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Massachusetts Hotels Won 12 Awards from TripAdvisor’s America’s Best List

One hotel—nestled on Nantucket—is ranked number two in the country.


Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor

When it comes to top-notch accommodations, the Bay State can roll with the best of ’em. TripAdvisor just released its annual list of America’s best hotels, and Massachusetts hotels earned 12 awards. That’s right—a solid dozen of them.

TripAdvisor’s list, called the Travelers’ Choice awards, is based off of the travel site’s millions of reviews collected over the past year. The winners have all received highly favorable ratings from guests who’ve stayed since January 2018.

It turns out we’re in good company. California and Florida had the largest number of award-winning hotels at 22 each, while South Carolina had 14. Massachusetts came in fourth place with 12, and we’re not even warm for half the year.

Most of our award winners are concentrated on the Cape and islands. That’s the case for the Nantucket Hotel & Resort, which clinched second-best in the entire country. The family-owned hotel averages at $787 per night, and has been celebrated for its luxurious guest rooms, classic decor, and on-site fitness classes. Plus, every afternoon, guests are invited to snack on cookies and fresh lemonade in the lobby.

“This hotel exceeded my expectations from the start. I knew it would be beautiful, but it was pristine, pure Nantucket, warm and inviting,” writes a recent guest. “The staff were attentive without being pushy and everyone treated us as if we were guests in their home. The rooms are spacious and bright.”

Though the Bay State won a total 12 awards, just 10 local hotels made the list. That’s because two hotels—the Nantucket Hotel & Resort and the Chatham Inn—won two awards each.

Here are all of the Massachusetts hotels that appeared on this year’s list:

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket
The Escape Inn, South Yarmouth
Captain Freeman Inn, Brewster
Chatham Inn, Chatham
The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn, West Harwich
The Old Harbor Inn, Chatham
Intercontinental Boston, Boston
Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast, Boston
Hampton Terrace Inn, Lenox
Garden Gables Inn, Lenox

Better start planning some long weekends.