Jade Vine Resort, Shimla
Set in the Himalayan foothills, this warm, upscale hotel is a 2-minute walk from Taradevi train station, 7 km from Mall Road, Shimla's main street, and 15 km from the ancient Jakhoo Temple.
The simple, polished rooms with wood floors and attached bathrooms offer flat-screen TVs, minibars and views of the Himalayas. Upgraded rooms and suites add sitting areas.
Amenities include an informal restaurant and a rooftop terrace. There's also a fitness room, as well as a game room with billiards and table tennis. Parking is free, and there's a doctor on-call.