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Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in Florida.

No. 5 Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL

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At this 444-room resort on a barrier island 35 miles from Jacksonville, staffers circulate with chilled towels and ice water at the pool. A roster of daily activities includes guided walks along sand dunes and tours of nearby Kingsley Cotton Plantation. Book a Garden View suite for a large terraces. The hotel's restaurant, Salt, stocks more than 30 varieties of its namesake, harvested worldwide.

Best Hotels in Florida

No. 5 Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL

At this 444-room resort on a barrier island 35 miles from Jacksonville, staffers circulate with chilled towels and ice water at the pool. A roster of daily activities includes guided walks along sand dunes and tours of nearby Kingsley Cotton Plantation. Book a Garden View suite for a large terraces. The hotel's restaurant, Salt, stocks more than 30 varieties of its namesake, harvested worldwide.

Courtesy of The Ritz Carlton

Best Hotels in Florida

In Walt Disney's wildest imagination he probably never pictured a Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. But just like that, the Sunshine State can surprise you. It's a natural favorite with families, but also with travelers looking for a night out (see swanky South Beach or Key West) and with those seeking seclusion.

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Whatever your travel style, one thing's certain: you need a hotel. So let T+L simplify your search with this indispensable guide to the best Florida hotels and their notable amenities, based on readers' votes in our annual World's Best Awards survey.

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