Portmeirion, North Wales: Best known as the setting for the 1960s cult BBC TV classic "The Prisoner," this enchanting village on the Dwyryd estuary is home to Hotel Portmeirion (pictured), self-catering cottages and a castle.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, South Carolina: This opulent 255-room oceanfront hotel on a barrier island is home to five championship golf courses.
Baron's Cove, Sag Harbor, New York: The former whaling village of Sag Harbor is a summer playground for affluent New Yorkers, but Baron's Cove welcomes winter guests with fish stew and other dishes to warm you up.
Cliff House, Ogunquit, Maine: Summer or winter, guests flock to the venerable Cliff House.
Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, New Hampshire: The rooms and suites come complete with cozy bedding and marble baths, while some also have balconies and gas fireplaces.
Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, Massachusetts: This traditional hotel enjoys ocean and lighthouse views from its perch on the harbor of Edgartown.
Delamar, Southport, Connecticut: Southport is a coastal New England village complete with clapboard-shuttered stately homes, cobblestone streets and family-run shops. The Delamar Southport is just minutes from the Long Island Sound's serene beaches.
Little River Inn, Little River, California: Along the northern Mendocino Coast, the family-owned Little River Inn retains much of its original Victorian appeal.
Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island: Perched high on the bluffs, Ocean House overlooks a pristine stretch of beach with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Montauk and Block Island.
Tofino Resort + Marina, British Columbia, Canada: The views at Tofino are tremendous, with a wide sweep of sea, pristine stretches of sand and endless sky.