U.S. News & World Report identifies the best hotels using a comprehensive methodology centered on three components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.
U.S. News has ranked more than 2,500 hotels across the USA, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. Among the four- to five-star hotels we analyzed, the top 10 percent were selected as winners of our annual Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in the Caribbean, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Canada. You can find the list of these exceptional properties here:
- #1 Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
- #2 The Lodge at Sea Island
- #3 The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort
- #1 Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort
- #2 Rosewood Mayakoba
- #3 The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
U.S. News has made it easier to find the right hotel for you (and your travel rewards program) with our Best Hotels by Brand rankings, which profile the best brand-backed hotels in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The hotels found on these lists are ranked according to our Best Hotels methodology.
Hotels by Destination
We are currently in the process of evaluating international hotels using the same comprehensive methodology behind the rankings of the Best Hotels in the USA, the Best Hotels in the Caribbean, the Best Hotels in Mexico and the Best Hotels in Canada. In the meantime, you can access lists, check rates, and read user reviews of hotels in regions such as Europe, Asia and South America. The order in which these hotels appear is based on the hotel's class rating (also known as a "star rating") and the guest review rating according to TripAdvisor.