Reid's List: Wiltshire lodging
My favorite places to stay near Salisbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, and elsewhere in Wiltshire
You will notice that all hotels (and sights and restaurants) on this site have a ReidsEngland.com star designation from ☆☆☆ to ★★★.
This merely indicates that I feel these hotels offer a little something that makes them special (or extra-special, or extra-extra special, etc.).
These star ratings are entirely based on personal opinion, and have nothing to do with the official British hotel ratings—which have more to do with quantifiable amenities such as minibars, and not the intangibles that make a hotel truly stand out, like a combination of great location, friendly owners, nice style, and low prices.
In general, a pricier hotel has to impress me that it is worth the added expense.
This is why I give ★★★ to some (official) "two-star" hotels that happen to provide amazing value for the money—and similarly have ranked a few (official) "four-star" properties just (★★☆).
Hotel rates vary wildly—even at the same hotel—depending on type of room, number of people in it, and the season.
That's why here at ReidsEngland.com we simply provde a general price range indicating the rough rate you should expect to pay for a standard double room in mid-season.
There are three price ranges, giving you a sense of which lodgings are budget, which are moderate, and which are splurges: