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7 Types of Rooms in a 5 Star Hotel

7 Types of Rooms in a 5 Star Hotel

Almost every hotel brand follows their own unique terminology for rooms categorization. And with so many hotel chains and their multiple hotel brands, it gets even more complicated.

However, types of rooms in most hotels, especially 5-star hotels, can be categorized among the following.

1. Base Level Rooms.

Often described as: Deluxe Room or Superior Room or Standard Room or Guest Room

They might be called deluxe or superior, but these are essentially base level rooms with standard features. You can expect a king bed, safe, bathroom with a rain shower (mostly no bathtub), tea-coffee maker, a work-desk with chair and probably a small sofa.

Good enough for most people unless you are planning a long stay.

2. Little Bigger Rooms.

Often described as: Premium Room or Executive Room

Essentially, the same as Base Level Rooms, just a little bigger. Some hotels might throw in a few more amenities or a bigger bathroom instead of a bigger room. Not really worth paying extra for in most cases.

Every so often a room on a higher floor or closer to the elevator or a corner room would be categorized as a premium room, even though the room is the same as a base level room.

3. Rooms with a View

Often described as: Sea View Room or Ocean View Room or Pool View Room or Garden View Room or City View Room or Lake View Room or Mountain View Room… you get the point.

Most hotels charge a premium for the view. The room would be the same as other category rooms, but you will get a better view. Sometimes might be worth paying for.

e.g., I would happily pay for a room with a view of such locations as the Eiffel Tower, Barcelona Beach, or the Taj Mahal.

4. Rooms with Lounge or Club Access

Often described as: Club Room or Executive Room or Premier Club Room or Business Class Rooms.

These are the rooms that might be worth extra dollars. You get access to the hotel’s lounge that offers free breakfast, evening tea/coffee, snacks, cocktails, and access to business services like xerox, printouts etc.

5. Junior Suite.

Often described as: Executive Suite

Here’s where the luxury begins. Junior Suites are a bit more spacious, have a living room or area attached to the bedroom that serves as a living room, an extra washroom, bigger sofa, bathroom with a bathtub (mostly) etc.

A separate area to work, take calls or just to watch TV can make a huge difference to your vacation.

6. The Suite.

Often described as: Grand Suite or Royal Suite or Deluxe Suite

Expect a separate living and bedrooms, big bathrooms with several amenities, Walk-in closet and at times, a kitchenette.

Some hotels also offer exclusive menus prepared by top chefs. This is like staying in a big 1-bedroom Apartment inside a hotel.

7. The Presidential Suite.

One night stay in a Presidential suite in any hotel will probably cost you more than a 2-month stay in some other room in the same hotel. But then it’s the ultimate in luxury a hotel has to offer.

Often reserved for top ministers, celebrities or industrialists, a Presidential Suite offers a massive bedroom, a big living room, table with 6 or more chairs, bathtubs, whirlpools, Jacuzzi and sometimes even a gym, library, live kitchen, private pool etc.

Long stay and resorts are different

Most of the hotel rooms fit in these categories. However, long stay hotels and luxury resorts will have different types of rooms.

A long stay hotel will additionally have studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments.

Resorts, on the other hand, can have Beach Villas, Water Villas, Riverside etc., depending on the property and the surroundings.

Complimentary room upgrades

Several hotels offer complimentary upgrades, either as part of promotions or to frequent guest. In most cases, you need to book directly with the hotel (hotel website or app) to avail upgrades and similar benefits.

Have a look at the current hotel promotions to see promotions with upgrade opportunities.

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