Hotels received awards in the following categories: Best Bargains, Best for Families, Best Hidden Gems, Best Inns & B&Bs, Best for Romance, Best Luxury, Best Service, Best All-Inclusive and Best Brands.

Unlike any other hotel awards programs in the world, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about hotels on tripadvisor.com(TM) and content from across the web.

"TripAdvisor travelers always appreciate great values, and 2009 is certainly no exception. The 2009 Travelers' Choice awards highlight more bargain properties than ever before with 190, nearly five times as many as last year," said Michele Perry, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor. "Millions of real travelers worldwide have helped identify these outstanding hotels, recognized for their exceptional accommodations, service, and value."

Nearly one-third of all 443 winning hotels have an average nightly rate of less than $150. Best Bargains average $116 per night and nearly half cost less than $100 per night. The average nightly rate for top Inns and B&Bs is $158 per night, Hidden Gems average $189 per night, Best for Families average $238 per night, and Best for Romance average $452.

Select 2009 Winners:

- Best Bargain in the World - Hotel Vecchio Asilo, San Gimignano, Italy

- Best Bargain in the U.S. - SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, Massachusetts

- Best Luxury (4&5 star hotels) in the World - Aria Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

- Best Luxury in the U.S. - Dunton Hot Springs, Dolores, Colorado

- Best for Families in the World - Hotel Princesa Playa, Ciudadela, Spain

- Best for Families in the U.S. - Homewood Suites Carlsbad, Carlsbad, California

- Best Hidden Gem in the World - Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece

- Best Hidden Gem and Best for Service in the U.S. - SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, Massachusetts

- Best for Service in the World - Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece

- Best Inn & B&B in the U.S. - Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn of Sedona, Sedona, Arizona

- Best for Romance in the World - Etu Moana, Aitutaki, Cook Islands

- Best for Romance in the U.S. - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Kamuela, Hawaii

- Best All-Inclusive in the World - The Caves, Negril, Jamaica

- Best Brand in the World - Ritz-Carlton

For the complete 2009 Travelers' Choice list, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/travelerschoice .