NEWTON, MASS. (TripAdvisor®) - TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the U.S. and worldwide winners of its 2013 Travelers' Choice Awards for the Most Romantic Hotels. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

"If you need inspiration for a romantic getaway, close to home or somewhere more exotic, look no further than the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "The awards are based on feedback from couples who have stayed at these hotels and given them the highest romantic stamp of approval."

Top 10 Romantic Hotels in the US:

1. Bardessono, Yountville, California
2. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Hawaii
3. Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, New Mexico
4. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
5. Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort, Healdsburg, California
6. Ocean Lodge, Saint Simons Island, Georgia
7. Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, Laguna Beach, California
8. Mountain Home Lodge, Leavenworth, Washington
9. Tickle Pink Inn, Carmel, California
10. Henderson Park Inn, Destin, Florida

Top 10 Romantic Hotels in the World:

1. Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece
2. La Minerva, Capri, Italy
3. Cranleigh Boutique, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
4. Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, Windermere, United Kingdom
5. Baros Maldives, North Male Atoll, Maldives
6. Casa del Mar, Langkawi, Pantai Cenang, Malaysia
7. Bardessono, Yountville, California
8. Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
9. Layana Resort and Spa, Ko Lanta, Thailand
10. Veligandu Island Resort, North Ari Atoll, Maldives

For the complete list of winners from the 2013 Travelers' Choice Awards for the Most Romantic Hotels, more reviews and candid traveler photos, go to

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, July 2012

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, July 2012

(Source: TripAdvisor)

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