The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2021 Part 2

2021-07-05

U.S. News ranked 4,616 top properties for 2021. Check out the 50 best.

40. The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Perched high above the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines appeals to travelers keen on relaxing in style. Guests at this San Diego-area hotel can enjoy priority tee times and golf packages, which may include discounted rounds of golf and treatments at the eco-friendly spa. A pool, a hot tub, a fitness center, a croquet area, fire pits, two California-inspired restaurants and a library with a billiards table and board games complete the offerings at this luxe lodge. As for the accommodations, every room boasts a view of the botanical reserve along with must-have amenities like flat-screen TVs and coffee makers.

39. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples offers so many amenities, guests may never need to set foot off of this Naples, Florida, property. Seven restaurants, serving everything from Italian dishes to sushi bar bites, make for plenty of diverse meals. The nearby championship course promises 18 holes of world-class golf. Two outdoor pools are perfect for family fun, while a third adults-only option is ideal for serious training. At the spa, guests can enjoy a variety of signature treatments and take advantage of facilities like a steam room, a sauna and aqua lounges. The hotel’s oceanside location, beach concierges and plush lounge chairs also make it easy to unwind. For additional relaxation, visitors can retreat to their accommodations, which come outfitted with feather bedding, smart TVs, marble bathrooms and terry cloth robes.

38. The Willard InterContinental

This historic Washington, D.C., property has played host to its fair share of presidents, ambassadors and diplomats since it opened in the early 1800s. The hotel’s classic decor, complete with dark wallpaper and elegant drapery, reminds guests that they are in the presence of history. Though its bones are old, the amenities at The Willard InterContinental are modern. Guest rooms offer pillow-top mattresses, Nespresso machines and marble bathrooms. A designated multimedia studio and a fitness center are both available for use. Chandelier-clad event spaces also come well equipped, offering plenty of room for large meetings and weddings. Plus, this InterContinental-affiliated hotel boasts the French-inspired fine dining establishment Café du Parc, the leather-dressed Round Robin Bar (home of the original mint julep) and a designated space for afternoon tea.

37. Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Upon arrival at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, guests will be awed by the funky chandeliers, colorful murals, gold columns and ever-present pops of red on display throughout the accommodations and shared spaces. Luckily, the hotel is just as convenient as it is extravagant. Amenities include private beach access, as well as a palm tree-lined pool, a fitness center and a theater that hosts cabaret performances. What’s more, guests can sample Argentine cuisine at Los Fuegos By Francis Mallmann, Asian flavors at Pao by Paul Qui and handcrafted cocktails at the lively Saxony Bar. Butler service and an on-site spa with hammams and a mix of standard treatments and art-inspired rituals are also available to those who seek some extra pampering during their stays.

36. The Setai, Miami Beach

The Setai, Miami Beach doesn’t look like your average Florida resort, and the property’s unique offerings speak for themselves. Dark wood accents, black marble bathtubs and Asian-inspired decor adorn the suites, making for an overall sleek vibe. Accommodations also feature rainfall showers, dual vanities and at least 582 square feet of space. As for on-site dining, Jaya offers locally sourced ingredients and flavors from all over Asia, and The Ocean Grill features Mediterranean- and American-influenced dishes alongside stunning ocean views. Previous visitors especially loved the modern Valmont Spa, which offers massages, facials, body treatments and signature rituals, as well as salon services. Other highlights of this Leading Hotels of the World outpost include its beach, its three infinity pools and its proximity to The Bass art museum.

35. Montage Palmetto Bluff

Guests will experience the unique nature and culture of South Carolina with a stay at Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton. Travelers can participate in wildlife research with the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, ride horses from the on-site equestrian center, or grab a hotel bicycle and ride beneath the Spanish moss-covered trees. Alternatively, guests can soak in their surroundings from the water during a ride on one of the hotel’s two yachts. Later, visitors can indulge in an authentic Southern meal at Octagon or try one of the hotel’s other eateries. At the end of the day, guests will sleep well in the comfortable accommodations, which include guest rooms, suites, residences, cottages and village homes.

34. Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection

French-inspired Auberge du Soleil provides everything travelers want in a trip to California’s wine country. Guest rooms and suites at this hillside retreat offer plush beds, fireplaces and soaking tubs, among other amenities. However, the best part of staying here is waking up to sweeping views of Napa Valley, which guests can enjoy from their private terraces. The hotel also provides plenty of complimentary services, such as a bottle of wine and fresh fruit upon arrival, daily breakfast in the on-site restaurant, valet parking and use of the Mercedes-Benz house car. Of course, a trip to Napa Valley wouldn’t be complete without savoring fine food and fine wine, and this hotel delivers with a 15,000-bottle wine cellar and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

33. Hotel Bennett

Classically designed rooms, a prime downtown location and a staff that exudes Southern hospitality are just some of the reasons why Hotel Bennett is the No. 2 Best Hotel in Charleston. The elevated Southern cuisine at Gabrielle and picturesque city views at the rooftop bar, Fiat Lux, make guests feel like royalty, as do the offerings at the on-site Champagne lounge, Camellias. Plus, the Preferred Legend property’s heated rooftop pool and its surrounding private cabanas provide everything you need for a tranquil afternoon in Charleston, South Carolina. For further relaxation, visit the on-site spa for a massage, facial or body treatment. Then, unwind in your well-appointed guest room or suite, each of which comes outfitted with plush linens, a Nespresso machine and a soaking tub.

32. The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel

The Pierre New York boasts an enviable location in the Big Apple, just steps away from Central Park. Guests can choose a room or suite that overlooks the famous park or a street-facing accommodation with a view of the bustling city. No matter which space visitors choose, they’ll find elegant decor, work areas and marble bathrooms. In fact, some of the biggest names in fashion (think: Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent) have spent time in these chic quarters. Additional perks, such as butler service, valet parking, 24-hour room service and use of the Jaguar house car, make a stay here even more appealing. Though there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, previous guests highly recommend dining at Perrine (a French-American eatery) and stopping for a cocktail and live music at Two E Bar and Lounge.

31. The Broadmoor

For more than 100 years, The Broadmoor has welcomed travelers to admire the glistening lakes and dramatic peaks that frame Colorado Springs, Colorado. The massive hotel sits on the shores of Cheyenne Lake and serves as the perfect home base from which to embark on hiking, zip lining and climbing excursions. On-site, there are two golf courses, three pools, multiple tennis courts and a spa. The Broadmoor’s 10-plus restaurants and cafes ensure that no guest goes hungry after a day of exploring. The hotel also houses a whopping 784 accommodations, from guest rooms and suites to cottages and brownstones, and each has its own cozy mountain charm.

Courtesy of USNews

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