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    The Inn & Club at Harbour Town - The Sea Pines Resort
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 659 reviewsTripAdvisor (659)
    Free Parking
    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 659 reviewsTripAdvisor (659)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Wentworth Mansion
    Charleston, SC
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 973 reviewsTripAdvisor (973)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Guests rave about Wentworth Mansion, applauding its long-standing commitment to the building's history and its ability to deliver on contemporary luxury. Constructed in the late 1800s, the Wentworth Mansion exudes old-world charm, meaning it's also the perfect Charleston home base for history buffs. Lodgers particularly praise the elegant decor, fantastic customer service, on-site spa, evening brandies and sherries, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Rooms include spacious bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, fireplaces or outside porches and, in some suites, sunrooms. Though guests say the rooms and overall atmosphere are relaxing, they note that the luxury doesn't come cheap. However, its location is another feather in its cap; The Battery is nearby, as is the South Carolina Aquarium. Also, keep in mind that this hotel is a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which means that members of the INVITED rewards program can earn and redeem points here.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 973 reviewsTripAdvisor (973)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Little Nell
    Aspen, CO
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    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 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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    Heathman Hotel
    Portland, OR
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 63 reviewsTripAdvisor (63)
    Free WiFi

    Although the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland does have some shortcomings (like expensive parking), guests willingly submit to its overall elegant atmosphere and excellent service staff. The hotel's stellar ambiance includes a 2,700-volume library, coffee served in French presses and the Headwaters Restaurant, which serves up delicious regional food. Guests gush about the tasteful furnishings in the lobby, along with modern decor in their rooms. Aside from the beds, you'll find your accommodations equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and in-room coffee makers. 

    Portland, OR
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 63 reviewsTripAdvisor (63)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn of the Five Graces
    Santa Fe, NM
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    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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    Bardessono
    Yountville, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1393 reviewsTripAdvisor (1393)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Visitors are impressed with the Bardessono's environmental stewardship, daring architecture and exceptional service. This LEED Platinum Certified hotel in Yountville, California, is dedicated to protecting the environment while providing a luxury experience for guests. Accommodations are heated and cooled using an underground geothermal system, while rooftop solar panels keep the lights on. Visitors are certainly respectful of Bardessono's mission, but they're more vocal about the property's deluxe amenities, praising the guest rooms' huge bathrooms and modern technology. The on-site spa and outdoor pool are also popular features, and many visitors are quick to praise the personalized customer service. Don't miss eating at the traveler-recommended Lucy Restaurant & Bar, which serves up seasonal, locally sourced cuisine and an extensive list of wines.

    Yountville, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1393 reviewsTripAdvisor (1393)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection
    Rutherford, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated in the quiet town of Rutherford in Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil beautifully showcases the area's stunning vistas. But there's more than scenery to boast about here. This Auberge property also offers a well-equipped fitness center and spa, and you can arrange additional off-site activities, such as hot air balloon rides and golf outings, through the concierge. Should you prefer to stick around the resort, you can lounge away the hours by the pool, tour the Aerena Sculpture Garden or enjoy some private meditation in La Pagode. Foodies adore the gourmet meals served at the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and expert wine pairings. For a more relaxed atmosphere, you can grab a bite to eat at the Bistro & Bar. At the end of the day, luxury-seekers love the spacious guest rooms, which boast private balconies or terraces, fireplaces, as well as contemporary artwork and bath oils and candles for the room's soaking tubs. But keep in mind that a stay at this bit of heaven on earthas it is often described by visitorsdoesn't come cheap.

    Rutherford, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Lowell Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 382 reviewsTripAdvisor (382)
    Free WiFi

    Perched on the Upper East Side just a couple of blocks from Fifth Avenue's sleek storefronts, The Lowell Hotel New York provides travelers with easy access to iconic city attractions and venerable department stores. But that's not the only reason recent guests adore this stylish boutique. The Lowell exudes a serene, elegant ambiance, further enhanced by its calming gold, cream and white color scheme. By New York standards, The Lowell is small (74 rooms and suites); however, many previous travelers call the hotel's quiet, cozy atmosphere the perfect retreat from the buzzing city blocks. Accommodations come appointed with luxurious extras, such as down comforters, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access – all major perks, according to previous visitors. The refreshing afternoon teatime, complete with Devonshire cream-topped scones and finger sandwiches, takes place in the second-floor Pembroke Room and also earns a nod of approval from recent guests. Keep in mind, Leaders Club members can earn or redeem perks here.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 382 reviewsTripAdvisor (382)
    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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    The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel
    New York, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1318 reviewsTripAdvisor (1318)
    Free WiFi

    This historical Luxury Collection hotel prides itself on blending art deco accents with modern-day accouterments like an on-site Red Door Spa and fitness lounge. Originally built in 1905, the 76-room hotel was renovated in 2010 by architect Thierry Despont. Inside the guest rooms and suites, guests will find 400-thread-count linens, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access and rainfall showerheads – all excellent perks, according to recent visitors. Some suites even boast private terraces with New York City views. Plus this five-star hotel earns high marks from travelers for its prime midtown Manhattan location, just steps away from Rockefeller Center, Bryant ParkBroadway and Fifth Avenue. Recent patrons also praised the lively Lambs Club Restaurant & Bar; the hotel's intimate dining establishment has played host to a long list of celebrities and bigwigs, including Fred Astaire and Charlie Chaplin. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1318 reviewsTripAdvisor (1318)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Sebastian – Vail, A Timbers Resort
    Vail, CO
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 906 reviewsTripAdvisor (906)
    Free WiFi

    The Sebastian – Vail, A Timbers Resort has makes a good impression among boutique hotel fans, with many recent guests saying that the customer service is some of the best they've ever experienced. While this Preferred LVX hotel strives to maintain the ambiance of a classic ski lodge, recent visitors love the trendy atmosphere found in both the Leonora restaurant and Frost, the hotel bar. Many visitors also compliment The Sebastian on its common areas, like the outdoor fire pit and the library, as well as its updated rooms. Accommodations house all the luxury amenities you'll need, including a flat-panel TV and 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Travelers in need of a little more space should book one of the residential suites, each of which is equipped with a full kitchen, a dining area and a gas fireplace. And if you're in need of some extra pampering, you can make an appointment at Bloom Spa, which offers a full menu of massages and skin treatments. There is an expensive daily resort fee here; however, it includes a number of five-star services, such as a ski valet, kids amenities, and access to Wi-Fi and the on-site fitness center. 

    Vail, CO
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 906 reviewsTripAdvisor (906)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection
    Calistoga, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 845 reviewsTripAdvisor (845)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    When you can simply borrow a Mercedes-Benz for an afternoon drive through wine country at no extra cost, you know you're experiencing the epitome of luxury. Here at Calistoga Ranch in northern Napa Valley, guests rejoice in luxury amenities that include the Mercedes-Benz Drive Program, a private lake, a private wine cave and more. And when they need a little rest and relaxation, visitors head to Calistoga's spa for outdoor lakeside treatments or a dip in the on-site mineral pool. If your interests lie more in gastronomy, head to The Lakehouse where vino makes the perfect accompaniment to the restaurant's California cuisine. Travelers say they relish the privacy and comfort offered in this Auberge resort's free-standing guest accommodations, which feature fireplaces, private decks and outdoor rain showers, not to mention floor-to-ceiling windows and warm, wooden decor.

    Calistoga, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 845 reviewsTripAdvisor (845)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
    Nantucket, MA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 978 reviewsTripAdvisor (978)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway in Nantucket, consider The Nantucket Hotel & Resort. Recent visitors raved about the amount of kid-friendly amenities offered by the property, as well as the warm, welcoming staff. In addition to supervised day and evening programs for children, the hotel also provides bicycle rentals, two outdoor heated pools (one that's solely reserved for adults) and family portrait sessions from a local photographer (some activities and amenities cost extra). Lodgers reported that the on-site Breeze Restaurant was also kid-appropriate, with a separate menu just for picky eaters. If you'd rather dine off the resort, you'll find a variety of options within walking distance thanks to the hotel's central location in downtown Nantucket, just a half-mile west of Brant Point Lighthouse. The property is also within walking distance of the ferry docks and is less than a mile from Jetties Beach (the hotel offers complimentary NRTA Wave shuttle tickets to the beach). Rooms are equally family-oriented, with some suites accommodating up to 15 guests. Accommodations are equipped with Frette linens, iHome radios, coffee makers, TVs with DVD players and beach towels and chairs. What's more, resort guests are granted access to the Nantucket Club (located on-site), which houses a gym and spa and offers yoga and fitness classes.

    Nantucket, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 978 reviewsTripAdvisor (978)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn at Little Washington
    Washington, VA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    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