Different Types of Rooms in Hotels

21 Different Types of Rooms in Hotels

What is Room in Hotel

The hotel industry is so big and diverse that each hotel has come up with specialty products and services to carve out a niche for itself. Depending on the services on offer, or the clients they are targeting, or their location, hotels can be categorized variously to provide customers an indication of their profile and what to expect from them.

The main advantage of classification is that it lends uniformly in services and sets the general standards of a hotel. Other benefits of the exercise include giving an idea about the range and type of hotels available within a geographical area and protecting the users by ensuring the minimum quality available in each category.

The star classification system is the most widely accepted form of rating, where hotels are rated as one-star, two stars, three-star, four-star, five-star, and five-star deluxe on the basis of services and facilities offered by them.

Hotels in the heritage category, covering hotels in Forts, Palaces, Havelis, and Aristocratic residences, are classified into heritage classic and heritage grand categories. On the basis of their size, hotels are divided into small, medium, large, and very large categories.

The location of a hotel decides whether it is a Downtown hotel, Sub-urban hotel, Resort hotel, Airport hotel, Motel, or Floatel. Depending on the types of guests they cater to. The duration of guest stay determines whether a hotel is a commercial hotel, resort hotel, semi-residential hotel.

Besides these hotels, alternative accommodation may be found in Sarai/Dharamshala, Dak bungalow/circuit house, Lodge/boarding house, Youth hostel, Camping ground, Paying guest accommodation.

The types of guest rooms include a Single room, Double room, Twin room, Hollywood twin room, Triple room, Quad room, Double room, King room, Queen room, and many more.

What are the Types of Rooms in Hotels

These are the different room types found in hotels:

1. Single Room

A single room has one single bed for single occupancy. An additional bed (called extra bed) may be added to this room at the request of a guest and charged accordingly.

The size of the bed is normally 3 feet by 6 feet. However, the concept of single rooms is vanishing nowadays. Mostly, hotels have twin or double rooms, and the charge for a single room is occupied by one person.

2. Twin Room

A twin room has two single beds for double occupancy. An extra bed may be
added to this room at the request of a guest and charged accordingly. Here the bed size is normally 3 feet by 6 feet. These rooms are suitable for sharing accommodation among a group of delegates of meeting.

3. Double Room

A double room has one double bed for double occupancy. An extra bed may
be added to this room at the request of a guest and charged accordingly. The size of the double bed is generally 4.5 feet by 6 feet.

4. Triple Room

A triple room has three separate single beds and can be occupied by three
guests. This type of room is suitable for groups and delegates of meetings and conferences.

5. Quad Room

A quad room has four separate single beds and can accommodate four persons together in the same room.

6. Hollywood Twin Room

A Hollywood twin room has two single beds with a common headboard. This hotel room type is generally occupied by two guests.

7. Double-Double Room

A double-double room has two double beds and is normally preferred by a family or group as it can accommodate four persons together.

8. King Room

A king room has a king-size bed. The size of the bed is 6 feet by 6 feet. An
extra bed may be added to this room at the request of a guest and charged accordingly.

9. Queen Room

A queen room has a queen-size bed. The size of the bed is 5 feet by 6 feet.
An extra bed may be added to this room at the request of a guest and charged accordingly.

10. Interconnecting Room

Interconnecting rooms have a common wall and a door that connects the two rooms. This allows guests to access any of the two rooms without passing through a public area. This type of hotel room is ideal for families and crew members in a 5-star hotel.

11. Adjoining Room

An adjoining room shares a wall with another hotel room but is not connected by a door.

12. Adjacent Room

An adjacent room is very close to another room but does not share a common wall with it.

13. Parlour Room

A Parlour has a living room without beds and may have sofas and chairs for sitting. This room is generally not used as a bedroom.

14. Studio Room

A studio has a bed and a sofa cum bed and is generally used as a living room.

15. Cabana Room

A Cabana is situated away from the main hotel building, in the vicinity of a
swimming pool or sea beach. It may or may not have beds and is generally used as a changing room and not as a bedroom.

16. Suite Room

A Suite room is comprised of more than one room. Occasionally, it can also be a single large room with clearly defined sleeping and sitting areas. The decor of such units is of very high standards, aimed to please the affluent guest who can afford the high tariffs of the room category.

17. Duplex Room

The duplex suite comprises two rooms situated on different floors, which are
connected by an internal staircase. This suite is generally used by business guests who wish to use the lower level as an office and meeting place and the upper-level room as a bedroom. This type of room is quite expensive and only can be found in luxury hotels.

18. Efficiency Room

An efficiency room has an attached kitchenette for guests preferring a longer duration of stay. Generally, this type of hotel room is found in holiday and health resorts where guests stay for a longer period of time.

19. Hospitality Room

A hospitality room is designed for hotel guests who would want to entertain their own guests outside their allotted rooms. Such rooms are generally charged on an hourly basis.

20. Penthouse Room

Penthouse room is generally located on the topmost floor of hotels and has an attached open terrace or open sky space. It has very opulent decor and furnishings and is among the costliest rooms in the hotels, preferred by celebrities and major political personalities.

21. Lanai Room

A Lanai has a veranda or roofed patio and is often furnished and used as a living room. It generally has a view of a garden or sea beach.