The Best Places We Stayed in 2015

With top-tier butler services, incredible vistas, chic interiors, and other first-class amenities, these hotels and villas made for our favorite places to stay in 2015.

Kindra Clineff / Courtesy The Ivy
OF 10

The Ivy, Baltimore

Baltimore’s mansion-turned-hotel, The Ivy, was my favorite hotel I visited this year. There’s nothing else like it in the city. You can tell from the moment you walk in that the hotel has been thoughtfully restored. Suite One had my favorite decor (hot pink, so not for everyone) and a private garden terrace for sipping Champagne. The Ivy was recognized with Relais & Chateaux status pretty soon after we reviewed it and was more than deserving (from $995; 205 E. Biddle St.; 443-503-4501; theivybaltimore.com). —Libby Sile, Associate Editor, Travel