It’s not just awards season in Hollywood. TripAdvisor today announced the winners of its 11th annual Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels. And this year is its biggest ever, honoring over 6,000 of the world’s most outstanding stays in the categories of Top Hotels, Luxury, Bargain, Service, Small Hotels, and B&Bs and Inns.
Often called “The Oscars of hotels,” the Travelers’ Choice Awards is based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers around the world and features top choices for any budget in 82 countries and 9 regions. A full 75% of the winners have an average nightly rate of $200 or less.
A sampling of 2013 winners:
Top Hotel in the US and World, and Top Luxury Hotel in the US and World – Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Best Bargain Hotel in the US and World – SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, Massachusetts
Best Hotel for Service in the US – Hotel California, Palm Springs, California
Best Hotel for Service in the World – Lauriston Court Hotel, Llandudno, United Kingdom
Top Small Hotel in the US – Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Small Hotel in the World – Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece
Best B&B and Inn in the US – Point Clear Cottages, Fairhope, Alabama
Best B&B and Inn in the World – Casa Portagioia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
Click here for the full list of winners.