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Vote for your favorite historic hotel in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

The USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards contest is back for 2021 and several Historic Hotels of America are nominated! The previous year had The Peabody Memphis (1869, Memphis, Tennessee) take first place in the Best Historic Hotel Category, and The Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844 (1844, Taneytown, Maryland) win for Best Hotel Restaurant. The nominees range ‘from sea to shining sea’, showcasing the diverse landscapes, culinary traditions, and the fascinating history of the United States. Readers can now vote for their favorite Historic Hotel from an expertly curated list in the following categories:

Best Historic Hotel

Best Destination Resort 

Best Romantic Hotel

Best Hotel Bar 

Best Hotel Restaurant

Best Hotel Spa

Best Family Resort 

Best Pet Friendly Hotel

Which historic hotel is your favorite? Vote once per day until polls close on Monday, August 16 at noon ET. The 10 best historic hotels will be announced on on Friday, August 27. Read the official Readers' Choice rules here.

About USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards
The 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards highlight the best of the best in contests covering categories such as destinations, food and drink, hotels, and things to do. Nominees in all categories are chosen editorially by a panel of experts. Readers can vote once per category, per day, and new contests are launched every other Monday at noon ET. After four weeks of voting, each contest closes, and the winners will be announced the following Friday.

About Historic Hotels of America®
Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America has more than 300 legendary historic hotels in its distinctive collection. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated historic hotels. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit   


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Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide