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private hotel

a residential hotel or boarding house in which the proprietor has the right to refuse to accept a person as a guest, esp a person arriving by chance
(Austral & NZ) a hotel not having a licence to sell alcoholic liquor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • I never stop long in London without determining to give up my art for a private hotel.

    Penelope's English Experiences Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Yesterday we all came up and we settled at Bentley's private hotel.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • After the astounding glimpse at the Strand we went back to the private hotel in Surrey Street and had something to eat.

    Far Off Things Arthur Machen
  • She was actually at that moment at a private hotel in the West End.

  • He had seen in a flash that the idea of inhabiting any private hotel whatever was a silly idea.

  • And at the rear was what was termed by Mr. Gallagin, a "private hotel."

    John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
  • I set it down to nerves and notoriety; but took refuge in a private hotel.

    Dead Men Tell No Tales E. W. Hornung
  • We went to a private hotel to which Darcy had recommended us, suitable for honeymoons.

    Hugo Arnold Bennett
  • We have a suite at a private hotel—my mother, my brother and myself.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • It simply chanced to be cherry tart, for our cook at Smith's private hotel is a person of unbridled fancy and endless repertory.

    Penelope's English Experiences Kate Douglas Wiggin

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