Standard Room Types in Hotels

Room Type definition in hotels

In hotels the rooms are categorised and priced according to the type of bed, number of occupants, number of bed, decor, specific furnishings or features and nowadays special even the special theme available in the room.

Later when assign the guest room before the arrival of the guest the front desk agent must be aware of guest room characteristics for each room type available in the hotel. Also not to forget any guest specific request or room specific request requested by the guest for eg:- room away from the elevator, King bedded room, twin bed room, non- smoking room etc.

Following room type definitions are common in the hotel industry:

Single: A room assigned to one person. May have one or more beds.

Double: A room assigned to two people. May have one or more beds.

Triple: A room assigned to three people. May have two or more beds.

Quad: A room assigned to four people. May have two or more beds.

Queen: A room with a queen sized bed. May be occupied by one or more people.

King: A room with a king sized bed. May be occupied by one or more people.

Twin: A room with two twin beds. May be occupied by one or more people.

Double-double: A Room with two double ( or perhaps queen) beds. May be occupied by one or more person.

Studio: A room with a studio bed- a couch which can be converted into a bed. May also have an additional bed.

Mini-Suite or junior suite: A single room with a bed and sitting area. Sometimes the sleeping area is in a bedroom separate from the parlour or living room.

Suite: A parlour or living room connected with to one or more bedrooms.

Connecting rooms: Rooms with individual entrance doors from the outside and a connecting door between. Guests can move between rooms without going through the hallway.

Adjoining rooms: Rooms with a common wall but no connecting door.

Adjacent rooms: Rooms close to each other, perhaps across the hall.


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