"Hot" is nice, but "hot" without the "cute" usually has a personality I like to avoid. The girls I call "cute" have great personalities and make me laugh, and they are pleasant to be around! I would love to go out with a girl that's mostly cute but has a little bit of hot in her to fire up that attraction--that's the perfect girl for me :)
For me, it would all depend on their personalities. A girl can be the hottest chick for 100 miles, but still terrible to be around and vice versa. In this case, personality would be the ultimate determining factor.