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U.S. News & World Report Ranks the Best Hotels in Mexico

April 23, 2013 -

Out of the 340 luxury hotels across Mexico evaluated for the 2013 rankings, 34 properties scored high enough to earn a place on the list of the Best Hotels in Mexico.

The top five are:

1. Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort; Cabo San Lucas

2. Rosewood San Miguel De Allende; San Miguel de Allende

3. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort; Punta de Pita

4. Capella Pedregal; Cabo San Lucas

5. Banyan Tree Cabo Marques; Acapulco See full list: Best Hotels in Mexico

Luxury hotels in Mexico were ranked based on an unbiased methodology that includes the collective opinion of travel experts and guests, expressed through awards, recommendations and ratings. The U.S. News approach reflects the core goal of all of our rankings, which is to help take the guesswork out of choosing the right hotel by providing travelers with an impartial analysis of luxury hotels.

"Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings," said Chad Smolinski, Senior Vice President at U.S. News. "Applying an unbiased approach to identifying these hotels lets us give travelers to Mexico recommendations they can count on."


-- Best Hotels in Mexico: Top 10 percent of all ranked luxury hotels in

-- Best Hotels in [Destination]: Top 30 percent of all ranked luxury hotels
within a Mexican destination (e.g., Puerto Vallarta)


Featured Luxury Hotels


Exotic Estates International
Offering an exquisite collection of luxury vacation rentals in Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, and America's favorite ski areas.




Villa Sabai Jai - Koh Tao, Thailand
Three exclusive, boutique pool villas for rent on the small island Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand -- the perfect place for those seeking privacy, luxury and tranquility.



The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Embark on a European vacation in Southern California at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, an icon of breathtaking architecture, timeless beauty and old world charm.



Mead Brown Costa Rica
A boutique vacation rental firm offering extraordinary private villas and homes plus premium condominiums for those who expect excellent value, personal service and supremely comfortable accommodations.



Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Offering exclusive luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island, features 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views.



Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa - Phuket, Thailand
Offering 22 exquisite pool villas, the resort exudes abundant grandeur in a tranquil and natural environment where the warm turquoise sea caresses the golden sand of Maikhao Beach.



Qantas Vacations: New South Wales Essential Luxury
An artfully curated collection of the best in Australian accommodation, adventure, and immersion. Qantas Vacations brings together truly unique experiences and extraordinary levels of service to hand-craft your luxury vacation in Sydney and beyond.



Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania
The 77-room Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti opened in December 2012 and is particularly well-suited for first-time safari travelers, extended families and groups.



7 Secrets Resort & Wellness Retreat - Lombok, Indonesia
Opening December 15, 2015. There's a sense of exclusivity about 7 Secrets Resort and Wellness Retreat that starts the moment you check in.



PlaneSense, Inc.
A fractional aircraft ownership program based in Portsmouth, NH, in operation since 1995. It is the only program that combines affordable, practical ownership with world-class service.




Natai Beach Resort & Spa, Phang-Nga - Phuket, Thailand
Situated on a private beach, the property is an intimate 106-room resort specializing in Spa & Wellness and featuring deluxe pool or sea view rooms, and spacious 2-story duplexes.




Rancho Cielo - Luxury Villa Rental
A private 24-acre mountainside property with breathtaking views of Playa Hermosa, north Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.




Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
An exclusive luxury 'resort within a resort' with 24 suites at St. Lucia's famed Anse Chastanet Resort, in a truly romantic and magical setting poised high overlooking St. Lucia's Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea.




The NoMad Hotel - New York City
A turn of the century Beaux-Arts building that has been masterfully restored to its original grandeur with interiors by world renowned French designer Jacques Garcia.



The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond La Jolla hotel located just 15 miles north of downtown San Diego.



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