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This is the WikiProject Hotels assessment summary page. See WP:1.0 and WP:WVWP for more information.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Hotels}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Hotels articles by quality and Category:Hotels articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.


1. How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WikiProject Hotels}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
2. Someone put a {{WikiProject Hotels}} template on an article, but it's not a Hotels related topic. What should I do? 
Because of the large number of articles we deal with, we occasionally make mistakes and add tags to articles that shouldn't have them. If you notice one, feel free to remove the tag, and optionally leave a note on the talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
3. What is the purpose of the article ratings? 
The objective of the rating system is twofold. First, it allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. Second, the ratings will be used by the Wikipedia 1.0 project to compile a "released version" of Wikipedia that can be distributed to readers. Please note, however, that these ratings are meant for the internal use of the project, and do not imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
4. How can I get an article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
5. Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Hotels WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
6. Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
8. What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
9. Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are (see, in particular, the disclaimers on the importance scale), but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!
10. How can I keep track of changes in article ratings? 
A full log of changes over the past thirty days is available here. If you are just looking for an overview, however, the monthly statistics may be more accessible.
11. What if I have a question not listed here? 
If your question concerns the article assessment process specifically, please refer to the discussion page; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page.


An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Hotels}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Hotels|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Hotels articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Hotels articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Hotels articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Hotels articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Hotels articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Hotels articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Hotels articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Hotels articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Hotels articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Hotels articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Hotels articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Hotels articles)  Draft 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Hotels articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Hotels articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Hotels articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Hotels articles)  Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Hotels articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Hotels articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Hotels articles)  ??? 

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Hotels}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Hotels|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Hotels articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Hotels articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Hotels articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Hotels articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Hotels articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Hotels articles  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Grading scheme[edit]

Quality scale[edit]

Importance scale[edit]

Assessment log (updated by bot)[edit]

Requests for assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

  • Motel is currently rated "start class" and "top importance" in both WP Hotels and Travel and Tourism. I've tried to flesh it out a bit, as this is supposedly a key topic, but am unsure on a few points - namely the significant overlap between the 'history' and 'timeline' sections of the article as well as the question of how much weight to give to the decline of these properties. Many have gone badly downhill or closed outright as old roads are bypassed by freeway and independents driven out of the motel industry by increased competition from hotel chains. While there are some egregious instances of once-modern (1950's or 1960's) motel strips turning into crime-ridden slums (Seattle's Aurora Avenue (US 99, bypassed by I-5 in 1968) being one prime example) it would seem many of these properties are just small country roadside small businesses which slowly fade away as the original owners retire and the business is no longer profitable. The text does seem a bit repetitive in places, too. It is also prone to say the same things twice. (talk) 20:53, 26 March 2012 (UTC)