Traveling for more than a day along I-95? Then you'll need at least one hotel! You don't have to settle for chain spots that all look the same from city to city, though! Local bed and breakfasts, grand hotels, cozy inns, relaxing resorts, and chic boutique spots are all available up and down I-95!
Stay for one night at the Sewall House Yoga Retreat, or book a few days here for a really relaxing experience. The charming cottage has plenty of rooms (some of which have private baths) and the meals cooked onsite are super healthy and super yummy! Other benefits of staying here include yoga lessons, massages, and plenty of outdoor activities nearby!
20 Broad Street, Bangor, ME, US
As I-95 takes you into Bangor, ME, you'll find lots of historic little hotels like the Charles Inn. The old-school exterior is gorgeous, and the contemporary art-filled interior is just as luxurious. Parking, WiFi and a continental breakfast make staying here super convenient, and make sure to grab a drink at the New Orleans-themed lobby bar!
83 Bay View Street, Camden, ME, US
Or drive a little further down the highway and check into the Camden Harbour Inn. This luxury, boutique B&B is so loaded with New England coastal charm that it oozes from every shingle. It's on a hill above the harbor and offers views of the bay, its forested islands, and the mountains in the distance. The rooms are decked out with spa-like amenities, the onsite restaurant, Natalie's, is legendary, and the town of Camden is postcard-perfect. You won't want to leave!
34 Maine St, Kennebunkport, ME, US
If you're looking for a quiet, romantic, and secluded place to stay, head to the tiny village of Kennebunkport and its Maine Stay Inn and Cottages. The main building is on the National Register of Historic Places (it was built in 1860), and the inn is in the town's quiet and cozy historic district. The gourmet breakfast, modern and comfy rooms that retain a touch of vintage charm, and incredibly hospitable hosts make this an unforgettable spot to stay,
490 Lafayette Rd, Hampton Beach, NH, US
I-95 then rolls into New Hampshire. Laime's Inn is done up in simple, authentic Colonial decor, is a five-minute walk from the beach, and is attached to the lovely Old Salt Tavern, which serves chowder, oysters, clams, lobster tolls and more. It really doesn't get any more New England than that!
75 Scotland Road, Newburyport, MA, US
Right off I-95 in Massachusetts is a quirkier spot to stay: The Sanctuary. This B&B is all about peace, quiet, stillness and solitude, and features healing gardens, self-healing "celebrations", and all kinds of self-improvement treatments. A stay here is a positive mood boost (whether or not you buy their "predictable phone-in miracles" and other methods of healing) that will put you in good spirits for the rest of your trip.
138 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA, US
You'll definitely want a hotel in Boston, because there's so much that you have to see and do here that it'll take at least a day to explore. The Fairmont Copley Plaza is a nice hotel option. The elegant building, prime location within walking distance of tons of shops, attractions, and restaurants, and the quiet rooms with cozy beds (perfect for resting up before a long day of exploring Boston) round out the experience.
590 Ocean Dr, Newport, RI, US
Castle Hill Inn & Resort is in a stately Victorian mansion right on the coast. The quintessential New England setting, with harbor views, rocky coves, and grassy beaches, feels like its ripped right out of a storybook. Stay in the turret or in one of the beach cottages, enjoy dinner and drinks on the lawn, and explore all 40 acres of this special place.
1187 Boston Post Road, Clinton, CT, US
Or, for something a little more secluded, try the Beech Tree Cottages down the road in Clinton, CT. The 1930s cottages are just as cozy as they are quaint... it's almost like staying at a friend's house!
353 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT, US
If sleek, modern hotels are more your speed, then the Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk, CT fits the bill. This boutique spot features free WiFi, a killer rooftop terrace, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and local art adorning the walls of the modern building.
230 E 51st St, New York, NY, US
I-95 passes by New York, which offers tons of one-of-a-kind hotel experiences, like the Pod Hotel. The rooms aren't literal pods, but are small, affordable, brightly decorated, and super efficient. As they put it, they offer "everything you need and nothing you don't." Plus, you won't need to spend a ton of time in your bunk: there's an awesome rooftop terrace, a playroom/bar, a cafe, and a taco joint onsite... and all of New York is right outside your doorstep, too!
225 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA, US
The next major city I-95 passes by is Philadelphia, home to the Morris House Hotel. The building dates back to the 18th century, and is in a prime location within walking distance of Independence Hall. Inside, it's more boutique hotel than antique-laden B&B, and combines history and modern amenities perfectly!
3301 Lawrenceville Road,, Princeton, NJ, US
In Princeton, NJ, you'll find the rustic Inn at Glencairn. The up-to-date rooms, decadent breakfasts, and lovely property (complete with red barn and old stone buildings) make this a lovely place to spend a night, and the building's rich history (it was a Hessian hospital during the American Revolution) add to the experience!
24 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD, US
Next, it's on the Baltimore! The Indigo Hotel in Downtown Baltimore (formerly the Mount Vernon Hotel) has hardwood floors, funky murals, warm, contemporary vibes, and a great location in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of the city. Enjoy Maryland crab cakes and other local specialties at the onsite bar and restaurant and take some time to explore the city!
800 16th Street, Washington, DC, US
Or, stop for the night in Washington D.C. at the Hay-Adams Hotel. Done up in Roaring 20s elegance and literally overlooking the White House, this opulent hotel has an incredible rooftop terrace, 5-star service, and more chandeliers than you can count!
114 N Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA, US
I-95 then makes its way further South into Virginia. Set in the small, artsy community of Ashland, the Henry Clay Inn is the perfect relaxing retreat. Enjoy coffee and a book in front of the fireplace in the Drawing Room, sip tea on a rocking chair on the porch, or snuggle up into the bed in your guestroom. It's Southern charm to a tee!
101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA, US
Or head to the bigger city of Richmond and book a stay at the grand Jefferson Hotel. Afternoon tea, champagne Sunday brunches, a gorgeous indoor pool, and old-world charm make this an unforgettable hotel experience!
928 Spring Church Road, Skippers, VA, US
Immerse yourself in the country charm of the South Carolina / Virginia border at the Spring Church B&B. The incredibly caring hosts, superbly clean rooms, and, since the house was built in 2008, provides a decidedly modern experience, for those wary of cramped and creaky bed and breakfasts in vintage, converted homes.
601 East Main Street, Dillon, SC, US
The Columns B&B is another lovely historic home that's been turned into an elegant B&B. From the staterooms (some of which have clawfoot tubs) to the wraparound porch lined with rocking chairs, this place is the picture of Southern charm.
1 Livery Lane, St. George, SC, US
Looking for something a little more rustic? The Edisto River Treehouses are only accessible by canoes, but the journey out is worth it... especially once you kick back on the hammock and soak in views of the secluded forest setting! You'll have to bring supplies, since there's no electricity, but seriously... how often do you get the chance to stay in a treehouse??
700 Drayton St, Savannah, GA, US
Another great city to explore along I-95 is Savannah. Loaded with history and gorgeous old architecture, Savannah is one of Georgia's most beautiful cities, and the Mansion on Forsyth Park is a great home base for your adventures. It features a pool in the courtyard, a massive collection of artwork, a dramatic onyx lobby, and a primo location overlooking the city's legendary Forsyth Park!
3901 U.S. 82, Brunswick, GA, US
Located smack-dab in the middle of a subtropical wetland forest outside Brunswick, the Hostel in the Forest is quite a different experience than a stay at the Mansion on Forsyth, but it's no less incredible. Treehouses and geodesic domes house tons of hostel-style beds, and a stay here won't set you back much at all. You're close to the Golden Isles, but still secluded in the peaceful forest. Enjoy the hot outdoor showers, vegetarian dinners, and free-spirited and friendly guests!
609 Beachview Drive, GA, US
The St. Simons Inn By The Lighthouse is especially great for families driving down I-95. Kitchenettes mean its easy to fix everyone a snack, the pool is perfect for a quick dip, and tons of restaurants and attractions (including, of course, the lighthouse) are well within walking distance!
614 Ash St, Fernandina Beach, FL, US
At last, I-95 makes its way into Florida! The Addison on Amelia Island is the perfect place to celebrate reaching the final state on the drive. Imagine eating a fresh, gourmet breakfast on the sunny verandah, enjoy happy hour in the front parlor, borrowing a beach chair so you can relax on the shore, and snuggling into bed in your light, breezy room each evening.
95 Cordova St., St. Augustine, FL, US
St. Augustine is one of the oldest cities in the country, and it's loaded with stunning architecture and loads of history. In a perfect location right in the heart of town, Casa Monica's 1888 building really gives you the Old World vibes you want from a hotel here. Plus, with a spa, a pool, and opulent rooms, you're really getting the full experience here.
505 S Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, FL, US
If sleek, mid-century vibes are more your thing, then book a night or two at the Lotus Inn and Suites. This boutique hotel was built in the 1960s and has been recently updated to really highlight the clean, modern feel. Ask for an oceanfront room with a patio, and check out their shoreside pool!
5815 S Highway A1a, Melbourne Beach, FL, US
Immaculate rooms, a private beach, and incredible service. What more could you need? Tiara By the Sea is all of the best things about staying in a classic Florida roadside motel!
3150 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL, US
As I-95 winds its way south, you'll find no shortage of excellent beachside accommodations. The Driftwood Resort is one. The Vero Beach hotel was built in the early 20th century and has an awesome rustic "driftwood" look. There are tons of rooms, from efficiency rooms to oceanside town homes and cottages for any type of traveler.
280 Sunset Ave., Palm Beach, FL, US
The Bradley Park Hotel is the perfect spot if you're looking for a play to stay while exploring Palm Beach. The rooms are spacious and decked out with all the amenities. It's got a sunny courtyard, is two blocks from the ocean, and features oversized, apartment-like suites. You'll definitely want to spend more than one night here!
106 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL, US
Delray Beach is home to another nice hotel option: the Sundy House. Lush gardens, tastefully themed rooms in cottages and carriage houses, stunning views, and a top-notch onsite restaurant all come with a stay here!
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, US
I-95 continues down into Coral Gables, just outside Miami. If you're looking to stay in the lap of luxury, book a night or two at the Biltmore Hotel. The resort has a golf course, a spa, stunning, airy rooms (seriously, the suites are unreal) and tons more. It oozes Roaring 20's glam from every corner of the hotel, and a stay here is worth the cost.
20 SW 2nd Ave, Florida City, FL, US
But, if you're looking to save money on hotels in Florida, you have options as well. The Everglades International Hostel offers dorm-style bunks, private rooms, and more for cheap (stay in the library room, if you can) plus a kitchen, canoe rentals, and a crazy, whimsical Everglades Garden that's so peaceful you might not want to leave.
504 South St., Key West, FL, US
It won't be long before you reach Key West! You'll definitely want to spend a night or two in this quirky vacation town. The La Mer & Dewey House is a boutique B&B that offers the huge beds, ocean views, scrumptious breakfasts, superb location within walking distance of restaurants and attractions, the beach and pool access and more that you'll want from a Key West stay.
If you're looking for a truly one-of-a-kind place to spend the night to celebrate reaching the end of I-95, then the Jules Undersea Lodge is for you. You'll have to scuba dive down to reach the converted underwater research station, but once you arrive, you'll find everything you need for a cozy stay: hot showers, a stocked kitchen, DVDs, and more. Added bonuses: the fact that you have have pizza delivered and the views of the fish!
Whether you want something cute and independent, sleek and modern, luxurious and all-inclusive, or just plain weird, you'll find the right hotel for you without having to go too far off I-95!