2013 Top Hotels for Food Lovers in the Best U.S. Food Cities

New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, and more recently Charleston are among the best food cities in the U.S., according to a survey of reader’s polls and editor’s picks.

But where is a food lover to stay that will really round out the gourmet experience? TrustYou has the answer with the list of the hotels with the best food reviews in each of these top U.S. food destinations.

While New York is listed as one of best U.S. food cities more often than any other destination, Charleston may be the best place for the food lover to get an all-around delicious experience; it’s the food destination with the best hotel food. Overall rankings—placing Charleston at the top, followed by New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans—are based on an average of the food scores from the top ten hotels with the best rated food in each destination.

2013 Top Hotels for Food Lovers in the Best U.S. Food Cities

#1 Charleston (Average: 91.12)

Hotel                                                   Food Score

Indigo Inn                                          93.90

Kings Courtyard Inn                                     93.89

Wentworth Mansion                         93.84

French Quarter Inn                          92.29

The Restoration on King                  91.08

The Inn at Middleton Place                         90.08

Planters Inn Charleston                   89.78

Anchorage Inn Charleston               89.03

Francis Marion Hotel                        88.81

Andrew Pinckney Inn                       88.45


#2 New York (Average: 90.63)

Chelsea Pines Inn                             96.63

Hotel Casablanca                               93.79

Hotel Library                                                 93.04

Greenwich Hotel                                92.03

Hotel Elysee                                       91.99

Hotel Giraffe                                      90.65

The Sherry Netherland                    89.25

The Muse, a Kimpton Hotel                         87.60

Andaz 5th Avenue                              85.68

The Bryant Park Hotel                      85.59


#3 San Francisco (Average: 90.2)

Hotel Griffon                                      95.29

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square 92.47

Phoenix Hotel,

A Joie de Vivre Hotel                         91.61

Steinhart Hotel & Apartments         90.91

Inn at Union Square                                     90.46

Hotel Drisco                                       89.61

White Swan Inn                                88.75

Marines Memorial Club and Hotel 88.04

Hotel Carlton,

a Joie de Vivre Hotel                         87.47

Cornell Hotel de France                    87.39


#4 New Orleans (Average: 88.49)

Hotel Mazarin                                    92.27

Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans     90.43

Prince Conti Hotel                             90.16

Hampton Inn & Suites

New Orleans Convention Center     90.09

Hampton Inn Garden District –

St. Charles Avenue                            88.54

Hotel de la Monnaie                          88.24

Royal Sonesta New Orleans                         86.96

Country Inn & Suites New Orleans             86.08

JW Marriott New Orleans                 86.07

Le Pavilion Hotel                               86.00

“The hotels with the best food scores aren’t necessarily always the hotels with the highest TrustScores for overall guest satisfaction. That’s why we thought this was interesting for travelers to food destinations: we believe food lovers want to know where to stay so that they can have the very best overall dining experience on vacation,“ says Alan Young, TrustYou’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships.

TrustYou’s food scores are calculated using a proprietary algorithm that analyzes sentiments about hotel food from online travel reviews across hundreds of online travel review sites. Scores of 87-100 are “Excellent.”

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