Legal Definition and Related Resources of Hotel

Meaning of Hotel

A house for entertaining strangers or travelers – an inn – and refers also to premises where not only rooms are supplied but also the ordinary needs of the traveller for meals or food are also forthcoming. But in modern usage the term hotel does not necessarily mean that in addition to lodging, the guest be furnished with food or drink. See Huntley v Stanchfteld, 168 Wis. 119, 169 1V. W. 276.

Hotel Alternative Definition

A public house for the enter’ tainment of travelers and casual guests. 44 N. J. Law, 492. The term is synonymous with “inn” or “tavern.” 2 Daly (N. Y.) 17; 84 Ala. 452; 54 Barb. (N. Y.) 31L

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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Hotel

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1640s, “public official residence; large private residence,” from French hôtel “a mansion, palace, large house,” from Old French ostel, hostel “a lodging” (see hostel). Modern sense of “an inn of the better sort” is first recorded 1765. The same word as hospital.







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