The Readers’ Choice Best Hotels of 2024

If you want to see the best of a city, book one of its finest hotels. But which ones? Our annual Readers’ Choice Best Hotels Awards highlight the properties that enchant travelers most. In addition to exceptional service, a high-quality room or suite and outstanding dining and spa options, many winning hotels offer exclusive extras that enhance your experience. These can include a complimentary breakfast, a free upgrade, spa credit or other perks that make you feel like a VIP.

For many travelers, a hotel is a home away from home, and the best hotels set the mood for an entire trip. To make the cut, hotels must be aesthetically pleasing, have great location and be family-friendly or at least offer special amenities for kids. This year, more than 8 million reviews were collected for the best hotels around the world.

Read on to discover the hotels that made the list for 2024 and start planning your next trip.

The Carlyle, Rosewood Collection

A storied New York landmark since 1930, this Art Deco icon is a haven of privacy and exclusivity. An extensive redesign brought smart contemporary rooms and suites, while the luxurious white-and-gold Valmont spa is a must. The iconic Cafe Carlyle has been welcoming jazz greats since 1955, and the Gallery’s exotic Turkish tea parlour is a city institution.

While a stay at The Mark will put you in the same company as Kim Kardashian, Meghan Markle and other A-listers, it doesn’t feel like a showy tourist trap. Located in the heart of Midtown, it’s an easy walk to Central Park and other landmarks. Rooms skew large for Manhattan and feature Duxiana beds, marble bathrooms and work desks. Guests also enjoy access to a luxe spa and a swanky restaurant, The Clocktower.

Stylish, urbane and ultra-chic, this Brooklyn-based hotel is a hit with locals. Its 175 rooms evince a smart yet laid-back vibe, with fold-down desks and smart contrasts of raw concrete and jewel-tone velvet. Bathrooms are a luxe treat, with bespoke Duxiana linens, soaking tubs and designer Rik Rak toiletries. The hotel also offers a coworking-style lobby and all-day Israeli restaurant K’Far by chef Michael Solomonov.

A chic, art-filled SoHo hotel with a bold sense of style. Splashes of eye-popping color, dramatic fabrics and kooky curios characterize founder Kit Kemp’s visionary design. Rooms, which range from junior terrace suites to dream-come-true apartments, are light-filled and expertly curated. They feature high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous bathrooms.

This hotel, owned by Robert De Niro and designed by a team led by architect James Biederman, is a star magnet, and it’s no wonder Kim, Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jake Gyllenhaal have checked in. The sprawling apartment-style suites have masculine decor (think buttery leather sofas, mahogany shelving and coffee table books) with playful touches such as a Dyson hairdryer and a house car for short trips around town. A-listers can eat and drink at the hotel’s Greenwich, which features a menu of classic American dishes and the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Bloody Mary, named after a painting by Maxfield Parrish.