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T+L Family 50 | 2008

Disneyland’s choicest digs, done in traditional Craftsman style. California Adventure Park is a turnstile away.

Photo courtesy of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

U.S. + Canada

#2 DISNEY'S GRAND CALIFORNIAN HOTEL & SPA
Anaheim, California
Score: 91.06

Disneyland’s choicest digs, done in traditional Craftsman style. California Adventure Park is a turnstile away.

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Beach-hued guest rooms and a serious spa, on a bluff between L.A. and San Diego.

Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

U.S. + Canada

#3 RITZ-CARLTON LAGUNA NIGUEL
California
Score: 89.03

Beach-hued guest rooms and a serious spa, on a bluff between L.A. and San Diego.

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Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Adobe lodgings surrounded by red-rock cliffs. Leave the kids to their sand-painting while you get an aura cleansing.

Courtesy of Enchantment Resort

U.S. + Canada

#4 ENCHANTMENT RESORT
Sedona, Arizona
Score: 87.12

Adobe lodgings surrounded by red-rock cliffs. Leave the kids to their sand-painting while you get an aura cleansing.

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Enchantment Resort

Nine pools, three nine-hole golf courses, and a tennis center with four different court surfaces—all at the foot of Camelback Mountain.

Courtesy of The Phoenician

U.S. + Canada

#5 THE PHOENICIAN
Scottsdale, Arizona
Score: 86.63

Nine pools, three nine-hole golf courses, and a tennis center with four different court surfaces—all at the foot of Camelback Mountain.

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The Phoenician

A storied century-old lodge on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

Courtesy of El Tovar Hotel

U.S. + Canada

#6 EL TOVAR HOTEL
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Score: 86.21

A storied century-old lodge on the Grand Canyon's South Rim.

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El Tovar Hotel

Banff National Park’s 550-room lakeside confection.

Courtesy of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

U.S. + Canada

#7 FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE
Alberta
Score: 86.01

Banff National Park’s 550-room lakeside confection.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

This spread in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains has golf, tennis, biking, skiing (at Mount Bachelor), and even an observatory.

Courtesy of Sunriver Resort

U.S. + Canada

#8 SUNRIVER RESORT
Oregon
Score: 86.00

This spread in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains has golf, tennis, biking, skiing (at Mount Bachelor), and even an observatory.

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Sunriver Resort

Colonial Williamsburg at its most regal—with lawn bowling and a spa.

Courtesy of Williamsburg Inn

U.S. + Canada

#9 WILLIAMSBURG INN
Virginia
Score: 85.00

Colonial Williamsburg at its most regal—with lawn bowling and a spa.

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Williamsburg Inn

Amid a beach, dunes, and a golf course, guests live it up in roomy houses and at an inn.

Courtesy of Sea Pines Resort

U.S. + Canada

#10 SEA PINES RESORT
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Score: 84.91

Amid a beach, dunes, and a golf course, guests live it up in roomy houses and at an inn.

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Sea Pines Resort

A Tuscan-style retreat on a pink-sand beach.

Courtesy of St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach

U.S. + Canada

#11 ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH RESORT
Dana Point, California
Score: 84.80

A Tuscan-style retreat on a pink-sand beach.

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St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

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