Definition of hotel in English:

hotel

Syllabification: ho·tel
Pronunciation: /hōˈtel
 
/

noun

1An establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists.
More example sentences
  • He instead spent a couple of nights in a Frankfurt hotel room when nobody showed up to greet him at the other end.
  • It has many of the trappings of a five-star hotel, but the service can be a bit patchy.
  • The hotel staff would tell tourists how great it was and the tourists would want to go.
Synonyms
2A code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication.
More example sentences
  • In NATO phonetic alphabet: G is Golf, H is Hotel, and L is Lima.
  • HAL is Hotel, Alpha, Lima.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French hôtel, from Old French hostel (see hostel).

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