10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

10. Waldorf Astoria ChicagoChicago With its spacious Carrera marble lobby and abundant artwork, the sleek design of this urban hotel earns praise from both Windy City visitors and travel experts, earning it a spot among our top 10 Best Hotels in the USA. The AAA Five Diamond property also boasts a reputation of exceptional service:Waldorf Astoria Chicago's concierge can organize activities like running tours of the city or wardrobe consultations. See more photos of Waldorf Astoria Chicago Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Chicago The Best Hotels in Illinois The Best Hotels in the USA



10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

1. The Lodge at Sea IslandSea Island, Ga. The Lodge at Sea Island ranks No. 1 on the 2014 edition of U.S. News' Best Hotels in the USA. Experts and travelers rave about Sea Island's seven dining options, 24-hour butler service, three 18-hole championship golf courses and 65,000-square-foot spa. Hardwood floors, Oriental rugs and exposed beam ceilings bring a modern feel to The Lodge's guest rooms and suites. See more photos of The Lodge at Sea Island Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Georgia The Best Hotels in the USA



10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

9. Rancho Valencia Resort SpaRancho Santa Fe, Calif. Rancho Valencia Resort Spa earned the No. 9 spot on U.S. News' 2014 list of the Best Hotels in the USA after the completion of its extensive renovation. The freshly updated Mediterranean-influenced resort rests on 45-acres of gardens and offers activities like yoga, Pilates, tennis and golf, as well as two heated swimming pools and a full-service spa. See more photos of Rancho Valencia Resort Spa Find out more about: The Best Hotels in San Diego The Best Hotels in California The Best Hotels in the USA



10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

8. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehuBig Island, Hawaii The Four Seasons brand is acclaimed for its extraordinary service and well-maintained properties - two qualities shiningly upheld at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu on Hawaii's Big Island. The hotel's paradise-like atmosphere, seven pools, white-sand beach and lavish accommodations helped the resort earn a spot among the 10 best hotels in the country. See more photos ofFour Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Hawaii - The Big Island The Best Hotels in Hawaii The Best Hotels in the USA



10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

7. The Grand Del MarSan Diego The Grand Del Mar in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve near San Diego wins praise for its Tom Fazio-designed golf course, six on-site dining venues and extensive spa. This year, The Grand Del Mar won several high-profile industry awards and earned acclaim from recent guests for exceptional service, helping it slide up to the eighth spot among U.S. News' best hotels in America. See more photos of The Grand Del Mar Find out more about: The Best Hotels in San Diego The Best Hotels in California The Best Hotels in the USA



10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

6. AmanganiJackson Hole, Wyo. On the East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson Hole, Amangani's guest rooms and public spaces offer vistas of the Teton Mountains. Lodgers can partake in any of the resort's outdoor activities (like skiing, mountain biking and canoeing) before retreating to their lavish, countryside-inspired accommodations. See more photos of Amangani Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Jackson Hole The Best Hotels in Wyoming The Best Hotels in the USA



10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

5. Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at KoeleLanai, Hawaii Two golf courses, horse stables, a sprawling beach and even an archery range can be found on the grounds of the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i. Despite a slip from its No. 2 rank last year, The Lodge at Koele is still exceedingly popular among travelers for itsFour Seasons-quality service, airy accommodations and off-the-beaten path setting. See more photos ofFour Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Lanai The Best Hotels in Hawaii The Best Hotels in the USA



10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

4. Four Seasons Hotel SeattleSeattle The convenient location of Seattle's Four Seasons is an asset to both business and leisure travelers looking for easy access to spots like the Pike Place Market and the convention center. Regardless of traveler type, the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle ranks highly among U.S. hotels for its modern accommodations, which come equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs embedded in the bathroom mirrors. See more photos of Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Seattle The Best Hotels in Washington The Best Hotels in the USA



10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

3. The Allison Inn SpaNewberg, Ore. A wine lover's ideal getaway, The Allison Inn Spa took the No. 3 rank this year thanks in part to its 800-label wine list and lush 35-acre grounds in Oregon's wine country. During the time not spent at one of the 200 Willamette Valley wineries, guests can take advantage of The Allison's pool terrace, fitness studio and 15,000-square-foot spa. See more photos of The Allison Inn Spa Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Portland The Best Hotels in Oregon The Best Hotels in the USA



10 Best Hotels in the USA 2014

2. The Inn at Palmetto BluffBluffton, S.C. Situated just west of Hilton Head Island, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff receives accolades each year for its forest-nestled cottages and homey ambiance cultivated by a dedicated service staff. The hotel moved up one spot in 2014 to the runner-up position: The inn's solid standing can be credited to its wide range of activities, luxury amenities and elegant Lowcountry dining. See more photos of The Inn at Palmetto Bluff Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Hilton Head The Best Hotels in South Carolina The Best Hotels in the USA
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