U.S. News and World Report has ranked Bluffton's Inn at Palmetto Bluff as the number one hotel in America.
The hotel is, of course, in the Plamett Bluff portion of town on the other side of May River from downtown Bluffton (map below).
Here's what U.S. News and World Report had to say about the resort in their recently released list of the "10 Best Hotels in the USA":
Off of a road called Old Palmetto Bluff, about 30 minutes west of Hilton Head, you'll find the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, in other words, what many have found to be the ultimate Lowcountry escape. Marty Wall, general manager at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff says, "The property truly speaks for itself, the four-mile drive with the oaks over arching the road, our village square and the river front, captures all that is unique to the Lowcountry and our resort." Just 50 cottages and cottage suites dapple the landscape of forests and meadows, making the luxurious resort feel intimate and cozy. But amenities like an award-winning spa with treatments like the Palmetto Pluff Mud Wrap or the Organic Fruit & Pumpkin Peel facial are as sophisticated as they come. And as you might imagine, the dining choices are also sublime, from the upscale Lowcountry cuisine at the River House Restaurant to the tasty casual fare at the Buffalos. A scenic 18-hole golf course is also at guests' disposal. Wentworth Mansion was beaten out of the top spots by the No. 2 ranked Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele (Lanai, Hawaii) and No. 1 ranked Inn at Palmetto Bluff, An Auberge Resort (Bluffton, S.C.).
Charleston also ranked, with the Wentworth Mansion coming in at number three. To take a peek at the full list of the Best Hotels in the USA, click here.
Closer to home, last month City Loft Hotel was ranked nationally by TripAdvisor for service.