This small hospitality group comprises a mere nine properties, six of which appear on the 2015 editions of U.S. News' Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in the Caribbean and Best Hotels in Mexico rankings. Auberge properties are known for their elegant style, which is inspired by each hotel's location. Take the Inn at Palmetto Bluff: This boutique hotel is reminiscent of South Carolina's plantation era with dual-level porches, hardwood floors, French doors and fireplaces. Meanwhile, the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, takes its cue from traditional Rocky Mountain ski lodges, while Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas plays off of its perch along Mexico's western coast with thatched roofs and a stone facade that mimics the Baja California bluffs. Auberge also offers vacation experiences unique to each of its properties, from wine tours at Auberge du Soleil to ziplining at Calistoga Ranch (both of which can be found in Napa Valley). This hotel group caters primarily to luxury travelers, with resorts boasting gourmet cuisine and world-class spas.