The best U.S. hotels in 2017

By Ian J. Stark

The travel site TripAdvisor has released a list of U.S. hotels it has chosen as the top 25 at which to stay, with three Manhattan options in the mix. Whether traveling into and through the Midwest, toward a border or to a coast or beyond, the following are the American respites that have earned recommendation....

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The travel site TripAdvisor has released a list of U.S. hotels it has chosen as the top 25 at which to stay, with three Manhattan options in the mix. Whether traveling into and through the Midwest, toward a border or to a coast or beyond, the following are the American respites that have earned recommendation.

25. Hotel Wailea (Wailea, Hawai)

A resort designed to attract with its scenery, it has a 180-degree ocean view of three Hawaiian islands, 300 feet above the sea. It only features 72 suites, so advanced booking is recommended. More information:

24. Auberge du Soleil (Rutherford, Calif.)

A Napa Valley hotel, it also features 50 private maisons, complimentary use of luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicles and fine dining. More information:

23. Hotel Jackson (Jackson, Wyo.)

This 58-room boutique hotel offers a Lebanese-inspired Wyoming fare restaurant and complimentary transportation to area dining and shopping, among other amenities. More information:


22. The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley, Penn.)

The deluxe rooms feature marble walk-in showers and private verandas with scenic views; spa amenities include pools with hydro massage waterfalls, steam rooms, saunas and a 3,000-square-foot cardio weight studio. More information:

21. Henderson Park Inn (Destin, Fla.)

Featuring 35 suites, some rooms offer balconies with beach views and fireplaces. The hotel also hosts a restaurant located on the water. More information:

20. The Wallhouse Hotel (Walnut Creek, Ohio)

Featuring suites built with "Whisper Design" to protect guests from noise, hotel amenities include an indoor pool and outdoor fire pit areas. More information:

19. Casablanca Hotel (Manhattan)

A boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan, guests can visit a club room offering complimentary refreshments at all hours, or use passes to utilize the nearby New York Sports Club. More information:

18. Hotel Giraffe (Manhattan)

This NYC luxury hotel has an Italian restaurant and a rooftop garden, and features a wine and cheese reception daily from 5-8 p.m. (with live piano music on weeknights). More information:

17. Santa Maria Suites (Key West, Fla.)

Guests can relax by the two garden-enclosed heated pools with chilled towels while enjoying poolside service that includes smoothies, popsicles, and fresh fruit; or walk to the beach, where attendants will supply you with chairs, towels and umbrellas. More information:

16. Sea Pines Resort (Hilton Head, S.C.)

Offering golf, tennis, biking trails and natural beaches, this resort also features a marina and six restaurants. More information:

15. Rancho Valencia Rancho (Santa Fe, Calif.)

A resort and spa, the hotel offers 49 hacienda-style suites with private garden patios, a pair of restaurants and fitness activities including cycling, yoga and a tennis facility. More information:

14. EVEN Hotel Times Square South (Manhattan)

Rooms feature spa-styled showers, cooling eucalyptus sheets and adjustable LED lights; the hotel serves health-minded food choices and offers both in-room athletic training zones and group classes. More information:

13. Inn at the Market (Seattle, Wash.)

Located in the Pike Place Market, the hotel has a rooftop deck, four restaurants and a salon; in-room therapeutic massages are available for scheduling. More information:

12. Primland (Meadows of Dan, Va.)

With wildlife available to view on the grounds, this resort also features an Observatory Dome with a telescope for stargazing. Dining options include three eateries; the spa offers treatments supported by local Native American advisers. More information:

11. Inn at the 5th (Eugene, Ore.)

A boutique hotel that provides complimentary airport pickup and drop-off, guests can dine at a French-inspired restaurant and stay in pet-friendly rooms that include both fireplaces and private balconies. More information:

10. Hotel Emma (San Antonio, Texas)

Following the hotel's traditional welcome: a complimentary La Babia margarita, guests can choose from three restaurants in which to dine, swim in the rooftop pool or even head out on complimentary cruiser bikes. More information:

9. Ambassador Hotel Tulsa (Tulsa, Okla.)

A boutique hotel with a restaurant, floors hold only seven rooms and suites; rooms are designed with Italian-stone walk-in showers and custom-crafted furnishings. More information:

8. Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa (Jackson, Wyo.)

Only featuring 32 rooms, this lodge has a restaurant whose menu includes dishes created from organic produce and locally sourced meats, a spa and complimentary shuttle service to nearby skiing opportunities. More information:

7. Icona Diamond Beach (Lower Township, N.J.)

A sundeck, private beach, outdoor heated pool and Beach Bar offers waterside potential, two restaurants are available for dining, and yoga classes take place on the beach come the summer, among other spa services. More information:

6. French Quarter Inn (Charleston, S.C.)

Visitors receive a complimentary breakfast, served either in the lobby, the hotel terrace or delivered to rooms, beach cruiser bicycles are available to borrow and all rooms receive evening turndown service. More information:

5. The Inn at Lost Creek (Telluride, Colo.)

Golf, hiking and biking are warm-weather possibilities; winter guests with skiing in mind can take advantage of the hotel's slope-side location. Featuring a restaurant and a spa, dog-owners can look forward to a pet-friendly personality that includes amenities such as canine spa treatments. More information:

4. Stephanie Inn (Cannon Beach, Ore.)

Gas fireplaces are set in each room, which all also offer ocean views, and the hotel is less than 30 steps from the beach. More information:

3. The Oxford (Hotel Bend, Ore.)

An eco-friendly hotel that runs on renewable energy, it uses natural mattresses and compact fluorescent bulbs, employs water conservation measures and features three complimentary electric vehicle charging stations. More information:

2. The Charmant Hotel (La Crosse, Wis.)

A boutique hotel built within a renovated candy factory, dining can be done at a coffee/wine bar, in a restaurant, on the rooftop eatery or in a 24-hour chocolate shop. More information:

1. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort (Nantucket, Mass.)

Two heated outdoor pools, a restaurant and a full gym featuring fitness and yoga classes are among the amenities available at this hotel and resort that also offers programs for children, including supervised activities for kids ages 3-12 and a set-up designed for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. More information: