Nine Noble House Hotels & Resorts Properties Win 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotel Rankings

SEATTLE (February 19, 2020) – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., a hotel ownership and management group with an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating properties and the Napa Valley Wine Train, today announced nine properties in its collection received accolades from U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Hotel Rankings.  The properties awarded with the “Gold Badge” in the Best Hotels in the USA category, which is comprised of the top 10 percent of all ranked luxury hotels in the United States are as follows:  LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida; Gateway Canyons Resort  in Gateway, Colorado; Hotel Terra Jackson Hole in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West, Florida; the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco, California: and the  Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additionally, The Edgewater  in Seattle, Washington, Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf  in San Francisco, and L’Auberge Del Mar, in San Diego, California are Silver Badge winners, which consists of the top 30 percent of all ranked luxury hotels within a destination.

“We are proud of our hotels and resorts that continue to deliver a level of hospitality that is recognized by such a notable and widely-read news source, once again,” said Noble House Hotels & Resorts’ Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Colee.  “As we continue our journey, we will take this honor as motivation to maintain our efforts to emphasize location, distinction and soul at each of our exceptional properties.”

The properties received the following awards:

Gold Badge Winners:

  • LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort: Number 3 in Best Naples, FL Hotels
  • Gateway Canyons Resort: Number 20 in Best Hotels in Colorado
  • Hotel Terra Jackson Hole:  Number 3 in Best Jackson Hole Hotels
  • Ocean Key Resort & Spa: Number 3 in Best Key West Hotels
  • Argonaut Hotel: Number 10 in Best San Francisco Hotels
  • Pelican Grand Beach Resort: Number 2 in Best Ft. Lauderdale Hotels

Silver Badge Winners:

  • The Edgewater: Number 14 in Best Seattle Hotels
  • Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf: Number 21 in Best San Francisco Hotels

U.S. News & World Report identifies the best hotels using a comprehensive methodology centered on reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews, hotel class ratings and industry accolades.  The ninth annual rankings evaluated more than 30,000 luxury properties across 400-plus destinations in the United States, Europe, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.  The full list is published online at

With these awards, Noble House Hotels & Resorts reinforces its position as one of the top hotel ownership and management groups around the world accommodating all types of travelers including leisure, corporate and group.  The award-winning portfolio continues to grow with the recent addition of L’Auberge Del Mar, the luxury boutique resort located in the heart of Del Mar, California and The Josie Hotel, located at the base of RED Mountain in Rossland, BC and recently named the #2 Best Ski Hotel in 2019 by USA TODAY.  To learn more, visit

About Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa
Located in the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa caters to the most discerning traveler with 72 luxury guest rooms and suites, including 14 newly-completed casitas.  The resort delights guests with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa at Gateway Canyons, canyon air tours and trips aboard a luxury helicopter, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history and design at the Gateway Canyons Auto Museum, and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the on-site Adventure Center and Driven Experiences programs.  Built by John Hendricks, founder and former chairman of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is dedicated to nurturing curious minds and spirits through lifelong learning programs and adventures within an inspiring natural environment.

About Argonaut Hotel
The award-winning Argonaut Hotel, a AAA-4-Diamond property, is conveniently located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, in the historic Haslett Warehouse in the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.  As the closest hotel to the water in San Francisco, the boutique property features 252 guest rooms including 13 suites, and offers unrivaled views of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.  One block from Ghirardelli Square and within short walking distance to many of San Francisco’s most famous attractions, the Argonaut is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers.

About LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
Nestled on the picturesque beachfront in Naples overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is the ultimate vacation destination for locals and travelers alike.  The resort boasts 189 guest rooms and eight suites; a 4,500 square foot SpaTerre with salon and spa services; a state-of-the-art fitness center with rotating classes; beach butler service; private poolside cabanas with cold towel and sorbet service; BALEEN and Tiki Bar; sophisticated meeting and event spaces; an 18-hole Robert Cupp-designed golf course; and LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club, an elite membership club.

About Pelican Grand Brach Resort
As one of the only true beachfront, boutique resorts on Fort Lauderdale beach, Pelican Grand Beach Resort couples Old Florida grandeur with seaside elegance to offer a coastal-chic waterfront retreat. Wrapping up a $7 million guest room renovation, guests are delighted by the unrivaled location of this laid-back luxe retreat set amongst the soothing sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean — from watching stunning sunrises from private balconies and enjoying culinary creations at OCEAN2000 Restaurant & Lounge, to floating down Fort Lauderdale’s only lazy river and indulging in personalized pampering at the Scandinavian-inspired PURE Spa, the opportunities for adventure are unlimited. With the empowerment of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts brand, in the yachting capital of the world, Pelican Grand grants beach lovers a spirited, yet sophisticated getaway in a sun-drenched destination of seaside cafes, picturesque waterways and a leisurely-pace. For more information on Pelican Grand Beach Resort, visit

About Ocean Key Resort & Spa
Ocean Key Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort, is a luxurious oceanfront property located in the heart of Key West overlooking the pristine waters where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Atlantic Ocean. The resort captures the elegance and sophistication of Key West island living. Located at the very tip of Duval Street, Ocean Key Resort & Spa embodies the charm, energy and eclectic vibe of Key West, offering the perfect balance of excitement, relaxation and luxury.

About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L’Auberge Del Mar, managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel presents 121 recently refurbished guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirlpools. An array of dining and drink selections includes Coastline for ocean view al fresco dining, L’Auberge Del Mar’s Living Room for handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers and the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles. For more information, please visit or

About Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd.
A privately held company for more than 35 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner and chairman Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, later transitioning in 1994 to the dynamic hospitality ownership and management company it is today. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington and continuously growing, Noble House owns and manages a luxury and upper upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating hotel properties, over 50 restaurants, bars, and lounges, the Napa Valley Wine Train, and a collection of spas, marinas, and private residences throughout the U.S. and Canada. A range of beachfront resorts spanning California and Florida, luxury retreats in Jackson Hole, WY, British Columbia, and Colorado, and a collection of urban hotels in Seattle and San Francisco, make up the diverse group of destinations. Built upon a philosophy that emphasizes location, distinction, and soul, Noble House Hotels & Resorts dedicates itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that celebrate the local destination that surrounds.

For more information, visit or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest owner of urban and resort lifestyle hotels in the United States. The Company owns 56 hotels, totalling approximately 14,000 guest rooms across 16 urban and resort markets with a focus on the west coast gateway cities. For more information, visit and follow us at @PebblebrookPEB.

About U.S. News & World Report
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