America is known as a melting pot of influences, and its hotels are no exception. Across the country, our favorite hotels tend offer unique amenities and showcase a region's best attributes. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and California coastline at El Encanto, hike up a volcano at Hawaii’s Volcano House, or explore New Orleans' storied history at the Hotel Maison de Ville. While some properties pay homage to a bygone era with period architecture and antique furniture, others offer modern interiors and tricked-out, in-room technology. But every hotel on our list provides a remarkable stay worthy of inclusion in the Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards. For 2013, these are America's best hotels.
By Emily Wasserman