20 U.S. Hotels That Will Make You Think You’re in Europe

Castles! Villas! Chateaus! Good news guys, you don’t have to actually go to Europe to feel like you’ve gone to Europe. Book your next holiday at one of these 20 posh and boldly European-influenced U.S. hotels instead.

kenwood inn

COURTESY OF KENWOOD INN & SPA

KENWOOD INN AND SPA IN KENWOOD, CALIFORNIA

Sonoma or Sienna? This gorgeous wine country establishment was modeled after the Mediterranean villas that dot the Tuscan landscape. Expect tons of Old World charm (and complimentary afternoon wine and cheese tastings).

 

cotswolds castle

COURTESY OF CASTLE HILL RESORT AND SPA

CASTLE HILL RESORT AND SPA IN PROCTORSVILLE, VERMONT

Umm, are we in the Cotswolds? Between the exterior gneiss stone, turn of the century lighting and woodwork and English gardens, this petite castle is fully committed to its U.K.-chic aesthetic.

 

the marlton nyc

COURTESY OF THE MARLTON

THE MARLTON IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK

This relative newbie to NYC’s Greenwich Village serves up serious Parisian-chic decor inspiration. It also serves up some seriously fabulous French food at Margaux, its on-site restaurant painted the prettiest shade of Laduree green.

 

christianaia at vail

COURTESY OF CHRISTIANIA AT VAIL

CHRISTIANIA AT VAIL, A DESTINATION HOTEL IN VAIL, COLORADO

With its ornate woodwork and cladding, this cozy ski resort looks airlifted straight from Bavaria. There’s also a German-style bar and restaurant with a live German musician, because if you’re gonna go for it, go for it, right?

 

castle tarrytown

COURTESY OF CASTLE HOTEL & SPA

CASTLE HOTEL AND SPA IN TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK

Renowned 19th Century architect Henry Kilburn took inspiration from the Norman fortification style of Wales and Ireland when planning this majestic castle, which is just a quick drive outside of NYC. Fun fact: The interior wainscoting was shipped in from the owner’s home in St. Germaine, France.

 

norumbega inn

COURTESY OF THE NORUMBEGA

THE NORUMBEGA IN CAMDEN, MAINE

Sited high above Penobscot Bay on the foggy Maine coast, this stunning, Gothic castle feels like a fancy-lady escape to the Scottish moors.

the breakers pb

COURTESTY OF THE BREAKERS

THE BREAKERS IN PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Fun fact: This Palm Beach icon was actually modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome, a feat that required shipping in 75 Italian artisans to hand-paint and detail the premises. And how about that swoon-worthy little courtyard for enjoying an aperitivo?

thornewood castle

COURTESY OF THORNEWOOD CASTLE

THORNEWOOD CASTLE IN LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON

Talk about authentic: This gorgeous “castle” is literally a reassembled Elizabethan manor that crossed the ocean. Note the sunken English perennial gardens and medieval stained glass windows. Swoon.

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COURTESY OF AUBERGE DU SOLEIL

AUBERGE DU SOLEIL IN RUTHERFORD, CALIFORNIA

Napa turns into the Loire Valley at this luxe hotel, which is situated on a 33-acre olive grove. Psst: The decor in the private maisons is inspired by the south of France, with warm tones, French doors and petite private terraces. Oui, oui, oui.

KENTUCKEY CASTLE

COURTESY OF THE KENTUCKY CASTLE

THE KENTUCKY CASTLE

OK, so there’s a turreted, landscaped and fully walled-in castle in rural Kentucky. And rumor has it they offer a killer English buffet-style breakfast.

inn at erlowest

COURTESY OF THE INN AT ERLOWEST

THE INN AT ERLOWEST IN LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

Chintz, dust ruffles and canopied beds: If you’re looking for cozy, old-school English charm, look no further than this Queen-Anne Stone Castle, located on beautiful Lake Placid.

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COURTESY OF OHEKA CASTLE

OHEKA CASTLE IN HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK

Holy swoon. With its elegant silhouette and pristine formal French gardens, this grand Long Island chateau is the closest you can get to Versailles stateside.

hotel bel air pool

COURTESY OF HOTEL BEL AIR

HOTEL BEL AIR

With its pink-stuccoed exterior, fountained gardens and resident swans, this Mediterranean villa feels worlds away from Los Angeles.

castle marne denver

COURTESY OF CASTLE MARNE

CASTLE MARNE IN DENVER, COLORADO

Behold, a slice of Devonshire in Denver. This bed and breakfast boasts a castle-like structure, serene English gardens and an authentic afternoon tea service. Blimey charming, no?

blantyre

COURTESY OF BLANTYRE

BLANTYRE IN LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS

Towers, turrets, gargoyles, oh my! This luxe getaway was modeled after the founder’s mothers’ ancestral home in Blantyre, Scotland. (Oh, and there’s an epic wine cellar with over 9,000 bottles.)

chateau marmont LA

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CHATEAU MARMONT IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

Inspired by a castle in France’s Loire Valley, checking into this Hollywood establishment is like visiting an exceptionally fabulous European country estate. Note the elegant, arched window, tiled porticos and the superb A-list celeb sightings.

landolls castle

COURTESY OF LANDOLL’S MOHICAN CASTLE

LANDOLL’S MOHICAN CASTLE IN LOUDONVILLE, OHIO

Lush tapestries, oriental rugs and a turreted stone fortress with siting deep in the woods: Yes, we’re not in Kansas anymore.

the biltmore la

COURTESY OF MILLENIUM BILTMORE LOS ANGELES

MILLENIUM BILTMORE IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

With its Roman-style pool, gilded gallerias, puti carvings and ceiling frescoes painted by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraldi (psst: his work can be found in Vatican), this L.A. proper venue is all kinds of opulent.

messina hof

MESSINA HOF VILLA WINERY AND B&B IN BRYAN, TEXAS

At this acclaimed bed & breakfast (overlooking Texas wine country), each room has a unique theme and decor scheme—like the Romeo and Juliet room, with its charming English-style furnishings.

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COURTESY OF HOTEL MAISON DE VILLE

HOTEL MAISON DE VILLE IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

NOLA’s French Quarter is full of European influence. But we particularly love this quiet, charming hideaway, which was built by French immigrant Jean Baptiste Lille Sarpy in 1793. P.S. No open container laws!

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