Hotels are not about stars for me. Many of the best hotels in the world are country hotels that don’t have 5-stars as they might not meet their countries requirements regarding facilities.
Facilities do not have much to do with an experience. If you have an outstanding room and meal, it’s not important to have an elevator or a big gym. That is why I am against judging hotels based on the number of facilities. Instead, I call the hotels I pick for experience hotels.