Whether you're planning a vacation, honeymoon or business trip, selecting your hotel is about so much more than a place to sleep. The best hotels and resorts offer a variety of amenities, activities and dining options to ensure you have a perfect experience.
We searched high and low for the best hotels, best hotel amenities and best resorts across the United States by inviting a panel of hotel and travel experts to nominate their top picks. For the last four weeks, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite in each category. The results are in.
Click on each category below to see the full winners list.
Best All-Inclusive Resort: Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana
Triple Creek Ranch offers an all-inclusive vacation unlike any other — Photo courtesy of Jessica Brown
A luxury guest ranch in western Montana, Triple Creek Ranch offers an all-inclusive vacation experience complete with stunning scenery, plush accommodations in private log cabins and outdoor activities throughout the year. The menu of activities includes horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, archery, lawn games, skiing, snowshoeing and even equestrian skijoring.
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Best Boutique Hotel: Beaufort Hotel North Carolina in Beaufort, North Carolina
The Beaufort Hotel North Carolina puts thought and intention into every guest's stay — Photo courtesy of Beaufort Hotel
Walking tours, bird-watching and scuba diving are among the many adventures to choose from at Beaufort Hotel. Sustainability practices and accommodations are greatly admired by guests during their stay, as well as rooms with waterfront views. Signature events and local attractions add more reasons to stay at Beaufort.
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Best Budget Hotel Brand: Motel 6
Motel 6 offers incredible value to travelers on a budget — Photo courtesy of Motel 6
Well-loved and easily recognized by those traveling America's roadways, Motel 6 has made a name for itself by being clean, friendly, dependable and, most importantly, affordable. Expanded cable TV and pet-friendly rooms make this hotel a good choice for those looking to stay within their budget. Free coffee in the mornings makes waking up and getting going a pleasure.
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Best Destination Resort: Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Lavish accommodations boast stunning views at this award-winning hotel — Photo courtesy of Acqualina Resort & Residences
Located on the Florida Riviera, this award-winning Miami resort's setting resembles an all-inclusive villa, with a vast tropical beachfront and luxurious extras like fresh fruit and homemade biscotti delivered to the rooms, a marine biology-based children's program and heavenly spa access. Lavish accommodations boast stunning views, while three pools add to the appeal.
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Best Eco-Friendly Hotel: Viceroy Snowmass in Snowmass Village, Colorado
The best eco-friendly hotel is LEED Gold certified — Photo courtesy of Viceroy Snowmass
The LEED Gold certified hotel is 30% more energy efficient than similar traditional properties, thanks to improved insulation, high-performance windows and an energy management system. All cleaning products are non-toxic and hypoallergenic, and shampoo and conditioner bottles get cleaned and resealed to limit waste.
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Best Family Resort: Woodloch Resort in Hawley, Pennsylvania
Woodloch Resort will provide your family with memories to last a lifetime — Photo courtesy of Woodloch Resort
The Woodloch Resort welcomes families to the Poconos with accommodations ranging from single rooms to two-bedroom suites. Meals are served family style, and guests enjoy access to a range of activities daily, with amenities like a rock-climbing wall, indoor and outdoor pools, go-karts, bumper cars and boats, kayaks and, in the winter, snow tubing.
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Best Health & Wellness Resort: Eupepsia in Bland, Virginia
Reconnect with yourself at the best health & wellness resort, Eupepsia — Photo courtesy of Eupepsia
This 250-acre wellness sanctuary in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley seeks to help guests reconnect with themselves through the philosophy of Ayurveda. Guests enjoy vegetarian farm-to-table meals, health screenings and a range of therapies tailored to each individual.
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Best Historic Hotel: Historic Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Historic Hotel Bethlehem was named Best Historic Hotel two years in a row — Photo courtesy of Historic Hotels of America
Guests of the Historic Hotel Bethlehem can learn about the hotel’s storied history in the Lower Lobby. A hotel has occupied the site since 1741, though the structure was used as a convalescence home for World War I soldiers for a period. Today, guests enjoy modern amenities in this historic setting in the heart of Moravian Bethlehem.
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Best Hotel Bar: The Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana
The Sazerac cocktail is the signature drink of New Orleans — Photo courtesy of The Roosevelt New Orleans
Named after the world's first mixed drink (according to some), The Sazerac Bar has been quenching New Orleans' thirst for decades. Located within The Roosevelt New Orleans, this classic space features an African walnut bar and murals by Paul Ninas; it was once a popular haunt of politician Huey P. Long.
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Best Hotel Pool: Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu in Koloa, Hawaii
Guests of Koloa Landing Resort better leave plenty of pool time in their schedule — Photo courtesy of Koloa Landing Resort
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu is home to one of the largest single pools on the island of Kauai. The 350,000-gallon Main Pool is packed with waterslides, swim-through waterfalls, a grotto and an infinity edge. The smaller but equally spectacular Lagoon Pool offers 6,000 square feet of family-friendly fun.
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Best Hotel Restaurant: Kuro at Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey
The best hotel restaurant can be found in Atlantic City — Photo courtesy of iStock / Artit_Wongpradu
Kuro at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City features contemporary Japanese dishes made from a combination of local ingredients and items imported from Japan. Diners can pair sushi, tempura, grilled meats and fresh seafood with an assortment of Japanese whiskies, shochu, sake and wine.
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Best Hotel Spa: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando in Orlando, Florida
Unwind at The Ritz-Carlton Spa in Orlando — Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton, Orlando
The grand dame of spas in Orlando has been known as The Spa at Grande Lakes. Located between sister properties, the JW Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, this multi-floor spa includes 40 treatment rooms, a 4,000-square-foot heated lap pool, a well-stocked boutique and a spa cafe. The spa may even make you forget to visit the theme parks.
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Best Luxury Hotel Brand: Anantara
Guests at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas receive the royal treatment — Photo courtesy of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
The luxuries are endless at Anantara Hotels and Resorts. Guests are welcomed with open arms as they're guided through the many signature experiences offered. With treatment fit for a royal, any destination with Anantara leads to great satisfaction.
Explore throughout each journey, discover new things and create lifetime memories within your travels. Surf along the beaches of Bali, dine in the finest of restaurants, fly high above the gorgeous views of Sri Lanka and unwind with a treatment of deep relaxation; Anantara has it all.
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Best New Hotel: Kimpton Midtown Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia
Kimpton Midtown Atlanta may be the new kid on the block but it's making a name for itself — Photo courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Inspired by the city's vibrant atmosphere, Kimpton Midtown Atlanta is Atlanta's newest hotel. Amenities such as loaner designer bikes, complimentary evening social hour and valet parking all elevate the guest experience. The hotel offers a ground floor restaurant and mezzanine Bar, in-room dining and a 24-hour fitness center. Guest rooms and specialty suites have walk-in showers, stocked minibars and gorgeous views.
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Best Pet-Friendly Hotel: XV Beacon in Boston, Massachusetts
Bring your canine friend along to the Best Pet-Friendly Hotel, XV Beacon — Photo courtesy of Teig
All four-legged guests are warmly welcomed at XV Beacon in Boston with a range of amenities for your pooch. Dogs receive a housemade dog biscuit at check-in, sleep in plush beds and enjoy a nightly turn down water service. The dog-friendly Boston Common is just a few steps away.
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Best Romantic Hotel: Hamilton-Turner Inn in Savannah, Georgia
Hamilton-Turner Inn offers the perfect place to escape with your romantic partner — Photo courtesy of Hamilton-Turner Inn
This romantic inn in the already romantic city of Savannah sits just off Lafayette Square in the heart of the Historic District. A former private home built in the French Empire style, the hotel offers daily breakfast, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening, and a cozy fireplace for a nightcap.
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Best Waterfront Hotel: Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts
Chatham Bars Inn provides guests with a quarter-mile of private beach — Photo courtesy of Chatham Bars Inn
With a quarter-mile private beach and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, this classic New England destination has welcomed guests to Cape Cod since 1914. With 25 landscaped acres, poolside and beachfront cabanas and lounges, cottages and five dining areas, there’s a lot to enjoy. Settle into an Adirondack chair, stroll into town or get out on the water to watch the whales.
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