Travel is about the experiences and places you explore, but a bad hotel can turn a travel experience into a nightmare. With thousands of hotels to choose from, how can you be sure you'll enjoy the best vacation without any unpleasantries while you're catching your zzz's? Sure, you can read review after review on sites like TripAdvisor, but U.S. News & World Report makes it even easier for you by scouring 30,000 properties across North America and Europe to find the best of the best.
For the 10th consecutive year, U.S. News unveiled the Best Hotels Rankings, finding that 41 hotels in the U.S. have consistently remained in the top 10 percent. Examining luxury hotels and resorts — because, really, how well can that budget hotel on the corner compete with the likes of, say, a Four Seasons? — the report ranked them by number of accolades, hotel class and guest ratings.
While the list of properties that make the grade is extensive, we give you the best hotel in every state, plus Washington, D.C.