TripAdvisor gave us their list of the World’s 25 Best Hotels – but with hotels, does one size really fit all? What if you just want something romantic? Or cheap and cheerful? With something for everyone in mind – Jetsetter set out to create their list of the 25 best hotels in the world, by category. Here are the results…

a bed with pillows and a map above itBest For Families

Winner: Grand Hyatt Baha Mar – Bahamas

Runner Up: Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs – California

Best For Pool Scene

Winner: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – California

Runner Up: Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay – Spain

a group of huts on a small islandBest For Romance

Winner: Conrad Bora Bora Nui – Bora Bora

Runner Up: Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas – Costa Rica



Best Big City Hotel

Winner: The Ned, London

Runner Up: Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark

a pool with lounge chairs and a gazebo at nightBest All Inclusive

Winner: UNICO 20˚ 87˚ Riviera Maya – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Runner Up: Serenity at Coconut Bay – St Lucia

Best Design

Winner: Jackalope – Mornington Heights, Australia

Runner Up: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – New York

a patio with a view of a vineyard and a chairBest For Food

Winner: Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley, California

Runner Up: Hotel Il Castelfalfi, Tuscany, Italy

Best Beach Hotel

Winner: Hotel San Cristóbal – Todos Santos, Mexico

Runner Up: The Loren at Pink Beach – Bermuda


a room with a green couch and tables and chairsBest Boutique

Winner: The Silo Hotel, Cape Town

Runner Up: The Whitby, NYC

Best Over-The-Top Luxury

Winner: Kokomo Private Island, Fiji

Runner Up: Bulgari Resort Dubai, UAE

Best Safari Lodge

Winner: Bisate Lodge, Rwanda

Runner Up: King Lewanika Lodge, Zambia

While many of these hotels are expensive, some are far more affordable and can even be booked with points. To save on your bookings, always consider these crucial tips. To upgrade your hotel stays, we highly recommend checking out this article, chock full of easy upgrade tips. After all, you only live once!

We want to hear from you! Which hotels not on the list would you nominate, and for which category?

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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