Typically smaller hotels managed by the proprietor. The
hotel is often 2 stories high and usually has a more personal
atmosphere. 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.
Typical National Chains: Econolodge,
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.
Typical National Chains: Days Inn, LaQuinta
Typically these hotels offer more spacious accommodations
that include well appointed rooms and decorated lobbies.
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.
Typical National Chains: Hilton, Holiday
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.
Typical National Chains: Hyatt, Marriott.
These are hotels that offer 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 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 assist you.
Typical National Chains: Ritz Carlton,
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