As we reach the heart of summer vacation season, 10Best is on the lookout for the nation's top hotels, hotel brands and amenities from coast to coast. We need you to help us choose the winners of this year's Readers' Choice hotel contests. To do so, cast your ballot once per day, per category until polls close on Wednesday, August 2 at noon ET. The top 10 winners in each category, as chosen by your votes, will be announced on Friday, August 4.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Destination Resort
These destination resorts offer a complete vacation experience — Photo courtesy of iStock / mariapogony
Each of these 20 U.S. resorts is a vacation-worthy destination unto itself, complete with plush accommodations, world-class dining, relaxing spa treatments and a host of indoor and outdoor activities – a complete vacation in a single package.
Best Health & Wellness Resort
A great vacation doesn't have to compromise your health — Photo courtesy of iStock / Geribody
Travel doesn't have to compromise your health, especially when you book a stay at one of these health and fitness retreats with a focus on fitness and longevity. Help us find the best in the nation by voting for your favorite from our pool of 20 nominees.
Best Hotel Spa
Unwind at these top hotel spas — Photo courtesy of iStock / puhhha
Set your vacation dial to "Bliss" when you book a treatment at one of these 20 hotel spas, nominated by our panel of hotel and luxury travel experts as the best in the U.S.
Best Hotel Pool
A pool can make or break a hotel experience, especially during the summer — Photo courtesy of iStock / kaliostro
For many travelers, especially during these hot summer months, the quality of a pool can make or break a hotel experience. A stay at one of these 20 hotels, nominated as having the best hotel pools in the nation, is sure to be a memorable one.
Best Hotel Bar
These top hotel bars are all worth a drink, even if you're not a guest — Photo courtesy of iStock / jacoblund
You don't have to be a guest to pull up a stool and enjoy these 20 hotel bars, nominated as the best in the U.S. thanks to their ambiance, stellar mixologists, signature cocktails, food menus and happy hours.
Best Hotel Restaurant
Some of America's top restaurants are found inside hotels — Photo courtesy of iStock / Kaplanec
Some of America's best restaurants helmed by talented and often award-winning chefs can be found within hotels and resorts from coast to coast. We asked a panel of hotel and travel experts to nominate their favorite hotel restaurants, and now we need you to help crown a winner.
Best Family Resort
Which is your favorite kid-approved hotel? — Photo courtesy of iStock / Nadezhda1906
These 20 American resorts cater to families with a host of awesome amenities – kids programing, childproofed rooms (with multiple bedrooms), gourmet dining with child-approved kids' menus and access to essentials, like cribs and baby swings, while on the road.
Best Waterfront Hotel
There's something magical about a room with a waterfront view — Photo courtesy of iStock / TonTectonix
A room with a view at one of these 20 hotels across the U.S. means gazing out at the lake or the sea. Nominated by a panel of hotel and travel experts, each of these waterfront properties sets the scene for a memorable and relaxing vacation.
Best Eco-Friendly Hotel
A stay at these earth-friendly hotels helps you reduce your carbon footprint — Photo courtesy of iStock / runna10
As the responsible travel movement continues to gain momentum, the UN has appointed 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. So 10Best wants to find the best eco-friendly hotels in the country – hotels that go above and beyond to protect this planet we call home.
Best Historic Hotel
These historic properties have stayed true to their roots — Photo courtesy of iStock / BrianAJackson
In today's travel landscape dotted with sparkling new resorts and ultra-modern skyscraper hotels, these 20 nominees for Best Historic Hotel stand out from the crowd for their historic roots and unique sense of place.
Best Luxury Hotel Brand
Which luxury hotel brand wins your loyalty? — Photo courtesy of iStock / ruidoblanco
For the traveler seeking the finer things in life, there are more luxury hotels in the U.S. than ever before. When you book a stay at one of these high-end hotel brands, you can expect a consistency of impeccable service and extreme comfort, no matter what city you're staying in.
Best Budget Hotel Brand
Stretch your travel budget at these wallet-friendly hotel brands — Photo courtesy of iStock / DragonImages
Let's face it, travel can be expensive, and for many a traveler, accommodation carves out a huge chunk of the travel budget. With affordable rates and frequent freebies (like breakfast and Wi-Fi), these 20 hotel brands appeal to wallet-conscious travelers looking to make their dollar go further.
Remember to vote once per day in each category, and check back on Friday, August 4 to see which hotels take home top honors.