50 Best Hotels in the USA 2015

By Erin K. Shields, Staff WriterJan. 27, 2015
By Erin K. Shields, Staff WriterJan. 27, 2015, at 9:37 a.m.
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50. The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

50. The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale does not disappoint. The hotel's modern decor is accented by art deco touches, the lobby is crafted out of gorgeous marble and private balconies adjoin every guest room. Read more »
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49. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

49. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Naples, Florida
This Ritz is a clear guest favorite. Travelers find its luxurious amenities and attentive staff to be in a class all of its own, even when compared with other five-stars. Read more »
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50. The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale does not disappoint. The hotel's modern decor is accented by art deco touches, the lobby is crafted out of gorgeous marble and private balconies adjoin every guest room. Read more »
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49. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Naples, Florida
This Ritz is a clear guest favorite. Travelers find its luxurious amenities and attentive staff to be in a class all of its own, even when compared with other five-stars. Read more »
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48. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Truckee, California
Sweeping mountain vistas and rustic furnishings are just two of the many reasons why guests are drawn to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Read more »
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47. The St. Regis Atlanta

Atlanta
According to recent guests, it's the wide variety of amenities coupled with excellent customer service that make this St. Regis one of their favorite hotels in Atlanta. Read more »
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46. The Hay-Adams

Washington, D.C.
Perched on the edge of Lafayette Square, The Hay-Adams boasts a spectacular vantage point of the White House and the National Mall. Here, guests are greeted by head-to-toe period decor; the lobby is decked out in rich wooden paneling and marble floors, while guest rooms feature neutral tones with elegant bedspreads. Read more »
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45. Hotel Bel-Air

Los Angeles
A member of the esteemed Dorchester Hotel collection, Hotel Bel-Air offers Los Angeles lodgers a taste of respite and romance within easy commuting distance of big city sights. Read more »
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44. CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort

San Martin, California
Recent visitors say that CordeValle — located just 30 miles southeast of downtown San Jose, California — serves as an indulgent retreat from Silicon Valley. The isolated setting wins over guests with its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains foothills. Read more »
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43. Montage Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, California
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. Read more »
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42. The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Cary, North Carolina
Sitting just off Interstate 40 about 9 miles northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina, The Umstead Hotel and Spa strives to provide guests with a sense of tranquility. Read more »
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41. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

New York City
This stylish Ritz rises above Central Park's south side, beckoning to luxury-seekers in search of a prime midtown Manhattan location paired with impeccable customer service. Read more »
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40. The Peninsula New York

New York City
Midtown Manhattan's golden Peninsula calls itself a "cocoon of peace and quiet" amid the fray on Fifth Avenue. Read more »
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39. Thompson Chicago

Chicago
The Thompson Chicago sits in the Near North Side neighborhood, one block back from Michigan Avenue near the Oak Street Beach and close to many attractions and restaurants. Recent guests loved the location of the Thompson and all agree the decor in the lobby, including the large fireplace with a library feel, strike a nice balance between refined and homey. Read more »
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38. Casa Palmero

Pebble Beach, California
The smallest and most intimate of the Pebble Beach Resorts, Casa Palmero is an exquisite, 24-room property along the first and second fairways of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Read more »
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37. Old Edwards Inn and Spa

Highlands, North Carolina
Nestled amid the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, the Old Edwards Inn and Spa evokes a European lodge, complete with an exposed stone and brick façade, cozy fireplaces and Victorian-era furnishings. Read more »
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36. Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

Teton Village, Wyoming
With Jackson Hole increasingly becoming a popular luxury vacation spot, it should come as no surprise that you'll find a Four Seasons here. This sprawling resort, enclosed within the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort complex in Teton Village, offers opportunities for golfing, hiking and whitewater rafting; plus, the slopes are just steps from the lobby doors. Read more »
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35. Auberge du Soleil

Rutherford, California
Situated in the quiet town of Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil beautifully showcases the area's stunning vistas. Read more »
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34. The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, California
A favorite among professional and leisure travelers alike, this luxury hotel has an inside edge on other hotels by truly coddling its guests. Read more »
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33. Stein Eriksen Lodge

Park City, Utah
Just south of Park City, this hotel plays up its role as a ski haven with large stone fireplaces and old-fashioned leather furniture. Read more »
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32. Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Washington, D.C.
The Four Seasons' enviable location — perched on the edge of Rock Creek Park in D.C.'s chic Georgetown neighborhood — grants beautiful views of the park and easy access to some of the city's most popular attractions, including the Lincoln Memorial. Read more »
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31. The Lodge at Torrey Pines

La Jolla, California
If you like hiking, golfing, swimming and sunning, you might be interested in booking a stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Here you'll have the state park to the north and the La Jolla beaches to the south. Read more »
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30. lumière telluride

Telluride, Colorado
Nestled at the base of the Telluride Ski Resort in Mountain Village, lumière telluride makes a great home base for both winter and summer visitors. Read more »
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28. Tu Tu' Tun Lodge

Gold Beach, Oregon
Standing on the banks of the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon, the Tu Tu' Tun Lodge offers a comfortable, out-of-the-way stay. Read more »
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29. The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington DC

Washington, D.C.
If you're looking for crème de la crème of D.C. digs, recent guests say you can't go wrong with this Ritz-Carlton. Read more »
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27. Montage Deer Valley

Park City, Utah
Sitting about 4 miles south of Park City, Utah, in Deer Valley, this massive resort places powder hounds right next to the slopes of Wasatch Mountain. Read more »
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26. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

New York City
This refined Rosewood property is the epitome of 1930s art deco. Most recent visitors praise this hotel's white-gloved service staff and overall Old World elegance. Read more »

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25. The Lodge and Cottages at Primland

Meadows of Dan, Virginia
The Lodge and Cottages at Primland is set on 12,000 acres amid the Blue Mountains in southern Virginia, about 60 miles south of Roanoke. Read more »
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24. The Inn at Little Washington

Washington, Virginia
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. Read more »

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23. Wentworth Mansion

Charleston, South Carolina
Recent guests rave about Wentworth Mansion, applauding its long-standing commitment to the building's 126-year history and its ability to deliver on contemporary luxury. Read more »
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22. The Little Nell

Aspen, Colorado
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. Read more »

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21. Bardessono

Yountville, California
Visitors are most 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. Read more »
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20. Capital Hotel

Little Rock, Arkansas
More than one Little Rock visitor describes the historic Capital Hotel as much nicer than its bargain room rates indicate. Read more »
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19. Triple Creek Ranch

Darby, Montana
The Triple Creek Ranch — located in the small, western Montana town of Darby — boasts an atmosphere that caters specifically to lovebirds. This adults-only resort features 12 different types of private cabins, each of which sports a wood-burning fireplace, king-sized bed and easy access to hot tubs. Read more »

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18. Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown

Washington, D.C.
The first — and so far only — Capella property in the USA, the Capella Washington, D.C. stands along the C&O Canal just steps from Georgetown's shops and restaurants. Read more »
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17. The Inn of the Five Graces

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Unlike the other Santa Fe hotels, 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. Read more »
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16. SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand

Las Vegas
First off, we should note that staying at SKYLOFTS could set you back thousands of dollars. Still, recent travelers have really enjoyed the pampering they received in the ultra-luxurious, loft-style accommodations. Read more »

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15. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Nestled in the heart of the Strip, this member of the Mandarin Oriental clan doesn't feature a casino on the property. And with only 392 guest rooms and suites, this hotel is practically a boutique compared to the Strip's monumental towers. But guests love the Mandarin Oriental's quiet and classy atmosphere. Read more »

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14. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Wailea, Hawaii
At the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, visitors are impressed by the beautiful setting and ample amenities. Read more »
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13. Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Chicago
This fashionable hotel on East Walton gathers acclaim from recent guests for its elegant design and prime location in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Read more »
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12. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu

Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Just northeast of Kekaha Kai State Park, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu is one of the most luxurious resorts on the Big Island. Read more »
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11. Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort

Calistoga, California
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. Read more »
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10. The Jefferson, Washington DC

Washington, D.C.
The Jefferson 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. Read more »
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9. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Chicago
Previous lodgers rave about this North Michigan Avenue hotel's refinement and its unbeatable location. Sitting just steps from The Magnificent Mile, the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is central to all of the city's best restaurants, shops and nightlife. Read more »
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8. The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician

Scottsdale, Arizona
Situated at the base of Camelback Mountain, this offshoot of The Phoenician offers spectacular views at every turn. Read more »
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7. The Grand Del Mar

San Diego
About 20 miles north of central San Diego in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, The Grand Del Mar offers coastal California visitors a hearty helping of luxury from the moment they enter the marble lobby. Read more »
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6. The Langham, Chicago

Chicago
Situated on the banks of the Chicago River and less than a mile from the shopping on the Magnificent Mile, the Langham, Chicago is a hit with travelers. Open since September 2013, the hotel impresses guests with its attentive service, quiet location and river views. Read more »
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5. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Seattle
Sitting about a block from the waterfront in downtown Seattle, the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is sleek and polished with a few touches inspired by the region. Read more »
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4. The Allison Inn & Spa

Newberg, Oregon
About 25 miles southwest of downtown Portland, The Allison Inn & Spa offers the perfect retreat from urban life; the property hosts acres of lush gardens and vineyards ready to be explored. Read more »

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3. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort

Bluffton, South Carolina
Some see Bluffton, South Carolina, as the gateway into Hilton Head Island, which is just 8 miles farther east. But this quaint town is also rife with opportunities to explore the South Carolina Lowcountry. And for recent visitors, there's no better place to make your home base than the alluring Inn at Palmetto Bluff. Read more »

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2. The Lodge at Sea Island

Sea Island, Georgia
According to recent guests, The Lodge at Sea Island is Southern luxury at its finest. While staying here, travelers will have access to championship golf courses and six restaurants, not to mention the Flip Flop Bistro food truck. Read more »
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1. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Santa Fe, California
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. Read more »
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