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The Best Places to Bed Down in America

Here are the top-ranked hotels from four of the most respected travel authorities . The American Automobile Association (AAA) and the Mobil Travel Guide both release a yearly list of the nation's best hotels. Also in the hotel rating game are two well-known travel publications: the Hideaway Report, a newsletter, and Condé Nast Traveler magazine. AAA and Mobil utilize roving teams of inspectors, whereas Hideaway and Condé Nast rely on reader polls. To appear on our list, a hotel had to receive top marks from at least two of the four authorities we consulted. Only eight hotels--checked in red--made it on to all four lists.

Hotel Hideway Condé
Nast
AAA Mobil
Auberge du Soleil,
Rutherford, Calif. 800-348-5406
X X . .
The Boulders,
Carefree, Ariz. 203-868-0541
X X X .
The Broadmoor,
Colorado Springs, Colo. 800-634-7711
. X X X
The Carlyle,
New York, N.Y. 800-227-5737
X X . X
The Cloister,
Sea Island, Ga. 800-732-4752
X X X .
C Lazy U Ranch,
Granby, Colo. 303-887-3344
. . X X
Four Seasons,
Boston, Mass. 800-332-3442
X X X .
Four Seasons,
Chicago, Ill. 800-332-3442
X X X X
Four Seasons,
Clift, San Francisco, Calif. 800-332-3442
X X X X
Four Seasons,
Washington, D.C. 800-332-3442
X X X .
Four Seasons,
Resort, Maui, Hawai'i 800-332-3442
X X X .
Four Seasons,
Hotel, Newport Beach, Calif. 800-332-3442
. X X .
Four Seasons,
New York, N.Y. 800-332-3442
X X X .
Four Seasons,
Philidelphia, Pa. 800-332-3442
. X X .
Four Seasons,
Seattle, Wash. 800-332-3442
X X X .
Grand Wailea Beach Resort,
Wailea, Hawai'i 800-233-1234
. X X .
The Greenbrier,
White Sulphur Springs, W.V. .800-624-6070
X X X X
Halekulani,
Honolulu, Hawai'i 800-367-2343
X X X .
Hotel Bel Air,
Los Angeles, Calif. 800-648-4097
X X . X
Hyatt Regency,
Maui, Hawai'i 800-233-1234
. X X .
Inn at Little Washington,
Washington, Va. 703-675-3800
X X X X
The Little Nell,
Aspen, Colo. 800-525-6200
X . X .
Lodge at Koele,
Lanai, Hawai'i 800-321-4666
X X . .
Lodge at Pebble Beach,
Pebble Beach, Calif. 800-654-9300
X X . .
Mansion at Turtle Creek,
Dallas, Texas 800-527-5432
X X X X
Marriott's Camelback Inn,
Phoenix, Ariz. 800-242-2635
. . X X
Mauna Lani Bay,
Kohala Coast, Hawai'i 800-367-2323
X X X .
Meadowood,
St. Helena, Calif. 800-458-8080
X X . .
The Peninsula,
Beverly Hills, Calif. 800-262-9467
. X X X
The Phoencian,
Scottsdale, Ariz. 800-888-8234
X X . X
Ritz Carlton Buckhead,
Atlanta, Ga. 800-241-3333
X X X .
Ritz Carlton,
Boston, Mass. 800-241-3333
X X . .
Ritz Carlton,
Chicago, Ill. 800-241-3333
X X X .
Ritz Carlton,
Laguna Niguel, Calif. 800-241-3333
X X X X
Ritz Carlton,
Naples, Fla. 800-241-3333
X X X X
Ritz Carlton,
San Francisco, Calif. 800-241-3333
X X X X
Stouffer Wailea Beach Resort,
Maui, Hawai'i 800-992-4532
. X X .
St. Regis,
New York, N.Y. 800-759-7550
X . X .
Scottsdale Princess,
Scottsdale, Ariz. 800-223-1818
. X X .
Ventana,
Big Sur, Calif. 800-628-6500
X X . .
Williamsburg Inn,
Williamsburg, Va. 800-447-8679
. X . X
Windsor Court,
New Orleans, La. 800-262-2662
X X X .


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