New Englanders don’t have to travel far to vacation at the best hotels in the world.
Travel + Leisure readers named five hotels, including three in Massachusetts, among the top 100 in the world in 2023.
The publication on Tuesday released its “World’s Best Awards,” a survey in which nearly 165,000 readers were asked to reflect on their experiences around the world and share their thoughts on top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruises, spas, airlines, and more.
The top 100 hotels were rated according to the following criteria, according to T+L:
For each condition, readers are allowed to choose a rating of best, above average, average, below average, or below average. The final score given to the hotels on the list was the average of all responses.
The most luxurious hotel in New England was Quisana Resort in Lovell, Maine, ranked 22nd on the list with a readership of 98.38.
“This isn’t just a New England getaway: the crew hosts music and theater throughout the week,” T+L wrote about the venue.
The Newbury Boston in Boston came in 52nd on the list with a readership of 97.71.
“Its 286 rooms and suites have artwork and furniture; On the roof of the house Contessa, from the Major Food Group in New York, hit immediately,” T + L wrote about the hotel.
The Wauwinet in Nantucket ranked 72nd on the list with a readership of 97.20.
T + L wrote: “32 key escapes were built in 1860; now a member of Relais & Chateaux and home to the best restaurant on the island, Topper’s.
The Candleberry Inn in Brewster was the last hotel in Massachusetts to make the list, coming in at number 75 with a score of 97.17.
“Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this historic Cape Cod B&B has nine rooms and suites spread throughout the main house — an old house with late 1800s features — and an adjoining house,” wrote T+L.
New Hampshire was also represented on the list with the Pickering House Inn in Wolfeboro ranking 86th with a score of 97.00.
“Readers love this family-run inn, which opened in 2018 inside a 19th-century Wolfeboro home, for its small-town charm and great location near Lake Winnipesaukee,” wrote T+L.
The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul in Sultanahmet in Istanbul, Turkey, voted the best hotel in the world.
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