hotel

noun
ho·​tel | \ hō-ˈtel , 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 , 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

On December 3rd, Mohammed called with the number for a taxi service and the address of a hotel. Yasmine Koenig As Told To Liz Welch, Seventeen, "My Mom Took Me Overseas and Forced Me Into Being a Teen Bride," 26 Sep. 2018 One of the Marriotts will be a full-service hotel, with the other opening under the chain’s AC Hotel brand aimed at millennials. David Lyons, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dania Pointe to offer 600 apartments starting at $1,600 a month, as well as bowling, movies," 13 July 2018 The landmark hotel dates back to 1856 but new owners Iwan and Manuela Wirth have put a real focus on the property's art during the renovation. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Prince Charles and Camilla Tour the Newly Renovated Fife Arms, Which Features Art by Queen Victoria," 11 Jan. 2019 Weekend entrance lines extend down the block, and although hotel guests have priority, Sunday night is for those in the know, and so is the catbird perch of a rooftop table here. Stan Parish, WSJ, "A Splendid, (Mostly) Stationary Sunday at the Freehand New York," 10 Dec. 2018 The restaurant, meanwhile, draws a mix of locals and hotel guests; its terrace has good views of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Mecom Foundation. Diana Oates, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Hotels in Houston," 9 Oct. 2018 There’s a really nice pool not far from the sportsbook that cost $50 for non-hotel guests. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Comparing the sportsbooks at Atlantic City's Borgata and Ocean Resort ahead of the World Cup final," 11 July 2018 Kumar, the hotel’s manager, moved from Delhi to the Andamans two years ago to build the place from the ground up. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Why India’s Andaman Islands Could Be the New Maldives," 4 Jan. 2019 The first follows a beautiful, reclusive hotel guest, the second is a glimpse into what could happen if time offered you a loophole, and the third is the story of the bond between a father and his daughter. Harper's BAZAAR, "When Meeting Your Mother for the Very First Time, What Do You Say?," 3 Jan. 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

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 \

Kids Definition of hotel

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

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