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With more than 750 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 high-quality standard through its Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program – 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 global 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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    Grand Hotel Tremezzo
    Tremezzina
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    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 luxurious 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 Gualtiero Marchesi.
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    Montage Los Cabos
    Los Cabos, BCN
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Set on 39 acres of beach just 8 miles up the coast from central Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this resort impresses guests with its plethora of on-site activities, excellent service and sleek design. The 174 rooms and suites are outfitted in neutral tones of tan, white, blue and mocha, and come equipped with marble bathrooms, sitting areas, Nespresso machines and terraces that overlook the desert or beach. Outside the accommodations, travelers can choose to relax at the spa, go for a dip in the pool or chill out on the beach. Montage Los Cabos also offers ample recreational opportunities, including snorkeling, Jet Skiing, horseback riding, tennis and swimming with dolphins. When it's time for a meal, the property houses two restaurants, Mezcal and Marea, which serve casual Mexican and American dishes. However, some previous visitors wished there were a few more dining options on-site. Part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts brand, this resort participates in the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program.
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    Hotel Emma
    San Antonio, TX
    1.8 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Hotel Emma stands out among travelers for its cool culture. This is largely brought on by the hotel's history as a former brewery. In 1916, Pearl's Brewhouse became the largest brewery in Texas, and although its heyday has come and gone, many of the Pearl's original architectural features are still intact. Visitors marvel at the refined industrial elements featured throughout – particularly in the lobby – and are equally impressed with the quality of the accommodations. Guests report rooms to be exceptionally styled and comfortable, thanks to amenities like 48-inch flat-screen TVs, beds with Frette linens and luxury bathrobes. And the food is just as much of a staple here as beer used to be. Foodies can take advantage of the on-site concierge for recommendations in the area, or they can grab some house-butchered meats at Larder, enjoy small plates at Sternewirth or sample the farm-to-table fare at Supper. There is also a rooftop pool, a fitness center, a library and a gift shop on-site. Service consistently wows lodgers, as does the hotel's location just 2 miles north of downtown San Antonio.
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    The Beaumont
    London, ENG
    2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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. I Prefer rewards members can save money and earn perks with a stay at this Preferred Hotels and Resorts property.
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    Montage Beverly Hills
    Beverly Hills, CA
    7.1 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This hotel looks like it belongs somewhere along the Mediterranean Sea with its 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 French cuisine at Gilles @ Montage Beverly Hills. 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 TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. According to many recent visitors, the Montage Beverly Hills is the place to go for L.A. luxury.
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    Baccarat Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    0.9 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    The Jefferson, Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    1.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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, 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.
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    The Dewberry Charleston
    Charleston, SC
    0.8 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Named after John Dewberry, one of the South's most polarizing and powerful real estate developers, The Dewberry Charleston is the result of an almost eight-year renovation of a former federal building. Designed to exude old-world Charleston charm, all of the property's 155 guest rooms and suites feature hand-painted wallpaper by a local artist, chandeliers, queen- or king-sized beds dressed in Irish linens, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers. Recent visitors raved about the beautiful and clean accommodations, although some bemoaned the lack of coffee makers and work desks. Should you need to conduct business while staying here, three event venues, including a ballroom and its adjacent pre-function space, are available. Fitness buffs, meanwhile, can work out in the fitness studio, borrow a bike for a ride around town or participate in rooftop yoga classes. Once you've worked up an appetite, sit down for a meal at Henrietta's, where international dishes are served in a mahogany-paneled dining room with Roaring '20s-themed artwork. After filling up on gourmet fare, reserve The Dewberry's Volvo house car to reach sights like The Battery and the Charleston City Market.
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    The Stafford London
    London, ENG
    1.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Situated in London's St. James's neighborhood by Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the National Gallery, The Stafford London is a great option for guests who want to unwind in style after sightseeing. The property's accommodations are spread throughout three buildings – the Main House, the Mews building and the Carriage House – and have neutral color schemes with floral accents and high-end fabrics. Standard rooms reside in the Main House and have marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access, HD TVs and Nespresso coffee machines. Suites come with sitting areas and extra perks like iPod docking stations and complimentary airport transfers to Heathrow Airport (when staying two or more nights). Recent lodgers appreciated these amenities and the homey room decor, although some said the customer service from the hotel's employees could stand to improve. Visitors also enjoyed the property's food and beverage options. An autograph-filled bar, a 380-year-old wine cellar and The Game Bird's Champagne Bar are available for libations, while afternoon tea and modern British pub dishes are served in The Game Bird's dining room. Wine tastings with the hotel's sommelier can also be arranged for a fee.
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    Grand Velas Los Cabos
    San Jose del Cabo, BCN
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Situated about 35 minutes southwest of Los Cabos International Airport, Grand Velas Los Cabos receives a glowing recommendation from recent guests for its attentive and caring staff, and tasty dishes served at the resort's seven restaurants. In fact, some reviewers said this is a prime property for foodies. The all-inclusive resort's suites, which measure more than 1,100 square feet, also earned praise from past lodgers. Along with spectacular ocean views, rooms feature Nespresso coffee makers, welcome bottles of artisanal mezcal, red and white wine, 65-inch flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with Jacuzzis. Outside the rooms, travelers can enjoy three tiered infinity pools (including one exclusively for adults), kids and teens clubs, a holistic spa, a fitness center and nightly entertainment. But aside from the amenities and facilities, it was the 24-hour personal concierge service that had travelers planning a repeat visit. The only downside? The beach that Grand Velas Los Cabos is located on is not swimmable.
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    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
    Nuevo Vallarta
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit touts itself as a "Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" retreat, and guest sentiments tend to affirm the resort's claim. Each of its one-, two- and three-bedroom suites features at least 1,000 square feet of living space and comes appointed with teak furniture imported from Bali, a Jacuzzi, a Nespresso coffee maker and a private terrace that overlooks either the ocean or the pool. Guests say that a sumptuous atmosphere pervades throughout the entire property, from the towering ceilings and serene fountain in the lobby to the memorable meals at the six gourmet restaurants. Activities at the infinity pool and on the beach – like boogie boarding and scuba diving classes – are also included in this Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, property's all-inclusive plan. Though spa treatments will cost extra, guests say that the spa facilities are excellent and recommend indulging in a massage during your stay. Part of Preferred brand of hotels and resorts, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit participates in the I Prefer rewards program.
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    Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    0.4 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    What the Hotel Pulitzer lacks in amenities guests say it makes up for in stellar location and style. There is no spa or pool on-site, but with popular points of interest, including the Anne Frank House and the Nine Streets neighborhood nearby, guests likely won't need any extra on-site thrills to keep them entertained. The hotel is spread across 25 classic Dutch houses, most of which are situated along the canals. This translates to plenty of opportunities to view the picturesque waterways from the comfort of your own bed. Standard rooms achieve a look that is both contemporary and cozy, with natural wood headboards backed by exposed brick walls or vaulted ceilings, tufted velvet ottomans and colorful chaise lounges. Its chic boutique sensibility seamlessly carries into its outdoor spaces and restaurants. Guests loved the hotel's gardens, which sit comfortably between its many buildings, offering a quiet escape from the city. There are also three eateries on-site, including a hotel bar. Care to explore beyond the confines of the hotel? Consider signing up for a 75-minute canal tour in the hotel's own salon boat (not included in your room rate).
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    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
    Manalapan, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a little farther removed from the other luxury oceanfront properties of Palm Beach, Florida; as such, you can anticipate a little more privacy on your beach days. If you stay at this resort in Manalapan, you'll find yourself 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, plus amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access, soaking tubs and balconies or terraces overlooking the resort grounds or ocean. Meanwhile, travelers say the spa's treatments and services 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, such as the AquaNuts kids program (with activities for those ages 5 to 12), or the Coast Beauty Salon (with kids hair, nail and makeup treatments). And when you get hungry, try any one of the four on-site restaurants.
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    The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
    Kiawah Island, SC
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Dromoland Castle
    Newmarket on Fergus
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Dromoland Castle sits about 20 miles northwest of Limerick, Ireland, set on a sprawling 450-acre plot of green land. The property, which completed an extensive renovation in 2018, is home to a lake, a spa, a pool and an 18-hole golf course. Plus, visitors can enjoy a bevy of activities, including horseback riding, archery, fishing and hawk walks to the nearby school of falconry. What's more, travelers rave about the scenic setting and the friendly staff members at this castle hotel. When it comes to accommodations, rooms come dressed in elegant decor – just what you'd expect if you were staying in a castle. In-room amenities include Nespresso coffee makers, minibars, televisions and safes. Dromoland Castle is home to multiple dining venues and experiences, too. Earl of Thomond is the hotel's main fine dining restaurant, offering a la carte and a tasting menu, and Figtree Restaurant is a casual eatery located in the golf clubhouse. Guests can also enjoy afternoon tea, room service, picnics on the estate (prepared by the staff) or breakfast at The Gallery. While the majority of previous travelers enjoyed their stays, some were disappointed with the expensive room rates. Part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection, this castle hotel allows iPrefer Hotel Rewards members to earn or redeem points.
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    Grand Velas Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    This 85-acre, all-inclusive property approximately 5 miles northeast of central Playa del Carmen, Mexico, garners rave reviews from its guests. The accommodations impress with whirlpool tubs, 42-inch plasma-screen TVs and at least 1,100 square feet of space. Meanwhile, guests consistently praise the resort's excellent customer service, its gourmet cuisine and its revitalizing spa services. During your stay, you can sign up for invigorating treatments like the Mayan Jade Facial or the Coffee & Cocoa Experience. If you're more interested in staying active, consider breaking a sweat in the fitness center, signing up for a free fitness class or borrowing complimentary kayaks and boogie boards at the beach. The all-inclusive rates also cover meals at the property's eight restaurants and other privileges, such as kids and teens club activities, 24-hour concierge services and drinks. Plus, the hotel is part of the Preferred hotel group, so members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn points and use free night certificates here.
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    The Hermitage Hotel
    Nashville, TN
    0.4 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Nashville's most historic and luxurious hotel, The Hermitage is well-appointed and its accommodations feature flat-screen TVs, Molton Brown bath products, complimentary internet access and freshly baked sweets and pastries with the nightly turndown service. The hotel's restaurant, the Capitol Grille, is also quite popular among guests; it serves up scrumptious regional fare with ingredients from a local farm. But what visitors love the most about staying here is interacting with the hotel's employees. Staff members are well-versed in Southern hospitality and are willing to go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. You'll find this century-old hotel in Nashville's downtown area. What's more, members of the I Prefer loyalty program can cash in or earn points for choosing to bed down here.
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    Boston Harbor Hotel
    Boston, MA
    0.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    When it comes to this hotel, guests say its excellent waterfront location and elegant decor set it apart from nearby properties. And once you step foot in the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, you'll see why. The lobby is decked out in marble and vintage chandeliers, while guest rooms overlook the city's beloved harbor. Accommodations feature flat-screen smart TVs, complimentary internet access, marble bathrooms and rainfall showers. However, what keeps guests coming back to this impressive (albeit pricey) hotel is the friendliness of its staff. Some even say the Boston Harbor Hotel offers the best customer service in the area, and visitors particularly highlight the employees' professionalism and warmth. Plus, you'll have access to top-rated eats at on-site dining venues Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar and Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. What's more, members of the iPrefer program can earn or use points when bedding down here.
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    The Alpina Gstaad
    Gstaad
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Nestled among the staggering Diablerets and Bernese Alps mountain ranges about 95 miles northeast of Geneva, The Alpina Gstaad brings a touch of refined elegance to a traditional Swiss chalet. Here, Michelin-starred chefs create memorable meals at two of the three on-site restaurants, Restaurant Sommet and Megu. There's also a wine cellar with more than 1,700 bottles and a cigar lounge with 60-plus kinds of cigars stored in a walk-in humidor. The Asian-inspired Six Senses Spa boasts indoor and outdoor pools, an extensive menu of services, a juice bar, fitness classes and an in-house comprehensive wellness program. Additionally, this Preferred Hotels & Resorts outpost has a kids club that offers numerous activities and receives high praise from guests. On top of that, the 56 guest rooms and suites were designed by local artisans and feature regional materials and period artwork, plus private terraces with panoramic views. Visitors say that the mountain vistas are unparalleled and that the hotel's service is simply unbeatable, as the employees all go out of their way to make you feel at home. And because The Alpina Gstaad is pet-friendly, your furry friend is welcome to come along.
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    Hotel Mousai
    Puerto Vallarta
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    All-inclusive perks are abundant at this Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, property, ranging from unlimited alcoholic beverages and meals at one of four on-site restaurants (a few more are housed at the resort's neighboring sister property, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, and are covered by the all-inclusive room rates) to private beach access and use of the on-site tennis, squash and basketball courts. For those looking for a bit more relaxation, take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool or book a massage at Spa Imagine. But if that's not enough to keep you on the property, wander into central Puerto Vallarta, located about 10 miles north. In addition to offering several natural and architectural marvels, the city provides plenty of delicious eats. If you'd rather dine on-site, recent visitors said you can't go wrong with any of the resort's eateries (although they caution that the restaurants can be a bit pricey if you don't opt for the all-inclusive plan). The accommodations were another point of praise for previous guests. Each includes a walk-in rain shower, a terrace with a hammock and a Jacuzzi tub, a 55-inch LED TV and electric curtains controlled by the in-suite iPad. Keep in mind: Hotel Mousai is an adults-only property, so leave the kids at home during your stay. Since this property falls under the Preferred umbrella, it allows members of the I Prefer program to cash in or accrue points for stays.
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    Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa
    Ixtapa
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    At this exclusive resort – located about 4 miles northwest of Ixtapa along Mexico's Pacific coast –traditional meets modern. Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa's adobe-style clay exterior and thatched roofs are complemented by marble floors and hardwood furnishings. The hotel's mix of conventional and contemporary extends to its 54 accommodations, which feature authentic Mexican patterns coupled with top-notch conveniences like satellite TVs, complimentary wireless internet access and private plunge pools. For some visitors, the best part of the suites was the sense of privacy afforded by the rooms' spacious thatched terraces. Still, with the property's ample on-site amenities and gorgeous surroundings, you'll want to carve out some time to explore the rest of the resort's grounds. Start by soaking up the rays along one of two freshwater pools or by playing a round of chess in the library. Or to treat your senses, spend an afternoon at the spa getting pampered with a Xochitl-flower inflused treatment or lemongrass body wrap. (Bonus: The resort's infinity pools are some of the world's most beautiful.) And when hunger sets in, take your pick between four restaurants, dishing up everything from sushi and tapas to traditional enchiladas and ceviche. According to past guests, the food at all three dining spots is excellent and reasonably priced. Members of the I Prefer rewards program can enjoy special deals at this Preferred Hotels and Resorts location.
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    The Mark
    New York, NY
    2.1 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    According to recent visitors, this fashionable boutique hotel is, as its name suggests, right on the mark. Located on the Upper East Side, one block from Central Park and Fifth Avenue, this European-style retreat places visitors in an enviable location, with easy access to iconic city landmarks and shopping streets. The decor is reminiscent of 1930s Paris, with a calming beige color palette and marble trimmings. But keep in mind, there are modern accouterments here, too, such as HD televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi and a panel that controls lighting, temperature and the room shades. The elegance extends to the stylish Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, which boasts delectable French fare. In addition to the impeccable cuisine, the gracious staff also earns a nod of approval from recent guests. Most travelers agree: If you're looking for a charming Manhattan oasis, this first-rate hotel is well worth the splurge.
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    Post Ranch Inn
    Big Sur, CA
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    A pristine retreat along the Pacific Ocean less than an hour south of Monterey in Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn is renowned for its rustic atmosphere and indulgent comfort. Guests delight in the views from their guest rooms, gazing at either rising mountains or the expansive seas. The hotel's 39 rooms were designed for utter relaxation – you won't find TVs here, but rather wood-burning fireplaces, private hot tubs and binoculars to help you see more clearly from your personal deck. Should you need your fix of TV, you can head to the library, although the inn's activities should be enough to keep you busy. When visitors are not taking advantage of the on-site amenities – the pools (some of the world's most beautiful), spa, yoga classes and star-gazing excursions, to name a few – they are appreciating the great outdoors on local hikes or watching the sun set over nearby Pfeiffer Beach. No matter how you choose to spend your stay, previous visitors insist that a meal at Sierra Mar must work its way into your schedule.
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    Windsor Court Hotel
    New Orleans, LA
    1 mile to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Windsor Court Hotel, which underwent a $15 million renovation in 2018, is beloved by New Orleans travelers for a variety of reasons. The view of the Mississippi River, as seen from the higher-up balconies or bay windows, is impressive and the kind and courteous staff members go above and beyond in customer service, according to visitors. That's not to mention the delicious and refined Southern eats served in The Grill Room. Other nice features include Polo Club Lounge's live contemporary jazz performances five nights a week and the housekeeping staff's twice-daily room cleaning. Rooms come equipped with a blend of English and French decor, Italian marble baths, minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access. You'll also find a full-service spa, fitness center and rooftop pool at this NOLA favorite. Windsor Court is located on Gravier Street, within walking distance of some of the city's top sites like the National World War II Museum. What's more, members of the I Prefer rewards program can earn points for staying here or redeem them for a free night.
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    Hotel Christopher
    Gustavia
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located on St. Barts' northern coast, Hotel Christopher provides luxury-seekers with an intimate getaway. Each of the 42 guest rooms and suites features neutral decor with pops of bright orange throughout and comes outfitted with a private terrace, free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a minibar and Sisley toiletries. Previous visitors said they left this Preferred LVX hotel feeling completely relaxed as a result of the property's isolated location. High-end amenities like the full-service Sisley Spa and the stunning seaside infinity pool are bound to help you unwind, while the two on-site dining venues, Christo Lounge Restaurant and Mango Beach Club, are sure to satiate your appetite after a long day of swimming, sailing, hiking or lounging. Although most past guests heaped praise on both eateries, a few desired tastier (and less expensive) options and faster service. To save some coin while staying here, members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can use reward certificates to cover the cost of their rooms.

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