When staying in a hotel, for example, some people prefer a full-service, five-star, expensive establishment--The Ritz. Others prefer a smaller, more personalized inn or B&B.; Still others are quite happy with, say, a Motel 6. In hotel guidebooks, most people know that this symbol--($$$$)--indicates the most expensive, full-service, deluxe establishments. However, thats not to say that the cozy inn with three dollar signs or even the Motel 6, with two, wont provide a satisfying experience. It depends on your preference, expectations, and budget.