With a year’s worth of pent-up travel demand on the brink of bursting as summer approaches, Tripadvisor announced its annual Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards for Hotels, giving people the inspiration to turn their daydreams into real trips. Nearly half (45 per cent) of Americans in a recent Tripadvisor survey are planning to travel internationally this year, and 64 per cent are planning to stay in a hotel this year.
Every year, Tripadvisor combs through the millions of reviews from its global community of travellers to surface the hotels that people raved about most, and this year is no different. Even during the pandemic, travellers continued to discover, book, and give feedback on places to stay, both near and far. Despite significant disruption to the hospitality industry in 2020, hotels around the world found new ways to dazzle guests and deliver top-of-the-line service.
“As the world gears up for a busier summer travel season, Tripadvisor’s highly coveted Best of the Best Awards are here to help people discover spectacular places to stay as they start planning their long-awaited next trip,” said Lindsay Nelson, chief experience and brand officer at Tripadvisor.
The No. 1 hotel in the United States for 2021 is Mint House at 70 Pine in New York City. Located inside one of Lower Manhattan’s art deco masterpieces, the hotel offers apartment-style living with suites that it boasts are “three times the space of traditional New York hotel rooms.” As its visitors say, “Whether you are local or a tourist, you will love staying here.” Globally, the No. 1 hotel in the world for 2021 is Hotel Colline de France in Gramado, Brazil, known for its personalized service inspired by French elegance.
Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. for 2021:
Mint House at 70 Pine – New York City, N.Y.
Travellers rave: “Relaxed, chic hotel with AMAZING customer service.”
Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. – Washington, D.C.
Travellers rave: “If you want to be pampered…then this is the place for you! I can’t imagine a more beautiful hotel room.”
The Nantucket Hotel & Resort – Nantucket, Mass.
Travellers rave: “The entire team, from GM to front desk and staff in the restaurant, made our stay personal and special.”
French Quarter Inn – Charleston, S.C.
Travellers rave: “I’d say it felt like a home away from home. But it’s nicer than that!”
Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach – Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.
Travellers rave: “I wouldn’t be able to write enough great things about this resort. From valet to check in and of course, pool and beach, the staff was phenomenal.”
Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel – Savannah, Ga.
Travellers rave: “Beautiful, comfortable hotel with incredible amenities.”
The Ivey’s Hotel – Charlotte, N.C.
Travellers rave: “Our room was spectacular! They thought of everything! It was comfy, yet hip and luxurious.”
Mandarin Oriental, Boston – Boston, Mass.
Travellers rave: “From arrival to departure, everything was taken care of for us.”
The Lancaster Hotel – Houston, Texas
Travellers rave: “Run, don’t walk, to this perfect, luxurious boutique hotel in Houston!”
The Rittenhouse Hotel – Philadelphia, Pa.
Travellers rave: “The hotel is completely spotless, and offers amazing views of the park below.”