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With more than 600 independent properties across 85 countries, Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers its guests unique luxury experiences and quality customer service. Each hotel must conform to the brand's Preferred Standards of Excellence – an anonymous, annual inspection carried out by third-party experts to ensure top-notch service is provided – to remain a Preferred property. And within each collection (Preferred Legend Collection, Preferred LVX Collection, Preferred Lifestyle Collection and Preferred Connect Collection), travelers can expect amenities like locally inspired restaurant menus and full-service spas. Several Preferred properties also feature kids clubs, swimming pools and beach and ski slope access. What's more, members of the brand's I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn points – which can be redeemed for free nights – and perks, such as free Wi-Fi access and welcome amenities, during their stays. Popular collections in Preferred Hotels & Resorts appear on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada, Best Hotels in Mexico, Best Hotels in Bermuda and Best Hotels in Europe rankings lists; the U.S. News-ranked Preferred Hotels & Resorts are listed below.

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    The Peninsula Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #1 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1580 reviewsTripAdvisor (1580)
    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 1580 reviewsTripAdvisor (1580)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
    Cancun
    #1 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4712 reviewsTripAdvisor (4712)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated less than 5 miles north of its sister property, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, this resort boasts all of the alluring amenities of its southern sibling with an extra touch of luxury. It may look like an older property from the outside, but each of this resort's 602 suites offers expansive views overlooking the Caribbean Sea, as well as terraces and private sitting areas. The relaxing atmosphere extends into the 40,000-square-foot Gem Spa, where you can enjoy a hydrotherapy treatment or a soak in the Sensations Pool. If it's sunshine you seek, head to the resort's lagoon-inspired pool or its palapa-studded beach, which hugs Caribbean waters and offers vistas of Isla Mujeras. Even dining at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is an elegant affair; guests are consistently wowed by the French-Mediterranean cuisine served at Le Basilic, as well as the hand-rolled cigars and Mexican fare found at La Joya (along with the resort's four other restaurants and bars). Kids can also join in the fun with supervised activities at the Coral KidZ Club. What's more, because of the hotel's Preferred ties, it allows members of the I Prefer program to earn or redeem points for stays here.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4712 reviewsTripAdvisor (4712)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Jefferson, Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    #2 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1284 reviewsTripAdvisor (1284)
    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 Bose sound systems, 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 1284 reviewsTripAdvisor (1284)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Quinta Real Oaxaca
    Oaxaca
    #2 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 632 reviewsTripAdvisor (632)
    Free WiFi

    Occupying a former 16th-century convent in central Oaxaca, this colonial-style property wows visitors with its elegant archways, high ceilings and tranquil patios. The accommodations  with their custom artwork, flat-screen TVs and Salvatore Farragamo bath amenities  also receive high marks from recent visitors for their beautiful colonial decor. During your stay, you can take advantage of this Quinta Real's heated outdoor pool and fitness center. If you're feeling famished, head to El Refectorio Restaurant, which serves up zesty local specialties along with globally inspired fare, or try out one of the hotel's three other restaurants and bars. If you're a globetrotting foodie looking to eat your way through Oaxaca, you'll also be happy to know that plentiful restaurants are conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. What's more, I Prefer members can cash in or accrue reward certificates for choosing to bed down here.

    Oaxaca
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 632 reviewsTripAdvisor (632)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn & Club at Harbour Town - The Sea Pines Resort
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    #3 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 655 reviewsTripAdvisor (655)
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    Free WiFi

    The stunning Harbour Town area is a great place to station yourself during a Hilton Head trip. And its standout accommodations, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town (part of The Sea Pines Resort), is certainly one of the most popular resorts on the island. Guests who choose to make the (somewhat long) trek here delight in the lush scenery, the luxurious rooms and the professional, approachable and welcoming staff. Rooms come with large flat-screen TVs, blackout-lined window treatments and spacious bathrooms with soaking tubs and Molton Brown toiletries. Visitors like to venture out of the hotel to eat (particularly at The Quarterdeck, one of Hilton Head's favorites), but most insist that you stick close to home for Sunday brunch. Harbour Town rests in the bottom boot of Hilton Head Island.

    Hilton Head Island, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 655 reviewsTripAdvisor (655)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Montage Kapalua Bay
    Lahaina, HI
    #4 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 607 reviewsTripAdvisor (607)
    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 607 reviewsTripAdvisor (607)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Beaumont
    London
    #5 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 554 reviewsTripAdvisor (554)
    Free WiFi

    Timeless elegance can be found at The Beaumount hotel, located on a peaceful Mayfair square in London. Called the essence of "London luxury" by one recent traveler, the 73-room hotel is close to boutiques, galleries, restaurants and Hyde Park. Inside, the property has a 24-hour fitness center, a salon and a spa, as well as a restaurant and a bar. The Colony Grill Room serves American and European dishes and features maroon leather booths and black-and-white portraits of celebrities, much like New York City and London club rooms from the 1920s. For drinks and snacks, guests can visit The American Bar, which recent patrons said offers some of the best cocktails in London. When you're ready for a little R&R, retreat to one of the property's art deco-style accommodations. All have original artwork, king-sized beds and bathrooms with rain showers and heated floors. Room rates also cover local chauffeur service in a vintage car, daily continental breakfast and in-room Wi-Fi. According to past visitors, one of the highlights of this hotel is the top-notch service. The attentive staff members go out of their way to make guests feel at home, even though The Beaumont has a no-tipping policy.

    London
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 554 reviewsTripAdvisor (554)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Primland
    Meadows of Dan, VA
    #6 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 843 reviewsTripAdvisor (843)
    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 843 reviewsTripAdvisor (843)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta
    #6 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3205 reviewsTripAdvisor (3205)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    About 10 miles south of downtown Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this all-inclusive resort exclusively for adults occupies a prime swath of shoreline. In fact, it's the beachfront locale and location – just removed from the buzzy PV – that previous guests loved most. Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta's sleek accommodations and warm, welcoming staff also received praise from past travelers. The hotel boasts all-suite accommodations decorated with all-white decor, colorful paintings and pillows, plus views of the beach and ocean. Accommodations also come equipped with rainfall showers, separate sitting areas and balconies. (Some suites even include a Jacuzzi on the balcony.) This Grupo Posadas property is home to an infinity pool, a spa and a gym, which offers services like body scrubs, massages and facials. When it's time for a meal or some drinks, the hotel has 14 restaurants, quick-service venues and bars, serving everything from Asian fusion to Italian to authentic Mexican cuisine. And while there are ample eateries, many say the food on-site could stand to improve and suggested heading into town to explore some local bites during your stay. 

    Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3205 reviewsTripAdvisor (3205)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    THE THIEF
    Oslo
    #7 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2073 reviewsTripAdvisor (2073)
    Free WiFi

    Located about a mile southwest of central Oslo, this Norwegian property offers Oslo Harbor vistas and convenient access to the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, which all guests can visit for free. Standard accommodations start at 258 square feet and have modern black and yellow interiors, plus balconies, rain showers, Nespresso coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi, among other amenities. Suites feature blue or black hues and separate living areas. All room rates also include breakfast in THIEF FOODBAR, the property's main restaurant. Overall, diners appreciated the breakfast buffet's array of choices, including eggs benedict and freshly pressed juices. For a pre-dinner cocktail and some of the area's best sea views, travelers recommend visiting the rooftop. If you're a light sleeper, consider requesting a room on a lower level, since some past guests said music from the rooftop bar could be heard in their accommodations. Also keep in mind that travelers who do not book a treatment at the on-site spa will be charged extra to access the hotel's pool and saunas.

    Oslo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2073 reviewsTripAdvisor (2073)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Broadmoor
    Colorado Springs, CO
    #8 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1648 reviewsTripAdvisor (1648)
    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 1648 reviewsTripAdvisor (1648)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Hotel Tremezzo
    Tremezzina
    #9 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1301 reviewsTripAdvisor (1301)
    Free WiFi

    Located along Lake Como's western shore, this Preferred Legend outpost sits near Lake Como's upscale villas – some of which are owned by celebrities like Madonna and George Clooney – and offers guests prime access to shops, restaurants and the Villa Carlotta art museum. Grand Hotel Tremezzo started welcoming guests in the early 1900s and features period details like a 19th-century billiards table and silk window coverings. Old-world touches, including bow windows, marble bathrooms and antique furnishings, are also available in the hotel's 92 guest rooms and suites. Standard accommodations have park vistas, while upgraded rooms and most suites offer views of Lake Como. Though some former travelers bemoaned their accommodations' lack of space and high rates, many appreciated the views. Past visitors were also impressed with the hotel's friendly staff and ESPA-affiliated spa. For more picturesque panoramas, guests can lounge on the property's private beach or take a dip in the floating pool set within Lake Como. When you've worked up an appetite, enjoy casual bites by the beach or the Flowers Pool (a quiet pool situated in the property's park), wine and grilled dishes in L'Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar or a gourmet Italian-inspired meal at La Terrazza Restaurant.

    Tremezzina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1301 reviewsTripAdvisor (1301)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Montage Deer Valley
    Park City, UT
    #10 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 949 reviewsTripAdvisor (949)
    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 949 reviewsTripAdvisor (949)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Montage Beverly Hills
    Beverly Hills, CA
    #11 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 781 reviewsTripAdvisor (781)
    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 781 reviewsTripAdvisor (781)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Quinta Real Acapulco
    Acapulco
    #11 in Best Preferred Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 140 reviewsTripAdvisor (140)
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    Depending on your view, the Quinta Real Acapulco is either outdated or a vintage classic. Anchored on Punta Diamante beach (in Acapulco's Golden Zone), Quinta Real Acapulco is frequently lauded by guests for its peaceful atmosphere. Each of the 61 suites boasts an oversized bathroom, satellite TV, sea-inspired accents, local artwork and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. While guests lament the antiquated accents, they don't seem to mind giving the hotel major kudos for the pool. Though compact, the pool – which faces the khaki-colored sands of the beach – is both relaxing and well-staffed, according to past visitors. In fact, some guests preferred the poolside eats to the high-end Mexican and international dishes found at the on-site Restaurante Buenavista. Because the property is part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio, members of the I Prefer program can earn or redeem points here.

    Acapulco
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 140 reviewsTripAdvisor (140)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking