Hotel Star Ratings

Luxury hotels are one of the hotels that most of us want to stay in when going on a vacation or travelling. This is a place where we could experience the best accommodation. Basically, we have hotel star ratings and people regard high starred hotels to be better than other hotels. Below, we are going to talk about hotels, star ratings, and what they actually mean. So if you are planning to travel and prefer luxury hotels, this article is for you.

Bay Hotel Singapore is a boutique hotel that overlooks Mount Faber, and is within vicinity to Harbourfront, Vivocity. It has a cosmopolitan feel with an idyllic charm and is suitable for any traveler looking for a comfortable stay in Singapore. You should check their site out if you are looking for a good hotel to stay in Singapore:


Before anything else, let us first four and five-star hotels. Nyssa Chopra will tell us the difference between the two.

What is the Difference between four- and five-star hotels?

It is quite the debatable question in the travel tourism, and hospitality industries. To make matters more confusing, not only are there multiple rating systems (Forbes, AAA, etc.), but also the standards upon which the stars are designated are completely arbitrary and they vary from country to country. I’ve had incredibly memorable experience at 4* hotels and a few sub-par experience at 5* hotels, so I view the ratings with a slight reluctance. Read more here.

            Provided above are what we actually need to know and expect when planning to book a four or a five-star hotel. However, some people don’t really know what those hotel star ratings are. That is why SARAH PASCARELLA will tell us what hotel star ratings really mean. Let us read about it in her article below.

What Do Hotel Star Ratings Really Mean?

It’s easy to get confused over the quality and value of hotel star ratings. You might see the same property listed as five stars from, four stars from Travelocity, and three from Orbitz, for example. What do the hotel star ratings even mean if they’re not consistent from website to website?

When I looked into it, there seemed to be no one-size-fits-all measurement to rate a hotel’s value, amenities, and overall potential for customer satisfaction. So I dug deeper.

David Dennis, product manager for Expedia, agreed that hotel star ratings can be confusing. “Our customer and media feedback all said hotel rankings seemed arbitrary, and that the ratings couldn’t be trusted. As such, we recently revamped our classification system to take all hotel data—amenities, media reviews, customer experience, and professional benchmarks—into a weighted average ranking.” Read more here.

Now we know what the star ratings really mean. Definitions of the different star ratings from three major travel sites are given above. There are also sample hotels and what they can offer their clients. However, many people are questioning if hotel star ratings really mean anything anymore. Claire Hu will tell us all about it.

Do hotel star ratings mean anything anymore?

Plush romantic beach holiday?

You go for a five-star place.

Budget city crash pad?

A two- or three-star joint.

Simple, right?

Not anymore.

For many travelers, user-generated online reviews have become the go-to source for information when booking hotels.

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TripAdvisor says more than 150 million reviews and opinions are posted on its pages, with 2,800 new topics added every day to the site’s forums. Read more here.

Each country has a different requirement and standard for a hotel star rating that is why when looking up in internet, we have to double check. Know what the country’s standards are before choosing a hotel. Or else, we would be ending up with wrong expectations that would make you regret.  It is good to consider hotel star ratings in choosing a hotel but we have to be careful. In in doubt, then it is better for you to for reviews about the hotels that you are considering.