Standard Room type definition used in hotel / how to categorize or define room type in the hotel. Single, Double, Suite, Twin, King, Queen, Double-Double, Cabana

Different Room Types 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 assigning 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 bedroom, 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 that can accommodate three persons and has been fitted with three twin beds, one double bed and one twin bed or two double 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.

  • Hollywood Twin Room: A room that can accommodate two persons with two twin beds joined together by a common headboard. Most of the budget hotels tend to provide many of these room settings which cater both couples and parties in two.

  • Double-double: A Room with two double ( or perhaps queen) beds. And can accommodate two to four persons with two twin, double or queen-size beds.

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

  • Suite: A parlour or living room connected with to one or more bedrooms. (A room with one or more bedrooms and a separate living space.)

  • 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.

  • President Suite: The most expensive room provided by a hotel. Usually, only one president suite is available in one single hotel property. Similar to the normal suites, a president suite always has one or more bedrooms and a living space with a strong emphasis on grand in-room decoration, high-quality amenities and supplies, and tailor-made services (e.g. personal butler during the stay).

  • Apartments / Room for Extended Stay: This room type can be found in service apartments and hotels which target for long stay guests. Open kitchens, cooking equipment, dryer, washer etc. are usually available in the room. Housekeeping services are only provided once in a week or two times in a week.

  • 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.

  • Studio / Murphy Room: A room that is fitted with a sofa bed or a Murphy bed (i.e. a bed that folds out of a wall or closet) which can be transformed from a bedroom in the night time to a living room in daytime.

  • Accessible Room: This room type is mainly designed for disabled guests and it is required by law that hotels must provide a certain number of accessible rooms to avoid discrimination.

  • Cabana: This type of room is always adjoining to the swimming pool or have a private pool attached to the room.
  • Adjoining rooms: Rooms with a common wall but no connecting door.

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

  • Villa: A special form of accommodation which can be found in some resort hotels. It is a kind of stand-alone house which gives extra privacy and space to hotel guests. A fully equipped villa contains not only bedrooms and a living room but a private swimming pool, Jacuzzi and balcony. It is suitable for couples, families and large groups.

  • Executive-Floored Room: A room located at the ‘executive floor’ which enables convenient access to the executive lounge. Besides, some hotels also provide ‘female executive floors’ with their rooms assigned to female guests only due to safety and security reasons.

  • Smoking / Non-Smoking Room: Many hotels provide both smoking and non-smoking rooms for their guests. In order to minimize the effects of secondhand smoke exposure on non-smoking guests.



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