21 Different Types of Rooms in Hotels

What is a 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, the clients they are targeting, or their location, rooms can be categorized variously to provide customers with an indication of their profile and what to expect from them.

The main advantage of classification is that it lends uniformity to services and sets the general standards of a hotel.

Other benefits of the exercise include giving an idea of 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 of hotels is the most widely accepted form of rating, where hotels are rated as one-star, two-star, three-star, four-star, five-star, and five-star deluxe on the basis of the services and facilities offered by them.

Hotels in the heritage category, which covers 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 determines whether it is a Downtown hotel, Suburban hotel, Resort hotel, Airport Hotel, Motel, or Floatel. Depending on the types of guests they cater to, The duration of a guest’s stay determines whether a hotel is a commercial hotel, a resort hotel, or a 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, and Paying guest accommodation.

The types of guest rooms include a Single room, a double room, a twin room, a Hollywood twin room, a triple room, a quad room, a double room, a king room, a queen room, and many more.

What are the Types of Rooms in hotels?

Here’s the list of different room types found in hotels:

1. Single Room

A single room has one single bed for single occupancy. An additional bed (called an 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. Most hotels have twin or double rooms, and the charge for a single room is for 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.

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 to meetings and conferences.

5. Quad Room

A quad room has four separate single beds and can accommodate four people 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 people 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 parlor 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 at pleasing 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 can only 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

A penthouse room is generally located on the topmost floor of a hotel 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 seashore.

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Dipayan Mondal
Dipayan Mondal

Dipayan is the author of this blog. He completed his hotel management degree from GNIHM, Kolkata. And he is very passionate about the hospitality industry. And right now, he is working as a successful hotelier in a 5-star hotel.