How Many of Fodor’s World’s Best 100 Hotels for 2014 Have You Stayed At?

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Fodor’s announced the winning properties today for their top 100 hotels list of 2014. Properties were critiqued on service, setting, style and amenities. This year for the first time, a new category was created called Readers Choice where travelers could nominate properties that the staff editors made final selections on.

The list of properties is meant to “celebrate and recognize the most incredible hotels around the world”, per their website. The process of selecting this year’s winners started in 2013 when their team stayed at more than 5,000 properties to narrow the list down to a more manageable group of nominations. After judging and eliminating, the remaining properties were put into 9 categories that highlight the best attributes of the winning hotels.

Here are the categories and the winners in each –

Enduring Classics

Edinburgh, Scotland
BALMORAL HOTEL

Venice, Italy
BAUER IL PALAZZO

Baden-Baden, Germany
BRENNER’S PARK HOTEL & SPA

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
COPACABANA PALACE

Berlin, Germany
HOTEL ADLON KEMPINSKI BERLIN

Hanoi, Vietnam
HOTEL SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI

Paris, France
LE ROYAL MONCEAU RAFFLES PARIS

Bangkok, Thailand
MANDARIN ORIENTAL BANGKOK

Belfast, Northern Ireland
THE MERCHANT HOTEL

London, England
THE SAVOY

Mumbai, India
TAJ MAHAL PALACE

Beach Getaways

Oahu, Hawaii
AULANI, A DISNEY RESORT & SPA

Palm Beach, Florida
THE BREAKERS PALM BEACH

St. James, Barbados
CORAL REEF CLUB

Eleuthera Island, Bahamas
THE COVE ELEUTHERA

Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA

Grand Cul de Sac, St. Barthélemy
HOTEL GUANAHANI AND SPA

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
HOTEL ST. REGIS PUNTA MITA

Los Cabos, Mexico
LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO

Pine Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands
MERIDIAN CLUB

New Castle, Nevis
NISBET PLANTATION BEACH CLUB

Cancún, Mexico
NIZUC RESORT & SPA

West End, Anguilla
VICEROY ANGUILLA

Country Retreats

Chantilly, France
AUBERGE DU JEU DE PAUME

Taplow, England
CLIVEDEN HOUSE

County Clare, Ireland
DROMOLAND CASTLE HOTEL AND COUNTRY ESTATE

Banff National Park, Canada
FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

Hermanus, South Africa
GROOTBOS PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE

Aylesbury, England
HARTWELL HOUSE

Elciego, Spain
HOTEL MARQUÉS DE RISCAL

Watch Hill, Rhode Island
OCEAN HOUSE

Half Moon Bay, California
THE RITZ-CARLTON

Los Angeles, California
TERRANEA

Stowe, Vermont
TOPNOTCH RESORT

Trip of a Lifetime

Canyon Point, Utah
AMANGIRI

Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Botswana
BELMOND KHWAI RIVER LODGE

Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya
COTTAR’S 1920S SAFARI CAMP

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
EXPLORA ATACAMA

Soufrière, St. Lucia
JADE MOUNTAIN

Alagoas, Brazil
KENOA

Lamington National Park, Australia
O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST RETREAT, VILLAS & LOST WORLD SPA

Praslin, Seychelles
RAFFLES PRASLIN SEYCHELLES

Sihanoukville, Cambodia
SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
ST. REGIS RESORT, BORA BORA

Alghero, Italy
VILLA LAS TRONAS

Featherstone, New Zealand
WHAREKAUHAU

Readers Choice

Canyon Point, Utah
AMANGIRI

Morris Bay, Antigua
CURTAIN BLUFF

CBD, Singapore
THE FULLERTON BAY HOTEL

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
HOTEL ST. REGIS PUNTA MITA

Soufrière, St. Lucia
JADE MOUNTAIN

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
JAMAICA INN

Grand Case, St. Martin
LE PETIT HOTEL

Bangkok, Thailand
MANDARIN ORIENTAL BANGKOK

New Castle, Nevis
NISBET PLANTATION BEACH CLUB

Watch Hill, Rhode Island
OCEAN HOUSE

Madrid, Spain
ONLY YOU HOTEL & LOUNGE

Paris, France
PARK HYATT PARIS VENDÔME

Beverly Hills, California
PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS

Half Moon Bay, California
THE RITZ-CARLTON

Pembroke Parish, Bermuda
THE ROYAL PALMS

London, England
THE SAVOY

Puerto Natales, Chile
THE SINGULAR PATAGONIA

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
ST. REGIS RESORT, BORA BORA

Mumbai, India
TAJ MAHAL PALACE

Los Angeles, California
TERRANEA

Stowe, Vermont
TOPNOTCH RESORT

Darby, Montana
TRIPLE CREEK RANCH

West End, Anguilla
VICEROY ANGUILLA

Waipoua, New Zealand
WAIPOUA LODGE

Porto, Portugal
THE YEATMAN

All-Inclusive Vacations

Manaus, Brazil
ANAVILHANAS JUNGLE LODGE

Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands
BEACHES TURKS & CAICOS RESORT VILLAGES & SPA

Soufrière, St. Lucia
CAP MAISON

Cayo Espanto, Belize
CAYO ESPANTO

Morris Bay, Antigua
CURTAIN BLUFF

Juanillo, Dominican Republic
EDEN ROC CAP CANA

Fogo Island, Canada
FOGO ISLAND INN

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
JAMAICA INN

Puerto Natales, Chile
THE SINGULAR PATAGONIA

Darby, Montana
TRIPLE CREEK RANCH

Barnard, Vermont
TWIN FARMS

Boutique Chic

Mendoza, Argentina
CAVAS WINE LODGE

Hua Hin, Thailand
CHIVA-SOM

London, England
COVENT GARDEN HOTEL

London, England
DEAN STREET TOWNHOUSE

Toronto, Canada
THE DRAKE HOTEL

Cape Town, South Africa
ELLERMAN HOUSE

New York, New York
THE GREENWICH HOTEL

Barcelona, Spain
H1898

Washington, D.C.
THE HOTEL GEORGE

Vienna, Austria
HOTEL LAMÉE

Paris, France
HÔTEL MAMA SHELTER

Madrid, Spain
ONLY YOU HOTEL & LOUNGE

New York, New York
REFINERY HOTEL

Calistoga, California
SOLAGE CALISTOGA

Zürich, Switzerland
WIDDER

Small Hotels

Cappadocia, Turkey
ARGOS IN CAPPADOCIA

Montréal, Québec
AUBERGE DU VIEUX-PORT

Crete, Greece
AVLI

Sorrento, Italy
BELLEVUE SYRENE

Ia, Greece
ESPERAS HOTEL

Holualoa, Hawaii
HOLUALOA INN

San Francisco, California
HOTEL DRISCO

Grand Case, St. Martin
LE PETIT HOTEL

Capri Town, Italy
PUNTA TRAGARA

Harbour Island, Bahamas
ROCK HOUSE

Pembroke Parish, Bermuda
THE ROYAL PALMS

Waipoua, New Zealand
WAIPOUA LODGE

Modern City

Prague, Czech Republic
THE AUGUSTINE

Las Vegas, Nevada
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LAS VEGAS

CBD, Singapore
THE FULLERTON BAY HOTEL

Rome, Italy
HOTEL D’INGHILTERRA

San Diego, California
HOTEL SOLAMAR

Chicago, Illinois
THE LANGHAM CHICAGO

Jerusalem, Israel
MAMILLA HOTEL

Paris, France
PARK HYATT PARIS VENDÔME

Sydney, Australia
PARK HYATT SYDNEY

Tokyo, Japan
PARK HYATT TOKYO

Beverly Hills, California
PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS

Shanghai, China
THE PULI HOTEL & SPA

Montevideo, Uruguay
SOFITEL MONTEVIDEO CASINO CARRASCO & SPA

Miami, Florida
ST. REGIS BAL HARBOUR RESORT

Hong Kong, China
THE UPPER HOUSE

Porto, Portugal
THE YEATMAN

Click here for a link to Fodor’s website.

I’ve only stayed at 7 of the winning 100 properties, and reviewed just four – St Regis Bal Harbour, Park Hyatt Tokyo, Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, and the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Some of the places on the list look pretty amazing. Guess I have some more traveling to do! 🙂

How many have you stayed at?

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  1. Joe
    Reply

    Just one, Park Hyatt Sydney, using my two free credit card nights and diamond challenge. Got an opera house view. Stunning.

  2. Giuseppe Brindisi
    Reply

    There are many lovely hotels in the Far East and in the Middle East and North and South Africa that are not on this list. This is not ‘the list’! Conde Nast publishes a much more representative global list.

    • Melinda
      Reply

      I love Conde Nast’s list but thought it would be interesting to take a look at this one as well. Thanks for reading Giuseppe!

  3. Jose Mourinho's Ego
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  4. Tim
    Reply

    Just got back from one of them – The St Regis Punta Mita – it was awesome.

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