How Are Hotels Ranked?

In the realm of travel and hospitality, few words are as captivating as “luxury resorts.” 

Hotel rankings generally range from one to five stars, with each star signifying a higher level of service, facilities, and overall quality.

There are several ranking systems, but the two most widely recognized are the AAA Diamond Rating System and the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating System.

AAA uses a diamond rating system rated by professional evaluators who anonymously visit and assess the properties based on: – Cleanliness – Comfort – Security – Available services and amenities

Forbes Travel Guide uses a star rating system. Their highly trained inspectors visit properties (also anonymously) and evaluate them based on up to 800 criteria.

Several more respected sources provide regularly updated lists and rankings of top hotels.

U.S. News & World Report publishes annual rankings of hotels in the USA and worldwide. includes guest reviews and ratings. You can sort by “top reviewed” to see highly rated 4-star and 5-star hotels.

Tripadvisor, known for its traveler reviews, provides hotel rankings. You can also filter this site for 4-star and 5-star hotels in specific locations.

User reviews and experiences can provide additional, valuable insight into a hotel’s quality of service and accommodations.

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