2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winners

TripAdvisor Releases 2017 Certificate of Excellence Award Winners

LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO, August 8, 2017 – TripAdvisor, one of the most trusted names in travel, recently announced its 2017 Certificate of Excellence awards and the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region is home to nearly 150 winners! Celebrating its 7th year, the Certificate of Excellence designation recognizes establishments that consistently earn great TripAdvisor reviews from travelers.

With more than 390 million unique monthly users and 290 new traveler-generated reviews posted every minute, TripAdvisor is a trusted online resource for planning and booking a perfect trip. With more than 500 million reviews and opinions of hotels, restaurants and attractions worldwide, it is the world’s largest travel site.

Winners include everything from quaint bed & breakfasts to mega-resorts, local cafés and Michelin-starred restaurants, hidden gems and world-famous attractions. The Certificate of Excellence designation 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.

“We are thrilled to have so many outstanding tourism businesses in our region,” said Bryan Edwards, Director of Marketing & Communications for Lake Erie Shores & Islands. “These awards are a testament to the variety and quality of attractions, overnight accommodations and restaurants in our region and how those businesses, and their employees, strive to provide the best experience for our visitors.”

The Lake Erie Shores & Island region had a total of 84 restaurants, 29 accommodations, 19 attractions, eight parks and natural areas, and four wineries receive a Certificate of Excellence award. Winners include such iconic attractions as Cedar Point, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, and the Marblehead Lighthouse. Classic local eateries include the likes of Berardi’s, Toft Dairy, and The Boardwalk and newer dining establishments such as Brick Oven Bistro, Small City Taphouse, and Dockside Café. There were so many winners to be proud of, we couldn’t possibly list them all here.

To see if your favorite is listed check out TripAdvisor.com and, while you’re there, leave them a great review!


Bryan Edwards
Director of Marketing and Communications

Lake Erie Shores & Islands
4424 Milan Rd., Ste A, Sandusky, OH, 44870
Office: (419) 625-2984; Cell: (419) 366-6001; Twitter: BryanLESI