The Inns of Aurora Named Best Resort Hotel in New York State

The Inns of Aurora, a luxury lakeside boutique resort in the Finger Lakes, is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure 2022 World’s Best Awards List of Best Resort Hotels in New York State. The prestigious accolade follows two key recent property developments—the Spa at the Inns of Aurora and Taylor House Conference Center, both of which debuted in 2021.

“This is a significant moment for the Inns of Aurora. Aurora is a special place, largely because of the incredibly talented and dedicated staff that made this achievement possible,” said Chief Operating Officer Sue Edinger. “Our team is constantly innovating—from our Outdoorsmen who develop engaging programming like archery lessons and guided hikes to our innkeepers who establish personal relationships with guests. We look forward to sharing the Inns of Aurora experience with a new audience of travelers and welcoming our many returning visitors.”

In March, the company also announced that it had been placed on the 2022 list of Best Companies to Work for in New York, the sole hospitality company on the list of 75 businesses and organizations. The award program was created in 2007 and managed by Best Companies Group in partnership with the New York State Society for Human Resource Management “to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in New York whose practices benefit the state’s businesses, economy, and workforce.” Job openings with Inns of Aurora are available to view on their website:

Respondents to the annual Travel + Leisure survey rated their top hotel choice based on rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value. The Inns of Aurora’s expansive amenities—five uniquely designed boutique inns, 1833 Kitchen & Bar, the Fargo Bar & Grill, the Village Market, Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen, Schoolhouse activities center, the Spa at the Inns of Aurora, and Taylor House Conference Center—pristine lakeside location, and thoughtful, anticipatory service allowed the resort to surpass its competition in all categories and achieve the No. 1 ranking.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022 are featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure and the full survey results can be found at For more information on the Inns of Aurora, please visit

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