'World's Best' Hotels You Don't Want to Miss

Oct 15, 2015
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

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

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

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

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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