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BC Hotels and Ratings

BC Hotels and Ratings

National Ratings awarded by the regional rating authorities appear for hotels in Europe and parts of Asia. When the national rating does not correspond to our display of 1.0 to 5.0-stars, additional information regarding the rating is listed in an advisory box, located in our BC Hotels / Resorts listing section on this site.

1 Star - These basic BC hotels, motels, hostels, and dormitories offer no-frills accommodations with minimal on-site facilities. Public access and guest reception may not operate 24 hours. Daily housekeeping service may not be offered. Guestrooms are small and functional, but may not have private bathrooms, TVs, or in-room telephones.

1 1/2 Stars - Hostels and dormitories in this classification customarily offer additional amenities such as billiard games, Internet stations, and conversational seating areas. Basic motels may offer 24-hour reception, daily housekeeping service and private bathrooms.

2 Stars - These budget BC hotels offer clean accommodations. Most offer 24-hour reception, daily housekeeping service, TVs, telephones, clothes racks or small closets, and private bathrooms—possibly with showers only. On-site dining is usually limited to a Continental breakfast at these BC hotels.

2 1/2 Stars - This classification contains limited-service BC hotels (often all-suite economy properties in North America) offering upgraded quality and expanded comfort, without the amenities of full-service hotels such as a restaurant or bell staff. An expanded Continental breakfast, including hot items, is often served in a breakfast room.

3 Stars - Many of our BC hotels are in this classification and place a greater emphasis on comfort and service, with many offering an on-site restaurant and bar. Baggage assistance is often available. Guestrooms typically feature more space, comfortable seating, and better quality bedding. Bathrooms are often larger, with shower/tub combinations and expanded counter space. A large percentage of our BC hotel golf packages fall into this and the 3 1/2 star category.

3 1/2 Stars - Many of these BC hotels feature multiple restaurants, uniformed bell staff, and enhanced lobbies with upscale decor and live plants. Most properties feature upgraded guestroom decor, large desks paired with comfortable workstation chairs, and TVs housed in armoires. Amenities may include larger bathrooms, incandescent lighting, and stone counters. Resorts, and some hotels in Asia, often feature attractive pool areas and small spa facilities or massage treatment rooms. A large percentage of our BC hotel golf packages fall into this and the 3 star category.

4 Stars- Lobbies typically offer upscale decor and multiple conversational areas. Services often include a dedicated concierge, valet parking, turndown service by request, and 24-hour room service. Guestrooms usually feature superior amenities such as large beds, additional seating, minibars, laptop-compatible safes, pillowtop mattresses, bathrobes, and upscale bath products. Decorative features such as crown molding, bathroom artwork, and granite or marble accents may appear.  An excellent example would be Predator Ridge Resort located in the Okanagan (just north of Kelowna) or the Bear Mountain Resort and Spa in Victoria.

4 1/2 Stars - Fresh flowers, original art, and luxurious furnishings often adorn the lobbies. Amenities customarily include fine-dining restaurants (occasionally award-winning), 24-hour room service with hot food items, and automatic turn down service. Personalized service aims to anticipate guest needs. Guestrooms typically feature premium hardwood furniture, luxurious bedding with triple sheeting, and large bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers, and materials such as granite or marble. A great example would be the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel.

5 Stars - Amenities typically include gourmet dining, luxury spas, and full-service health clubs with lavish locker rooms. Features may include upgraded check-in, a welcome amenity, and butler service on all or select floors. Guestroom decor is often elegant and may include coordinated fabrics on drapes, chairs, headboards, and duvets. Electronic features sometimes include bedside controls for drapes, lighting, and surround-sound. Over sized bathrooms are often clad in marble, with premium, custom-built features, dual-sink vanities, enclosed toilets, premium spa-brand toiletries, and fresh flowers or live plants. Five-star resorts typically offer signature golf courses, tennis centres with choice of playing surfaces, health clubs with personal trainers, luxurious spas, cultural activities, and children's day camps.

We have also taken into consideration the specific amenities that our golfers enjoy to adjust these ratings we we deem appropriate. Many of these features, amenities and services include but not limited too...

  • Easy access to dining - ie walkable
  • Easy access to downtown area for night life and over all post golf entertainment
  • BC Hotels with an included breakfast - as the logistics to access breakfast for 16 at a local restaurant is challenging for space and timing
  • BC Hotels that provide extra perks to our golf groups, ie "welcome gifts" extended check out privileges, early check-in, and pre check in luggage storage
  • Free shuttle service (limited service)