- (in hotels) a system of paying a single fixed rate that covers room and all meals. Abbreviation: AP
Compare European plan.
Origin of American plan
An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for american plan
His captor escorted him to a second-rate American-plan hotel and took him up to a room on the third floor.Ladies and Gentlemen
Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
The American-plan rates range from $6.50 a day for a room, without bath, to $14 a day for de luxe accommodations for one.Glacier National Park [Montana]
United States Dept. of the Interior
American-plan and housekeeping accommodations are available in the park throughout the year.
For week ends and holidays, American-plan reservations should be made in advance.
- US a hotel rate in which the charge includes mealsCompare European plan
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