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Public-images-osm logo.svg tourism = hotel
Hotel pool - panoramio.jpg
Hotel - an establishment that provides paid lodging Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Group: Tourism
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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 and childcare. Some hotels have conference services and meeting rooms to encourage groups to hold conventions and meetings at their location.

How to map

There are multiple ways to map a hotel, for a given object use one of them.

As a campus

  • Draw an area for the campus of the hotel, comprising buildings and outdoor areas. Apply tourism=hotel.
  • Draw the area(s) for the building(s) inside the campus, and tag them with building=* according to their typology.
  • If there are no outdoor areas, both the tourism and the building tags are applied to the building.
  • Draw further facilities, such as amenity=parking or leisure=swimming_pool within the campus.

As a building

As a node

If unable to make detailed survey one may

  • create a node at the centre of the area with tourism=hotel.
  • if possible, draw the area(s) for the building(s) inside the campus, and tag them with building=* according to their typology.

Additional tags

Closed hotels, with traces of hotel remaining

Currently, there is a proposal that is able to deal with all kind of ratings (Such as stars, diamonds, etc.). See Proposed features/Awards and ratings. This system also proposes award:hotelstars=* for the European Hotelstar system.

United Kingdom Food Hygiene Rating Service

In the UK, all premises that prepare or provide food are regularly inspected by the Food Standards Agency and given a hygiene rating of 1-5 stars. The UK community use fhrs:id=* to link to the official UK government Open Data on UK Food Hygiene Rating System. It is also an approved source for addresses.


Picture/Description Tags Example map rendering Hotel-16.svg
Hcom 1097758 7 b.jpg tourism=hotel
name=American Hotel

See also

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