“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” Virginia Woolf famously wrote in her 1929 essay, A Room of One’s Own. Though she was referring to the paltry dining options served at women’s colleges nearly a century ago, the same can be said about how imperative it is to seek out culinary finesse while traveling abroad.
While luxury hotels strive to provide their guests with well above-average dining options, some five-star properties have taken it to the next level—the highest level, in fact. The Michelin guide represents restaurants of the highest caliber and many premium properties have earned coveted Michelin stars for their top quality cuisine.
From the peak of luxury at Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris to the Meadowood Napa Valley in California, these are the 10 dining destinations where guests can experience a Michelin-starred meal—often without leaving the room.
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa
Less than two years since it first opened its doors, Le Royal, the fine dining restaurant of Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in France has held its one Michelin star since 2019. Under the direction of Chef Jean-Denis Rieubland, one of France’s most highly acclaimed chefs, Le Royal offers guests a playful take on five-star dining. This airy establishment the Champagne region locally-sourced meats and poultry, organic vegetables, honey harvested on the grounds and wine from the surrounding vineyards.
Four Seasons Hotel George V
Not one, not two, but three restaurants with Michelin stars reside at the Four Seasons Hotel George V—there’s Le Cinq, which specializes in gourmet food and classic haute cuisine, Le George, which places emphasis on Mediterranean-style plates, and L’Orangerie, a contemporary space that offers guests a more creative approach to traditional French dining.
Meadowood Napa Valley
Helmed by Chef Christopher Kostow for over ten years, the three Michelin-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood Napa Valley is a modern American restaurant serving up locally sourced and seasonal fare like sturgeon with foie gras and cabbage, housemade sunflower pasta with spotted prawn and wild mushrooms, and, of course, an outstanding domestic wine list. It’s Napa Valley, after all.
Park Hyatt Washington DC
Set within the Park Hyatt Washington D.C., the Blue Duck Tavern is a one Michelin-starred American tavern with a sleek, urbane and dreamily sprawling dining space set in front of a massive open kitchen with a wood-burning oven that turns out everything from whole fish to a signature roasted bone marrow. Note that room service is handled by the restaurant, so you can experience Michelin-starred excellence from the comfort of bed.
Tucked into elegant Sherbrooke Street West, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal is home to Maison Boulud. Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud’s carefully curated menu is driven by the seasons and bounty of Québec’s local fare, while also including specialties from Boulud’s New York City restaurants. The elegant dining space draws both locals and guests of the hotel, thanks to its refined fare and impressive cocktail list.
Formerly a 12th-century private villa, Palazzo Avino on Italy's Amalfi Coast has evolved into a luxury hotel perched 1,000 feet above the Instagram-ready fishing villages on the Mediterranean. The hotel is home to Rossellinis, a gorgeous one Michelin-starred restaurant that has made a name for itself with unforgettably authentic and creative Italian meals.
7132 Hotel Vals
This 7132 Hotel Vals in Switzerland is surrounded by the snow capped mountains, valleys, and trees, that you’d expect from being immersed in Swiss nature. Here, guests have access to two Michelin-starred Silver restaurants. Helmed by Head Chef Mitja Birlo since 2018, options range from exquisite gourmet delicacies to more modest fare like wiener schnitzel and homemade pizza.
Hôtel de Crillon
Set within Hôtel de Crillon, one of Paris’ most historic palace hotels, one Michelin-starred L’Ecrin is considered one of the City of Love's best kept secrets. Focusing on unique and multi-sensory dishes like veal breast studded with truffle and roasted duck foie gras, the restaurant received its Michelin star less than a year after opening. The exclusive restaurant welcomes just 24 guests per evening, where they can indulge in either a five- or eight-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Boris Campanella.
Baccarat Hotel New York
Baccarat Hotel New York was made for exquisite culinary staycations. Two Michelin-starred Chef Gabriel Kreuther, of Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant in New York City, recently introduced his Alsatian-inspired cuisine at Baccarat Hotel New York, where he has taken over as culinary director. Hailing from the French region of Alsace, Chef Kreuther’s refined French flair is evident everywhere from the Grand Salon’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus to in-room dining and bar fare.
Fittingly called "A Michelin Star Restaurant With Rooms," The Whitebrook south-east Wales features fresh, local, and foraged ingredients as well as wines from local suppliers and independent growers across the UK. The Whitebrook was awarded its first Michelin star within 11 months of opening its doors for good reason. The hyper-local restaurant boasts a luxurious variety of Welsh-inspired fare, including roasted Jerusalem artichokes with goat curd, "forest findings," nuts and seeds, squab pigeon with cauliflower, forced rhubarb, charred kale, and wild chervil, as well as a separate vegetarian menu for plant-based eaters.