Top Guest Rated U.S. Hotels of 2013 Offer New Year Travel Inspiration

    Top Guest Rated U.S. Hotels of 2013 Offer New Year Travel Inspiration identifies top spa, ski, casino, golf and B&B picks of the year

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DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2013

DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help vacation-goers get a jump start
on travel plans for 2014, the experts at® recognized some of the
most Outstanding (average guest review rating of 4.6 and above) hotel
properties across several categories. Based on insights from the over 10
million verified Guest Reviews found on, the following hot-spots
emerged as clear favorites among guests this year and are bound to stay on top
in 2014. Which hotels would you add to the list? Tell the hotel experts on
Twitter @hotelsdotcom with #bestof2013.


Best Ski Hotels
A few of the topnotch amenities that the best ski hotels of 2013 all have in
common include prime access to some of the best powder in the country, as well
as first-rate dining options and full-service spa services to soothe those
aching muscles after a day on the slopes. The Arrabelle at Vail Square in
Vail, Colo. was rated 4.8 out of 5 by guests and for good reason;
it has an ice skating rink on site! Hotel Madeline in Telluride is another
excellent choice in Colorado, rated 4.7 by Guests, featuring
everything from a ski valet to a wintertime hot chocolate bar. In Jackson,
Wyo., The Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa is the place to go, with several
acres to explore on ski, foot, sled, or snowmobile – it's the winter outdoor
enthusiast's paradise.

Best Spa Hotels
Relaxation-seekers will be hard pressed to find any better places to kick-off
2014 than at any of the top spa hotel picks from, based on Guest
Reviews. The Guerlain Spa at The Roosevelt New Orleans (4.6 rating) is one of
only three in the country and has a 180 year tradition in beauty and
relaxation. New spas, like the one in the 2-year-old Mandarin Oriental,
Atlanta (4.8 rating), are also offering unparalleled services that receive
high marks from guests. In San Diego, the 4.9 rated Rancho Valencia
Resort and Spa is an award-winning wellness oasis that includes a Yoga
Pavilion, Pilates studio, advanced exercise programs and retreats hosted by
top-tier wellness professionals.

Best Casino Hotels
The Wynn Las Vegas (4.7 rating) is among the most glamorous destinations on
the Las Vegas Strip, featuring a 140-foot man-made mountain, a 3-acre lake and
one of America's most underrated golf courses ( Both the Wynn and
its sister property Encore at Wynn Las Vegas (4.6 rating) offer a luxurious
high-limit gaming experience with quality complimentary drinks and a number of
high limit table games. The mammoth all-suite Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino
(4.6 rating) is the largest building in the U.S. after New York's World Trade
Center Towers (according to The Real Deal real estate magazine in New York
City) and offers the largest standard accommodations on the Strip.

Best Golf Hotels
The Mediterranean-inspired Grand Del Mar - San Diego (5.0 rating) offers
everything from practice facilities and an instructional golf academy, to
golf-hotel packages and a junior course for youth. The Boulders, A Waldorf
Astoria Resort (4.8 rating) – recently named one of the top 25 golf resorts in
the world by Links Magazine – features two striking golf courses that traverse
around granite rock and boulder piles outside of Scottsdale, Ariz. The Four
Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (4.8 rating) boasts three 18-hole championship
golf courses amidst the island's natural beauty and even offers unique
activities such as yoga for golfers.

Best Bed & Breakfasts
The Almondy Inn (4.9 rating) in Newport, R.I. is one of the top bed and
breakfasts in New England, serving up afternoon wine and cheese within steps
of famed Bannister's Wharf. Visitors to Cape Cod's Provincetown can stay in
the luxurious rooms of the Revere Guest House (4.9 rating), which includes a
one bedroom apartment and a two-room suite. Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn
(4.9 rating) in San Antonio offers guests in-room massages, as well as
afternoon and evening desserts.

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