Typically smaller hotels managed by the proprietor.
The hotel is often 2 - 4 stories high and usually has a more personal
atmosphere. It's 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.
Usually denotes independent and name brand hotel
chains with a reputation for offering consistent quality amenities.
The hotel is usually small to medium-sized and conveniently located to
moderately priced attractions. The facilities typically include
telephones and TV's in the bedroom. Some hotels offer limited
restaurant service; however, room service and bellhop service is
usually not provided.
Typically these hotels offer more spacious
accommodations that include well appointed rooms and decorated
lobbies. Bellhop service is usually not 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. Valet
parking, fitness centers and pools are often provided.
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 one or more pools
are often provided.
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's, 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