Are you planning to travel and need some hotel tips or ideas of where to stay? Picking the right hotel can be tricky! Arriving at your destination and realizing the hotel is not what you expected is the worst feeling. So I have made this list of all the hotels I have stayed at so far! Every place here has a review, so you can find the one that matches your needs. I hope this can be helpful to you. Feel free to comment and let’s share tips about your top luxury boutique hotels!
My personal favorite is a boutique hotel and that’s what most of these are. There’s just something special about boutique hotels. The design is always different, and it’s like every place has its own story that shows through the personal touch. I hope that these hotels can add that little extra to your vacation because they did just that for me.
For me, the top luxury boutique hotels can really enhance a trip, as they allow me to see the design sensibilities of each culture. I spent years going from one dreary hotel chain to another, which made me really appreciate the uniqueness of boutique hotels. I’ve made it my life goal to get to know the most special boutique hotels all over the world, staying at over 50 so far between Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania. You’re in good hands!
Below, you’ll find the full list of my top luxury boutique hotels, by country. I hope these will help you fall in love with the uniqueness of small design hotels. For some extra love, here are my favorite luxury boutique hotels from 2018!
Argentina – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
A huge country with so much to offer, Argentina is a one-of-a-kind place in Latin America – and everywhere else. From the wild falls of Iguazú to the luxurious corners of Buenos Aires, the scenery and feeling are quite varied. Often called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires looks rather like an out-of-place European city – and that’s well reflected on its top luxury boutique hotels!
1. Algodón Mansion – A Cosy Deluxe Corner
Once the ancestral Recoleta home of a rich Buenos Aires family, Algodón Mansion was refurbished as a boutique hotel a little over a decade ago. The second you enter, you know you’ve come into a place of luxury: the broad spaces, the little details like all-afternoon snacks, the spotless décor. The rooms are wide, a rarity in tight Buenos Aires, and the service is downright top-notch. A must-visit for lovers of luxury!
2. Hub Porteño – A Vibrant Look Into the City of Tango
Also located in the upscale Recoleta neighbourhood, Hub Porteño was also an old home once – now, it’s focused on providing a fully local experience to its guests. The actual hotel is lovely, and the terrace area is particularly nice during the hotter months. The most amazing thing about this place, however, is its experience: there’s a club for guests and locals, dedicated to bringing people closer to the luxury Buenos Aires experience, with plenty of outings and activities.
3. Faena Hotel+Universe – Grand Luxury in Thriving Puerto Madero
A sister to the South Beach location, Faena Hotel+Universe is a place of an all-around luxury. Bigger than your average boutique hotel with a few dozen rooms, it’s easily the most impressive accommodation in Buenos Aires – and the favoured place of visiting celebs. An all-inclusive urban resort, Faena has everything: a huge pool, the broadest rooms in town (exquisitely decorated by Phillipe Starck), plenty of restaurants, a tango show, a boutique and more. An unmissable place in trendy Puerto Madero, everything here revolves around luxury and its guests’ utmost privacy.
Read about 6 more Buenos Aires boutique hotels in my post!
Armenia – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
Armenia is a growing tourist destination, popular for design lovers from all over the world. A pink city mixing ancient Armenian charm with Soviet architecture, no other place looks like Yerevan. There isn’t an abundance of top luxury boutique hotels yet, but the one I visited was charming enough!
4.Tufenkian Hotel, Yerevan – Lovely Armenian Architecture
The Tufenkian Hotel opened in 2012, and while it’s a very new building, it pays homage beautifully to late 19th and early 20th century Yerevan. Larger than your average boutique hotel, it’s a gem in downtown Yerevan. The spacious room in Armenian traditional and the lovely facilities were the perfect mix for a lovely stay!
Australia – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
Australia’s so big it is its own continent, so you can imagine there’s a very large offer of top luxury boutique hotels. City lovers can have their pick in metropoles like Sydney and Melbourne. Meanwhile, adventurers will love the eco lodgings of Tasmania. For travelers with hippie sensibilities, Byron Bay will never disappoint!
5. Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania – An Eco Luxury Gem
Freycinet Lodge is located right in the middle of Freycinet National Park, surrounded by the breathtaking nature of Tasmania. This remote eco-lodging was built to match with its surroundings, with luxurious and open design. Sustainable and beautiful, you’ll feel energized with the fresh air and gorgeous park!
6. Eagles Nest, Tasmania – A Place Like No Other
Eagles Nest was our second hotel in Tasmania, and one of the loveliest retreats we’ve visited. This gorgeous design lodging came to the owners from a dream. Tt’s the first single unit luxury hotel on the island! This literal dream come true has a lot of large windows facing nature, in a fully creative space.
7. Harbour Rocks Hotel, Sydney – A Boutique Heaven
Sydney is one of the great cities of the world, and we had high expectations for its top luxury boutique hotels. Harbour Rocks provided everything we needed: a fully modern luxury hotel in one of Sydney’s oldest neighborhoods. A design superstar, it looks like a castle outside and like a ship once you’re inside it!
8. The Bower, Byron Bay – The Perfect Hotel To Unwind
A small boutique hotel on the outskirts of Byron Bay town, The Bower is a place of peace and quiet. In beige, grey and blue, the hotel is thought with relaxation in mind, and it provides just that!
9. Byron Springs, Byron Bay – A Chic Guest House
Byron Springs quickly turned into one of our favorite places to stay in the area. With a very chic design in clear colors, this spacious guest house made us feel like we were visiting a friend. The best thing about it? Incredible service and a very visible personal touch!
Azerbaijan – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, is a rising destination for travelers looking for a different place to visit. Azeri heritage mixes European and Middle Eastern. Meanwhile, the recent oil-rich decades have made it a country of novelties. There aren’t many top luxury boutique hotels yet, but the city is nearly tourist-free, so a perfect destination!
10. Intourist Hotel, Baku- A Hotel That Stands Out
While lovely and with really beautiful and contemporary design, the Intourist Hotel isn’t exactly a boutique hotel: it’s actually part of Marriott. Located in an old restored building, it’s full of broad and colorful spaces, with art everywhere!
Costa Rica – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
Costa Rica is well-known for being one of the ultimate daredevil destinations in the world, and many of its top luxury boutique hotels are all about adventure. In Costa Rica, find the bravest version of yourself… and then get cozy in one of the hotels below!
11. Arenal Volcano Inn, La Fortuna – Jungle Friendly Spot
Less a boutique hotel and more a set of bungalows in the jungle, Arenal Volcano Inn is all about the personal touch. Located at the skirt a famous volcano, you’ll wake up to this cloudy marvel every morning here!
12. Ylang Ylang, Montezuma – Life to the Sound of the Waves
One of the most relaxing places I’ve ever visited, Ylang Ylang is a sort of paradise on Earth. A beach resort on the Pacific Coast, this hotel is in full communion with its incredible surroundings. A piece of heaven in the secluded Montezuma beach.
13. Hotel Cala Lodge, Monteverde – Experience The True Country
Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde wasn’t our favorite hotel in Costa Rica, but the forest around us made up for the less-than-stellar experience.
Cuba – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
A country stuck in time, it’s easy to see why so many Europeans choose Cuba to get to know the Caribbean. Old Havana buildings speak of a time of grandeur long gone by. Meanwhile, the rest of the country seems only entering industrialization. So many top luxury boutique hotels await in the Cuban capital!
14. Florida Hotel, Havana – Feel The History at The Hotel
Built in the 19th century as a colonial-style home, today Florida Hotel is one of the most iconic lodgings in Havana. The tropical colonial architecture of this Old Havana gem is a testament to over 100 years of history. Unmissable!
15. Saratoga Hotel, Havana – Considered One Of The Best In Cuba
One of the most famous lodgings in Cuba, the Saratoga Hotel started as warehouses before becoming a place of color and luxury. Huge celebrities like Beyoncé and The Rolling Stones have stayed here!
Czech Republic – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
An old and proud nation, the Czech Republic is home to a rich culture of – and one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe. Although small, Prague is a thriving and cosmopolitan city of colour, and its top luxury boutique hotels are the perfect example of that. From ancient renovated buildings to hip new locations, there’s real care in local hospitality, and I was in awe of how lovely these places were!
16. Hotel Waldstein – A Medieval Hideout
My favourite Prague hotel, Hotel Waldstein stands on a fully renovated 14th-century building in lovely Malá Strana. Small and cosy, it’s in a little hidden street away from the overwhelming Prague crowds, but close enough to everything you need to visit. Charming and a little Alpine with lots of wood, modern-day luxury perfectly combines with the building’s medieval façade and spaces!
17. NYX – An Eclectic & Modern Darling
Part of the impeccable Leonardo chain of hotels, Nyx is an all-new design extravaganza. A stark contrast to the traditional European city outside, this is an artists’ hub, with beautiful murals and pieces everywhere, feasting the eyes. Colour abounds in the common areas, while the rooms are a little more subdued in earthy tones. Cosy and vibrant, the atmosphere here is beyond lively!
18. Emblem Hotel – Urban Luxury
Great cities deserve great boutique hotels – and the Emblem Hotel is quite aware of this responsibility. An urban approach to hospitality, you’re welcomed by beautiful marble floors and stylish leather sofas in the lobby, giving you a first glimpse of the experience. Feeling a little like a luxurious apartment, there are plenty of open spaces for guests to relax and feel at home, including a lovely terrace overlooking charming local architecture!
Read about 5 more Prague hotels in my post!
Denmark – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
A land of fairytales like those of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark is a beautiful country and a beacon of green practices. Copenhagen is a modern city full of wonders from ancient times, and some of the top luxury boutique hotels in Scandinavia.
19. Les Suites Manon
The newest addition to the Guldsmeden Danish hotel chain, Les Suites Manon is a boutique experience unlike anything I’ve ever seen. A hub of creativity, breathtaking design and Bohemian luxury, this sustainable darling offers a unique feel in each corner. From the bright lobby full of neon to the green pool area full of plants, each spot offers a unique atmosphere, for an all-around luxury experience. Very different from its sister hotels, yet fully within the same focus on service and design!
20. Axel Guldsmeden Hotel, Copenhagen – A Cozy & Personal Stay
One of m favorite places to stay, Axel Guldsmeden Hotel is a small yet eco-conscious hotel. With lovely design, as you’d expect from a Scandinavian boutique hotel, Axel takes bits and pieces from everywhere in the world. Lovely, cozy and a treat for the eyes!
21. Herman K
An industrial design gem in the busy Copenhagen downtown, Herman K is a grand approach to design, as opposed to the usual simple-yet-effective Danish luxury. An all-around cool place, metal takes a prime spot here, from the iron stairs to the steel bar, with details in concrete and glass. Seemingly an ode to 20th-century industry, everything works for a fully modern and unique look!
Read about 8 more Copenhagen hotels in my post!
France – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
With a broad history that has included some of the most outstanding moments in human history, France is unmissable. Metropolitan cities, Alpine escapes, broad Mediterranean beaches, and top luxury boutique hotels. Could we ask for anything more?
22. Tango, Val Thorens – Rustic Time in the Alps
For a long ski weekend, we chose to stay at Tango Hotel, a cute 3-star spot in the Alps. Although not exactly among the top luxury boutique hotels, as it’s far more elemental and rustic, it had a really nice vibe to it. Small, cozy and modern, there are lots of sweet spots to hang out at after skiing. Pro tip: get a suite or a bigger room!
Georgia – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
As is often the case with Eastern European countries, Georgia is only now getting the attention it deserves from travelers. Filled with UNESCO Heritage Sites and top luxury boutique hotels, this beautiful country is well worth being on your bucket list. Tbilisi, in particular, is a dream of a city!
23. The Rooms, Tbilisi – A True Hipster Gem
Easily my favorite place to stay in Tbilisi, The Rooms is located in the shabby chic neighborhood of Vera. Once a publishing house, this tiny boutique hotel mixes industrial sensibilities with modern details. Such a unique atmosphere!
Often called the cradle of western civilization, this Mediterranean country is one of the most special places on Earth. Millennia of history and gorgeous beaches as far as the eye can see, Greece is unmissable. And it also has some of the top luxury boutique hotels in the world!
24. Little Rochari Hotel, Mykonos – White Shining Village & Breathtaking View
A beautiful lodging in pure Greek design, with whites and blues, the Little Rochari was one of our top luxury boutique hotels in Greece. Small and full of charm, you can really feel the personal touch everywhere you look here. It’s a simple yet lovely place to spend your days in sunny Mykonos!
25. San Giorgio Villa, Santorini – A Cosy Darling in Busy Fira
Located in Santorini’s capital, Fira, San Giorgio Villa has an air of peace despite being in the midst of a busy town. Newly renovated for a fully contemporary look, it’s very centric but on a side street, so it’s easy to find silence. While not one of the top luxury boutique hotels in Santorini, it’s certainly a lovely option at a reasonable price.
26. Caldera Premium Villas, Santorini – The Ultimate Oia Luxury
When in Santorini, Oia is the place to find the most luscious views of the caldera and the brightest sunsets – and that’s what Caldera Premium Villas offers. Easily among the top luxury boutique hotels on the island, the climb up is wondrous in itself, going through the whitewashed houses on the cliffside, with the Mediterranean drama on the side. A complete beauty in traditional Greek décor!
Hungary – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
Located right in the middle of Europe, Hungary is one of the most popular destinations of the former Soviet bloc. Budapest is well regarded as one of the most beautiful cities on the continent and throughout the world. Some of the planet’s top luxury boutique hotels await in the Hungarian capital!
27. Aria Hotel, Budapest – Voted #1 Hotel In The World
The Aria Hotel Budapest has been voted the world’s #1 hotel by TripAdvisor, and it’s easy to see why. A perfect 5/5 in every aspect, this gorgeous hotel is a lot like Budapest in how it mixes the old and the new. One of the top luxury boutique hotels we’ve visited, anywhere!
Israel – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
A country of thousands of years of history and the birthplace of two major world religions, everyone should visit Israel at least once. With a hip and rainbow beach town, Tel Aviv, and a cultural landmark, Jerusalem, this Middle Eastern nation has it all. We found some top luxury boutique hotels during our visit, too!
28. Alma Hotel & Lounge, Tel Aviv – A City Center Luxury Hotel
A chic lodging with a terrace to die for, Alma quickly became one of our top luxury boutique hotels in Tel Aviv. Neo-classic on the outside and colorful-chic once you step in, there’s luxury everywhere here. It feels like a little piece of Manhattan right in the Middle East!
29. Brown TLV Urban, Tel Aviv – A Star Among Luxury Hotels
Earthy-looking with a dark palette of browns, the Brown TLV Urban certainly feels like one of the top luxury boutique hotels in town. Inspired by “urban warmth” in its design, it’s a little bit 70s in the best possible way. Worth a visit even if not staying here!
30. Market House Hotel, Tel Aviv – Boutique Hotel Located In The Old Town
Nearly perfect in every way, the Market House Hotel was my favorite among top luxury boutique hotels in Tel Aviv. Located in Jaffa, the old city and one of the oldest ports in the world, the surroundings are as picturesque as the insides are luxurious. Cozy and fancy, every detail here was placed there to impress!
Italy – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
Once the center of the “known” world, Italy has always been a country rich in culture and incredible experiences. With food, landscapes, and history to boast about, it also hosts some of the top luxury boutique hotels worldwide. From Rome to the Amalfi Coast, we found many boutique gems here!
. Gens Luxury Suites, Rome – Almost Like Home
Widely regarded as one of the top luxury boutique hotels in Rome, Gens Luxury Suites is on the third floor of a Renaissance building. The design is luxurious and detail-oriented, and the rooms are elegant enough to remind you that you’re in the Eternal City. Plus, all the main Roman attractions are just blocks away!
31. Roma Luxus Hotel, Rome – Everything I Wanted
An 18th-century palace turned into one of the top luxury boutique hotels in town, Roma Luxus Hotel is mesmerizing. Every detail here was outstanding, from the exquisitely designed areas, all unique & different from each other. Anyone who loves design will be happy to spend time here!
32. Hotel Villa Flavio Gioia, Positano – An Oasis With A View
Once a local home, Hotel Villa Flavio Gioia is a gem in dreamy Positano. An oasis on the side of the village’s mount, this gem has surprisingly broad spaces for such a little hotel. This darling of top luxury boutique hotels in Positano made us feel at home the moment we stepped inside!
33. Le Sirenuse, Positano – The Ruby On The Hillside
Arguably the most famous hotel in the Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse was the backdrop for 90s romantic comedy Only You. By the side of lovely Positano, it offers one of the most impressive views of top luxury boutique hotels in the region. Visited by artists and celebrities, it’s a must visit even if you’re not staying here!
34. Amalfi Luxury House, Amalfi – The Cool Hidden Design Gem
Amalfi Luxury House has a speakeasy quality to it: it’s in a narrow street on a hillside, behind a courtyard. A truly hidden gem, it is easily among the top luxury boutique hotels in Amalfi!
35. Santa Caterina, Amalfi – The Luxury Hideaway
We didn’t stay at Santa Caterina, but its incredible beach club made it to our top luxury boutique hotels around Amalfi. Traditional and romantic, this 5-star hotel hangs over a cliff on the Mediterranean. Straight out of a romance novel!
Latvia – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
Due to its location, Latvia’s culture has a lot from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, which becomes obvious in its top luxury boutique hotels. Riga, with its beautiful old Art Deco buildings and remains of the Soviet days, is a paradise for boutique lovers!
36. Pullman Hotel, Riga – Enchanting Hotel in Riga Old Town
The Pullman Hotel is one of the best examples of top luxury boutique hotels in the Baltic states. A modern and daring take on the boutique concept, the simple and functional décor feels quite Scandinavian. Located inside an imposing 18th-century building, it’s at the heart of Riga’s Old Town!
Mexico – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
A country of colors, music, spicy flavors and top luxury boutique hotels, Mexico deserves to be on everyone’s bucket list. This Latin American nation between the Pacific and the Atlantic boasts incredible beaches, UNESCO Heritage Sites and more!
37. Sayulita Boutique Hotel, Sayulita – Relaxing Yet Vibrant Vacation
One of the top luxury boutique hotels in Mexico, the Sayulita Boutique Hotel is an explosion of color. Described as “bohemian tropical,” it feels very boho chic with its vibrant hues and modern vibes. The rooms are full of pink and cute rustic details – my kind of place!
38. Azulik Eco Resort & Maya Spa, Tulum – The Eco-friendly Castle
Azulik might just be one of the most incredible luxury boutique hotels I’ve ever visited. Anchored on a cliffside facing the Caribbean, it looks a little like a pirate castle from the outside. Inside, it’s a fully eco-conscious lodging taking design inspiration from Africa and techniques from local Mayan heritage!
39. Coco Tulum, Tulum – The B&W Boho Chic Gem
Coco Tulum isn’t just one of the top luxury boutique hotels in town, it’s also an incredible beach club. Decorated in minimalistic B&W with a few splashes of color, it’s a little Hamptons-like retreat in the middle of the Caribbean. A very stylish place to spend a chill afternoon!
40. La Zebra, Tulum – A Gem Among Tulum Beach Hotels
La Zebra is the Afro-Caribbean darling of the top luxury boutique hotels in Tulum. A broad place with lots of woods, every bit of décor here is inviting, from the chill rooms with big balconies to the festive common areas with music. It’s also a great place to learn to scuba dive!
41. Viento de Mar, Tulum – One of the Best Hotels in Tulum
Our delightful escape for the 2017 New Year, Viento de Mar is one of the darlings of the top luxury boutique hotels in Tulum. This Hamptons-inspired beauty is right between the beach and the jungle, a unique setting. Such a bright, broad and truly luxurious accommodation!
Netherlands – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
The Netherlands has some of the loveliest landscapes, with beautiful country space and windmills. On the urban side, Amsterdam is one of the most thriving cities in western Europe, with its vibrant population, its canals and its tulips on every corner. And the Dutch capital is also home to many of the top luxury boutique hotels in the continent!
. Canal House, Amsterdam – A Luxurious Take on the Classic Dutch Home
Once a traditional home under the famous Amsterdam aqueducts, Canal House was fully refurbished to serve as a boutique hotel. On the outside, the classic façade remains, but upon walking in, a sea of luxury awaits. Besides being one of the top luxury boutique hotels in Amsterdam, it’s also a chance to experience the city in an upgraded version of the traditional way.
42. Conscious Hotel The Tire Station, Amsterdam – A Sustainable Dutch Tour
Among the top luxury boutique hotels in Amsterdam, you’ll find four lodgings dedicated to sustainable tourism – The Conscious Hotels. My favorite among them is The Tire Station, a beautiful yet somewhat simplistic design hotel that carries its operations in the most sustainable way possible. Using recycled materials and alternative power while maintaining a well-defined aesthetic, it’s the perfect choice for conscious travelers.
For more about the top luxury boutique hotels in Amsterdam, visit my post on the city’s coolest lodgings!
New Zealand – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
Best known for being the location of the Lord of the Rings movies, New Zealand’s set of islands offer some of the most diverse landscapes on Earth. Top luxury boutique hotels in this incredible little country are built around nature, matching it perfectly!
43. WoodyHanger Lodge, Whitianga – Paradise On Top Of The Mountains
Atop a mountain on the outskirts of Whitianga, WoodyHanger Lodge is one of the best-hidden spots on this top luxury boutique hotels list. A lovely bed and breakfast with a real personal touch, the view from here is incomparable. Owners Warren and Carol offer a one-of-a-kind experience in an incredible setting!
44. St Moritz Hotel, Queenstown – Alpine Design Gem
St Moritz Hotel is one of few near-perfect lodgings I’ve visited, an Alpian delight in the planet’s southern hemisphere. Technically part of Sofitel, it’s from the chain’s MGallery brand, dedicated to “lovers of life, literature, and culture.” A cozy hotel that warmed our hearts!
Portugal – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
Portugal might be known as a retirement place for northern Europeans, but it’s so much more than that. Its warm climate and nice beaches make it one of the loveliest countries in southern Europe. Between the vast Algarve coast and the romantic pink capital of Lisbon, there are top luxury boutique hotels to choose from!
45. H10 Duque de Loulé, Lisbon – A Marvelous Gem
There are many top luxury boutique hotels in Lisbon, and H10 Duque de Loulé is one of my faves. Hidden in plain sight near the popular Marquise of Pombal Square, this hotel screams luxury. Inside an 18th-century building, everything inside is new, bright and elegant. A modern oasis in beautiful old Lisbon!
46. Memmo Alfama, Lisbon – A Place that Feels Like Home
One of the loveliest top luxury boutique hotels out there, Memmo Alfama is hidden in busy Alfama neighborhood. A peaceful oasis, its simple yet bohemian design feels like an artist’s home. Even if you’re not staying here, come for some afternoon drinks!
Russia – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
The largest and most imposing country in the world, Russia has been a protagonist of world history for well over a century. With vast winter wonderlands to choose from, it’s big cities like Moscow that make it shine brightly. Some of the world’s top luxury boutique hotels are located in the Russian capital!
47. Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow – Luxury At Its Finest
Located on a skyscraper specially commissioned by Josef Stalin, the Radisson Royal Hotel is all Russian luxury. One of the most impressive places on this list of top luxury boutique hotels, its grandeur is incomparable. Worth a visit even if this monster of a hotel is not boutique!
Spain – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
One of my favorite Mediterranean destinations, Spain’s top luxury boutique hotels are fascinating. From its big cities like Madrid and Barcelona to party locations like Ibiza and Palma, you’ll always find something to do here!
48. Only You Hotel, Madrid – Colorful One-Of-A-Kind Hotel
I quickly fell in love with how Only You Hotel changes from room to room: every single area has a totally different vibe. The cohesion of this entry of the top luxury boutique hotels is elegance. A gem at the heart of Justicia!
49. Barcelo Illetas, Palma De Mallorca – A Feel Good Oasis
Though technically part of a hotel chain, Barceló Illetas certainly feels among the top luxury boutique hotels. This extravagant Palma gem is very modern in white and browns. Overlooking the Mediterranean from a cliff, the feel is paradisiac!
50. Sant Francesc, Palma De Mallorca – A Diamond in My Hotel Collection
Sant Francesc is one of my top luxury boutique hotels in the world, and a perfect 5/5 on everything. Originally a 19th-century mansion, it mixes its legacy with the most modern luxuries. Get a room with a balcony and wake up to the charm of an old European city. Overlook the picturesque main square for breakfast!
Sweden – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
As a Swede, Sweden obviously has a special place in my heart! Home to the world-famous Scandinavian design, you can imagine how gorgeous top luxury boutique hotels are in Stockholm!
51. At Six, Stockholm – A Brunkebergstorg Wonder!
Located in a neighborhood that was once a backyard to the Swede capital, At Six is just part of the new Brunkebergstorg feel. An up-and-coming Stockholm wonder, it’s easily among the top luxury boutique hotels in town. A sort of hidden oasis thanks to its discreet entrance, you get seeing a world of deluxe wonder when stepping in!
52. Haymarket, Stockholm – Classic 1920s Splendour
Stockholm is best known for its simple, Scandinavian design, which makes Haymarket unique among the city’s top luxury boutique hotels. Inspired by the magic and opulence of the 1920s, coming into this huge lodging feels like entering a palace. Loved the carefully designed early 20th-century concept, which extends to every corner of the hotel!
53. Story Hotel, Stockholm – One Of The Best Hotels In Stockholm
What can you expect from one of the top luxury boutique hotels in Stockholm, the Story Hotel? Nothing short of incredible Scandinavian design, fashion, and older elements with newer ones. This beautiful and cozy lodging is a great option for those staying in the Swedish capital!
Thailand – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
The bustling Bangkok, a city of skyscrapers and rooftops, is where I find my energy when I want to get focused. Home to some of the top luxury boutique hotels in the world, Thailand offers beautiful lodgings around ancient and natural wonders!
54. Oriental Residence, Bangkok – Living In The Skyline
The Oriental Residence is one of the largest hotels in bustling Bangkok, standing out in grandeur. An expat haven, it’s a place of quiet in one of the most chaotic cities in the world. A gorgeous giant in pinks and pastels!
55. Akyra Thonglor, Bangkok – A Favorite Of Mine
Akyra Thonglor is my home away from home in Bangkok. They’ve made an effort in becoming one of the top luxury boutique hotels in Bangkok, achieving great results. Peaceful, cozy and amiable, it’s perfect to chill by the infinity pool while admiring the breathtaking skyline.
56. Aleenta, Hua Hin – The Hotel That Quickly Took My Heart
The Aleenta is one of the most tranquil entries of this list of top luxury boutique hotels. In the beautiful paradise of Hua Hin, it offers a set of isolated bungalows by the ocean. The best thing about this place is that every single room feels like it’s the only one there, for a total retreat experience.
57. Putahracsa, Hua Hin – An Eye For Modern Design
If something separates Putahracsa from other top luxury boutique hotels in Thailand is how it brings a modern touch to traditional Asian. Contemporary and hip, it’s a very high-end look only improved by the incredible on-place food offerings. Stay at the beachside for the best experience!
US – Top Luxury Boutique Hotels
As the richest and most powerful country in the world, the United States has some exceptional cities. Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco host some of the most impressive top luxury boutique hotels in the world. During our travels, we’ve also gotten to know boutique wonders in smaller towns on the country’s East and West coasts!
58. Churchill Manor, Napa – A Mansion Among the Vineyards
Napa is a downright enchanting little place – and it’s made even greater by Churchill Manor, one of the top luxury boutique hotels I’ve visited in my life. Nearly perfect in every way, this is one of the most luxurious boutique hotels I’ve ever visited, and there’s a lot of care in every little thing here. From the soft décor to the wide gardens and the impossibly sweet and accommodating owners, this place is an absolute dream.
Read my review here, or book a stay at Churchill Manor here!
59. Delano South Beach, South Beach – Art Deco for the Soul
Delano South Beach is my favorite among top luxury boutique hotels in Miami because it has everything. This beautiful lodging comes straight from the golden age of Floridian art deco, and it mixes the 1940s flair with a touch of artsy quirkiness from the 21st century. A beautiful oasis of peace smack in the middle of the bustling city!
60. East Hotel, Miami – Young, Hip & Modern at Downtown Miami
Located at Brickell neighborhood, East Hotel is one of the top luxury boutique hotels in downtown Miami. Hip and modern, this deluxe lodging is a lifestyle hotel above all else, creating a real sense of community for those staying there. Taking into account feng shui, bio geometry, and crystal healing, it’s a wondrous pastiche of 21st-century globalization. And the dark and smooth look is to die for!
61. Faena Hotel, Miami Beach – The Eclectic and Playful South Beach Darling
Although we didn’t stay at the Faena Hotel, a lovely evening there convinced us it was among the top luxury boutique hotels in South Beach. Eclectic and playful, it’s bright and luxurious in a way that might remind you of classic hotels. Incredible features include gold-leafed columns, long carpets and colorful paintings from the ceiling to the floor. Their cocktail bar and terrace are to die for, perfect for a fun evening out!
62. W South Beach, South Beach – A Marriott in Hiding
W South Beach might be part of a large chain, but that doesn’t stop it from being about the top luxury boutique hotels in South Beach. Part of Marriott’s luxury brand, W, it’s a large lodging that’s designed to provide an all-out luxurious experience. In a palette with huge splashes of color from local art, every detail is well thought-out. Loved the spacious room with a balcony!
63. Palihouse Melrose, Los Angeles – Hipster Heaven
Palihouse Melrose was built with the idea of becoming one of the top luxury boutique hotels in the area, and it delivers. Trendy and hipster, like its surrounding Melrose, this place is an influencer’s dream. It mixes old and new with cute colors, all with great service. Right outside, you’ll find lovely vintage shops and boutiques!
64. Rose Hotel, Venice Beach – Simplistic Filled with Personality
The Rose Hotel has a really interesting color palette, combining soft colors with a little touch of brightness. The design is very simple yet comforting, with a whole lot of character. You can tell they put some time in creating a harmonic space and one of the top luxury boutique hotels. Plus, the service is spectacular!
This list will be updated for every new place I find. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for adventures in Costa Rica or a relaxing visit to Tasmania. I got you covered! Let me know if you end up staying at any of the hotels, I would love to know your experience. Let’s also share hotel tips with each other, I’m always looking for new gems to discover!
65. Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas – Grand Nevada Luxury
While technically not one of the top luxury boutique hotels due to its massive size, the Wynn Las Vegas is a palatial fest. It differs from other Vegas hotels in that it lacks a “theme,” yet luxury is all around you. A relatively simpler hotel among the massive lodgings in Sin City, it’s as close as you’ll get to boutique in town.
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