Scheduling time away from our daily work grinds — while clutched in winter's cruel embrace — is a seasonal no-brainer. But, actually finding time to plan such an escape is never as dreamy as the holiday idea itself. The multiple moving pieces of travel-planning equations can be dizzying to put together, starting squarely at where to go — and more importantly, where to stay. Sure, you could kick things off with a from-scratch destination search...Or, you could consult a tightened and already-vetted list of award-winning hotels across the globe for shaping your future itinerary.
Ahead we're counting down 25 of these top-rated hotels, according to TripAdvisor's 2019 Traveller's Choice awards. From Carolinian inns to water-villas in the Maldives and even cave-houses in Turkey, the one thing this exotic group of 5-star lodgings have in common are sparkling guest reviews by the most seasoned of TripAdvisor bookers. Scroll on to soak up streamlined inspiration for your future winter escapes — complete with the glowing reasons to book your stays from former well-rested escapees.