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13 2014

Travelers’ Choice Hotels with Exceptional Service: The World’s Top Accommodations for Service

With millions of hotels around the world for you to choose from, what makes one choice really stand out from the crowd? For the hotels on this list, it’s second-to-none service that has been recognized through the millions of traveler reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor.


These are the 2014 awards for Travelers’ Choice Hotels with Exceptional Service.


Top 10 Hotels for Service in the World:

  1. Riad Kheirredine, Marrakech, Morocco
  2. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, Hopkins, Belize
  3. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa
  4. Riad Noir d’Ivoire, Marrakech, Morocco
  5. Hotel Residence Agnes, Prague, Czech Republic
  6. Castlewood House, Dingle, Ireland
  7. The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand
  8. Desert Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, California
  9. La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco
  10. Hotel Villa Steno, Monterosso al Mare, Italy


Top 10 Hotels for Service in the U.S.:

  1. Desert Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, California
  2. Hotel California, Palm Springs, California
  3. SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, Massachusetts
  4. Beachside Village Resort, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
  5. La Maison Hotel, Palm Springs, California
  6. The Hotel SYNC, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  7. Alhambra Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  8. Sleep Inn & Suites, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  9. Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis/South I-55, Mehlville, Missouri
  10. Olea Hotel, Glen Ellen, California


It’s interesting to note that in the U.S., 3 of the top 10 hotels are located in Palm Springs, California. According to TripAdvisor travel advocate, Wendy Perrin, “Palm Springs is a magnet for TripAdvisor travelers, thanks to its picturesque landscape and abundant sunshine, but it’s also the friendly hoteliers and imaginative personal touches found in some of its top accommodations that keep TripAdvisor members going back.” There’s just something special in the sunshine there.


And one winner, the 26-room SeaCoast Inn in Hyannis, Massachusetts has won a Travelers’ Choice award for service for a sixth consecutive year (it ranked #3 in the U.S. this year). From accompanying a guest to the hospital, to shuttling them around town, owner Terri Noyes said she “always wants guests to have wonderful memories of their stay.” A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “Never have we met owners who were so friendly and so helpful. It was well above and beyond. They not only let us use their washing machine, but actually did it for us as we were out, and put the completed (2 loads) in our room all nicely folded.”


Standout service is an important part of a happy travel experience. So for the first time, we’ve launched a promotion giving you an opportunity to recognize deserving staff members at hotels, restaurants, and attractions who have gone out of their way to make your stay extra special. For a limited time, U.S. travelers can request Excellent Service Pins and reward individuals by presenting an employee with a pin. If you live in the U.S. and would like more information about the promotion and order a set of pins, go to


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