The Best Hotels in the World
October 17, 2017
More than 300,000 of our trusted Travelers voted in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, sharing tales—and tips—from their vacations in Santorini, or weekends spent at Italian palazzos in Ho Chi Minh City. Get ready: These are the 50 best hotels in the world, say our readers, where service, style, good eats, and sublime views make for a memorable stay.
Six grand 17th- and 18th-century townhouses were combined to create the 93 stylish rooms of this Waldorf on the Herengracht canal, just a ten-minute walk from Museumplein (Museum Quarter). The architects kept the beautiful historic details of the interiors, like the dramatic lobby stairway, but added the most contemporary details, such as massive flatscreens hung above fireplaces in the suites. A private garden helps to supply the hotel’s restaurants, including the swanky, two Michelin–starred Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam and the Goldfinch Brasserie, though we’d sooner skip the food and go straight to the Guerlain Spa. A little post-flight facial never hurt anyone, right?