When you think of the world’s top hotels, images of opulent places in Paris or Bora Bora probably come to mind first. But we have the top three locations in the Tri-State (South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota).
Travel + Leisure they recently asked their readers to take part in a survey for the World’s Best Awards, which ranked different travel-related categories from around the world.
When it comes to the best hotels in the world, two Minnesota properties and one South Dakota property made the top 500 list.
It’s no surprise that hotels in the North Star State have access to water.
15 miles west of Minneapolis, Hotel Landing in Wayzata is across the street from the shores of Lake Minnetonka. It has a 4.5 (out of five) rating on Tripadvisor.
The 92-room resort is the first luxury hotel in more than 50 years on Lake Minnetonka.
Rates start at $309 per night.
Larsmont Cottages, south of Two Harbors on the north shore of Lake Superior, has guest rooms, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom oceanfront cottages, and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom cabins in the woods. . It has a 4.5 (out of five) rating on Tripadvisor.
Rates start at $183 per night for a guest room, and $406 per night for a suite.
In South Dakota, the Black Hills ‘glamping’ site is on the list of elite hotels.
Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, located on a gold mining site less than four miles from Mount Rushmore National Monument, offers a luxury experience with accommodations for two to six people. It has a 4.5 (out of five) rating on Tripadvisor.
Rates start at $149 per night.
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