Four Seasons Resort Hualalai ranked best hotel in U.S.

  • The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai features a pool with a view. (COURTESY THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI)

KAILUA-KONA — North Kona’s Four Seasons Resort Hualalai was recently named best hotel in the USA by U.S. News &World Report.

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai took the No. 1 spot, beating out The Peninsula Chicago at No. 2 and the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside, Florida at No. 3. The Four Seasons Resort, Lanai and Four Seasons Resort Hotel, Chicago closed out the top five hotels in the United States.


The U.S. News &World Report announced its 2019 Best Hotels on Feb. 5.

“Beautiful views everywhere, polished wood floors, custom furnishings and linens in warm earth and cool white tones, and Hawaiian fine artwork make this resort a peaceful retreat,” Fodor’s Travel said in a review of the luxury resort at Kaupulehu.


U.S. News &World Report said the high-ranking hotels are known for outstanding service, ample on-site amenities and elegant accommodations. The company evaluates more than 30,000 luxury hotels and resorts across the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean to select the best hotels.

Scores are determined using a methodology that combines each hotel’s industry awards with its star rating and guest reviews.

  1. Jane E. February 12, 2019 12:22 pm

    My favorite beach on the Big Island! So beautiful.

  2. MilitantModerate February 12, 2019 12:47 pm

    You can rent a bed on the beach there for $300 a day. Room for the night? $1,400! It better be nice!

  3. Buds4All February 12, 2019 5:26 pm

    The Common Man’s Rest Stop! I went there for a drink once and got a cock-n-my-tail!

    1. KonaDude February 13, 2019 6:59 am

      Same here only I had to put my drink on lay-a-way, I’ve been making payments for months, it should be paid for by Easter. Hope the ice hasn’t melted!!(.Y.)

      1. Buds4All February 13, 2019 7:00 am

        Damn…I forgot to ask for the Ice!

        1. KonaDude February 13, 2019 9:36 am

          It cost extra(.Y.)

    2. blunt TrUth February 13, 2019 3:02 pm

      Stay Haolewood

      1. Buds4All February 13, 2019 4:13 pm


  4. numbah10 February 12, 2019 7:31 pm

    So, that is where all the tourists driving monster Escalades and Suburbans are coming from?

    Price no concern to those types, and they drive like that.

  5. Uncle Kokomo February 13, 2019 10:02 am

    Congrats! Great publicity for the island and a big employer!

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