Stories that inspire: our favorite guest moments from May

Every guest story is an opportunity for a hotel to unveil something new. Stories reach & inspire—they’re truly memorable, sometimes magical, and a lot of times, a bit of fun.

In a way, we’ve fallen in love with guest stories, and every day see firsthand the impact they’re making for hotels. That’s why we’re sharing them with you! Check out a handful of our recent favorites below:

Hotel El Ganzo—Top May 2016

Hotel El Ganzo — Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

“This was our second stay at El Ganzo and it did not disappoint! We visited in 2014 before the hurricane and the hotel has maintained its very hip vibe, with exceptional customer service and attention to detail. This visit was for our wedding, and our family and friends all raved about their time at El Ganzo. We cannot wait to come back!” — Cristina C.

Soak it in

Cristina is just one of Hotel El Ganzo’s current 26 photo contest finalists. Together, Cristina and her fellow guests have shared their stories to over 17 thousands friends and family, leading to 310 warms leads for the 72 room property in only 4 months.

Turtle Bay—Top May 2016

Turtle Bay Resort — Kahuku, Hawaii

“I loved the laid back atmosphere, the beautiful surroundings and the many variety of activities offered on property! Everything I could want to do in a vacation is offered at Turtle Bay!” — Ileana M.

Experience Turtle Bay

Ileana is just one guest who shared her favorite moment to Turtle Bay Resort. She reached a network of 455 friends & family.

Turtle Bay Resort has topped over 67,000 warm introductions from their guests in just the past 30 days alone—reaching travelers one degree away in the best way possible.

Adrift Hotel & Spa—Top May 2016

Adrift Hotel & Spa — Longbeach, Washington

“We have two special needs pets so this was the perfect little getaway for us. Thanks for making us all feel welcome!” — Zera M.

Show some love

Not only did Zera’s story create a richer narrative for Adrift, but when she shared it with an audience of 800, Zera captured the hearts of 29 warm leads for Adrift in just 6 days.

Pacific Terrace Hotel—Top May 2016

Pacific Terrace Hotel — San Diego, California

Ride along

This incredible moment shared by Wendy captures the perfect poolside vibes that future guests at Pacific Terrace Hotel can enjoy off the shores of San Diego.

Floridays Resort Orlando—Top May 2016

Floridays Resort Orlando — Orlando, Florida

Jump in

Ann Marie shared her story to 697 friends & family, helping Floridays Resort receive 333 unique site visits and 50 warm leads so far in their current photo contest.

Avanti Resort—Top May 2016

Avanti Resort — Orlando, Florida

“This hotel is in a fantastic location, the staff are so incredibly helpful, they always keep it clean and the pool is a great place just to chill out after exploring the sites, I TOTALLY recommend the Avanti Resort Hotel.” — Eugenie F.

Take Flight

Eugenie’s story from a recent trip to Avanti Resort gives future travelers a taste of Orlando. Plus, after being shared to 278 friends & family it earned 230 unique sive visits and 55 warm leads for the hotel. It’s a win-win.

Woodloch—Top May 2016 Copy

The Lodge at Woodloch — Hawley, Pennsylvania

“The best part of my stay with Woodloch is the staff! It’s a testament to what a great organization Woodloch is that over my 7, yes SEVEN, visits, I see mostly the same people. The staff is what makes Woodloch a great place to be. Well…along with the excellent spa services, tasty meals, great art/yoga/meditation/workout classes. I have brought many people to Woodloch and recommend to everyone I know!” — Jennifer H. W.

Take it in

After sharing her favorite moment to 834 friends & family, Jennifer quickly climbed the ranks in The Lodge at Woodloch’s current photo contest, with 103 participants and counting! Her story alone drove 218 unique visitors to Woodloch’s site, leading to 56 warm leads.

Even better, this loyal, lifetime guest shared the true hospitality she’s experienced again and again at The Lodge at Woodloch, becoming a true brand ambassador for the hotel!

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel—Top May 2016

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel — South Lake Tahoe, California

“Family friendly with comfortable clean furnishings in the flexible suites. The kids love the happy hour and breakfast in the morning.” — Joshua R.

Show some love

Joshua is just one of the 18 finalist in Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel’s current photo contest. Just two months in finalists have introduced 20,000 of their friends and family to the resort, leading to 330 warm leads. (And the clock’s still ticking!)

Casa del Mar—Top May 2016

Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa — Cabo Real, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

“The feeling of being the only people there, complete solitude, peaceful, quiet, paradise! Unlike any other resort I’ve ever been to!” — John M.

Tee up more stories

John shared his view from one of Casa del Mar’s championship golf courses, revealing the beauty of this “peaceful, quiet, paradise” from a guest’s unique perspective.

Metropolis Resort —Top May 2016

Metropolis Resort — Eau Claire, Wisconsin

“My daughter was so excited to go to her first water park! She could barely wait for us to get our suits on!” — Tara J.

See more candid moments

Tara shared her story to an audience of 270, half of whom became a warm lead for the hotel after visiting Metropolis Resort’s site and claiming an offer on a future stay. Tara’s friends showed genuine interest in a future stay at this Western Wisconsin family getaway—unveiling travelers that are the perfect fit for the hotel.

Check back next month for even more. See any stories that stand out? Let us know!

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Hunter Garrett

Content Strategist for With roots in photography and film, Hunter got his start in content strategy for the Discovery Channel. It's been love at first sight ever since. With a relentless desire to learn new things, you might catch him nerding out on just about anything, or pondering life's toughest questions like, "How come abbreviated is such a long word?"