Jacksonville bed and breakfast wins travel lodging award

A Jacksonville bed and breakfast has won a 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for lodging.

Blessings on State Bed and Breakfast received the award for exceptional service based on traveler reviews left on Tripadvisor’s website during the past year.

“We are thankful to all of our guests who take the time to leave reviews,” owner Gwenn Eyer said. “Especially following the pandemic, word-of-mouth reviews are a major marketing tool. We are excited to again receive this top recognition from Tripadvisor.”

Kanika Soni, chief commercial officer for Tripadvisor, congratulated the winners for successfully continuing to provide satisfying travel experiences amid the ever-shifting demands of the pandemic.

“The Travelers’ Choice Awards recognize the best in tourism and hospitality, according to those who matter most: your guests,” Soni said. “Ranking among the Travelers’ Choice winners is always tough — but never more so than this year as we emerge from the pandemic. Whether it’s using new technology, implementing safety measures, or hiring outstanding staff, I’m impressed by the steps you’ve taken to meet travelers’ new demands. You’ve adapted brilliantly in the face of adversity.”

Eyer strives for what she calls “barefoot luxury” at Blessings on State — a blend of upscale hotels and the best parts of staying with friends or family.

Tripadvisor is an online travel guidance platform that helps people worldwide plan, book and take trips, from figuring out where to stay to decide what to do and where to eat — based on guidance from fellow travelers. The website has more than 988 million reviews and opinions on nearly 8 million businesses, according to the company.

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