Traveler’s Guide – Small Hotel Categories

A lot of people think that hotels are all basically the same. But the fact is that there are many different categories of such establishments. And some categories can be in great number depending on an area. For example, in Las Vegas, large casinos with lodgings can be found everywhere in the state of Nevada. While in the small countries in the Caribbean, small hotel Barbados for example is very common since the smaller the place, the cozier it is and the more fitting for a tropical paradise setting. The challenge for the common vacationer or traveler then is determining which kind of accommodation fits his or her needs. A lot of people for instance do not know the difference between an ecohotel and a motel. Small lodging categories can vary from place to place as well.

Love Hotel

This kind of lodging is a new vogue in Japan as well as in other Asian locations such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. These are smaller buildings that afford guests short time stays primarily geared towards giving couples a private room for making love. This concept is of course not new. These accommodations are the only option for lovers wanting to share quality time together at low rates. Therefore, if one sees the word Love in a building, then one should not expect a kid friendly place to spend the night in.

Motels

The term is a contracted form of the phrase “motorist’s hotel.” Such lodgings are modern day Inns. They are found usually along the main roads and highways. This kind of establishment became popular in the United States when the major roads were built. It became home to the first so called “Road Warriors” who drove the roads crossing the country as a way of life. Today, some accommodations use the word motel liberally but originally, these were establishments with a small main building of rooms facing a parking lot.

Lodge

The lodge is usually overnight accommodations located at major roads or city centers. Payment maybe required upon checking in. A restaurant may or may not be included in the facilities.

Apartelle

The Apartelle, just like the Motel, is a portmanteau. It is basically an apartment complex that uses the hotel rent system. Thus, there may be residents in the building staying for months or even years alongside transients who just stay a couple of days or even just overnight. These buildings may have a lot of facilities as well. Small hotel Barbados establishments such as these for example are popular cheap and yet are well off with a lot of amenities.

These are just a few of the many uncountable number of lodging establishment types. The usual tourist who is going to one place for the first time can easily get so confused because some terms may be interchangeably used by the lodging establishment. Thus, it is imperative that anyone going to a new place should be aware of the type of lodgings available in a region (such as motels in the highways of the U.S. and small hotel Barbados apartelles). This can mean the difference between a well planned vacation route versus a vacation disaster.

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