Top 10 Hotels Worldwide and in the United States in 2022, According to Tripadvisor


By Forrest Brown, CNN

You start with the location: a lush, green hillside of jungle plants that overlooks the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

You add the conveniences: more than 50 elegant and modern bungalows and villas spread over 33 hectares of greenery. Access to a private sandy beach with drink service. Colorful birds and other wildlife on site. Hammocks, bathtubs, swimming pools and massages.

It all combines to make Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica the best hotel in the world in 2022, according to Tripadvisor’s annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.

The travel site’s hotel ranking follows best destinations and best beaches earlier this year.

“We know there is no 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,” Kanika said. Soni, Chief Commercial Officer of Tripadvisor, in a press release to CNN Travel.

“No matter what type of travel you’re looking for, this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards – with winners across six continents and 90 countries – feature the top recommendations from fellow travellers.”

Tulemar is no stranger to high accolades. It was No. 9 on the 2021 list.

Last year’s number 1 was Hotel Colline de France in Gramado, Brazil. He did not make the top 10 for 2022.

Top 10 hotels in the world in 2022

This year’s top 10 hotels are scattered around the world, with Turkey being the only country to snag two spots. They are:

1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

2. Hotel Hill of France: Gramado, Brazil

3. Ikos Aria: Kefalos, Kos island, Greece

4. Istanbul Romantic Hotel: Istanbul, Turkey

5. OMNIA: Zermatt, Switzerland

6. Kayakapi Premium Caves: Cappadocia; Urgup, Turkey

7. Laamu of the six senses: Olhuveli Island, Maldives

8. Hamanasi Dive and Adventure Resort: Hopkins, Belize

9. Padma Resort Ubud: Payangan, Indonesia

10. Hotel BLESS Madrid: Madrid, Spain

Top 10 Hotels in the United States in 2022

In the United States, the best hotel is a popular resting place for celebrities in New York.

Tripadvisor said The Mark Hotel “is housed in a beautiful historic building from 1927, but inside it has been completely redesigned and given new life and a new identity for the 21st century.”

Located near Central Park, this is The Mark’s first appearance in the awards. Last year, another New York spot was No. 1: Mint House at 70 Pine (but it was still in the top 10 for 2022).

New York has three hotels in the top 10 this year, with the other seven scattered across the United States:

1. The Mark Hotel: New York City

2. Hotel Jérôme, Auberge Resorts Collection: Aspen, Colorado

3. Trump International Hotel Washington DC: Washington

4. Woodloch Lodge: Hawley, Pennsylvania

5. Mint House at 70 Pine: New York City

6. Lodge of the Elders: Pray, Montana

7. Hotel Emma at Pearl: San Antonio, TX

8. Lotte New York Palace Towers: New York City

9. The Oxford Hotel: Bend, OR

10. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach: Miami Beach, Florida

Why no American entry in the world’s top 10 hotels?

CNN Travel asked Tripadvisor if US hotels were eligible for the global competition.

“To confirm, hotels in all countries are eligible for Best in the World all subcategories. The Mark did not make the Global Top 25,” Tripadvisor replied.

“As you can imagine, with millions of hotels worldwide listed on Tripadvisor, the competition is extremely tough. Usually only the crème de la crème – less than 1% – is awarded as the best of the best.

Other categories

There were also many contest sub-categories. These are the #1 picks in all of them for the world, and you’ll be familiar with one of them by the time you get to the end of this list:

• Hottest new hotels: Adiwana Suweta in Bali

• Mountain resorts and lodges: Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica

• Hotels on the water: Ikos Aria in Greece

• Unusual hotels: Kayakapi Premium Caves in Cappadocia, Turkey

• Luxury hotels: Ikos Aria in Greece

Bed and breakfasts and inns: Toulson Court in Scarborough, UK

• Short stays: White House Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey

• Family hotels: Alpino Baby Family Hotel in Andalo, Italy

The most romantic hotels: Hotel Valle D’Incanto in Gramado, Brazil

• All-inclusive resorts: Ikos Aria in Greece

Several American hotels have ranked on various global lists, including the Candleberry Inn in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, as the second best B&B/inn worldwide.

How the hotels were chosen

Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards are determined based on the quality and quantity of reviews and subcategory-specific traveler ratings posted on Tripadvisor from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Click here to see all the 2022 winners.

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