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Rule Breakers / Exceptions
|Location||Distant Location - from the major attractions of the area. Must cross undesireable parts of town to reach the best parts.||Okay Location -||Good Location - Location is close enough to drive / walk to the attractions of the area without crossing through any undesireable parts of town.||Good to Great Location - Very close to the best location. Good neighborhood. Easy walking / driving distance to the best part of town and supermarket / dining.||Best Location - example - If in a city, right in the middle of the action. If at a ski resort, right at the ski resort - ski-in, ski-out. Whatever the attraction to the area, the location must be ideal.||An exclusive resort may not be right next door to the general attractions of the area.|
|Construction / Design / Layout||Bad layout / design. Narrow passages and small, cramped spaces.||Not a very good layout. Small, cramped spaces in both the living and bedrooms. Unnecessary passageways.||Okay to good layout. Good materials for construction. Good design for its class / genre. May have a spacious living room. Bedrooms may be small.||Spacious open layout. Mostly the best materials possible for construction. Good / tasteful design for its class / genre. Quiet building.||
Spacious open layout. Best materials possible for construction. Best design for its class / genre.
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|A classic or historic building may not have narrow passages or odd rooms. A building made of recycled materials may still present itself in a 4 or 5 star category.|
|Age / Quality||Old, tired, dated. Things don't work well.||Interior is dated. The overall look is tired or of poor quality. One or two things don't work or need to be repaired.||Interior might be slightly dated. Some things might not work perfectly, but they still do work.||Of new or refurnished / remodeled quality and condition; not tired looking. Clean, dust-free throughout. All in perfect, working order.||Of new or refurnished / remodeled exceptional quality and condition; not tired looking. Clean, dust-free throughout with smudge-free shiny surfaces. All in perfect, working order.||Even if a unit is within an older genre, it still must be clean to place as a 4 or 5 star.|
|Views / Lighting||No views; dark interior throughout the day.||No views; adequate lighting.||Might have views; good lighting. Probably doesn't have views from both the bedrooms and living spaces.||Some views; great lighting throughout the day. Views from the living room and possibly the bedrooms as well.||Best views of the area's attractions. Great lighting throughout the day. Views from the master bedroom as well as most general living areas.||A resort in the woods, may not have great ambient lighting, nor open views.|
|Unit Amenities||Master bedroom with twin or double bed, soft bed. Bathrooms may have less-than-average fixtures. Has less than one bathroom for each bedroom. Probably doesn't have a bathtub. May not have hot water for at least 15 minutes.||Master bedroom with double bed, softer bed. Bathrooms may have average fixtures. Probably has less than one bathroom for each bedroom. Probably doesn't have a bathtub. Hot water for at least 15 minutes.||Master bedroom with queen-sized bed. Bathrooms may have average fixtures, though the sink doesn't leak. May have less than one bathroom for each bedroom. May not have a bathtub. Hot water for at least 15 minutes.||
Master bedroom with queen to king-sized, firm, quality bed and probably en-suite bathroom (might have a view and jacuzzi). Bathrooms may have towel-warmers and top-brand fixtures. Most likely to have one bathroom for each bedroom. At least one bathtub. Sufficient hot water for several back-to-back showers.
Master bedroom with king-sized, firm, brand-name, quality bed and en-suite bathroom (most-likely with view and jacuzzi / steam shower). Bathrooms with towel-warmers, quick-to-temperature plumbing and top-brand fixtures. Hot water doesn't run out from even the longest showers.
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|A 5-star historic building may not have a jacuzzi nor towel warmers. A unit in a hot climate probably doesn't have a jacuzzi. A 5 star unit in New York probably doesn't have a pool.|
|On-site Amenities||No on-site amenities. May not even be near them.||No on-site amenities||Probably doesn't have on-site amenities. Might have a lobby with a waiting area for guests.||Depending on the location of the property, there may be some of the following: larger lobby with guest waiting area and security. Building staff are casually dressed.||Depending on the location of the property, there should be some, if not all the following amenities: Pool, hot tub, gym steam room, sauna, large impressive lobby with 24 security and guest waiting area. Building staff are impeccably dressed and courteous.||A 5 star unit in New York probably doesn't have a pool. A 5 star building in a hot climate probably doesn't have a hot tub / steam room.|
|Unit Services||Does not include any unit services.||Does not include any unit services.||May include some of the following services: concierge by phone. Might be able to arrange additions such as, maid service, airport shuttle, general transportation.||May include some of the following services: concierge by phone. Might be able to arrange additions such as private chef, grocery stocking, maid service, in house massage, childcare, airport shuttle, general transportation, gift baskets.||Includes the following services: concierge in the lobby or by phone. Easily arranged additions such as private chef, grocery stocking, maid service, in house massage, childcare, airport shuttle, general transportation, gift baskets.|
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