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Top Resorts in US/Canada

Rank '09 Name Score
1 4 San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California 96.17
2 13 Four Seasons Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 93.43
2 1 Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, Bluffton, South Carolina 93.43
4 42 Wickaninnish Inn , Tofino, British Columbia 93.14
5 4 Post Hotel & Spa , Lake Louise, Alberta 93.07
6 28 Sonnenalp, Vail, Colorado 92.52
7 14 Montage Laguna Beach, California 92.15
8 9 Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado 91.78
9 - Meadowood Napa Valley, St. Helena, California 91.67
10 7 Auberge du Soleil, Napa, California 91.61
11 - Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa 91.51 Debut
12 - Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee 91.46
13 - InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, Arizona 91.45 Debut
14 22 Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York 91.25
15 36 Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, California 91.20
16 12 The Lodge, Sea Island, Georgia 91.00
17 16 Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina 90.98
18 27 Hotel Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California 90.89
19 50 Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah 90.88
20 46 Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina 90.76
21 6 The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia 90.55
22 - Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, California 90.49 Debut
23 18 Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, California 90.13
24 19 Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida 90.10
25 - Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club, Palm Beach, Florida 90.00
26 - The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida 89.95
27 10 Lodge at Pebble Beach, California 89.86
28 25 Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California 89.85
29 - L'Auberge de Sedona, Arizona 89.73
30 26 Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Lake Placid, New York 89.71
31 - Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Point Clear, Alabama 89.62 Debut $
31 45 Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 89.62 $
33 49 Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona 89.58
34 8 Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Avon, Colorado 89.58
35 31 The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado 89.57
36 23 Four Seasons Resort, Whistler, British Columbia 89.57
37 48 Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida 89.52
38 - The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona 89.51
39 - Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Florida 89.46
40 - Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida 89.30 Debut
41 37 Stephanie Inn, Cannon Beach, Oregon 89.12
42 - Villagio Inn & Spa, Yountville, California 89.00 Debut
43 - L’Auberge Del Mar , Del Mar, California 88.86 Debut
44 - Park Hyatt Aviara Resort (Formerly Four Seasons Resort Aviara), North San Diego 88.85
45 - The Atlantic Hotel, Fort Lauderdale 88.73 Debut
46 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California 88.72
47 - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Orlando 88.64
48 21 Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, California 88.53
49 - WaterColor Inn & Resort, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 88.50
49 15 White Elephant, Nantucket, Massachusetts 88.50
51 - The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 88.48 $

- means that the property was not among the top-ranked in this category last year.

Debut denotes a World's Best debut.

$ Great Value icons denote a rack rate of $250 or less

Press Release | Methodology

Throughout the World’s Best Awards, scores are rounded to the nearest hundredth of a point; in the event of an exact tie, properties, companies, or destinations share the same ranking.

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