Here are the recently released Travel & Leisure top ten "service" hotels in the U.S.
1 Woodlands Resort & Inn, Summerville, South Carolina
2 Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee
3 Peninsula, Beverly Hills
4 The Wauwinet, Nantucket
5 The Peninsula, Chicago
6 The Lowell Hotel, New York City
7 Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Georgia
8 Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida
9 Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
10 Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia
It's not surprising that the majority have the following in common: independent, great story to tell, sense of place and one of a kind.
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