World's Best Accommodations 2014

By USDR

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2014 Travelers’ Choice® awards for hotels. In the 12th year of the awards, the world’s most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels.2014 #TravelersChoice Hotels awards announced by@TripAdvisor

“We’re excited to recognize the world’s best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travelers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodations that received 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards is a perfect place to start.”Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe.  In total, 7,123 unique properties worldwide won awards in 2014.  Italy featured the most unique hotel winners with 152, the U.K. had 145 properties recognized and the U.S. and France each featured 144 award winners.

Top 10 Hotels in the World: Top 10 Hotels in the U.S.:
1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland 1. The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California
2. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China 2. French Quarter Inn, Charleston, South Carolina
3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives 3. Bardessono, Yountville, California
4. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica 4. Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Oregon
5. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India 5. Five Pine Lodge & Spa, Sisters, Oregon
6. Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador 6. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, Arkansas
7. Lindos Blu, Lindos, Greece 7. Tivoli Lodge, Vail, Colorado
8. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita, Mexico 8. The Sherry-Netherland Hotel, New York City, New York
9. The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mumbai, India 9. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto, Canada 10. The Oxford Hotel, Bend, Oregon

Additional Select 2014 Winners:

Top Luxury Hotel in the World – Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa

Top Luxury Hotel in the U.S. – The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California

Best Bargain Hotel in the World – Castlewood House, Dingle, Ireland

Best Bargain Hotel in the U.S. – Desert Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, California

Best Hotel for Families in the World – Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy

Best Hotel for Families in the U.S. – Floridays Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Best Hotel for Romance in the World – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand

Best Hotel for Romance in the U.S. – Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort, Healdsburg, California

Top Small Hotel in the World – Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa

Top Small Hotel in the U.S. – La Maison Hotel, Palm Springs, California

Best B&B and Inn in the World – Bindon Bottom B&B, West Lulworth, England

Best B&B and Inn in the U.S. – Historic Oak Hill Inn, Natchez, Mississippi

The average nightly rate of Travelers’ Choice award-winning Top Hotels is $366; Bargain is $91; B&Bs and Inns is $138; Family is $237; Luxury is $467; Romance is $356; and Small Hotels is $301.

All 7,123 unique winners of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels can be found at http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice.  Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.

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