Florida Hotels Fare Well In Annual Best Hotels Ranking

Florida hotels landed in many of the top spots of TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice awards for 2017.

Two Florida hotels made the top 25 overall list for U.S. hotels while several others ranked near the top of various subcategories including best family hotel, best small hotel, most romantic, best bargain and more.

The TripAdvisor awards are based on both quality, but also quantity of reviews on the site, so locations that attract large numbers of tourists are most likely to finish in the top.

Orlando resorts took the top spot and 5 of the top 11 for the family category with Floridays Resort coming in at No. 1 (and 10th among the world rankings). This is the second year in a row Floridays took the top honor.

"There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers who recognize our commitment to providing an exceptional experience for all of our guests," said resort general manager Julia Phillips in a press release.

Other top family resorts are Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista at No. 3, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at No. 7, Marriott's Cypress Harbour Villas at No. 9 and Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando at No. 11.

The other No. 1 finisher in Florida was The Cedar House Inn in St. Augustine, which garnered the top spot in the U.S. and No. 2 overall in the world in the Best Bed & Breakfast category.

In the Best Luxury hotels list, three Florida properties were ranked: Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach at No. 12, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort at No. 19 and the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort at No. 21.

Source: TripAdvisor