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It doesn’t matter what kind of escape you’re looking for: you’ll probably find it at a Marriott hotel. With thousands of hotels all across the world, ranging from luxury stays on private islands to budget-friendly spots for a wallet-friendly break, it’s hard not to spot at least one Marriott hotel no matter where in the world you are. With variety spanning all kinds of interests, you could spend your next vacation in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives or in a centuries-old building surrounded by history.
Not sure where to stay next? We’ve rounded up all of the best Marriott hotels and resorts in the world.
Head to the private island of Vommuli in the Maldives to check into The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort: a prestige resort with stunning views of the Indian Ocean that’s home to a range of luxurious amenities and activities. You’ll probably want to check into an overwater villa when staying at this magical spot. Still, you’ll also find beach villas, garden villas, and the John Jacob Astor Estate, a three-bedroom villa with a private beach and infinity pool. Spend your time snorkeling, diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, or playing tennis. And don’t forget to spend some time relaxing at the Iridium Spa!
There aren’t many Marriott Hotels in New York City with quite as much prestige as the one and only St. Regis New York. Originally opened in 1904 by John Jacob Astor IV, this incredible hotel has since become a landmark in the city and is famed for its incredible service and even better views. Rooms here don’t just come with the basics but also added extras like marble bathrooms, Frette linens, and 24-hour butler service. A place that goes all out with drinking and dining, it’s home to King Cole Bar, which is famous for its signature cocktail, the Bloody Mary, as well as the exclusive Chef’s Table, a private dining experience, and the Wine Vault, with its extensive wine list.
Take a trip to the northern coast of Puerto Rico to find Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve. One of the most romantic hotels in the Caribbean, it’s home to three miles of secluded beaches, lush tropical forests, and a world-class golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, it’s fair to say this is one of the best Marriott Hotels in the world for guests who want the best of the best. Here, you’ll find beachfront suites and villas as well as treehouse-style houses tucked away in the forest. Expect private pools, outdoor rain showers and spacious terraces with stunning ocean or garden views as standards at this fancy spot. The resort is also home to its own rum bar, a coffee shop and a cigar lounge.
World-class golf course on-site
Beachfront suites and villas, treehouse-style houses
The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician is a private hotel inside a larger hotel complex that sits at the base of Camelback Mountain. With only 60 rooms in total, it’s fair to say that this is one of the smaller Marriott Hotels around but it goes above and beyond with service and amenities. Wander through the resort complex to find a golf course, a spa and a range of dining and entertainment options to suit all tastes. When you’re hungry, check out the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Mowry & Cotton, which offers a modern take on American cuisine. Not looking to eat American food? You’ll also find J&G Steakhouse and Il Terrazzo inside the hotel’s grounds.
If you’re looking to merge your next vacation with a dash of history, check into Seville’s Hotel Alfonso XIII. This classic spot was built in 1929 to host guests attending the Ibero-American Exhibition and has since become an iconic landmark. Blending traditional Andalusian style with luxurious furnishings, this is a hotel that doesn’t hold back with the trimmings. For the best views, check into one of the suites, which have balconies with awe-inspiring views of the city’s historic center. Spend your days at the outdoor pool, fitness center, or the full-service spa and your evenings enjoying tapas at the hotel’s outdoor terrace, which overlooks the beautiful gardens.
Don’t like feeling cramped? No worries: that’s not a problem you’ll ever have at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Set on a huge 78 acres of land with two natural beaches, this top-rated California beachfront hotel allows you to enjoy its full capacity before heading out to explore the surrounding areas. This luxury oceanfront resort in Goleta, California, offers views of the ocean, the gardens or the Santa Ynez Mountains depending on which room you choose. A top choice for eating and drinking, you’ll find Angel Oak, a fine-dining restaurant that specializes in steak and seafood, and Bacara Bar, which serves cocktails and light bites.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is a luxurious resort on the islands in the North Male Atoll of the Maldives. It’s everything you’d expect from a luxury hotel in the Maldives and more, thanks to its 100 overwater and beachfront villas, each offering the quintessential Maldives experience for guests. You’ll probably spend most of your time here snorkeling and diving in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, but don’t forget to reserve some time digging into sushi at the EAU Bar or eating freshly caught seafood at the Beach Shack. If you’re seeking adventure during your time here, the resort can also arrange excursions to nearby sandbanks or fishing trips.
The Ritz-Carlton Montréal sits in the heart of Montreal, Quebec, making it a top choice for any traveler looking to explore the sights of the city while staying here. Housed in a historic building that was originally built in 1912, this Marriott hotel is the perfect blend of traditional charm and modern luxury with all of the essentials and plenty more. Sure, Canada can be a little cold. But rooms here account for that, with Nespresso machines and heated bathroom floors to ensure your mornings are suitably cozy. When you’re craving French food, head to the hotel’s Maison Boulud restaurant or if you want something seriously classy, take afternoon tea and cocktails at Palm Court!
Check into The St. Regis Aspen Resort if you’re looking for cozy yet stylish mountain vibes and a comforting, homely atmosphere that you’ll dream of long after you’ve checked out. This five-star resort is a luxurious mountain retreat located in the heart of Aspen, Colorado, at the base of Aspen Mountain. As you might expect from its location, this hotel is a popular base for those looking to explore the town’s world-class skiing, dining, and shopping opportunities. Flat-screen TVs and Bose sound systems come as standard when you check into this spot and you’ll find plenty to do no matter what time of year you’re visiting.
Love Dubai but would rather experience more of the desert than the crowds? Check out Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa: a desert retreat in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Designed to provide guests with a unique and immersive experience of the Arabian desert with all of the luxe touches necessary, this unique resort is a place you’ll never forget. The resort features 42 private villas filled with traditional Arabian furnishings and offering breathtaking views of the desert. Each comes with a private plunge pool just to add to the luxury experience here. You can even go camel riding when you check into this spot!
It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Located in the exclusive beachfront community of Punta Mita on the Pacific coast of Mexico, this is a hotel that goes above and beyond when it comes to impressing guests. Spend your days here golfing on the resort’s two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, surfing, paddleboarding, or kayaking, before heading back to your suite and admiring the views of the ocean and the nearby Marieta Islands. Go for lunch at Sea Breeze Beach Club for fresh seafood and cocktails on the beach and then head to the signature Carolina restaurant for a Mexican dinner feast.
Sure, you know you’re going to have an incredible experience no matter which hotel you check into when visiting Bora Bora. But The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort should definitely be top of the list as one of the most romantic hotels in Bora Bora. This unique resort sits on a private motu (islet) and offers breathtaking views of the turquoise lagoon and Mount Otemanu. With its 89 luxurious overwater and beachfront villas, you know you’re getting the full Bora Bora experience when you check in here. Go snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, and parasailing during your trip, or experience the hotel’s cultural experiences like Tahitian dance performances and Polynesian cooking classes.
The Gritti Palace is undoubtedly one of the best Marriott hotels in the world and offers the full package for luxury travelers. A luxurious hotel located on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, The Gritti Palace sits in a historic 15th-century palazzo and offers stunning views of the canal and the city’s iconic landmarks. Here, you’ll find the Michelin-starred Restaurant Club del Doge, which serves Venetian cuisine with a modern twist as well as the casual Bar Longhi, which is a great choice for cocktails. St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge are all within easy walking distance, so you can easily explore the sights of Venice while staying here.