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Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

With a portfolio of nearly 530 exclusive luxury hotels across 64 countries, Relais & Châteaux has established itself as a leading hotel brand. The brand's properties can be found in places like the vineyards of Napa Valley and the beaches of Seychelles. Relais & Châteaux's association of hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs select luxury properties based on their unique location and their ability to uphold the brand's high standard of quality. Some properties focus on personal well-being with on-site spas, while others cater to food and wine lovers with tastings and cooking classes. Privileged guests can become part of Club 5C, which provides frequent customers with perks, such as room upgrades and invitations to exclusive Relais & Châteaux events. Many Relais & Châteaux properties appear on our Best Hotels in the USABest Hotels in the Caribbean, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Canada ranking lists.

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The Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, BC
#1 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

The Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, BC
#1 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 4.5-star Hotel Class
  • Excellent Critic Rating
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Overlooking an untamed strip of Pacific coast on Vancouver Island (about 195 miles northwest of Victoria), The Wickaninnish Inn is a bit of Relais & Châteaux luxury amid the pines. Guests adore this hotel's rugged setting and isolated locale. All 75 guest rooms boast ocean views, and include balconies, fireplaces, soaker tubs and heated flooring in the bathrooms. Some suites feature kitchens, but guests can dine on-site at The Pointe Restaurant (though some diners say its locally-sourced fare is overrated). On the other hand, On The Rocks Bar and Lounge is a nice place to warm up with a hot toddy during winter, and the Driftwood Café serves up casual, tapas-style meals and sandwiches. For a bit of relaxation, hotel guests suggest heading to Ancient Cedars Spa, which offers treatments like West Coast Sacred Sea body wraps and hot stone facials. more

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Auberge Saint-Antoine

Québec City, QC
#2 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

Auberge Saint-Antoine

Québec City, QC
#2 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 4.0-star Hotel Class
  • Excellent Critic Rating
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Nestled in Québec City's Old Port, the Auberge Saint-Antoine complements the quaint Petit-Champlain district with elegant decor featuring European artifacts and modern accents. Additional touches, such as minibars, Nespresso machines, and bathrooms equipped with heated floors and no-fog mirrors earn an extra nod of approval, but recent guests particularly applaud this Relais & Châteaux property's warm and courteous hotel staff. After strolling along Québec City's cobbled streets, you can cozy up at Panache, an intimate dining room that stuns with gorgeous St. Lawrence River views and an eclectic assortment of seasonal French-Canadian dishes. For lighter fare, grab a table at Café-Bar Artefact, which dishes up small dishes like foie gras and charcuteries. You can also take advantage of the hotel's unique amenities, such as the private movie screening room and LeGYM fitness center and private spa treatment rooms, which all receive high marks from previous visitors. more

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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Santa Fe, CA
#3 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Santa Fe, CA
#3 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 5.0-star Hotel Class
  • Excellent Critic Rating
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About a 30-minute drive north of San Diego, Rancho Valencia is a little off the beaten path. But that's why people love it. Perhaps best seen in the gardens overlooking the tennis courts, the grounds of this Relais & Châteaux property brim with carefully manicured greenery. Visitors are complimentary of the respectful, thoughtful staff. Guest rooms at the hotel exude a Mediterranean ambiance with hacienda-style architecture, hardwood furnishings and colorful design accents, as well as deep-soaking tubs and private balconies or patios. For pampering, Rancho Valencia's spa offers indulgences such as herb-infused body wraps and a variety of massage therapies. The delicious cuisine served at the on-site Veladora restaurant complements the serene environment. more

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The Inn of the Five Graces

Santa Fe, NM
#4 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

The Inn of the Five Graces

Santa Fe, NM
#4 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 4.5-star Hotel Class
  • Excellent Critic Rating
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Unlike the other Santa Fe hotels, The Inn of the Five Graces does not try to steep you in Southwestern culture. Rather, guests here are transported to the Eastern Hemisphere: The decor includes imported treasures from the Middle East and Asia, including tapestries and mosaic tiles. Previous visitors favorably describe their rooms as cozy, exotic and bursting with color, praising the hotel's harmonious mélange of atmosphere and amenities (including complimentary Wi-Fi access). The same enticing combination can be found at the spa, where treatments are inspired by Tibetan and East Indian traditions. The hotel also excels in customer service; many travelers describe the staff as helpful and remark on the delicious breakfast waiting for them in the dining room, in the courtyard or even in their personal suites. Though breakfast is included in your room rate, you will have to pay for dinner at 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar (but guests insist that the French flavors are worth the relatively steep menu prices). And though you might feel worlds away at this Relais & Châteaux property, you're actually just a few blocks from the Plaza. more

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The Inn at Little Washington

Washington, VA
#5 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

The Inn at Little Washington

Washington, VA
#5 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 5.0-star Hotel Class
  • Excellent Critic Rating
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As one of the most decorated hotels in Virginia, The Inn at Little Washington has a lot to live up to. But by most traveler reports, The Inn exceeds expectations. This intimate Relais & Châteaux property receives continual praise for its romantic atmosphere, exceptional service and top-notch accommodations (some include imported furnishings from Europe, four-poster beds, wood-burning fireplaces, hand-painted tiles and private balconies, among other features). Previous visitors also rave about the The Inn's popular cuisine (served under the tutelage of the proprietor and head chef, Patrick O'Connell). There is one drawback, however: Staying at The Inn comes attached to a hefty price tag. You'll have to save your pennies to enjoy all that this Blue Ridge Mountain-adjacent property provides. If you're invited into Relais & Châteaux's prestigious Club 5C, you're eligible for free perks by choosing to stay here. more

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Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

Vancouver, BC
#6 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

Vancouver, BC
#6 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 4.5-star Hotel Class
  • Excellent Critic Rating
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According to recent guests, the best part about staying in the downtown Wedgewood Hotel & Spa — which is just steps away from Robson Street's high-end shops — is the impeccable service. Travelers describe the staff at this Relais & Châteaux property as especially attentive, gracious and personable. Visitors also gush over the well-appointed rooms, which are outfitted with complimentary Wi-Fi access, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs, not to mention expansive balconies. The spacious bathrooms, which boast Frette towels, marble accents deep-soaking tubs and L'Occitane toiletries, also receive a nod of approval from guests. For a little extra pampering, head to the on-site spa or the award-winning Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge. Guests describe the restaurant's ambiance as elegant and serene, and the seafood as delicious. more

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Hastings House Country House Hotel

Salt Spring Island, BC
#7 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

Hastings House Country House Hotel

Salt Spring Island, BC
#7 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 4.5-star Hotel Class
  • Good Critic Rating
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Following suit with other Relais & Châteaux properties, Hastings House Country House Hotel pampers guests with lavish amenities. And with a variety of treatments available at the Wellspring Spa and gorgeous views overlooking British Columbia's Salt Spring Island, Hastings House particularly caters to those seeking secluded relaxation. But what truly seals the deal for previous visitors isn't the property's inspiring setting; it's the gracious staff that goes above and beyond to ensure guests have a pleasant stay. Hastings House offers numerous room packages, many of which include meals in the main dining room and The Verandah or massages at the spa. Recent guests recommend the Romantic Escape package, which comes with a picnic for two and a 60-minute couples massage, among other extras. At night, cozy up in your tranquil cottage or suite, many of which come with a soaking tub, a fireplace and a porch or balcony. more

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Ocean House

Watch Hill, RI
#8 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

Ocean House

Watch Hill, RI
#8 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 4.5-star Hotel Class
  • Excellent Critic Rating
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You'll feel like you stepped back in time once you've stayed at the Ocean House's classic New England retreat. This historical resort has been lovingly restored to its original design, down to window placements and interior wall hues. But recent guests don't visit for nostalgia's sake. Rather, they come for the courteous and attentive service staff and the secluded feel of the resort's grounds. They also come for the luxurious accommodations, equipped with high-end amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, wooden furnishings and Frette linens. Recent guests also return year after year to indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments at OH! Spa and treat their taste buds to award-winning cuisine and signature cocktails at Ocean House's several dining venues. You'll find the Ocean House located in Watch Hill on the south coast of Rhode Island, about 40 miles south of Newport. more

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Blackberry Farm

Walland, TN
#9 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

Blackberry Farm

Walland, TN
#9 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 5.0-star Hotel Class
  • Good Critic Rating
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One of the most celebrated hotels in all of Tennessee, Blackberry Farm has mastered Southern hospitality. A working farm, Blackberry earns plenty of praise for its fresh cuisine served at the on-site dining venue, The Barn. Recent guests are also bowled over with the considerate front desk staff, and the renovated spa is a standout thanks to its relaxing treatments. Accommodations range from estate rooms to cottage suites. Book a spot in one of the Hill Cottages to be treated to some indoor-outdoor fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. And because Blackberry Farm is a member of the teaux brand, Club 5C members can enjoy free perks by choosing to bed down here. You'll find this hotel in Walland, Tennessee, within view of the majestic Smoky Mountains and about 200 miles east of Nashville and 30 miles south of Knoxville. more

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Eden Rock – St Barths

Saint Barthélemy
#10 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels

Eden Rock – St Barths

Saint Barthélemy
#10 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
  • 5.0-star Hotel Class
  • Good Critic Rating
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As the first hotel to open on St. Barts, Eden Rock has been welcoming sun-seeking vacationers for more than 60 years. A-listers like Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes have graced this hotel's hallways; today, guests say Eden Rock remains just as elegant. Each accommodation is unique, with simple neutral tones and private terraces, and guests describe a stay here as worth every penny. Splurge on a specialty villa and you'll have access to such extras as a private art gallery (in the Villa Nina) or a recording studio (in the Rockstar Villa). Eden Rock sits on St. Jean Bay on the island's northern shore, granting visitors access to pristine sands and a nearby coral reef. When you need a break from the sun, indulge in an in-room spa treatment or grab a bite to eat at the acclaimed restaurant, On The Rocks. Because this is a Relais & Châteaux property, Club 5C members can earn and use their rewards here. more

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