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Expect nothing but the best from our comprehensive guide to the world’s top hotels -- from beachside luxury resorts to downtown boutique hotels. We've teamed up with Oyster.com to help you find your perfect hotel, with a combination of expert reviews and real photos you won’t find anywhere else.

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Milestone Hotel, London
Luxury: Milestone Hotel, London

Luxury: Milestone Hotel, London

The elegant Milestone Hotel in London has individually designed rooms that range from period design to contemporary themes, like this black-and-white space featuring Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. 960 1280

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Value: Hotel Indigo, London

Value: Hotel Indigo, London

The Hotel Indigo in London has a futuristic lobby and colorfully decorated rooms. Plus, it’s a great value hotel near London’s many hotspots. 960 1280

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Luxury: Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris

Luxury: Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris

The famous Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris brims with Parisian style courtesy of Art Deco decor. The hotel also offers close access to the Dior Institute and high-end shopping right beyond its doors. 960 1280

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Value: Hotel Palm Opera, Paris

Value: Hotel Palm Opera, Paris

Think you can’t get the classic balcony view of the Eiffel Tower without emptying your wallet? Think again. Take in the famous Parisian vista at the minimalist-styled Hotel Palm Opera. 960 1280

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Luxury: The Carlyle, NYC

Luxury: The Carlyle, NYC

Known for lodging the rich and famous, the Carlyle in NYC features apartment-style rooms, classic decor and ultra-comfortable pillow top beds. 960 1280

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Value: Ace Hotel, NYC

Value: Ace Hotel, NYC

With its unconventional vintage- and music-inspired design, Ace Hotel in NYC is not only a hipster haven but a budgetista’s dream. 960 1280

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Budget: Husa Paseo del Arte, Madrid

Budget: Husa Paseo del Arte, Madrid

The Husa Paseo del Arte has an abundance of natural light and an inviting atmosphere. The sunny terrace and light-filled fitness center make for a cheerful stay while in Madrid. 960 1280

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Luxury: Melia Madrid Princesa, Madrid

Luxury: Melia Madrid Princesa, Madrid

The gorgeous Melia Madrid Princesa in Madrid gives off a distinctive artsy vibe. Each spacious room was designed with meticulous detail and red accents. 960 1280

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Value: Hotel J, Stockholm

Value: Hotel J, Stockholm

Give your wallet a break -- and escape from the city -- at Hotel J, a quaint and country-esque hotel just 10 minutes from Stockholm. 960 1280

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Luxury: Lydmar, Stockholm

Luxury: Lydmar, Stockholm

Guests are attracted to the chic and modern style of Stockholm's Lydmar Hotel, where each room is uniquely decorated, with no 2 rooms alike. 960 1280

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Luxury: Beverly Wilshire, LA

Luxury: Beverly Wilshire, LA

The iconic Beverly Wilshire Hotel offers all the glamour of LA, with luxurious marble flooring, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and Rodeo Drive shopping right across the street. 960 1280

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Value: Hotel Angeleno, LA

Value: Hotel Angeleno, LA

Hotel Angeleno is one of LA’s best bargain hotels, with an outdoor heated pool, tidy rooms and a penthouse restaurant that offers panoramic views of the city. 960 1280

  

Luxury: The Setai, Miami

Luxury: The Setai, Miami

The Setai in Miami is nirvana on Earth, with a prime beachside location, Asian-inspired decor and gigantic rooms complete with a tub … in the living room. 960 1280

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Value: Albion Hotel, Miami

Value: Albion Hotel, Miami

One of Miami’s best-value hotels, the modern Albion Hotel is located just 2 blocks from the beach and just a few paces away from popular dining and shopping spots. 960 1280

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Value: Grand City Hotel, Berlin

Value: Grand City Hotel, Berlin

The contemporary Grand City Hotel Berlin Kudamm offers everything a traveler would want: fantastic location, beautiful and clean rooms, appealing public areas, and all for a steal of a price. 960 1280

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The Grace Bay Club - Turks and Caicos
The Grace Bay Club - Turks and Caicos

The Grace Bay Club - Turks and Caicos

“This is a great family destination. We love Grace Bay Club’s easy access to the beach, 4 pools, restaurants and bars, as well as the amazing service. There is also a great array of water sports activities for all ages, including paddleboarding. The staff is great at helping guests fully enjoy a relaxing experience on the resort’s 1,100 feet of beachfront -- the largest of any in Turks and Caicos.” 960 1280

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Hayman Island - Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Hayman Island - Great Barrier Reef, Australia

“This resort has great food, a great staff and great adventures -- all on the most beautiful reef in the world. Hayman Island is the premier family destination Down Under. For almost 2 years, my wife and I worked and played on the island. What makes this destination special is that any guest will quickly feel at home. This private-island paradise is one of the world’s most desirable hideaways, and the rooms at Hayman Island beachfront villas might be the epitome of perfection. Another fun perk is guests arrive in style via a luxury yacht.” 960 1280

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Dawson Falls Lodge – Egmont National Park, New Zealand

Dawson Falls Lodge – Egmont National Park, New Zealand

“Considered one of the most romantic destinations in New Zealand, Dawson Falls Lodge is only a couple of miles from my childhood home. Many of my days and nights were spent hiking and camping on Mount Egmont near this resort. Dawson Falls Lodge is a must for those who love access to the unspoiled outdoors.” 960 1280

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Lapa Rios Lodge – Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Lapa Rios Lodge – Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

"Lapa Rios Lodge is a perfect option for nature lovers who enjoy wildlife and beaches. This resort is known for its amazing ecotourism, its delicious food and drinks, and its access to some of the most exciting wildlife experiences in Costa Rica. My wife and I enjoyed a couple of romantic days immersed in the surrounding wildlife, waking up to howler monkeys, kayaking with dolphins, hiking through the rainforest and walking at night to see bats, frogs and snakes." 960 1280

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St. Regis - Bora Bora

St. Regis - Bora Bora

“Most people have seen the famed pictures of the St. Regis bungalows over the water that display the mountainous island peak in the background. It is as dazzling as you might imagine. Visitors enjoy diving into the water from their balconies, dining on fresh fish, experiencing Jet Ski adventures, and scuba diving to see a wide variety of indigenous fish and coral. This is one of my favorite diving destinations. My wife and I got engaged here, so it will always have a special place in our hearts. It is a great stop on any trip to Australia.” 960 1280

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Tanzania

“Luxury is at its best as you step back in time at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge with its spectacular colonial design. Here, guests have access to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa. One of the most unique experiences was waking up each day with amazing views of wildlife roaming around just outside of our room. Dinner and drinks are served in a communal setting where adventures from the day are retold and immediate friendships are formed.” 960 1280

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Red Rock Resort & Spa

Red Rock Resort & Spa

“The Red Rock Resort & Spais a great resort destination for travelers who want to avoid the craziness of the Las Vegas Strip. It has some of the best suites in Las Vegas. The resort offers guided hikes through the spectacular Red Rock Mountains as part of its Adventure Spa program. There is also a great selection of dining options, an amazing spa and beautiful amenities. My wife and I lived at this resort for weeks during our move to Vegas. For unique experiences with family and friends, guests should check out the private VIP bowling lanes and movie rooms.” 960 1280

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The Chedi Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Chedi Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai, Thailand

“The Chedi Chiang Maihotel hosts a wonderful feast in the heart of Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand, to celebrate the Festival of Lights in November. Each year people celebrate 2 concurrent Thai festivals, Loy Krathong and Yi Peng, by sending floats down a river and making wishes and releasing hot-air lanterns at night. My wife and I had the opportunity to spend 3 memorable days enjoying these festivals and celebrating with the staff at this hotel.” 960 1280

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The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey – Marina del Rey, CA

The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey – Marina del Rey, CA

“I love how the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey is located on the marina, close to the LA airport and surrounded by great local hangouts. The sunsets at Marina del Rey are majestic. After working at this hotel for 8 years, I have many great memories here. Guests can take a short road trip to Venice Beach for the best free entertainment in the US; visit Abbot Kinney for some of the best art and dining; and head to Washington Boulevard for its great bars and hangouts.” 960 1280

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Amanyara – Turks and Caicos

Amanyara – Turks and Caicos

“My wife and I were married on the beach at this hotel, which makes it special for us, but it was all of the little touches from the staff that made this selection endure as one of our favorite hotels. Amanyara features luxurious room, amazing restaurants and a great spa, making it a truly romantic destination.” 960 1280

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Market Pavilion Hotel

Market Pavilion Hotel

Located by the Charleston City Market, in the heart of Charleston’s historic downtown is the elegant Market Pavilion Hotel. Enjoy large rooms with old-world décor and modern amenities: 600 thread count linens and decadent bathrooms with Hermes toiletries. Plus, an upscale steakhouse and a rooftop bar with city views. 960 1280

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The Jasmine House Inn

The Jasmine House Inn

Housed in a beautifully restored mansion in the heart of Charleston’s historic downtown, The Jasmine House Inn boasts large rooms with 15-foot ceilings, as well as fireplaces (in select rooms), free Wi-Fi, breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and a lovely, tranquil courtyard. 960 1280

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The Jasmine House Inn, Cont'd

The Jasmine House Inn, Cont'd

The beautiful front porch of The Jasmine House Inn. 960 1280

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Francis Marion Hotel

Francis Marion Hotel

Located in Charleston’s historic downtown, the Francis Marion Hotel is a grand, historic property dating back to 1924. The hotel amenities include a business center with numerous meeting rooms, an adequate spa and fitness center; rooms with comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. 960 1280

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Indigo Inn

Indigo Inn

Located in Charleston’s historic downtown, Indigo Inn has quaint, quiet rooms with a cozy bed-and-breakfast décor. Other features include a lovely courtyard, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi in each room and a complimentary breakfast. 960 1280

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Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Named the best kid-friendly hotel in Charleston by Oyster.com, the Hampton Inn in Charleston’s historic district has a nice outdoor pool, large indoor lobby with a fireplace, free breakfast with indoor and outdoor seating, and a small fitness center with treadmills and free weights. 960 1280

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Courtyard Charleston Waterfront

Courtyard Charleston Waterfront

Located by the Ashley Marina, Courtyard Charleston Waterfront boasts large, comfortable rooms with mini-fridges and microwaves, free parking, and a waterfront pool and Jacuzzi. 960 1280

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Tides Folly Beach

Tides Folly Beach

Just minutes from downtown Charleston, Tides Folly Beach is an excellent waterfront location on a white sand beach. It was also voted one of Oyster.com’s best kid-friendly hotels in Charleston. The rooms are clean and modern, with a cheery décor and beachy colors. The grounds include a seasonal outdoor heated pool with lounge chairs. All rooms are oceanfront with balconies. 960 1280

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Embassy Suites Charleston

Embassy Suites Charleston

Located in Charleston’s historic district, Embassy Suites Charleston’s rooms are all suites with separate living rooms. Amenities include wet bars, mini-fridges, microwaves, free breakfast, evening reception with snacks and drinks, and free internet. 960 1280

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston

At the DoubleTree, located in Charleston’s historic downtown, rooms have a stately feel with dark woods, turned-leg furnishings and billowy drapery; large flat-screen TVs and Wolfgang Puck coffeemakers and coffee. The basement fitness center has several machines and free weights. And the grand lobby showcases chandeliers, columns and arched windows. 960 1280

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Dromoland Castle
Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle, near Newmarket-on-Fergus in County Clare, Ireland, was built between the 15th and 16th centuries and once belonged to the Earl of Thomand. Today, it’s renowned for its golf course and Michelin-starred restaurant. 960 1280

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Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle

The luxurious 5-star Dromoland Castle features Queen Anne staterooms and suites, complete with bathrobes, slippers and room service. Just call down for champagne, chocolates, or even fresh flowers and they’ll be whisked up to your room immediately. 960 1280

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The Culloden Estate and Spa

The Culloden Estate and Spa

The Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast, Ireland, was built in 1876 with stone brought over by boat from Scotland. In the 19th century, it was passed down by the original owners of the estate to the Church of Ireland Bishop of the Diocese and became known as the "Bishop’s Palace." 960 1280

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The Culloden Estate and Spa

The Culloden Estate and Spa

Join other guests of the hotel in Culloden’s drawing room for tea and sandwiches, admire the 12 acres of secluded gardens, or pop by the spa for a fresh smoothie and holistic treatment. 960 1280

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Cliveden House

Cliveden House

Cliveden House in Berkshire, England, has been host to many of the politically powerful since 1666, when it was first built by the 2nd Duke of Buckingham to entertain his mistress. Guests to the hotel are still greeted today by the Fountain of Love, commissioned in 1897 for the garden. 960 1280

Cliveden House & Pavilion Spa  

Cliveden House

Cliveden House

This French dining room at Cliveden House was constructed in 1897 to match Madame de Pompadour's 18th-century dining room at the Chateau d'Asnieres. It’s available to rent for private lunches or dinners -- if a meal at the Michelin-starred chef Andre Garrett’s restaurant is a bit too pedestrian. 960 1280

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The Castle Hotel & Spa

The Castle Hotel & Spa

The Castle Hotel & Spa is an oasis on this side of the Atlantic in Tarrytown, NY. Built between 1897 and 1910 by General Howard Carroll, the castle was originally called Carrollcliffe. In 1997, it was transformed into the lavish hotel and spa it is today. 960 1280

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The Castle Hotel & Spa

The Castle Hotel & Spa

With its 40-foot vaulted ceilings, Gothic stained-glass windows and crystal chandeliers, the Great Hall at the Castle Hotel & Spa is available for weddings and other events. Your guests will be glad to take in a massage at the THANN Sanctuary before diving into their goose-down beds. 960 1280

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Schloss Fuschl Resort and Spa

Schloss Fuschl Resort and Spa

Austria’s Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa is like a castle right out of a fairytale, perched on the edge of Lake Fuschl. Its history goes back to the year 1450 when it was built as a hunting lodge, and in 1947, it became a first-class hotel. 960 1280

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Schloss Fuschl Resort and Spa

Schloss Fuschl Resort and Spa

Schloss Fuschl’s wine cellar is an intimate place to enjoy a little fondue along with their wide selection of red and white wines. Take your wine out to the terrace to enjoy the sunset over Lake Fuschl. 960 1280

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Grand Hotel Dei Castelli

Grand Hotel Dei Castelli

The Grand Hotel Dei Castelli in the town of Sestri Levante, Italy, was built between 1925 and 1929 when the peninsula was bought by a financier for his villa. It was transformed into a hotel full of history and art in 1950. 960 1280

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Grand Hotel Dei Castelli

Grand Hotel Dei Castelli

Known as the "pool of castles," this natural swimming pool forms right below the grounds of the Grand Hotel Dei Castelli and stretches out into the open Mediterranean waters. Grab a cocktail at the beach bar before braving the rocks or lie beneath an umbrella on the sandy part of the pool’s beach. 960 1280

Grand Hotel dei Castelli - Sestri Levante  

Castello Chiola

Castello Chiola

On the highest hill in the small, medieval town of Loreto Aprutino, Italy, sits the Castello Chiola, dating back to the year 864. Its 36 spacious rooms have been renovated with every modern convenience, all situated in historic, ancient elegance. 960 1280

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Castello Chiola

Castello Chiola

Back in the day, the celliere, or cellar, at the Castello Chiola was where the poor travelers would gather for wine, fruit and maybe bread, before heading back out on their journey. Now the cellar has been transformed into a modern restaurant embracing simple food in the tradition of the Italian region of Abruzzo. 960 1280

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Crowne Plaza Key West
10. Crowne Plaza Key West

10. Crowne Plaza Key West

The Crowne Plaza Key West is a National Historic Landmark dating to 1926, but it lacks the charm of other historic hotels. The best feature is, without a doubt, the location on lively Duval Street -- the main artery of Old Town Key West, lined with restaurants, shops, and bars. The rooftop deck is another highlight -- with beautiful views of the ocean and the tops of palm trees dotting the landscape. 960 1280

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9. Sheraton Suites Key West

9. Sheraton Suites Key West

The Sheraton Suties is a mid-sized, all-suite hotel that's across a busy street from Smathers Beach. Suites are spacious with a cozy living area separate from the bedroom, and bathrooms have marble showers. The hotel is well-maintained amenities are numerous, including a well-equipped gym, big pool with tiki bar and business center. Downtown Key West and Duval Street are a 6-minute drive away -- a hotel shuttle offers free transportation until 11 p.m. -- making this hotel a better fit for families. 960 1280

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8. Weatherstation Inn

8. Weatherstation Inn

Weatherstation Inn -- a 8-room property is housed in a historic building on a quiet street in Old Town Key West -- is within walking distance to some of the major tourist attractions, and to a couple of good beaches. Each of its rooms has a distinct character and few amenities, including a flat-screen TV, 4-poster beds and well-tended grounds. The hotel has no amenities whatsoever -- just a tiny pool -- but there are some great freebies like free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a free quality continental breakfast. 960 1280

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7. Westin Key West Resort

7. Westin Key West Resort

This 178-room waterfront hotel in Old Town Key West is a real resort, with dozens of features, including boat rentals, shops, a fitness center, and a marina. However, the Westin Key West Resort is not quite up to the standards of other Westin properties, with somewhat bare contemporary rooms, cramped bathrooms, a pool that's a bit small for the size of the hotel, and a location right by a busy and noisy cruise ship dock. 960 1280

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6. Southernmost on the Beach

6. Southernmost on the Beach

Located on the far end of Duval Street, Southernmost on the Beach is a Key West favorite. The hotel has lovely architectural details such as arched doorways, crown molding, bay window seats, and porthole windows. Many rooms have balconies, and some have corner, wrap-around balconies with ocean views that are truly spectacular. Highlights here include the spectacular beach, long pool, private sunbathing pier and sunny fitness center. 960 1280

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5. Ocean Key Resort

5. Ocean Key Resort

The Ocean Key Resort has an excellent waterfront location right by Mallory Square. Rooms have iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and minibars, and feature a playful, tropical color scheme with various hues of green. There are 2 restaurants on-site, including the classy Hot Tin Roof. Outside, guests can grab a colorful table and dine on the Sunset Pier. The resort features 1 pool -- that could be a bit bigger -- as well as a bright fitness center and spa. 960 1280

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4. Hyatt Key West

4. Hyatt Key West

The Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa is a modern tropical resort right on the water's edge. The rooms have a soothing beach-inspired feel and are complete with private balconies. Perks here include bike rentals, 2 restaurants, a fitness center, floating dock and the peaceful outdoor pool with waterfall and direct beach access -- although the beach here is quite small and not ideal for sunbathing. 960 1280

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3. The Reach

3. The Reach

The Reach offers a respite from rowdy, gaudy Key West with its brand of relaxed sophistication and its beachfront location. Its 150 rooms are what you would expect from the Waldorf Astoria crowd -- spacious, modern and clean, with generic high-end furnishings and comfortable beds outfitted in crisp linens. The hotel's private white-sand beach with a pier for fishing is nice, too. 960 1280

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2. Casa Marina Resort

2. Casa Marina Resort

The 311 rooms of the Casa Marina Resort have a light, sophisticated feel, and the resort offers great in-room amenities, including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and espresso machines. The resort's grounds are beautiful, and lead to a rare amenity in Key West -- a swimmable beach. Although it's too rocky to wade into the water, a long dock extends to sandier bottoms. 960 1280

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1. Sunset Key Guest Cottage

1. Sunset Key Guest Cottage

This Sunset Key Guest Cottages caters to the upscale traveler with luxurious, beach-chic cottages and high-end amenities. It is located on Sunset Key, a residential island off Key West. The hotel’s amenities include a pool, the beach and a spa. Its location, though idyllic and exclusive, might be somewhat inconvenient for travelers who want to be close to shops and restaurants. 960 1280

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