Windsor Atlantica Hotel
Reopened with a complete renovation in 2011, the Windsor Atlantica is located on the Eastern end of the famed Copacabana Beach, and just a 10-minute jaunt to the landmark Sugarloaf Mountain. The 545-room hotel features two swimming pools—three, counting the kiddie pool—a lavish breakfast buffet, and a hefty, global-inspired spa program (don't miss the Treasures of Madagascar facial). Guests seeking an environmentally-responsible choice will approve of their commitment to sustainability, which earned them Brazil's first Travelife Gold certification. And those seeking the financially-responsible choice will delight in the rates, which are among the most reasonable of Rio's beachfront properties.