These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers — and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (2024)

Travel + Leisure readers are going global. In this year’s World’s Best Awards, readers’ favorite hotels span far and wide, with 38 countries making an appearance on the 2024 list. Properties in destinations like India and Southeast Asia are among the highest scorers this year, along with 16 stellar U.S. properties. At each hotel, voters were wowed by the style and the service of the top 100: Every winner scored higher than 97 on our 100-point survey.

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (1)

How Voting Works

Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Over 186,000 T+L readers completed the 2024 survey. A total of more than 700,000 votes were cast across over 8,700 properties (hotels, cities, cruise lines, etc.).

Hotels were classified as either resort hotel, city hotel, inn, or safari lodge based on their location and amenities, and they were specifically rated on the criteria below:

  • Rooms/facilities
  • Location
  • Service
  • Food
  • Value

For each characteristic, respondents could choose a rating of excellent, above average, average, below average, or poor. The final scores are averages of these responses.

What Readers Loved

T+L readers traveled off the beaten path this past year. Each of the top 10 properties is located in a different country, from Spain to Qatar to Mexico. In Europe, England had four properties in the top 100, while France, Italy, and Spain each had two. Thirteen safari lodges and resorts caught our readers’ attention in Kenya, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The highlights of some of these stays? Readers mentioned chimpanzee tracking, private game drives, and accommodations so close to the action, they could hear the animals.

Those craving a calmer getaway found what they were looking for in villas next to white-sand beaches and crystal blue seas. The Maldives and the Indonesian island of Bali were particularly popular, with four and six hotels, respectively, in the top 100. While each winning property has its own allure — from an underwater restaurant at one property to pro surfers-turned-coaches at another — all these escapes offered voters the satisfaction of pure isolation without skimping on service.

For all the international adventure, T+L readers spent time exploring the United States, too, which has 16 properties on this year’s list. California has the most properties in the U.S. in the top 100, with four seaside hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Newport Beach, Oceanside, and Sausalito. And the East Coast received some love, in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and South Carolina.

Below, find a full rundown of the top 100 hotels in the world, as voted by T+L readers.

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The Full List

1. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur: Jaipur, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (3)

Maybe it’s the peaco*cks that roam the grounds, or maybe it’s the sumptuous rooms — many with private gardens and plunge pools — that put this luxurious retreat over the top. Readers simply can’t get enough of this world-class hotel in one of India’s most alluring cities. “Truly magical — a beautiful property and a very serene oasis,” said one voter. “An amazing experience,” agreed another. The impeccably manicured gardens play host to morning yoga classes, while there’s a full lineup of treatments at the guests-only spa. The most enticing element of a stay, though, may be the sense of calm with which the staff of the Oberoi Rajvilas carry themselves — and pass on to their appreciative guests.

Reader Score: 99.79

2. La Casa de la Playa: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (4)

A close second in reader voting, this Playa del Carmen hideaway is a 63-room boutique hotel that feels super-exclusive while also offering access to all the amenities of the Grupo Xcaret development. Experiences on- and off-property are all handled by the in-house team; a Virgilio Martinéz restaurant is a particular dining highlight.

Reader Score: 99.76

3. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha: Doha, Qatar

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (5)

Hidden away on a small, exclusive island near the city’s Pearl Island development, this family-friendly five-star has what one voter calls “some of the best service and facilities in Qatar,” including several restaurants, pools, views of Persian Gulf, and a private beach. The fitness facilities — including racquet-sports courts — wowed voters, too.

Reader Score: 99.64

4. Park Hyatt Siem Reap: Siem Reap, Cambodia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (6)

A legendary luxury property designed by the prolific Bill Bensley, the Park Hyatt is a richly appointed option on the way to Angkor Wat. “Lovely and authentic hospitality, consistent service, and friendly staff, with excellent food,” said one reader, who also appreciated the property’s two swimming pools.

Reader Score: 99.40

5. Selman Marrakech: Marrakesh, Morocco

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (7)

A Marrakesh classic, the Selman is famous for its collection of Arabian horses, which occasionally parade around the gardens to the delight of guests. But the Jacques Garcia–designed resort is anything but a one-trick pony: its 60 rooms, suites, and villas are some of the city’s most glamorous, and a Chenot spa has almost every biohacking treatment imaginable.

Reader Score: 99.39

6. Gran Hotel Mas d'en Bruno: Torroja del Priorat, Spain

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Opened in 2023 in the burgeoning Spanish wine region of Priorat, this with just 24 rooms has major culinary ambitions at its main restaurant, Vinum. “They are making amazing meals, with the best products the region has to offer, without being pretentious,” said one voter, who also raved about the “beautiful views and utter peace and quiet” at the hotel.

Reader Score: 99.33

7. Regent Hong Kong: Hong Kong, China

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (9)

A new global flagship for the refreshed Regent brand, this 497-room Hong Kong hotel was years in the making. The wait, voters said, was worth it for this luxurious perch along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. The seven on-site restaurants, including the two Michelin star Lai Ching Heen, also impressed readers.

Reader Score: 99.33

8. Pendry Newport Beach: Newport Beach, California

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (10)

Opened last fall with a celebrity-filled party, this property marks the third in Southern California for Pendry, a brand that prides itself on exceptional service in boutique spaces. The 20-story hotel has injected new life into the Newport Beach social scene with a private members' club, a swanky lounge with live music, and several luxe dining options.

Reader Score: 99.29

9. (tie) Alma Resort: Cam Ranh, Vietnam

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (11)

Oceanfront Alma, on the Cam Ranh Peninsula just south of Nha Trang, Vietnam, is a full-featured beach resort with 12 pools, 14 restaurants and bars, plenty of kid-friendly activities, a spacious spa — and even an on-property farm from which many ingredients are sourced.

Reader Score: 99.20

9. (tie) Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi: South Malé Atoll, Maldives

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (12)

The top-scoring Maldives property on this year’s list, the Waldorf Astoria is a study in maximalist luxury. “It was an unforgettable experience,” said one respondent, summing up the vibe among voters. While the main resort has plenty to offer, the most eye-catching feature of the Waldorf Astoria may be its private island, an exclusive escape with room for up to 24 guests — and a nightly price tag approaching six figures.

Reader Score: 99.20

11. Mission Pacific Beach Resort: Oceanside, California

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (13)

Winning in three separate categories this year, including No. 1 for best California resort and continental U.S. resort, respectively, this beachside property is more than just California cool. It features private balconies with beach views, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and the original bungalow featured in Top Gun.

Reader Score: 99.17

12. Argos in Cappadocia: Turkey, Cappadocia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (14)

While new to the World’s Best Awards, this site is anything but, as it’s located in one of the oldest and largest monasteries in the world, built from traditional Turkish stones, wood, and handicrafts. Taste “food beyond imagination,” according to one reader, at on-site Nahita (or sip from one of the cellar’s 70,000 bottles), get a massage overlooking Mount Erciyes and Pigeon Valley, or explore centuries-old underground tunnels beneath the hotel, too.

Reader Score: 99.09

12. Capella Ubud: Bali, Indonesia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (15)

It’s been described as “a tropical fever dream of tented suites,” a place that was, in 2020, named the best hotel in the world by T+L readers. These days, it remains a highly regarded resort, thanks to its secluded setting in the upland forests near the town of Ubud and enchanting, antiques-filled spaces that feel like nothing else in the world.

Reader Score: 99.09

14. Raffles The Palm Dubai: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (16)

In signature Raffles fashion, this property from the luxe hotel brand — its first in the Middle East — brings extravagant amenities and glamor to already-bustling Dubai. Take its 6,000 Swarovski Crystal chandeliers or the 80-seat private movie theater on property. And the brand’s acclaimed 24-hour personalized butler service is a highlight for guests, too.

Reader Score: 99.08

15. Six Senses Fort Barwara: Rajasthan, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (17)

“A dazzling concoction of new and old,” this stunning palace hotel, which appeared on the May 2022 cover of T+L, occupies some buildings that date back 700 years, not far from India’s Ranthambore National Park. Now part of wellness-oriented Six Senses, the 48-suite resort has a 30,000-square-foot spa and an Ayurvedic practitioner on call.

Reader Score: 99.06

16. The Winnetu Oceanside Resort: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (18)

This family-owned property on Martha’s Vineyard gets attention for its “great location” — spanning 11 acres of private beach — outstanding family programming, and menu options at The Dunes restaurant, according to our readers. So it’s no wonder that it took the No. 1 spot on our Best New England Resorts list this year.

Reader Score: 99.00

17. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort: Baa Atoll, Maldives

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (19)

A collection of 80 villas and multi-bedroom “residences,” the only Anantara resort to make this list distinguishes itself with an impressive array of activities and amenities, including an underwater restaurant, a celestial observatory, and a kids’ club.

Reader Score: 98.95

18. La Mamounia Marrakech: Marrakesh, Morocco

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (20)

The legendary hotel recently celebrated 100 years, and its next century is looking bright, thanks to a recent refurb that spruced up public spaces while adding a 20-seat cinema, a semi-secret wine bar, and a South Asian restaurant from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Reader Score: 98.94

19. Tierra Atacama: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (21)

One of the three lodges operated by Chile-based Tierra Hotels, this intimate all-inclusive in the heart of the country’s northern desert is a go-to for stargazers, bird watchers, and adventurers. While this hotel is currently under renovation as of April 1, 2024, you can make a reservation now for March 2025 and beyond.

Reader Score: 98.93

20. The Mulia: Bali, Indonesia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (22)

This beachfront, idyllic escape in the Nusa Dua resort area is a perfect combination “ of luxury and relaxation,” according to one reader. From private butler services to suites with Jacuzzi-equipped balconies, the Mulia ensures first-class service worth talking about when you return home.

Reader Score: 98.92

21. Monwana Game Lodge: Thornybush Nature Reserve, South Africa

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (23)

Home to the Big Five in Greater Kruger National Park, this property is described by one reader as “an oasis in the bush.” From the intimate, six spacious suites to private butler service and a dedicated game-viewing team, it’s no wonder Monwana also took home the No. 1 spot for our readers’ favorite Africa safari lodges.

Reader Score: 98.90

22. Joali Maldives: Raa Atoll, Maldives

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (24)

A soulful resort with a particular focus on the arts, this 73-villa resort has site-specific works, interactive exhibits, studio classes, and a gorgeous boutique — as well as all the traditional luxury trappings, including on-the-water activities, several dining options, and a high-end spa.

Reader Score: 98.88

23. Nihi Sumba: Sumba, Indonesia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (25)

Located in Eastern Indonesia, this legendary resort retains many of the same draws that made it a must-visit when it first opened, as Nihiwatu, in 2001: surf, sand, splendid isolation. In 2016 and 2017, readers ranked it the No. 1 hotel in the world. Today, it remains a 27-villa paragon of barefoot luxury — and of philanthropy, by way of the Sumba Foundation, which supports the surrounding community.

Reader Score: 98.85

24. Hotel Hartness: Greenville, South Carolina

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (26)

Just about a year after opening its doors, this 73-suite, family-owned hotel in Greenville is now the No. 1 best resort in South Carolina. Inspired by the design of the Hartness family’s own home, the property is modern yet welcoming, featuring a full-service spa and two dining options.

Reader Score: 98.80

24. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa: Goa, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (27)

Concealed in the greenery on the edge of Radhanagar Beach, this 46-acre property in India’s remote Andaman Islands doesn’t need to advertise its seclusion. The raised villas — an homage to the traditional homes of local Indigenous communities — and three dining options supplied by the on-site organic garden are just two reasons why this Taj dream made the 2024 list.

Reader Score: 98.80

26. The Peninsula Istanbul: Istanbul, Turkey

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (28)

The new Peninsula hotel, which opened in February 2023, occupies a series of historic — and now beautifully refurbished — buildings along the Bosphorus. “The crisp service, the walkable location, and the top-tier amenities give it an edge,” wrote editor-in-chief Jacqui Gifford in her recent rave review, a sentiment shared by WBA voters.

Reader Score: 98.77

27. (tie) The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra: Agra, India

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One of the most enchanting resorts in India, the Amarvilas overlooks the Taj Mahal, a short walk away. Views of the famed mausoleum aside, the property also impresses with its manicured gardens, lovely swimming pool, and fantastic cuisine — not to mention a peaceful terrace that’s the perfect spot for a sundowner.

Reader Score: 98.74

27. (tie) The St. Regis Bali Resort: Bali, Indonesia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (30)

On the shores of Nusa Dua Beach is an escape in the jungle. Guests can stay in a garden-view suite, with the sound of waves streaming through the windows, or one of the 41 villas featuring private pools and outdoor lounge areas. Either way, a stay here is “exquisite,” says one reader, no doubt in part thanks to The St. Regis’ famed 24-hour butler service.

Reader Score: 98.74

29. Asilia Namiri Plains: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (31)

“This is big cat country,” is how Asilia, the luxury safari operator, describes the location of its remote, 11-tent escape that’s a haven for those in search of cheetahs, leopards, lions, and servals. A pair of larger “retreats,” with two bedrooms and private staff, are perfect for families or groups of friends.

Reader Score: 98.73

30. Candleberry Inn: Brewster, Massachusetts

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (32)

“It’s like a big warm hug,” said one reader of the newly named No. 1 property on T+L’s Best Continental U.S. Inn list. Priding itself on “simple elegance,” the Candleberry Inn offers a comfortable stay in a historic home in the heart of Cape Cod — a quintessential New England experience.

Reader Score: 98.67

30. Finch Hattons: Tsavo West National Park, Kenya

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A classic safari lodge in one of Kenya’s most noteworthy wildlife areas, Finch Hattons has been impressing guests for more than 30 years, thanks to top-notch guides, excellent game spotting, and plenty of family-friendly amenities, including a Masai Warrior Training program for children.

Reader Score: 98.67

30. Rosewood Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (34)

Hotels with views aren’t a new feat, but this hotel soaring more than 615 feet above Cambodia’s largest city, spread across the top 14 floors, is truly one of a kind. Readers praised this property for its location, the “excellent service,” and the food — serving traditional Cambodian cuisine, as well as French, Japanese, and Chinese too, across six venues.

Reader Score: 98.67

30. Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa: Champagne, France

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (35)

Described by one reader as a “hidden gem in the Champagne countryside,” this 47-room property has taken the top spot as the best resort in France. It’s a wine-enthusiast’s haven, with a selection of more than 850 different vintages and champagnes, plus an in-room “Champagne Please” button that will bring bubbles right to your door.

Reader Score: 98.67

30. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur: Udaipur, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (36)

Three properties in the lakeside city of Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, made the top 100 this year, proof that this evocative destination remains top of mind for T+L readers. The Oberoi charmed voters with its opulent design, orchestrated by Bill Bensley to mimic the palatial architecture seen around Lake Pichola, as well as its top-notch dining and can-do staff.

Reader Score: 98.67

30. Tokoriki Island Resort: Tokoriki Island, Fiji

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (37)

This first-time winner is so loved, it had two readers crying when they left the property. With only 36 beachfront villas, this adults-only oasis offers privacy like no other, as well as direct access to everything the island has to offer, like diving, an herbal medicine walk, sailing, and more.

Reader Score: 98.67

36. The Leela Palace Bengaluru: Bangalore, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (38)

One of three Leela Palace properties in the top 100, and the one with the highest score, this grand dame in the middle of India’s Silicon Valley stands out for its dining options, “impeccable” service, and most of all, its design. The nine acres of manicured grounds and pink sandstone facade had one reader “captivated by the grandeur and elegance of the architecture, which truly made me feel like royalty.”

Reader Score: 98.59

37. Villa Mara: Carmel-By-The-Sea, California

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (39)

Just two years old, this chic, 16-room luxury boutique is new to the annual World’s Best List, and it has readers talking. Readers noted the delicious on-site breakfast, superb location within Carmel-By-The-Sea, and all are aligned on the quality of the service. Another quipped: “From the design, to service, food and drinks, and location, literally everything is idyllic; I would have paid twice as much.”

Reader Score: 98.55

38. Secret Bay: Portsmouth, Dominica

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (40)

The top-rated Caribbean resort for 2024, this Dominica hideaway has just 19 villas, each with a private pool and plentiful indoor/outdoor space. Guests can count on the expert advice of a team of hosts and concierges who can arrange just about anything, whether that’s a private couples massage or a paddleboarding excursion for the family.

Reader Score: 98.53

39. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Ranthambhore: Ranthambhore, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (41)

In true Oberoi fashion, this property challenges the boundaries of normalcy. Beside the jungle — or in this case, Ranthambhore National Park — sip on co*cktails by bonfire in the courtyard, sleep amid the stars in opulent tented accommodations, and then hop on for a custom jungle ride to see protected tigers. What’s not to like?

Reader Score: 98.53

40. Flemings Mayfair: London, England

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (42)

Described by one reader as a “true gem in the heart of London,” one of the oldest hotels in the city isn’t afraid of change. Its 129 brightly colored rooms and suites feature portraits of British stars like Hugh Grant, and at the Michelin-starred Ormer Mayfair, diners have their choice from vegetarian, pescatarian, and vegan tasting menus.

Reader Score: 98.50

40. Hotel Casa Real: Santiago, Chile

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (43)

Set on nearly 100 acres of land, this late 19th-century estate, formerly a summerhouse for the adjacent Santa Rita winery founder, has become an exclusive haven for wine enthusiasts. With just 16 rooms, the estate and surrounding land are yours to explore. Plus, the on-site menu is consistently adapted to pair well with current Santa Rita vintages, giving guests first access to ingredients harvested on the very grounds you’re inhabiting.

Reader Score: 98.50

40. Hyatt Regency Koh Samui: Koh Samui, Thailand

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (44)

New to the World’s Best Awards, and the only Hyatt Regency property making the top 100, this oceanfront property prides itself on establishing a “gallery-inspired setting.” Adding to its allure is the Veriō Spa, which renders services like the five-day Energy Boost Wellness Journey, with bath rituals, personalized meals, and daily massages.

Reader Score: 98.50

40. Regent Beijing: Beijing, China

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (45)

This 496-room hotel is the only establishment in mainland China to appear on the 100 Best Hotels list. Helping it achieve the high marks are a prime location near the Forbidden City, a wide variety of superlative restaurants, and on-point service.

Reader Score: 98.50

44. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok: Bangkok, Thailand

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (46)

A long-time reader favorite, this heritage property traces its history back nearly 150 years — but offers the contemporary amenities today’s travelers demand, including a dozen restaurants and bars, a terrific spa, and thoughtfully curated excursions (a bike tour in the nearby neighborhood) and activities (fitness classes with a muay Thai expert).

Reader Score: 98.48

45. Kalesma Mykonos: Mykonos, Greece

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (47)

Maybe it's the private infinity-edge pools, or the sweeping views of Ornos Bay that make this three-year-old, family-owned property in Mykonos a new reader favorite — either way, with its elegant, totally Greek design and delicious on-site eateries, Kalesma is a tranquil oasis.

Reader Score: 98.47

46. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach: Bali, Indonesia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (48)

In the heart of the bustling Seminyak beach development, this IHG resort manages to retain a bit of Bali bliss, thanks to its leafy gardens, a series of swimming pools, and a multi-level spa. Even more zen are the 23 suites, many with ocean views, and 19 private villas, with butler service and private plunge pools.

Reader Score: 98.44

47. Raffles London at The OWO: London, England

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (49)

An incredible feat of historic preservation, the newest Raffles occupies London’s Old War Office, a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square and a one-time HQ for Winston Churchill. A nearly $2 billion overhaul has transformed the iconic building into an over-the-top, 120-room urban resort, complete with subterranean Guerlain spa, 65-foot swimming pool, and nine different restaurants and bars — including one, Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO, under the auspices of the Argentine chef whose restaurant Mirazur, in the south of France, has three Michelin stars.

Reader Score: 98.40

48. Capella Bangkok: Bangkok, Thailand

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (50)

One of two Capella hotels on this year’s list, the ultra-chic Bangkok location wowed voters with its riverfront location and its 101 suites and villas. Like the Raffles London, it has a fine-dining restaurant from Mauro Colagreco, appropriately called Côte, as well as several other high-end venues and an on-property greenhouse growing vegetables and herbs.

Reader Score: 98.39

49. Mount Gahinga Lodge, Volcanoes Safaris: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (51)

One of only two Uganda properties on this year’s top 100, Mount Gahinga is part of Volcanoes Safaris, an organization at the forefront of ecotourism in this part of Africa. The low-profile all-inclusive sits at around 7,500 feet of elevation, and puts guests within trekking distance of gorillas, monkeys, and other wildlife; visitors also have opportunities to connect with local people.

Reader Score: 98.37

50. Hotel Walloon: Walloon Lake, Michigan

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (52)

This 32-room lakeside property has made it onto one of T+L’s World’s Best Lists since 2022. The surrounding area of Northern Michigan is a draw any time of year, with the staff eager to help arrange activities like touring nearby wineries, fishing, or biking off-road trails.

Reader Score: 98.36

51. Gili Lankanfushi: Lankanfushi Island, Maldives

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (53)

Just 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé, the capital of the Maldives, this private-island resort honors a “no news, no shoes” policy. Instead, relaxation is the name of the game, whether in an overwater bungalow or, perhaps, the Private Reserve, an 18,300-square-foot mansion with room to sleep up to 12 guests.

Reader Score: 98.35

52. The Norumbega: Camden, Maine

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (54)

Formally restored in May 2023, this 11-room inn is a year-round escape housed within a fairytale chateau originally built in 1887. The perfectly-executed co*cktails, luxe rooms, and “attention to detail” from the staff stood out to our readers. The views of Camden Harbor are the cherry on top.

Reader Score: 98.32

53. Taj Lands End, Mumbai: Mumbai, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (55)

In the trendy Bandra neighborhood of Mumbai, this 486-room hotel features an outdoor pool, an Ayurvedic spa, and six restaurants and bars with bites for every palate, plus views of the Arabian Sea.

Reader Score: 98.29

54. Mfuwe Lodge, The Bushcamp Company: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (56)

Not far from the Luangwa River, this might be the most famous lodge in Zambia, thanks to a resident herd of elephants that parade through the lobby from time to time. The 18 guest chalets overlook watering holes, which makes for excellent game viewing right at the lodge. Bushcamp also coordinates guided drives into the nearby national park, as well as walking safaris.

Reader Score: 98.26

55. Royal Mansour Marrakech: Marrakesh, Morocco

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (57)

One of the world’s most decadent hotels, the palatial Royal Mansour swaps standard rooms and suites for the over-the-top privacy of 53 private villas, each of which follow the architectural style of a Moroccan riad, or courtyard home. The expansive pool deck as well as one of the country’s most cosseting spas, complete with hammam, helps round out the pampering on offer.

Reader Score: 98.25

56. The Egerton House Hotel: London, England

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (58)

This Victorian townhouse-turned hotel provides exceptional service in a cozy yet exclusive setting. It’s perhaps best known for its F&B offerings, from the quintessential English afternoon tea to, as one recent visitor claimed, “the best martinis in London.”

Reader Score: 98.25

57. (tie) Nayara Tented Camp: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (59)

A mashup of Robinson Crusoe and high-end luxury, this 39-villa escape has been called “the ultimate tree-house fantasy,” with safari-style tents — each with a spring-fed private plunge pool — set amid the rainforest. Two private residences, each with room for up to 12 guests, are a good option for multi-generational groups.

Reader Score: 98.24

57. (tie) Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection: Aspen, Colorado

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (60)

There may be no better place to lean into mountain life. An Aspen icon since the 19th century, the Jerome has 99 beautiful rooms and suites — many with views of the slopes — as well as a year-round schedule of activities including horseback riding, fly fishing, rock climbing, snowshoeing, and caviar tastings.

Reader Score: 98.24

59. The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali: Bali, Indonesia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (61)

Exclusivity is the name of the game in the luxe Nusa Dua resort region of Bali, and this Marriott property knows it. A sprawling renovation unveiled in June 2023 — fit with seven lagoon-shaped swimming pools, 287 rooms inspired by Balinese tradition, and nightly performances at the De Balé Lounge & Bar — landed it a spot on two World’s Best Awards lists for the very first time.

Reader Score: 98.22

60. Cedar Lakes Estate: Port Jervis, New York

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (62)

A newcomer to the World’s Best Awards, Cedar Lakes is a distinctive events-oriented retreat on the grounds of a one-time summer camp about 70 miles northwest of New York City. With 36 cottages, cabins, and suites, it’s known as a wedding and meetings venue but also welcomes one-off bookings when available, particularly during the winter months.

Reader Score: 98.20

60. Ellerman House: Cape Town, South Africa

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (63)

An art-filled oasis with an extraordinary collection, the understated arrival at Ellerman House belies the luxuries awaiting guests behind its walls. With just 13 rooms and two private villas, the Relais & Châteaux property exudes exclusivity while still offering the warm hospitality that makes Cape Town a reader favorite year after year.

Reader Score: 98.20

62. Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco: Cuzco, Peru

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (64)

This Marriott hideaway, set in a centuries-old building in the heart of this Andean city’s historic center, is the perfect way station for trekkers and adventurers exploring Peru’s most notable Incan sites, including Machu Picchu, which are close at hand.

Reader Score: 98.18

62. The Leela Palace New Delhi: New Delhi, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (65)

The enormous Murano-glass chandeliers are just one eye-catching element at this over-the-top, palace-inspired property in India’s capital city. Spacious rooms, starting at 552 square feet, are richly decorated as well; some of the top-end suites have spectacular marble bathrooms, complete with private plunge pools.

Reader Score: 98.18

64. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River: Bangkok, Thailand

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (66)

One of three Bangkok accommodations on the 2024 list, this riverside resort, which was designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, seems to have something for everyone, winning votes for its contemporary-chic rooms, leafy gardens, excellent selection of restaurants, and a stunning, 115-foot lap pool.

Reader Score: 98.15

65. The Leela Palace Udaipur: Udaipur, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (67)

This lakefront Leela is a magical experience that starts with an arrival by boat and a shower of rose petals. The palatial decor feels of a place, including the black-and-white, checkerboard tiling that tessellates throughout the property, which also has a lovely spa with water views.

Reader Score: 98.13

66. Deer Path Inn: Lake Forest, Illinois

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (68)

At this 95-year-old, Tudor-style building on Chicago’s North Shore, charming English hospitality shines through. What’s really kept this property rising on the list for the past five years is its “top notch,” “gracious,” and “outstanding” service, according to T+L readers.

Reader Score: 98.11

67. Tensing Pen: Negril, Jamaica

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (69)

Built around its own private coves and views of the Caribbean Sea, Tensing Pen keeps people coming back. One T+L reader has been returning regularly for more than 40 years, noting that her “children learned to swim off the spectacular platformed cliffs.” For another, it’s the “great food in the Lodge Restaurant” that has inspired three visits. Even a first-time visitor’s sentiment can sum up the experience: “I would recommend 100% to anyone who wants to feel like they're in paradise and be treated like royalty.”

Reader Score: 98.07

68. Nayara Springs: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (70)

An adults-only enclave in the heart of the rainforest, this sustainability-minded Relais & Châteaux retreat has just 35 villa accommodations. In 2024, its fine-dining restaurant placed renewed emphasis on local ingredients such as mahi mahi, pink pineapple, yuca; a fantastic espresso bar, with house-roasted beans, remains a guest favorite.

Reader Score: 98.06

69. (tie) Kyambura Gorge Lodge: Greater Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (71)

“I dream of another day sipping co*cktails post chimp trek,” said one voter about this lodge set 15 miles from the Equator, overlooking the Kyambura Gorge. The recently renovated thatched-roof bandas, similar to bungalows, caught the attention of voters, as well as the excursions — from chimpanzee tracking to game drives to see tree-climbing lions — that are only possible due to the convenient access to the adjacent Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Reader Score: 98.00

69. (tie) Signiel Seoul: Seoul, South Korea

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (72)

For striking views, it’s hard to beat this 235-room hotel housed within the 87th to 101st floors of the Lotte World Tower, South Korea’s tallest building, in the Gangnam district. You can catch the view from the spa’s sauna, and then retreat to enjoy sips in the lounge, get an aromatherapy body massage, or venture to the Stay — the French dining option where one T+L contributor claims she had the best eggs she’s ever eaten.

Reader Score: 98.00

71. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort: San José del Cabo, Mexico

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (73)

“It’s like they know what I want before I ever ask,” is how one reader describes the service at this Rosewood property, which represents two Mexico hotels on the top 100. Another reason this 27-year-old property continues to draw attention? Mexican craftsmanship is on full display at Las Ventanas, from the in-room, woven bed runners to outdoor sculptures, and even on-site workshops like hat embroidery, too.

Reader Score: 97.94

72. Four Seasons Hotel Seoul: Seoul, South Korea

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (74)

Modern and sleek, this Four Seasons property is one of three on this year’s top 100. Enjoy the view from each room’s floor-to-ceiling windows, and snack on crunchy anju (drinking snacks) at Oul, the hotel’s late-night bar inspired by the city’s drinking culture.

Reader Score: 97.91

73. (tie) Lion Sands Game Reserve: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (75)

A longstanding reader favorite, Lion Sands is part of South Africa’s storied Sabi Sands, where the Big Five — and plenty of other game — roam. Four lodges, three luxurious glamping-style treehouses, and two private residences ideal for multigenerational groups are scattered across the reserve’s 30,600 acres.

Reader Score: 97.89

73. (tie) Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa: Marbella, Spain

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (76)

Against the backdrop of the Sierra Blanca Mountains and Rock of Gibraltar, guests are transported in time at this legendary property. What was once one of Europe’s most famous celebrity beach haunts in the 1960s and 1970s still attracts an alluring crowd with its lush gardens and tranquil design.

Reader Score: 97.89

75. (tie) Alila Hinu Bay: Salalah, Oman

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (77)

This 112-key, modern oasis sprawls across more than 100 acres of untouched beachfront property, overlooking the Arabian Sea. True to the Alila brand’s commitment to sustainable and awe-inspiring offerings, guests can choose from a variety of personalized experiences, like visiting nearby ruins dating back to fourth century B.C. or dining under the stars to true Omani cuisine.

Reader Score: 97.88

75. (tie) Matetsi Victoria Falls: Matetsi Private Game Reserve, Zimbabwe

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (78)

Set on a nine-mile stretch of land overlooking the Zambezi river, it’s no wonder this property moved up a spot on our readers’ favorite Africa resorts list, taking home the No. 1 spot. Guests have first-hand access to the largest waterfall in the planet and prime viewing of the freely roaming wildlife, plus luxury suites and private villas to come home to.

Reader Score: 97.88

75. (tie) The Willcox: Aiken, South Carolina

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (79)

With its 23 rooms and suites — and quintessential Southern charm — this former estate has lured in discerning travelers for more than a century. For one visitor who surprised their wife with a weekend staycation, it was the exceptional service that stood out; other highlights included a co*cktail-making course, a concierge-arranged picnic basket to take off-site, and a couples massage followed by an in-spa, private dinner.

Reader Score: 97.88

78. (tie) Singita Grumeti: Tanzania

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (80)

This 350,000-acre tract has been a biodiversity success story for more than 30 years; today, Singita operates a series of lodges — each a study in wild luxury — across the preserve, as well as a mobile tented camp, Singita Explore, which follows the migrations across the seemingly endless plains.

Reader Score: 97.87

78. (tie) Triple Creek Ranch: Darby, Montana

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (81)

It may be adults only, but this all-inclusive resort set on 800 acres of land in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana gives its guests the chance to feel like kids again. “The staff make your visit all about you,” said one reader, in reference to the custom experiences available on site or nearby, such as scenic river floating, cattle working rides, and dog sledding.

WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Reader Score: 97.87

80. Thornybush Game Lodge: Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (82)

Being one of the first camps in South Africa, Thornybush excels in delivering first-hand safari experiences. This year, guests particularly enjoyed the recently renovated 16 luxury suites, the brand new Kamara House spa, and the attentive service. Exhibit A of the staff’s attention to detail: On a recent mother-daughter trip, two voters were treated “like royalty” to a “special surprise evening where the two of us dined in the library after returning from an evening safari.”

Reader Score: 97.83

81. The Standard, Hua Hin: Hua Hin, Thailand

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (83)

The perennially hip brand brought some fresh attention to the Hamptons of Thailand, as seaside Hua Hin is sometimes called, with this beachy — if not beachfront — resort. The Standard “channels the brand’s Hollywood roots with Midcentury Modern architecture and quirky Thai trimmings, like vintage train-station benches in the lobby,” contributor Chris Schalkx wrote for T+L in 2022. A handful of villas, many with private pools, offer a touch more privacy while still being part of the scene.

Reader Score: 97.82

82. (tie) Domaine Des Etangs, Auberge Resorts Collection: Massignac, France

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (84)

Set within a picture-perfect 13th-century château on 2,500 acres of French countryside, this fairly new hotel has landed on not one, but three lists as a newcomer to the World’s Best Awards this year. With storybook stone walls, an on-site art gallery, Hermès furnishings, and food picked from the surrounding farmlands, what’s not to like?

Reader Score: 97.80

82. (tie) J.K. Place Roma: Rome, Italy

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (85)

Set in a 17th-century building that once housed Rome’s school of architecture, this hotel was voted the No. 1 hotel in the Eternal City by our readers this year. And it’s no wonder why: The eye-catching design makes you feel like you’re staying in a chic townhouse, and it’s within walking distance to the Trevi Fountain and the must-shop boutiques of Via del Corso.

Reader Score: 97.80

84. Baoase Luxury Resort: Willemstad, Curaçao

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (86)

New to the list, this independent and family-owned oasis on a private beach in Curaçao has the philosophy of “barefoot elegance.” What caught T+L readers’ attention is the romance-specific offerings, such as a tailored sunset cruise on the hotel’s yacht or a private dinner on the beach. The on-site events team can help tailor a grand proposal or wedding, too.

Reader Score: 97.79

85. Quisisana Resort: Lovell, Maine

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (87)

From memories of childhood to new family traditions, this 76-year-old lakeside resort instills a sense of playful enlightenment for T+L readers. Sleep under the Maine pines, take in live performances by the talented staff, or grab a stand-up paddle board at the all-inclusive Quisisana — literally translating to “place of healing.”

Reader Score: 97.77

86. (tie) The Inn Above Tide: Sausalito, California, Sausalito

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (88)

Just 33 rooms and suites, all overlooking the San Francisco Bay, give this property its reputation as a romantic getaway. In fact, one reader noted, “This is quite likely the most romantic inn in the United States.” For others, it was the amenities, like free bicycle rentals and the nightly wine-and-cheese receptions, that made this escape a winner.

Reader Score: 97.75

86. (tie) Jade Mountain: Soufrière, St. Lucia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (89)

One of St. Lucia’s most iconic resorts, with epic views of the Pitons from its infinity pools, Jade Mountain is also a low-key leader in a Caribbean-wide locavore movement, with a forest of cacao trees on property and many ingredients — avocado, cashews, mango, and tamarind, among them — sourced from its own estate.

Reader Score: 97.75

88. (tie) Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento, Italy

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (90)

Perched on a cliff with views of the Gulf of Naples, this family-owned property has been in business since 1834. While its wrought-iron gates and castle exterior nod to the past, the “unmatched attentive service,” according to one reader, keeps up with the present. And for the first time, after shifting in rank for the past five years, it took the No. 1 spot for hotels in Italy this year, too.

Reader Score: 97.71

88. (tie) Mandarin Oriental, Doha: Doha, Qatar

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (91)

One of two Doha gems on this year’s list, the artfully designed Mandarin Oriental is as exclusive as they come, with 117 rooms, 41 suites, and 91 serviced apartments; a lobby filled with “swaths of marble;” and a spa offering “facials and massages that incorporate local ingredients like frankincense and crushed pearl,” as T+L has reported. Its city-center location, in Msheireb Downtown Doha, is another notable feature.

Reader Score: 97.71

90. (tie) Lancaster Hotel: Houston, Texas

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (92)

This downtown landmark is the only Houston hotel to crack the top 100, owing to its grown-up decor, extensive art collection, well-appointed rooms and suites — and plenty of rave reviews from voters about the top-notch service.

Reader Score: 97.64

90. (tie) New World Phu Quoc Resort: Phu Quoc, Vietnam

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (93)

This newcomer to the World’s Best List has an impressive 375 villas on site, each with its own private swimming pool. Located on Kem Beach, New World Phu Quoc offers guests unparalleled access to a myriad of activities, such as kayaking and snorkeling, and even Vietnamese cooking classes.

Reader Score: 97.64

92. (tie) Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur: Udaipir, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (94)

This incomparable Taj, seemingly afloat on the waters of Lake Pichola, is one of the most visually arresting hotels in the world, first built as a royal residence in the 18th century. The 65 rooms and 18 suites are as opulent as one might expect, given that heritage, and filled with beautiful artwork, ornate tapestries, and impressive chandeliers.

Reader Score: 97.60

92. (tie) The Imperial New Delhi: New Delhi, India

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (95)

Opened in 1936 as the first hotel in New Delhi, this Indian palace-inspired site continues to charm with its Victorian architecture, verdant gardens, antique chandeliers, and 235 distinct rooms and suites. For one reader, the hotel “sets a remarkable standard for hospitality.”

Reader Score: 97.60

94. Cavas Wine Lodge: Mendoza, Argentina

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (96)

This 18-room property, set amid the grapevines of Mendoza, at the foot of the Andes Mountains, is small but mighty. Its Spanish-colonial style architecture adds comfort to the space, while the top-notch service, farm-to-table dining with a nightly-changing menu, and innovative spa — featuring treatments involving vine and grape seed extracts — lead one voter to describe the Lodge as “our home away from home.”

Reader Score: 97.49

95. (tie) Angama Mara: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (97)

One of Kenya’s dreamiest safari lodges, this cliffside Angama is set above the plains of the Masai Mara, with views that seem to stretch forever. Expert guides lead game drives and can arrange bush picnics; staff on property have a knack for making every single detail perfect, whether it’s a wildlife photography lesson or a top up of your rosé as you enjoy the evening’s campfire.

Reader Score: 97.47

95. (tie) Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel, Cusco: Cuzco, Peru

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (98)

One of two Cuzco stays on this year’s list, Monasterio is set in a refurbished ecclesiastical complex that dates back to the 1500s, built around a lushly landscaped courtyard. The 117 rooms and suites are prim and proper, with stately furnishings and rich textiles; some have views over the tiled roofs of the city’s historic center.

Reader Score: 97.47

97. Alila Villas Uluwatu: Uluwatu, Indonesia

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (99)

True tranquility is a given at this Alila property, offering 65 private villas in an open-layout concept inspired by the coastal views and nearby cliffs. Traditions of the land shine through in other ways too; voters liked that they could indulge in a Balinese cooking class or take a ride on the waves with the on-site professional surf coach.

Reader Score: 97.44

98. Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo: Panama City, Panama

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (100)

An elegant waterfront retreat in the old town, the Sofitel Legend “has the feel of a private club, or maybe a mansion belonging to a rich auntie who happens to serve grilled octopus on her waterfront terrace,” as T+L contributor John Bowe wrote in 2023. The property, which has 159 rooms and suites, has a decidedly nautical flavor — dark wood, brass accents, blue-and-white tile — that befits its setting along the Pacific Ocean, a short drive from the Panama Canal.

Reader Score: 97.42

99. Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva: Geneva, Switzerland

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (101)

At this centuries-old, lakeside property in Geneva, it’s all in the details. Guests are met with an elegant feel curated by French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon — think gold-trimmed ceilings — Italian fare at Michelin-starred Il Lago, underwater music in the on-site infinity-edge pool, and true Swiss activities curated by staff, like a boat cruise on the lake come summer or paragliding above the Alps.

Reader Score: 97.41

100. Hotel Café Royal: London, England

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers —and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (102)

Where London’s Mayfair, Soho, and St. James neighborhoods meet, you’ll find the historic Hotel Café Royal. Originally famed for its restaurant visited by Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, and even David Bowie, the now-luxury hotel blends tradition with modern hospitality through expertly restored architecture, premier dining options, and attentive concierge team.

Reader Score: 97.40

These 100 Hotels Were Voted Best in the World by T+L Readers — and 16 of Them Are in the U.S. (2024)
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