The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2020 Part 2

2020-03-02

40. The Inn at Little Washington

Although it’s off the beaten path, travelers still come from far and wide to this 23-room inn in Washington, Virginia. The main draw of the state’s No. 1 hotel is its on-site, three Michelin-starred restaurant, which boasts three tasting menus by an award-winning chef, a 14,000-bottle wine cellar and an expert sommelier. And the restaurant’s romantic setting includes floral drapes, silk lamps and extravagant wall art. Guest rooms and suites are similarly decorated and feature flat-screen TVs and luxury bath products. Although visitors often won’t have cellphone service in this rural setting, they can take the time to reconnect with nature, explore the historic surrounding town and shop at the village market.

39. Belmond Charleston Place

A traditional property with modern amenities, Belmond Charleston Place offers the key to unlocking a South Carolina getaway full of history, luxury and Southern charm. Ranked the No. 3 hotel in the city, this property offers spacious guest rooms complete with reading nooks and Italian marble bathrooms, and it’s located just steps away from the Charleston City Market. Guests of the hotel receive access to some of the best city activities, which range from food tours to boat adventures to private horse and carriage rides. Those who wish to stay on the property can relax at the spa or dine at the popular Charleston Grill.

38. The Greenwich Hotel

In a place as culturally diverse as New York City, it’s only appropriate the city’s No. 5-ranked hotel incorporates elements of international flair. Guest rooms at this Tribeca-set property feature Swedish beds, Tibetan rugs and Moroccan tiles, all tied together with neutral colors and plenty of natural light. Visitors can relax in Japanese soaking tubs at the Shibui Spa or float in the indoor pool, which, surrounded by wood paneling and ambient lighting, almost seems otherworldly. And as far as dining at The Greenwich Hotel is concerned, travelers can be transported to Italy with a bite of the handmade pasta at Locanda Verde.

37. Meadowood Napa Valley

With an array of wine experiences available, Meadowood Napa Valley makes for an ideal stay in California wine country. The hotel hosts daily tastings with local wine connoisseurs, where guests can learn about the growers and their respective vineyards. Meadowood also arranges wine excursions with sommeliers who escort guests around some of Napa Valley’s best vineyards. The hotel offers a nine-hole golf course, a croquet lawn, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a 4-mile loop of hiking trails, so visitors are sure to find fun activities to enjoy. And when it’s time for a meal, guests can dine at the three Michelin-starred restaurant located on-site or opt to have a catered picnic along the hiking trails.

36. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole gives guests everything they need to make the most of their time in Wyoming’s wide-open countryside. The hotel’s expert staff – such as the in-house fly fishing expert, the ski concierge team and the resort astronomer – help bring the outdoors to life. The resort is situated near Grand Teton National Park and also offers ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Plus, accommodations boast mountain views and provide rustic comfort after a day of exploring. And with a heated outdoor pool (open year-round), a variety of hiking trails and a spa, this hotel is an excellent choice for any season.

35. The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Resort

Whether you want to spend your time in New York City at a Broadway show, at a famed restaurant or shopping in Times Square, The Chatwal is the perfect place to hang your hat. Located on 44th Street amid midtown Manhattan’s action, this hotel entices visitors with butler service, spacious rooms and highly coveted amenities, such as a full-service spa and a saltwater lap pool. While restaurants surround the hotel, you would be remiss to skip out on the contemporary American cuisine at the on-site Lambs Club, which also offers special pre- and post-theater dinner menus. And when you want to explore the city’s other neighborhoods, you can opt for a complimentary chauffeured ride in the Mercedes-Benz house car.

34. Hotel Wailea

Hawaiian-inspired spa services, floating sound baths and an adults-only clientele make for an idyllic stay at the Hotel Wailea. At this Maui oasis, every accommodation is a suite featuring state-of-the-art appliances and deep soaking tubs. Not to mention, every suite faces the ocean. You can enjoy meals full of fresh seafood and island flavors at the on-site restaurant, or try cooking for yourself through one of the hotel’s interactive culinary classes. Kiteboarding, windsurfing and sunset cruises are also available through the hotel, and those who want to explore off the property can pay to take one of the hotels vintage Porsches for a spin.

33. The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago’s sweeping Lake Michigan views and modern cuisine are just a few reasons why it ranks as one of the Best Hotels in Chicago and the No. 33 best hotel in the country. Guests can dine on handmade pasta and prime cuts of meat at Italian steakhouse Torali or opt for light bites at the restaurant’s rooftop lounge. In a city known for its top-notch architecture and design, this property doesn’t disappoint: The hotel incorporates sleek marble and steel materials along with sculptures, a curated art collection and light, airy common spaces. The accommodations meet the high standard set by the Ritz-Carlton brand, and visitors were particularly impressed with the rooms’ size and cleanliness.

32. Halekulani

Situated on a private stretch of sand on Waikiki Beach, many consider Halekulani to be a quintessential slice of Hawaiian paradise. Each of the hotel’s 453 rooms comes with a balcony, a soaking tub and a flat-screen TV, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi access. With a lavish spa and a AAA Five Diamond-rated restaurant on-site, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave the property. However, you shouldn’t miss the chance to participate in the hotel’s outdoor activities, whether you opt for a daily surf lesson or a spearfishing excursion. Many guests also enjoy exploring the shops and museums in nearby Honolulu.

31. The Resort at Pelican Hill

A stay at The Resort at Pelican Hill puts delectable cuisine, two renowned golf courses and a top-notch spa right at your fingertips. This property is situated off the coast of Newport Beach, but it resembles a small Italian town more than a California beach hotel. On-site restaurants allow for alfresco dining on pasta and seafood. Additionally, the massive Coliseum pool and its surrounding cabana suites encourage total relaxation. What’s more, there are a variety of accommodation options to choose from: Typical guest rooms offer terraces and ocean views while villas offer more seclusion and private amenities.

Courtesy of USNews

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