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Priceline Star Rating Standards

Like other well known rating systems, priceline evaluates hotels based on criteria such as size of rooms, quality of decor, level of amenities and reputation. Priceline hotel participants are nationally recognized name-brand or quality independent hotels. Priceline will search at the star level you requested or higher.

Resort


Hotels in this category are designed to impress with extensive facilites for an enjoyable vacation experience. Priceline.com resorts will offer a spa or fitness facility, one or more pools, and multiple food and beverage choices. All priceline.com resorts reflect the area and the season with recreational options such as water sports, tennis, snow skiing or golf. Those resorts in coastal areas will feature beachfront access. Not just a hotel...a destination.

Condo


Condos typically offer more spacious accommodations than a standard hotel room. The property may offer limited on-site services and amenities but is perfect for the traveler looking for some of the comforts of home. In-room amenities may include a color television with remote control, telephone with messaging, a radio alarm clock, hairdryers, iron and ironing boards and laundry services. Housekeeping services are also provided. Evening check-in procedures may vary by property. Please be sure to verify check-in procedures with the property.

1-Star


Priceline's 1 star hotels are national name-brand and quality independent hotels that focus on the budget conscious traveler. These hotels are generally low rise and are located near major attractions, convenient intersections or major interstates. Basic furnishings are clean and in good condition. Although most properties do not have a restaurant on site, they are often in close proximity.

2-Star


Priceline's 2 star hotels are national name brand and quality independent hotels with a reputation for offering a consistent level of quality and amenities. These hotels provide basic amenities and services and accommodations are clean and comfortable. These hotels are generally located near major attractions, intersections and casual dining restaurants. Some hotels may offer limited restaurant service within the hotel.

2-Star


Priceline's 2 star hotels are national name brand and quality independent hotels with tasteful accommodations, sometimes with a residential feel. Public spaces are casual yet distinctive, and hotel rooms are well appointed and often feature amenities for the business traveler. While hotel services may be somewhat limited, 24-hour Front Desk and daily housekeeping services are provided. Hotels usually feature a restaurant for breakfast.

3-star


The most recognized name brands and quality independent hotels in the industry, these hotels feature high quality hotel rooms and well-decorated public spaces. On-site dining is offered but may not be available for all three meals. A fitness room may also be available.

3-star


The most recognized name brands and quality independent hotels in the industry, these hotels feature high quality hotel rooms and well-decorated public spaces. Along with all of the amenities of 3 star hotel, 3 star hotels offer a higher level of guest service. In addition, hotels will offer a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and in-room dining. A fitness center may also be available.

4-Star


These are the world's deluxe hotels, offering premium level service and amenities for the most discerning traveler. Rooms and public spaces are beautifully furnished with attention to detail. Hotel rooms often feature upgraded amenities, bathrobes, and in-room safes. Multiple dining options are frequently available as well as room service. Comprehensive business services, fitness centers, and concierge services are usually offered.

5-Star


Luxury hotels offer the very best money can buy and the absolute highest levels of quality and amenities. They are the most elite hotels in the world. Less than 1 hotel in 5,000 qualifies for 5 star status. These hotels are typically located in major cities or resort areas.

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