Skip to Content

These Are The 12 Best Hotels In The World According To New Ranking

Share The Article

Last Updated

Which hotels are the best in the world? This is a tough question to answer, but a new study has done the hard work for us and highlighted 12 of the best.

The French company La Liste has published a new ranking called Top 1,000 World’s Best Hotels. 

The criteria to select the best hotels considers travelers’ reviews and ratings, travel guides, and information from many different publications. 

fancy hotel room in oaris

Experts at La Liste analyzed over 5,000 hotels across 200 countries.

Other rankings like CNN's top hotels consider and include different budgets in the equation, and Conde Nast Traveller’s list focuses on luxury resorts.

La Liste also takes into account sustainable projects and hospitality. The company has a similar system to rate restaurants across the globe as well. 

But which is the best hotel in the world? The first hotel on the list is Belmont Hotel Cipriani, followed by three hotels tied in second place and eight tied in third place. 

Considering the first three places, these are the 12 best hotels in the World according to La List, and here is what travelers should know about them:

1st Place: Belmond Hotel Cipriani

This beautiful hotel in Venice, Italy, got 99.75 points and is legendary.

Guests staying at this five-star hotel have enjoyed the delicious breakfasts, the proximity to St Mark's Square—just a few minutes by boat— the incredible views of the canal from their bedrooms, and swimming in the huge Olympic-sized swimming pool. 

@lvmh Looking for travel ideas? This is Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel. ☀️ Located just across the water from St. Mark’s Square, the Cipriani is a haven of opulence boasting the largest salted water pool in central Venice, Italy. 🎭 #LVMH #Belmond #TikTokAcademie #TravelTikTok #TravelTok #Hotel #Travel #Paradise #Venice #Italy ♬ son original – LVMH

2nd Place: Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

If you want to get the most out of Los Cabos, America’s new favorite sunny destination, you will at this exclusive five-star resort. 

This hotel is right next to the mountain El Pedregal and its architecture constantly surprises guests. The incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and the unforgettable spa treatments make visitors want to return.

@toniiocean Come with me to Cabo San Lucas. Hotel featured: 📍Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. #cabosanlucas #cabo #cabotravel #travelcabo #loscabos #travel #caboinapril #waldorfastoria #waldorfastoriacabo #traveltiktok ♬ Paradise – Bazzi

2nd Place: The Peninsula Chicago

“The most amazing hotel stay of my life,” reads one of the reviews on Tripadvisor.

This elegant hotel has the perfect location for tourists—along the Magnificent Mile, close to several tourist attractions— and guests have enjoyed celebrating anniversaries and special events as well as the views of the rooftop bar.

@lovecass1 The Peninsula Chicago – 10/10 #fyp #ForYou #LuxuryHotels #Chicago #LuxuryTravel ♬ KU LO SA – A COLORS SHOW – Oxlade

2nd Place: Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle De France

This luxury hotel on the French Caribbean island Saint-Barthélemy offers the relaxing, idyllic experiences travelers didn't even know they needed, like walking through spectacular gardens that are also home to iguanas and tortoises.

The most special weddings have been held at this hotel as the wedding planner takes care of every detail and makes sure to exceed guests' expectations.

@perri.air Cheval Blanc, one of the absolute best hotels on the island in Saint Barthélemy! #chevalblanc #saintbarthelemy #stbarths #luxuryhotelsandresorts ♬ Island In The Sun – Weezer

3rd Place: L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

Right next to Rodeo Drive, travelers can enjoy a luxury stay at amazing suites with fancy bathrooms that include glam stations and full-length mirrors.

The details to make travelers feel at home go far, from embroidered pillowcases with the guest's initials —and are also a gift for those who want to keep them— to pleasing all last-minute requests with the best service.

@askaconcierge A hidden hotel in Beverly Hills… the L’ermitage. Was great to go back and visit after starting my concierge career there so many years ago. #beverlyhills #lermitagehotel #concierge ♬ original sound

3rd Place: The Savoy

This iconic luxury hotel in London offers guests one of the most exclusive experiences in the city with spectacular amenities.

The Savoy Grill restaurant can offer guests unforgettable and perfectly cooked steaks, and foreign travelers can enjoy the most iconic afternoon tea experience.

@asterbaert My first time staying in The Savoy Hotel 🇬🇧😍 what an experience?! #london #londontiktok #thesavoy #thesavoyhotel #hotel #hotelexperience ♬ London Calling – The Clash

3rd Place: La Réserve Paris

Not far from the Champs Elyssées, this gorgeous hotel from the 19th century offers travelers a truly luxurious Parisian experience.

Eating at Pagode de Cos after spending the day walking in Paris and then sleeping in one of its exquisite suites can make travelers feel like in a movie.

@jetsetkw #paris #france #vacation #vacationmode #bestdestinations #2023destinations #parisdream #parisfashionweek #parisianstyle #paristiktok #francetiktok #lareserveparis #parisstyle ♬ Snap (Remix) – Rivaldo Wohon

3rd Place: Le Meurice

Another Parisian gem! This magnificent hotel with sophisticated decorations has been serving guests for almost 200 years, and guests feel like they travel in time.

If you want to stay at the same hotel where Picasso, Queen Victoria, and Dalí have stayed, this is the place.

@travelbymarvel Share it with someone you’d take here 🤍 📍 Le Meurice — Paris 🇫🇷 ‎📍 فندق لو موريس — باريس 🇫🇷 #lemeurice #lemeuriceparis #paris #france #francetiktok #hotel #traveltiktok #adventure #explore #viral #travel #bucketlist #trending #classicalmusic #classics #classic #vibes #fyp #oldfashion #vintage #فندق #باريس #فرنسا #اكسبلور ♬ Paris, Paris, Paris – Joséphine Baker

3rd Place: Il San Pietro di Positano

Have you ever fallen in love with a bath? Well, you might if you stay at this spectacular luxury hotel in Positano, and this is one of the most popular amenities featured on TikTok.

The amazing views and the iconic decoration make guests enjoy every second of their stay.

@kendra.minz most special place 🤍 #travel #positano #italy #hotels #amalficoast ♬ original sound – JP 🇵🇭

3rd Place: The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

“Fantasy” and “majesty” are two adjectives used by guests to describe this hotel. Travelers staying at the Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur in India will feel like princes and princesses at this palace hotel.

The unique gardens, architecture, and stunning amenities make this resort one of a kind.

@manchal.singh The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur #fyp #rajasthan #udaipur ♬ original sound – 𝔹𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕪𝕨𝕠𝕠𝕕✨

3rd Place: Park Hotel Vitznau

If you want to transport yourself to a world of relaxation, privacy, and tranquility with all the luxuries next to a breathtaking lake—Lucerne— in Switzerland, this is the place to go.

Two of its three restaurants have earned Michelin stars making food part of its main attraction.

@laxtoluxury I fell in love with this gorgeous Swiss lakeside hotel 😍🇨🇭 #swisstok #switzerland #parkhotelvitznau #luxurytravel #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner ♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) – Danilo Stankovic

3rd Place: The Peninsula Shanghai

This luxurious and modern hotel in Shanghai, China, offers guests a stunning terrace with magnificent views of the city, jaw-dropping rooms, a spa, and culinary experiences.

The large windows and amazing terrace make travelers feel on top of the world.

@zjtong 📍Roof top bar at Peninsula Shanghai. #travel #rooftopbar #shanghai #thebund #dayandnightchallenge #china #peninsulahotel #relaxingmoment #fyp #fypシ ♬ Filter transition – Tik Tok

↓ Elevate Your Travel↓

Sign Up Now For Travel Off Path Premium! No ads, VIP Content, Personal Travel Concierge, Huge Savings, Daily Deals, Members Forum & More!

✈️Join Our Travel Off Path Community Forum: Where travelers unite, ask questions, share experiences and even find like-minded travel buddies!


Enter your email address to subscribe to Travel Off Path's latest breaking travel news, straight to your inbox.

This article originally appeared on

Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post.