If you could go anywhere in the world, wouldn’t you want to stay in the most beautiful place there? With constant flight deals, discounted group travel and even payment plans to fly, getting out of town is a breeze these days. But knowing where to stay —knowing a spot you’ll immediately fall in love with after a long flight— is not so easy. Having traveled to some gems this year, we’ve compiled a list of instant winners. Below are five hotels around the world that seriously impressed us.