Concierge.com's insider take:
This 45-room property sits right in the center of the street of streets, the spectacular Royal Crescent. Everywhere you look in the five linked houses are 18th-century antiques, oils by such notables as Reynolds and Gainsborough, and portraits of historical figures with links to Bath, including Lord Nelson and George III. The suites, too, are named after famous local figures (such as Jane Austen and the "Scarlet Pimpernel"—the fictional Sir Percy Blakeney). The Georgian fantasy isn't quite authentic; Sir Percy would have swooned at the luxe bathrooms with their custom-made organic products, the fancy spa, and the Mediterranean- and Asian-influenced fare at the Dower House restaurant. But no one's complaining. On weekends, a wedding is likely to be in progress.