This Georgia hotel ranks among the best in the nation

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Each year, U.S. News & World Report scores thousands of hotel to find the 50 best in the United States.There is one Georgia hotel that is consistently on this list.The Cloister at Sea Island came in at No. 30 in this year's ranking.“A south Georgia gem, The Cloister at Sea Island has hosted world leaders, championship golfers, couples and various other types of travelers for more than 90 years,” the ranking states. .Since opening in 1928, it has welcomed guests from around the world, including George H.W. and Barbara Bush, who visited the hotel in 1945

U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 30 among the thousands it considered

If you’re looking for a great escape that allows you to stay at one of the best hotels in the nation, you don’t have to travel too far from metro Atlanta.

A new report says one of the best hotels in the nation is right here in Georgia.

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The annual “50 Best Hotels in the USA” list from U.S. News & World Report ranked The Cloister at Sea Island at No. 30.

According the outlet, they considered more than 4,000 hotels when compiling the list. The rankings are based on factors like the hotel’s star rating, industry accolades and guest reviews.

To qualify, a hotel must have at least 20 or more rooms. In years past, the hotels had to be rated at least a 4-, 4.5- or 5-star property, but in 2019, the report expanded to include 3.5-star hotels that had also earned industry awards.  The full methodology can be found here.

The Cloister has consistently been considered a 5-star property. In this year’s rankings, the author called the property “a south Georgia gem.”

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The Cloister on Sea Island. Contributed by Sea Island Company

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The Cloister on Sea Island. Contributed by Sea Island Company

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The Cloister on Sea Island. Contributed by Sea Island Company

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“A south Georgia gem, The Cloister at Sea Island has hosted world leaders, championship golfers, couples and various other types of travelers for more than 90 years,” the ranking states. “Its expansive seaside location makes it perfect for families, groups and anyone hosting an event. Ranked as the No. 1 Best Hotel in Georgia, it offers varying accommodation types to suit the needs of every visitor. Book a room or suite in the main building for easy access to the property’s restaurants and amenities, including a spa, a fitness center and 16 Har-Tru tennis courts. High ceilings, down bedding, wood beams, Oriental rugs and rain showers give the accommodations a comforting, homey feel. Best of all, a stay at The Cloister at Sea Island puts guests across the street from the resort’s private beach.”

The Sea Island property has been in business for more than 90 years. Since opening in 1928, it has welcomed dignified guests from around the world, including George H.W. and Barbara Bush, who visited the hotel in 1945.

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These are the top five hotels nationwide, according to the report:

1. Four Seasons Resort Lanai

2. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

3. The Peninsula Chicago

4. The Beverly Hills Hotel

5. The Langham, Chicago

The full list can be found here.