HotelsCombined Recognizes Top Hotels In The U.S.


A hotel is more than just a place to sleep after you’re done sightseeing. The best hotels are destinations in themselves, elegant and sophisticated locations filled with amenities, perks like a complimentary happy hour for guests, and memorable restaurants with five-star chefs. Some include theaters, casinos, and even spectacular attractions like art galleries, arboretums, and relaxing gardens for when you want a soothing stroll through the daffodils.

Hotel comparison platform HotelsCombined this year acknowledged the best hotels in the United States with its Recognition of Excellence awards. The award program is based on multiple criteria, including user reviews, ranking, and each hotel’s commitment to customer service and quality.

After an extensive analysis of more than one hundred thousand hotels in the U.S, finalists and winners were identified in each state with The Restoration, in Charleston, South Carolina receiving the National Recognition of Excellence award for 2017. Additional Metropolitan and Small City winners can be viewed here.

“The Restoration is the go-to destination for many travelers when visiting Charleston,” said Chris Rivett, travel expert at HotelsCombined. “The hotel’s distinctly Southern brand of casual luxury means you don’t even have to leave the hotel to experience everything this wonderful city has to offer.”

The Restoration is a real crowd pleaser with a lot of popular features and services. The Culture Library is one of them.The estate library is open to the public and features an impressive collection of books and art journals. Italso includes an Honor Bar where you can pour your own drinks and relax in a comfortable chair while getting stuck into your favorite book.

“We’re honored to have been chosen as the top hotel in the nation,” said J.R. Anderson, owner of The Restoration Hotel. “We thank our guests for visiting our hotel and for their praise and HotelsCombined for recognizing us in these awards. We look forward to continuing to stay among the top hotels in the U.S. and welcoming guests, old and new, to The Restoration.”

The boutique hotel’s rooftop kitchen, called The Watch, is much-loved by guests. The farm-to-table restaurant features local ingredients, while giving diners an excellent view of the city. “The low country Southern favorites like hush puppies and crispy chicken skins are a special delight,” said Rivett. “And the biscuits and gravy at Sunday Brunch is not to be missed. We love Charleston, and we love this hotel.”

In keeping with the hotel’s theme of southern hospitality, several on-site events are open to the public, ranging from a music series at the rooftop bar, to a cocktail class to learn how to make the perfect rum drink.

“The Restoration is a worthy winner of this year’s national award,” said Rivett. “This hotel isn’t just a place to sleep – it’s a destination, as are all the other finalists and winners of the 2017 Recognition of Excellence awards. The hotels in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia represent the centerpiece of the vacation experience, and we are pleased to be able to help guide travelers to the best hotels so they can have truly memorable experiences.”


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