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With a portfolio of more than 550 exclusive luxury hotels across 63 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 USA, Best Hotels in Europe, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Canada rankings lists. The U.S. News-ranked Relais & Châteaux properties appear below.

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    Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
    Vancouver Island, CA
    #1 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Exclusiveness, luxury and gorgeous backcountry surroundings are just a couple of advantages to staying at this remote compound in Clayoquot Sound on the western coast of Vancouver Island. Accessible only by sea plane or boat from nearby Tofino, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort introduces "glamping" (or glamorous camping) to travelers across the globe. Unwind in one of 25 upscale tents, several of which include en-suite bathrooms with heated floors and indoor/outdoor showers. All accommodations include single Adirondack-style, queen-size and king-size beds. Prices for this lodge, though steep, are all-inclusive (excluding spa treatments). Coastal cuisine from the Cascadia region is on the menu at the resort's restaurant. Recent visitors offer glowing reviews not only for the resort's gastronomy, but also for its accommodations, service and activities. If you're looking to unwind, consider scheduling a treatment at the Healing Grounds Spa. And if you're in the mood for adventure, you'll find an abundance of outdoor pursuits like hiking, fishing, archery and wildlife-watching.

    Vancouver Island, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
    Vancouver
    #2 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2195 reviewsTripAdvisor (2195)
    Free WiFi

    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, flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee machines and more. 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.

    Vancouver
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2195 reviewsTripAdvisor (2195)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Auberge Saint-Antoine
    Québec City, CA
    #3 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2487 reviewsTripAdvisor (2487)
    Free WiFi

    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, coffee 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 Chez Muffy, 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 Bar Artefact, which dishes up small dishes like poutine and grilled cheese. 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.

    Québec City, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2487 reviewsTripAdvisor (2487)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Ballyfin Demesne
    Ballyfin
    #4 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 364 reviewsTripAdvisor (364)

    Ballyfin Demense is a world-renowned hotel, located within a castle-like structure in County Laois, Ireland. It was originally built in the 1820s for Sir Charles Coote and reopened in 2011 as a hotel after years of restoration. The estate's 614 acres are filled with wildlife, gardens, trails and picnic spots. Guests can participate in activities like tennis, boating, horseback riding, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, archery and falconry (some require an additional fee). On-site gardens, along with hens and bees, provide numerous ingredients for the restaurants, and other ingredients are locally sourced from nearby farmers and fishermen. The Cellar Bar has an extensive list of local whiskeys, and regular whiskey tastings are available. The 20 individually decorated guest rooms and suites are filled with period furniture, antiques, complimentary soft drink minibars, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access, Egyptian cotton linens and complimentary laundry services. For a truly memorable stay, reserve the Sir Christopher Coote suite which features 18th-century Chinese wallpaper panels, a separate sitting room, a fireplace and large windows with views of the grounds and lake. Recent guests described the hotel as excellent, especially raving about the white-glove service, palatial grounds and decor. While a stay here is not cheap, many guests said the experience was more than worth it.

    Ballyfin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 364 reviewsTripAdvisor (364)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
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    Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    #5 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 363 reviewsTripAdvisor (363)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    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. This Relais & Châteaux property brims with carefully manicured greenery on top of plenty of amenities and activities to woo any type of traveler. Visitors are complimentary of the respectful, thoughtful staff while guest rooms stun for their aesthetic. Accommodations here 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.

    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 363 reviewsTripAdvisor (363)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Il San Pietro di Positano
    Positano
    #6 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1029 reviewsTripAdvisor (1029)
    Free WiFi

    According to recent travelers, Il San Pietro di Positano's location along the Amalfi Coast is one of its best highlights. Other standout features at this Relais & Châteaux outpost include its private beach, tennis court, semicircle-shaped swimming pool and private yacht, the Joey. Inside the hotel, visitors will find a spa and fitness center, plus an open-kitchen restaurant that offers cooking classes and Zass, a Michelin-starred dining venue that serves up homegrown produce and local flavors alongside panoramic views of Praiano and the Tyrrhenian Sea. When it's time to rest, guests their accommodation, which feature private terraces with Mediterranean vistas, complimentary Wi-Fi access, LCD TVs, seating areas and classic blue, yellow and white decor throughout. Past visitors especially enjoyed their accommodations' beautiful interiors and comfortable beds. Guests also raved about the staff, saying they were attentive and friendly. 

    Positano
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1029 reviewsTripAdvisor (1029)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Wickaninnish Inn
    Tofino
    #7 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1538 reviewsTripAdvisor (1538)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Overlooking an untamed strip of Pacific coast on Vancouver Island (about 195 miles northwest of Victoria), the Wickaninnish Inn is a Relais & Châteaux luxury amid the pines. Guests adore this hotel's rugged setting and isolated locale. All guest rooms boast ocean views, and include balconies, fireplaces, soaker tubs and heated flooring in the bathrooms. Guests can dine on fine, locally-sourced fare at The Pointe Restaurant for Brunch and dinner while the Driftwood Cafe features drinks such as coffee and smoothies, snacks and lunch options. For a bit of relaxation, hotel guests suggest heading to Ancient Cedars Spa, which offers treatments like West Coast Sacred Sea body wraps, or grabbing a drink at sundown at the On The Rocks Bar. 

    Tofino
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1538 reviewsTripAdvisor (1538)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Twin Farms
    Barnard, VT
    #8 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 154 reviewsTripAdvisor (154)
    Free WiFi

    This all-inclusive resort in Barnard, Vermont, wows guests with its tranquil atmosphere, ample amenities and impeccable service. Situated nearly 80 miles southeast of Burlington, Twin Farms sits on 300 forested acres and offers just 20 rooms. Lodgers can explore the adults-only property via the resort's bevy of activities, whether it's downhill skiing on Twin Farms' six groomed trails or canoeing across the on-site Copper Pond. What's more, all activities are covered by the resort's all-inclusive rate, along with a host of other amenities, including all meals and alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi access and evening bonfires with s'mores. Other on-site features include a spa and fitness center, tennis courts and bicycles – perfect for exploring the nearby town of Woodstock. Along with the bountiful activities, reviewers were also impressed with the accommodations, which range from rooms in the Main House to multi-level cottages. No matter which lodging type you choose, you'll find your digs outfitted with at least one fireplace, a fully stocked refrigerator, satellite TV and a selection of games, movies, music and puzzles. While recent visitors raved about the experience of staying at Twin Farms, they also warned that there is a high price to pay for this luxurious seclusion.

    Barnard, VT
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 154 reviewsTripAdvisor (154)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Little Nell
    Aspen, CO
    #9 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 483 reviewsTripAdvisor (483)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting at the base of Aspen Mountain on the southern edge of town, The Little Nell caters to snow junkies with on-site services such as a Ski Concierge team (who can secure everything from lift tickets to ski rentals) and an equipment storage center. However, guests say that the hotel's proximity to powder isn't the only reason to book. The Little Nell's two in-house restaurants  element47 and Ajax Tavern  earn high praise for their artfully prepared plates, and the hotel spa is ideal for post-skiing relaxation. Although you won't be spending much time indoors, you can look forward to resting up in a spacious and inviting guest room, surrounded by warm, soothing cream-colored hues, a gas fireplace, a well-stocked minibar and a flat-screen TV. And, like they do at The Little Nell's sister property, the Ojai Valley Inn in California, recent guests give the customer service two thumbs up, saying that the hotel's employees were some of the nicest they'd ever met.

    Aspen, CO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 483 reviewsTripAdvisor (483)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Yeatman
    Porto
    #10 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2165 reviewsTripAdvisor (2165)
    Free WiFi

    The Yeatman hotel is popular with wine connoisseurs, thanks in part to the property's impressive collection of top Portuguese wines housed within its cellars and wine-centric events like tastings, seminars and wine dinners. The property's 82 individually decorated guest rooms and suites come with private balconies or terraces, traditional Portuguese ceramic tiles, a selection of Portugal- or wine-themed books, free Wi-Fi access and LCD televisions. Select suites feature additional wine-related details like oak barrel beds and photos of local wineries. When you get hungry, recent guests suggested dining at the on-site Michelin-starred restaurant to sample some of the area's seafood and regional specialties. And while some visitors appreciated that there are two on-site infinity pools (one of which sits outside and is shaped like a wine decanter), others weren't impressed with the size of the pools and thought that the hotel should offer chairside towel service. You can find this pet-friendly hotel across the Douro River from downtown Porto.

     

    Porto
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2165 reviewsTripAdvisor (2165)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Manoir Hovey
    North Hatley
    #11 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1362 reviewsTripAdvisor (1362)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Nestled along Lake Massawippi's shores – about 85 miles east of Montreal – Manoir Hovey impresses guests with its luxurious amenities and serene ambiance. Each room comes equipped with L'Occitane toiletries, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso coffee makers, but if you're looking to inspire a little extra romance, spring for a treetops suite outfitted with a king-sized canopy bed and wood-burning fireplace. According to previous guests, swinging in a hammock or taking in the scenery by canoe both make for pleasant ways to while away warmer afternoons. During the winter, you can snowshoe and cross-country ski along neighboring trails. And a meal at Le Hatley Restaurant, which serves locally sourced Quebec fare, is a must-visit according to previous patrons. For a more casual dining experience, head to the Tap Room Pub, which dishes up lighter entrees like burgers. Members of Relais & Châteaux's exclusive Club 5C program may receive extras, such as room upgrades, for staying here.

    North Hatley
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1362 reviewsTripAdvisor (1362)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn of the Five Graces
    Santa Fe, NM
    #12 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 705 reviewsTripAdvisor (705)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Unlike other hotels in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 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 described 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.

    Santa Fe, NM
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 705 reviewsTripAdvisor (705)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Eden Roc at Cap Cana
    Playa Bavaro
    #13 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 592 reviewsTripAdvisor (592)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Eden Roc at Cap Cana prides itself on offering secluded luxury. Tucked inside Cap Cana, one of Punta Cana's most exclusive communities, this Relais & Châteaux outpost offers a long list of sumptuous amenities. Each of the resort's 62 suites features a private pool or ocean views from a private balcony or terrace, high ceilings, complimentary Wi-Fi access and a Nespresso machine. Although past vacationers appreciated the accommodations' spacious layouts, some encountered malfunctioning suite amenities or broken fixtures. Outside the suites, travelers can unwind with a treatment at Solaya Spa or enjoy the Eden Roc Beach Club, a private facility that touts a palm-shaded pool, a barbecue area and a beach bar. For more action, families can visit the children's pool or drop their little ones off at the Koko Kid's Club for games, crafts and more. When it's time to eat, vacationers can head to one of three restaurants. Suite rates cover daily breakfast at Mediterraneo restaurant or BLUE Grill + Bar, and a third eatery, La Palapa, is also available for fresh seafood by the Caribbean Sea.

    Playa Bavaro
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 592 reviewsTripAdvisor (592)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sonora Resort
    Sonora Island
    #14 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 383 reviewsTripAdvisor (383)

    A getaway at this Relais & Chateâux property isn't cheap, but previous guests say the Sonora Resort offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The resort sits on Sonora Island, which is accessible from Vancouver (about 120 miles southeast) by seaplane or water taxi. This part of the Pacific archipelago is famous for its salmon, and Sonora provides everything avid anglers need, including boats, equipment and fishing guides (for a fee). The secluded locale also lends itself to a bevy of other outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking. The accommodations aren't too shabby either: Rooms are spread out across several lodges. Accommodations in the marine lodge extend over the water. For more views, indulge in a treatment at the oceanside Island Currents Spa or a meal at the on-site restaurant, the Tyvee Dining Room (remember: all meals and drinks are included in your nightly rate). Visitors say the service and locally sourced plates are sublime.

    Sonora Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 383 reviewsTripAdvisor (383)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    The Inn at Little Washington
    Washington, VA
    #15 in Best Relais & Châteaux Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 580 reviewsTripAdvisor (580)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    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. Also, keep in mind that accommodations aren't available on Tuesdays. 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.

    Washington, VA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 580 reviewsTripAdvisor (580)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi