During these cold, winter months, many consumers may be thinking of traveling to warmer weather and sunny beaches. But when it comes time to book that vacation, do you know the best places to stay?
U.S. News & World Report is helping consumers narrow down their list of hotels with its ranking of the best hotels of 2023 in several categories.
“The travel industry has evolved over the last decade, highlighting the need to support and recognize hotels that maintain excellent standards and consistently provide guests with outstanding hospitality,” said Zach Wilson, senior travel editor at U.S. News. “The 2023 Best Hotels rankings offer a list of dependable places to stay for every type of trip, from solo trips to romantic getaways to family vacations.”
Where should consumers stay?
When it came time to narrow down the best hotels around the world, the report included data on 35,000 luxury resorts and hotels. Additionally, the biggest factors that influenced the rankings were how many stars the hotels received, the opinions of renowned travel experts, and overall customer experience based on reviews from TripAdvisor.
In all, there were rankings for:
- 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
- Best Hotels in Europe
So, who won out?
In the U.S., the top five best hotels were: Acqualina Resort & Residences (Sunny Isles Beach, FL), The Canyon Suites at the Phoenician (Scottsdale, AZ), Pendry West Hollywood (Hollywood, CA), The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Kiawah Island, SC), and the Inn & Club at Harbour Town (Hilton Head, SC).
In Europe, the top five best hotels were: the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Grand Hotel Tremezzo (Como, Italy), La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa (Paris, France), The Goring (London, the U.K.), and the Connaught (London, the U.K.).
The five best hotels in the Caribbean were: Cap Juluca (Anguilla), Jumby Bay Island (Antigua), Jade Mountain Resort (St. Lucia), Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France (France), and Tortuga Bay (Punta Cana).
While many consumers may have vacations on the brain and are unsure about where to book their next trip, these rankings can come in handy – whether your trip is domestic, international, or somewhere in the Caribbean.