Although there weren't any bargains this year, customers could expect the very best a hotel can offer: Immaculate and well-designed guest rooms, service that anticipates your needs, the privacy you deserve, and top-rate facilities that may even coax you from your quarters.
While many of these same properties garnered the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award, the Mobil winners reflect its reviewers' appreciation of sylvan settings as well as sophisticated city hotels. Destination resorts such as Colorado's Tall Timber (accessible only by helicopter or train), Woodstock, Vermont's Twin Farms, and New York's remote The Point in Saranac Lake are all exclusive to this list.
The winners of Mobil's coveted 2002 Five-Star Award for lodging are:
The Phoenician - Scottsdale
The Mayflower Inn - Washington
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
The Fearrington House Inn - Chapel Hill
The Mansion on Turtle Creek - Dallas
Twin Farms - Woodstock