- a commercial establishment offering lodging to travelers and sometimes to permanent residents, and often having restaurants, meeting rooms, stores, etc., that are available to the general public.
- (initial capital letter) Military. the NATO name for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet ballistic missile submarine armed with up to six single-warhead missiles.
- a word used in communications to represent the letter H.
Origin of hotel
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Examples from the Web for hotel
Scalise has called the talk, which he delivered in a hotel outside New Orleans, “a mistake I regret.”The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
The added charge for access to hotel Wi-Fi is not only exploitative but increasingly irrelevant.
If someone wants to ensure a direct and secure connection, no entity, whether a hotel or otherwise, should be able to block it.
DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
Then they would go to a hotel afterwards and combine the parts they had remembered in one sketch.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
December 24, 2014
He went back to his hotel, and feeling hungry, made a substantial meal.Brave and Bold
He crossed the ferry and went to the hotel, where he shaved and freshened himself.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He went across to the hotel, tied the gelding at the rack, and sat down on the veranda.
At that moment there was an uproar from the upper part of the hotel.
No; with some strangers at the hotel where I have hung out for the last night or two.Life in London
- a commercially run establishment providing lodging and usually meals for guests, and often containing a public bar
- communications a code word for the letter h
Word Origin and History for hotel
1640s, "public official residence," from French hôtel, Old French hostel "a lodging" (11c.), from Medieval Latin hospitale "inn" (see hostel). Modern sense of "an inn of the better sort" is first recorded 1765.