6 types of hotel rooms you can book for your next trip

December 18, 2014

From standard to suites, to adjoining rooms with a view, there are many different types of hotel rooms to accommodate your needs and budget. Here's how to choose the right one for your needs.

6 types of hotel rooms you can book for your next trip

You’re going away and need a place to stay. There are many different types of hotel rooms that can accommodate your needs—whether you are travelling solo or with kids, for business or pleasure, on a budget or on a luxury trip where you want to be pampered.

Hotel rooms are usually classified by the number of beds in them, and the size and the amenities that they offer – and their rates vary accordingly. There are three basic hotel room categories: standard, family room and suite. In addition, there are rooms that are connecting, adjoining and adjacent.

Here’s a quick look at some of the different hotel room classifications:

1. Standard room

This is usually the most basic and least expensive room. It normally comes as a single with one king-size bed, or as a double with two queen beds. It offers the basic amenities such as a television, coffee maker, telephone and desk.

2. Family room

Some hotels offer larger family rooms with more beds to accommodate more people. Family rooms offer sitting areas that double as a sleeping space with a couch that opens up to a bed.

3. Suite

Also called a deluxe room, the suite is much larger than a standard and is like your own little apartment within the hotel. It has bedrooms, a living area and may have a kitchenette. Suites are great for people travelling on business who need a place to work, or families that want to make themselves at home while they’re away. The best, and most expensive, suites are the executive or presidential suites.

4. Connecting rooms

These rooms have individual entrance doors from the outside and a connecting door between, allowing guests to move between rooms without going through the hallway. Connecting rooms are a great option for families with older children who could use their own space but still need to be connected to their parents’ room.

5. Adjoining rooms

These rooms share a common wall but do not have a connecting door. This is a good option for friends or families with much older children who want to be next to each other but still have privacy.

6. Adjacent rooms

These rooms are close to each other, such as across the hall, but not necessarily side-by-side. If you are travelling with friends or colleagues, this can be a good way to have the convenience of being close by on the same floor, while still having your privacy.

There are many other factors that help classify types of hotel rooms, such as the view from the window, the quality of furniture, the location within the hotel and the amenities included.

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