U.S. News & World Report revealed its 14th annual rankings of the Best Hotels. The 2024 rankings highlight more than 37,000 hotels across more than 400 destinations to help travelers find the hotel that suits their needs.
For the second year in a row, Acqualina Resort & Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, takes the No. 1 spot in the Best Hotels in the USA ranking, setting itself apart with its oceanfront pools, memorable dining and Mediterranean-inspired decor. The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida – a legendary Miami Beach-area hotel that offers guests stellar service and unique experiences at its world-class spa – ranks No. 2. The highly acclaimed architectural masterpiece The Langham, Chicago is No. 3. The hotel, located in the heart of Chicago, impresses its guests with stylish open spaces and distinctive culinary offerings.’
For the first time, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, set against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps in St. Moritz, secures No. 1 in the Best Hotels in Europe category for its exceptional level of service and top-notch facilities. At No. 2, London’s Claridge’s has a royal history and is adorned in art deco design. Meanwhile, Shangri-La The Shard, London – notable for its panoramic skyline views of the city, luxurious amenities, and afternoon tea experiences – earns No. 3.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is No. 1 on the Best Hotels in Mexico ranking, offering a personal concierge and its signature floating breakfast delivered to guests’ private pools. Earning the No. 1 spot on the Best Hotels in Canada list for the second consecutive year is Rosewood Hotel Georgia, which provides its visitors with beautifully outfitted interiors and one of the finest dining establishments in Vancouver. A standout in the Best Hotels in the Caribbean ranking, Jade Mountain Resort is No. 1. The romantic St. Lucia property on a mountainside features open-air rooms and private infinity pools. Finally, Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club is No. 1 on the Best Hotels in Bermuda list. Guests of the iconic “Pink Palace” hotel have access to its beach on Sinky Bay, a private cove on South Beach.
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“As the travel landscape evolves, there is a shift toward meeting the needs of modern travelers. The hotel industry is striving to offer culturally authentic experiences and high levels of customer service, recognizing that today’s explorers seek connections with their destinations,” says Zach Watson, senior travel editor at U.S. News. “The 2024 Best Hotels rankings offer travelers dependable options to stay for every type of trip, balancing location, amenities and quality service to ensure an enjoyable experience.”
U.S. News ranks hotels across numerous countries, regions and destinations, including: Best Hotels in the USA, Best Resorts in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada, Best Resorts in Canada, Best Hotels in the Caribbean, Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, Best Hotels in Mexico, Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico, Best Hotels in Bermuda and Best Hotels in Europe. The rankings follow a comprehensive, transparent methodology that factors in each hotel’s star rating, the aggregate opinion of published travel experts and the overall customer satisfaction expressed in online guest reviews of luxury hotels and resorts provided by TripAdvisor.