What Country Is The World’s Best Hotel For 2022 Located In?

This is the 20th year of the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels. These awards are based on the traveler reviews and ratings posted on Tripadvisor throughout 2021.

In the past we’ve found the awards to be a little skewed, but they’re always a good way to highlight emerging trends.

“We know there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to travel planning. Some travelers are looking for unique stays – ranging from cave hotels to overwater bungalows – while others are looking for a quaint B&B,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer, Tripadvisor. “No matter what type of trip you are looking for, this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards – with winners spanning six continents and 90 countries – showcase the top recommendations from other travelers.”

The No. 1 Top Hotel in the entire world for 2022 is Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica. This jungle resort is perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Consistently ranking in the Best of the Best Awards, Tulemar is frequently called an “amazing stay in paradise” by its guests. 

In the United States, it’s The Mark Hotel in New York City ranking No. 1 in the country for 2022. This is The Mark’s debut appearance in the Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards, but it’s no stranger to attention, as this Upper East side gem is frequented by celebrities from Meghan Markle to Kim Kardashian. Just last week, a number of A-listers hit The Mark to get glam before fashion’s biggest night, the Met Gala. The Mark is housed in a beautiful 1927 landmark building, but, inside, it has been completely reimagined, and given a new life and identity for the 21st century.

“We are honored that The Mark has been selected as Tripadvisor’s No.1 Top Hotel in the U.S. and as the No. 1 Luxury Hotel in the U.S. for 2022. I speak on behalf of our entire team when I thank each guest who took the time to leave a review and share their experiences with others,” said Andrew Jeffries, Director of Sales & Marketing for The Mark. “This recognition is a testament to our wonderful staff and their commitment to personalized, authentic service coupled with our unique amenities, exquisite design and ideal location that allows us to continue to offer an unparalleled guest experience.”

In the other subcategories, Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod made a splash as the No. 2 best B&B/Inn in the entire world (also No. 1 in the U.S.). Five U.S. properties ranked in the top 25 B&B and Inns list this year, proving that America knows how to serve up quaint and cozy hospitality.    

The U.S. also made strong appearances on the Hottest New Hotels list, with four American properties ranking among the best in the world (Lyle Washington DCPendry Manhattan West, Nevada’s Belvada Hotel, and Indianapolis’ Bottleworks Hotel). And on the inaugural Out of the Ordinary list, New Mexico’s Blue Swallow Motel and California’s Treebones Resortranked among the unique properties that travelers love.

Top 10 Hotels in the World for 2022

  1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  2. Hotel Colline de France – Gramado, Brazil
  3. Ikos Aria – Kefalos, Greece
  4. Romance Istanbul Hotel – Istanbul, Turkey
  5. THE OMNIA – Zermatt, Switzerland
  6. Kayakapi Premium Caves – Cappadocia – Urgup, Turkey
  7. Six Senses Laamu – Olhuveli Island, Maldives
  8. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort – Hopkins, Belize
  9. Padma Resort Ubud – Payangan, Indonesia
  10. BLESS Hotel Madrid – Madrid, Spain

Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. for 2022

  1. The Mark Hotel – New York City, New York
  2. Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection – Aspen, Colorado
  3. Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. – Washington D.C.
  4. The Lodge at Woodloch – Hawley, Pennsylvania
  5. Mint House at 70 Pine – New York City, New York
  6. Sage Lodge – Pray, Montana
  7. Hotel Emma at Pearl – San Antonio, Texas
  8. The Towers at Lotte New York Palace – New York City, New York
  9. The Oxford Hotel – Bend, Oregon
  10. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach – Miami Beach, Florida

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