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U.S. News and World Report has ranked Charleston's historic Wentworth Mansion as the No. 3 hotel in America.
Here's what U.S. News and World Report had to say about the Wentworth Mansion in their recently released list of the "10 Best Hotels in the USA" :
The Wentworth Mansion is one of Charleston's grand old properties. Designed at the height of the Gilded Age, the mansion is filled with details like hand-carved marble fireplaces and Tiffany stained-glass windows. Common areas like the Rodgers Library and the Harleston Parlor recall a slower time in which genteel folk could peruse the evening paper or sip wine at their leisure. But that's not to say the amenities are stuckin the late 19th century. For instance, the Circa 1886 restaurant menu takes its cues from classic Southern dishes, but Chef Marc Collins is sure to use local ingredients and to prepare them in a way that is less detrimental to the waistline. And the spa, though decorated with historic artifacts, offers modern treatments like hot-stone massage and detoxifying body wraps.
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.).
To take a peek at the full list of the Best Hotels in the USA, click here.