WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today announced the Best Hotels of 2015. The fifth annual rankings feature 2,558 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences.
"We're taking the guesswork out of finding a great hotel," said Erin Shields, travel editor for U.S. News. "The Best Hotels of 2015 represent the top properties recognized by experts and travelers alike for their exemplary service, ample amenities and comfortable accommodations."
California has the most ranked hotels in the United States, with Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, California, named the No. 1 hotel in the country. New York City, followed by Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami Beach have the highest concentration of ranked hotels among U.S. cities. New additions to the top 10 Best Hotels in the USA list are The Langham, Chicago, The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago and The Jefferson, Washington DC.
Eden Roc at Cap Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is the No.1Best Hotel in the Caribbean. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort takes the top spot on the Best Hotels in Mexico list, and the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal returns for the second year as the No. 1 Best Hotel in Canada.
The Best Hotels of 2015 includes destination-specific lists in hundreds of popular cities and tourist spots, from Miami Beach to Whistler. 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.
U.S. News Best Hotels of 2015 Rankings
*See the full list of the Best Hotels online
Best Hotels in the USA
1. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
2. The Lodge at Sea Island
3. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort
4. The Allison Inn & Spa
5. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Best Hotels in the Caribbean
1. Eden Roc at Cap Cana
2. Tortuga Bay
3. Jamaica Inn
4. Spice Island Beach Resort
5. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club
Best Hotels in Canada
1. Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
2. Rosewood Hotel Georgia
3. Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto
4. Fairmont Pacific Rim
5. Auberge Saint-Antoine
Best Hotels in Mexico
1. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort
2. Rosewood Mayakoba
3. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
4. Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués
5. Capella Ixtapa
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