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Best Hotel for the Holidays (2021)

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If you can't be home for the holidays, the next best thing is a festive hotel. These hotels deck their halls and crank up the holiday cheer to a whole new level. 

  • The Roosevelt New Orleans

    The Roosevelt New Orleans
    New Orleans

    During the holidays, the lobby at The Roosevelt New Orleans gets adorned with 135,572 lights, 1,004 feet of garland, 698 hand tied bows and 2,200 glass ornaments decorating 44 Christmas trees and 3,328 feet of Winter White Branches.
    Photo courtesy of Hilton

  • The Peninsula Chicago

    The Peninsula Chicago
    Chicago, IL

    There's nothing like Christmas in the city! Let the Peninsula host your holidays with one of their special packages. Guests can choose to have their very own decorated tree or Menorah in their room. This 20-story AAA Five Diamond hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago also boasts the only hotel ice skating rink surrounded by glittering trees, holiday music, and the city's skyscrapers.
    Photo courtesy of Neil Burger

  • The Broadmoor

    The Broadmoor
    Colorado Springs

    The historic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs is transformed for the holidays into an elegant winter getaway and an excellent base for winter sports and adventure. At an elevation of 6,230 feet, the century-old Grand Dame of the Rockies matches impeccable service with stunning Christmas decorations worthy of its AAA Five Diamond status. Eighteen restaurants are located in the main hotel buildings, with a full-service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and shops.
    Photo courtesy of The Broadmoor

  • Tenaya Lodge

    Tenaya Lodge
    Fish Camp, Calif.

    Guests at the Tenaya Lodge not only have Yosemite National Park largely to themselves in December, they also enjoy some unbelievable holiday decorations, including the largest Christmas tree in the region. The annual Christmas buffet includes live music, all your favorite holiday dishes and no clean up after.
    Photo courtesy of Tenaya Lodge

  • The Breakers

    The Breakers
    Palm Beach, Fla.

    Celebrate the splendor of the holidays at The Breakers Palm Beach. Their holiday décor highlights include two eighteen-foot evergreen trees and a sculptural menorah in the hotel lobby, plus thousands of twinkle lights, ornaments, ribbon, and bows to create an atmosphere of majestic wonder. Enjoy a holiday tea in December with buttermilk scones and Devonshire cream, or enjoy a three-course holiday lunch or buffet on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
    Photo courtesy of Courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach

  • Mohonk Mountain House

    Mohonk Mountain House
    New Paltz, N.Y.

    Mohonk Mountain House celebrates a Victorian-style Christmas each season, decking its halls with classic decorations and the spirit of the season. Special events include Victorian carolers, the Hudson Valley Gingerbread Competition, a Winter Lights Display, open-air ice skating, food demonstrations, daily crafts, and so much more!
    Photo courtesy of Jim Smith Photography

  • C Lazy U Ranch

    C Lazy U Ranch
    Granby, Colo.

    Experience a Colorado winter wonderland Christmas at C Lazy U mountain resort. Enjoy the best parts of the holiday with your family, and leave the responsibility to your hosts – cozy cabins with table-top Christmas trees, caroling, ice skating, sleigh riding, and snowmobile rides – are just a few of the memorable experiences you’ll treasure. A visit from Santa with a present-filled sleigh and a traditional Christmas Eve turkey dinner top off this extraordinary magical holiday adventure.
    Photo courtesy of Molly Johnson Photography

  • Omni Grove Park Inn

    Omni Grove Park Inn
    Asheville, NC

    Gingerbread is the theme for the holidays at the Omni Grove Park Hotel in Asheville. The Annual National Gingerbread House Competition culminates in the popular public display of the contestants' masterpieces through January 2. A life-sized gingerbread house modeled after the historic hotel dominates the Great Hall, where guests can enjoy house-made hot chocolate, craft brews, and sweet treats around two 36 foot stone fireplaces. You won't want to miss the over 80 illuminated trees and decorations that bring the holiday spirit to this AAA Four Star Diamond retreat in the Blue Ridge mountains.
    Photo courtesy of Craig Zerbe // Getty Images

  • Congress Hall

    Congress Hall
    Cape May, N.J.

    Congress Hall is a winter wonderland come December, complete with a 30-foot Tannenbaum tree, breakfasts with Santa, holiday farm-to-table dinners, an Enchanted Vendor Village for holiday shopping and train rides around the Congress Hall North Pole.
    Photo courtesy of Cape Resorts

  • Triple Creek Ranch

    Triple Creek Ranch
    Darby, Mont.

    Experience a Montana Rockies cowboy Christmas at Triple Creek Ranch, where the ranch offers a celebration with the festive spirit of the season. Enjoy old-fashioned fun in the snow with horseback riding, sledding, and skiing, and decorate a personal Christmas tree for your cabin. Appreciate the clean, cold mountain air or relax in comfort near a wood-burning fire – your holiday at Triple Creek Ranch offers it all.
    Photo courtesy of Jessica Brown

The top 10 winners in the category Best Hotel for the Holidays are as follows:

  1. The Roosevelt New Orleans - New Orleans
  2. The Peninsula Chicago - Chicago, IL
  3. The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs
  4. Tenaya Lodge - Fish Camp, Calif.
  5. The Breakers - Palm Beach, Fla.
  6. Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, N.Y.
  7. C Lazy U Ranch - Granby, Colo.
  8. Omni Grove Park Inn - Asheville, NC
  9. Congress Hall - Cape May, N.J.
  10. Triple Creek Ranch - Darby, Mont.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning hotels!

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