2017 Recognition of Excellence Awards – United States of America

Today, HotelsCombined is thrilled to announce the winner of this year’s Recognition of Excellence Awards in the U.S. The uniqueness of the recognition of excellence awards is that they recognise independent hotels/accommodation only, shining light on boutique hotels, B&Bs and resorts.

Hotel finalists and winners are chosen following detailed analysis by HotelsCombined’s team of data experts following several criteria, including quality and quantity of user reviews, customer rating, the absence of recurring or unresolved issues, social media posts, blogs and forums.

After an extensive analysis of more than one hundred thousand hotels in America, finalists and winners were identified in each state with The Restoration, in Charleston, South Carolina receiving the National Recognition of Excellence award for 2017. Well done to everyone at The Restoration on this wonderful achievement!

See full list of state finalists and award winners in each state below. Winners are listed in green.

2017 Recognition of Excellence Award Winners


MetropolitanSmall City
Casitas at Sabino Springs, TucsonSedona Views Bed and Breakfast, Sedona
Gainey Suites Hotel, ScottsdaleCanyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn of Sedona, Sedona
Bespoke Inn Cafe & Bicycles, ScottsdaleThe Penrose B&B, Sedona
Cactus Cove Bed and Breakfast Inn, PrescottGrand Highland Hotel, Prescott
Saguaro Lake Ranch, MesaAdobe Grand Villas, Sedona


MetropolitanSmall City
Fort Conde Inn, MobilePursell Farms, Sylacauga
Red Bluff Cottage Bed & Breakfast, MontgomeryHotel Finial, Anniston
The Lattice Inn, MontgomeryThe Hotel at Auburn University, Auburn


MetropolitanSmall City
Alaska's Capital Inn Bed and Breakfast, JuneauOrca Island Cabins, Seward
Alaska House of Jade Bed and Breakfast, AnchorageKenai Peninsula Suites, Homer
Hotel Alyeska, AnchorageKnik River Lodge, Knik River
11th Avenue Bed And Breakfast, AnchorageSusitna River Lodging, Talkeetna
Fireweed Manor Bed and Breakfast, AnchorageAlaska's Lake Lucille Bed & Breakfast, Wasilla


MetropolitanSmall City
The Empress of Little Rock, Little RockLookout Point Lakeside Inn Bed and Breakfast, Lake Hamilton
Robinwood Bed & Breakfast, Little RockBeaver Lakefront Cabins, Eureka Springs
Red Bud Manor, Eureka Springs
Palace Hotel & Bath House Spa, Eureka Springs
Pratt Place Inn, Fayetteville


MetropolitanSmall City
LEVEL Furnished Living Suites Downtown Los Angeles, Los AngelesConstellation Residences at Northstar, Truckee
Sunset Tower Hotel, Los AngelesBardessono, Yountville
Hotel Marisol Coronado, CoronadoSparrows Lodge, Palm Springs
The Rose Hotel Los Angeles, Los AngelesHotel Yountville, Napa
Hotel Drisco, San FranciscoL'Horizon Resort and Spa, Palm Springs


MetropolitanSmall City
The Art A Hotel, DenverThe Porches, Steamboat Springs
The Crawford Hotel LoDo, DenverThe River Club Condos, Telluride
Halcyon - a hotel in Cherry Creek, DenverResidences at The Little Nell, Aspen
Hotel Teatro, DenverSurf Chateau, Buena Vista
Castle Marne, DenverGreeley Guest House, Greeley


State Finalists and Winner
Dover Garden Suites, Dover
The Bellmoor Inn, Rehoboth Beach
Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth Beach
Canalside Inn Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach
The Bay Resort, Rehoboth Beach


MetropolitanSmall City
The Study at Yale, New HavenInn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic
Farnam Guest House, New HavenWinvian, Morris
Delamar Hotel Southport, Southport
Inn at Stonington, Stonington
Hotel Zero Degrees, Norwalk


MetropolitanSmall City
Magic Village Resort, OrlandoBayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast Inn, Saint Augustine
Legacy Dunes Resort, OrlandoOcean House Islamorada, Islamorada
Sun Harbour Boutique Hote, Miami BeachResidences at The Little Nell, Islamorada
EB Hotel Miam, MiamiThe Paradise Inn, Key West
Thurston House, OrlandoSea Spray Inn, Lauderdale by the Sea


MetropolitanSmall City
Azalea Inn & Gardens, SavannahThe Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast, Covington
Catherine Ward House Inn, SavannahGlen-ella Springs Inn Clarkesville, Tallulah Falls
The Galloway House, SavannahSparrow Hill Inn, Monroe
Stonehurst Place, AtlantaSurf Song Bed & Breakfast, Tybee Island


State Finalists and Winner
Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa
Lava Lava Beach Club, Waikoloa
The Palmwood, Kauai
Napili Kai Beach Resort, Kapalua
Volcano Village Lodge, Volcano


State Finalists and Winner
Boise Guest House, Downtown Boise
Knob Hill Inn, Sun Valley
Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley
Talus Rock Retreat, Dover
Black Swan Inn Luxurious Theme Suites, Pocatello


Metropolitan Small City
Kinzie Hotel, ChicagoThe Herrington Inn & Spa, Geneva
Ivy Boutique Hotel, ChicagoFarmers' Guest House, Galena
The Silversmith Hotel, ChicagoBishops Hall, Oak Park
Villa D Citta, ChicagoHawk Valley Retreat, Galena
Acme Hotel Company Chicago, Chicago


Metropolitan Small City
Nestle Inn Bed and Breakfast, IndianapolisCharley Creek Inn, Wabash
Looking Glass Inn Indianapolis, IndianapolisThe Van Buren Hotel at Shipshewana, Shipshewana
Persimmon Inn, Bloomington
The Oliver Inn, South Bend
The Morris Inn, Notre Dame


Metropolitan Small City
Hotel At WaterWalk, WichitaLyons' Victorian Mansion, Fort Scott
Hotel At Oldtown Wichita, WichitaAnderson Bed & Breakfast, Manhattan
The Bluemont Hotel, Manhattan
Clover Cliff Ranch Bed and Breakfast, Cottonwood Falls


State Finalists and Winner
Cliffview Resort, Slade
1818 Main Street Bed And Breakfast, Glasgow
Boone Tavern Hotel, Berea
The Hotel Sync, Bowling Green


MetropolitanSmall City
R&B Bed and Breakfast, New OrleansHamilton House Inn, West Monroe
Henry Howard Hotel, New OrleansNottoway Resort White Castle, White Castle
The Remington Suite Hotel and Spa, ShreveportDansereau House, Thibodaux
Ace Hotel New Orleans, New Orleans
Maison Perrier, New Orleans


MetropolitanSmall City
Portland Harbor Hotel, PortlandCaptain Jefferds Inn, Kennebunkport
Morrill Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Portland1802 House Bed And Breakfast Inn, Kennebunkport
Maine Stay Inn & Cottages, Kennebunkport
Bayberry House Bed & Breakfast, Boothbay Harbor
The Dunes on the Waterfront, Ogunquit


MetropolitanSmall City
Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast, BaltimoreInn at Huntingfield Creek, Edesville
The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville
Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn, Chestertown
Antietam Overlook Farm, Mount Briar
10 Clarke, Frederick


MetropolitanSmall City
Moroccan Luxury Suites, BostonCarpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa, Provincetown
Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina, BostonBlantyre, Lenox
The Lenox Hotel, BostonThe Inn at Cape Cod, Yarmouth Port
Hotel Commonwealth, BostonWhite Elephant Village Residences & Inn, Nantucket
Hotel Veritas, CambridgeA Little Inn on Pleasant Bay, Orleans


MetropolitanSmall City
The Leonard at Logan House, Grand RapidsHuron House, Oscoda
Inn on Ferry Street, DetroitBay Pointe Inn Shelbyville, Hopkins
Historic Webster House, Bay City
Kara's Kottages, Kalamazoo
Boyden House Inn, Grand Haven


State Finalists and Winner
Village House Inn, Winona
Rivertown Inn, Stillwater
A G Thomson House Duluth Bed and Breakfast, Duluth
Park Point Marina Inn, Duluth


State Finalists and Winner
The Inn on Whitworth, Brookhaven
The Alluvian, Greenwood
Downtown Oxford Inn, Oxford
Starling’s Rest, Natchez
The Guest House at Gulfport Landing, Gulfport


MetropolitanSmall City
Grand Center Inn, Saint LouisKeeter Center At College Of The Ozarks, Hollister
Hotel Vandivort, SpringfieldHermann Hill Vineyard and Inn, Hermann
Napoleon's Retreat Bed & Breakfast, Saint LouisCliffs Resort Table Rock Lake, Branson
Hunter's Friend Resort, Branson
Whiskey Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Saint Joseph


State Finalists and Winner
Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast, Missoula
Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish
Big Sky Resort Village Center, Big Sky
Gallatin River Lodge, Bozeman
Glacier Outdoor Center, West Glacier


State Finalists and Winner
Westview Bed & Breakfast, Lincoln


MetropolitanSmall City
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Las VegasBoulder Dam Hotel, Boulder City
M Resort Spa Casino , HendersonKingsbury Crossing Condominium, Stateline
Aliante Station Casino + Hotel, North Las Vegas


State Finalists and Winner
Chesterfield Inn, Chesterfield
The Lake House at Ferry Point, Sanbornton
Deer Mountain Lodge & Wilderness Resort, Dummer
The Nutmeg Inn, Meredith
Tall Timber Lodge, Pittsburg


State Finalists and Winner
Wooden Duck B&B, Newton
Inn at Glencairn, Lawrenceville
Hotel Iconat, Diamond Beach
The Peter Shields Inn, Cape May
The Virginia Hotel, Cape May


MetropolitanSmall City
Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast, Santa FeCasa Gallina, Taos
Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B, Santa FeOld Taos Guesthouse B&B, Taos
Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfasts of Albuquerque, AlbuquerqueCasa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, Chimayo
Los Poblanos Inn, AlbuquerqueAdobe and Pines B&B, Taos
Inn of the Anasazi A Rosewood Hotel, Santa FeBurch Street Casitas, Taos


MetropolitanSmall City
1 Hotel Central Park, New York CityGlenmere Mansion, Florida
The Ludlow Hotel Lower East Side, New York CitySeven Shelter Island Heights, Shelter Island Heights
The Broome, Chinatown, ManhattanJedediah Hawkins Inn, Jamesport
Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York, New York CityThe Chequit Inn, Shelter Island Heights
The NoMad Hotel, New York CityThe Hedges Inn, East Hampton


MetropolitanSmall City
Duke Mansion Bed and Breakfast, CharlotteHistoric Tapoco Lodge, Fontana Village
Dunhill Hotel, CharlotteThe Park on Main Hotel, Highlands
The King's Daughters Inn, DurhamThe Windsor - Asheville, Asheville
Arrowhead Inn, DurhamThe Aerie Bed and Breakfast, New Bern
Inn at Glen Alpine, Glen Alpine


State Finalists and Winner
The Hotel Donaldson, Fargo
Noble Inn, Minot
Dakotah Rose Bed & Breakfast, Minot


MetropolitanSmall City
Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast, ColumbusBelamere Suites, Perrysburg
Clifford House, ClevelandSt Paul Hotel Wooster, Wooster
Washington Place Bistro & Inn, ClevelandThe Mount Vernon Grand Hotel, Mount Vernon
Glidden House Inn, ClevelandGranville Inn Ohio, Granville
Holmes with a View, Charm


State Finalists and Winner
Colcord Hotel, Oklahoma City
Echo Canyon Spa Resort,


MetropolitanSmall City
C'est La Vie Inn, EugenePanaseah Bed & Breakfast, Lincoln Beach
Inn at the 5th, EugeneStephanie Inn Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach
The Oval Door Bed and Breakfast Inn, EugeneCountry Willows Bed and Breakfast Inn, Ashland
Hotel Deluxe a Provenance Hotel, PortlandThe Oxford Hotel Bend, Bend
Cannery Pier Hotel, Astoria


MetropolitanSmall City
The Inn at Bowman's Hill, PhiladelphiaBrickhouse Inn, Gettysburg
Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast, PhiladelphiaThe Inn at Turkey Hill, Bloomsburg
The Inn on the Mexican War Streets, PittsburghAbigail House Bed and Breakfast, Danville
Alpenhof Bed and Breakfast, PhiladelphiaAmish View Inn & Suites at Plain & Fancy Farm, Intercourse
Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn, PhiladelphiaThe Inn at Westwynd Farm, Hershey


State Finalists and Winner
Bristol House Bed & Breakfast, Bristol
La Farge Perry House, Newport
The Break, Narragansett
Manisses Hotel and The 1661 Inn, New Shoreham
Almondy Inn, Newport


MetropolitanSmall City
French Quarter Inn, CharlestonThe Cuthbert House Inn, Beaufort
The Restoration, CharlestonThe Red Horse Inn, Landrum
Zero George Street, CharlestonRegatta Inn, Folly Beach
The Spectator Hotel, CharlestonWater's Edge Inn, Folly Beach
The Cottages on Charleston Harbor, CharlestonNorth Beach Plantation, Myrtle Beach


State Finalists and Winner
Hitching Horse Inn, Pierre
Elk Ridge Bed & Breakfast, Hill City
Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Deadwood
Whispering Winds Cottages and Campsites, Hill City
Cedar Wood Inn, Deadwood


MetropolitanSmall City
The Guest House at Graceland, MemphisBlue Mountain Mist Country Inn & Cottages, Sevierville
The Oliver Hotel, KnoxvilleThe Sewanee Inn, Sewanee
The Inn At Fontanel, NashvilleCarnegie Hotel, Johnson City
Big Cypress Lodge, MemphisBerry Springs Lodge, Sevierville
Appleview River Resort, Pigeon Forge


MetropolitanSmall City
The Fairview, AustinSage Hill Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle
Saras Bed & Breakfast Inn, HoustonCamp Lucy, Dripping Springs
Hotel Granduca, AustinBarons Creekside, Fredericksburg
Hotel Havana, San AntonioGruene Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast, New Braunfels
Hotel Ella, AustinInn On Lake, Granbury


MetropolitanSmall City
Grand America Hotel, Downtown Salt Lake CityAlta's Rustler Lodge Utah, Alta
University Guesthouse & Conference Center, Salt Lake CitySnowpine Lodge, Alta
The Inn at Entrada, Saint George
Silver Baron Lodge, Park City
Washington School House Hotel, Park City


State Finalists and Winner
Made Inn Vermont, Urban Chic Bed and Breakfast, Burlington
Hotel Vermont, Burlington
Edson Hill, Stowe
Maple Leaf Inn, Barnard
West Hill House Bed and Breakfast, Warren


State Finalists and Winner
Freemason Inn Bed & Breakfast, Norfolk
Primland, Meadows Of Dan
The Inn at Willow Grove, Locust Dale
Marl Inn Bed and Breakfast, Yorktown
Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast, Virginia Beach


MetropolitanSmall City
Hotel Ballard, Adams, SeattleTwisp River Suites, Twisp
Sleeping Bulldog Bed And Breakfast, SeattleBlue Goose Inn B&B, Coupeville
Cedarbrook Lodge, SeattleRavenscroft Inn, Port Townsend
11th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, SeattleBavarian Lodge, Leavenworth
Inn at the Market, SeattleInn at Langley, Langley


State Finalists and Winner
Bluefield Inn, Bluefield
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville
The Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs
Thomas Shepherd Inn, Shepherdstown
Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast, Charles Town


MetropolitanSmall City
Iron Horse Hotel, MilwaukeeFranklin Street Inn, Appleton
Mansion Hill Inn, MadisonThe Roost Bed & Breakfast, Appleton
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, MilwaukeeThe Charmant Hotel, La Crosse
Manderley Bed and Breakfast, MilwaukeeWashington House Inn, Cedarburg
Schuster Mansion Bed & Breakfast, MilwaukeeBaker House Stone Soup, Lake Geneva


State Finalists and Winner
Huff House Inn, Jackson
Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa, Jackson
Hotel Jackson, Jackson
Chamberlin Inn, Cody
Rustic inn Creekside Resort and Spa at Jackson Hole, Jackson


State Finalists and Winner
The Jefferson Hotel, Dupont Circle
Melrose Hotel, Washington D C
Swann House, Washington D.C.
Woodley Park Guest House, Washington D.C.
Taft Bridge Inn, Washington D.C.