U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, recognized four Santa Monica Hotels in its Best of Los Angeles Hotels in its annual evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences.
The four Santa Monica hotels included in its top 20 list were Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows (14), Shutters on the Beach (15), Shore Hotel (17), and Casa Del Mar (20).
The Best Hotels methodology combines a hotel’s industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings.
U.S. News scored luxury hotels, identifying the top 10 percent in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with Gold badges and the top 30 percent within specific markets with Silver badges.
The rankings feature 2,558 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
“We’re taking the guesswork out of finding a great hotel,” said Erin Shields, travel editor for U.S. News. “The Best Hotels of 2015 represent the top properties recognized by experts and travelers alike for their exemplary service, ample amenities and comfortable accommodations.”