To those of us with dietary restrictions, these hotels will be a breath of fresh air where you can snack and indulge in fine cuisine without worries of it affecting your dietary needs. Whether for their lavish breakfast spreads, use of sustainable and local produce and care for the well-being of their guests, each of these places stand apart from the pack. Welcome to the finest vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free hotels! Follow our handy symbol key below to match your stay to your eating persuasion.
Gluten-Free Vegetarian Vegan
Briar Rose Bed & Breakfast
Breakfast at the Briar Rose Bed & Breakfast in Boulder, CO can only be described as fresh: whether it’s an intimate breakfast on the sun porch, fresh flowers abound or the lush gardens that surround the property. Best of all, their breakfast is completely organic and can cater to guests’ dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. The inn is completely meat-free and many of their recipes have been featured in the press.
Our picks: Fine Loose-leaf organic tea, fresh fruit, homemade breakfast bread, homemade granola, and egg scramble with sautéed veggies and cheese.
Stanford Inn By The Sea
The rustic Stanford Inn By The Sea is perched above Mendocino Bay and furnished with warm pine and redwood. Their chef prepares delicious breakfasts using locally harvested, in-season products, including exotic additions like seaweed and chanterelle mushrooms. All ingredients are both sustainable and organic as well as completely vegan.
Our picks: The BBQ Portobello mushrooms with tangy orange-chipotle BBQ sauce, cornbread and chipotle aioli garnish or their famous Sea Palm & Root Vegetable Strudel with local sea palm in sesame phyllo with stir-fry of broccoli, shiitake, bell pepper and cashews.
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort
The Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea, Maui has an incredible menu comprised of classic family recipes including touches of farm-fresh Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese influence. This delicious blend of flavors find their way into all aspects of the menu—they offer vegan, macrobiotic, raw, gluten-free, sugar-balanced and heart healthy options that don’t sacrifice on the overall theme at Kō, the restaurant.
Our picks: The spicy Thai coconut curry with Kula squash, shiitake mushrooms, purple molokair sweet potato, kabucha pumpkin, Maui onion and brown rice.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
The retro-romantic Marlton Hotel in Greenwich Village, New York is seeped in NYC history with former guests including Jack Kerouac and Julie Andrews. While their diets may not have called for special attention, yours might so the lovely Margaux restaurant offers plenty of options. The far is market-driven French, Mediterranean and a touch of Cali with tons of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Our picks: Get the vegetarian farmer’s board with avocado hummus, spicy sweet potato with quinoa tabbouleh and the spicy kale salad with fresh jalapenos.
St. Regis Bal Harbour
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA
The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami Beach is dedicated to helping you make the healthiest choices for your lifestyle. Not only do they offer fresh, in-season and organic options, they have a Wellness Mini-bar menu option to make sure you’re making the right choices, as well as organic cocktails so that you can indulge without guilt. They always have a decadent and delicious gluten-free breakfast with a myriad of options. We’re fairly positive even gluten-eaters will be delighted by this one.
Our picks: Try the traditional Spanish omelet with potatoes, Vidalia onions, Manchego cheese, Serrano ham or chicken sausage or the gluten-free French toast with candied pecans, berries and bananas with organic Vermont maple syrup.
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
The Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia is a boutique hotel catering to tastes as diverse as the city itself. The hotel is a beautiful example of Art Deco architecture and similarly their onsite restaurant, Square 1682, is dedicated to creating some of the finest dishes this city has seen while balancing a commitment to creating something to suit every taste. With just a word to the Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo or your server, the restaurant is able to either help you choose or create a meal for your specific palate.
Our picks: The Superfood salad with seared shrimp, citrus, red quinoa, avocado, almond, goji berry vinaigrette and the Heirloom vegetable roll with port-braised cabbage with green lentils and herb oil.
Mayflower Park Hotel
Enjoy the best of gluten-free eating at the Andaluca restaurant at the Mayflower Park hotel in Seattle. Located in the heart of the city, your stay will be accompanied by period antiques and crystal chandelier befitting this historic Seattle hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant is a delicious affair crystal chandeliers, gleaming brass and period antiques that offer an inviting European elegance to this historic Seattle hotel. Andaluca restaurant offers shareable plates with Mediterranean flavors and an extensive, crowd pleasing gluten-free menu.
Our picks: The Italian Eggs Benny for breakfast with prosciutto, poached cage-free organic eggs, tomato hollandaise and potatoes and for dinner the Grilled Halibut with a smoked Rutabaga mash.