WASHINGTON—U.S. News & World Report announced the 2018 Best Hotels out of more than 24,000 evaluated luxury hotels across the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda. In the U.S. rankings, Hawaii’s Four Seasons Resort Lanai came in first place, followed by The Peninsula Chicago in second and The Langham, Chicago in third.
U.S. News awards the top 10 percent of ranked hotels with a Gold badge. The following four destinations are home to the highest number of Gold badge-winning hotels for 2018: New York City has 24 Gold badge winners out of 231 ranked hotels; Las Vegas has 11 Gold badge winners out of 46 ranked hotels; Los Angeles has 11 Gold badge winners out of 87 ranked hotels; and Washington, D.C., has 10 Gold badge winners out of 58 ranked hotels.
Rosewood Mayakoba takes the top spot for the best hotel in Mexico. Moving up from No. 2 last year, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia earns recognition as the Best Hotel in Canada for 2018, ousting the Ritz-Carlton Montréal, which had previously held the No. 1 spot since 2013. Rosewood Bermuda ranked No. 1 on this year’s Best Hotels in Bermuda ranking list.
New this year, U.S. News expanded its Best Hotels in Europe ranking to include 4- and 4.5- star hotels. The Ritz Paris jumps to the No. 1 spot on the list, followed by La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa at No. 2 and Rome’s Hotel Eden at No 3.
U.S. News scored luxury hotels (4-star and higher) using a methodology that combines each hotel’s industry awards with expert and guest reviews. These rankings are part of the expanding U.S. News Travel channel, which evaluates the Best Vacations, Best Cruise Lines, and Best Travel Rewards Programs.
Due to the extensive damage across many Caribbean islands and their luxury hotels during the 2017 hurricane season, U.S. News will not be updating rankings for the Best Hotels in the Caribbean or Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean for 2018. The Caribbean hotels will retain their 2017 score and ranking.
2018 U.S. News Best Hotels Rankings
- Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii
- The Peninsula Chicago
- The Langham, Chicago
- Twin Farms, Vermont
- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
- Rosewood Hotel Georgia
- Ritz-Carlton Montréal
- Wickaninnish Inn
- Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
- Auberge Saint-Antoine
- Rosewood Mayakoba
- The Resort at Pedregal
- Esperanza, an Auberge Resort
- One&Only Palmilla
- Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort
- Ritz Paris
- La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa
- Hotel Eden
- Hôtel Plaza Athénée
- J.K. Place Roma