The right accommodations can make or break your vacation. One vacation planning mistake you don’t want to make is overlooking the importance of finding the best lodging you can afford. And even with the rising popularity of unconventional and sometimes over-the-top Airbnbs, hotels continue to be a safe bet.
When booking a hotel, your host can’t cancel on you and you’re assured safety for yourself and your belongings. You can also still have plenty of fun at a hotel, even if it isn’t a top-notch bed & breakfast or a highly-rated Airbnb vacation home. There are plenty of fantastic hotels throughout the country, so we sought out the best lodgings across America, whether you’re looking for a night’s stay or an amazing weekend getaway.
In order to determine which hotels made the cut, we took a look at our own reviews and previous best-of lists as well as those from other publications. Considering both boutique and chain hotels, as well as all-inclusive resorts and the top B&Bs, we read through user ratings of the most popular hotels on review sites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Foursquare, paying special attention to what they had to say about hotel amenities, guest services, and location. We also took into account awards and accolades presented to hotels by relevant travel organizations. For a glimpse of America’s finest accommodations, take a look at the best hotel in every state.