U.S. News & World Report released its 2020 Best Hotels rankings, from tranquil boutique hotels on the beach to luxurious city high-rises.
Hawaii's Four Seasons Resort Lanai came in as the No. 1 Best Hotel in the U.S., thanks to an idyllic setting and countless amenities, ranging from sunset yoga to a world-class golf course. The Langham, Chicago follows at No. 2 and The Peninsula Chicago at No. 3, ranking highly due to consistent stellar service, memorable on-site amenities and extraordinary accommodations.
A Hawaiian Island paradise at Four Seasons Resort Lanai.
Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico was named as the Best Hotel in the Caribbean, following an extensive renovation that brought updates to the property’s rooms, restaurants, spa and landscape. Jade Mountain in St. Lucia ranked second for three-walled “sanctuaries,” rooms that offer incredible views of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons.
The Langham, Chicago, opened in 2013, was ranked the No. 2 Best Hotel in the U.S.
For the Best Hotel in Mexico, One&Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas took the top spot, receiving praise from recent guests for their top-notch restaurants and panoramic views. The Fairmont Pacific Rim earned the Best Hotel in Canada recognition. La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa remains the No. 1 Best Hotel in Europe for the second consecutive year.
Views of the Pitons Jade Mountain in St. Lucia. Photo: Jade Mountain
U.S. News & World Report combines top industry awards with hotel star ratings and guest reviews to determine the rankings; and evaluates more than 30,000 luxury hotels and resorts across the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Since the publication’s inaugural ranking in 2011, only 41 properties have consistently placed in the top 10% in the U.S., earning a gold badge. These range from brand-backed properties like the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago and The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park to smaller, more intimate hotels like The Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, South Carolina.
La Réserve Paris once again came in first place. Photo: Michel Reybier
Here is the complete 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels ranking:
1. Four Seasons Resort Lanai
2. The Langham, Chicago
3. The Peninsula Chicago
4. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
5. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
1. Fairmont Pacific Rim
2. Rosewood Hotel Georgia
3. Wickaninnish Inn
4. Auberge Saint-Antoine
5. Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
1. One&Only Palmilla
2. Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
3. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort
4. Rosewood Mayakoba
5. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
1. La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa
2. The Lanesborough
3. The Connaught
4. Grand Hotel Tremezzo
5. The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
1. Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
2. Jade Mountain
3. Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
4. Tortuga Bay
5. Round Hill Hotel and Villas