Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management
Taylor and Francis
School of Business and Law
National Social Science Fund of China
Science and Technology Commision of Shanghai
© 2020, © 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study aims to investigate the experiences of Chinese economy hotel guests by applying deep learning fine-grained sentiment analysis on 363,723 Chinese-text online reviews. Findings reveal that location is the domain that most of the positive sentiments are associated, followed by facilities, service, price, image, and reservation experience. Prominent features with negative sentiments include sound insulation, air conditioning, beddings, windows, toilets, TV sets, WiFi signals, towels, elevators, hair dryers, slippers, toilet bowls, return cash, invoices. Positive and negative sentiments are compared. This research offers an alternative approach and a more comprehensive understanding of the experiences and sentiments of Chinese economy hotel guests. Theoretical contributions and practical implications regarding economy hotel management are discussed.