Forbes List of the Best Hotels With Unique Amenities and Experiences

The best hotel is one that fits your needs, but it’s also a place where you can have fun and learn something new. That’s why Forbes has compiled a list of hotels with unique amenities and experiences that will take your vacation to the next level.

The Greenbrier

If you’re looking for a hotel with it all, look no further than the historic and luxurious The Greenbrier, located in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains. This National Historic Landmark has 710 rooms, a golf course, mineral spa, casino and entertainment venue, tennis courts and a chapel. You could stay here a week and still find a new thing to do every day.

This five-star resort, which was designed by famed interior designer Dorothy Draper, offers a taste of luxury at an affordable price. Its perks include a full-service spa, a championship golf course and plenty of on-site restaurants and bars. It also has a huge variety of activities to keep you busy, from horseback riding and mountain biking to kayaking and fishing.

With a coveted AAA four-diamond rating, this upscale hotel is a favorite of celebrities, business travelers and families. Its guest rooms have oversized bathrooms, private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide breathtaking views of the cityscape from almost any room.

The hotel is conveniently located near the city’s financial district and offers convenient access to transportation. The rooms and suites have separate living, dining and sleeping areas that give guests a sense of privacy. The rooms are also well-appointed with amenities such as flat-screen TVs and marble baths.

A recent survey from CivicScience showed that a majority of respondents didn’t trust any of the top hotel review sites. That’s not surprising given the amount of bogus reviews that can be found on popular sites like TripAdvisor.

In an attempt to combat the issue, many hotels are turning to Google to help promote their brands. Stephen Fofanoff, innkeeper of the Domaine Madeleine Bed and Breakfast in Port Angeles, Washington, says Google’s verification system is better than TripAdvisor’s because it allows hotels to flag a review that doesn’t appear to be legit. Google then reaches out to the reviewer, asking for proof of their hotel stay.

The most important factor when it comes to choosing a hotel is location, followed by price and customer service. To help you make the best hotel selection, we’ve compiled this list of 10 of the best hotels in North America and around the world. You’ll be able to easily spot the most popular hotels by their starred ratings and overall star count. And for even more travel inspiration, be sure to sign up for the free Forbes Passport newsletter. We’ll send you the latest and greatest travel stories straight to your inbox. Just click here to get started.