The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels: Expedia Releases 2014 Insiders’ Select™ List

On July 03, 2014 at 09:29 AM
  • Lakehouse Hotel and Resort in San Marcos, California tops 2014 list
  • Six of the top 10 rated hotels based in USA
  • Sheraton on the Park ranked best hotel in Australasia

Expedia today announced its 2014 Insiders’ Select™ rankings, an annual list of the world’s best hotels as judged by almost two million verified guest reviews and in-house experts.

Now in its eighth year, the exclusive 2014 list features 650 hotels from more than 290,000 bookable properties available on Expedia websites. Topping the list this year is Lakehouse Hotel andResort, a four-star property in San Marcos, California,followed by Blue Karma Resort in Seminyak, Bali. Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park features as the top hotel in Australasia, coming in at number 107 on the global list.

The top 10 hotels in this year’s ranking include:

1.    Lakehouse Hotel and Resort (4 stars, San Marcos, CA, USA)

2.    Blue Karma Resort (5 stars, Seminyak, Bali)

3.    Dar Al Masyaf Madinat Jumeirah (5 stars, Dubai, UAE)

4.    Homestead Cottages (3 stars, Awahnee, CA, USA)

5.    Apache Casino Hotel (3.5 stars, Lawton, OK, USA)

6.    Cocomar Residences & Beachfront Hotel (3.5 stars, Parrita, Costa Rica)

7.    I Hotel And Conference Center (3.5 stars, Champaign, IL, USA)

8.    Fairmont Pittsburgh (4.5 stars, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

9.    Almond Tree Inn (3.5 stars, Key West, FL, USA)

10.  Epoque Hotel (5 Stars, Bucharest, Romania)

In addition to Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park, two additional New South Wales properties rank on the global list – Novotel Sydney Rooty Hill and Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, coming in as the third and seventh best hotels in Australia respectively.

Queensland’s Sea Change Beachfront Apartments in Trinity Beach came in at number 233, making it the second highest ranking Australian hotel, while other Queensland hotels profiled include Agincourt Beachfront Apartments, Midtown Apartments, and Shantara Resort Port Douglas. Hilton Melbourne South Wharf rounds out the group of Australian hotels on the list.

Louise Crompton, Marketing Director Expedia ANZ said: “We’re really excited to see eight local Australian hotels, like Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park and Melbourne’s Hilton South Wharf, recognised alongside hundreds of world-class hotels this year”.

Crompton continued, “What distinguishes Expedia’s Insiders’ Select™ list from others is that the hotel rankings and reviews are completely organic, written by Expedia customers. It’s great to see these local hotels receiving such praise from the Expedia community.”


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