U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the Best Hotels rankings, which evaluate more than 35,000 hotels and resorts across the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. While some global travel remains limited, these hotels continue to provide top-of-the-line amenities and hospitality for travelers looking to plan ahead.
“The travel industry has faced many disruptions over the past two years, highlighting the need to support and recognize hotels that continue to maintain excellent standards,” said Zach Watson, senior travel editor at U.S. News. “The 2022 Best Hotels rankings offer a dependable guide for travelers to use when organizing their next trip, whether that’s in a few weeks or later in the year.”
The Peninsula Chicago is the No. 1 Best Hotel in the USA, impressing experts and guests with its luxurious on-site offerings, including The Peninsula Spa and Shanghai Terrace restaurant, and afternoon tea in the lobby. The hotel’s bright, modern guest rooms invite guests to wind down while looking out over Chicago. Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui follows at No. 2 and Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, comes in at No. 3. These hotels stand out due to their exceptional customer service, well-maintained grounds, comfortable accommodations, and a variety of on-site amenities.
Editor’s Note: Those who travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before traveling.
Travelers who are planning to make fresh air and outdoor activities the focus of their future vacation should look to the Best All-Inclusive Resorts and Best Resorts rankings. For the first time, select qualifying 3.5-star properties have been added to the hotels, resorts, and all-inclusive resorts ranking lists in Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. This provides more options for everyone dreaming of a more affordable white sand beach vacation. For those who want to lounge by a pool while sipping on a piña colada but struggle to make sense of complicated vacation packages, the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico and the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean provide great guides for one-stop destinations.
“The Best Resorts and Best All-Inclusive Resorts lists offer information on everything from the number of pools and restaurants on-site to the daily activities available and nightly resort fees (if applicable). The easily accessible information allows travelers to fully enjoy these luxurious resorts without spending months planning,” said Watson.
U.S. News scores hotels using a methodology that combines each hotel’s industry awards with its star rating and guest sentiment. U.S. News did not include COVID-19 data in the rankings, and some hotels and resorts may be currently offering different or modified services and amenities. However, several of the major industry awards factored into the rankings take property cleanliness into account. The U.S. News Travel team also offers information on where Americans can travel, and what to do amid a flight cancellation. These rankings are part of U.S. News Travel, which also evaluates the Best Vacations, Best Cruise Lines, and Best Travel Rewards Programs.
- The Peninsula Chicago
- Montage Kapalua Bay
- Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
- Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
- Hotel Bel-Air
- Rosewood Hotel Georgia
- The Ritz-Carlton, Montréal
- Fairmont Pacific Rim
- Auberge Saint-Antoine
- Fogo Island Inn
- Montage Los Cabos
- Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
- Rosewood Mayakoba
- Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
- One&Only Palmilla
- Eden Rock – St. Barths
- Jade Mountain Resort
- Belmond Cap Juluca
- Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts
- Eden Roc at Cap Cana
- Rosewood Bermuda
- Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club
- Royal Palms Hotel
- Fairmont Southampton
- Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa
- Le Bristol Paris
- La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa
- The Milestone Hotel & Residences
- Ashford Castle
- Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
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