Guesthouse and Hotel

Guesthouse

A guest house (also guesthouse) is a kind of lodging. In some parts of the world a guest house is similar to a hostel, bed and breakfast, or inn whereas in other parts of the world (such as for example the Caribbean), guest houses are a type of inexpensive hotel-like lodging.

guesthouse n : a house separate from the main house; for housing guests

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "guest house": boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, doss house, fleabag, flophouse, hospice, hostel, hostelry, hotel, inn, lodging house, ordinary, pension, posada, pub, public, public house, roadhouse, rooming house, tavern

Hotel

A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control.

hotel n : a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "hotel": boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, doss house, fleabag, flophouse, guest house, hospice, hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge, lodging, lodging house, motel, motor hotel, ordinary, pension, posada, pub, public, public house, roadhouse, rooming, rooming house, tavern

Hotel \Ho*tel"\, n. [F. h[^o]tel, OF. hostel. See {Hostel}.] 1. A house for entertaining strangers or travelers; an inn or public house, of the better class. [1913 Webster] 2. In France, the mansion or town residence of a person of rank or wealth. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • guesthouse: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • guesthouse: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • hotel: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • hotel: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • hotel: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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