I've written a script to scrape the websites of some major hotel chains to all the info needed to create a Wikitravel accomodation listing.
I have big, unrealistic, and totally unrealized plans for this tool. Right now it does the following:
I eventually hope to do the following too:
If anyone wants access to the current list for a particular state, please ask and I'll upload it. But for the sake of my future dreams for the hotel program, I ask that you please copy entries verbatim. If the list for a particular city is large, it's fine if you just copy some of the entries, just don't change the entries if you can help it.
Requests for Comments
Please feel free to make comments about all this stuff on the talk page. I'm especially interested in:
please copy entries verbatim (see explaination for why above)
Consider clicking on the website entry for each hotel you add and verifying that the website, phone, and address are correct.