Genuine Hotel Guests Have Their Say For Summer Travel

New Guide from Hotels.com Pinpoints top casino, spa, romance and shopping hotels based on verified hotel guest reviews

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Hotels.com™ recognized some of the top U.S. and Canadian hotel properties with the release of a summer hotel guide based on reviews from travellers who have actually stayed in the hotels.

To ease the sometimes confusing maze of identifying the perfect hotel, Hotels.com is showcasing the top-rated properties within the categories of casino, spa, romance and shopping based on its database of more than 10 million verified, guest-submitted hotel reviews. Travellers can let Hotels.com guests serve as their guide in choosing the hotels that best cater to these themes in the most popular destinations.

Using genuine hotel reviews that are verified upon the completion of each guest's stay, Hotels.com compiled the list of top properties according to average guest rating, total submitted reviews and total 5.0-rated hotel reviews. Hotels.com will release a more extensive list of top picks with an upcoming guest review report later this year.

"Unlike some travel websites, our guest reviews can only be written by Hotels.com customers upon completion of their stay," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "We created this handy report with a dual purpose - to provide travellers with the most helpful information from other travellers and to recognize our hotel partners that are the best at what they do, according to hotel guests."

The report coincides with the latest TV spot from Hotels.com - 'Obvious Lies' - which illustrates the benefits of verified guest reviews. In the new ad, a family finds itself arriving in a room that is "more murdery than the reviews said," when Captain Obvious™ informs them that Hotels.com genuine guest reviews are written by travellers who have genuinely stayed at the property, and that "Hotels.com would have mentioned the finger."

View the 'Obvious Lies' TV spot here. To find a top reviewed hotel that fits your wanderlust, visit www.hotels.com/hotel-deals/topreviewed

About Hotels.com (http://www.hotels.com)

Hotels.com (also known in Canada as Hotels.ca) is a leading online accommodation booking website with more than 290,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favourites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals.

**Your free night is good at any Welcome Rewards eligible property. The maximum value of your free night is the average daily rate of your ten (10) nights. Your free night does not include taxes and fees.

© 2014 Hotels.com, LP. Hotels.com, The Obvious Choice, Captain Obvious, Hotel Price Index, HPI, Welcome Rewards and the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. CST # 2083949-50

Image with caption: "Checking guest reviews before booking a hotel is a great way to learn more about the property. (CNW Group/Hotels.com)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140506_C6759_PHOTO_EN_40015.jpg

SOURCE: Hotels.com

For further information:

Press contacts:

Lauren Wasley
energi PR for Hotels.com
Phone: (416) 425-9143 ext. 19
Email: lauren.wasley@energipr.com
Twitter: @energiPR

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
Twitter: @TravelwithTLC


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