Tripadvisor® recently announced the winners of its 2023 Travelers’ Choice® Best of the Best Hotel Awards. In its 21st edition, the awards align with the kickoff of the summer travel season, providing inspiration by revealing the best places to stay in the U.S. and around the world. Tripadvisor analyzed 12 months of review data (January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022) from real travelers covering more than 1.5 million hotels, to determine travelers’ highest-rated accommodations of the year. Discover all the winners and get planning at tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cTop.
“It’s clear that our community ventured far and wide last year: Our 10 winning subcategories encompass 37 regions around the world and include a wide range of amazing places to stay,” said Sarah Firshein, Head of Editorial at Tripadvisor. “An opulent palace in Jaipur topped the charts, while hotels ranging from a ‘glamping’ retreat in Patagonia to a rock ‘n’ roll–themed boutique in Boston made their mark as well. As our savvy reviewers know, hotels can sometimes be the entire reason for the trip—I’m personally very excited to consult this list as I plot out the next year of vacations with my own family.”
Hotel Headlines: 2023 Trends
- This year, wellness is top of mind for travelers. All-inclusives and hotels set in relaxing Caribbean destinations rank highly in the 2023 awards. With more travelers in search of relaxation, Tripadvisor launched two brand new subcategories for 2023 to help everyone find their zen: The Best Hotels with Spas and the Best Hotels for Sleep.
- The 2023 awards, particularly in the U.S., feature many new winners, suggesting that as more people traveled and left reviews over the past year, they ventured to new places, both at home and abroad.
- Asia tops the charts for travelers this year, proving that the market has bounced back as a tourism destination. Nine of the top 25 Hottest New Hotels are in Asia, along with eight of the Top Hotels in the world, including the esteemed No. 1 spot.
- Brazil takes the cake with the most winners on the world list this year, with Istanbul beating out other cities. In the U.S., Charleston has the most unique winners, followed by New York City and Washington, D.C.
And the Winners are…
This year’s No. 1 Hotel in the prestigious Top Hotels category is Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, India. Dubbed “The Jewel of Jaipur,” this 1835 palace-turned-luxurious hotel holds unbelievable extravagance. A new No. 1 winner for 2023, Rambagh Palace has over 5,000 five-bubble reviews and is beloved for its polo bar, historic suites, and high tea.
In the U.S., The Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, ranks No. 1 for travelers this year. The luxurious, cosmopolitan hotel provides a rare duality in contemporary design and draws inspiration from the historic city it calls home. Ranking No. 22 in 2022, The Perry Lane rose to the top this year based on glowing traveler reviews highlighting its chic rooftop bar, food and beverage offerings, and warm Southern hospitality, to name a few.
The distinguished Top Hotels list is a diverse ranking with winners from 19 countries around the world. On the U.S. list, 21 different cities are home to a 2023 winner.