Star-ratings are a way you can learn what to generally expect in regards to quality and service when you book a hotel or vacation rental. Five-stars is the highest rating.
5 stars: No detail is left unaccounted for at these breathtaking hotels. With a plethora of amenities, above-and-beyond accommodations, and stellar service, you’ll feel like royalty during your stay. Five-star vacation rentals are simply phenomenal. They are spacious and modern with high-end amenities and extras, plus, they’re close to the main attractions of the area.
4 stars: These unbelievable hotels offer over-the-top amenities in a great location. They typically have large beds, spacious rooms, onsite restaurants or bars, pools, and more. At vacation rentals, you can expect high-end homes and condos with state-of-the-art technology and beautiful décor.
3 stars: A stay at a three-star hotel is comfortable, clean, and value oriented. They tend to be brand-name chains that offer predictable stays at a moderate rate. These vacation rentals are cozy and neat at a good rate. They often have a kitchen, multiple bedrooms, and a spacious living area.
2 stars: Offering limited extras, both these hotels and vacation rentals are always affordably priced. They are typically on the older side, often are set back from the main attractions, and are a bit smaller.
1 star: The cheap price is the main attraction at these 1-star properties. The hotels, or possibly hostels, tend to be smaller side and may have shared rooms or bathrooms. Vacation rentals tend to be dated and out of the way.