The 10 Best Hotels In America, According to U.S. News & World Report

The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel.

The best hotel in America? Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Lanai, Hawaii.

This is according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its 11th annual best hotels ranking.

Peninsula Chicago Pool
Peninsula Chicago pool

Take a look at the 10 best hotels in America, according to U.S. News & World Report.

  1. Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Lanai, Hawaii
  2. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach, Miami, Florida
  3. The Peninsula Chicago, Chicago Illinois
  4. The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles California
  5. The Langham, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  6. Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC, Washington DC
  7. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
  8. The Jefferson, Washington DC
  9. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, San Diego California
  10. The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, Hilton Head, South Carolina

Some interesting notes and key findings:

Two hotels in Hawaii, two hotels in Chicago, two hotels in California, and two hotels in Washington DC made the top 10 hotels in America list.

Chicago skyline

New York City, which is known to have some of the top rated hotels in the country, did not make the list for best hotels in America.

There were no hotels in the central region of America or New England that made the list.

Half of the hotels on the list are resorts.

U.S. News is the only organization to evaluate hotels by taking into account the aggregate opinion of published travel experts through industry awards and the overall customer satisfaction expressed in online guest reviews, according to U.S. News.

The highest-ranking hotels are typically those that both experts and users recognize for their exceptional quality. U.S. News did not include COVID-19 data in the rankings, though several of the major industry awards factored into the rankings take property cleanliness into account. For information on the methodology to rank the best hotels in America, click here.

Peninsula Chicago
Pet friendly Peninsula Chicago.

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