Beachfront beauty queen Congress Hall has been checking guests in since 1816, making it the country's oldest seaside resort (and popular among local ghost hunters). Everything you need is on premises—including a spa, bar, coffee shop and two full-service restaurants—so you can turn your brain off immediately after checking in.
Time Out tip: There’s no bad room at Congress Hall, per se. But some come with a nice little surprise: oversize, vintage claw-foot tubs. Be sure to put your request in early if a bubble bath is on your itinerary.