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

In the niche between Airbnb Inc.’s home rentals and traditional hotel rooms, a new breed of startup is offering a hybrid option aiming to merge the best of both worlds. Konrad Putzier, WSJ, "Airbnb, Marriott Battle Upstarts for Short-Term Rental Market," 7 May 2019 She was later found dead by apparent suicide in a hotel room in Rockford, Illinois, with a note reading that Timmothy was with others and would never be found. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "The FBI Says a Man Who Claimed to Be Missing Boy Timmothy Pitzen Is Not Him," 4 Apr. 2019 The trove has a colorful history, having been obtained in a hotel-room raid on a visiting businessman that may or may not have been coordinated by a crusading anti-Facebook journalist, who has stubbornly refused to comment on the matter. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook’s morale problem is getting worse," 6 Dec. 2018 For homes, hotels and everything in between, visit Booking.com. Condé Naste Traveler: Post, "The Best Summer Road Trips," 26 Oct. 2018 Their photographer began snapping a few pictures of them in the hotel room to commemorate the occasion before pausing to switch lenses. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'American Idol' Stars Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner Are Engaged," 25 Mar. 2019 At approximately $770 a month and $75 per night, the rooms are significantly cheaper than renting a proper hotel room. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "‘Co-living’ in an abandoned mall? This startup is making it happen," 20 Nov. 2018 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

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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

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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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