Gone are the days of substandard hotel restaurants with microwaved macaroni cheese, warm wine and a limp excuse of a salad - not to mention the dingy decor.
While these places do still exist, their days are numbered. The discerning traveller knows to make a beeline for the many fabulous hot spots which combine world-class cuisine with a (luxury Egyptian cotton) bed for the night.
The world of travel is now suffuse with this kind of place, so much so that respected foodie publication The Daily Meal has felt compelled to whittle down the competition to its 101 best hotel restaurants.
Here are its freshly announced top 10 for 2014, from the Michelin-starred Epicure at Le Bristol in Paris to the ever-elegant Palagio at Four Seasons Hotel, Florence and New York City's Jean-Georges restaurant at the Trump International Hotel & Tower.
Read on and never eat a bad hotel meal again. You can also check out The Daily Meal's list in full here, featuring restaurants in places as far-flung as Nairobi and Ho Chi Minh city.
Please note: average meal prices quoted are based on independent traveller reviews and not from The Daily Meal