A Hawaiian resort with 7 swimming pools and a villa that costs $18,000 per night was just named best hotel in the US - here's a look inside
Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is one of four Four Seasons hotels on the Hawaiian Islands.
- The hotel was recently ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top hotels in the United States.
- Alongside its seven swimming pools and luxury oceanfront villas, the resort is also home to an impressive art collection.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii is officially the best hotel in America.That's according to U.S. News & World Report's recently published annual list of top places to stay, which includes premiere hotels in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.Advertisement
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is often recognized as a top hotel; it has appeared on Elite Traveler's list of top hotels in the world and Condé Nast's Gold List.The seaside hotel features spectacular ocean view rooms and seven pools, including one filled with tropical fish for snorkeling lessons. In addition, the on-site cultural center offers ukulele lessons and is home to an extensive collection of native history and art.
There are four Four Seasons hotels in Hawaii: Hualalai, Oahu, Maui, and Lanai. At every location, guests can choose from multiple types of villas, suites, and ocean view rooms individual guest rooms.In the Hualalai location, luxury residencies are also available nearby the resort rooms. Last year, Forbes reported that billionaires were making the move to the property, which is co-owned by Michael Dell and Robert Walton.Keep reading for an inside look at America's top-ranked hotel.Advertisement
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is located on the Island of Hawai'i, the largest of the eight islands. The resort sits on the Kona-Kohala Coast ...
... and the grounds are located on the historic Kaʻūpūlehu land, once the site of an ancient fishing village.Advertisement
The resort includes a stretch of private beach and a golf course.
The resort is also a convenient 10-minute drive from one of the island's two major airports.Advertisement
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai has 243 total rooms, including private villas. The top two villas for rent are the Hawaii Loa Presidential Suite and the Makaloa Villa.
Inside the Presidential Suite, a large living space accommodates up to five adults. The entire villa is 5,518 square feet.Advertisement
But it comes with a serious price tag: The three-bedroom villa costs $18,795 per night.
The bungalow is just steps from the beach.Advertisement
Guests can also opt for less expensive accommodations at the resort.
For a weekend stay booked a month in advance, rates start at $1,249 per night for a partial ocean view room and go up to $3,799 per night for a suite.Advertisement
The resort property features seven swimming pools, including an adults-only pool with cocktails and an area for kids.
However, arguably the most impressive on-site pool is King's Pond, home to over 4,000 tropical fish, where guests can take snorkeling lessons.Advertisement
The resort is also home to several dining options, including a seafood restaurant, a sushi lounge ...
... and a steakhouse.Advertisement
After dinner, guests can walk to the nearby beach to watch the sunset ...
... to enjoy the beautiful views along the coast.Advertisement
Four Seasons' Hawaii resorts consistently appear amongst top-rated American hotels. In 2018, The Four Seasons Lanai earned top honors for American hotels by U.S. News and World Report.
Haulalai rose to the No. 1 spot, up from No. 5 in 2018.Advertisement
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