The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

From historic hotels to charming resorts, these properties highlight the diverse lodging choices across America.Selecting the right hotel for your vacation is no easy feat. To helpminimize your time scouring the World Wide Webin search of the best property,the editors atU.S. News World Report did the research for you. Using a comprehensive methodologythat takes into account expert opinions, traveler reviews and industry awards, our editors created an extensive list of the top hotels in the USA. Out of the 1,775 U.S. properties evaluated this year,theseare the top 50.
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The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

42. Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DCThe Four Seasonsbrand'sfamous standard of service doesn't fall short at this
Washington, D.C. location. Guests applaud the staff for going out of their way to fulfill special requests and are consistently impressed by its ideallocation at the edge of Georgetown, making it easy to see why it claimed a spot on theCondé Nast Readers' Choice list, among other accolades.
(Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

41. Four Seasons Hotel New YorkWell-appointed rooms are among the many positive remarks guests give thisAAAFive Diamond property. Other notable aspects previousguests praise include the property's location (just blocks from Rockefeller Center, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art) and itsfive-star customer service.
(Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel New York)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

40. Hotel Bel-AirSet within 12 acres of gardens, the Hotel Bel-Air gives guests the illusion they're in a far-flung land rather than the second-biggest city in the U.S. Along with its tranquil atmosphere, the property's Hollywood-inspired decor and attentive customer service makes for the perfect Southern California escape.
(Courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air)


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39. The Breakers Palm BeachGuests tend to describe this Palm Beach resort as paradise. Apart fromsitting on 5 oceanfront acres, the property alsooffers four waterfront pools, complimentarybeachside fitness classes and an 18-hole golf course.
(Courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

38. Crosby Street HotelThe Crosby Street Hotel could easily be mistaken for a museum thanks to its impeccabledecor. When you're not ogling at the hotel's artpieces on display, you can take a stroll through the on-site sculpture garden, have a cup of afternoon tea or catch a film at the hotel's private movie theater.
(Courtesy of Crosby Street Hotel)


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37. PrimlandClaiming a TripAdvisor Travelers' ChoiceAward and a spot on the Condé Nast Readers' Choice list, Primland is a crowd favorite. This LEED-certified property located in Virginiaboasts more than 12,000 acres for visitors to exploreas well as opportunitiesforhorseback riding, tree climbingandother on-site recreational activities.
(Courtesy of Primland)


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36. Capital HotelA Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award recipient and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property, this historic Little Rock hotel offers Southern hospitality at its finest. Aside from the excellent customer service, guests rave about the large rooms and the delectable fare at the Capital Bar Grill.
(Courtesy of Capital Hotel)


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35. The Inn at Little WashingtonWhat this hotel lacks in size (it offers just 24rooms), it makes up for in just about everything else. Guests love the property for its colonial charm, personalized customer service and outstanding cuisine from James Beard Award-winning chef, Patrick O'Connell.
(Courtesy of The Inn at Little Washington)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

34. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World ResortGuests love this AAA Five Diamond Award-winningresort because it successfully caters to both children and adults. Kids can run amok on the water slides in Explorer Island (a family-friendly playground)while parents hit the links at theTranquilo Golf Clubor unwind at the 13,000-square-foot spa.
(Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

33. The BroadmoorThis Colorado Springs hideaway -a AAA Five Diamond Award recipient for 40 consecutive years-is a standout among guests for its picturesque location near the southern end of the Rockies. Along with itsluxurious amenities, such as a spa and three swimming pools, The Broadmoor has a whopping 19 dining options, 25 retail stores and 54 holes of championship golf.
(Courtesy of The Broadmoor)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

50. Fairmont Grand Del MarAccording to recent guests, this AAAFive Diamond
Fairmont property lives up to its name in more ways than one. Outfitted with an 18-hole championship golf course, anaward-winning spa and pro tennis courts decked out in Mediterranean-style architecture, it's easy to see why San Diego'slargest luxury resort bills itself as grand.
(Courtesy of Fairmont Grand Del Mar)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

32. The St. Regis Bal Harbour ResortThe St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort's amenities, includingoceanfront balconies and infinity pools, along with its desirable location within walking distance of Miami Beach, inspire guests to return year after year.Factor inthe property's butler service, 24-hour concierge and on-site restaurant inspired by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges, and it's easy to see why the property isone of the highest-rated hotels in Bal Harbour.
(Courtesy of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort)


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31. ARIA Resort CasinoAlong
with its enviable address in the middle of the Las VegasStrip, the ARIA Resort
Casino is highly recommendedby guests for its swanky style and modern in-room
amenities(think: bedside touch-screen consoles that remember your temperature and lighting preferences). The resort is also connected to the Shops at Crystals and features a
casino as well as five 24-hour bars, so guests don't even have to leave the
hotel to experience all that Sin City has to offer.
(Courtesy of ARIA Resort Casino)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

30. Wynn Las VegasThis Vegas hotel has collected more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awards than any other resort in the city. Andguests can attest to this standard of excellence. Whether they're admiringthe property's spacious rooms (whichstart at 640 square feet) or the lavish decor, travelers are continually impressed by the hotel.
(Courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

29. The Lodge at Torrey PinesThis property's location, perched atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, consistently wins overguests. The on-site golf course, which is considered to have someof the toughest tee times to secure in San Diego, also wows visitors.
(Courtesy of The Lodge at Torrey Pines)


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28. Four Seasons Resort Maui at WaileaWhen you combine Four Seasons' renowned standard of service with Maui's breathtaking landscape, you've got one beloved resort on your hands. Guests are enchanted by theproperty'sbeautiful grounds (especially the nearby beach) and rave about the food served at the three on-site restaurants.
(Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

27. The Inn of the Five GracesRecent guests describe their experience at The Inn of theFive Graces as unforgettable. The decor is a feast for the eyes, the staff is
superb and the location is convenient for those interested in reaching points
of interest in downtown Santa Fe,New Mexico.
(Courtesy of The Inn of the Five Graces)


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26. Casa Palmero at Pebble BeachClimbing up 12 spotsfrom 2015, Casa Palmero is the highest-rated hotel among Pebble Beach's famous resort properties. This Mediterranean-style hotel is cherished for its intimate atmosphere and well-equipped accommodations (think: wood-burning fireplaces and oversized soaking tubs).
(Scott Campbell)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

25. Bellagio Las VegasThe
Bellagio is a Vegas institution. Aside from its famous fountain show, the hotel
boasts standard luxury amenities as well as Sin City staples, including a casino,
24-hour bars, countless on-site restaurants and shows.
(Courtesy of Bellagio Las Vegas)


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24. Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer ValleyRising upninespots fromlast year's Best Hotels in the USA list, the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley earns high praise among both experts and guests. Recognized as aAAA Four Diamond property, the Stein Eriksen Lodge not only features ski-inski-out access, but also boasts a ski locker room and ski valets for visiting powder hounds.
(Courtesy of Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

23. The Hay-AdamsIt's not every day you can say that the president of the United States is your neighbor, but at The Hay-Adams,you most certainly can. Located across the street from the White House, this AAA Four Diamond hotel boasts aquintessentially Washington, D.C. experience, withcolonial-style decor and fine dining galore.
(Courtesy of The Hay-Adams)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

49. Trump International Hotel Tower ChicagoSituated on the Chicago River, the Trump International Hotel Tower Chicago earns high marks from guests for its location in the heart of the Windy City. But an enviable address isn't the only thing this
Trump outpost has going for it. The hotel's impeccable style, large rooms and excellent customer service consistentlyimpresstravelers, helping it earn a spot on theCondé Nast Readers' Choice list.
(Courtesy of Trump International Hotel Tower Chicago)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

22. The Hermitage HotelThe historic Hermitage Hotel is considered to be a local landmark in the Music City. Guests are consistently charmed by the hotel'sattentive staff,elegant interiors andconvenient location in downtown Nashville. And with the staff's genuine Southern hospitality, the hotel has attracted a celebrity clientele, welcoming everyone from Babe Ruth to John Dillinger.
(Courtesy of The Hermitage Hotel)


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21. The Peninsula ChicagoThose looking to get some serious shopping done in Chicago will appreciate the Peninsula's location along the city's Magnificent Mile. This AAAFive Diamondhotelalsogarners praise from previous guests for itswarm staff members andhigh-tech accommodations(rooms featurea bedside remote command station that controls the lights, TV and thermostat).
(Courtesy of The Peninsula Chicago)


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20. Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge ResortIf you were ever unsure of where to go for your honeymoon, Calistoga Ranch should be at the top of your list. Tucked away in the lush hills ofthe upperNapa Valley, this romantic retreat features private lodges equipped with outdoor fireplaces, sun decks, showers and gardens.
(Courtesy of Calistoga Ranch)


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19. The Greenwich HotelAccording to recent guests, the Greenwich Hotel seamlessly achieves what many other hotels can't: the ability to make you feel as if you aren't staying atthehotel, but rather at home. Travelers attributed this to the hotel's quiet atmosphere, cozy (and incredibly stylish) rooms and inventive comfort dishes at Locanda Verde.
(Courtesy of The Greenwich Hotel)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

18. Four Seasons Hotel SeattleIf you're one of those travelers who loves to be in the heart of the action, you can't get more central than the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Located just two blocks from the waterfront, guests are within walking distance to top attractions including Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium.
(Steve Sanacore)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

17. HalekulaniThis Honolulu resort is the most internationally acclaimed hotelin Hawaii, earning a AAAFive Diamond rating and a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award, to name just two of its many accolades. And considering its setting on the shores of Honolulu, as well as its award-winning spa and alfresco dining options, it's clear why Halekulani is such awinner.
(Courtesy of Halekulani)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

16. The St. Regis New YorkWhen youstep into The St. Regis New York, you may forget that you're in New YorkCity. This Travel + Leisure World's Best Award-winner wows guests with its sophisticated atmosphereand itsgildedinteriors, which aredecorated withmarble, crystal chandeliers and art nouveaupieces.
(Courtesy of The St. Regis New York)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

15. Rancho Valencia Resort SpaCovering 45 acres in the affluent neighborhood of Rancho Santa Fe, the Rancho Valencia Resort Spa oozesluxury. Not only are guests treated to impeccablydesigned hacienda-style suites (each equipped witha fireplace, a patio and vaulted ceilings), butlodgers alsohave access to the resort's fleet of Porsches and the property's private, on-site wine cave.
(Courtesy of Rouse Photography)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

14. The Little NellMoving up eight spots from 2015, The Little Nell is perfect for slope junkies. The hotel offers ski-inski-out access as well as a ski concierge, a ski tuner and tours through 10 untracked runs on Aspen Mountain's backside.
(Courtesy of The Little Nell)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

13. Four Seasons Hotel ChicagoThis Four Seasons property is popular with families for its many kid-friendly services, including anon-siteice cream man that stops by guest rooms so kids can create their own sundaes. Plus, the property sits within a fewblocks of the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan,amajor drawfor recent travelers.
(Kevin Syms)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

48. The Rittenhouse HotelThis historic Philadelphia property, located across the street from Rittenhouse Square, is a traveler favorite thanks to its superb customer service and elegant interiors. Along with a spa and an award-winning restaurant, The Rittenhouse Hotel specializes in family travel, offering complimentary in-room movies for the kiddos and personalized pet bowls for guests' four-legged friends.
(Courtesy of The Rittenhouse Hotel)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

12. Park Hyatt New YorkIn New York City, there aretwo types of popularluxury hotels: those that offer Old World glamour andthose that appeal toswanky modernists. The Park Hyatt New York is the latter, featuring contemporary furnishings and high-tech amenities, not to mention the largest guest rooms in New York City, whichstart at 530 square feet.
(Courtesy of Park Hyatt New York)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

11. The Allison Inn SpaThe Allison Inn Spa in Newberg, Oregon, is a must-visit for those planning a trip to Oregon's wine country. Wine lovers will appreciate the inn's location near 200 wineries, while others can pamper themselves at the award-winning spa, indulge in fine dining at JORY Restaurant Bar or explore the on-site sculpture garden.
(Courtesy of The Allison Inn Spa)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

10. Auberge du SoleilJumping up a whopping 25 spots from 2015, Auberge du Soleil charmsguests, with manytravelerssaying it is one of the best hotels they have ever visited. Overlooking the rolling hills of Napa Valley in Rutherford, California,Auberge du Soleil offers hillside villas, a private yoga pavilion, secluded picnic areas and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
(Courtesy of Auberge du Soleil)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

9. Waldorf Astoria ChicagoThis
Waldorf Astoriadelights guests in more ways than one. The hotel's location near the lake and its tech-savvy amenities, including rooms outfitted with virtual surround sound systems and bathrooms appointed with TVs, are major crowd pleasers, but the most memorable aspect of the hotelfor manyguests is the Waldorf's excellent customer service.
(Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Chicago)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

8. Mandarin Oriental, Las VegasAt this Mandarin Oriental outpost, you can enjoyLas Vegas without the glitz and kitsch.The epitome of modern luxury, the hotel doesn'tfeature a casino, butrathera two-story spa and sweepingviews of the Strip from its spacious guest rooms.
(Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

7. The Langham, ChicagoThe
Langham is not only a fixture on the Chicago Riverwalk-it'san
icon all its own. Named aTripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award recipient, The Langham
leaves little to be desired from guests in terms of aesthetics, location and, most
importantly, customer service.
(Courtesy of The Langham, Chicago)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

6. Montage Palmetto BluffThis criticallyacclaimed southern propertyoffersmemorableexperiencesfor its guests. Situated along the riverfrontin Bluffton, South Carolina, the20,000-acreproperty is dotted with private cottages and Spanish moss-clad trees. Plus, it offers anature preserve, walking trails, a marina and a Jack Nicklaus Signature course, among other features.
(Courtesy of Montage Palmetto Bluff)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

5. The Peninsula Beverly HillsThe Peninsula Beverly Hills is the only hotel in Southern California that has consecutively held AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star titles since 1993. The property enjoys a central location at the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards, but what particularlyleaves animpression on guests is the top-notch service.
(Courtesy of The Peninsula Beverly Hills)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

4. Four Seasons Resort HualalaiThe Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is simply paradise. Sitting along the shores of the Big Island's stunning Kona-Kohala Coast, the resortboastswhite-sand beaches, unique black lavalandscapesand island-inspired decor.Its unique setting may be why it racked up many accolades, including aTripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award and a place on theCondé Nast Readers' Choice list.
(Don Riddle)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

3. ARIA Sky SuitesIf you're looking to truly go big in Vegas, there's no place better than ARIA Sky Suites. Theaccommodations at thisAAA Five Diamondproperty start at 1,050 square feet and are situated atop the Vegas skyline, giving guests unmatched views of the Strip through their floor-to-ceiling windows.
(Courtesy of ARIA Sky Suites)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

47. The Carlyle, A Rosewood HotelA New York institutionfor 86years, the Carlyle is more than a place to hang your hat- it's an experience in itself, according to past guests. With English-style decor, an attentive staff and an unbeatable location next to Central Park on the Upper East Side, this AAA Four Diamond award winner is the epitome of big-city luxury.
(Courtesy of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

2. The Jefferson, Washington, DCMuch like the city in which it resides, this nearly 100-year-oldhotel has history lingering around every corner. An ode to Thomas Jefferson, the downtown Washington,D.C.property displays Jefferson-signed artifacts throughoutthe premises,along with luxurious accommodations and five-star service.
(Courtesy of The Jefferson, Washington, DC)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

1. The Lodge at Sea IslandPreviously No. 2on last year'sBest Hotels in the USAlist, The Lodge at Sea Island outshinesthe competitionin more ways than one. Outfitted with only 40 rooms, the property offers a luxurious hideaway tucked alongGeorgia's east coast. And when you take into account The Lodge'srequisite Southern hospitality and lavish amenities, it's easy to see how it reigned supreme as the No. 1 hotel in the USA.
To see the full rankings, visit the
Best Hotels in the USA page.
(Courtesy of The Lodge at Sea Island)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

46. Mandarin Oriental, MiamiIf you're looking for a quintessential Miami vacationexperience without being bombarded by the flashy atmosphere of South Beach, this
Mandarin Orientaloutpostis your answer. Previous guests praise the AAA Five Diamond property's amenities, including the spa, the waterfront infinity pool and the private beachin Brickell Key.
(Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Miami)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

45. Mandarin Oriental, New YorkPrime New York City real estate isn't the only standout feature of this Mandarin Oriental property (though the views from its rooms, which occupy floors 35 to 54 of the Time Warner Center certainly don't hurt). Aside from its coveted address at Columbus Circle, guests exalt this Mandarin Oriental's comfortable accommodations, gracious staff and the modern American cuisine served at Asiate.
(Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, New York)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

44. Acqualina Resort Spa on the BeachPreviousguests praise this Sunny Isles Beach resort'sMediterranean-style architecture, with some describing the property as "dreamy." Aesthetics aside, Acqualinais a playground for the young and old, offering everything from a world-class spa to pizza making classes for kids, making it easy to see how it earned a spot on theTripAdvisor Travelers' Choice list.
(Courtesy of Acqualina Resort Spa on the Beach)


The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

43. Four Seasons Hotel Las VegasDespite the property's locationalong the Strip, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegasmanages to achieve a relatively calm atmosphere, according to past guests. Though visitors are impressed with all of the
Four Seasons' amenities, the consensus among travelers is that theguest roomviews of the Vegas skyline are a cut above the rest.
(Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas)