World's Best Boutique Hotels

Airstream Penthouse Trailer Park, seven aluminum trailers perched on the rooftop of the Grand Daddy hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.
— Courtesy Grand Daddy Hotel
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The blue Dorothy trailer at Airstream Penthouse Trailer Park is covered in white polka dots to echo Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz dress.
— Courtesy Grand Daddy Hotel
San Francisco's 102-room Hotel Vertigo was named after Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller Vertigo, which was filmed on location here and plays on a loop in the lobby.
— Courtesy Hotel Vertigo
A mural dresses up the breakfast area of 2-year-old Oops!, a boutique hostel in Paris (the architect just liked the sound of the word).
— Courtesy Oops!
The furniture in the Blue Lime, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is made of concrete; green silk curtains and tangerine pillows soften the urban vibe and brighten the rooms, most of which have balconies.
— Courtesy Blue Lime
At Hotel Habita Monterrey in Mexico, both of the rooftop infinity pools (the other is a twin of this one) attract crowds for cocktails and views of the Sierra Madre mountains.
— Courtesy Undine Pröhl/Hotel Habita Monterrey
The 39 rooms at the Hotel Habita Monterrey have floor-to-ceiling windows and a stark black-and-white palette that make it feel almost as if you're floating.
— Courtesy Undine Pröhl/Hotel Habita Monterrey
At the 110-room Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, U.K., Beatles memorabilia and artwork is everywhere.
— Courtesy Hard Days Night Hotel
Only designer Philippe Starck could turn a parking garage in Paris's 20th arrondissement into Mama Shelter, a 172-room hotel that draws locals to its weekly live music shows.
— Francis Amiand
At Mama Shelter, Starck hung illuminated Halloween masks of famous characters such as Batman, Superman, and Han Solo to serve as bedside lamps.
— Francis Amiand
The Circus Hotel in Berlin's Mitte district has 60 individually designed rooms, all with dark-oak floors and flea-market finds like vintage glass vases.
— Courtesy Circus Hotel
With its club-like lobby, the 64-room El Cortez Cabana Suites is bringing the groove back to the Fremont East area near the Las Vegas Strip.
— Courtesy El Cortez Cabana Suites
Ecofriendly Hotel Felix in Chicago has chocolate-brown carpets spun from recycled soda bottles. Drivers of hybrids park for free.
— Courtesy Hotel Felix
The restaurant Five at Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley puts a refined farm-to-table spin on comfort foods with dishes like orzo mac 'n' cheese.
— Courtesy Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Suited to solo travelers, the 90 wood-paneled single rooms at the Jane in New York City have been fashioned after train and yacht cabins, with built-in drawers underneath twin beds.
— Courtesy The Jane
The six guest rooms at Seven hotel in Bangkok each use distinctive shades of yellow, pink, green, and more in the bedding and murals. A red-themed communal space serves as the seventh room.
— Courtesy Seven
At the 2-year-old Pearl Hotel in San Diego, cypress-tree stumps serve as coffee tables and pet betta fish as roommates.
— Courtesy The Pearl

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