Instead of looking furiously through sites like Expedia or flipping through magazines like Conde Nast Traveler, TripAdvisor has made a list of the world’s best hotels.
Recently, TripAdvisor revealed the best hotels with 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
It’s the 10th year of the awards that honor the best properties around the globe and this year, the competition expanded to include 30 countries and 8 regions worldwide.
“This is TripAdvisor’s biggest awards ever, with lists covering 19 new markets and expanded categories from “Top 10” to “Top 25″ winners, providing more inspiration for travelers seeking remarkable properties around the world,” said TripAdvisor in a press release.
This year, they’re almost 4,000 winners included in categories like Best Luxury and Bargain, Best for Service, B&Bs and Inns, All-Inclusive, Spa, and Trendiest. The winners were decided by reviews and opinions from travelers worldwide.
According to TripAdvisor, the average nightly rate for 2012 Travelers’ Choice Hotels award winners is $270 and 45 percent have an average nightly rate of $200 or less per night. Average nightly rate for the Best Luxury hotels is $455, Best Bargain $106, Best for Service $255, B&Bs and Inns $124, All-Inclusive $488, Spa $376, and Trendiest $253.
Winner for Best Hotel in the World would make Madonna proud is The Phoenix Resort in San Pedro, Belize. In the United States, Elysian Hotel Chicago in Chicago, Illinois took home Best Hotel in the U.S.
Other winners included:
Best Luxury (4&5 star) Hotel in the World – Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
Best Luxury (4&5 star) Hotel in the U.S. – The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California
Best Bargain in the World – HueNino Hotel – Hue, Vietnam
Best Bargain in the U.S. – SeaCoast Inn – Hyannis, Massachusetts
Best for Service in the World – Arcadia Residence – Prague, Czech Republic
Best for Service in the U.S. – SeaCoast Inn – Hyannis, Massachusetts
Best B&B and Inn in the World – The Twenty One – Brighton, England
Best B&B and Inn in the U.S. – A.G. Thomson House: Historic Bed and Breakfast – Duluth, Minnesota
Best All-Inclusive in the World – Garonga Safari Camp – Phalaborwa, South Africa
Best All-Inclusive in the Caribbean – East Winds Inn – Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Best Relaxation and Spa in the World – BollAnt’s im Park – Bad Sobernheim, Germany
Best Relaxation and Spa in the U.S. – Bella Monte Hot Springs Resort and Spa – Desert Hot Springs, California
Trendiest Hotel in the World – Villa Zest Boutique Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa
Trendiest Hotel in the U.S. – Smyth Hotel – A Thompson Hotel – New York City, New York