HotelsCombined Names Top Hotels in Missouri in Annual Recognition of Excellence Award

Hotel comparison platform announces Missouri’s Hotel Vandivort in Springfield, and Keeter Center at College of The Ozarks in Hollister for top honors.

 One of the world’s leading hotel price comparison platforms, HotelsCombined, today announces the results for its Recognition of Excellence awards. This year, the finalists in the state of Missouri for Best Hotels in a Metropolitan Area are Napoleon’s Retreat Bed & Breakfast, and Grand Center Inn, both in Saint Louis. The winner is Hotel Vandivort in Springfield.

Those finalists earning the honor of Best Small City Hotels in Missouri are Whiskey Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Saint Joseph; Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn, Hermann; Cliffs Resort Table Rock Lake and Hunter’s Friend Resort, in Branson. The winner is Keeter Center at College of The Ozarks in Hollister.

The Sydney, Australia based HotelsCombined has offered its prestigious award program in Australia, United Kingdom and throughout Europe since 2014. This represents the second year for the awards program in the United States for the global company.

“We’re very pleased to be able to recognize some of the finest hotels in Missouri and the entire United States this year,” said Chris Rivett, travel expert at HotelsCombined. “A lot of hard work goes into ensuring guests have an exceptional experience and this is our chance to showcase and reward the hotels, resorts, and B&Bs that are at the top of their game.”

In addition to the Metropolitan and Small City winners, the finalists in each category were identified for their outstanding customer experience. Both finalists and winners of the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence awards represent the highest standards in the industry. All finalists scored at least 9.0 out of a possible 10 points, placing them within the top 10 percent of hotels in the U.S.

Hotel finalists and winners are chosen following detailed analysis by HotelsCombined’s team of data experts following several criteria, including quality and quantity of user reviews, customer rating, the absence of recurring or unresolved issues, social media posts, blogs, and forums. “This year’s winners represent the best of the best in the United States,” Rivett said. “These hotels aren’t just a place to stay while you’re traveling – their keen attention to detail and customer experience make each hotel on our list a destination in itself.”

A full list of state winners and finalists is available here.


About HotelsCombined

HotelsCombined is one of the world’s leading hotel price comparison platforms. Founded in Sydney, Australia in 2005, our technology delivers availability and prices from all the top travel sites like, and Expedia in one simple search, helping millions of travelers to make the right accommodation decisions every year. By partnering with key online travel brands and hoteliers from around the world, HotelsCombined offers the best range of hotel deals so users can feel confident they’ve gotten the most from their booking. HotelsCombined has helped over 400 million travelers search and compare hotel deals, is a four-time winner of the World Travel Awards, and is available in over 42 languages and delivers prices in 130 currencies.

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Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.