South Carolina beaches are beautiful with plenty of gorgeous spots and a lot to do. So, it’s not surprising the best hotels in nation list includes two South Carolina resorts. The State reports U.S. News & World Report mentions the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf resort near Charleston along with The Inn & Club at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island on a top 10 places to stay list. In putting the list together, three categories helped with the rankings. For each location, reviewers looked at past recognition, data from travel review site Tripadvisor and “hotel class” or star ratings. The report indicated the higher ranked hotels usually receive positive marks from experts and users when it comes to “exceptional quality.” Between the two South Carolina resorts making the grade, Kiawah Island Golf Resort finished higher at number 4. The beautiful Sanctuary hotel is home to a spa along with an oceanfront setting.
And, according to reviews on Tripadvisor, visitors remarked about the “manicured lawns” and nearby sea creatures. The resort website calls it a “casual but elegant building, reminiscent of a grand seaside mansion.” Next, we move to The Inn & Club at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. This resort finished right behind the Sanctuary at number 5. Visitors to this resort mentioned the top hospitality and Lowcountry decor. And, Tripadvisor reviews bragged about the rooms and golf course views. The spot’s website boasts about the decor reminiscent of the coastal palette and island charm. Taking the number one spot in the nation was Acqualina Resort & Residences near Miami. Check here for the rest of the list. However, maybe you can plan a stay at one of the best hotels in the nation close to home in South Carolina.