The Best-Reviewed Hotels In America: Expedia Users' Picks (PHOTOS)

07/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Finding a great hotel -- the kind of lodging you'll return to time and again -- can certainly be painstaking. For every white-gloved, four-star gem there's a thousand anonymous, bland hotel rooms waiting for the next weary traveler to arrive.

Hotel quality, thankfully, isn't just about price. The travel website Expedia ranked the world's best hotels based on more than 500,000 user reviews. The U.S. hotels in Expeida's Insiders' Select list include some quintessentially classy accommodations like Philadelphia's stately Ritz-Carlton or Phoenix's pristine Royal Palms Resort and Spa. But they also include some truly affordable hotels that you may want to check out if you happen to be in, say, Boise, Idaho.

Check out Expedia's full Insiders' Select list here -- and check out the best-reviewed hotels in the U.S. below:

The Best Hotels In America: Expedia Users' Picks