As 2022 draws to a close, it is time for my annual “Top 10” series. Here, I’ll look back on my 10 favorite hotel stays from 2022.
As a reminder, this is not a top-1o all-time list, but only covers my hotel stays this year. I stayed at more hotels in 2022 than in 2020 or 2021 and narrowing my list down was a bit of a challenge. As in years past, I was fiercely loyal to Hyatt but for good reason…I have enjoyed superior service, generous upgrades, and great treatment overall. That said, the list is a bit more diverse this year than in past years and I enjoyed many nights at various Four Seasons properties around the world, which offer a consistently excellent experience.
10. Mar Monte Hotel
I stayed at the Mar Monte Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA more than any other hotel this year. It has become the de facto weekend getaway for my family. We love the location, breakfast, and views from this hotel.
9. Great Scotland Yard Hotel
In London for the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, I spent a night at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel. It proved to be the ideal location for viewing the Trooping the Colour ceremony and was itself a very comfortable hotel with a delicious breakfast.
8. Park Hyatt Doha
I received a generous suite upgrade and appreciated the fitness and wellness facilities at this hotel. However, there is great room for improvement in the breakfast and coffee department.
> Read More: Park Hyatt Doha Review
7. Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn
My family enjoyed a great Thanksgiving weekend at this property and looking forward to returning. The rooms are dated, but the views are extraordinary.
> Read More: Hyatt Carmel Highlands Review
6. Four Seasons Alexandria
While it was a joy to visit friends in Alexandria, I also greatly enjoyed the warm hospitality and excellent service at the Four Seasons Alexandria. Stay tuned for a full review.
5. Four Seasons Istanbul
This hotel was #2 last year and falls to #4 not so much because of anything it did, but because I was sick while here and spent most of my stay in bed.
4. Villa Dubrovnik
What a lovely boutique hotel this was with beautiful views and great amenities.
> Read More: Hotel Villa Dubrovnik Review
3. St. Regis Amman
I usually stay at the Grand Hyatt in Amman, but this year stayed at the St. Regis. It was a lovely hotel with great service, spa, and breakfast. Stay tuned for a full review.
2. Four Seasons Tunis
I stayed at the Four Seasons during my trip to Tunis and loved this hotel (service, food, and my room). Tunisia was my most highly-underrated destination of the year.
> Read More: Four Seasons Hotel Tunis Review
1. Four Seasons Doha
Not only did I enjoy a relaxing five days here, but the service was really superb. It’s not all that expensive to stay here, but expect to pay a lot for food and beverage onsite.
> Read More: Four Seasons Hotel Doha Review
Which hotel stay was best for you in 2022?