Top 30 Luxury Hotels

The life of luxury is expensive, but if you’ve been saving up and want to go all-out this vacation, here are the 30 hotels around the world that are worth the money:

  1. Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana
    • Amazing food, facilities, staff, and so many options for outdoor activities from cattle-drives to ATV rides
  2. Singita Sabi Sand in Kruger National Park, South Africa
    • The finest private reserve in Kruger, which is known for most frequent sightings of the elusive Leopard
  3. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens in Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
    • This hotel has a great location to many of the popular attractions, is always in tip-top shape, and the staff here will do anything to please you
  4. Castello di Casole in Siena, Italy
    • This 11th-century building-turned-hotel overs amazing views and equally amazing service. You must watch the Tuscan sunset from the infinity pool.
  5. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Place in Budapest, Hungary
    • This hotel has everything you need – great spa, food, and rooms – but it is also in a great location to explore the sites of Budapest
  6. The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India
    • Lush gardens, amazing architecture, private terraces, and amazing hospitality – what more can you ask for?
  7. Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan, Virginia
    • With a highly-esteemed golf course onsite, this is the ideal location for a luxurious staycation for the man in your life
  8. Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island
    • This is one hotel where you are paying for the hotel experience of lux fireplaces, beds you’ll never want to get out of, and the most friendly staff
  9. The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia
    • Right when you walk in you are greeted by a Butler who informs you of all of the amenities as well as a bit of history about the hotel. From this moment on, every guest is the guest of honor and gains access to their golf course and fabulous spa
  10. The Langham in Chicago, Illinois
    • This classic hotel offers large rooms with sweeping views of downtown Chicago that you just can’t beat
  11. Jade Mountain St. Lucia in Soufriere, St. Lucia
    • One google of this hotel and you’ll be sold. This is a hotel where you won’t even want to leave your room because the views are just too beautiful and the suites are just as amazing.
  12. The Gritti Palace in Venice, Italy
    • Located right on the main canal, this hotel offers outstanding service and luxurious rooms on top of it’s wonderful setting
  13. The Cloister Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia
    • Friendly staff, beautiful spa, and out-of-the-box activities make this a great vacation spot for you and that special someone
  14. Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland
    • Happiness of the guests is the main priority of many 5-star hotels and, at Ashford, the staff, the service, the comfortable rooms, the beautiful grounds are all amazing
  15. Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, Spain
    • You will truly feel like royalty in this hotel that is rich with old-Spain architecture and luxury. You’ll feel like you’re staying in a museum in the heart of Seville.
  16. Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina
    • If you’re a foodie, this is the hotel for you. The restaurants are impeccable and you can even have fire-side s’mores during the summer! There is wine upon your arrival in the hotel Mercedes and many fitness classes to choose from to help keep that vacation weight off.
  17. One & Only Palmilla Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
    • I’ve known of this hotel since I was a little girl because my parents were always in awe of the amazing reviews it would get. The staff is beyond welcoming with amazing amenities included in the room cost, and this resort is very private, perfect for a celebrities or just a relaxing couple’s trip.
  18. Lion Sands in Sabi Sand, South Africa
    • If you’re going to go all the way to Africa to go on a safari, you may as well do it in style. You get excellent service the moment you arrive right through until depart with experienced rangers, luxurious accommodations, and top-notch food.
  19. Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah
    • This hotel is located only 10 minutes from downtown Park City, and even though you’re so close to everything, when you’re at the hotel, it feels like it is just you and the mountains so you really get the best of both worlds! Helpful and friendly staff, inviting rooms, and delicious food are just icing on the cake.
  20. Singita Lebombo Lodge in Kruger National Park, South Africa
    • The best part about being in a national park in Africa is being away from it all, which is why the outdoor beds that this hotel offers is such a great and unique experience. Stars for days. During the day the rooms also offer sweeping views and a lot of privacy.
  21. St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
    • These rooms are a bit more secluded so it doesn’t have the typical hotel feel and is known for it’s top-notch service, all just feet from the beach
  22. Park Hyatt Paris Vendome in Paris, France
    • This hotel has a prime location for exploring the sites and shops of Paris before coming back for the night to enjoy their amazing restaurant. You can get an interior room with a view of the courtyard or a beautiful city view with an exterior room, each comes with a complimentary glass of wine each day!
  23. Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina
    • Numerous restaurants and ocean-view rooms that are spacious and quite make this resort worth the money
  24. Solage Calistoga in Calistoga, California
    • Though this hotel is on the floor of the Napa Valley, it is prime for numerous vineyards and quick highway access. The service and food at Solage are nearly unbeatable!
  25. Londolozi Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • This reserve is private, which in itself will give you a great experience. Not having many safari vehicles driving around will truly give you a unique experience to see more animals than anyone else. In Africa, it is rare that you get this caliber of meals let alone served in the bush among the wildlife. The accommodations are high above the animals, so you can watch them begin to migrate and graze as you awaken from your comfortable bed.
  26. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives in North Male Atoll, Maldives
    • Ever wanted to sleep on the water? Now you can. These villas are built over the water, so they give you the most real experience of being the only one there. There is nothing like waking up to warm, crystal calm waters just outside your door.
  27. Four Seasons Hotel Prague in Prague, Czech Republic
    • The Four Seasons has a great, central location for the city. Even though it is a bit smaller than most Americans are used to, it is still robust for a European hotel, and features great service, indoor & outdoor dining, and amazing comfort, all with river views.
  28. Lodge & Spa at Bush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming
    • Sometimes all you need is a great family-owned hotel in the middle of nowhere to recharge your batteries. Delicious food, 5-star service, and stunning views are what makes this hotel worth the trip.
  29. The Mulia in Bali, Indonesia
    • Though you won’t want to get out of the most comfortable beds around, you must swim in the warm waters, take in the gorgeous views, and eat the divine local fare
  30. Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, India
    • Beautiful rooms, amazing grounds, delicious food and unbelievable service are some of the amenities this hotel offers, but you definitely can’t miss the pottery crafts! If you’re going for a special time in your life (birthday, honeymoon, anniversary) be sure to mention it because this hotel is really the greatest at making you feel truly special.

It seems quite easy to come by a 5-star hotel nowadays, but you don’t always get that 5-star service with a 5-star location. All of these hotels are definitely 5-star priced, but at least you know that you are getting every penny’s-, or Franklin’s-, worth. When you are looking to fulfill that once-in-a-lifetime trip, don’t spend it all on the experiences and skimp out on the hotel. It is so important to have an amazing place to rest your head at night to dream about all of the fun adventures that you will be having throughout your stay.

*This list was compiled by MSN Travel here, but hotels were independently researched by me.


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