Lodging Terms & Definitions

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A private residence, several rooms of which are set aside for overnight guests whose paid accommodations include breakfast.

Hotel
An establishment that provides lodging and usually meals and other services for travelers and other paying guests

Lodge
A cottage or cabin, often rustic, used as a temporary abode or shelter: a ski lodge. (2) A small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper. (3)An inn.

Motel
An establishment that provides lodging for motorists in rooms usually having direct access to an open parking area. Also called motor court, motor lodge

Inns
are establishments where travellers can procure food, drink, and lodging. Found in Europe, they first sprang up when the Romans built their famous system of highways two millennia ago. Some inns in Europe are centuries old. In addition to providing for the needs of travellers, inns traditionally acted as community gathering places.

Resort
A place frequented by people for relaxation or recreation: a ski resort. (2) A customary or frequent going or gathering: a popular place of resort. Resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation. As a result, people tend to seek out a resort for holidays or vacations. Generally, a resort is distinguished by a large selection of activities, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping. A resort can commonly refer to two specific but similar places: towns in which tourism or vacationing is a major part of the local activity but are usually not run by a single company (for example Aspen, Colorado) vacation centres, usually run by a single company, which attempt to provide for all or most of a vacationer’s wants while staying there (for example Walt Disney World Resort). The term resort is sometimes misused to identify a hotel that does not meet the requirements of a resort. However, a hotel is frequently the central feature of a resort.

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