Best Hotels for Afternoon Tea
in the U.S.
This seductive property unites the intimacy of a private manor house with the indulgences of a sophisticated hotel.
If discretion and top-notch service rate at the top of your list travel desires, we highly recommend you stay at The Lowell. This hotel has the feel of an immaculately outfitted, Old World club replete with in-room libraries, gilt-framed paintings and cushy leather armchairs. When it comes to dining, The Pembroke Room encourages lingering with its rich décor featuring Chinese porcelains. This elegant dining room is headed by executive chef Michael Fred and serves breakfast, a refined afternoon tea, pre-theater dinner and weekend brunch — all with Asian and European culinary influences.
Many of the romantic bedrooms have wood-burning fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens. Each is individually decorated with fine carpets and fabrics, antiques and such decorative accents as Chinese porcelain bowls, bronze figurines and botanical prints. Accommodations also pamper with Scandinavian down comforters and Italian marble bathrooms with Bulgari amenities. Bose Wave music systems, iPods and iPod docking stations keep the hotel current on the technological front. The Penthouse has a terraced garden, while the Manhattan Suite showcases dramatic Art Deco style and a superb collection of New York photos. The most spectacular room, the 14th-floor Garden Suite, boasts two terraces with a fountain and manicured flower beds.