Whether it's a hotel in the center of Paris or a luxury camp ground on the Serengeti, there are numerous places to stay in style, but which ones are truly the best? In Conde Nast Traveler's 15th annual Gold List, a survey of 32,000 of the publication's readers was conducted to get a feel for which places could really be called the best in the world.
Conde Nast Traveler gave CNBC a look into the top of the top, the accommodations that have the highest overall rankings across 6 categories: Rooms, service, food, location, design and activities. All of the locations in the top 15 are priced at over $400 per night and offer their own unique amenities and experiences you probably wouldn’t get on any normal vacation.
So, where are the world's best places to stay? Click ahead to find out!
By Paul ToscanoPosted 4 Sept 2009