Bed and Breakfasts Inspected: Rating Guides and Associations
Lodgings with a one-diamond rating provide good but modest accommodations. Establishments are functional, emphasizing clean and comfortable rooms. They must meet the basic needs of privacy and cleanliness. Rates are generally economical.
The two-diamond lodging maintains the attributes offered at the one diamond level, while showing noticeable enhancements in decor and/or quality of furnishings. They may be recently constructed or older properties, both targeting the needs of a budget-oriented traveler.
Establishments rated three diamond offer a degree of sophistication. Additional amenities, services and facilities may be offered. There is a marked upgrade in services and comfort.
Excellent properties displaying a high level of service and hospitality are given a four-diamond rating. These properties offer a wide variety of amenities and upscale facilities — inside the room, on the grounds and in the public areas.
Lodgings awarded five diamonds are renowned. They exhibit an
exceptionally high degree of service; striking, luxurious facilities; and many
extra amenities. Guest services are executed and presented in a flawless manner.
The guest will be pampered by a very professional, attentive staff. The
facilities and operation help set the standards in hospitality and service.
A Mobil One-Star Lodging Establishment is a limited service Hotel/Motel that is considered a clean, comfortable and reliable establishment.
A Mobil Two-Star Lodging Establishment is a Hotel/Resort that is considered a clean, comfortable and reliable establishment, but also has expanded amenities, such as a full-service Restaurant on the property.
A Mobil Three-Star Lodging Establishment is a Hotel/Resort which is well-appointed, with a full-service Restaurant and expanded amenities, such as, but not limited to: fitness center, golf course, tennis courts, 24-hour room service, and optional turndown service.
A Mobil Four-Star Lodging Establishment is a Hotel/Resort/Inn which provides a luxury experience with expanded amenities in a distinctive environment. Services may include, but are not limited to: automatic turndown service, 24 hour room service, and valet parking.
A Mobil Five-Star Lodging Establishment provides consistently superlative service in an exceptionally distinctive luxury environment with expanded services. Attention to detail is evident throughout the Hotel/Resort/Inn from the bed linens to staff uniforms.
Mobil Travel Guide recognizes the individualized nature of many different types of lodging establishments, such as bed-and-breakfasts, limited service inns, guest ranches and other unique hotel properties. For that reason, we have chosen to place our stamp of approval on the properties that fall into this category in lieu of applying our traditional Mobil One – Five Star rating.
In response to consumer demand, VisitBritain, the Automobile Association and RAC have joined forces to create one overall rating scheme for serviced accommodation, using Stars to represent Hotels and Diamonds for Guest Accommodation (including guesthouses, inns, farmhouses, bed & breakfasts). The scheme puts greater emphasis on quality in Hotels and Guest Accommodation – particularly in areas of cleanliness and guest care.
Serviced Accommodation: Stars (VisitBritain, AA, RAC)
Star ratings symbolise the level of service, range of
facilities and quality of guest care that you can expect. Hotels are required to
meet progressively higher standards as they move up the scale from one to five
One diamond Guest Accommodation: Clean and comfortable accommodation, providing breakfast, and helpful service.
Two diamond Guest Accommodation: Good overall level of quality and comfort, with greater emphasis on guest care.
Three diamond Guest Accommodation: Well maintained, practical decor, a good choice of breakfast dishes, a very good level of customer care.
Four diamond Guest Accommodation: An even higher level of quality and comfort. Very good levels of customer care.
Five diamond Guest Accommodation: Exceptional overall quality in furnishing and rooms and customer care, anticipating guests' needs. Exceptional level of quality.
Associations The following bed & breakfast associations have inspection requirements for membership. Please see the individual association website for more details on their inspection requirements and frequency.