hotel

noun
ho·​tel | \ hō-ˈtel How to pronounce hotel (audio) , ˈhō-ˌtel\

Definition of hotel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an establishment that provides lodging and usually meals, entertainment, and various personal services for the public : inn

Hotel

communications code word

Definition of Hotel (Entry 2 of 2)

used as a code word for the letter h

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Other Words from hotel

Noun

hoteldom \ hō-​ˈtel-​dəm How to pronounce hoteldom (audio) , ˈhō-​ˌtel-​ \ noun

Examples of hotel in a Sentence

Noun

check out of a hotel for their 50th anniversary they stayed at one of the finest hotels in San Francisco

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

No More, the Bellagio’s Fountain show...and just about every hotel in Las Vegas, for that matter. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The Hotel as Patron of the Arts? In Hong Kong, the Peninsula Takes the Trend to the Next Level," 9 Apr. 2019 There are probably thousands of resorts, hotels, and rentals to choose from in this paradise, each more beautiful than the next. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "Dog Lovers, This Hawaiian Resort's Canine Ambassador Awaits You," 3 Apr. 2019 Now plans for the building include a boutique hotel, retail shops, and a home for the local theater troupe. Melody Warnick, Woman's Day, "These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive," 2 Apr. 2019 Location provided by the Millennium Biltmore hotel, follow all the happenings at this landmark here! Seventeen, "These Teens Attended the 2019 Grammys Like IRL Celebrities and It's Total GOALS," 12 Feb. 2019 Back at the hotel, Demi and Sydney are showing signs of mid-season fatigue, and when the group date card has their names on it, they're crushed. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "'The Bachelor' Recap: An Exercise In Waiting for Colton to Jump the Fence," 12 Feb. 2019 BringFido - A great resource for finding dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, and parks along the way. Laurren Welch, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About Road-Tripping With Your Dog," 31 Jan. 2019 January 2019 marks the first transatlantic print issue of Condé Nast Traveler—and what better issue to launch with than an exhaustive list of our New York and London editors' favorite hotels, resorts, and cruise ships? Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "What It Takes to Make Our Gold List: Travelogue Podcast," 21 Dec. 2018 But a new hotel in Guilin, China, is bringing the artist’s vision to life with a pair of guesthouses dedicated to optical illusions. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "These hotel rooms look like trippy M.C. Escher drawings," 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of hotel

Noun

1687, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hotel

Noun

borrowed from French hôtel, going back to Old French hostel, ostel "lodging, accommodation" — more at hostel entry 1

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The first known use of hotel was in 1687

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hotel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hotel

: a place that has rooms in which people can stay especially when they are traveling : a place that provides food, lodging, and other services for paying guests

hotel

noun
ho·​tel | \ hō-ˈtel How to pronounce hotel (audio) \

Kids Definition of hotel

: a place that provides lodging and meals for the public : inn

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