The January issue of Condé Nast Traveler has their Gold List, which contains the top hotels in each region based on reader surveys. I don’t tend to trust reader surveys very much since ball0t-stuffing is so rampant. As one experienced hotel PR agency person once said to me, “Most people who are going to take an hour to fill out a magazine survey are the ones who have a vested interest in who wins.”
In regions where there isn’t a whole lot of high-end competition, however, the best hotels—or at least the ones that are the best-known—tend to bubble to the top. This year EVERY hotel cited for South America has already been reviewed by Luxury Latin America. Here’s the full list, with direct links to our detailed, professional reviews.
Sure, there are some great luxury hotels and resorts missing from this list that we could argue are better than some on here, but these are all fine places to stay for sure. Read our reviews to see which ones are right for you on a future vacation.