Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Boosts Nation’s Best Hotels, According To Hotels.com Guest Reviewers

Hotels.com releases list of top user-rated airport hotels DALLAS – November 19, 2012 – Airport hotels are not often the most convenient lodging destinations for leisure travelers, but many a time they are just the thing for business travelers and others in need of a quick stay. Now, airport-bound travelers can find exceptional properties close by many of the nation’s major airports, according to the Hotels.com® database of 7 million Guest Reviews. Of the nation’s 25 busiest airports[1], Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport offers the best-rated hotels within a two mile radius, with an average Hotels.com Guest Review Rating of 4.39. Situated four miles from the nation’s capital and two miles from the Pentagon, the airport is surrounded by five properties that have earned the Hotels.com ‘Outstanding’ designation of having a 4.6 or above user rating – led by The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City and the Residence Inn By Marriott Pentagon City (4.7). Tied for second with a Hotels.com Guest Review Rating of 4.37 were Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the nation’s fourth-busiest airport. The Grand Hyatt DFW in Dallas (4.9) maintained the highest Guest Review Rating of all airport hotels included in the report.
Rank (Hotels.com)

Airport

Location

Average Hotels.com

Guest Review Rating[2]

1 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Washington, D.C.

4.39

2-t Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Dallas, Texas

4.37

2-t Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Minneapolis ,Minn.

4.37

4 Orlando International Airport Orlando, Fla.

4.36

5 Logan International Airport Boston, Mass.

4.34

6 Washington Dulles International Airport Washington, D.C.

4.17

7 Salt Lake City International Airport Salt Lake City, Utah

4.17

8 Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Baltimore, Md.

4.13

9 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

4.10

10 McCarran International Airport Las Vegas, Nev.

4.07

  The only other airport among the Nation’s 10 Busiest to make the list was McCarran International Airport, boosted by its proximity to the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.  Additionally, Las Vegas was the number one domestic destination this year among Americans, according to the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®), which may also point to why properties such as the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas (4.8) are frequented. Represented by three airports on the Hotels.com best airport hotels list (including Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport), the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region proved to have better-rated hotels than the New York Metropolitan area’s three major airports, which did not rate higher than 3.84. Another region with exceptionally-rated airport hotels was Florida airports, with both Orlando International Airport (4.36) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (4.1) yielding high average Hotels.com Guest Review Ratings. Among airports with the lowest-rated Hotels.com Guest Review Ratings were John F. Kennedy International Airport (3.49) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (3.52). For information about average hotel prices paid per room by Hotels.com customers in these destinations, visit http://www.hotel-price-index.com/. About the HPI® The HPI tracks the real prices paid per room by hotels.com customers around the world using a weighted average based on the number of rooms sold in each of the markets that hotels.com operates. The index started in 2004, and includes all bookings across the almost 140,000 properties in over 60 countries that make up the sample set of hotels from which prices are taken. About Hotels.com® Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking brand. Through its global network of websites, Hotels.com, LP connects travelers with over 160,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions. There are more than 7 million Guest Reviews on the websites from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an informed choice when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP’s industry-leading loyalty program Welcome Rewards®, customers can earn a free night for every 10 nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. Under its Price Match Guarantee, if a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com, LP will refund the difference. Travelers can book online or by contacting one of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded at www.hotels.com/deals/mobile_app/ enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. Hotels.com publishes an award-winning twice-yearly review of international hotel room price trends called the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™, which is now produced in 31 individual country editions, with North American data available at www.hotel-price-index.com. Follow Hotels.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hotelsdotcom, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcom and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/hotelsdotcom. Hotels.com, LP is part of Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world with an extensive portfolio that includes some of the world’s best-known brands. Hotels.com, Hotel Price Index, HPI and the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2012 Hotels.com, LP. All rights reserved. CST # 2083949-50


[1] According to the Airports Council International’s 2011 North American Airport Traffic Summary (total passengers)
[2] According to the average of Hotels.com Guest Review Ratings of properties within 2 miles of designated airport as of 11/12/12

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