When looking for a top hotel in a new city, the choice can be difficult. Luckily, travel sites often provide their choices of the top hotels to stay in. With Orbitz's Best In Stay Awards, one of the top online travel companies determined the best hotels in the United States and the best international hotels to stay in according to reviews from their customers.
The winners of the 2012 Best in Stay Awards were determined based on 200,000 hotel reviews that were submitted by Orbitz customers who stayed in hotels since 2011. Customers rate hotel factors such as amenities, maintenance, hotel staff, room comfort, location and value, one a scale of one to five.
Orbitz hotel experts then considered the number of reviews, the frequency of booking and the reputation of the staff at the reviewed hotels to determine which is the best of the best.
"Orbitz applauds the 2012 Best In Stay winners for being best-in-class properties and for offering exemplary service and top-notch facilities to hotel guests," said Peggy Bianco in a release , group vice president of global hotel services for Orbitz.
"According to a recent Orbitz Hotel Survey, 70% of respondents said they not only look at reviews when searching for a hotel but trust them," Biano continued." Whether booking on a desktop or a mobile device, Orbitz now offers over one million verified hotel reviews as a resource for our customers to make sure they not only choose a great hotel but the perfect hotel for them. And, the more social media explodes the more we see customers making that choice based on the opinions of other travelers."
In addition to releasing their top hotel choices, Orbitz is offering a special $50 off a vacation package which includes a flight and a three or more night hotel stay at one of the Best in Stay choices. From now until October 21, travelers can use the promotion code BESTINSTAY50 when booking their trip.
Here are the Top 10 Best in Stay Hotels in the U.S.:
Las Vegas: Bellagio
New York: The Peninsula New York
Chicago: The Talbott Hotel
Los Angeles: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Washington, D.C.: Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Orlando: The Peabody
Denver: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
San Francisco: Argonaut Hotel
Maui: The Fairmont Kea Lani
Miami: Dream South Beach
Here are the Top 10 International Best in Stay Hotels
Cancun: Le Blanc Spa Resort
Punta Cana: Iberostar Grand Bavaro
London: London Marriott Hotel Country Hall
Jamaica: Couples Tower Isle
Paris: Hotel Eiffel Seine
Vancouver: Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Sydney: Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
Aruba: Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino
Montreal: Hotel Le Crystal
Bangkok: Le Meridien
Orbitz also picked the Best in Stay hotels based on certain types of hotels.
Here are the Top Best In Stay Category Winners:
Value: Mahekal Beach Resort, Riviera Maya
Luxury: The Peninsula, Beverly Hills
Couples: Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Eco: Gaia Hotel and Reserve, Costa Rica
LGBT: Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin
All-Inclusive: Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya
Ski: Four Seasons, Vail
Visit www.orbitz.com/bestinstay for a complete list of Orbitz Best In Stay winners.