Who says staying at the world’s best hotels has to cost a fortune? Travel + Leisure has ranked the top 500 hotels on earth, and—surprise!—more than 50 of them cost $250 or less.
Ranking hotels is no small undertaking. Every year, we ask our readers to vote on the places they’ve stayed recently (to participate in this year’s survey—and enter for a chance to win a $10,000 trip—click here). Thousands of readers share their expert opinions on their favorite—and not so favorite—properties.
What did we discover in 2009? That in a year filled with challenges, our readers still love hotels that deliver unique experiences and stellar service—particularly if the price is right.