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With Hotwire, you cannot find out specific hotels before you pay.  Hotwire changes neighborhood boundaries and hotels used too often for anyone to predict for certain.

However, you can learn what amenities to expect with each Hotwire hotel rating, as well as typical chains on the Hotwire hotel list for each ranking. 

Although its hotel ratings track AAA auto club diamond rankings, Hotwire does alter its ratings based on customer feedback.

Expect best Hotwire discounts on quality ratings of 3 to 5 stars, with 4-star ones frequently the best deals.

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An overview of Hotwire's 1- to 5-star hotel ratings

5-star "Luxury"

Think of 5-star hotels as where heads of state and the wealthiest people stay. Expect utmost in superb service and amenities.

Few hotels rank 4.5 or 5 stars. Very few cities have even one.

  • Typically not large chains.
  • A few chain ones such as some Intercontinental hotels.

4.5-star "Ultra deluxe"

One small step below best in world.
  • Le Meridien,
  • Intercontinental,
  • Sofitel.

4-star "Deluxe" — Big Hotwire discounts

Think deluxe and appropriately stylish for business or pleasure.

  • Upscale dining
  • Extended room service hours
  • Concierge
  • Business center

Usually best locations for either business or pleasure.

Some typical 4-star hotel names include those operated by

  • Hilton,
  • Hyatt,
  • Westin,
  • Sheraton,
  • Kimpton,
  • Intercontinental,
  • Omni,
  • Novotel.

There are many more 4-star hotels than 4.5- and 5-star ones.

3.5-star "Distinctive"

Expect excellent dining choices and other amenities, as well as typically more convenient locations.

  • Embassy Suites,
  • Radisson,
  • DoubleTree,
  • Hilton,
  • Club Quarters,
  • Sheraton,
  • Crowne Plaza.

Not all hotels in a chain share the same quality ranking. That's why you see some double listings here.

3-star "Midscale"

Expect considerably more service and comfort than at lower-ranked hotels.

When near airports, flight crews often stay at these on the 3-star Hotwire hotel list:

  • DoubleTree,
  • Radisson,
  • Crowne Plaza,
  • Four Points by Sheraton,
  • Hilton Garden Inns,
  • Hampton Inns,
  • Aloft Hotels,
  • Sheraton,
  • Wingate Inns by Wyndham,
  • Staybridge Suites.

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2.5-star "Value"

Although these are limited-service hotels and motor inns, they often offer free Internet access, premium cable channels, and complementary breakfasts. May have access to business and fitness centers. 

Typical 2.5 star brands used by Hotwire include

  • Holiday Inn Express,
  • Best Western,
  • Ramada,
  • Hampton Inns,
  • Holiday Inn,
  • Clarion,
  • La Quinta,
  • Staybridge Suites,
  • Comfort Inns,
  • Days Inns.

Many offer complementary breakfasts.

2-star "Economy"

These limited-service hotels and motor inns offer basic rooms with such perks as an ironing board or coffee maker. They may offer a complementary light breakfast.

  • Baymont Inns,
  • Howard Johnson Inns,
  • Days Inn,
  • Super 8,
  • Red Roof,
  • EconoLodge,
  • Microtel,
  • Candlewood Suites,
  • America's Best Value Inn.

1-star "Motel"

To be on the 1-star link hotel list, motels and hotels must be clean, but need not offer any frills whatsoever.

  • TravelLodge,
  • EconoLodge,
  • Rodeway Inns,
  • Knights Inns,
  • Days Inns,
  • Super 8.

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Hotwire guarantees its low prices. If, within 24 hours you find a lower rate for an identical “Hot Rate” booking (date, hotel, type of room, etc.) available to the general public, Hotwire pays you the difference.

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