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Shouldn't it be possible to add this tag to areas, where the building is outlined? Daveemtb 00:41, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Can't we have something like a category/rating for the hotel: 1 star, 2 stars, ... 5 stars? We can use stars=x or category=x stars Cipt2001 20:38, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

I've been using stars=x -Andrew T 23:03, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
I support that. I've been using hotel outlines as amenity=public_building for lack of a better tag, which is basically not a lie... ;) Also, I think stars/category information would be quite useful. I'll use stars=x too. --Max 21:58, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
we definitely need a way to rate it. I'll use stars=x too. --EdoM (lets talk about it) 07:29, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
As I am a great fan of Backpacking and the Lonely-Planet Guides: I would introduce a rating based on price level. Espeacially in developing countries a star rating is useless fo the backpacking tourist. I would suggest something like price=budget, price=midrange, price=toprange. There would have to be a reference for each country (as te price levels of kenya and germany are quite different). --Peter.doerrie 19:50, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
That sounds useful too. Why not use both? In many parts of the world, the number of stars is a useful guide to quality that everyone understands, so I've been using stars=x There isn't anything to stop people using both sets of tags as necessary. Daveemtb 07:23, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
How about giving the lowest available prize for a single room bed per night? --Lulu-Ann 10:26, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Other services

How to indicate, that hotel offer other services? For example, restaurant? -- Aleksejs 11:21, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

If they have the same name and other attributes are the same, a restaurant can be on the same node: tourism=hotel and amenity=restaurant don't overlap. If they have separate entrances or different names or a hotel has both a restaurant and an atm, you can add nodes for each amenity - at the places where they (roughly) are in relation to the hotel entrance (at least JOSM has distance measurement functions so you can estimate the distances at least somewhat). Alv 07:02, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Vovkav 09:31, 29 August 2010 (BST): what is the difference between hostel and hotel? Shouldn't we merge the two?

Definitively not merge. A guest in a hotel always has their own room with a private bathroom; in a hostel the room might, and often is, shared with other hostel guests and the bathroom / showers are mostly on the hallway, shared with several rooms. Alv 14:34, 29 August 2010 (BST)


What's the procedure for tagging a hotel resort, which consists of one or more buildings, gardens, pools, beaches etc? csdf 05:33, 5 June 2011 (BST)

In particular.. should one use tourism=hotel be used for the perimeter of the grounds of the hotel, including any associated facilities such as parking, swimming pools, parkland or sports areagrass areas etc, or only for the building itself? Personally I think it should include all of the privately available grounds in the same way that amenity=school does. PeterIto 18:52, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
It would be a good idea to map the whole area of the hotel premises. The buildings can be tagged separately with appropriate building-tags. Some might want different tags for different kind of hotels, myself I prefer to have one general tag and then tag differences with a sub-tag hotel:..=.. /Johan Jönsson 19:59, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Camping facilities

Some hotels provide camping facilities, especially in countries without an established camping network. See camping facilities provided by hotels for an overview. --Jan van Bekkum (talk) 15:36, 10 February 2015 (UTC)


Warum soll bei Description nur eine Beschreibung stehen? Das Wort "Hotel" ist den meisten geläufig und eine Beschreibung steht im Haupttext. Bei der jetzigen Beschreibung kommt das Wort Hotel noch nicht einmal vor. Sorry for the german, but it was not easy to translate with google.--geozeisig (talk) 08:51, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

You were asking if the key word hotel should appear in the description in the template. We need to consider that the description allows a concise phrase, and is imported into tools like Taginfo where it should provide a good overview. I agree that the key word should appear, thus I propose: Hotel - an establishment that provides paid lodging.--Polarbear w (talk) 10:56, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
I also had taginfo in mind. Most languages use only one word. I'm just not sure if it should be better A hotel. Of course you can not find one word for every tag eg A public piece of art.--geozeisig (talk) 08:00, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

The line should both be concise and distinguish from other possibilities. In this regard, "an establishment that provides paid lodging" is ambiguous, since it would include hostels and camp sites. However, as some people like to have a phrase, my proposal was to compromise. --Polarbear w (talk) 09:24, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Maybe you think that it is enough that the word for the value of tag is in the title line above. In other languages we got the translation of TagValue at description. And so it should be in English, as the English side is the example. Can you correct that? --geozeisig (talk) 10:59, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Sorry I don't understand what you mean. I think what I said above, it should be value=hotel, description=Hotel - an establishment that provides paid lodging.--Polarbear w (talk) 23:45, 11 December 2017 (UTC)