Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool $$$$
Tel: 44 151 709 3000
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:Perched on a hill with killer city views, and right across the street from the Liverpool Philharmonic, the Hope Street is a near-perfect renovation. Carved out of a former carriage works, all 48 rooms are painted white, with waxed-oak floors and exposed-beam ceilings that create a Nordic ambience at the same time as they reference this port city's shipbuilding past. Each is graced with loads of natural light, underfloor heating, Egyptian-cotton sheets, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and oversized beds. The bar is the most happening spot in town, and the London Carriage Company restaurant is a great bet in a city where the food scene offers an unappetizing snapshot of life before the U.K. went gourmet.2005 Hot List
When to go: Late spring and summer.
Which room to book: No. 402, a duplex suite with gorgeous views
Amenities: Bar/lounge, 24-hour Room Service, Wheelchair-accessibleSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›