The Best Hotels rankings covering over 35,000 hotels and resorts across the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean, were released today by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice. While some international travel is still restricted, these hotels continue to offer top-of-the-line amenities and hospitality to those who prepare 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.”
According to experts and guests, the Peninsula Chicago is the best hotel in the United States, thanks to its lavish on-site amenities, such as The Peninsula Spa and Shanghai Terrace restaurant, and afternoon tea in the lobby. Guests can unwind in the hotel’s bright, modern guest suites while looking out over Chicago.
No. 2 is the Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui, and No. 3 is the Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. These hotels are distinguished by their excellent customer service, well-kept grounds, pleasant accommodations, and a wide range of on-site services.
The Best All-Inclusive Resorts and Best Resorts rankings are ideal for travelers who want to spend their next holiday on fresh air and outdoor activities. Select qualified 3.5-star properties have been added to the ranking lists of hotels, resorts, and all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean for the first time, providing more options for those looking for a more economical white sand beach holiday.
The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico and the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean are wonderful choices for one-stop locations for folks who want to laze by a pool while sipping a pia colada but struggle to make sense of intricate vacation packages.
“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.
Eden Rock, St Barths, is the Best Hotel in the Caribbean and the Best Resort in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, thanks to its outstanding on-site cuisine and numerous meal plan options, Jade Mountain in St. Lucia retains its title as the Best All-Inclusive Resort in the Caribbean. Three-walled “sanctuaries,” or guest rooms, on Jade Mountain provide 15-foot ceilings, tropical wood furnishings, and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons.
Montage Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas is the Best Hotel in Mexico and the Best Resort in Mexico. While Grand Velas Los Cabos is the Best All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico, noted for its exceptional customer service, gourmet cuisine, and lavish spa facilities. The Best Resorts in the United States and Best Resorts in Canada lists include world-class hotels that provide everything from skiing and mountain climbs to family-friendly water parks and pools.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver has been named the Best Hotel in Canada, while Rosewood Bermuda has been named the Best Hotel in Bermuda for the second year in a row. The No. 1 Best Hotel in Europe, Le Bristol Paris, has been praised by customers for its Parisian-style elegance and the staff’s fastidious attention to detail.
U.S. News ranks hotels based on a formula that takes into account industry accolades, star ratings, and guest feedback. COVID-19 data was not included in the rankings by U.S. News, and some hotels and resorts may now provide altered or modified services and amenities. However, property cleanliness is a factor in several of the major industry awards considered in the rankings.
The U.S. News Travel team also has advice on where Americans can travel, where vaccinated tourists can go, and what to do if a flight is cancelled. The Best Vacations, Best Cruise Lines, and Best Travel Rewards Programs are all evaluated by U.S. News Travel, which also ranks the Best Vacations, Best Cruise Lines, and Best Travel Rewards Programs.
2022 U.S. News Best Hotels Rankings
In the USA
- 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
In the Caribbean
- 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
SOURCE U.S. News & World Report
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