TripAdvisor recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Certificate of Excellence Award.  A record thirty-four Shaner hotels and five restaurants received the recognition in 2018.


“Having so many properties receive this award is a testament to the hard work and superior service provided by our hotel staffs to make sure that every guest experiences the highest quality of stay while at our properties,” said David Kopac, Director of E-Commerce for Shaner.  The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.  Four of the hotels and restaurants are receiving the award for the first time while five are receiving the award for an astounding eighth consecutive year.


Congratulations to the following hotels and restaurants for receiving the 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence:


8-Time Winners

Courtyard Jacksonville/I-295

Courtyard Jacksonville Beach

Hampton Inn Homestead

Holiday Inn Jacksonville

Holiday Inn Express State College


7-Time Winners

Courtyard Newark – University of Delaware

Courtyard St. Augustine

Fairfield Inn Paramus

Marriott Pittsburgh City Center

Pine Barn Inn

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa

Residence Inn Edina

Sleep Inn Port Charlotte

Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center


6-Time Winners

Courtyard Mechanicsburg

Fairfield Inn Huntingdon

Fairfield Inn Lock Haven

Fairfield Inn State College

Pine Barn Inn Restaurant

SpringHill Suites State College


5-Time Winners

Courtyard Homestead


4-Time Winners

Courtyard Glassboro

Fairfield Inn DuBois


3-Time Winners

Courtyard Bridgeport

Courtyard Madeira Beach

Fairfield Inn Delray Beach

Fairfield Inn Towanda

French Leave Resort

Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

1648 Restaurant – French Leave


2-Time Winners

Courtyard Marathon

Courtyard Shippensburg

Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER

Saltwater Restaurant – Newport

The Field Burger & Tap – Toftrees


First-Time Winners

Panorama on Seven – Buffalo

Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Toftrees Golf Resort

TownePlace Suites Homestead


Submitted & Written by Dave Kopac