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The Best U.S. Hotels

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Woodlands Resort & Inn
Summerville, South Carolina

Restored 1906 Greek Revival mansion on 42 forested acres, 30 minutes
west of Charleston.

Score: 91.09
Stats: 18 rooms; 1 house; 1 restaurant; 1 bar.
Competitive Edge: Slow-paced hideaway where antebellum charm meets European grandeur.
Rooms to Book: The bi-level No. 302, with a cupola, spider-paned window, and spiral staircase.
Don't Miss: A private 18-course supper at the chef's table in the dining room kitchen.
Cost: Doubles from $375.
For more detailed information on this hotel, please visit T+L's Woodlands Resort & Inn Guide.

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Blantyre
Lenox, Massachusetts

Tudor-style 1902 manor on 117 acres in the Berkshires.

Score: 90.43
Stats: 24 rooms; 4 cottages; 1 restaurant.
Competitive Edge: A genteel throwback to country hotels of old (tie and jacket required for dinner).
Rooms to Book: Top-floor Dorr and Hillside suites in the separate Carriage House have private porches.
Don't Miss: A game of croquet in the summer.
Cost: Doubles from $550.
For more detailed information on this hotel, please visit T+L's Hotel Guide.

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Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Secluded 3-year-old seaside estate on an Atlantic barrier island beach, 30 minutes south of Charleston.

Score: 90.07
Stats: 255 rooms; 3 restaurants; 3 bars.
Competitive Edge: A sports enthusiast's dream, with 90 holes of golf and world-class tennis.
Rooms to Book: Oceanfront suites face the water; No. 578 has 3 balconies.
Don't Miss: A round of golf on the Pete Dye-designed Ocean Course.
Cost: Doubles from $395.
For more detailed information on this hotel, please visit T+L's Hotel Guide.

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Peninsula Beverly Hills
Los Angeles, California

Urbane hotel in the style of an 18th-century French country estate, 5 blocks from Rodeo Drive.

Score: 89.99
Stats: 194 rooms; 16 villas; 2 restaurants; 1 bar.
Competitive Edge: High-tech glamour (electronic bedside panels summon valets) meets tranquil luxury (gorgeous gardens; serene spa).
Rooms to Book: Those in the rear, overlooking the gardens.
Don't Miss: A Shiffa Precious Gem massage at the newly renovated spa.
Cost: Doubles from $495.
For more detailed information on this hotel, please visit T+L's Hotel Guide.

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Planters Inn
Charleston, South Carolina

Elegant 1844 town house on the edge of the city market, in the historic district.

Score: 89.64
Stats: 64 rooms; 1 restaurant; 1 bar.
Competitive Edge: Delivers all of the charm and intimacy of one of America's most atmospheric cities.
Rooms to Book: Plantation Kings have handmade 4-poster beds.
Don't Miss: Chef Robert Carter's Ultimate Coconut Cake at the Peninsula Grill.
Cost: Doubles from $295.
For more detailed information on this hotel, please visit T+L's Hotel Guide.

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Inn at Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach, California

Contemporary hacienda-style golf resort on the Monterey Peninsula.

Score: 89.63
Stats: 270 rooms; 3 restaurants; 4 bars.
Competitive Edge: The best of both worlds: access to the Pebble Beach course by day, and a lively nighttime atmosphere, thanks to the new outdoor bar with fire pits.
Rooms to Book: Those on the 2nd level in the G or H wing, for the best ocean views.
Don't Miss: Listening to the bagpiper close the course.
Cost: Doubles from $565.
For more detailed information on this hotel, please visit T+L's Hotel Guide.

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Blackberry Farm
Walland, Tennessee

Sprawling country estate with expansive hiking trails on 4,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountain foothills.

Score: 88.62
Stats: 60 rooms; 2 restaurants; 3 bars.
Competitive Edge: Culinary excellence (there is a farmstead on the estate) and plush quarters, in a rugged Appalachian setting.
Rooms to Book: Magnolia, for the best mountain views.
Don't Miss: Roasted Tennessee small chicken in the 1780's barn, which was relocated from Pennsylvania in 2006.
Cost: Doubles from $745, including meals.
For more detailed information on this hotel, please visit T+L's Hotel Guide.

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Madrona Manor
Napa/Sonoma, California

Victorian mansion and estate in Dry Creek Valley, a mile from the historic
center of Healdsburg.

Score: 89.09
Stats: 22 rooms; 1 restaurant; 1 bar.
Competitive Edge: Romantic and atmospheric—a welcome contrast to the area's more contemporary offerings.
Rooms to Book: Nos. 203 and 204, for their balconies, fireplaces, and period furnishings.
Don't Miss: Chef Jesse Mallgren's seafood tasting menu.
Cost: Doubles from $350, including breakfast. No guests under 12.
For more detailed information on this hotel, please visit T+L's Hotel Guide .

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Four Seasons Resort,
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Contemporary alpine lodge at the base of the Tetons.

Score: 89.5
Stats: 124 rooms; 57 condos; 3 restaurants; 3 bars.
Competitive Edge: Ski-in, ski-out access, plus excellent outdoor concierge services.
Rooms to Book: Premium Kings, for their stone fireplaces and terraces overlooking the mountains.
Don't Miss: Après-ski s'mores at the hot springs-style whirlpools.
Cost: Doubles from $675.
For more detailed information on this hotel, please visit T+L's Hotel Guide.

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