Based on more than 2 million guest reviews, here are the very best hotels across the globe, as chosen by the Expedia Insiders’ Select list. 

1. Lakehouse Hotel and Resort, San Marcos, California

1. Lakehouse Hotel and Resort, San Marcos, California

For nostalgic charm, the cozy Lakehouse Hotel and Resort overlooking Lake San Marcos can’t be beat. Think playful accents like fire pits and hammocks. Relive your childhood memories of staying on the shore—this time with a little luxury.

2. Blue Karma Resort, Seminyak, Bali

2. Blue Karma Resort, Seminyak, Bali

Get away for a blissful retreat at the romantic suites and villas tucked inside a garden oasis at the

Beyond the Art Deco exterior of the Almond Tree Inn, you’ll find modern, upscale rooms, a relaxing pool area and lively happy hour at night. Don’t miss the world-famous restaurants and attractions of nearby Duval Street.

4. Epoque Hotel, Bucharest, Romania

4. Epoque Hotel, Bucharest, Romania

History enthusiasts will love the Neo-Romanian architecture at the Epoque Hotel. Located across from the Cismigiu Park, it’s within walking distance of the Bucharest Opera House, Royal Palace and Romanian Atheneaum.

5. Cocomar Residences and Beachfront Hotel, Isla Palo Seco, Costa Rica

5. Cocomar Residences and Beachfront Hotel, Isla Palo Seco, Costa Rica

At the Cocomar Residences and Beachfront Hotel, you’ll surround yourself in an estuary with towering palm trees with occasional visits from a friendly monkey or iguana. Modern rooms feature balconies with a view of the garden, pool or ocean.

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