“With this Lodge, they have a lot of personalized services — 24-hour butler service for guest rooms. A lot of travelers call out staff for being genuinely friendly and helpful. And then there’s a bevy of amenities: In the warm months, you have the pool and the beach area and three golf courses and lots of restaurants on site. They have a lot of amenities for travelers that provides a resort experience even if it is in a smaller town in Georgia.”
So how much does it cost to stay at the Lodge at Sea Island? According to TripAdvisor, the price range is $354-$712 based on a standard room. Go to the website at www.seaisland.com to check on specific rates and specials.
The Lodge at Sea Island is followed by the Jefferson, Washington, D.C., and ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas, a new addition to the top 10 Best Hotels in the USA. Other new additions to the top 10 list are Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu in Hawaii; the Peninsula Beverly Hills; Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; Waldorf Astoria Chicago; and Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, Calif.
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman is the No. 1 Best Hotel in the Caribbean. Rosewood Mayakoba takes the top spot in the Best Hotels in Mexico rankings. For the third year in a row, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal is the No. 1 Best Hotel in Canada.
Other hotels in Georgia that fared well in the Best Hotels in the USA ranking include the Lodge's sister property, the Cloister at Sea Island, which came in at No. 60; St. Regis in Atlanta, which took the No. 64 spot, and the Four Seasons Atlanta, which landed at No. 97.
The 2016 Best Hotels includes destination-specific rankings for hundreds of popular cities and vacation spots, from Las Vegas and Maui to Turks and Caicos and Puerto Rico. New York City has the most highly ranked hotels among U.S. cities, followed by Las Vegas and Chicago. New content and detailed hotel profiles allow travelers to search for hotels in the U.S. based on specific preferences, such as a pool, a fitness center or pet-friendly accommodations.
The Best Hotels methodology combines a hotel’s industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings. U.S. News scored luxury hotels, identifying the top 10 percent in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with Gold badges.