‘World’s Best’ Hotels You Don’t Want to Miss

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Here at Travelzoo, we love “Top” lists. Whether it’s our own Top 20, Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List, or The New York Times’ annual round-up of the year’s must-see destinations. We especially can’t stop oooohing and ahhhing over Travel + Leisure’s list of World’s Best Hotels. Here are some of our favorites.

Calistoga Ranch

calistoga

Why It’s the ‘Best’:

  • Each freestanding lodge offers “uninterrupted views of the trees and sky, both from their opulent, plush interiors and from their fire-warmed ‘outdoor living rooms’(Travel + Leisure)
  • Guests can borrow the resort’s Mercedez-Benz to tour Wine Country
  • Wellness activities such as yoga and guided hikes are complimentary to guests, as well as bikes
  • The resort has a private Wine Cave on site for intimate dining parties
  • The luxury spa pays homage to its Napa roots with Cabernet baths

Ventana Inn

Ventana

Why It’s the ‘Best’: 

  • This adults-only resort in Big Sur sits on 200 acres of meadows and offers panoramic Pacific views
  • Guests can fill their days with hammock naps, guided “Discovery Walks”, sea-inspired spa treatments, and pool lounging, but be warned, some are clothing-optional
  • The onsite restaurant caters to local flavors and serves up the day’s sustainable catch
  • The zen-like rooms each are designed with its own private deck overlooking the forest or ocean
  • Complimentary wine and cheese hour with free neck massages

Four Seasons Las Vegas

Four Seasons Vegas

Why It’s the ‘Best’:

  • One of the top 3 hotels in Las Vegas according to TripAdvisor
  • A tad further out on the Strip, it is a sanctuary from the Vegas hustle and bustle
  • Forbes 5-star spa
  • The outdoor pool is surrounded by expansive gardens and serves up poolside treats like chocolate-dipped bananas
  • Despite not having a casino, it is directly connected to the Mandalay Resort & Casino
  • Golfers get priority tee times at the neighboring Bali Hai Golf Club

 Boulders Resort & Spa

Boulder

Why It’s the ‘Best’:

  • Just underwent an $8 million renovation that included revamping each of the Casita rooms
  • Boasts two championship golf courses
  • Professional astronomers lead guests on nightly stargazing walks
  • Sits on 1,300 acres and offers a smorgasbord of outdoor activities, most popular being the onsite Boulder Climb

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