Jade Vine Resort, Shimla
Set on a hillside with views of the surrounding mountains and valley, this unpretentious hotel is 14 minutes' walk from the lift to the Mall's shops, 1 km from the ancient Hindu Jakhu Temple and 2 km from Simla train station. Decorated with classic wood furnishings, the unassuming rooms feature flat-screen TVs. Many rooms have mountain views. Family quarters are provided.