Where to Stay, What to Eat: TripIt Reveals the Top Hotels & Restaurants of 2012

As you begin planning your trips in the New Year, we wanted to provide you with the top 12 hotels and restaurants of 2012 among seasoned travelers.

So where do savvy “keep calm and carry on” travelers like you stay and dine? Below is a snapshot of the top hotels and restaurants among TripIt users in 2012.

Interested in sharing your thoughts on our list and your other 2012 travel experiences? Join us for our very first Twitter chat on Wednesday, December 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET at #TripItChat.

Our co-hosts include:
Matt Long, Landlopers (@LandLopers)
Jennifer Miner, The Vacation Gals (@JenniferMiner)
JD Andrews, earthXplorer (@EarthXPlorer)
Gary Arndt, Everything Everywhere (@EveryWhereTrip)
Trish Friensen, Trip Styler (@TripStyler)

In addition to great conversation, you’ll also have a chance to win some great prizes. We hope to see you there!


#1 Hotel: Hilton New York


#2 Hotel: New York Marriott Marquis


#3 Hotel: The Venetian (Las Vegas, NV)

The Venetian Las Vegas

#4 Hotel: The Westin St. Francis (San Francisco)

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#5 Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

#6 Hotel: Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel (Chicago)

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel (Chicago)

#7 Hotel: Hilton Los Angeles Airport

Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel

#8 Hotel: Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers

Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers

#9 Hotel: Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago

#10 Hotel: Santa Clara Marriott (S.F. Bay Area)

Santa Clara Marriott (S.F. Bay Area)

#11 Hotel: San Francisco Marriott Marquis

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

#12 Hotel: San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

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#1 Restaurant: Founding Farmers (Washington, DC)


#2 Restaurant: Slanted Door (San Francisco, CA)

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#3 Restaurant: abc kitchen (New York, NY)

ABC Kitchen Dining Room 2

#4 Restaurant: Foreign Cinema (San Francisco)

Foreign Cinema

#5 Restaurant: Bottega Napa Valley

Bottega Napa Valley

#6 Restaurant: Zaytinya (Washington, D.C.)

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#7 Restaurant: Buddakan (New York City)

Buddakan (New York City)

#8 Restaurant: Girl & the Goat (Chicago)

Girl & the Goat (Chicago)

#9 Restaurant: The Publican (Chicago)

The Publican (Chicago)

#10 Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern (New York City)

Gramercy Tavern (New York City)

#11 Restaurant: Kokkari Estiatorio (San Francisco)

Kokkari Estiatorio (San Francisco)

#12 Restaurant: Old Ebbitt Grill (Washington D.C.)

Old Ebbitt Grill (Washington D.C.)