14 November 2016
KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Expedia Inc.’s trivago.com has named two Key West hotels among America’s Best for 2017, based on guest reviews.
Trivago ranked the 27-room Marquesa Hotel third among 10 hotels in its 4-star category. The 22-room Almond Tree Inn placed sixth among 10 properties in its 3-star category. The awards were announced Monday on the online hotel search platform’s website.
Chosen for outstanding customer service, ranking and performance, the awards recognize the 40 best properties in America divided into 5-Star, 4-Star, 3-Star and Alternative Accommodation categories. The rankings were based on over 175 million traveler ratings from 34 different booking sites.
“It's really an honor for Key West to have two such highly ranked properties,” said Harold Wheeler, director of the Florida Keys tourism council. “For Key West to be commended as one of only five U.S. destinations with more than one winning hotel is remarkable.”
The Marquesa Hotel, a four-building compound with a history dating back to 1884, is located at 600 Fleming St.
“We think guests want an authentic experience, especially when visiting historic places,” said owner Carol Wightman. “The Marquesa's 1884 buildings offer a view into the architecture and small scale of the wooden homes that comprise Key West's historic district.”
Almond Tree Inn, offering daily complimentary continental breakfast and happy hour, stands at 512 Truman Ave. near Key West’s Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.
“The continued dedication from our whole team results in receiving awards such as this,” said Jose Perez, Almond Tree’s general manager. “Our service, we believe, is our unique attribute that sees our guests returning again and again.”
Trivago also recognized Key West as a U.S. destination with warm southern hospitality in its Room 5 online hotel magazine.
Key West is known for its graciousness and its warm welcome to all types of visitors. We’re also known for our culinary hospitality,” said Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West.
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