U.S. News & World Report Reveals the 2016 Best Hotels

The Lodge at Sea Island in Georgia is the Best Hotel in the USA

Jan 28, 2016, 00:01 ET from U.S. News & World Report

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today announced the 2016 Best Hotels. The rankings are based on thousands of independent reviews from individuals and travel industry experts worldwide and evaluate over 2,500 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

"A great hotel can make your vacation, but travelers don't have to waste time searching for the perfect accommodations," said Erin Shields, travel editor for U.S. News. "The hotels on our list are adored by both travelers and expert reviewers for their high-quality amenities, comfortable rooms and exceptional services."

The Lodge at Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia, is named the No. 1 Best Hotel in the USA, followed by The Jefferson, Washington, DC, and ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas, a new addition to the top 10 Best Hotels in the USA. Other new additions to the top 10 list are Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu in Hawaii; The Peninsula Beverly Hills; Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; Waldorf Astoria Chicago; and Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, California.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is the No. 1 Best Hotel in the Caribbean. Rosewood Mayakoba takes the top spot in the Best Hotels in Mexico rankings. For the third year in a row, the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal is the No. 1 Best Hotel in Canada.

The 2016 Best Hotels includes destination-specific rankings for hundreds of popular cities and vacation spots, from Las Vegas and Maui to Turks and Caicos and Puerto Rico. New York City has the most highly ranked hotels among U.S. cities, followed by Las Vegas and Chicago. New content and detailed hotel profiles allow travelers to search for hotels in the U.S. based on specific preferences, such as a pool, a fitness center or pet-friendly accommodations. A Best Hotels by Brand list is also available for travelers seeking brand-backed hotels.

The Best Hotels methodology combines a hotel's industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings. U.S. News scored luxury hotels, identifying the top 10 percent in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with Gold badges and the top 30 percent within specific markets with Silver badges.

The 2016 U.S. News Best Hotels

See the full list of the Best Hotels online

Best Hotels in the USA 

Best Hotels in the Caribbean

1. The Lodge at Sea Island

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

2. The Jefferson, Washington, DC

2. Jamaica Inn

3. ARIA Sky Suites

3. Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

4. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu  

4. Tortuga Bay

5. The Peninsula Beverly Hills

5. Jade Mountain 

Best Hotels in Canada

Best Hotels in Mexico

1. Ritz-Carlton, Montreal 

1. Rosewood Mayakoba

2. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

2. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

3. Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto

3. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos

4. Rosewood Hotel Georgia

4. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort

5. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

5. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

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About U.S. News & World Report
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