- 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.
- Welcome to the Agincourt Hotel, the first truly carbon neutral pub in Australia.
mid 18th century: from French hôtel, from Old French hostel (see hostel).
The normal pronunciation of hotel sounds the h-, which means that the preceding indefinite article is a. However, the older pronunciation without the h- is still occasionally heard, and leads to the preceding indefinite article being an rather than a. For a discussion of this, see an (usage).