September 8, 2021

Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, Telluride

This year’s World’s Best Awards survey was open for voting January 11 through May 10, 2021, as destinations around the world were lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Survey rules have always allowed readers to reflect on their travel experiences over a three-year period. We hope that this year’s honorees will inspire your own travels as you get back out into the world.

Colorado resorts have long beckoned Travel + Leisure readers to rustic-chic mountain towns like Vail, Aspen, and Telluride. Being an ultra-popular natural playground year-round pushes resorts to up their game, which means that the best resorts in Colorado are also some of the most luxurious accommodations in the nation.

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.

Most of the properties that T+L readers consider the best resorts in Colorado are sought-after ski hotels. Readers love No. 3 Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, in particular for its proximity to the slopes: “Great location,” touted one reader, who loved its ski-in, ski-out setup. Another called it their “go-to in Telluride.”