Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, real estate investment trust Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Pebblebrook's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Pebblebrook facts

Headquarters (incorporated) Bethesda, Md. (2009)
Market Cap $871 million
Industry Hotel/Motel REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $57.76 million

Chairman/CEO Jon Bortz (since 2009)

CFO Raymond Martz (since 2009)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity (1.2%)
Cash/Debt $221.54 million / $143.57 million
Dividend Yield 2.2%

FelCor Lodging Trust (NYSE: FCH)

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST)

Strategic Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BEE)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95.5% of the 134 members who have rated Pebblebrook believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Clint35 and cautiouswillie.

Just last month , Clint35 tapped Pebblebrook as an attractive income opportunity:

Pretty cheap. Decent dividend which will probably get bigger in a few years. Now's a good time to get in before the hotel industry fully recovers.

In fact, Pebblebrook currently sports a cheapish price-to-book of 1.2. That represents a discount to other hotel REITs like FelCor (7.3), Host Hotels (1.9), and Strategic Hotels (3.5)

CAPS member cautiouswillie expands on Pebblebrook as a favorable jockey bet:

Jon Bortz did his magic at laSalle. Now he has a new vehicle and they're buying hotels at distressed prices. When the hotel business bounces back, they'll be sitting very pretty ... assuming they have the discipline to not buy when prices inflate, as they always do toward the end of the cycle.

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