How We Create Our Luxury Star Rating for Hotels

Choosing a hotel for your next trip can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, how do you know which one offers the best value for your money, or which one truly lives up to its “luxury” claim? That’s where we come in.

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through our detailed, carefully crafted system for evaluating and rating luxury hotels. Our goal is to provide you with unbiased, accurate, and comprehensive ratings you can trust when choosing your next luxury stay. We have developed a unique rating methodology that takes into consideration multiple crucial factors to provide you with the most reliable luxury star rating.

Our Evaluation Criteria

When we evaluate hotels, we consider four key factors:

  • Reputation of the Luxury Brand: A hotel’s reputation gives us a lot of information about the quality of service and experience you can expect. It reflects how the hotel has performed over time and how it is perceived by guests. It is a testament to the hotel’s commitment to upholding the standards that make for a truly luxurious experience.
  • Luxury Level of Hotel Design and Decor: The design and decor of a hotel play a significant role in creating the luxurious atmosphere that guests expect. We look for hotels that go beyond functionality to offer aesthetically pleasing, well-designed spaces that enhance the guest experience.
  • Standard of Luxury Service: This goes beyond basic customer service. Luxury service is about anticipating guests’ needs, paying attention to details, and going the extra mile to ensure guest comfort and satisfaction.
  • Quality of Luxury Dining Options: A true luxury hotel should offer excellent dining options – restaurants with delectable food, excellent service, and a pleasing ambiance.

Each of these criteria plays a pivotal role in defining the ultimate luxury experience and sets the finest hotels apart from the competition.

Scoring the Hotels

Each hotel is scored from 1 to 10 for each criterion. A score of 10 indicates that the hotel excels in that category, offering experiences that are not just satisfactory but exceptional. Conversely, a score of 1 indicates that the hotel falls short of expectations in that category and has considerable room for improvement.

Our scoring process involves in-depth research, including reading customer reviews and feedback, and when possible, visiting the hotels ourselves to get a firsthand experience.

Calculating the Overall Score

Once we’ve scored each hotel on all four criteria, we calculate the overall score. We use a comprehensive evaluation system in which each criterion is given a different weightage.

  1. Reputation of the Luxury Brand, weight 30% 
  2. Luxury Level of Hotel Design and Decor, weight 25% 
  3. Standard of Luxury Service, weight 30% 
  4. Quality of Luxury Dining Options, weight 15%

This way, each hotel gets a score that reflects its performance across all categories, rather than excelling in just one.

Converting to Star Ratings

But we don’t stop there. We want our ratings to be easy to understand at a glance. That’s why we convert our overall scores to a star rating system on a scale of 1 to 5.

Here’s how we do it:

Star Rating = Luxury Score + ((Overall Score – min Overall Score) / (max Overall Score – min Overall Score)) * (5.0 – Luxury Score)

A hotel with a maximum score will have a 5-star rating, while a hotel with less score will have a lower star rating based on the score the hotel obtained.

Why Trust Our Ratings?

You might be wondering, why should you trust our ratings? Well, our ratings are the result of meticulous research and analysis. We take pride in the rigor and fairness of our evaluation process.

Our scoring system leaves no room for bias. Every score reflects our honest, informed opinion on the performance of each hotel against each criterion. Our mission is not to promote any hotel or brand, but to provide you, the traveler, with trustworthy information so that you can make the best decision when choosing your luxury accommodation.


We hope this guide has given you a clear understanding of our rating system. It’s designed to help you make the most informed decision possible when choosing your next luxury hotel. Remember, the best hotel is the one that matches your personal needs and preferences, and we are here to help you find it!

Please feel free to explore our luxury hotel star ratings. We’re confident they will serve as a reliable guide for your next luxury getaway.