In the June 2010 issue of Consumer Reports, they have a special travel section that tells readers how to get great deals on travel. They also announce their ratings for the year. The hotel ratings, based on over 27,000 reader’s surveys, are somewhat surprising. Consumer Reports has odd categories of hotels such as ‘fanciest’, ‘luxury’, and ‘upscale’. The ‘upscale’ category for instance has both full service and limited service hotels.
The top score was a tie between Ritz-Carlton in the ‘fanciest’ category and Homewood Suites in the ‘upscale’ category. The Homewood Suites scored an excellent in value and the Ritz scored very good.
Here are the rankings for a couple of the categories: