The 100 Best Hotels In The World Ranked For 2022

Credit: Durston Saylor

It’s hard sometimes to figure out which hotels are the ones worth your money and time. Thankfully, Travel + Leisure asked their readers what the 100 best hotels in the world are via their annual World’s Best Awards survey.

Now you shouldn’t treat this list as gospel, there are certain biases to consider. This isn’t a panel of judges making this list, but the unwashed masses (I kid). Many readers of Travel + Leisure  seem to be from the U.S. so many hotels are those from locations popular with American tourists, including Europe, South Africa, and Asia. You won’t find Australia and Japan has only one entry. So keep that in mind. 

Most of the choices are large, grand luxury hotels that wow you as soon as you walk in the door and have a bunch of amenities, services, and more importantly, good places to visit! 

That’s not to say that this list isn’t useful or trustworthy, far from it, if anything it’s more trustworthy as crowd-sourced surveys aren’t typically trying to sell you something or, in this case, a specific hotel.

Each hotel has received a score out of 100, tabulated by Travel + Leisure (assumedly), with the benchmarks being location, service, food, facilities, and the overall value of the place.

The country with the most entries this year is the United States with 19 entries with the highest placement being the Pickering House Inn in New Hampshire (no. 4) and The Lowell in New York City (no. 8). India had the most entries last year with 12 entries, but this year have slipped to 11 which means they have tied with Italy.

Speaking of Italy, the country has the coveted top spot with the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino (99.25). It’s a lovely building full of the old-world European aesthetic and it’s taken the top spot due to it’s “multisensory experience.” That experience includes an on-site winery and cooking school (it’s Italy so, of course), tennis courts, country-style spa, a whole new complex with 19 new suites, and most importantly a view of the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia Natural Park.

Note: there are over 100 entries due to several ties in the list.

The list is as follows:

  1. Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Italy
  2. Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection, Santorini, Greece
  3. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, South Malé Atoll, Maldives
  4. Pickering House Inn, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
  5. One&Only Reethi Rah, North Malé Atoll, Maldives
  6. Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco
  7. Capella Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  8. The Lowell, New York City
  9. Hôtel Madame Rêve, Paris
  10. Rosewood Villa Magna, Madrid
  11. The Oberoi, New Delhi
  12. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
  13. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bali, Indonesia
  14. Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
  15. Portrait Firenze, Florence
  16. Raffles Istanbul
  17. The Oberoi, Marrakech, Morocco
  18. Capella Hanoi, Vietnam
  19. White Elephant Palm Beach, Florida
  20. The Loutrel, Charleston, South Carolina
  21. Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel, Cuzco, Peru
  22. Sani Asterias, Halkidiki, Greece
  23. Shangri-La the Shard, London
  24. Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa, Gargas, France
  25. Taj Palace, New Delhi
  26. Pendry Chicago
  27. Nayara Tented Camp, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  28. Hotel Belmar, Monteverde, Costa Rica
  29. Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa, Champillon, France
  30. Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, Keystone, South Dakota
  31. Riggs Washington D.C.
  32. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  33. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Ranthambhore, India
  34. Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini, Greece
  35. The Standard, Hua Hin, Thailand
  36. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
  37. Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi, Italy
  38. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  39. Nihi Sumba, Sumba, Indonesia
  40. La Réserve Paris – Hôtel & Spa
  41. Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Rome
  42. Il San Pietro di Positano, Italy
  43. Six Senses Yao Noi, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
  44. Finca Cortesín Hotel, Golf & Spa, Málaga, Spain
  45. Secret Bay, Portsmouth, Dominica
  46. Cape Grace, Cape Town
  47. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
  48. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India
  49. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
  50. Manoir Hovey, North Hatley, Quebec
  51. Six Senses Con Dao, Con Dao, Vietnam
  52. Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina
  53. Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy
  54. Nayara Springs, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  55. Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
  56. Rancho Santana, Rivas, Nicaragua
  57. Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand
  58. Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, Morocco
  59. Namale Resort & Spa, Savusavu, Fiji
  60. Gibb’s Farm, Karatu, Tanzania
  61. Jade Mountain, Soufrière, St. Lucia
  62. Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano, Italy
  63. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, Japan
  64. San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California
  65. The Goring, London
  66. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India
  67. Palm Island Resort, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  68. Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Florence
  69. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, India
  70. Curtain Bluff, St. John’s, Antigua
  71. Morrison House Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection, Alexandria, Virginia
  72. The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection, Cincinnati
  73. Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont
  74. Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, Illinois
  75. One&Only Nyungwe House, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda
  76. W Santiago, Chile
  77. Shangri-La Singapore
  78. L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, California
  79. Silo Hotel, Cape Town
  80. Katikies Santorini, Greece
  81. Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
  82. The Shore Club, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  83. Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa, India
  84. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
  85. Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City
  86. Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito, California
  87. Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  88. Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri, Italy
  89. Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy
  90. Le Bristol Paris, Oetker Collection
  91. Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
  92. The Palms Turks & Caicos, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  93. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, Park City, Utah
  94. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida
  95. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
  96. andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
  97. Casa San Agustín, Cartagena, Colombia
  98. The Connaught, London
  99. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina
  100. Taj Lands End, Mumbai
  101. Birkenhead House, Hermanus, South Africa

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