Condé Nast Traveler readers cast more than eight million votes in the 2011 Reader's Choice Awards for their favorite hotels around the world, and four Houston hotspots made the list.
According to voters, Houston's best hotel is CityCentre's Hotel Sorella, which ranked 12th overall in U.S. Hotels with a score of 93.2. The ranking makes it the second-best hotel in Texas after Dallas' chic Rosewood Crescent Hotel (No. 9, 94.3) and just ahead of perennial favorite Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (No. 13, 93.1). It's the second year that the still-young Sorella has made waves on the Condé Nast List. In 2010 the hotel was tied for the No. 11 spot and just short of making the list of the top hotels in the world.
The Inn at the Ballpark (No. 80, 88.2) and the St. Regis Houston (No. 172, 83.9) also made the Top 200 American hotels, and Lake Conroe's La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa earned the No. 73 spot on top mainland U.S. resorts with a score of 86.7 to make it the top Texas resort.
Lake Austin Spa Resort was named one of the top small American resorts at No. 7 with a score of 92.4
San Antonio and Dallas and their environs both had five hotels place among the best American hotel and resort lists, ahead of Houston and Austin, which placed four each on the list. Texas had 15 hotels place in the top 200, or 7.5 percent of the total list.
What's your favorite hotel in Houston? In Texas? Do you think Hotel Sorella is the best in town? What other hotels deserved to make the list?