watch a game or play a frame of bowling.

The resort offers a package that includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a bottle of signature wine per stay, $200 credit towards spa treatments, and parking.

Bottom Line: There are also further bocce ball, bowling, and swimming facilities at the adjacent Vino Bello Resort, which includes a wading pool for children and offers a fun family film night.

9. Paradise Stream Resort — Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania

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This adults-only resort offers quirky accommodation that includes unusual love-nest-style suites with wood-burning fireplaces and iconic heart-shaped or Champagne tower whirlpool baths. This resort is probably a good bet if you want to enjoy a romantic, but kitsch getaway in the heart of Pennsylvania.

If you and your significant other can bring yourselves to leave your suite, there are lots of amenities to be found on-site. These include a full-service spa, a fitness center, a games room with billiards and arcade games, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, and live evening entertainment in the Art Deco-themed nightclub.

Paradise Stream Resort also offers a choice of all-you-can-eat meals from themed menus in the Huntress Dining Room or grilled dishes and cocktails at the TanLines Bar & Grill. The town of Mount Pocono is a 10-minute drive away, and there is also mini-golf, archery, biking, basketball, trout fishing, tennis, and racquetball available on a seasonal basis.

The resort’s all-inclusive package includes unlimited breakfast and dinner only. Alcohol and spa treatments are extra.

10. Red Mountain Resort and Spa — St. George, Utah

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This stunning, 4-star mountain resort offers wellness retreats and unique vacation packages in deluxe lodgings located at the base of Snow Canyon State Park. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you enjoy workout classes, adventure trips or hikes through the Red Mountains or Zion National Park, or refresh and rejuvenate with a selection of treatments at the Sagestone Health Spa.

The Red Mountain Resort and Spa offers first-class amenities, including luxury guest rooms with cozy fireplaces, an outdoor and an indoor swimming pool, and cleverly curated healthy cuisine to complement the nature of your stay.

The resorts essential retreat package includes 3 daily meals, guided morning hikes, fitness classes, and demonstrations.

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11. Sirata Beach Resort — St. Pete Beach, Florida

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Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this mid-range oceanfront hotel offers guests a lot of luxury for their money. Bedrooms are bright and comfortable, and a choice of 3 pools with cabanas and a separate whirlpool makes it easy to find the perfect spot to soak up the Floridian sun.

There is also an on-site spa, a games room, a kids club, beachfront hammocks, and a fitness center to help you enjoy every moment of your stay. Choose from 3 restaurants offering regional dishes and seafood, or enjoy a more upbeat vibe at the Sirata Beach Resort, with live music available in Harry’s Beach Bar on the weekends.

The all-inclusive option at this resort includes 3 meals per day, alcoholic beverages (excluding premium brands), and access to all of the amenities.

12. Skytop Lodge — Skytop, Pennsylvania

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Nestled within 5,500 acres of beautiful scenery in the Pocono Mountains, this impressive Dutch Colonial-style building is home to a cozy, upscale hotel that offers country-style interiors.

Bedrooms are comfortable and spacious with lots of homely design touches, and guests are encouraged to take part in a wide range of on-site amenities, including swimming in the outdoor and indoor pools, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boating.

Younger visitors to the Skytop Lodge can sign up for the Kids Club or join their families to explore the hiking trails and lakes, and for the grown-ups, there is also an 18-hole golf course.

The lodge offers a range of packages such as the unlimited golf and cart package that includes breakfast, or the summer fun package which includes a range of activities such as archery, rock climbing, fishing, and tennis.

Hot Tip: The dining options at Skytop Lodge include 3 full-service restaurants, a mini-market, and a coffee shop, while visitors can also enjoy a cocktail or a cold beer in the 2 inviting bars.

13. Sonnenalp — Vail, Colorado

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Situated in one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts, Sonnenalp offers impressive 5-star, Bavarian-style accommodation that oozes opulence from every pore. Bedrooms are beautiful and feature fireplaces for that cozy Alpine feel, and the resort is just a 5-minute walk from the Gondola One ski lift.

After a hard day on the slopes, guests can ease aching bones in the sauna, join in with a yoga or pilates class, or enjoy massages and treatments at the award-winning spa.

The après-ski at the Sonnenalp is as impressive as 2 restaurants offer Swiss- or American-style fare, and the Kings Club Bar is the place to be for a hot toddy or craft cocktail and first-class live entertainment. There are also tennis courts on-site, and bike hire is available.

The resort offers a range of packages from simple suites and breakfast packages to those that include golf or lift passes.

14. Tanque Verde Guest Ranch — Tucson, Arizona

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Located just a mile from Saguaro National Park, this classic dude ranch is one of the best-known resorts in the southwest. Your inner cowboy can revel in the rustic charm of this quaint accommodation with a luxury twist while taking in the awesome surroundings and breathtaking scenery. Guests will love the outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, as well as the treatments on offer at the La Sonora Spa.

Just outside of the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, there are guided horseback rides, as well as mountain biking and hiking to be enjoyed by those who want to really experience this stunning corner of the world.

There is also an on-site bar and lounge for sipping tequila cocktails while taking in the amazing views, and the daily menu showcases southwestern cuisine and includes BBQ and Mexican specialties, cooked up on-site by dedicated chefs.

The all-inclusive package here includes 3 meals a day, horseback rides, cowboy cookouts, outdoor activities such as biking and fishing, and a supervised kids riding program.

15. Travaasa Hana — Maui, Hawaii

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This beautiful 4-star hotel, spa, and wellness resort offers elegant luxury in a tropical location. Guests here will feel truly pampered as they enjoy a full range of spa facilities that include massages, body treatments, and facials, while the outdoor pool and hot tub is the perfect place to laze away the day before enjoying a cocktail or 2 beside the ocean. Travaasa Hana offers cottage-style accommodation with an exclusive upmarket feel.

Guests will love participating in a wealth of outdoor activities, including canoeing, paddle boarding, bamboo pole fishing, bicycle riding, and tennis before dining at the Ka’uiki Restaurant that serves up an Asian-inspired menu as well as unique Polynesian dishes.

The all-inclusive package at this hotel includes 3 daily meals, $175 resort credit towards spa treatments, access to all resort facilities and programs, and gratuities.

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Final Thoughts

Some of the most opulent hotels in the world can be found in the U.S., as can some of the most breathtaking scenery and unique, rural locations. If you want to get a real flavor for your vacation destination, choose an all-inclusive resort that offers first-class amenities, excellent service, and fine cuisine for a truly luxurious vibe.

Alternatively, opt for an authentic experience that allows you to commune with nature and enjoy your surroundings as never before.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any all-inclusive resorts in the U.S.?

There are some exceptional all-inclusive resorts in the U.S., but just note that all-inclusive is not the same here as it is in other parts of the world. Alcohol and many other activities are not usually included. It’s best to check with the individual resort. Here are 8 resorts you could consider.

  • The Clement Hotel — Palo Alto, California
  • The Lodge at Woodloch — Hawley, Pennsylvania
  • The Meritage Resort and Spa — Napa, California
  • Paradise Stream Resort — Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
  • Red Mountain Resort and Spa — St. George, Utah
  • Sirata Beach Resort — St. Pete Beach, Florida
  • Tanque Verde Guest Ranch — Tucson, Arizona
  • Travaasa Hana — Maui, Hawaii

Are there any all-inclusive resorts in the U.S. that include alcohol?

All-inclusive resorts that include alcohol are rare in the U.S., but there is a handful. You could try the Sirata Beach Resort or Club Med Sandpiper Bay, which are both in Florida.

Are all-inclusive resorts worth it?

All-inclusive resorts are generally considered worth it as they help with budgeting and overspending, and you can fully enjoy your experience. Of course, each resort’s definition of all-inclusive can differ, so it’s best to check what activities, amenities, or beverages are excluded to figure out whether it makes sense financially.

Amar Hussain

About Amar Hussain

Amar was born and raised in England, UK, embarked on an 11 country round the world gap year after graduation and then became well and truly hooked. The first gap year inspired a second which ended up being a 23 country down-the-world trip from Canada to Antarctica. Since then Amar has endeavored to turn his gap year into a ‘gap life’ and has spent the last 10 years traveling the 7 continents.

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