Star Rating Explained

5 Star

These are hotels that offer only the highest level of accommodations and services. The properties offer a high degree of personal service. Although most five star hotels are large properties, sometimes the small independent (non-chain) property offers an elegant intimacy that can not be achieved in the larger setting. The hotel locations can vary from the very exclusive locations of a suburban area, to the heart of downtown. The hotel lobbies are sumptuous, the rooms complete with stylish furnishing and quality linens. The amenities often include: VCR, CD stereos, garden tubs or Jacuzzis, in-room video library, heated pools and more. The hotels feature up to three restaurants all with exquisite menus. Room service is usually available 24 hours a day. Fitness Centers and valet and/or garage parking are typically available. A concierge is also available to assist you. Items listed may not all be offered at every property in a specific rating classification. Some criteria may vary from country to country. These guidelines are subject to change.

4 Star

Mostly large, formal hotels with smart reception areas, front desk service and bellhop service. The hotels are most often located near other hotels of the same caliber and are usually found near shopping, dining and other major attractions. The level of service is well above average and the rooms are well lit and well furnished. Restaurant dining is usually available and may include more than one choice. Some properties will offer continental breakfast and/or happy hour delicacies. Room service is usually available during most hours. Valet parking and/or garage service is also usually available. Concierge services, fitness centers and at least one pool are often provided. Items listed may not all be offered at every property in a specific rating classification. Some criteria may vary from country to country. These guidelines are subject to change.

3 Star

Typically these hotels offer more spacious accommodations that include well appointed rooms and decorated lobbies. Bellhop service is usually available. They are often located near major expressways or business areas, convenient to shopping and moderate to high priced attractions. The hotels usually feature medium-sized restaurants that typically offer service breakfast through dinner. Room service availability may vary. Items listed may not all be offered at every property in a specific rating classification. Some criteria may vary from country to country. These guidelines are subject to change.

2 Star

Typically smaller hotels managed by the proprietor. The hotel is often 2 - 4 stories high and usually has a more personal atmosphere. It is usually located near affordable attractions, major intersections and convenient to public transportation. Furnishings and facilities are clean but basic. Most will not have a restaurant on site but are usually within walking distance to some good low-priced dining. Public access, past certain hours, may be restricted. Items listed may not all be offered at every property in a specific rating classification. Some criteria may vary from country to country. These guidelines are subject to change.

1 Star

These budget accommodations offer no-frills with minimal on-site facilities. Public access and guest to reception may not operate 24hours. House keeping service is available on request. Guestrooms are small and functional, but may have private bathrooms, TVs, or in-room telephones. Items listed may not all be offered at every property in a specific rating classification. Some criteria may vary from country to country. These guidelines are subject to change.

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