Fodor’s Hotel Awards 2012 – Great Hotels & Values

Nov 14, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: Blog

Fodor’s Hotel Awards 2012

Fodor’s reviewed over 4,000 hotels and published their “Fodors Hotel Awards 2012″.   Fodors uses over 700 writers worldwide to visit, review, and write about current hotel trends and the best hotels, values, and new hotel openings in the business.

Fodor’s prints over 80 guides each year that cover over 7500 locations and reviews over 17,000 hotels.  Let’s just say they “know hotels”.

On November 14, 2012, Arabella Bowen, executive editorial director for Fodors was on CBS Morning Show to promote the release of the “Hotel Awards 2012″.  Bowen presented five hotel values that she described as “4 to 5 star hotel experience at a 3 star price”.

Here are the 5 hotels that Fodors highlighted as great values:

  1. The Bellagio – Las Vegas, NV
  2. Hotel Lincoln - Chicago, IL  -
  3. H2Hotel – Sonoma County, CA
  4. Inn At Shelburne Farms  -  Shelburne, VT
  5. JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa – San Antonio, TX
Some of the highlights of each hotel include:

The Bellagio $150/night    Perks: Famous Fountains, Celebrity chef restaurants , Great shows “O” by cirque du Soleil. Best Time to visit: During holiday, Thanksgiving, to Vegas.

Hotel Lincoln Chicago :  Perks: in Lincoln Park neighborhood, rooftop bar, popular coffee shop.  A locals place. Price: $139/night   5 Star Restaurants.  Lincaln Park Zoo across the street.

H2Hotel –  New hotel in Sonoma Wine Country.  Eco-freindly with filtered water bar. $200/night

Inn At Shelburne Farms at Shelburne, Vermont  . “Great find” called a “luxury farm stay set on a 1400 acre farm”.  National historic landmark, environmental education center.  $155/night

JW Marriot San Antonio Resort & Spa –  Only $143/night :  Fun and entertainment for adults and kids in San Antonio. 6 acre water park, Renowned spa, and 36 hole golf course.

All of these hotels were highlighted for the great value of under $200/night.  Usinig the “Hotel Search Engine” at you can find even better value.

For example, check out the price comparison below on The Bellagio. We also  did a search for a March 2013 stay at the Hotel Lincoln.  The rate on was only $131/night (Including All Taxes).


Find A Great Hotel At A Great Value…

If you want to find a deal on one of the top hotels listed on Fodor’s Hotel Awards 2012 then just do this:  Use the “Hotel Search Engine” at BestTravelCoupon and compare it to the rates at the hotel sites and other travel sites.  Below is an example of what you may find:


***This was a 7 night search we conducted with BestTravelCoupon delivering the best rates on The Bellagio and many more Las Vegas hotels.  To find your own “Great Hotel Deals” just click the image below:


For a direct link to Fodor’s Hotel Awards 2012: Click Here.  Find a hotel you love here…and come back to us to book it at the lowest rate.





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