Travel + Leisure has published their 2009 World’s Best Awards, and the awards and listings for the top hotels make for some interesting reading. The London West Hollywood Hotel in West Hollywood, CA topped the list of large city hotels (above 100 rooms) in North America.
The London West Hollywood was followed by two hotels in Montreal, Quebec – Hotel Nelligan and Place d’Armes Hôtel & Suites, in second and third place, respectively. The top 10 Large City hotels in North America, as per the T + L list are as follows:-
1 – London West Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA
2 – Hotel Nelligan, Montreal, Quebec
3 – Place d’Armes Hôtel & Suites, Montreal, Quebec
4 – Omni La Mansion Del Rio, San Antonio, TX
5 – Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX
6 – The Carlyle, New York, NY
7 – The Peninsula, Chicago, Chicago, IL
8 – Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA
9 – Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Dallas, TX
10 – The Peninsula, Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA
You can see the full T + L list of the top 50 large city hotels here. As for small city hotels (less than 100 rooms), the Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA topped the charts, followed by the Watermark Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, TX and the Auberge Saint-Antoine in Quebec City, Quebec. Here’s the list of top 10 small city hotels:-
1 – Eliot Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
2 – Watermark Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, TX
3 – Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City, Quebec
4 – Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA
5 – XV Beacon Hotel, Boston, MA
6 – Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, Vancouver, BC
7 – Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club, Palm Beach, FL
8 – Planters Inn, Charleston, South Carolina
9 – Hôtel Le St.-James, Montreal, Quebec
10 – Mosaic Hotel, Los Angeles, California
There’s a lot more to see in the T + L rankings, including the top 100 hotels in the world, the top resorts and inns in North America, and separate rankings for the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and other parts of the world.
The lists are published in Travel + Leisure’s August issue, available on newsstands July 24. Hotel rankings are based on the results of a readers’ survey, with ratings in five categories: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value. The awards winners for 2009 are to be honored in New York City on July 21 at an awards event at the Cooper Square Hotel.
London West Hollywood photo by goalbert. Eliot Hotel photo courtesy – Eliot hotel.