Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a hefty bite out of the hospitality sector, the US News & World Report has ranked the best hotels in the US.
In case you forgot what it’s like to stay at a hotel, the report analyzed hotels for their industry awards, hotel star ratings, and user rankings.
Because after a day of exploring and traveling (when we’re allowed to again), the place you lay your head is a welcoming haven to recuperate and recharge before you do it all again the next day.
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The list is part of a larger annual ranking of hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, and Bermuda, in which 30,000 hotels were evaluated.
It utilizes a comprehensive methodology that focuses primarily on three points: reputation among professional travel experts, reviews from guests, and hotel class ratings.
“The travel industry has faced numerous challenges over the past year, emphasizing the need to support and recognize hotels that continue to maintain exemplary standards,” said Zach Watson, travel editor at US News. “This year’s list offers a reliable guide for travellers to use when planning their next getaway, whether that’s in a few months or next year.”
In the States, the list is dominated by warm-weathered hotel locations such as California and Hawaii.
If you’re eyeing a domestic trip when travel restrictions ease post-pandemic, these 25 spots might be a good place to start.
- Four Seasons Resort Lanai — Lanai City, Hawaii
- Acqualina Resort and Residences on the Beach — Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
- The Peninsula Chicago — Chicago, Illinois
- The Beverly Hills Hotel — Beverly Hills, CA
- The Langham — Chicago, Illinois
- Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC — Washington, DC
- Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea — Wailea, Hawaii
- The Jefferson — Washington, DC
- Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa — Rancho Santa Fe, California
- The Inn and Club at Harbour Town, The Sea Pines Resort — Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
- Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort — Orlando, Florida
- The Little Nell — Aspen, Colorado
- The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston — Houston, Texas
- Hotel Bel-Air — Los Angeles, California
- The Peninsula Beverley Hills — Beverley Hills, California
- Wentworth Mansion — Charleston, South Carolina
- The Peninsula New York — New York, NY
- The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort — Kiawah Island, South Carolina
- The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort — Bal Harbour, Florida
- Fairmont Grand Del Mar — San Diego, California
- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai — Kailua Kona, Hawaii
- Twin Farms — Barnard, Vermont
- Hotel Emma — San Antonio, Texas
- Montage Kapalua Bay — Lahaina, Hawaii
- Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverley Hills — Beverley Hills, California