US /hoʊˈtel/ 
UK /həʊˈtel/ 

A building where people pay to stay and eat meals

hotel - هتل
معادل فارسی: 

هتل‌، مهمانسرا

مثال انگلیسی: 

We stayed at a cheap hotel near the station.

ما در یک هتل ارزان‌قیمت نزدیک ایستگاه ماندیم.

آهنگ وترانه: 
Hotel California - Eagles

Oxford Essential Dictionary


a place where you pay to sleep and eat:
I stayed at a hotel near the airport.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


hotel S2 W1 /həʊˈtel $ hoʊ-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[Date: 1600-1700; Language: French; Origin: hôtel, from Old French hostel; ⇨ ↑hostel]
a building where people pay to stay and eat meals:
I’ve booked the flights and the hotel.
We’ll be at the Hotel Ibis.
• • •
■ verbs
stay at/in a hotel We stayed in a hotel near the airport.
check into a hotel (also book into a hotel British English) He checked into the hotel a little after 2 pm.
check out of a hotel (=leave a hotel) We packed and checked out of the hotel.
run/manage a hotel They run a small hotel in Cornwall.
■ hotel + NOUN
a hotel room She was watching TV in her hotel room.
a hotel suite (=a set of rooms in a hotel) The singer was staying in a luxury hotel suite.
hotel accommodation British English, hotel accommodations American English (=rooms in a hotel) The price includes hotel accommodation.
a hotel guest Hotel guests have free use of the gym and pool.
the hotel restaurant/bar/gym The hotel bar was empty.
the hotel reception/lobby She waited for him in the hotel lobby.
■ adjectives
a luxury hotel (=an expensive and comfortable hotel) a luxury hotel in central London
a two-star/three-star etc hotel (=a hotel that has been given a particular rating) On our honeymoon, we stayed in a four-star hotel in Paris.
• • •
hotel a building where people pay to stay and eat meals: We’re staying at a hotel in Salzburg. | the Plaza Hotel in New York | a four-star hotel
motel a hotel for people travelling by car, usually with a place for the car near each room: the Palm Court Motel on Highway 23
inn a small hotel, especially an old one in the countryside. Also used in the names of some big modern hotels: an 18th-century country inn | the Holiday Inn
bed and breakfast (also B & B) a private house or small hotel, where you can sleep and have breakfast: There’s a nice bed and breakfast in the village. | I’ve got a list of bed and breakfasts from the tourist information.
guesthouse a private house where people can pay to stay and have meals: We stayed in a well-run guesthouse near the sea.
hostel/youth hostel a very cheap hotel where people can stay for a short time while they are travelling. Hostels are used especially by young people: New Zealand has a network of small hostels, ideal for backpackers.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hotel [hotel hotels]   [həʊˈtel]    [hoʊˈtel]  noun
1. a building where people stay, usually for a short time, paying for their rooms and meals
We stayed at/in a hotel.
hotel rooms/guests
a two-star/five-star, etc. hotel
a luxury hotel

a friendly, family-run hotel

2. (AustralE, NZE) a pub

3. (IndE) a restaurant  Some speakers do not pronounce the ‘h’ at the beginning of hotel and use ‘an’ instead of ‘a’ before it. This now sounds old-fashioned. 
Word Origin:
mid 18th cent.: from French hôtel, from Old French hostel, from medieval Latin hospitale, neuter of Latin hospitalis ‘hospitable’, from hospes, hospit- ‘host, guest’.  
hotel noun C
We stayed at a cheap hotel near the station.
motelguest housebed and breakfast/B and B/B & Bhostel
stay in/at a hotel/motel/guest house/bed and breakfast/hostel
check in at/check into/check out of a hotel/motel/bed and breakfast/hostel
run a hotel/motel/guest house/bed and breakfast/hostel 
Travel and tourism
have/take (BrE) a holiday/(NAmE) a vacation/a break/a day off/(BrE) a gap year
go on/be on holiday/vacation/leave/honeymoon/safari/a trip/a tour/a cruise/a pilgrimage
go backpacking/camping/hitchhiking/sightseeing
plan a trip/a holiday/a vacation/your itinerary
book accommodation/a hotel room/a flight/tickets
have/make/cancel a reservation/(especially BrE) booking
rent a villa/(both BrE) a holiday home/a holiday cottage
(especially BrE) hire/ (especially NAmE) rent a car/bicycle/moped
stay in a hotel/a bed and breakfast/a youth hostel/a villa/(both BrE) a holiday home/a caravan
cost/charge $100 a/per night for a single/double/twin/standard/(BrE) en suite room
check into/out of a hotel/a motel/your room
pack/unpack your suitcase/bags
call/order room service
cancel/cut short a trip/holiday/vacation
Foreign travel
apply for/get/renew a/your passport
take out/buy/get travel insurance
catch/miss your plane/train/ferry/connecting flight
fly (in)/travel in business/economy class
make/have a brief/two-day/twelve-hour stopover/(NAmE also) layover in Hong Kong
experience/cause/lead to delays
check (in)/collect/get/lose (your) (especially BrE) luggage/(especially NAmE) baggage
be charged for/pay excess baggage
board/get on/leave/get off the aircraft/plane/ship/ferry
taxi down/leave/approach/hit/overshoot the runway
experience/hit/encounter severe turbulence
suffer from/recover from/get over your jet lag/travel sickness
The tourist industry
attract/draw/bring tourists/visitors
encourage/promote/hurt tourism
promote/develop ecotourism
build/develop/visit a tourist/holiday/(especially BrE) seaside/beach/ski resort
work for/be operated by a major hotel chain
be served by/compete with low-cost/(especially NAmE) low-fare/budget airlines
book sth through/make a booking through/use a travel agent
contact/check with your travel agent/tour operator
book/be on/go on a package deal/holiday/tour
buy/bring back (tacky/overpriced) souvenirs 
Example Bank:
The hotel features a beautiful dining room overlooking the lake.
The hotel is fully air-conditioned.
The hotel is situated in the heart of the city.
The hotel offers excellent facilities.
We checked into the hotel, then went for a walk along the beachfront.
We met at the hotel.
We're staying at a cheap hotel near the station.
We're staying in a two-star hotel in the centre of the city.
a family hotel with a playground for small children
a friendly family-run hotel
a small country hotel
all the style and comfort that only the best hotels can provide
homeless families living in bed and breakfast hotels
He owns a big hotel chain.
I took a taxi back to my hotel.
I'll collect my bags and check out of the hotel.
It's a family-run hotel with a relaxed atmosphere.
It's a five-star hotel.
It's the poshest hotel I've ever stayed in.
Most of the jobs are in the hotel and catering industry.
She booked into a hotel near the conference centre.
The hotel is about five miles from here.
The trip includes two nights in a luxury hotel.
There is a shortage of hotel accommodation in the city.
This is a delightful hotel within easy reach of all amenities.
We arranged to meet in the foyer of the hotel.
We ended up in a seedy hotel next to the station.
We had dinner in the restaurant of a large hotel.

You can make phone calls from your hotel room.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

hotel / həʊˈtel /   / hoʊ- / noun [ C ] (PLACE TO STAY)

A1 a building where you pay to have a room to sleep in, and where you can sometimes eat meals:

a four-star hotel

the Clarendon Hotel

We stayed in/at a hotel on the seafront.

hotel guest

hotel / həʊˈtel /   / hoʊ- / noun [ C ] (PLACE TO DRINK)

Australian English a building where alcoholic drinks can be bought and drunk and where food is often available

hotel / həʊˈtel /   / hoʊ- / noun [ C ] (PLACE TO EAT)

Indian English a restaurant
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Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary



Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

A hotel is a building where people stay, for example on holiday, paying for their rooms and meals.


Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary: 


ho·tel /hoʊˈtɛl/ noun, pl -tels [count] : a place that has rooms in which people can stay especially when they are traveling : a place that provides food, lodging, and other services for paying guests
• check into a hotel
• check out of a hotel

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