A room in a modern hotel.
The definition of a hotel is a place that provides temporary sleeping accommodations to travelers.
An example of a hotel is the Ramada or the Holiday Inn where travelers stay overnight.
- a commercial establishment providing lodging and, usually, meals and other services for the public, esp. travelers
- in France, the mansion of a person of wealth or rank
Origin of hotelFrench hôtel from Old French hostel, hostel
An establishment that provides lodging and usually meals and other services for travelers and other paying guests.
Origin of hotelFrench hôtel from Old French hostel hostel ; see hostel .
- (now chiefly historical) A large town house or mansion; a grand private residence, especially in France. [from 17th c.]
- An establishment that provides accommodation and other services for paying guests; normally larger than a guesthouse, and often one of a chain. [from 17th c.]
- The letter H in the ICAO spelling alphabet. [from 20th c.]
- The larger red property in the game of Monopoly, in contradistinction to houses.
- The guest accommodation and dining section of a cruise ship.
- The UK pronunciation omitting the initial h is in imitation of the French hôtel and is now considered old-fashioned.
- The practice of using the indefinite article an in front of a polysyllabic word staring with an unemphasised syllable beginning with an aitch, like hotel and historical, will be seen in older quotations but has become absent or quite rare in almost all circles.
- The letter H in the ICAO spelling alphabet.