The 15 Best Resorts in the Continental U.S.

The best resorts in the United States, according to Travel + Leisure readers, deliver a strong sense of local character and a distinct connectedness to their geographic surroundings, whether they’re in New England or California. Attentive, warm service placed these resorts — many of which are returning favorites — ahead of their competitors.


Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L invites its readers to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels (including safari lodges) were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.


On the West Coast, dreamy properties in popular Southern California locales snagged three spots: No. 5 San Ysidro Ranch and No. 9 Rosewood Miramar Beach (both in Santa Barbara County) and No. 15 Sparrows Lodge (part of the boutique-resort renaissance in Palm Springs). One voter said this property is “stylish, well-situated, and has exceptional service. Sparrows Lodge is my favorite destination in Palm Springs.” The promise of wide-open spaces attracted travelers to nature-centric options like No. 10 the Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, in the Park City, Utah resort area, and No. 3 Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, a glamping venue in South Dakota. “There are amazing views right from the camp,” affirmed one voter. “Sit on the patio with a glass of wine for a beautiful sight.”


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Sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and elevated hospitality created a powerful triumvirate in Florida. The Nobu Hotel Miami Beach won this year’s No. 8 spot, impressing readers with food, service, and stylish interior design. One voter raved about the in-room dining (in the evenings, guests can order signature Nobu dishes such as spicy tuna), while another “loved the Japanese-designed rooms.” For a quieter escape farther north, off the coast of Georgia, the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island (No. 4) embodies what one traveler called “a true luxury eco-lodge.” Guests can learn about local wildlife, go kayaking, and disconnect from plugged-in society. “There are no TVs or radios,”

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Palladium Lodge Group Signal Strategic Alliance

Wyndham Lodges & Resorts, the world’s biggest resort franchising corporation with more than 8,900 lodges in about 95 international locations, and Palladium Lodge Team, a person of the largest Spanish resort organizations, announced, these days, a business alliance that will include extra than 6,500 rooms to Wyndham’s Registry Selection. The 14 stunning all-inclusive TRS Motels and Grand Palladium Resorts & Resorts managed by Palladium Lodge Group are positioned in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Brazil and will join Wyndham’s portfolio beneath a prolonged-phrase settlement leveraging Wyndham’s comprehensive distribution and bringing Wyndham’s all-inclusive resort portfolio to 26 inns.

“Expanding Registry Collection Hotels proceeds Wyndham’s world wide growth in the luxurious space and grants additional tourists entry to new, preeminent experiences in some of the most extraordinary destinations,” mentioned Geoffrey A. Ballotti, president and main govt officer of Wyndham Resorts & Resorts. “These special, all-inclusive lodges are intended to assure that guests – irrespective of whether redeeming Wyndham Rewards factors or scheduling right – will get pleasure from an elevated holiday.”

“This arrangement with a lodge business that has one particular of the biggest distribution capacities in the United States is a good pairing for us” – mentioned Jesús Sobrino, CEO of Palladium Lodge Group – “This alliance is section of our motivation to the American market place due to its proximity and excellent air connectivity with the Caribbean destinations where by we operate. We are also extremely pleased to incorporate synergies concerning our Palladium Benefits application and Wyndham Rewards®, regarded as 1 of the best loyalty plans in the industry. As a lodge administration corporation, many thanks to this agreement, we make improvements to our price proposition to homeowners, as we include to it a excellent know-how and encounter of running all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.”

Registry Assortment Motels is a collection of hotels handpicked for their unbelievable ordeals in amazing locations with an unmistakable individuality, elevated by considerate style and design and world-class service, crucial values shared by Palladium Hotel Group’s manufacturers. As aspect of the arrangement, Palladium Hotel Group’s two all-inclusive luxurious manufacturers Grand Palladium Inns & Resorts and

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The 15 Best Resorts in Europe

While Europe is a large continent with many countries, one destination continues to capture Travel + Leisure readers’ hearts: Italy. Travelers enthusiastically returned to its countryside and waterfront properties. In fact, six of the places on this list are hotels around Lake Como and on the Amalfi Coast.


Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels (including safari lodges) were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city hotel, resort, or safari lodge based on their locations and amenities.


Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, hotel, Villa Gauggiole, Master Bedroom, Montalcino, Italy.
Courtesy of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

What do the Italian properties on the list bring to the table? “A beautiful escape from reality,” a voter wrote of No. 10 Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como. “I truly felt transported and the most relaxed in my life.” Another fan called it “my favorite hotel on the planet.” Also on Lake Como, No. 13 Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has incredible “views both from and of the property,” according to one T+L reader.


Santorini, the volcanic gem in the southern Aegean Sea, nabbed three of Greece’s four spots this year, while France snagged two spots with Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa (No. 4) and Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa (No. 5). The former is a magical hilltop resort inside Luberon Regional Nature Park, with stunning views of the region of Provence, while the latter is the only luxury hotel in the beloved Champagne wine region.


Below, find out which other resorts readers chose as the best resorts in Europe.



1. Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Italy

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, hotel exterior on Il Borgo Avenue, Montalcino, Italy.
Courtesy of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

While nearly all of the other Italian properties on the list are on Lake Como or the Amalfi Coast, this centuries-old Tuscan estate snagged the top prize, with a near-perfect score

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The 10 Best Resorts in Central America

As it did last year, Costa Rica leads the pack of winners for 2022’s best resorts in Central America with a whopping seven spots. Belize managed to secure two spots on the list, with Nicaragua snagging the last slot this time. It seems, for now, Costa Rica’s hospitality prowess remains unmatched by its neighbors.


Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels (including safari lodges) were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city hotel, resort, or safari lodge based on their locations and amenities.


Belize continues to represent an incredible value, with a landscape that can go toe-to-toe with Costa Rica, offering lush rain forests, powder-sand beaches, and pristine waters for diving and snorkeling. Eco-lodge Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort (No. 6) is a prime example, offering personalized service and friendly staffers who lead “excursions that are excellent due to their top-notch tour guides,” according to one voter, who also gushed, “Hamanasi now has a special place in my heart!”


Nayara Tented Camp, hotel pool, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica.
Constanza Nayara Resorts

Rancho Santana, which came in at No. 4, is a dynamic surfing spot in Nicaragua. One person mentioned its “spectacular beaches, fishing, turtle sanctuary, and truly unique birding.” Other highlights include farm-to-table dining and its “excellent private beach” that one reader praised. Another fan summarized: “hidden treasure.”


The best resorts in Central America all elicit similarly enthusiastic comments from readers. So what set this year’s No. 1 apart? Read on for the details — and to see the entire list.



1. Nayara Tented Camp, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Nayara Tented Camp, hotel guest room, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica.
Brice Ferre Studios/Courtesy to Nayara Tented Camp

A Nayara property has topped this category for the last three years — and the two sister resorts are never too far behind. This is the second year

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Best New Resorts, Restaurants, and Shows in Las Vegas

Even the taxi driver from the airport was impressed. “Damn,” he said, as a dancing, 23-story Katy Perry beckoned us up the driveway of Resorts World, a new Las Vegas hotel complex with a 100,000-square-foot LED video screen on one of its glass flanks. So distracted was the driver by Katy’s sci-fi sashaying that he dropped me at the wrong entrance. I was booked in at Crockfords, an ultra-luxury hotel-within-a-hotel that joins Hilton and Conrad properties to make up this 3,506-room, $4.3 billion mega-resort. But instead I found myself on the casino floor — and promptly got lost in a space as cavernous as an airplane hangar.

Happily succumbing to the sensory overload, I drifted from the chiming poker machines and roulette tables to an Asian street-food arcade, where I used a digital kiosk to order Singapore noodles and a plate of South Indian roti from an array of spice-scented hawker stalls. Along the way, I stopped to admire displays of sacred Vegas relics: an oil painting by Liberace and one of his limousines — a white Rolls-Royce covered with mirror tiles. When I did eventually find Crockfords, I was whisked to my room on the 65th floor, where floor-to-ceiling windows maximized my view of the mountains of the Nevada desert. Below me the electric Katy danced away in silence, like something between “Blade Runner” and “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.”

Two scenes from Las Vegas, showing a postcard-style mural, and two showgirls walking on the strip

From left: A mural in the Arts District; Las Vegas Boulevard is once again packed with visitors and performers. | Credit: David Williams

Nobody goes to Las Vegas in search of subtlety or moderation. When it comes to over-the-top glitz, the city has been outdoing itself ever since Brooklyn mobster Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingo Hotel & Casino rose like a mirage from the desert in 1946. So it’s not surprising that the city used the closures brought on by the pandemic to up the ante yet again. Large-scale resorts opened (Resorts World, Circa, Virgin), while landmarks like the Bellagio took the opportunity to

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Luxury Resorts Are Opening New Customers-Only Clubs to Cater to an Ignored Group: The Locals

Gleneagles is about to distribute its wings. This spring, the golfing resort in the Scottish Highlands will increase a next site, its 33-place Townhouse, in a conversion of the Financial institution of Scotland (previously the British Linen Organization) in Edinburgh’s town center. This will be much more than just a luxurious resort, while: 1,000 locals will also be invited to sign up for its members club, having to pay once-a-year dues of all around $2,900 for the privilege.

And while one restaurant on the residence will remain general entry, all other onsite choices, together with the rooftop bar and extensive health and fitness center and wellness facilities, will be readily available only to present-day visitors and individuals find in-towners members will also obtain priority in-home reserving and discounted premiums. Gleneagles controlling director Conor O’Leary tells Robb Report it is a normal product for a hotel that started out as a golfing club. There’s also a gap in the industry in the Scottish cash, he adds, considering that there is no standalone members club or Soho Dwelling outpost there. “We know a ton of users that come to Gleneagles reside and do the job in Edinburgh,” he clarifies. “So we imagine the 33 rooms will be taken up by people today we know previously, one way or a further.”

Additional from Robb Report

A rendering of the Gleneagles Members Lounge. - Credit: Courtesy of Gleneagles

A rendering of the Gleneagles Customers Lounge. – Credit rating: Courtesy of Gleneagles

Courtesy of Gleneagles

Gleneagles Townhouse isn’t an outlier. Progressively, high-conclude lodges all over the world are creating identical systems aiming to charm as considerably to close by citizens as to site visitors. The before long-to-debut 35-place Aster Resort in Hollywood will comply with the Gleneagles model of advertising memberships as perfectly as rooms keep at a single of the 700-sq.-foot suites at this grown ups-only resort and you develop into a short term passholder to its facilities along with 3,000 handpicked locals, each spending $3,600 per yr. Aster’s operator is Salt Inns, a boutique business co-established by David Bowd, an alum of André Balazs’s empire, which features Chateau Marmont in LA. (Some

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