Guidebooks, magazines, websites, apps ... There are legions of travel
resources out there, all aimed at helping you find the best hotel. Some
rely on in-house experts to provide firsthand accounts of cleanliness
and customer service, while others gather guest reviews, seeking the
truth from the masses.
That's where we come in: Our editors analyzed recommendations from many sources, comparing reviews, accolades, and ratings for nearly 2,000 luxury hotels throughout the United States. Using this unbiased methodology, we found the hotels that consistently come out on top—those are the properties that have earned places on the U.S. News 2013 Best Hotels in the USA rankings.
Below, you'll find the 10 hotels that have wowed guests time and time again. The properties on this list are winners not only for their luxurious amenities, fine service, and lavish décor, but also for the way they showcase America's diversity:
10. Triple Creek Ranch
Cozying up to Trapper Peak in western Montana, Triple Creek Ranch is like an upscale cowboy camp for adults. Guests bunk down in the rustic (yet luxurious) cabins, cast lines into the fishing lakes, and hit the trails on horseback. In fact, this Relais & Châteaux property offers just about everything an adventurer could want, from dog sledding in the winter to cattle driving in the summer.
"Most people come here for cowboy culture, beautiful scenery, and luxury accommodations," said General Manager Bill McConnell. "But after they arrive and unwind from their travels, they become engrossed in the special attention paid to their specific interests and goals, whether it be riding horses, driving cattle, hiking the mountains, spotting wildlife, fly fishing, or rest, relaxation, fine dining, and fine wine."