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What Do Hotel Star Ratings Mean, Anyway?
You’ve heard about hotel star ratings before, as in, “this is a five-star hotel!” But have you ever taken a look at what, exactly, those ratings entail? We all know that a five-star rating is the best, while a one-star rating is the low end of the spectrum. Beyond that, the details can become a little fuzzy. This is thanks in part to so many travel websites, customer reviews, and independent rating systems. It’s hard to know what the true standards for particular star ratings even are anymore. So, the good people at The Best Western Siesta Key are here to help you understand this rating system before your next travel adventure.
A five-star hotel rating indicates the utmost in luxury accommodations. Plan on superior service that anticipates your every need- you’ll be able to hear their five-star rating over the phone. The in-room and on-site amenities will be beyond compare and will include luxuries like garden-size bathtubs, round-the-clock room service, a luxury spa on site, fabulous dining, and beautiful Olympic-sized swimming pools.
At a four-star hotel, you’ll find deluxe accommodations along with several “extras” to make your stay as comfortable as possible. High-quality products and services define a four-star hotel, so be ready for delicious linens and toiletries as well as upscale dining and plush common areas throughout the property.
A three-star hotel will include valuable,mid-scale comfort, providing quality service, and some unique amenities along with the basics. While a three-star hotel might not have a giant garden tub in each guest room, there may be a fun tiki-hut patio restaurant next to the pool. You’ll also find personalized service at a three-star hotel that guarantees quality, style, and comfort.
A two-star hotel is where value meets accommodation. Usually, these hotels are known for their affordable price but are still quite comfortable. If you’re in the area to sight-see, rather than to relax at the hotel itself, a two-star hotel is a great place to stay. You can rest comfortably and safely at the end of a long day while sparing your budget for other vacation costs.
One-star hotels are simply a great place to rest your head. These are clean, comfortable spaces with no frills. It’s unlikely to find on-site dining or even room service, but you will find a clean room, a place to shower and rest before moving on. A one-star rating does not mean the hotel is dirty, in disrepair, or in a bad neighborhood. It simply means that only basic amenities are provided, keeping costs low and within budget.
When choosing a hotel for your next traveling adventure, think about what you hope to gain from your accommodations. Are you looking to stay in the lap of luxury or do you simply need a place to sleep after a long day of sight-seeing? If you have special preferences, review a hotel’s website to make sure they will accommodate your request. When traveling to Siesta Key, we hope you’ll consider staying with us at The Best Western Siesta Key, as we provide plenty of quality amenities as well as excellent service and comfort for your stay. Contact us about the amenities and services we provide so we can help you make an excellent choice before you visit.