February 02, 2021

U.S. News Announces 2021 Best Hotels Rankings

Eleventh annual list recognizes the leading hotels during a trying year for the industry.

U.S. News & World Report announced the Best Hotels rankings, which evaluate more than 30,000 luxury hotels and resorts across the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Even though global travel remains limited, these hotels continue to operate at the top of their class for luxury and hospitality – a recognition made more meaningful during these challenging times.

"The travel industry has faced numerous challenges over the past year, emphasizing the need to support and recognize hotels that continue to maintain exemplary standards," said Zach Watson, travel editor at U.S. News. "This year's list offers a reliable guide for travelers to use when planning their next getaway, whether that's in a few months or next year."

Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Hawaii is the No. 1 Best Hotel in the USA, impressing both experts and travelers with its numerous amenities, ranging from picturesque pools and a world-class golf course to daily activities like sailing, beachfront yoga and cultural tours. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, follows at No. 2 and The Peninsula Chicago at No. 3. These hotels stand out due to their exceptional customer service, well-maintained grounds, luxuriously comfortable accommodations and wealth of on-site amenities.

"The Best Hotels in the USA guide offers information on everything from room amenities to pool and spa features, allowing people itching to get out of their home offices and explore the country to begin planning for their next staycation or vacation when they feel comfortable," said Watson.

Travelers hoping to make the outdoors a focus of any future vacations (think: sprawling beaches, scenic mountains and wide-open spaces) should consult the Best All-Inclusive Resorts and Best Resorts rankings. The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico and Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean lists provide a road map for anyone dreaming of sipping a margarita on a white sand beach, but struggling to parse through convoluted meal plans and vacation packages. Meanwhile, the Best Resorts in the USA and Best Resorts in Canada lists feature world-class properties offering everything from hiking and skiing trails to beaches, pools and water parks.

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France in St. Barts is the Best Hotel in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Jade Mountain in St. Lucia maintains the top spot as the Best All-Inclusive Resort in the Caribbean, thanks to its tasty on-site cuisine and varied meal plan options, in addition to its three-walled "sanctuaries," or rooms, which offer sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons.

For the Best Hotels in Mexico, Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen takes the top spot, while Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, known for its excellent customer service, gourmet cuisine and revitalizing spa services, is the Best All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico.

The Ritz-Carlton Montréal earns recognition as the Best Hotel in Canada, and Rosewood Bermuda ranks No. 1 on this year's Best Hotels in Bermuda list. Le Bristol Paris, up from No. 3, came in as the No. 1 Best Hotel in Europe and is celebrated by guests for its Parisian-style rooms and the staff's attention to detail.

2021 U.S. News Best Hotels Rankings

In the USA

  1. Four Seasons Resort Lanai
  2. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
  3. The Peninsula Chicago
  4. The Beverly Hills Hotel
  5. The Langham, Chicago
  6. Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
  7. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  8. The Jefferson, Washington, DC
  9. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
  10. The Inn & Club at Harbour Town - The Sea Pines Resort
  11. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
  12. The Little Nell
  13. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
  14. Hotel Bel-Air
  15. The Peninsula Beverly Hills
  16. Wentworth Mansion
  17. The Peninsula New York
  18. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  19. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
  20. Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  21. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
  22. Twin Farms
  23. Hotel Emma
  24. Montage Kapalua Bay
  25. Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

In Canada

  1. Ritz-Carlton Montréal
  2. Rosewood Hotel Georgia
  3. Fogo Island Inn
  4. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
  5. Fairmont Pacific Rim

In Mexico

  1. Rosewood Mayakoba
  2. One&Only Palmilla
  3. Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
  4. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
  5. Montage Los Cabos

In the Caribbean

  1. Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
  2. Eden Rock – St Barths
  3. Belmond Cap Juluca
  4. Jade Mountain
  5. Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

In Bermuda

  1. Rosewood Bermuda
  2. Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club
  3. The Loren at Pink Beach
  4. Fairmont Southampton
  5. Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

In Europe

  1. Le Bristol Paris
  2. Hotel de la Ville, A Rocco Forte Hotel
  3. Badrutt's Palace Hotel
  4. Ashford Castle
  5. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

Best Resorts in the US

  1. Four Seasons Resort Lanai
  2. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
  3. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  4. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
  5. The Inn & Club at Harbour Town - The Sea Pines Resort
  6. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
  7. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  8. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
  9. Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  10. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
  11. Twin Farms
  12. Montage Kapalua Bay
  13. The Breakers Palm Beach
  14. The Cloister at Sea Island
  15. The Broadmoor
  16. Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection
  17. Montage Palmetto Bluff
  18. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
  19. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
  20. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
  21. Halekulani
  22. The Kahala Hotel & Resort
  23. Hotel Wailea
  24. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
  25. Montage Laguna Beach

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