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Today, TripAdvisor announced their list of the world’s best hotels with its 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards. This is the 16th year the travel company has given out the award highlighting hotels in a number of categories — including top overall hotel, luxury, bargain, small, best service, B&Bs and inns, romance, family, all-inclusive and a “value for money” category, which makes a first-time appearance on the award list this year.

Each category includes 25 of the best hotels from around the world and 25 of the best hotels in the United States. To qualify for the awards, the hotels must have at least four bubbles and four stars on TripAdvisor. Additionally, each property must have an annual nightly average rate that’s at least 20% below the city average and cost less than $300 per night based on hotel prices available on TripAdvisor.

Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

In the top hotels category, the Nantucket Hotel & Resort was voted the #1 hotel in the US for the second consecutive year and Viroth’s Hotel in Cambodia was voted the #1 hotel in the world.

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort in Nantucket, Massachusetts

“This year’s Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels recognize thousands of exceptional accommodations that received the highest marks for value, service, amenities and overall experience from travelers worldwide,” said Brooke Ferencsik, TripAdvisor’s senior director of communications, in a press release. “Whether you’re looking for a great value hotel in a popular city, a luxurious beachfront splurge, or a romantic honeymoon getaway, millions of reviews and opinions from the TripAdvisor community informed this list of winners that will inspire and help travelers plan and book their next amazing trip.”

As for countries with the most unique hotel winners, the United States topped the list with 191 followed by Spain at 176 properties and France with 170 winners. The average nightly rate for the top hotels category is $349 while the average rate for the value for money category clocked in at $160 per night. Luxury is $483; Bargain is $76; Small Hotels is $330; Best Service is $313; B&Bs and Inns is $124; Romance is $325; Family is $252 and All-Inclusive is $427.

The Travelers’ Choice Awards have recognized over 8,000 properties in 94 countries and eight regions worldwide. The winners (listed below) mark hotels with remarkable quality, service and value.

Top US Hotels:

1. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort — Nantucket, Massachusetts

2. Saratoga Arms — Saratoga Springs, New York

3. French Quarter Inn — Charleston, South Carolina

4. Hotel Emma — San Antonio, Texas

5. Stephanie Inn — Cannon Beach, Oregon

6. Santa Maria Suites Hotel — Key West, Florida

7. Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection — New York, New York

8. The Inn at Lost Creek — Mountain Village, Colorado

9. The Langham — Chicago, Illinois

10. Inn at the Market — Seattle, Washington

Top World Hotels:

1. Viroth’s Hotel — Siem Reap, Cambodia

2. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas — Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

3. Umaid Bhawan Palace — Jodhpur, India

4. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa — Hanoi, Vietnam

5. Gili Lankanfushi — Lankanfushi, Maldives

6. Hotel Belvedere — Riccione, Italy

7. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort — Nantucket, Massachusetts

8. La Reserve Paris – Hotel and Spa — Paris, France

9. Nayara Springs — La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

10. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy — Hanoi, Vietnam

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