Hotel star rating
Hotel star rating is a system that classifies hotels according to their quality, services, and amenities. It helps travelers understand the level of luxury, comfort, and facilities they can expect from a hotel.
The criteria for hotel ratings vary by country and sometimes even within regions of the same country, as there is no universal standard. Here are the typical category descriptions.
One-star hotels are budget-friendly accommodations with basic room options and limited amenities. They are often small or independently owned, focusing on affordability and basic comfort.
Two-star hotels are similar to one-star hotels but generally offer consistent quality, comfort, and more amenities, such as room televisions, hygiene essentials, on-site dining options, and daily housekeeping.
Three-star hotels are more comfortable accommodations with a broader range of amenities, such as a restaurant on-site, room service, sometimes a gym or a swimming pool, and well-decorated, more spacious rooms.
Four-star hotels are upscale establishments offering high-quality service and a wide range of amenities. They often feature luxurious and stylish décor, spacious rooms, multiple dining options, fitness centers, swimming pools, and concierge services.
Some rating systems also include a half-star category for more nuanced grading. Additionally, some countries have their own specific rating systems, like the AA stars in the UK or the Diamond ratings in North America. Several private organizations and review platforms also offer their own rating systems.