There are lots of reasons to stay at one hotel over another and when you’re trying to decide where to book, it often comes down to which hotel has the best features. Maybe the property allows pets or has an awesome pool area, or perhaps you appreciate the farm-to-table dining at the on-site hotel restaurant or that a resort is focused on sustainability.
We asked an expert panel to nominate their top 20 picks for hotels with the best features and amenities in each of six categories, and now it’s time for the readers to weigh in. Which hotels will get your votes? Voting ends on Monday, August 14 at noon ET, and you can vote once per day, per category.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Eco-Friendly Hotel
Which eco-friendly hotel is your favorite? — Photo courtesy of E+ / Creativaimage
Many companies have made promises to become more environmentally friendly, but these 20 U.S. hotels have gone above and beyond to promote environmental sustainability. Along the way, they’ve earned certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council or other industry awards in sustainability.
Which eco-friendly hotel do you think is the best?
Vote: Best Eco-Friendly Hotel »
Best Hotel Bar
Eat, drink, and be merry at these hotel bars — Photo courtesy of E+ / gruizza
Pull up a stool and peruse our nominees for Best Hotel Bar. These 20 bars were chosen by our expert panel for their great atmospheres and stellar mixologists, and at most of them, you don’t have even to be a hotel guest to enjoy the experience.
Which hotel bar is your favorite?
Vote: Best Hotel Bar »
Best Hotel Pool
Which hotel pool is your pick for chilling out or making a splash? — Photo courtesy of iStock / Nastco
For many travelers, a hotel’s pool can make or break a stay. Book one of these 20 hotels, nominated by an expert panel for having the best hotel pools in the nation, and your stay is sure to be filled with poolside memories.
In which hotel pool would you most like to go for a dip?
Vote: Best Hotel Pool »
Best Hotel Restaurant
When it comes to hotel restaurants, where would you most like to dine? — Photo courtesy of bernardbodo // Getty Images
Some of the leading restaurants in the United States, led by talented and often award-winning chefs, can be found in hotels and resorts. And the cream of the crop, like these 20 hotel restaurants nominated by our expert panel as the best in the country, go the extra mile with superior service and amazing atmospheres.
Where are you most wanting to make a reservation?
Vote: Best Hotel Restaurant »
Best Hotel Spa
Treat yourself at these hotel spas — Photo courtesy of E+ / fotostorm
Turn your vacation dial to “bliss.” Traveling can be stressful, whether you’re on vacation or hitting the road for business. If you’re in need of a little pampering, you’ll find it at these 20 blissful hotel spas, nominated as the best in the U.S. by a panel of experts for the quality of their facilities, treatments, and services. They’ve got exactly what you need to unwind and rejuvenate.
Which of these hotel spas would you most like to relax at?
Vote: Best Hotel Spa »
Best Pet-Friendly Hotel
Bring along your companions to these pet-friendly hotels — Photo courtesy of iStock / FG Trade
A true family vacation just isn’t complete without your four-legged friends. And you can bring them along to these 20 pet-friendly hotels, nominated by an expert panel as the best in the U.S. for their special animal amenities. Some of these properties are even in close proximity to pet-friendly attractions.
Which pet-friendly hotel would be the best treat for your companion?
Vote: Best Pet Friendly Hotel »
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10best.com on Friday, August 25.