Top 10 Best Hotels of 2024

Travelers are spoiled for choice when it comes to hotel rooms. There are boutique hotels with rooftop pools, hotels with subterranean nightclubs and hotels that feel like their own private residences. From budget-friendly hostels to iconic luxury hotels frequented by dignitaries and celebrities, the selection is endless. But these best hotels go above and beyond what’s on offer, with a sense of place, exceptional service and unforgettable design.

Whether it’s a stunning resort with an infinity pool overlooking a raw river valley, a dramatic villa on a mountainside with sweeping views of the jungle or a luxurious suite with an urban terrace, these top 10 best hotels of 2024 provide you with the ultimate vacation experience. Each of these luxury properties have been meticulously vetted by the Conde Nast Johansens team of Local Experts to ensure you stay at a property that truly offers you the premium hotel experience.

The newest addition to our list, Pendry brings its laid-back West Coast vibe to New York City. This Midtown monument of gorgeous architecture features a rippled-wave glass exterior and calming, contemporary interiors. Rooms are spacious and refined, with curved windows, Fili D’Oro linens and marble bathrooms stocked with bath amenities made in collaboration with MiN.

Adjacent to Madison Square Park, this hotel gives you easy access to trendy neighborhoods (Greenwich Village, Chelsea, NoMad and Gramercy Park) and sites (Eataly is across the park). The property itself has an understated beauty and 360-degree views of NYC that make it one of the best hotels in New York City. The hotel also has a spa, five bars and restaurants including the first-class cityzen restaurant and the 40th-floor skybar.

Designed by architect Glen Coben, this hotel blends the Garment District’s innovative air with Midtown’s incessant energy. Hardwood floors and a cool black-and-white color scheme give the rooms and suites a refined look and feel. Duxiana beds and soaking tubs, as well as working desks, are a nice touch. Guests also have access to the hotel’s private 24-hour e-concierge to cater to every whim.

What’s starrier than a celeb-magnet hotel owned by an A-lister? This cobbled Tribeca property has a long list of A-list clientele, from Sarah Jessica Parker to Jake Gyllenhaal. Its huge, apartment-style suites have a homey, masculine decor that includes buttery-soft leather sofas and mahogany shelving. Guests are also treated to high-end touches like Dyson hairdryers and house cars for short trips around town.

A trove of top-notch talent—including Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt, who has a knack for refashioning castles—merged wayfaring styles with lofty common areas at this luxe outpost in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Guests can take a break from city life at the spa, where treatments include seaweed body wraps and kumquat facials. They can also enjoy the hotel’s three restaurants and bars, including a farm-to-table restaurant, a rooftop bar and a buzzy, open kitchen concept. The hotel also has a full-service gym and two yoga studios.