Spotlight on: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winners

At CondoHopper, we know how hard it is to pick the perfect vacation destination. With so many amazing options it’s hard to figure out which choice may be best for you and your traveling crew. You’ve got so much to take into account. Does this place have good reviews? Are we close to activities? Is it beach front? What are the amenities like? We’re getting stressed just thinking about it! Don’t worry, you’re in luck! With the help of Trip Advisor, we’ve been able to help narrow down a list of our top contenders for you!

Each year, Trip Advisor awards Certificates of Excellence to resorts and vacation properties that they believe deliver consistently great service and meet a number of their requirements. We’re happy to share that TEN of our properties received a Certificate of Excellence award! And while we’d love to feature them all (that could take a while!), instead we’re going to be spotlighting a few of the award recipients in this week’s blog. Join us and let’s get your perfect vacation spot picked out!

Church Street InnWith its appropriate décor and nod to all things classic Charleston, it’s no wonder that the Church Street Inn is a recipient of the Certificate of Excellence (and amongst one of our most popular properties)! Located right in the heart of Charleston’s beauty and next door to the historic Charleston City Market, the Inn offers the perfect setting for a classic Charleston experience! Each luxurious one and two-bedroom town home offers two story living with fully equipped kitchens, comfortable downstairs living areas and city views from an upstairs balcony. Guests have concierge and valet services available to them (offering great recommendations for activities and dining!) and can spend the afternoon relaxing in the onsite courtyard after you’ve explored the city.

This destination offers its visitors the perfect setting for a unique vacation full of food, nightlife and a variety of historical activities with something for everyone– and the beach just around the corner! However you choose to spend our time in Charleston, you can’t go wrong!

Frenchmen Orleans at 519Our next award recipient is another one of our most popular destinations. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Frenchmen Orleans at 519 is similar in style and culture to the Church Street Inn.  The resort is nestled in the French Quarter (just a short walk from Bourbon Street!) and allows visitors the opportunity to fully experience the unique melting pot of New Orleans culture – something we know you’ve heard plenty about! The Frenchmen is a smaller property offering a combination of only twenty-one, one-bedroom and two-bedroom accommodations. And in case you get bored with the NOLA cuisine options (not sure that’s possible!) or just want to try your hand at making your own gumbo, each unit is equipped with a fully kitchen.

While New Orleans does make a great adult only vacation (we did mention the close proximity to Bourbon Street, right?), there’s also plenty of activities for the entire family.

Park Plaza Resort – As one of our newest resort additions, we’re thrilled to be able to say the Park Plaza Resort in Park City, Utah has earned its Excellence Award. This family friendly, all-suite condo is bringing in visitors from all over to take advantage of all this year-round destination offers. Park Plaza offers an array of room styles – studios, junior suites, one-bedroom and two-bedrooms – are all available to meet any kind of guest’s needs.

Whether you’re looking to travel during the winter season to enjoy a ski trip with family or still squeeze in an outdoor summer vacation adventure (Park City has an amazing amount of summer activities), don’t overlook this mountain retreat!

Palm Beach ResortNow we are heading to the beach! Orange Beach, Alabama is located just ten miles from the popular Gulf Shores, Alabama and is home to our next award winner. This beach front property brings in travelers from all over who are coming to experience the white sands beaches, blue-green waters and a more relaxing stretch of beach from their popular Gulf Shores neighbors. Though we know you won’t want to spend time indoors, the Palm Beach Resort features beautiful one, two and three-bedroom condo rentals with spacious living areas and fully equipped kitchens. Most rooms even boast a spectacular view – one that is definitely award worthy! Be sure to connect with the front desk to find out about local and resort happenings.

Spend your days relaxing on the sand, playing a round of golf at a nearby course, enjoying the onsite pool or dining out at some amazing local restaurants!

Tahoe Beach and Ski ClubAlso a newcomer to our resort family – we’ve recently learned just how popular (and excellent) this year-round alpine retreat can be! The Tahoe Beach and Ski Club is located in South Lake Tahoe, California in the sierra Nevada mountains, offering the best of both mountain and lakeside vacationing. Tahoe is home to an extensive amount of outdoor activities all unique to this location (wine and beer boat tours, hot air balloon rides and hang gliding to name a few!) and you’ll never find a shortage of ways of to enjoy this stunning location.

You’ll find everything you need for a relaxing stay in Tahoe at the Beach and Ski Club. Each cabin inspired accommodation (studios, one and two bedrooms, townhouse and cabin rentals) includes a kitchenette or full kitchen, a cozy living space and balconies – perfect for enjoy the fresh air and these beautiful mountains! The resort has private beach access, a heated outdoor pool and sport courts to keep your vacation an outdoor affair.

We’ve said a mouthful but just in case you’re still looking for more vacation options, the following resorts also received their Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence:

We know we’ve given you a lot of award winning options – Trip Advisor picked some good ones and we don’t disagree! Luckily for you, you’ll always be able to find these top-notch resorts available for discounted rates on

Enjoy your next vacation destination – where ever you may choose! We can’t wait to hear about your excellent experience!