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Hotel Vocabulary

Word
part of speech
Meaning Example sentence
adjoining rooms
noun
two hotel rooms with a door in the centre If you want we can book your parents in an adjoining room.
amenities
noun
local facilities such as stores and restaurants We are located downtown, so we are close to all of the amenities.
attractions
noun
things for tourists to see and do The zoo is our city's most popular attraction for kids.
baggage
noun
bags and suitcases packed with personal belongings If you need help with your baggage we have a cart you can use.
Bed and Breakfast
noun
a home that offers a place to stay and a place to eat I can book you into a beautiful Bed and Breakfast on the lake.
bellboy
noun
a staff member who helps guests with their luggage The bellboy will take your bags to your room for you.
book
verb
arrange to stay in a hotel I can book your family in for the weekend of the seventh.
booked
adj
full, no vacancies I'm afraid the hotel is booked tonight.
brochures
noun
small booklets that provide information on the local sites and attractions Feel free to take some brochures to your room to look at.
check-in
verb
go to the front desk to receive keys You can check-in anytime after four o'clock.
check-out
noun
return the keys and pay for the bill Please return your parking pass when you check-out.
complimentary breakfast
noun
free of charge All of our rooms have complimentary soap, shampoo, and coffee.
cot, rollaway bed
noun
a single bed on wheels that folds up If you need an extra bed, we have cots available.
damage charge
noun
money a guest owes for repairs to hotel property (when caused by violent or careless acts) We will have to add a damage charge for the hole you put in the wall.
deposit
noun
amount paid ahead of time to secure a reservation You will not receive your deposit back if you cancel.
double bed
noun
a bed large enough for two people They are a family of four, so give them a room with two double beds.
floor
noun
a level of the building The swimming pool is on the main floor.
front desk, reception
noun
the place where guests go to check in and out and to get information Towels are available at the front desk.
guest
noun
a person that is staying at the hotel Our washrooms are for guests only.
hostel
noun
a very inexpensive place for backbackers and travelers on a budget In the hostel you probably won't get your own room.
hotel manager
noun
person in charge at the hotel I'll let you make your complaint to the hotel manager.
housekeeping, maid noun
staff members that clean the rooms and linen Put a sign on the door if you want housekeeping to come in and change the sheets on the bed.
ice machine
noun
a machine that automatically makes ice that guests can use to keep drinks cold There is an ice machine by the elevator on all of the even numbered floors.
indoor pool
noun
place for guests to swim inside the hotel The heated indoor pool is open until 10 pm.
inn
noun
another word for "hotel" There's an inn on the other side of town that has a vacancy.
Jacuzzi, hot tub, whirl pool
noun
a small hot pool for relaxation Our honeymoon room has a personal hot tub.
king-size bed
noun
extra large bed A room with a king size bed costs an extra ten dollars a night.
kitchenette
noun
a small fridge and cooking area Your room has a kitchenette so you can prepare your own breakfasts and lunches.
late charge
noun
a fee for staying past the check-out time You will be charged a ten dollar late charge for checking out after 11 am.
linen
noun
sheets, blankets, pillow cases We will come in and change the linens while you are out of your room.
lobby
noun
large open area at the front of the hotel You can stand in the lobby and wait for your bus.
luggage cart
noun
a device on wheels that guests can push their luggage on Please return the luggage cart to the lobby when you are finshed with it.
maximum capacity
noun
the most amount of people allowed The maximum capacity in the hot tub is ten people.
motels
noun
accommodations that are slightly cheaper than hotels Our motel is very clean and is close to the beach.
noisy
adj
loud The guests next to you have complained that you are being too noisy.
parking pass
noun
a piece of paper that guests display in the car window while in the hotel parking lot Display this parking pass in your window to show that you are a hotel guest.
pay-per-view movie
noun
extra charge for movies and special television features If you order a pay-per-view movie, the charge will appear on your bill.
pillow case
noun
the covering that goes over a pillow Room 201 doesn't need their sheets changed, but they requested one new pillow case.
queen size bed
noun
bed with plenty of space for two people (bigger than a double) They have a queen size bed so the small child can eaily fit in the middle.
rate
noun
cost of renting a room for a certain time period Our rates change depending on the season.
reservation
noun
a request to save a specific room for a future date They say they made a reservation but it doesn't show on the computer.
room service
noun
delivery of food or other services requested by guests If you would like a bottle of wine, just call room service.
sauna
noun
a hot room for relaxation, filled with steam We don't recommend bringing young children into the sauna.
single bed
noun
a bed for one person The economy priced room includes one single bed.
sofa bed, pull-out couch
noun
a bed built into a sofa or couch The room contains a sofa bed so the room actually sleeps five.
towels
noun
used to cover and dry the body after swimming or bathing You can get your swimming pool towels at the front desk.
vacancy
noun
vacant
adj
available rooms We only have one vacancy left, and it is for a single room.
valet
noun
staff that parks the guests' vehicles If you leave your car keys with us, the valet will park your car underground.
vending machine
noun
a machine that distributes snacks and beverages when you insert coins The vending machine on the fifth floor has chocolate bars and chips.
view
noun
a window that offers a nice image for guests The room is more expensive because it has a spectacular view of the beach.
wake up call
noun
a morning phone call from the front desk, acts as an alarm clock What time would you like your wake up call?
weight room, workout room, gym
noun
a room that guests can use for exercise and fitness Our weight room has a stair climber and a stationary bicycle.

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