The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in the USA

Where to Stay if You've Never Been to the USA

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Are you looking for a hotel for your first trip to the USA? With plenty of activities and sites, this is a great destination for first-time visitors. So if you're deciding where to stay on your first trip to the USA, don't worry, we've got you covered. We've analyzed the hotels in the USA to find out which are the best for first timers based on price, amenities, location, reviews, and guest ratings. In this guide, we'll be showcasing the best hotels for first-time visitors in the USA, taking into consideration all of these important factors. Whether you're traveling solo, with family, or with friends, there's a hotel that caters to every traveler's needs to make the most of your first trip here. So, if you're visiting the USA for the first time, the hotels below will be great options, as many of them have pools, breakfast, and plenty of comforts to help you relax. So, here they are, the best hotels in the USA for first time visitors.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Acqualina Resort and Spa

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
5-star Resort with prices starting at $610 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Heated pool

Located at 17875 Collins Avenue, Acqualina Resort and Spa has great rooms from $610 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 9.10 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, first time visitors will especially love scuba diving, a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, and rooms with kitchens at this relaxing hotel. The pool bar here is a fun spot to relax while you unwind on your trip.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Kids' club


The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek, Colorado
5-star Resort with prices starting at $521 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to the USA
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Beaver Creek which has nice rooms starting at $521. Offering an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 0130 Daybreak Ridge. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, parking, hiking, mountain views, and rooms with kitchens which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. The kitchen in the room is great, because you can cook your own meals to save time and money.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Wailea, Hawaii
4-star Resort with prices starting at $1065 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach

We found Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa A Waldorf Astoria Resort to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $1065. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive. You'll also find scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, parking, and hiking which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. You'll love relaxing in the hot tub at the end of the day, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Seattle, Washington
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $486 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in the USA
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $486, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, at 99 Union St provides an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Its terrific guest rating is 9.50 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers a bar, parking, mountain views, child care, and laundry services. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Fish Camp, California
4-star Resort with prices starting at $477 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has a great guest rating of 8.40 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. The great rooms here start at $477 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 1122 Highway 41. Furthermore, it also offers a bar, hiking, mountain views, child care, and laundry services, which is nice for first time visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. The indoor pool here is terrific, and makes for a great place to relax and have fun no matter what the weather is like.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Orlando, Florida
5-star Resort with prices starting at $915 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to the USA
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

The great guest rating of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is 9.30 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a water park, and a restaurant. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $915, and it's located at 10100 Dream Tree Boulevard. We also love the a fitness center, a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, and rooms with kitchenettes which are great for visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Having a kitchenette is a nice way for you to have some meals in the room, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Child pool
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Table tennis
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Kids' club


Christie Lodge

Avon, Colorado
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $198 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Christie Lodge because it has great rooms that start at $198. It has an outdoor pool, skiing, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.20 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 47 E. Beaver Creek. Only a short distance from the city center, travelers will especially love hiking, mountain views, rooms with kitchenettes, golf, and city views at this convenient hotel. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $196 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $196 (before taxes). It's located at 3960 Las Vegas Blvd South and has earned a guest rating of 9.10/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, mountain views, and child care which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. The heated pool is comfortable, relaxing, and fun for everyone.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Rosen Shingle Creek

Orlando, Florida
5-star Resort with prices starting at $109 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to the USA
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

Located at 9939 Universal Boulevard, Rosen Shingle Creek has great rooms from $109 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 9.10 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, child care, and laundry services which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Fitness room
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Honolulu, Hawaii
4-star Resort with prices starting at $283 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Beach

A great place to stay is Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa which has nice rooms starting at $283. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 8.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 2424 Kalakaua Avenue. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers snorkeling, a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, and hiking. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator


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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in the USA?

USA Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$185

Travelers to the USA will have a large number of terrific first time trip accommodation options with a variety of great prices. The price of first time trip hotels here can vary by amenities, dates, and the neighborhood. Based on thorough data from 18100 first time trip hotels, their average price is a very reasonable $185. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in the USA.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $549
  • 4-star hotels: $275
  • 3-star hotels: $183
  • 2-star hotels: $148


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