by Leo Jakobson | February 06, 2018

U.S. News & World Reports today released its 2018 Best Hotels List, ranking the top properties throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Mexico. 

In the United States, Hawaii and Chicago dominated the top of the list, with the Four Seasons Resort Lanai (pictured) taking the top spot and its sister property, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai ranked No. 5. The Peninsula Chicago and The Langham, Chicago took the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively, and Twin Farms in Barnard, VT, rounded it out at No. 4.

The rankings were created by scoring hotels ranked four-star and above using industry awards, along with reviews by both guests and industry experts. In all, more than 24,000 properties were ranked. The top 10 percent of ranked hotels were awarded a Gold badge.

In the U.S., California had the most hotels ranked by U.S. News, with 377, followed by Florida with 293, New York with 264, Texas with 139, and Illinois with 89. As for specific destinations, New York City was by far the leader, with 231 registered properties, followed by Los Angeles (87), Chicago (84), Miami Beach (72), and Washington, D.C. (58).

 
Here are the top-ranked properties in the U.S., by state:

 

Alabama: 
1. Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
2. The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
3. Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection
4. Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
5. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel
6. The Westin Huntsville
7. The Westin Birmingham
8. Wind Creek Wetumpka

Alaska:
1. The Hotel Alyeska
2. Hotel Captain Cook

Arizona:
1. The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort
2. Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
3. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
4. Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
6. The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort
7. Enchantment Resort
8. Canyon Ranch in Tucson
9. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
10. Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

Arkansas:
1. Capital Hotel
2. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville
3. The Burgundy Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
4. The Chancellor Hotel
5. Little Rock Marriott

California:
1. The Beverly Hills Hotel
2. The Peninsula Beverly Hills
3. Auberge du Soleil, An Auberge Resort
4. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
5. Fairmont Grand Del Mar
6. Hotel Bel-Air
7. Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort
8. Montage Beverly Hills
9. Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills
10. Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

Colorado:
1. The Broadmoor
2. The Little Nell
3. Hotel Jerome, An Auberge Resort
4. The Sebastian - Vail, A Timbers Resort
5. Four Seasons Hotel Denver
6. Sonnenalp
7. The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
8. lumière telluride 
9. Four Seasons Resort Vail
10. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Connecticut:
1. Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa
2. Mohegan Sun
3. Delamar Greenwich Harbor
4. Delamar Southport
5. Hartford Marriott Downtown
6. Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
7. Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
8. Hyatt Regency Greenwich
9. The Fox Tower
10. Simsbury 1820 House

Delaware:
1. Hotel du Pont
2. Boardwalk Plaza Hotel
3. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
4. Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa
5. Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel
6. The Westin Wilmington

District of Columbia:
1. The Jefferson, Washington, DC
2. The Hay-Adams
3. Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
4. The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington DC
5. Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
6. The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
7. The Watergate Hotel
8. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC
9. The Willard InterContinental
10. Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Florida:
1. Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
2. Four Seasons Resort Orlando At Walt Disney World Resort 
3. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
4. Faena Hotel Miami Beach
5. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
7. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
8. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
9. Mandarin Oriental, Miami
10. The Miami Beach EDITION

Georgia:
1. The St. Regis Atlanta
2. The Cloister at Sea Island
3. Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
4. Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
5. The Lodge at Sea Island
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
7. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
8. InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
9. Kimpton Brice Hotel
10. Loews Atlanta Hotel

Hawaii:
1. Four Seasons Resort Lanai
2. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
3. Montage Kapalua Bay
4. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
5. Halekulani
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
7. Hotel Wailea
8. The St. Regis Princeville
9. The Kahala Hotel & Resort
10. The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Idaho:
1. Shore Lodge
2. The Coeur d'Alene Resort
3. Hotel 43
4. Teton Springs Lodge & Spa

Illinois:
1. The Peninsula Chicago
2. The Langham, Chicago
3. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
4. Waldorf Astoria Chicago
5. Park Hyatt Chicago
6. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
7. The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
8. Virgin Hotels Chicago
9. Thompson Chicago
10. Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

Indiana:
1. West Baden Springs Hotel
2. Conrad Indianapolis
3. French Lick Springs Hotel
4. JW Marriott Indianapolis
5. The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel
6. Omni Severin Hotel
7. Le Méridien Indianapolis 
8. The Westin Indianapolis
9. Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
10. Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago

Iowa:
1. Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection
2. The Current Iowa, Autograph Collection
3. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City 
4. Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs
5. Hotel Renovo
6. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

Kansas:
1. Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection

Kentucky:
1. 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
2. The Brown Hotel
3. 21c Museum Hotel Lexington
4. Hotel Covington Cincinnati Riverfront
5. Louisville Marriott East
6. Marriott Louisville Downtown
7. The Seelbach Hilton Louisville
8. Hyatt Regency Louisville
9. Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Louisiana:
1. Windsor Court Hotel
2. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
3. Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4. The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
5. Hotel Monteleone
6. InterContinental New Orleans
7. Loews New Orleans Hotel
8. The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
9. Harrah's New Orleans
10. Ace Hotel New Orleans

Maine:
1. The Captain Lord Mansion
2. Samoset Resort
3. Cliff House Maine
4. Inn By The Sea
5. The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
6. Balance Rock Inn
7. Camden Harbour Inn
8. Portland Harbor Hotel
9. Grace White Barn Inn & Spa
10. Stage Neck Inn

Maryland:
1. Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
2. The Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
3. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
4. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore
5. Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront
6. Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
7. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
8. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
9. MGM National Harbor
10. Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

Massachusetts:
1. White Elephant Village | Residences & Inn
2. XV Beacon
3. Boston Harbor Hotel
4. Mandarin Oriental, Boston
5. Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
6. Four Seasons Hotel Boston
7. Blantyre
8. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
9. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
10. The Wauwinet

Michigan:
1. Grand Hotel
2. The Townsend Hotel
3. MGM Grand Detroit
4. JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids
5. The H Hotel
6. The Henry, Autograph Collection
7. The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
8. The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
9. Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
10. The Royal Park Hotel

Minnesota:
1. Hotel Ivy, A Luxury Collection Hotel
2. Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
3. Radisson Blu Mall of America
4. Loews Minneapolis Hotel
5. The Saint Paul Hotel
6. JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
7. W Minneapolis - The Foshay
8. Hewing Hotel
9. Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
10. Graduate Minneapolis

Mississippi:
1. Monmouth Historic Inn
2. Palace Casino Resort
3. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
4. Beau Rivage
5. IP Casino Resort Spa
6. The Chancellor's House
7. Golden Nugget Biloxi
8. Harrah's Gulf Coast
9. Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg

Missouri:
1. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
2. Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
3. Big Cedar Lodge
4. The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
5. Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles
6. The Westin St. Louis
7. Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
8. River City Casino & Hotel
9. Magnolia Hotel St. Louis
10. Hotel Vandivort

Montana:
1. The Ranch at Rock Creek
2. Triple Creek Ranch
3. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
4. Northern Hotel
5. The Firebrand Hotel

Nebraska:
1. Hotel Deco XV
2. Hilton Omaha
3. Magnolia Hotel Omaha

Nevada:
1. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
2. ARIA Sky Suites
3. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
4. Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
5. Wynn Las Vegas
6. SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand
7. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
8. Bellagio Las Vegas
9. ARIA Resort & Casino
10. The Palazzo Las Vegas

New Hampshire:
1. Omni Mount Washington Resort
2. The Bedford Village Inn and The Grand at The Bedford Village Inn
3. Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
4. Hanover Inn Dartmouth
5. Stonehurst Manor
6. The Manor on Golden Pond
7. The Wentworth
8. The Centennial
9. Lake Opechee Inn and Spa

New Jersey:
1. Icona Diamond Beach
2. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
3. The Water Club at Borgata
4. Congress Hall
5. The Virginia Hotel
6. W Hoboken
7. The Westin Jersey City Newport
8. The Southern Mansion
9. The Reeds at Shelter Haven
10. Westminster Hotel

New Mexico:
1. The Inn of the Five Graces
2. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
3. Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
4. Hotel Andaluz
5. La Fonda on the Plaza
6. Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
7. Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda & Spa
8. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
9. Inn and Spa at Loretto
10. La Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa

New York:
1. The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel
2. The Lowell Hotel New York
3. The Towers at Lotte New York Palace
4. Crosby Street Hotel
5. The Greenwich Hotel
6. The Peninsula New York
7. Park Hyatt New York
8. The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel
9. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
10. The NoMad Hotel

North Carolina:
1. The Umstead Hotel and Spa
2. Old Edwards Inn and Spa
3. The Fearrington House
4. The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
5. Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Autograph Collection
6. Inn on Biltmore Estate
7. The Omni Grove Park Inn
8. The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
9. O. Henry Hotel
10. Sanderling Resort

North Dakota:

No ranked hotels

Ohio:
1. 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
2. The Kimpton Schofield Hotel
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
4. InterContinental Cleveland
5. Inn Walden
6. Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection
7. Hilton Columbus Downtown
8. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
9. Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph
10. Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection

Oklahoma:
1. 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
2. Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection
3. The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
4. Colcord Hotel
5. Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, Autograph Collection
6. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
7. Choctaw Casino Resort
8. Hyatt Regency Tulsa
9. Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
10. The Mayo Hotel

Oregon:
1. The Allison Inn & Spa
2. Stephanie Inn
3. the Nines, A Luxury Collection Hotel
4. Dossier
5. The Heathman Hotel
6. Sentinel
7. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
8. The Oxford Hotel
9. Tu Tu' Tun Lodge
10. Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland

Pennsylvania:
1. The Rittenhouse Hotel
2. The Hotel Hershey
3. Omni Bedford Springs Resort
4. The Lodge at Woodloch
5. Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
6. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
7. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
8. Fairmont Pittsburgh
9. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
10. Sofitel Philadelphia

Rhode Island:
1. Ocean House
2. The Chanler at Cliff Walk
3. Grace Vanderbilt
4. Forty 1° North 
5. Castle Hill Inn
6. Weekapaug Inn
7. Hotel Providence
8. Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
9. Hotel Viking
10. Providence Biltmore

South Carolina:
1. Wentworth Mansion
2. Inn & Club at Harbour Town - Sea Pines Resort
3. The Dewberry Charleston
4. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
5. The Spectator Hotel
6. Montage Palmetto Bluff
7. Belmond Charleston Place
8. French Quarter Inn
9. Planters Inn
10. The Restoration

South Dakota:

No ranked hotels

Tennessee:
1. Blackberry Farm
2. The Hermitage Hotel
3. The Peabody Memphis
4. Hutton Hotel
5. Thompson Nashville
6. River Inn of Harbor Town
7. Madison Hotel
8. Union Station Hotel, Autograph Collection
9. Kimpton Aertson Hotel
10. The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel

Texas:
1. The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
2. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
3. Hotel Emma
4. Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
5. Hotel Granduca, Houston
6. Four Seasons Hotel Austin
7. The St. Regis Houston
8. Mokara Hotel & Spa
9. The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel
10. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Utah:
1. Montage Deer Valley
2. The Grand America Hotel
3. The St. Regis Deer Valley
4. Amangiri
5. Stein Eriksen Lodge
6. Waldorf Astoria Park City
7. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
8. Sundance Mountain Resort
9. Hyatt Centric Park City
10. Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection

Vermont:
1. Twin Farms
2. The Inn at Willow Grove
3. Stowe Mountain Lodge, A Destination Hotel
4. Topnotch Resort
5. Kimpton Taconic Hotel
6. The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont
7. Windham Hill Inn
8. The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
9. 506 On The River Inn
10. The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant

Virginia:
1. Primland
2. The Inn at Little Washington
3. Keswick Hall & Golf Club
4. The Jefferson Hotel
5. Salamander Resort & Spa
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
7. The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
8. Williamsburg Inn
9. Boar's Head
10. The Omni Homestead Resort

Washington:
1. Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
2. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
3. Inn at the Market
4. Thompson Seattle
5. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
6. Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
7. The Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa, A Destination Hotel
8. The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection
9. Loews Hotel 1000
10. Hotel Murano

West Virginia:
1. The Greenbrier
2. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort

Wisconsin:
1. The American Club
2. The Charmant Hotel
3. The Edgewater
4. The Pfister Hotel
5. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
6. Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
7. The Iron Horse Hotel
8. Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
9. Delafield Hotel
10. Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Wyoming:
1. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
2. Wort Hotel
3. Hotel Jackson
4. The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
5. The Rusty Parrot Lodge
6. Amangani
7. Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, A Noble House Resort
8. Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, A Noble House Resort
9. Snake River Lodge & Spa
10. Spring Creek Ranch