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Map: The 50 Best Hotels in the USA
See which hotels U.S. News ranked as the best in the country for 2016.
When a large chunk of your vacation budget is devoted to lodging, you want to make sure you pick the right property. However, figuring out the best hotel to suit your needs can be a tall order – especially with so many options out there. In order to determine which hotels offer the best experiences, amenities and accommodations, U.S. News & World Report evaluated 1,775 hotels using a comprehensive methodology that factors in the awards and recognition a hotel receives from industry experts, as well as overall traveler satisfaction.
Some popular metro areas, such as New York City, consistently boast high concentrations of top-ranking hotels while other destinations like Las Vegas have seen an increase in top-ranking properties because of their appeal to both leisure and business travelers.
Off-the-beaten-path destinations, such as small towns in South Carolina and communities along the coast of Oregon, are home to more intimate but equally luxurious options. This includes the No. 1 Best Hotel in the USA for 2016, The Lodge at Sea Island, which is located on a small island in Georgia, about halfway between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida.
Use the map below to find out more about which hotels made the cut and start planning your next vacation. And to see the full rankings, visit the Best Hotels in the USA page.
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