Forbes Travel Guide Releases 2013 Star Award Winners

ForbesForbes Travel (formerly Mobil) has just released their list of hotels who achieved their top rating for 2013.  Forbes rates hotels in a similar manner as AAA, but uses stars instead of diamonds.  Both use a scale of 1 to 5.  Forbes added quite a few more properties to their list for 2013.  From the press release:

This year, we gave out more awards than ever before, with 27 new Five-Stars, 75 new Four-Stars and 30 new Recommended properties earning the coveted distinctions in travel. Those that surpassed our more than 500 standards clinched Five-Star awards, the industry’s highest service accolade. Four-Star winners offered excellent experiences, and Recommended properties were well-appointed spots.

There are now over 300 either 4 or 5 Star rates hotels from Forbes.  From the press release:

The 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star lists includes 76 Five-Star hotels, 28 Five-Star restaurants, 35 Five-Star spas; 226 Four-Star hotels, 143 Four-Star restaurants and 136 Four-Star spas. There are 24 hotels and 17 restaurants listed in the “recommended” category.

Here is the full list of the 5 Star Forbes Rated Hotels (with links):


The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician


Château du Sureau

L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills

The Grand Del Mar

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Montage Laguna Beach

The St. Regis Monarch Beach

Hotel Bel-Air

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The St. Regis San Francisco

The Resort at Pelican Hill


The Broadmoor

The Little Nell


Mayflower Inn & Spa

District of Columbia

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.


Mandarin Oriental, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Acqualina Resort & Spa


The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

The Cloister


Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea


Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago



Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Boston Harbor Hotel


Encore Tower Suites

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

ARIA Sky Suites

Skylofts at MGM Grand

Wynn Tower Suites

New York

The St. Regis New York

Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Four Seasons Hotel New York

The Point

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

The Peninsula New York

North Carolina

The Umstead Hotel and Spa

The Fearrington House Inn


Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Rhode Island

Ocean House

South Carolina

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort


The Hermitage Hotel


Stein Eriksen Lodge


Twin Farms


The Jefferson Hotel

The Inn at Little Washington


The American Club


Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole


Source:  Forbes Travel


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