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We have some beautiful hotels in SWFL, and while none made U.S. News’ list of the Best in the USA, four Miami-Area hotels did.

There’s nothing quite like a luxurious hotel stay to make you feel pampered, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway, a family vacation or a business trip, a luxury hotel is the perfect place to escape the stress of everyday life and indulge in some much-needed R&R.

One of the defining features of a high-end hotel is its attention to detail. From the plush bedding to the elegant décor, every detail provides guests with a comfortable and indulgent experience. You’ll find luxurious amenities in your room like high-end toiletries, comfortable robes and a minibar stocked with gourmet snacks and drinks.

Another hallmark of a five-star hotel is the quality of its service. Whether you need help with your luggage, a recommendation for a nearby restaurant, or just someone to chat with, the staff are always ready to help. In addition to the comfort and service, luxury hotels often offer a range of on-site amenities that are designed to help guests relax and rejuvenate. You’ll find restaurants, swimming pools, fitness centers and spas that offer a range of treatments, from massages to facials.

So just how special does a hotel have to be to land a list of the Best in the USA? U.S. News defines luxury hotels as those that receive a 4-, 4.5- or 5-star “hotel class” rating on a regular basis. In order to be included in their rankings, the property must have a minimum of 20 rooms.

Top 25 Best Hotels In the USA, According to U.S. News & World Report:

  • 25. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea- Wailea, HI

    Just last year this property won 5 awards: Condé Nast Readers’ Choice List 2022, Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022, Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2022, Fodor’s Choice and AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2022

  • 24. Fairmont Grand Del Mar- San Diego, CA

    For the golfer, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar has a Tom Fazio-designed golf course.

  • 23. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach- Palm Beach, FL

    Not only is the beach within easy reach, but the property also features a freshwater pool area where you’ll be treated to ice water, Evian spritzes and chilled towels. 

  • 22. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort- Bal Harbour, FL

    Located about 10 miles north of South Beach, travelers to this property describe their experience as phenomenal, mainly due to the property’s attentive staff and prime location. 

  • 21. Boston Harbor Hotel- Boston, MA

    This hotel’s waterfront location and elegant decor set it apart from nearby properties and also features the top-rated Rowes Wharf Sea Grille.

     

  • 20. Wentworth Mansion- Charleston, SC

    This hotel was constructed in the late 1800s and exudes old-world charm. Guests praise the elegant decor, fantastic customer service, on-site spa, evening brandies and sherries and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

  • 19. The Broadmoor- Colorado Springs, CO

    The food at La Taverne has been a big hit for recent guests, as were the views of the Rockies and Cheyenne Lake while sipping cocktails at the Pool Café.  

  • 18. Montage Deer Valley- Park City, UT

    Just 4 miles south of Park City next to the slopes of Deer Valley Resort, if you’re looking for the best place to stay and ski, look no further.

  • 17. Four Seasons Resort Lanai- Lanai City, HI

    If you’re a beach lover, this property is sure to amaze with breathtaking ocean views and activities like snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, hiking, whale watching and scuba diving. Visitors describe the property as “paradise” and “heaven on earth”.

  • 16. Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston- Boston, MA

    One of Boston’s tallest buildings, hotel guests can enjoy an entire wellness floor with a fitness center, a spa and an indoor lap pool enclosed by floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • 15. Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection- Puako, HI

    Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection offers chic accommodations, beautiful ocean views, wellness offerings, several pools and more.

  • 14. Faena Hotel Miami Beach- Miami Beach, FL

    Recent visitors said their stays at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach were next to perfect, but also say it’s very pricey.

  • 13. Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa- Rancho Santa Fe, CA

    About a half hour north of San Diego, Rancho Valencia is a little off the beaten path featuring carefully manicured greenery and plenty of amenities and activities.

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  • 12. Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club- Surfside, FL

    The Surf Club is set on 9 acres of beachfront and visitors rave about its stunning design, incredible views and attentive staff members.

  • 11. The Peninsula Chicago- Chicago, IL

    Located on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, The Peninsula Chicago combines cosmopolitan flair with Midwestern charm.

  • 10. Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC- Washington DC

    The Four Seasons is located on the edge of Rock Creek Park in D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood offering beautiful views of the park and easy access to some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Lincoln Memorial and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

  • 9. The Peninsula Beverly Hills- Beverly HIlls, CA

    A huge perk of this property is that you don’t have to wait until the afternoon to check in. They’ll have your room ready for you whenever you need it.

  • 8. The Langham, Chicago- Chicago, IL

    The Langham is on the banks of the Chicago River and less than a mile from shopping on The Magnificent Mile. The hotel has rave reviews about attentive service, quiet location and riverfront views.

  • 7. The Mark- New York, NY

    The Mark is located on the Upper East Side, one block from Central Park and Fifth Avenue, offering easy access to iconic city landmarks and shopping streets. The decor is reminiscent of 1930s Paris, but features many modern amenities like HD televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi and a panel that controls lighting, temperature and the room shades.

  • 6. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai- Kailua Kona, HI

    Just northeast of Kekaha Kai State Park, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is one of the most luxurious resorts on the Big Island. This resort features eight unique swimming spots, including a saltwater pond and an oceanfront infinity pool.

  • 5. The Inn & Club at Harbour Town - The Sea Pines Resort- Hilton Head Island, SC

    The Inn & Club at Harbour Town (part of The Sea Pines Resort) is one of the most popular resorts on the island. Guests delight in the lush scenery, the luxurious rooms and the professional, approachable and welcoming staff.

  • 4. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort- Kiawah Island, SC

    This property is perfect if you want a quiet, stress-free getaway. Sitting right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, guests can enjoy five championship golf courses and plenty of outdoor recreational activities, as well as an on-site spa. 

  • 3. Pendry West Hollywood- West Hollywood, CA

    Pendry West Hollywood is located on Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard, close to multiple restaurants and shopping venues. The Pendry has a chic rooftop pool overlooking West Hollywood, as well as two restaurants by Chef Wolfgang Puck: Merois and Ospero.

  • 2. The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician- Scottsdale, AZ

    This property is located at the base of Camelback Mountain offering spectacular views at every turn. The 18-hole championship golf course is also not to be missed. 

  • 1. Acqualina Resort & Residences- Sunny Isles Beach, FL

    Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach is about 10 miles north of Miami Beach. There’s only 98 guest rooms and suites and all rooms come with flat-screen TVs, private balconies, double sinks and glass-enclosed showers. The property also features four in-house eateries, a grab-and-go market, four pools, a spa and beach amenities. 

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