When planning the perfect vacation, one usually chooses their destination first and then decides on the hotel.
But what if there was a hotel so comfortable and so fantastic, that it’s worth planning your entire vacation around staying there?
Well many cities all over the world do offer these most spectacular hotels and chances are you’ll be near one on your next trip. And if not, then you need to change your plans!
Everybody needs somewhere to rest their head at night, right?
But how well you rest (and how awesome the snack bar) can make or break your travel experience.
Forbes Travel Guide recently listed a whopping 41 hotels located in seventeen different countries that made their prestigious World’s Best Rooms for 2019.
Each one offers the utmost in comfort, class, and charisma—but let’s talk about the top five that really set the bar!
1. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, California
Some big names have made their homes along the beaches so sunny California, so it’s no surprise that California really steps it up in the hotel game.
Booking a room at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is like reserving your own little paradise.
Olive and citrus trees surround the lush estate, making the outside just as beautiful as the 1,000 sq. ft. rooms inside—yes, these rooms are the size of some people’s homes!
The vaulted ceilings and sunken living rooms are sure to make you feel like royalty.
And should you wish to unwind after visiting the hottest spots in L.A. just a couple hours north (as Proud American Traveler has previously reported), take a long soak in one of the oversized tubs featured in every room.
After that, get romantic and cozy-up in front of your very own fireplace.
When you wake up the next morning to fresh orange juice and a newspaper waiting for you at the door, you’ll have to pinch yourself to make sure it isn’t all a dream.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Montreal in Montreal, Canada
You knew there had to be a Ritz-Carlton on this list – but the Ritz-Carlton Montreal truly is exceptional in every way.
As a prestigious hotel for 107 years and counting, the Ritz knows a thing or two about catering to those with only the best of tastes.
As their website says, the Ritz-Carlton strives to offer a “captivating balance between tradition and innovation.”
While this 5-star hotel boasts exquisite antique chandeliers high above, it offers only the most modern and luxurious amenities.
After taking a rainforest-style shower, you’ll step out onto heated bathroom floors. In fact, the toilet seats are heated too.
Lights turn on by motion sensor as you walk through and your very own espresso machine awaits you.
Enjoy a frothy latte before heading to dinner at the renowned French restaurant Maison Boulud located downstairs.
Whether you are looking for class or convenience, Ritz-Carlton Montreal will exceed all your expectations in both.
3. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico
Journey to the south of the border and you will find the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.
This 5-star resort sits along the Pacific Ocean and makes a big splash without even trying.
Their rooms offer the most rustic tropical atmosphere with exposed beams and terracotta floors.
Lounge outside on your private and expansive terrace or take a nap on the daybed while the salty breeze keeps you cool.
And with just a quick call to your very own butler, the hotel staff can accommodate you with just about anything you desire.
Once you pry yourself away from the ambiance of your suite, head down to your own private beach of white sand and crystal blue waters.
4. The Peninsula Beijing in Beijing, China
China is known to be elaborate and they spared no expense with The Peninsula Beijing.
Every suite in this king of hotels is adorned with gold tones and draws you into the large window overlooking the country’s capital.
As soon as you walk through the traditional Chinese gate at the entrance, you know you’re entering into something spectacular.
From the marble staircase, to the high-end chauffeur service and state-of-the-art amenities, you’ll be immersed in a life of luxury.
However, do be aware that there are currently some dangers traveling to China as Proud American Traveler has previously reported, so take precaution when visiting this culturally rich country.
5. COMO The Treasury in Perth, Australia
Located in the historic district of Perth, this refreshing hotel features rooms with a Scandinavian influence of white and blonde wood furniture.
You won’t have to worry about feeling claustrophobic in these open rooms full of natural light and views of the scenic landscape outside.
Relax with a cold microbrew beer in the mini bar and try the many restaurants that are in walking distance around town.
No need to argue over who gets to lounge in the huge freestanding tub first because each room comes lavished with two.
If bubble baths aren’t your thing (and if they aren’t, you’re not doing it right), take an afternoon to refresh your mind, body, and soul in the exceptional Shambhala spa.
Each of these top-of-the-line hotels will surpass your highest expectations and dazzle the senses.
So treat yourself and take the opportunity to experience the most modern luxuries and amenities.
Please let us know in the comments section if you have visited any of these hotels or which one you’d like to experience first!