comes from French language. Traditionally, hotels only provided care for visitors, accommodaton not being a part of it.
is a smaller but luxurious hotel that has 10-100 rooms. The concept was started n 1980’s in large cities like London, New York and San Francisco.
standing for “Motor Hotel” is used for the budget hotels located near highways. The reason why this word appeared is that Arthur Heinemann, who opened his own motel in 1925, was not able to fit “Milestone Motor Hotel” in the nameplate of the hotel.
Take a look at price comparisons across the world. You can see how each city's 5 Star hotel prices compare to the 1 Star hotel prices, as well as how cities rank against each other. Notice Punta Cana has the most expensive 5 Star hotels in the world, by a longshot, but also cheap 1 Star hotels? Perhaps because they are simply known for their luxury hotels.
Highlight a particular region by selecting from the drop down below. Why not see if your favorite city is there? Highlight it by selecting from the second dropdown.
Take a look at what's going on in the United States.
Looks like New York City won "Most Expensive" in every class but one. Miami surpassed them in terms of luxury 5 Star resorts.
|One-star||Meets budget basic needs||Economy, no-frills accommodations||Simple accommodations|
|Two-star||Meets basic needs||Value, clean, basic||Value, comfortable, affordable|
|Three-star||High service, additional amenities||Quality, style, comfort, personalized service||Mid-scale, convenience plus comfort|
|Four-star||Superior property, variety of amenities||Superior, upscale, high quality||Deluxe/upscale, comfort plus quality|
|Five-star||Luxury setting, flawless guest services||Finest hotels, luxury, superlative service, highest comfort standards||Luxury, first-class services, well equipped and state of the art facilities|
|Hostel||An establishment that provides inexpensive food and lodging for a specific group of people, such as students, workers, or travelers.|
|Airbnb||Airbnb is a peer-to-peer accommodation market place that connects hosts(vendors of rooms/accommodations) and travelers via its website. Airbnb enables transactions between these two entities by charging a 'service fee' without directly owning any rooms by itself. Security and safety of the accommodation is not always vetted by Airbnb and are completely left to travelers to choose based on published reviews. Unlike traditional hotels, Airbnb scales not by scaling inventory but by increasing the hosts and travelers and matching them with each other.|
Stumped on where your wanderlust should take you next? Budget a factor?
Hover over cities to see the average price of accomodations in that city,
as well as an overall price ranking as compared to the other destinations!
Average Price higher than $99 a Night
Average Price between $50 and $99 a Night
Average Price less than $50 a Night
If you have money to blow, Punta Cana is definitely the place to go!
The nicest cities would be St. Moritz, Switzerland; Reims, France, and St. Tropez, France.
The most afforable options are Tirana, Albania; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Bucharest, Romania.
(But hey, it's still a European vacation right?)
The most expensive stops would be Hong Kong and Macao, China.
The most affordable would be Shanghai, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(Kuala Lumpur is the sixth most visited city in the world, with 8.9 million tourists per year.)
The Middle East:
The most expensive hotels can be found in Jerusalem, Israel and Muscat, Oman.
The most affordable option is Antlaya, Turkey.
(The city was founded as "Attaleia" (Greek: Αττάλεια), named after its founder Attalos II, king of Pergamon)
New York and Miami, of course. But if you're willing to speak a little Spanish-
Rio de Janeiro , Brazil and Cancun, Mexico have much better luxury prices for an exotic vacation.
Mexico City, Mexico and Bogota, Colombia are the most afforadable, but we've heard about things that go on there...
so make sure to splurge for a higher rated hotel!