Web site ranks top Chicago hotels

January 17, 2008 1:33:06 PM PST
Travel Web site TripAdvisor has come out with a survey of hotels.Tripadvisor.com has announced its annual Travelers' Choice awards recognizing the best hotels in Chicago as well as the World's Best Luxury Hotels, Best Bargains, Best Hidden Gems and Best Hotels for Families.

TripAdvisor says its Travelers' Choice winners are determined by millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about Chicago hotels from real travelers who visited the city and posted them on tripadvisor.com and throughout the Internet.

The Best: Chicago's Top Luxury Hotels:
1. Sofitel Chicago Water Tower (Travelers' Choice Award Winner)
2. Park Hyatt Chicago
3. Hotel Monaco

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice award winners also include:

· World's Top 3 Luxury Hotels
1. Los Altos De Eros, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2. Layana Resort and Spa, Ko Lanta, Thailand
3. The Ritz-Carlton Berlin, Berlin, Germany


World's Best Bargain Hotel - SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, MA


Best Hotel for Families in the U.S. - Residence Inn SeaWorld/Intl. Center, Orlando, FL


World's Best Hidden Gem - Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), Prague, Czech Republic

The Worst:

With the best you have the worst. TripAdvisor also identified the dirtiest hotels in the U.S., based on traveler ratings for cleanliness.

Dirtiest Hotels in the U.S.
1. Hotel Carter, New York, NY
2. Ramada Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY
3. Nashville - Days Inn Vanderbilt/Music Row, Nashville, TN