Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: hôtel, from Old French hostel; HOSTEL


Related topics: Tourism
ho‧tel S2 W1 [countable]
DLT a building where people pay to stay and eat meals
stay at/in a hotel
We'll be staying at the Hotel Ibis.
She watched TV in her hotel room and waited for him to call.
hotel bar/restaurant/lobby/foyer etc
The hotel bar was closed.
check into a hotel also book into a hotel British English
They checked into a cheap hotel.
check out of a hotel
You must check out of the hotel by 10 a.m.
types of hotel: motel, inn, B&B British English, guesthouse British English

types of room: double room (=has a bed for two people)
twin room
(=has two single beds)
single room
(=for one person)
(=has two or more rooms)

people who work at a hotel: desk clerk (=gives you your key)
British English/bellhop American English (=takes your bags up to your room)
also chambermaid (=cleans your room)

someone who is staying at a hotel: guest

the place where you check in, check out, and pay your bill: front desk, reception British English

an arrangement to stay at a hotel: reservation also booking British English

hotel services: room service, wake-up call

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