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Great new hotels to book in 2022 in the United States

Whether you're planning a springtime beach vacation or traveling to the mountains for a ski trip, these new hotels are worth your consideration. Montage/Christian Horan Photography

Considering taking a vacation this spring or summer? If you're planning a domestic getaway, the good news is that many new hotel properties have opened across the country, ranging from chic and unique boutiques to large, amenity-heavy luxury resorts, all bookable with the touch of your mouse or tap of your finger. 

Whether your travel dreams involve sitting by a fire after a long day of skiing or snowboarding in the mountains, relaxing in a spa after sipping wine at an on-property vineyard in wine country or lounging on the beach on one of the coasts with some great beach reads, CBS Essentials has got you covered with a list of great new hotels to book in 2022.

(Note that COVID-19 pandemic restrictions remain in place in many cities across the country. Be sure to pack plenty of N95 masks for your travels no matter where you go -- though some cities and states have lifted mask mandates, you are still required to wear a face covering when traveling on an airplane.)

The Balfour Hotel, Miami, FL

The Balfour Hotel

Over the summer, South Beach's historic Lord Balfour reopened after a $4 million renovation, under new ownership and a new name: The Balfour Hotel. A few blocks shy of all the South Beach action and just steps to the beach, consider this quiet art deco charmer a true hidden gem offering serious value. The property's restaurant, Mehzcla, honed by chef Steven Acosta, serves up delicious Latin-infused meals all day long, while a plunge pool with a glass wall perfect for Instagram-worthy pictures offers the perfect place to cool off. Easy beach access, with free lounge chairs for hotel guests, makes it the perfect spot to experience Miami like a local.

Looking for a fancy night on the town? Don't forget to make reservations ahead of time at the Ritz Carlton South Beach's newly reopened Bagatelle.

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Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, Boston, MA

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

One of the newest additions to Boston and the largest hotel in the area to open in decades, the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport opened doors to its sleek, 1,054 room towers in September 2021. With picturesque views of the Boston Harbor, the Boston skyline, Massachusetts Bay, the Seaport District and South Boston, and located near the convention center, guests can take advantage of all the city has to offer while also enjoying the convenience of seven in-house restaurants, a full-service luxury spa, Breve, a state-of-the-art fitness center flooded with natural light (and stocked with Peloton bikes!), and even an outdoor rooftop pool and hot tub with an accompanying bar. While you are visiting, be sure to check out the city's museums, including Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), the new immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit at The Castle, Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience at SoWa Power Station, and for sports buffs, The Sports Museum at TD Garden.

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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, Calistoga, CA

Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley opened in wine country's charming town of Calistoga in November 2021, boasting the area's first and only resort set within a working winery, offering guests 4.7 acres of the Elusa Winery to explore the winemaking process.  Complete with 85 spacious rooms, suites and villas, the farmhouse-chic resort also houses the Spa Talisa, with al fresco treatments including a locally-inspired steam experience, with easy access to wine country's famous restaurants and vineyards. 

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Montage Big Sky, Big Sky, MT

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Yellowstone fans who can't wait to visit Montana should check out Montage Big Sky, the first luxury resort in the Rocky Mountain town. The resort boasts a 10,000-square-foot Spa Montage and six dining venues. During the winter months guests enjoy ski-in/ski-out access to Big Sky Resort, and when the temperature heats up, access to three world-class fly-fishing rivers and a private 18-hole golf course. Parents traveling with kids will appreciate Montage's Paintbox, an indoor-outdoor program to keep young one's entertained with locally inspired activities.  

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The Cloudveil, Jackson Hole, WY

The Cloudveil

The Cloudveil, an Autograph Collection hotel and part of the Marriott family, opened doors to its 100-room property in May 2021, becoming the first and only hotel on Jackson's historic Town Square. Close to Jackson Hole's famous slopes, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and surrounded by the Teton Range, guests can enjoy all the amenities of the famous mountain town in the comfort of rustic modern digs. A fitness center, outdoor pool and garden, fitness center and plenty of indoor/outdoor fireplaces and fire pits round out the amenities.  

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Thompson Austin, Austin, TX

Thompson Hotels

Austin, the fastest growing large metro area of the past decade, has become quite the destination for food, music and world-class lodging. Thompson Austin, with an edgy modern but masculine vibe, opened doors in January 2022. Many of the thoughtfully appointed 212 guest rooms offer sweeping views of the city, while amenities including an outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor bars and a world class restaurant. 

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Mood Haus, San Juan, PR

Mood Haus

While not technically considered the United States, the territory of Puerto Rico might be the most exotic place to travel without a passport. Budget travelers should check out one of the island's newest digs, The Mood Haus, a 70's inspired house with different moods in the heart of San Juan's Food & Art District. The funky, Instagram-friendly spot features uniquely designed units named after disco divas, each with its own color theme -- swinging chairs, bathtubs on the patio and Mad Men-esque wallpaper included. Rates start as low as $119 per night. 

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Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort opened their 14-story, 349-room hotel tower (more than 40% suites) Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, in Fall 2021, making it the latest addition to the Disney World Resort Family. Just a short walk to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot, the resort boasts a few of its own bars and restaurants but also offers convenient access to those at the Swan and Dolphin resorts as well. Part of the Marriott Bonvoy family, The Swan, Dolphin and Swan Reserve are the only official Disney digs where points can be earned and used via the brand's Loyalty Program

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The Moore, New York, NY

The Moore

The Moore, with 81 well-appointed guest rooms, including a grand penthouse suite, opened in the Chelsea neighborhood of the Big Apple this fall. The surprisingly affordable (rates start as low as $149) but impeccably designed digs will impress even aesthetic perfectionists, with its minimalist chic vibes, neutral color scheme and gorgeously tiled bathrooms. Amenities include a lobby bar, fitness center and rooftop wine bar with great New York City views you don't want to miss. 

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Hillsboro Beach Resort, Hillsboro Beach, FL

Hillsboro Beach Resort

Hillsboro Beach, nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, welcomed its first and only resort in 2022 on its "Millionaire's Mile" beach. A less commercial option than some of the other luxury resorts on the South Florida coast, the quaint 99-room beachfront Hillsboro Beach Resort's crown jewel is a private beach. Other perks include an intimate, oceanside swimming pool and water sports easily accessibly via the resort's intracoastal mooring.

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Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites, Santa Monica, CA

Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites

The Hilton Santa Monica, opened in April 2021, offers a fresh new experience in the beachside town. Just a short walk to the famous Santa Monica pier, the beach and 3rd Street Promenade shopping and offering easy access to downtown Los Angeles via the free city shuttle, the property may be the perfect home base for your vacation to the City of Angels. After a day of exploring, head the rooftop pool complete with stylish cabanas or to Monica's, the property's signature restaurant. Rates start at $260.

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Chapter House, Yarmouth Port, MA

Chapter House

Opening in April 2022 but available for booking now, Chapter House, a 21-room inn in beloved Cape Cod, offers historic luxury in the form of a picturesque, Victorian style estate from the early 1700s. The main house and carriage house rest on a sprawling two-acre lawn close to the beach and easy driving distance to all the quaint towns that make Cape Cod so special. 

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