For the 50+ Traveler

A comfortable space in a hotel is important, but its amenities, location, beautiful design, and staff are what really make a hotel worth staying at. These stunning hotels have all the perks you’re looking for, plus, they’re the highest-rated in the country based on the input of millions. So, are they worth planning your next vacation destination around? We think so.

The French Quarter Inn.

#1 Hotel In The USA: The French Quarter Inn

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Complete with Italian marble bathrooms and champagne welcome toasts, this gorgeous Charleston inn will win you over upon arrival. The excellent service, evening turndown service featuring local treats, and amazing seven-pillow menu (yes, guests get to pick the pillow of their choice!) are known to keep guests coming back for years.

A room in the French Quarter Inn.

Amazing Amenities At The French Quarter Inn Include

  • A seven pillow menu
  • Breakfast (included)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning and laundry
  • A comprehensive business center
  • Multilingual staff
  • Complimentary Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Express checkout
  • A luggage room
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

ADA accessible rooms are available, as are luxurious family rooms. All the French Quarter’s rooms are non-smoking and have refrigerators -- perfect for stashing leftovers if you choose to bring a bit of an indulgent Charleston meal back to your home away from home.

A terrace at the French Quarter Inn.

What Makes The French Quarter Inn Top-Rated Among Travelers?

According to TripAdvisor reviews, the French Quarter’s gourmet breakfasts are top-notch, while the terraces offer incredible Charleston views. The cozy fireplace in the lobby, the newsstand, and the gift shop add to the experience in this stunning four-star hotel, while the delightful staff makes every visit memorable.

The hotel has received over 30 awards from Conde Nast Travel, TripAdvisor, and Travel + Leisure for multiple years running.

Good To Know

The hotel is within walking distance of over 100 restaurants and attractions in the historic district of Charleston. Rooms range from Standard King or Double Queens to Grand Suites with market views. You can book a room at the French Quarter Inn via a number of sites including Expedia.

Entrance to The Nantucket Hotel and Resort.

#2 Hotel In The USA: The Nantucket Hotel And Resort

Location: Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

The Nantucket Hotel and Resort is the number one hotel on Nantucket, with over 1,000 reviewers eager to tell fellow travelers why. The hotel celebrates the stunning beauty of Nantucket Island with modern comforts, cordial staff, and your choice of hotel rooms or cozy cottages.

A room at The Nantucket Hotel and Resort.

Amazing Amenities At The Nantucket Hotel And Resort Include

  • Breeze Restaurant
  • The Nantucket Club -- a pool, wellness, and spa experience
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast (included)
  • Airport transportation and a shuttle bus
  • Dry cleaning and laundry
  • Banquet and conference rooms
  • A business center
  • Activities for children and families
  • Multilingual staff

The Nantucket is a non-smoking hotel. ADA accessible rooms are available, as are family rooms. Rooms and cottages feature microwaves and refrigerators, and some even boast kitchenettes.

Seafood offerings at The Nantucket Hotel and Resort.

What Makes The Nantucket Hotel And Resort Top-Rated Among Travelers?

The charm and comfort of the cozy cottages and rooms and the delicious offerings in fresh seafood and cocktails make this comprehensive resort experience your best choice for lodging in Nantucket. Travelers praise The Nantucket Hotel and Resort for its impeccable cleanliness, inviting public spaces, incredibly comfortable beds, warm and friendly staff, and tasteful nautical decor.

The hotel has received multiple awards, including the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award, the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the Best of Boston Magazine 2017, and Flight Network’s World’s Greatest 100 Hotels.

Good To Know

The Nantucket Hotel and Resort is located conveniently near the center of town, walking distance from restaurants, attractions, and more. Rooms range from standard-size hotel rooms to four-room suites and cottages. Booking is available via The Nantucket’s official site.

The exterior of The Spectator Hotel.

#3 Hotel In The USA: The Spectator

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the sophistication of a classically trained butler, The Spectator is your hotel go-to. The beautiful luxury boutique in downtown Charleston combines charm and elegance with modern urban amenities to create the perfect hotel stay.

A room at The Spectator Hotel.

Amazing Amenities At The Spectator Hotel Include

  • Premier butler service
  • A bar and lounge
  • Dry cleaning and laundry
  • Gourmet continental breakfast (included)
  • Multilingual staff

ADA accessible rooms are available, and all The Spectator’s rooms feature minibars and refrigerators. Breathe easy knowing the property is smoke-free.

The bar at The Spectator Hotel.

What Makes The Spectator Hotel Top-Rated Among Travelers?

The 1920s-style glamour of the hotel is the first thing visitors notice about this 4-star boutique establishment. Locally-crafted Southern Lady mattresses and downy linens will enfold you in comfort in the exquisite rooms that some travelers return to each year. According to reviews, you’ll never feel as pampered as you do at The Spectator.

The Spectator has been nominated for the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019. The Spectator has also been voted the number two Hotel in the USA by Travel + Leisure.

Good To Know

The Spectator is located in the heart of downtown Charleston, just doors away from local haunts and fine restaurants. Room options range from the traditional Double Queen up to Premier Balcony Suites with spectacular views. You may book a room via The Spectator’s official website or through sites like Travelocity.

A bed at the French Quarter Inn.

Your Best Vacation Is Just Ahead

A charming, luxurious hotel awaits you, whether you choose the island feel of The Nantucket Hotel and Resort or one of the two best hotels in the USA, both situated in Charleston’s downtown center. Butlers, spas, fine dining, champagne toasts, and more await!

Interested in the ratings that won these hotels their spots as the top three? Check out TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels, United States 2019. After unrivaled luxury? Consider a Viking cruise or ride on the Venice Simplon Orient Express.

Photo Credit: French Quarter Inn

Photo Credit: The Spectator Hotel