Just a few days ago, online review site Yelp released its second annual list of Top 100 Places to Eat in America in 2015. It’s a great way for consumers to make their plans as the year starts and discover great local businesses.
The travel industry is also preparing for growth this year, which is why it’s timely that hotel reviews aggregator TripAdvisor has released its own list: the Top 25 Hotels in the US.
The Top 25 hotels are also recipients of TripAdvisor’s prestigious Travelers’ Choice award, which honors travel businesses for excellence in service, quality, and value. Travelers’ Choice awards take into account the quality and quantity of online reviews and opinions and traveler ratings specific to each award category.
Number 1 on the list: the Langham in Chicago, IL, which, as of this writing, has garnered 756 “excellent” reviews and only 1 “terrible” review. The hotel opened in 2013 in a building designed by iconic architect Mies van der Rohe and on the National Register of Historic Places. (Glowing words fill up the Langham’s review profile on TripAdvisor, and if you’ll notice, the hotel’s managing director Robert Schofield takes the time to personally respond to almost every review – even the ones that are overwhelmingly positive.)
Following the Langham on TripAdvisor’s list of the top hotels in America are: (2) the French Quarter Inn in Charleston, SC; (3) Bardessono in Yountville, CA; (4) the Grand del Mar in San Diego, CA; and (5) Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, NC.
“The Travelers’ Choice list of thousands of award-winning properties is perfect to inspire travelers as they think about their 2015 travel plans,” said Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer for TripAdvisor.
Here’s the complete list of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels in the US for 2015:
- The Langham, Chicago, Illinois
- The French Quarter Inn, Charleston, South Carolina
- Bardessono, Yountville, California
- The Grand del Mar, San Diego, California
- Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands, North Carolina
- The Oxford, Bend, Oregon
- 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, Arkansas
- Villas of Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida
- Tivoli Lodge, Vail, Colorado
- The Inn at Lost Creek, Telluride, Colorado
- The Talbot Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
- Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Ponte Vineyard Inn, Temecula, California
- Primland, Meadows of Dan, Virginia
- Casablanca Hotel Times Square, New York City, New York
- Vintro Hotel South Beach, Miami, Florida
- The Jefferson, Washington, DC
- The Nantucket Hotel and Resort, Nantucket, Massachusetts
- Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
- Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort, Bluffton, South Carolina
- Allison Inn and Spa, Newberg, Oregon
- The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California
- Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, Florida
- Library Hotel, New York City, New York
Apart from listing down the top hotels in the US, in the world, and in each region, TripAdvisor also created lists for award-winning hotels in multiple categories: small hotels, bargain, B&Bs and inns, luxury hotels, romance, family, and best service. In addition to hotels, TripAdvisor also ranked its top destinations, all-inclusive resorts, islands, beaches, destinations, destinations on the rise, attractions, and restaurants.
- Top Hotel in the US: The Langham, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
- Top Luxury Hotel in the World: The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand
- Top Luxury Hotel in the US: The Langham, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
- Best Bargain Hotel in the World: Lawton Court Hotel, Llandudno, United Kingdom
- Best Bargain Hotel in the US: SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, Massachusetts
- Best Hotel for Families in the World: Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy
- Best Hotel for Families in the US: Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley, Pennsylvania
- Best Hotel for Romance in the World: The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand
- Best Hotel for Romance in the US: Inn Above Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona
- Top Small Hotel in the World: The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand
- Top Small Hotel in the US: Palm Springs Rendezvous, Palm Springs, California
- Best Hotel for Service in the World: The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand
- Best Hotel for Service in the US: Hotel California, Palm Springs, California
- Best B&B and Inn in the World: Millgate Bed & Breakfast, Masham, England
- Best B&B and Inn in the US: The Welsh Hills Inn, Granville, Ohio
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