Best New Hotel (2018)


Whether for work or for pleasure, a hotel stay can make or break a travel experience. Luckily, dozens of new hotels open their doors across the United States each year, offering travelers even greater choice in where to catch their z's. We asked a panel of travel experts to nominate their 20 favorite hotel openings of 2017, and for the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites. 

  • Wm. Mulherin's Sons

    Wm. Mulherin's Sons

    An abandoned whiskey blending and bottling facility from 1890 has been repurposed into one of Philadelphia's newest properties, Wm. Mulherin's Sons. This boutique hotel features four rooms, each with king size beds, custom-crafted furniture, vintage rugs and living plants. The on-site restaurant serves rustic Italian wood-fired fare.
    Photo courtesy of Wm. Mulherin's Sons / Facebook

  • Lodge Kohler

    Lodge Kohler
    Green Bay, Wis.

    Located just 100 yards from iconic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Lodge Kohler brings the signature Kohler spa experience, along with 144 relaxing rooms and suites, a rooftop bar, indoor outdoor cafe and a fifth floor restaurant to Titletown.
    Photo courtesy of Lodge Kohler

  • Detroit Foundation Hotel

    Detroit Foundation Hotel

    Housed in a former firehouse building, the Detroit Foundation Hotel brings 100 modern, boutique rooms (some with views of the Detroit River) to the heart of the city, along with collaborations with local artists and the Apparatus Room, a restaurant serving new American cuisine highlighting Midwestern ingredients.
    Photo courtesy of Detroit Foundation Hotel / Facebook

  • San Francisco Proper Hotel

    San Francisco Proper Hotel
    San Francisco

    Proper Hotel, a new luxury property housed in San Francisco's historic Flatiron building, comprises 131 unique rooms equipped with amenities like walk-in rainshowers, Aesop bath products and smart technology. Other on-property features include three restaurants and bars and a 24-hour gymnasium.
    Photo courtesy of San Francisco Proper Hotel

  • Pendry San Diego

    Pendry San Diego
    San Diego

    Pendry San Diego, situated in the middle of the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter, features 317 guest rooms (36 suites), a rooftop pool, 24-hour fitness center, six restaurants and bars, Spa Pendry and amenities like luxury linens, Bluetooth-enabled speakers and heritage photography of the California coastline.
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • 21c Nashville

    21c Nashville

    21c Museum Hotels opened its newest property in Nashville within the historic Gray and Dudley building. The 124-room hotel includes 10,500-square-feet of contemporary art-filled exhibition space, as well as a new restaurant, Gray & Dudley, with Chef Levon Wallace at the helm.
    Photo courtesy of 21c Museum Hotels

  • The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens

    The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens
    St. Augustine, Fla.

    Located within the former Dow Museum of Historic Houses, a landmark dating back to 1790, The Collector Inn in St. Augustine blends luxury amenities with a sense of history through a collection of museum-worthy antiques, centuries-old brick courtyard and 30 individually appointed rooms featuring coquina walls, refurbished hardwood floors and fireplaces.
    Photo courtesy of The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens

  • Dossier Hotel

    Dossier Hotel
    Portland, Ore.

    Signature amenities at Portland's new Dossier Hotel include pillow menus, ice cream delivery from Salt & Straw, a library of books of faith, pet welcome amenities and a sleep experience that includes down comforters and Beautyrest pillow-top mattresses. 
    Photo courtesy of Dossier Hotel

  • Ace Hotel Chicago

    Ace Hotel Chicago

    Situated within a concrete and glass industrial building in Chicago's West Loop, the new Ace Hotel Chicago offers some novel amenities to Windy City travelers, including a classic photo booth, vinyl turntables and Martin guitars in select rooms, original artwork and a rooftop bar with nightly live entertainment.
    Photo courtesy of Ace Hotel Chicago / Facebook

  • Hotel Chaco

    Hotel Chaco

    Situated in Albuquerque's historic Old Town, Hotel Chaco celebrates American Indian heritage through a collection of works by contemporary Native American New Mexican artists. The hotel features a rooftop restaurant and lounge, outdoor swimming pool with hot tub and 24-hour fitness center.
    Photo courtesy of Minh Quan / Hotel Chaco


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

  1. Wm. Mulherin's Sons - Philadelphia
  2. Lodge Kohler - Green Bay, Wis.
  3. Detroit Foundation Hotel - Detroit
  4. San Francisco Proper Hotel - San Francisco
  5. Pendry San Diego 
  6. 21c Nashville 
  7. The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens - St. Augustine, Fla.
  8. Dossier Hotel - Portland, Ore.
  9. Ace Hotel Chicago
  10. Hotel Chaco - Albuquerque

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Marla Cimini (USA TODAY), Eric Grossman, Gerrish Lopez and Christopher Parr (Pursuitist) were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of American travel.

Congratulations to these winning new hotels!

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