Diamonds in the rough: Oyster's favorite hidden gem hotels across the country Map

Plenty of travelers know the famed, grand dame hotels in the big cities: The Plaza in New York City, The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, and The Fairmont in San Francisco, to name just a few. But sometimes the best hotels are the ones that pleasantly surprise you, the ones that you hadn't even heard of before planning your trip. We call those hidden gems -- the quaint hotels that fly under the radar, but wind up being just what the travel doctor ordered. If you're looking for a hotel that's a bit off the beaten path, consider one of the hotels below -- our top picks for the best hidden gem hotels on

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