Discover the Best Hotels in the U.S. with the trivago Awards 2018

By Joe Baur,

Thanks to their unforgettable hospitality, exquisite breakfast and memorable service, these hotels are being celebrated by the guests who have stayed there and felt compelled to share their positive experience with the world. Exceptional ratings form past guests have crowned these hotels as winners of the trivago Awards 2018.

We want you to enjoy these stays, too, so we’re sharing our list of the best hotels in the United States. Below you’ll find something for everyone from the luxurious, five-star traveler to those looking to see the country without breaking the bank.

Scroll on, dear Reader. Your next hotel stay awaits.


Best Five-Star Hotel in the USA

The Langham Chicago (Chicago| 9.6/10 tRI™)

Swanky and Elegant

316 guest rooms and suites await you at this swanky hotel in the heart of the Windy City. Two restaurants are available onsite, including American cuisine at Travelle Kitchen + Bar and an elegant “Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood” at Pavillion. Serious diners can sign up for the Langham Supper Club to “serve as your portal to a world of fabulous rewards and delightful dining offers from Langham Hospitality Group and its affiliate brands worldwide.” Looking to feel extra special? You can arrange a private dining experience at Travelle Kitchen + Bar in setting created by renowned designer, David Rockwell.

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10 Best Five-Star Hotels in the USA

1 – The Langham Chicago – Chicago
2 – Bardessono Hotel – Yountville
3 – Fairmont Grand Del Mar – San Diego

4 – Wentworth Mansion – Charleston

5 – Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas – Las Vegas

6 – The Peninsula Chicago – Chicago

7 – Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa – Astoria

8 – Montage Kapalua Bay – Lahaina

9 – The Grand America Hotel – Salt Lake City

10 – Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – Wailea


Best Four-Star Hotel in the USA

French Quarter Inn (Charleston | 9.6/10 tRI™)

The Lap of Luxury

Charleston is routinely ranked as one of the best destinations in the world, so it should be no surprise that a number of hotels from the city of southern charm rank highly on our list. Users have spoken and have once again placed the French Quarter Inn at the top of our four-star category. It’s easy to see why after a look around the property. Here you’re surrounded by American history and the attention to detail is exquisite. There are red medallion-patterned draperies and damask chenille upholstery in shades of black, white and gold. At the French Quarter Inn, you truly are in the lap of luxury.

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10 Best Four-Star Hotels in the USA

1 – French Quarter Inn – Charleston

2 – Woolley’s Classic Suites – Aurora

3 – Marquesa Hotel – Key West

4 – The Restoration – Charleston

5 – Cedarbrook Lodge – SeaTac

6 – The Inn at Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge

7 –  The Oxford Hotel – Bend

8 – 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville – Bentonville

9 – Bavarian Lodge – Leavenworth

10 – Embassy Suites by Hilton Springfield – Springfield


Best Three-Star Hotel in the USA

AmishView Inn & Suites (Bird-in-Hand | 9.5/10 tRI™)

Welcome To Amish Country

A trip through Amish country is unlike anything you can experience abroad or even outside of Pennsylvania and the Midwest. The Amish have their roots in Dutch culture, so at AmishView Inn & Suites, you’re perfectly located to experience a bit of the home country with the Dutch Wonderland theme park just a 10-minute drive away. At the hotel, you’ll find traditional mahogany furniture and suites with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Dive into the Amish experience by signing up for a buggy ride and a homestead tour after fueling up on a hot country breakfast.

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10 Best Three-Star Hotels in the USA

1 – AmishView Inn & Suites – Bird-in-Hand

2 – Desert Pearl Inn – Springdale

3 – Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis/South I-55 – St. Louis

4 – Drury Plaza Hotel Franklin – Franklin

5 – Inn on the Cliff – St. George

6 – Almond Tree Inn – Key West

7 – The Sewanee Inn – Sewanee

8 – Morris Inn – Notre Dame

9 –  Clarion Inn Dollywood Area – Pigeon Forge

10 –  Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Ashland – Ashland


Best Alternative Accommodation in the USA

Stonehurst Place (Atlanta | 9.6/10 tRI™)

History Blends With Contemporary

Atlanta very much has the feel of a modern American city. Though Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast would appear to transport you back to the 19th Century in this Midtown neighborhood mansion, luxury travelers will appreciate the attention to preservation mixed with modern amenities, such as contemporary bathrooms and furnishings filling out the six rooms and suites. Outside you can enjoy the landscaped gardens surrounding the front parlor centered around a grand piano.

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10 Best Alternative Accommodations in the USA

1 – Stonehurst Place **** – Atlanta
2 – Black Dolphin Inn **** – New Smyrna Beach

3 –  Fort Conde Inn **** – Mobile

4 –  Adobe Grand Villas **** – Sedona

5 –  Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona **** – Sedona

6 – Admiral’s Landing ** – Provincetown

7 –  China Clipper Inn *** – Ouray

8 –  Almondy Inn **** – Newport

9 –  The Revere Guest House ** – Provincetown

10 – Benchmark Inn **** – Provincetown


How were the winners chosen?

The data for the 3-Star, 4-Star, 5-Star Hotels, and Alternative Accommodations categories were taken from the trivago Rating Index (tRI), which aggregates over 175 million hotel reviews globally. An algorithm is used to produce a score for each property, which is updated daily to render clear, transparent, and unbiased results. For the trivago Awards, hotels with sufficient availability and at least 20 reviews were considered

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