Top-Rated Hotels in Perfect Locations

Location, location, location: What holds true for real estate holds true for great vacations, as well. From an elegant villa sprawled atop a Mediterranean hillside to snug cottages along the New England coastline to luxurious desert tents with monumental views, the 22 hotels and resorts with perfect scores for location on Condé Nast Traveler's 2011 Gold List prove that even when the hotel is an award-winner, sometimes the scenery can steal the show. Here, a selection of nine incredible hotels in some of the world's most beautiful settings.

Published January 2011; Pictured: La Reserve de Beaulieu, Côte d'Azur

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