- 1An establishment providing accommodation, meals, and other services for travellers and tourists, by the night: a five-star hotel [as modifier]: a hotel roomMore 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.
- 1.1chiefly Australian /NZ A pub.More example sentences
- Welcome to the Agincourt Hotel, the first truly carbon neutral pub in Australia.
- 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.
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).