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The Roosevelt New Orleans named Best Hotel for the Holidays

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Winning hotel decks their halls with more than 100,000 lights

Sometimes it's nice to be home for the holidays. But sometimes it's nice to get away. These hotels deck their halls and crank up the holiday cheer to a whole new level. Which is your favorite?

  • 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

  • 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

  • Boca Raton Resort and Club

    Boca Raton Resort and Club
    Boca Raton, Fla.

    There’s no place like the beach for the holidays, especially if it’s Boca Raton Resort and Club. Holiday cheer begins with a tree-lighting ceremony in November, followed by events light holiday bonfires with s’mores, hot cocoa and cider; gingerbread house decorating; a holiday boat parade and plenty of holiday lights and decorations.
    Photo courtesy of Boca Raton Resort and Club

  • 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 Congress Hall Hotel

  • Mohonk Mountain House

    Mohonk Mountain House
    New Paltz, N.Y.

    Mohonk Mountain House celebrates a Victorian-style Christmas each season, decking its halls with trees, wreaths and other festive trappings. Special events include Ugly Sweater Weekend, the Hudson Valley Gingerbread Competition, open-air ice skating, live music, carolers and a holiday program just for kids.
    Photo courtesy of Mohonk Mountain House

  • Chateau on the Lake

    Chateau on the Lake
    Branson, Mo.

    Branson takes the Christmas season seriously, and Chateau on the Lake is no exception. The entire property gets a holiday makeover, and the culinary team builds an entire gingerbread village from 300 pounds of sugar, 120 pounds of eggs and 600 pounds of candy.
    Photo courtesy of Chateau on the Lake

  • The Langham, Pasadena

    The Langham, Pasadena
    Pasadena, Calif.

    The Langham, Pasadena decks its halls with a range of seasonal displays during the holiday season, including a grand tree adorned in the hotel’s signature pink, gold and ivory; cascading snowfall lights; a gingerbread house village and Teddy Bear Tea in the Lobby Lounge.
    Photo courtesy of Ariel Ip / The Langham, Pasadena

  • Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

    Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
    Riverside, Calif.

    The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa celebrates the season with its annual Festival of Lights, one of the country’s best holiday lights displays. Visitors can marvel at the 5 million holiday lights, 200 animated figures or the world’s largest man-made mistletoe; take horse-drawn carriage rides; play in freshly fallen snow or feast on seasonal treats from Casey’s Cupcakes.
    Photo courtesy of Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

  • Four Seasons Washington, DC

    Four Seasons Washington, DC
    Washington

    Ice takes over the Four Seasons Washington, DC during the holiday season, with a host of cool experiences. Dine in heated ice domes on the BOURBON STEAK patio, sip ice wines at the ENO Wine Bar and marvel at intricate decorations in the lobby from some of the city’s top designers. Kids can even sleep under the stars in their guest rooms inside glow-in-the-dark domes.
    Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC

  • Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

    Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
    Honolulu

    Waikiki’s oldest hotel sets the scene for a beachside Christmas in paradise, with more than 10,000 lights decorating the property inside and out. The lobby features a giant Christmas tree to welcome guests, while eight additional trees carry the holiday cheer into other common areas.
    Photo courtesy of Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

  • The Roosevelt New Orleans
  • Tenaya Lodge
  • Boca Raton Resort and Club
  • Congress Hall
  • Mohonk Mountain House
  • Chateau on the Lake
  • The Langham, Pasadena
  • Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
  • Four Seasons Washington, DC
  • Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

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

  1. The Roosevelt New Orleans - New Orleans
  2. Tenaya Lodge - Fish Camp, Calif.
  3. Boca Raton Resort and Club - Boca Raton, Fla.
  4. Congress Hall - Cape May, N.J.
  5. Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, N.Y.
  6. Chateau on the Lake - Branson, Mo.
  7. The Langham, Pasadena - Pasadena, Calif.
  8. Mission Inn Hotel & Spa - Riverside, Calif.
  9. Four Seasons Washington, DC - Washington
  10. Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa - Honolulu

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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