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A picture perfect poolside at W South Beach. (Photo: Marriott International)

Weekend Getaways

Beach Escapes and City Breaks: 10 Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in the U.S.

Whether for a city adventure or a beach escape, finding a great hotel is the key to making the most of a weekend getaway. These hotels around the U.S. provide all the comforts and convenience you crave, plus that extra something to make your experience even more memorable. 

As always, check for travel guidelines and closures before planning your trip. 

W South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida 

A stay at W South Beach offers a luxe headquarters amid buzzy Miami Beach. The oceanfront property provides all the resort amenities, like guest rooms with private balconies and water views and direct beach access. The rooftop playground, which includes the WET Deck lounge and pool and basketball and tennis courts, is a true standout.

Spend your days and nights basking in South Beach’s legendary scene, and then return for dinner at Mr. Chow and cocktails and live music at The Living Room Bar

EMC2 Hotel Chicago, Autograph Collection in Chicago, Illinois 

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Dine in style at EMC2 Hotel Chicago, Autograph Collection. (Photo: Marriott International)

The future is very much here at EMC2 Hotel Chicago, Autograph Collection, where “twin” robots Leo and Cleo roam the halls delivering cookies and milk and other room service orders. It’s a fitting touch, since the hotel pays homage to Nobel Prize–winning scientist Albert Einstein with innovative amenities like in-room tablets and mattresses with cooling technology.

The hotel’s North Side location in Streeterville gives direct access to Chicago highlights like the Field Museum of Natural History, Art Institute of Chicago and the theater district, as well as Magnificent Mile shopping and restaurants.

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Florida 

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Enjoy the view at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. (Photo: Marriott International)

With an expansive stretch of private beach, the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort and its beautiful surroundings are perfection for a weekend away. Whether you’re looking to relax or explore, you won’t run out of things to do at this dazzling resort. Choose from among a dozen dining experiences, take a dip in the outdoor pool and whirlpool, play at one of two championship golf courses and indulge in a spa treatment — there’s something to suit every kind of traveler.

Not traveling with kids? Guests who are 21-plus can opt for the resort’s Paradise By Sirene, which features its own adults-only rooftop pool and dedicated dining area. 

Austin Marriott Downtown in Austin, Texas 

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Opt for Austin Marriott Downtown as your home base for adventures around Austin. (Photo: Marriott International)

To dip your toe in Austin’s storied nightlife scene, you just need to head to the seventh floor of the Austin Marriott Downtown for a Tiki cocktail at Zanzibar, a jungle-themed rooftop bar with commanding views of the Colorado River. You can also maximize your time off by taking a dip in the rooftop pool and relaxing at the two lobby bars, The Lobbyist and Rye Bar.

Refuel during your Austin weekend with to-go coffee and snacks from Loaf + Vine and simple yet elegant dishes at Corinne restaurant. Marriott Bonvoy Elite members can hang out in the M Club Lounge with complimentary breakfast, all-day snacks and evening hors d’oeuvres. 

From the hotel, it’s a quick trip to sample the Texas capital’s renowned music scene, scenic Lady Bird Lake and acclaimed restaurants.

Bellyard, West Midtown Atlanta, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia 

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Head up to the terrace at Bellyard, West Midtown Atlanta, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel for amazing views of Atlanta. (Photo: Marriott International)

It wasn’t so long ago that Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood was the location of the city’s stockyards and railway. Today, these former industrial sites have been repurposed and now house hip boutiques, restaurants and bars, and loft-style apartments.

Occupying a central spot in this trendy neighborhood is the Bellyard, West Midtown Atlanta, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, with a modern lounge and bar, as well as an outpost of popular local café St. Germain French Bakery to help you recharge. 

Element Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Staying at Element Philadelphia Downtown makes it easy to explore the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo: Marriott International)

With the Element Philadelphia Downtown as your weekend base, you can easily connect with the City of Brotherly Love’s rich cultural offerings on the Avenue of the Arts, historic sites like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, pro sports stadiums and buzzworthy restaurant scene.

At the hotel, fuel up with a complimentary breakfast, pack lunch in your tricked-out kitchen and then grab one of the hotel’s “Bikes to Borrow” to check out the city.

Plus, you can bring along the family dog, as pets are most welcome at Element Philadelphia Downtown. 

AC Hotel by Marriott Washington DC Downtown in Washington, D.C. 

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Top off your weekend adventure with a cocktail at AC Hotel by Marriott Washington DC Downtown. (Photo: Marriott International)

The sleek AC Hotel Washington DC Downtown fits right in with the international vibes of this capital city. The modern, European-influenced design of the hotel includes touches like a lobby light installation by the German studio Lichtpapier. Not only is it the perfect place to relax, it’s also a fantastic launching pad for a weekend exploring the city

The prime location means you’re within an easy stroll of the White House, Dupont Circle restaurants and shopping, and George Washington University, and you can access Capitol Hill, Adams Morgan and other neighborhoods from two nearby Metro stops. 

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa in Coronado, California 

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Happiness awaits at Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa. (Photo: Marriott International)

A weekend at Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa offers one of those “best of both worlds” situations: a resort setting with immediate access to a lively city.

The resort is adjacent to San Diego and boasts three pools, eight pickleball courts, a wellness center and day spa, a restaurant, and a bar. Guest rooms have amenities like oversized bathtubs, sofa beds and balconies, or you can opt for a cottage with a living room, dining area and kitchenette — and you’ll be set for a memorable weekend.

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa sits along the San Diego Bay, which means it’s just minutes from the San Diego Zoo and other attractions in Balboa Park — not to mention the shops, restaurants and nightlife of the dynamic Gaslamp Quarter. 

Boston Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts 

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Enjoy harborside living at Boston Marriott Long Wharf. (Photo: Marriott International)

When you plan a weekend stay at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, it’s all about the water. You can arrive by water taxi directly from Logan Airport and stay in a room with views of Boston Harbor and its iconic sailboats, take a dip in the heated indoor pool, or just chill on the pool deck.

When you’re ready to venture out into city, the New England Aquarium is literally next door, and a short stroll through the Rose Kennedy Greenway will take you to Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, the Freedom Trail and other Beantown landmarks. 

The Westin Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington 

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Rest by the fire at The Westin Bellevue. (Photo: Marriott International)

Looking for Pacific Northwest views of Lake Washington paired with big-city amenities? The Westin Bellevue connects via covered skybridge to a shopping, dining and entertainment complex. It also offers its own Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar, with an indoor fireplace and outdoor patio.

You can also book a treatment at Truce Spa or bask in a soothing Westin Heavenly Bath in your room. Meanwhile, the city of Bellevue neighbors Seattle, so Pike Place Market and Seattle’s eclectic dining and arts scene are less than 30 minutes away by car.