Travellers' Guest Reviews Reveal Top Hotel Picks verified reviews show highest guest-rated Canadian and international hotels

TORONTO, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Bigger or more expensive isn't always better, at least when it comes to hotels favoured by travellers in Canada. With more than 11 million verified guest reviews, the travel experts at™ used their customer submissions to find the hotels with the highest overall rankings in the most popular domestic and international cities for Canadians.

"Guest reviews are a helpful resource for travellers and studies have shown 72 per cent of consumers trust them as much as personal recommendations," says Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert at "Our reviews are verified and can only be submitted after the guest has completed their stay, so customers get genuine insights into the properties.

Interestingly, when travelling within Canada, smaller hotels rated higher than large-scale chains. Looking at the highest overall guest ranked property in popular cities throughout Canada, guests gave two bed and breakfasts, Auberge le Voyageur B&B in Mont-Tremblant and Suite Dreams Toronto Bed & Breakfast, the top spot with a perfect overall ranking of 5.0. This was closely followed by another QC-based property, Le Petit Hotel in Montreal with 4.9.

Domestic Hotels with the Highest Overall Guest Rating per City* City* Guest Rating Star Rating**
Auberge le Voyageur B&B
-This hotel also had top guest-ratings for its condition and service (5.0)
Mont-Tremblant 5.0 3
Suite Dreams Toronto Bed & Breakfast
-This hotel also ranked highly among guests for its cleanliness and service(5.0)
Toronto 5.0 3
Le Petit Hotel Montreal 4.9 3.5
Hotel Le Germain - Dominion Quebec 4.9 3.5
Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East Ottawa 4.9 3
Courtyard Edmonton West
-Guests rated this hotel highly for its cleanliness (5.0)
Edmonton 4.8 3
Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver 4.8 5
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre Whistler 4.8 4
Courtyard Calgary Airport
-This hotel also received high guest ratings for cleanliness (5.0)
Calgary 4.8 3
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto-Mississauga Mississauga 4.8 3

Out of the ten most popular international cities for Canadians, the two furthest destinations ranked highest alongside nearby New York City. The properties included: London's Haymarket Hotel, New York's The Maritime Hotel and Paris' Le Burgundy which tied with a solid 5.0. A close second was Chicago's Waldorf Astoria with 4.9.

International Hotels with the Highest Overall Guest Rating per City* City* Guest Rating Star Rating**
Haymarket Hotel
-This hotel also received top guest ratings for condition, service, comfort and cleanliness (5.0)
London, UK 5.0 5
The Maritime Hotel
- Hotel guests rated this hotel highly for its cleanliness and convenience of its location (5.0)
New York 5.0 4.5
Le Burgundy Paris, FR 5.0 5
Waldorf Astoria Chicago Chicago 4.9 5
Mandarin Oriental Boston
-This hotel also received high guest ratings for cleanliness (5.0)
Boston 4.9 5
Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
- This hotel had top guest-rankings for its neighbourhood and cleanliness (5.0)
Orlando 4.9 4
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Seattle 4.8 5
Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square San Francisco 4.8 5
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas Las Vegas 4.7 5
Brentwood Inn Los Angeles 4.7 2

With all the tools to make an educated decision, the obvious hotel for you is just waiting to be discovered. For great deals on the go, download the mobile app to access mobile exclusive deals and all the guest reviews your heart desires.

*All cities included have a minimum of 20 hotel properties and top ranked properties featured have a minimum of five verified guest reviews. International cities featured are based on the top 10 most popular cities, according to the Hotel Price Index™, for Canadians travelling abroad.

** Each country has its own star ratings system.

About ( (also known in Canada as 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 more than 20,000 last minute deals.

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