Best hotels in the West

Staying in the right hotel can make or break a vacation. Get our recommendations for the best bargains, most unique sleeps, coastal stays, and more

25 best hotels in the West

Check in at our favorite weekend hotels and you're instantly on vacation. Relaxed, pampered, smitten by the scenery

Rancho Valencia
Photo courtesy of Rancho Valencia

Rancho Valencia

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

There's not a thread out of place at this hotel near San Diego. Let us gush: Amazing iced tea at check-in. A suite so large you could move in, like, for life. A great pool and gym. And extraordinary service, as evidenced by the "melt-your-heart turndown" (robes, water, a stuffed animal). For tennis fans, there are 18 courts and pros on staff. $490/$578; 49 suites; ranchovalencia.com

SCORE: 86

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