Definition of "hotel" []

  • An establishment that provides lodging and usually meals and other services for travelers and other paying guests. (noun)
  • A commercially run establishment providing lodging and usually meals for guests, and often containing a public bar (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hotel" in a sentence
  • "For an entire year early in his consulting career, Mr. Stewart stashed his ­belongings with his family and moved from hotel to ­hotel on assignment."
  • "As his once splendid hotel was now occupied as a _hotel garni_, he hired a small chamber in the attic; it was but, as he said, changing his bedroom up two pair of stairs -- he was still in his own house."
  • "Underground at New York's Greenwich Hotel, lantern lights reflect off the overhead beams of a 250-year-old wood-and-bamboo farmhouse, reconstructed by Japanese craftsmen to surround the pool and lounge area off the Shibui Spa, whose name the hotel translates as "a subtle and unobtrusive approach.""