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Public-images-osm logo.svg tourism = hotel
Hcom 1097758 7 b.jpg
An establishment that provides paid lodging.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: De facto

A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a short-term basis. Hotels often provide a number of additional guest services such as a restaurant, a swimming pool or childcare. Some hotels have conference services and meeting rooms and encourage groups to hold conventions and meetings at their location

How to map

If high resolution imagery is available, or you have walked around the perimeter of the area and have a suitable GPX trace, draw the outline of the hotel grounds and add the tags to the way. If not, create a node at the centre of the area. In either case, the main tag to use is tourism=hotel. Draw the building itself and add the tag building=hotel. If the hotel grounds is comprised of only the building (ie, there is no outside area or car park), both the tourism=hotel and building=hotel tags can be applied to the same outline.

You can name the hotel with name=* and the quality categorization with stars=* (where typical values are in the range 1–5). rooms=* and beds=* are also used.


In some countries (think Ecuador) it seems it's the hotel owner himself that assign stars. The rating tends to be rather high. Other hotels don't rate themselves at all, thinking it's not their job. How should we tag hotels if there is no official rating? I suggest we use the Hotelstars rating from the Wikipedia page (see stars=*). However, I've never seen the Superior flag in use, and there's no tag for it in openstreetmap. I suggest use the rating without the S flag.

There is a nice proposal that is able to deal with all kind of ratings (be it stars or diamonds or whatever) also in parallel: Proposed features/Awards and ratings. This system proposes award:hotelstars=* for the European Hotelstar system.


Picture/Description Tags Mapnik OSB hotel.png
Hcom 1097758 7 b.jpg tourism=hotel
name=American Hotel

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See also

amenity=hotel - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!