Travelers’ Choice Awards showcase “suite” stays in 11 subcategories ahead of summer Costa Rica home to world’s best hotel; New York City takes the top spot in the U.S. two years in a row

Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, announced the winners of its highly-anticipated annual Travelers’ Choice®Awards for Hotels. Following the early 2022 releases of the Best of the Best Destinations and Beaches, this latest community-powered ranking reveals the most-loved hotels around the world. So if you’re one of the many in the midst of vacation planning, look no further for guidance on the best places to stay this summer and beyond.

Now in the 20th year of the Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels, Tripadvisor is honored to continue to serve as the most trusted travel guidance platform in the world, and grateful for its community of travelers across the globe who continue to share their detailed and authentic feedback to make it easier for future travelers to discover great places to visit.

These awards are based on the traveler reviews and ratings posted on Tripadvisor throughout 2021. Despite another year of ups and downs, people still vacationed around the world, embracing a post-pandemic travel renaissance spurred by high vaccination rates. From returning to their favorite, trusted hotel, to adventurous journeys to new resorts across the world, people found ways to prioritize travel, and returned the favor by leaving reviews of their stay. The Travelers’ Choice Awards recognize the hotels they loved most. With millions listed on Tripadvisor around the world, only the cream of the crop – less than 1% – are awarded as the Best of the Best.

This year’s awards include 11 subcategories of accommodations, including three brand new ones: Out of the Ordinary Hotels, Hotels on the Water, and Mountain Resorts & Lodges. These subcategories are based on a variety of different factors – from hotel-type to location and even age of the property – to better customize travel planning for our variety of different travelers.

“We know there is not a 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,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer, Tripadvisor. “No matter what type of trip you are looking for, this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards – with winners spanning six continents and 90 countries – showcase the top recommendations from other travelers.”

The No. 1 Top Hotel in the entire world for 2022 is Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica. This jungle resort is perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Consistently ranking in the Best of the Best Awards, Tulemar is frequently called an “amazing stay in paradise” by its guests. 

In the United States, it’s The Mark Hotel in New York City ranking No. 1 in the country for 2022. This is The Mark’s debut appearance in the Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards, but it’s no stranger to attention, as this Upper East side gem is frequented by celebrities from Meghan Markleto Kim Kardashian. Just last week, a number of A-listers hit The Mark to get glam before fashion’s biggest night, the Met Gala. The Mark is housed in a beautiful 1927 landmark building, but, inside, it has been completely reimagined, and given a new life and identity for the 21st century.

“We are honored that The Mark has been selected as Tripadvisor’s No.1 Top Hotel in the U.S. and as the No. 1 Luxury Hotel in the U.S. for 2022. I speak on behalf of our entire team when I thank each guest who took the time to leave a review and share their experiences with others,” said Andrew Jeffries, Director of Sales & Marketing for The Mark. “This recognition is a testament to our wonderful staff and their commitment to personalized, authentic service coupled with our unique amenities, exquisite design and ideal location that allows us to continue to offer an unparalleled guest experience.”

In the other subcategories, Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod made a splash as the No. 2 best B&B/Inn in the entire world (also No. 1 in the U.S.). Five U.S. properties ranked in the top 25 B&B and Inns list this year, proving that America knows how to serve up quaint and cozy hospitality.    

The U.S. also made strong appearances on the Hottest New Hotels list, with four American properties ranking among the best in the world (Lyle Washington DC, Pendry Manhattan West, Nevada’s Belvada Hotel, and Indianapolis’ Bottleworks Hotel). And on the inaugural Out of the Ordinary list, New Mexico’s Blue Swallow Motel and California’s Treebones Resort ranked among the unique properties that travelers love.

Top 10 Hotels in the World for 2022

  1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  2. Hotel Colline de France – Gramado, Brazil
  3. Ikos Aria – Kefalos, Greece
  4. Romance Istanbul Hotel – Istanbul, Turkey
  5. THE OMNIA – Zermatt, Switzerland
  6. Kayakapi Premium Caves – Cappadocia – Urgup, Turkey
  7. Six Senses Laamu – Olhuveli Island, Maldives
  8. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort – Hopkins, Belize
  9. Padma Resort Ubud – Payangan, Indonesia
  10. BLESS Hotel Madrid – Madrid, Spain

Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. for 2022

  1. The Mark Hotel – New York City, New York
  2. Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection – Aspen, Colorado
  3. Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. – Washington D.C.
  4. The Lodge at Woodloch – Hawley, Pennsylvania
  5. Mint House at 70 Pine – New York City, New York
  6. Sage Lodge – Pray, Montana
  7. Hotel Emma at Pearl – San Antonio, Texas
  8. The Towers at Lotte New York Palace – New York City, New York
  9. The Oxford Hotel – Bend, Oregon
  10. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach – Miami Beach, Florida

To see all the 2022 winners in 11 subcategories.