Fodor's Choice Hotels 2005
NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2004 - When asked to name the world's best hotels, travelers almost reflexively name the world's most expensive lodgings. One can hardly begrudge the status and grandeur of the world's Four Seasons and Ritz Carltons, but does being luxurious necessarily make a hotel the best? Or the best choice for you?
The Fodor's Choice Hotels 2005 list is the annual round up of the Fodor's editors top picks for hotels that receive the Fodor's Choice designation in our Gold Guides. The editors culled through the thousands of picks to come up with this list of their top 20 choices. The hotels that were selected are unique, unusual, and not-to-be-missed; and you're sure to have a one-of-a-kind experience.
Unlike the many "best-of" lists top-heavy with ostentatious and expensive lodgings, this year's Fodor's Choice list offers travelers a variety of options in a variety of price ranges. If eating on a seemingly implausible bridge cut out of a cliff, snuggling up in a rustic and elegant cabin in the woods, or staying in the heart of Venice for a fraction of the price of area hotels sounds appealing, then this list is for you.
These 20 superb accommodations won top honors in six categories to satisfy your every travel need. The Fodor's Choice Hotels 2005 list is as follows:
Location, Location, Location:
Hotel Grotta Palazzese, Puglia, Italy
Hotel Roma, Prague
The Inn at the Market, Seattle, WA
Pencarrow near Queenstown, New Zealand
Budget Picks for a Pricey Locale:
The Kids Will Love It Too:
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|Also See:||Unlike the Many Best-of Lists Top-heavy with Ostentatious and Expensive Lodgings, Fodor's Top 20 Choice Hotels Lineup Stresses Individuality, All Price Ranges / October 2003|