Best Hotels in Mexico

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If Mexico makes you think of spring-break debauchery, these refined hotels will change your mind. Take your pick from an all-inclusive beach resort on the Riviera Maya, a luxurious retreat in Mexico City with gardens and courtyard dining, and a boutique hotel in the Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende.

No. 1 One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, San José del Cabo, Mexico

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Set on the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula, One&Only Palmilla is luxury at its finest. First, there's the emphasis on individual service that makes this big resort feel like a boutique hotel (guests are called by name, for example). Then, there's dining—celeb chef Jean Georges Vongerichten heads up its Market restaurant, which turns out tuna "ribbons" in a chipotle glaze. Finally, there's romance—concierges have been known to arrange moonlit guitar serenades on private sandy coves. The 172 airy rooms (and one villa) have red-tile roofs and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the Sea of Cortes; other sleeping options include the shaded daybeds on private balconies (those are good for a midday siesta). For families, a meandering river connects the kids' pool to an infinity pool where Mom and Dad can gaze at the turquoise sea and golden sands.

Best Hotels in Mexico

No. 1 One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, San José del Cabo, Mexico

Set on the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula, One&Only Palmilla is luxury at its finest. First, there's the emphasis on individual service that makes this big resort feel like a boutique hotel (guests are called by name, for example). Then, there's dining—celeb chef Jean Georges Vongerichten heads up its Market restaurant, which turns out tuna "ribbons" in a chipotle glaze. Finally, there's romance—concierges have been known to arrange moonlit guitar serenades on private sandy coves. The 172 airy rooms (and one villa) have red-tile roofs and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the Sea of Cortes; other sleeping options include the shaded daybeds on private balconies (those are good for a midday siesta). For families, a meandering river connects the kids' pool to an infinity pool where Mom and Dad can gaze at the turquoise sea and golden sands.

Courtesy of One&Only Palmilla

Best Hotels in Mexico

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Wherever you go, you can expect magnificent scenery with world-class service and maybe even a shaded daybed on your private balcony—perfect for that midday siesta. Find out which Mexico hotels made the cut, as selected by readers in our annual World's Best Awards survey.

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