Best Preferred Legend Collection Hotels in the USA

One of four Preferred Hotels & Resorts collections, Preferred Legend properties provide modern... READ MORE
One of four Preferred Hotels & Resorts collections, Preferred Legend properties provide modern digs that are influenced by their surroundings. All Preferred Legend hotels and resorts – there are more than 80 throughout 25 countries – boast top-notch restaurants and full-service spas, alongside stellar personal service and amenities like pools, archery, golf courses and beach access. And because the Legend collection falls underneath the Preferred portfolio, members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn points and perks during their stay, such as free nights and welcome amenities upon arrival. You can find several Preferred Legend Collection properties (listed below) on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Europe and Best Hotels in Mexico rankings lists.

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    The Peninsula Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1810 reviewsTripAdvisor (1810)
    Free WiFi

    Occupying prime real estate on Chicago's coveted Magnificent Mile, The Peninsula Chicago combines Hong Kong's cosmopolitan flair with the Windy City's Midwestern charm. Travelers describe the guest rooms as comfortable thanks to their creamy color palette and plush furniture, not to mention their modern techie touches, like a bedside remote command station that controls the lights, television and room temperatures. Meanwhile, the renowned Peninsula Spa is in a class by itself: earning The Peninsula Chicago many accolades from health and leisure magazines. Another honorable mention goes to the afternoon tea served in the lobby bar, which visitors say is a nice and welcome touch. During your stay, guests recommend making time for the tasty Cantonese dishes served in the Shanghai Terrace restaurant. However, for many travelers, it was The Peninsula Chicago's friendly service staff that convinced them to stay here again.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1810 reviewsTripAdvisor (1810)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Montage Kapalua Bay
    Lahaina, HI
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 611 reviewsTripAdvisor (611)
    Free WiFi

    Travelers are hard-pressed to find much to complain about at the Montage Kapalua Bay. Located on the northwest corner of Maui, this 24-acre property offers panoramic views of the beach and ocean. Visitors can spend their time on the water with activities that range from sport fishing to snorkeling. The resort also offers more adventurous pursuits like zip lining and helicopter tours, as well as traditional Hawaiian luau shows. Other activity options include shopping, golfing on two award-winning courses or playing a round of tennis at the hotel's courts. If you're looking to relax, you can enjoy the complimentary beach towels and chairs, take advantage of the poolside Hana Hou Bar & Sunset Patio or indulge in a spa treatment. Accommodations here are one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom suites and each come equipped with separate living and sleeping areas, and furnished lanais. Additional amenities include flat-screen TVs, in-room laundry facilities and bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. To top off their great experiences, recent guests said all staff members, from the pool attendants to the restaurant servers, went above and beyond to ensure they had a pleasurable stay. 

    Lahaina, HI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 611 reviewsTripAdvisor (611)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Jefferson, Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1296 reviewsTripAdvisor (1296)
    Free WiFi

    The Jefferson, Washington, DC has been catering to Washington's most elite visitors since 1923, providing a taste of European luxury in the heart of the United States capital. The Beaux-Arts era reigns supreme here, with early 20th century paintings and sculptures lining the checkered floors. The Jefferson's elegant accommodations are appointed with iPads, walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. (For a little more space, upgrade to a suite, which will come equipped with a coffee maker and, in some suites, balconies overlooking the Washington Monument.) Recent guests highly recommend making good use of the intimate on-site spa during your stay, and the in-house gourmet restaurants, Plume and The Greenhouse, earn particularly high praise, along with the on-site bar, Quill. Visitors also give props for The Jefferson's location, which is just a short walk from the National Mall.

    Washington, DC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1296 reviewsTripAdvisor (1296)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Broadmoor
    Colorado Springs, CO
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1675 reviewsTripAdvisor (1675)
    Free WiFi

    Home to tennis courts, a spa and two championship golf courses, this massive resort features just about everything you could need for an exciting Colorado Springs vacation. Located on the southwestern edge of town, The Broadmoor earns praise from travelers for its large rooms, which are outfitted in classic, Old World-style decor. Recent guests also had high praise for the friendly and accommodating staff. If you have kids in tow, let them burn off some energy on the waterslides or participate in special activities through the children' program. When it's time for dinner, sit down at one of the multiple on-site eateries. The cuisine at La Taverne was a big a hit for recent guests, as were drinks at the Pool Café: Visitors loved sipping their cocktails poolside while enjoying views of the Rockies and Cheyenne Lake. Keep in mind that those guests who participate in the I Prefer Rewards Program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Colorado Springs, CO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1675 reviewsTripAdvisor (1675)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Montage Beverly Hills
    Beverly Hills, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 786 reviewsTripAdvisor (786)
    Free WiFi

    This hotel looks like it belongs somewhere along the Mediterranean Sea, with classic archways, soaring columns, trickling fountains and polished walkways. But previous guests assure that the amenities found here befit discerning Beverly Hills clientele. Located just a few blocks from Rodeo Drive, the Montage Beverly Hills treats visitors to amenities such as a sprawling spa, rooftop pool and refined American cuisine at The Restaurant. Guest rooms here are as sumptuous as the rest of the property: Design elements such as antique wooden furnishings, upholstered chaise lounges and marble and mosaic tiled bathrooms that evoke old Hollywood-era glamour. Plus, rooms include more modern amenities such as in-room tablets, flat-screen flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. According to many recent visitors, the Montage Beverly Hills is the place to go for L.A. luxury.

    Beverly Hills, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 786 reviewsTripAdvisor (786)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
    Kiawah Island, SC
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1430 reviewsTripAdvisor (1430)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you want a quiet, stress-free getaway, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort might be just the place. Sitting right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel is a destination unto itself. Sun-seekers will feel right at home here with five championship golf courses and plenty of outdoor recreational activities, while on-site amenities like the spa will make your stay on Kiawah Island rejuvenating. When it's time to sleep, rooms include Italian linens and robes, marble walk-in showers and a balcony with ocean or dune views. Recent guests recommended splurging on an ocean-view room to fully appreciate the hotel's idyllic setting. But if you're hoping to explore Charleston, be warned this hotel is located approximately 25 miles south of the city. Keep in mind that members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Kiawah Island, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1430 reviewsTripAdvisor (1430)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Baccarat Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 555 reviewsTripAdvisor (555)
    Free WiFi

    Baccarat Hotel takes the age-old style rivalry between New York and Paris and turns it on its head. Instead of declaring a winner, the hotel marries the cities' renowned aesthetics together, creating a grandeur that delights guests. Walk into any one of the 114 accommodations and you'll find it decorated in a minimalist white color palette with sleek wooden four-poster beds, marble-topped nightstands and cashmere throws. Grab a drink at the crystal chandelier-clad bar and you'll be transported to 1920s-era Paris, or get your blood pumping at the fitness center. Whether your preference is old or new, this hotel knows how to do luxury. Along with an indoor pool and gourmet French cuisine, guests can enjoy a chauffeured joy ride anywhere within 15 blocks of the hotel in the property's house car. The hotel is also home to the Spa de La Mer, which as its name suggests, utilizes the expensive French brand in all of its treatments. But what guests love most is the location: The hotel is four blocks north of Rockefeller Center and five blocks south of Central Park, plus the Museum of Modern Art is across the street.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 555 reviewsTripAdvisor (555)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 16245 reviewsTripAdvisor (16245)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Recent travel lovers gave the Encore's casino high marks for style, especially in the lobby and common areas. And they appreciate the decor  a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian design elements. The rooms aren't as design-heavy, but still earn high praise for floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious setups and overall cleanliness and maintenance. The Encore also impresses guests with its accommodating staff. Be forewarned: Recent travelers mentioned the hefty fees for partaking in the minibar's treats. But this is the Encore, after all, where most of the guests are high rollers prepared to splurge. If you're having trouble getting a vacancy at the Encore, consider its sister hotel and neighbor, the Wynn Las Vegas.

    Las Vegas, NV
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 16245 reviewsTripAdvisor (16245)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Wynn Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 23330 reviewsTripAdvisor (23330)
    Free WiFi

    This sprawling resort  with its huge emphasis on natural light, greenery and other earthy elements  is perhaps the first central Las Vegas hotel to master the feeling of seclusion rather than themed chaos. And the rooms are consistently called the best non-suite accommodations on the Strip. Recent travelers found lots to love in the Wynn the top-rated Andrea's fine dining restaurant and the posh casino, to name a few things  but not everyone loves the price. You'll pay a pretty penny for everything here (and a daily resort fee on top of that), although most visitors say it's worth it the splurge. The Wynn enjoys a centralized location with Encore, The Palazzo and The Venetian all within walking distance.

    Las Vegas, NV
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 23330 reviewsTripAdvisor (23330)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    XV Beacon
    Boston, MA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1212 reviewsTripAdvisor (1212)
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking for extravagance, then the XV Beacon can certainly oblige. This stunning hotel features mahogany paneling and vibrant red accents. Plus, its perch on the edge of Boston Common within walking distance of the Freedom Trail makes the XV Beacon a favorite among history lovers. Add the hotel's wide variety of amenities – which range from in-room massages to complimentary car service within the downtown Boston neighborhoods – and you'll see why recent guests said that a stay at this charming boutique is nothing short of phenomenal. Plus, the well-appointed accommodations are furnished with antique accents, 400-thread-count Frette linens, gas fireplaces and 42-inch flat-screen TVs, while the delectable entrees at restaurant Mooo.... (a steakhouse) earn rave reviews.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1212 reviewsTripAdvisor (1212)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Primland
    Meadows of Dan, VA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 847 reviewsTripAdvisor (847)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Primland is set on 12,000 acres amid the Blue Ridge Mountains in southern Virginia, about 69 miles south of Roanoke. Accommodations here are spread across several buildings, and guests have the choice of staying in rooms, suites, cottages or houses. Lodging options are uniquely decorated and feature varying floor plans, but all include beds with Frette linens, luxury toiletries, coffee makers and wet bars. Plus, staying here grants you access to The Lodge's plethora of amenities, including the private movie theater, the observatory dome, a book and DVD library and a business center. Guests looking to unwind can head to the spa or pool, or work off stress at the fitness center. Meanwhile, more active types will appreciate the variety of outdoor pursuits at the property, which range from mountain biking and hiking to tennis and horseback riding – all of which the hotel's staff can help coordinate. It's the wealth of activities and the hotel's serene location that continue to earn it two thumbs up from previous visitors. Additionally, recent guests said the tasty food and drinks made it unnecessary to even leave the premises.

    Meadows of Dan, VA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 847 reviewsTripAdvisor (847)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
    Paradise Valley, AZ
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2037 reviewsTripAdvisor (2037)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Its name describes this resort perfectly: Sanctuary. And its location, lodged on the side of Camelback Mountain, is rife with opportunities for both rejuvenation and physical activity. No wonder this hotel has seen its fare share of Hollywood heavyweights passing through its doors. Guest rooms are bright and beautiful, with exposed, whitewashed brick walls, deep soaking tubs and panoramic views. But for most travelers, Sanctuary's highlights are located outside the rooms. Guests lounge in (or by) the infinity pool and watch their worries drop off the edge of the world. And for an extra dose of pampering, travelers head straight to the resort spa, which boasts a bevy of Asian-inspired treatments. Visitors can also sip a variety of cocktails made from premium liquor and local ingredients at Jade Bar before enjoying a meal at Elements, the hotel's restaurant run by chef Beau MacMillan. And although Sanctuary does charge a $30 resort fee per night (to cover parking and internet access, among other amenities) on top of the general room rate, many guests weren't fazed by the extra cost. 

    Paradise Valley, AZ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2037 reviewsTripAdvisor (2037)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Montage Deer Valley
    Park City, UT
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 971 reviewsTripAdvisor (971)
    Free WiFi

    Situated less than 4 miles south of Park City, Utah, in Deer Valley, this massive resort places powder hounds right next to the slopes of Deer Valley Resort. What's more, Montage Deer Valley's Spa Montage and ski concierge services will keep you and your equipment in top shape. But its ski-in/ski-out identity doesn't make this five-star property a winter-only escape: A massive outdoor pool, kayak and canoe routes and more than 300 miles of accessible hiking trails keep the Montage Deer Valley in season all year round. Guests rave about the spacious rooms, all of which feature cozy gas fireplaces, private balconies or patios and resort or mountain views. And once you've worked up an appetite on the slopes or trails, the resort's five eateries will satisfy a variety of cravings. Visitors also praise the property for its exceptional customer service, claiming they felt like VIPs.

    Park City, UT
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 971 reviewsTripAdvisor (971)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
    Manalapan, FL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1304 reviewsTripAdvisor (1304)
    Free WiFi

    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a little farther removed from the other luxury oceanfront properties of Palm Beach; as such, you can anticipate a little more privacy on your beach days. If you stay at this resort in Manalapan, Florida, you'll be about 12 miles south of West Palm Beach hot spots, like Clematis Street. This Preferred Legend property has taken the area by storm, with recent visitors raving about the resort's array of unique offerings. The spacious guest rooms feature beachy yellow and blue hues, and amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access, soaking tubs and balconies overlooking the resort grounds or ocean. Meanwhile, travelers say the treatments and services offered at the serene Eau Spa are worth the extra coin; or, you can get your R&R fix alongside one of the outdoor pools. Eau Palm Beach also offers diversions for children, like the AquaNuts kids program (with physical activities for those ages 5 to 12), or the COAST teens lounge, where young lodgers can learn how to DJ and or simply hang out. And when you get hungry, try any one of the four on-site restaurants. 

    Manalapan, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1304 reviewsTripAdvisor (1304)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Montage Laguna Beach
    Laguna Beach, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1477 reviewsTripAdvisor (1477)
    Free WiFi

    The Montage Laguna Beach epitomizes the relaxed class and beauty for which Southern California is known. The property's location (right along the shore just south of downtown Laguna Beach) is a particularly popular perk among guests. Accommodations at the hotel also include feather-top beds and marble bathrooms, not to mention beautiful turn-of-the-century decor and private terraces or balconies that overlook the ocean. But don't plan on spending too much time in your room. In addition to enjoying the large beach area, you can lounge poolside, shop at the in-house boutiques, receive spa treatments and eat gourmet meals at one of three on-site restaurants. If you happen to be here for date night, recent guests say that the intimate atmosphere and the locally sourced California cuisine at Studio will set the tone for a romantic evening. There are also family programs for children, though previous visitors say that the upscale environment at Montage Laguna Beach is better suited for couples.

    Laguna Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1477 reviewsTripAdvisor (1477)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi