noun, plural hos·tel·ries.
Examples from the Web for hostelry
And my imitations are all in primary colours, staring colours, hot as the colours of a hostelry's sign-board!
The first hostelry is the Deer Park Hotel, just finished, and really admirable in accommodations.
In proportion as we are confined within the walls of one hostelry or one city or one state, we are provincial.The New Freedom|Woodrow Wilson
In a half hour we were ashore and at the Occidental, a hostelry worthy of San Francisco or any other city.Across America|James F. Rusling
A "suite" at the Central House, Bayport's one hostelry, tickled him.Fair Harbor|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for hostelry
noun plural -ries
Word Origin and History for hostelry
late 14c. (as a surname from early 14c.), from Old French hostelerie "house, guest-house; kitchen; hospice, almshouse" (12c., Modern French hôtellerie), from hostel (see host). Lost, then revived 19c.