The Best Room Service in the US: 3 Hotels That Get it Right

Here’s the situation: You’ve just spent a day traveling to your latest vacation destination. You dropped your bags in the room right away and hit the town to see the sights, explore some shops, have a coffee. By the end of it, you want to go out to that highly rated local restaurant, but you also really want to change into PJs and not walk another step. We’ve all been there. So what do you do?

If you booked a hotel that happens to have banging room service options, you can get the best of both worlds. You can rest and recover so you have energy for the remainder of the trip, while still enjoying a dining experience for the ages. Room service can vary dramatically in quality and options, which is why a little research before booking can go a long way. That said, we rounded up three U.S. hotels that will blow your mind with their in-room dining menus.

These hotels go above and beyond normal room service.
These hotels go above and beyond normal room service.

1. Hôtel Americano (New York, NY)

After enjoying Hôtel Americano’s many amenities—such as an outdoor rooftop pool that becomes a hot tub in the winter and free bicycles for exploring the city—you may not want to venture outside your room for dinner. That’s especially true considering the hotel’s rooms are stocked with soft handmade bathrobes, felt wool slippers, oversized Turkish bath towels and custom alpaca throw blankets. And because the room service menu means all the organic options you could dream of can be delivered to your not-so-humble abode. Room service at Hôtel Americano is available from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, with breakfast served all day. Enjoy fresh-squeezed juice, bread pudding french toast with Nutella, a chicken club topped with guacamole, and a long list of swanky wines and spirits.

2. The US Grant (San Diego, CA)

Centrally located in one the west coast’s best dining destinations, The US Grant is a unique hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Named because Ulysses S. Grant Jr. built the hotel over a century ago, The US Grant has since turned itself into a can’t-miss food spot. The in-room dining menu is bursting with fresh, authentic California options. Guest can add free-range chicken or wild shrimp to any fresh salad, order local fish or, if you’re an all-day breakfast lover, get a three-egg scramble with power greens, mushrooms and bacon any time. And speaking of breakfast, you can also schedule a breakfast delivery the night before. As the hotel put it: “Wake up to the invigorating aroma of fresh coffee and California cuisine to start your day.”

3. The Little Nell (Aspen, CO)

The Little Nell has a laundry list of appealing features—including log fireplaces, private balconies, stunning Colorado views, and great slope proximity. In-room food is just the cherry on top. Caviar, crab cakes, and ribeye are just a few top-notch options on the all-day menu. Guests can also order chips and salsa or a fresh cookie in the middle of the night; get meats, cheeses and refreshing drinks packed for a day trip; or have mulled wine, spritzers and local beer delivered to their door. Oh, and the pet-friendly hotel offers a special pet menu. Pamper your pet with carrots, brown rice, scrambled eggs and your choice of protein served in a dog bowl.

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