West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad has been chosen by the travel website TripAdvisor as one of the top 25 small U.S. hotels for families.

An April 20 statement from hotel operators said Massachusetts-based TripAdvisor LLC named the hotel among winners in its annual Travelers’ Choice awards, honoring properties in several categories based on reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

Kim Akers, vice president of hotel operator West Hospitality, said the property has ranked first in its category in the Carlsbad market since its opening in 2006.

West Inn & Suites, at 4970 Avenida Encinas, is operated by a division of Carino Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, with headquarters in New York.

TripAdvisor-branded websites have more than 50 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 60 million reviews and opinions, the statement said.