The best places to stay in the world, selected by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler
Entries include the edited comments of readers and are intended to reveal a property's character rather than to catalog its facilities. Each score represents the percentage of respondents who rated a property excellent or very good on specific criteria. For example, the first entry, the Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, in Carefree, Arizona, has an overall score of 86.6, the highest component of which is 89.0 for Rooms. Criteria for hotels, resorts, and cruise lines vary. Rates ($, $$, $$$, and $$$$) reflect the average price for a double room in 2010. The Gold List is based on data collected from the annual Readers' Choice Survey; to qualify for inclusion in these rankings, a property had to receive a required minimum number of responses.