Transporting new hotels a short drive from four busy cities.

By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015
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© David Phelps

Tacoma, Washington

Location Perk: 40 minutes from Seattle

Hotel Murano

There are four great reasons to head out to Tacoma: the Traver Gallery, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass and now, the Hotel Murano. Each floor displays works by a different glass artist, like Tacoma-born Dale Chihuly; hand-blown lamps illuminate guest rooms.

Courtesy of Hawks Cay

Florida Keys

Location Perk: Two hours from Miami

Hawks Cay

A private-island resort with a Latin-inspired restaurant; a great place to go after Miami’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by F&W.

Courtesy of the Woodstock Inn

Woodstock, Vermont

Location Perk: Two hours from Boston

Woodstock Inn & Resort

This historic inn recently got a makeover from design star Alexandra Champalimaud. The team behind NYC’s cult Blue Ribbon restaurants consulted on the locally driven menu at its new dining spot, the Red Rooster.

Alexandria, Virginia

Location Perk: 20 minutes from Washington

Lorien Hotel & Spa

Kimpton’s newest hotel opens this month in Old Town Alexandria. Vicente Wolf designed the rooms and spa; the restaurant is by top DC chef Robert Wiedmaier.