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The Most Luxurious Vacation Spots in New York

If you have your eye set on luxury travel in New York, you can stay in the city or elsewhere in the state since there are countless options in the City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and upstate. Do you want a top-of-the-line resort in the heart of where the action is or somewhere that's more focused on outdoor activities? The choice is up to you, but learning more details can help you make a decision.

Luxury Hotels in NYC

Get ready to be blown away! Oyster lists some of the top luxury hotels in NYC, and you may be familiar with some of them. The Plaza is one of the best known, and they explain that "no other New York hotel is as synonymous with luxury." It has gold-plated bathroom fixtures, 24-hour butler service, and an incredible spa; rooms cost an average of $823 a night. The St. Regis is in the same price range, is right on Fifth Avenue, and is known for its elegant rooms and excellent service.

There's also the opulent Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA). It has white marble bathrooms, a La Mer spa, an outstanding fitness center, all-day-long drink and dining options, and Baccarat glassware. The Mandarin Oriental New York has an ideal location by Central Park and features a 75-foot swimming pool, a highly-rated spa, incredible views, and excellent on-site dining options. Bon Appetit!

Resorts in New York State

Heading outside of New York City, you can find world-class luxury resorts on Long Island. Forbes Travel Guide mentions The Garden City Hotel, refurbished for $35 million in 2015. They recommend splurging on a club-level room on the ninth floor for extra privacy and all-day soft drinks and snacks. The stunning Topping Rose House in the Hamptons has an incredible spa (try the Nirvana massage!), complimentary Lexus SUVs to transport you to the beach and its own farm that provides produce and herbs for the on-site Jean-Georges restaurant.

Travel Triangle lists their favorite lavish resorts in New York that offer timeless luxury & indulgence. One of their favorites is the Sagamore Resort, a 3 1/2 hour drive north of NYC in Bolton Landing. It's on Lake George and has a waterside golf course, award-winning restaurants, recreational activities, and a highly-rated spa. Closer to Syracuse, the sophisticated Turning Point Resort and Casino is extravagant and exciting, with fine dining options, vibrant nightclubs, a spa, a casino, and fabulous rooms for under $200 a night.

Other New York Resorts

The Hudson Valley also has impressive luxury resorts, such as the 5-star Glenmere Mansion in Chester. Planetware explains that his hotel is on 150 acres picturesque acres that feel just like a country estate. There are only 18 rooms, so you'll relish the privacy; you'll also appreciate the marble bathrooms, large furnished patios, and short drives to nearby golf courses and hiking trails. The gorgeous Lake Placid Lodge in the Adirondacks is also 5-star and is rustic yet opulent. In the summer, guests enjoy water sports like kayaking and swimming; in the winter, they can go skiing, snow-tubing, and skating in the surrounding area.

The Point on Saranac Lake is half an hour away from the Lodge, and the Point is an adults-only property set on 75 acres of shoreline. The most requested accommodation here is The Boathouse, which features a bathtub built for two and a wraparound deck. Finally, the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel overlooks the St. Lawrence River in Clayton. The luxury suites have Jacuzzi tubs and wet bars, and there's a large, heated indoor pool and fitness center; the service is impeccable.

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