trivago Reveals The Best Hotels in the U.S.

November 14, 2016

 The trivago Awards 2017 celebrate America’s best properties

For the very first time reveals the best hotels in the United States — based entirely on guest reviews. Chosen for their outstanding customer service, ranking, and performance, the trivago Awards 2017 recognize the 10 best properties in America in four different categories; 5-Star, 4-Star, 3-Star, and Alternative Accommodation.

How did trivago choose these properties? We didn’t.

With user ratings gathered from 34 hotel, booking, and review sites across the web, we’ve crafted a comprehensive, transparent, unbiased index for hotel ratings that we call the trivago Rating Index (tRI).* A perfect tRI score is 100%, and is simply a compilation of all reviews and ratings of each property. Only the highest-rated hotels with prices on and at least 150 tRI ratings and reviews made the lists.

Johannes Thomas, Managing Director at trivago said: “We aggregate and analyze more than 175 million hotel reviews from websites all over the world. This gives us strong insights into what hotels are particularly good at.” He added: “Our trivago awards recognize those hoteliers who deliver an exceptional experience to their guests, and we are proud and delighted to award those achievements.”

Read through or click to your category of interest to find out more about the properties that are delivering the best stays in America for 2017.

5-Star | 4-Star | 3-Star | Alternative Accommodation

Best 5-Star Hotels

trivago Awards 2017 - 5-Star Hotels

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The elegant Langham Hotel in Chicago is the best 5-Star hotel in the U.S. according to their guests’ online reviews, followed by Napa Valley’s elegant spa retreat, the Bardessono, and the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in sunny San Diego. With hotels from across the country making our 5-Star list (below), there’s something for everyone’s budget, taste, and destination of choice.

Ranking Hotel Name City State tRI Rating*
1 The Langham, Chicago Chicago Illinois 96.18
2 Bardessono Yountville California 95.32
3 Fairmont Grand Del Mar San Diego California 95.21
4 Wentworth Mansion Charleston South Carolina 94.54
5 Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada 93.69
6 Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa Astoria Oregon 93.62
7 The Peninsula Chicago Chicago Illinois 93.59
8 Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Wailea Hawaii 93.54
9 Montage Kapalua Bay Lahaina Hawaii 93.39
10 The Grand America Hotel Salt Lake City Utah 93.13

Best 4-Star Hotels

trivago Awards 2017 - 4-Star Hotels

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Southern charm and their famed hospitality propelled Charleston’s French Quarter Inn to the top of the list of the best 4-Star hotels in America. Convenience and great service are what put Woolley’s Classic Suites near Denver in second place, and Key West’s Marquesa Hotel tipped the scales as the third place winner in the 4-Star hotel category.

Ranking Hotel Name City State tRI Rating*
1 French Quarter Inn Charleston South Carolina 96.27
2 Woolley’s Classic Suites Aurora Colorado 95.45
3 Marquesa Hotel Key West Florida 95.05
4 The Restoration Charleston South Carolina 94.88
5 Cedarbrook Lodge Seattle Washington 94.86
6 The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge Tennessee 94.66
7 Fort Conde Inn Mobile Alabama 94.61
8 The Oxford Hotel Bend Oregon 94.34
9 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville Bentonville Arkansas 94.31
10 The Bavarian Lodge Leavenworth Washington 94.30

Best 3-Star Hotels

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Planning to cash in on your hotel rewards? The first and second place winners in the 3-Star hotel category are the Hampton Inn & Suites St Louis – South I-55 and Tennessee’s Drury Plaza Hotel Franklin, who are respectively wowing their guests. Thanks to unrivaled views of Utah and personalized service, guests awarded the Inn on the Cliff in St. George as their third place choice of America’s best 3-Star hotels.

Ranking Hotel Name City State tRI Rating*
1 Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis – South I-55 St. Louis Missouri 94.71
2 Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Franklin Franklin Tennessee 94.38
3 Inn on the Cliff St. George Utah 94.21
4 The Sewanee Inn Sewanee Tennessee 94.01
5 Morris Inn South Bend Indiana 93.97
6 Almond Tree Inn Key West Florida 93.96
7 Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Buffalo Wyoming 93.76
8 Hampton Inn Wheeling Wheeling West Virginia 93.66
9 Homewood Suites by Hilton – Dallas/Allen Allen Texas 93.62
10 Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown Portsmouth New Hampshire 93.60

Best Alternative Accommodation

trivago Awards 2017 - Alt Accommodation

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B&Bs, Inns, Hostels, Apartment Hotels, and so much more — the Alternative Accommodation category offers the ideal stay for any type of traveler or trip. Their incredible beds and sumptuous breakfasts in the heart of Atlanta sent the luxurious Stonehurst Place to the top of our Alternative Accommodation list. The Black Dolphin Inn, a Floridian villa-style guesthouse in New Smyrna Beach, took second place, followed closely by chic Sedona B&B, the Adobe Grand Villas.

Ranking Hotel Name City State tRI Rating*
1 Stonehurst Place Atlanta Georgia 95.56
2 Black Dolphin Inn New Smyrna Beach Florida 94.74
3 Adobe Grand Villas Sedona Arizona 94.58
4 Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona Sedona Arizona 94.47
5 Admiral’s Landing Provincetown Massachusetts 94.30
6 China Clipper Inn Ouray Colorado 94.29
7 The Almondy Bed & Breakfast Inn Newport Rhode Island 94.27
8 Benchmark Inn Provincetown Massachusetts 94.19
9 Eight Gables Inn Gatlinburg Tennessee 94.17
10 The Cuthbert House Inn Beaufort South Carolina 93.86


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More information on the above properties, along with photos, travel advice and more can be found on trivago’s online magazine Room5.

*About trivago Rating Index

With over 175 million user ratings gathered from 34 hotel, booking, and review sites across the web, we’ve crafted a comprehensive, transparent, unbiased index for hotel ratings that we call the tRI. A perfect tRI score is 100%, and is simply a compilation of all reviews and ratings for each property. tRI fluctuates as new reviews are added to trivago. The 2017 trivago Awards are based on tRI as of September 1,2016. The hotel with the highest score, as defined by hotel guests in their ratings and reviews, are placed accordingly within their respective accommodation category. We only looked at hotels with prices on and over 150 tRI ratings for the trivago Awards 2017. For more detailed information, go to

About trivago & U.S. Hoteliers

The trivago Awards 2017 gives hoteliers the chance to uniquely highlight and publicize their achievements to a world of travelers, both on and offline, via trivago Hotel Manager, our free metasearch marketing platform exclusively for hoteliers.

About trivago

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, trivago is a global hotel search platform, focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels. trivago’s mission is to “be the traveler’s first and independent source of information for finding the ideal hotel at the lowest rate.” As of September 30, 2016, trivago’s global hotel search platform offered access to approximately 1.3 million hotels in over 190 countries.  trivago’s platform can be accessed globally via 55 localized websites and apps in 33 languages.

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