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.
A few miles inland from the Mediterranean, this 67-room hotel on Spain’s Costa del Sol is the elegant centerpiece of an ambitious real estate project that includes private villas and a top-rated golf course. The Finca Cortesin took its cues from traditional Spanish farmhouses—low, whitewashed, terra-cotta-tile-roofed, and built around interior courtyards that often have Moorish decor. Where past and present break stride is the hotel’s scale: If fincas are cozy, the Finca Cortesin is a brilliantly spacious place with three restaurants, a superb spa with an indoor saltwater pool (there are two outdoor pools), a high-tech gym with Med views, a hammam, and a Finnish-style snow room.