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25 Different Types of Hotel Rooms… Explained!

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Whether traveling for business or leisure, the chances are high that you’ll stay in a hotel. Here are the different types of hotel rooms we have around.

There are different types of hotel rooms, with some having more or fewer features than others. While first-class hotels, such as 4-star- and 5-star, will have more attractive features, it doesn’t mean that downtown hotels don’t give them a run for their money.

All you need to do is do thorough research, and you’ll find a hotel room that fits both your needs and pocket. When planning for your next holiday or business trip, prioritize getting yourself a comfortable and pleasant hotel that can offer this.

Pay close attention to the type of room you need to book, as this can make or spoil your stay. Many hotels categorize their room types according to various factors, such as:

  • Size of the room
  • Types of beds
  • The decoration and layout
  • The number of occupants
  • Accessories in the room

The above factors symbolize the appearance and the quality of every room you find in hotels. For instance, a person on a business trip may request a different room from a person on holiday with the family. 

Each hotel room should address the customer’s preferences and needs. Let’s look at the different types of hotel rooms you are most likely to find in most hotels. 

Room TypeMaximum OccupancyTypical Bed Type(s)Room Size (sq ft)
Single11 twin bed100-150
Double21 double/full bed or 2 twin beds200-300
Triple31 double/full bed + 1 twin bed, or 3 twin beds300-400
Quad42 double/full beds or 1 king bed + 1 sofa bed400-500
Queen21 queen bed200-300
King21 king bed300-400
Suite2-61 king bed + 1 sofa bed, or 2 queen beds400-1000+

List of Types of Hotel Rooms

single hotel room

Hotel Rooms Classified Based on the Number of Occupants

The number of people classifies hotel rooms a room can handle (occupancy). Rooms labeled in such a manner are;

1. Single Room 

Hotel single bedroom
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A single room is one of every hotel’s most common hotel rooms. The room can be simple and small, but it offers everything you need to ensure your stay there is as comfortable as possible. You will typically find the following in a single room;

  • One bed
  • TV 
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • A private bathroom and a shower
  • Work desk

Of course, the accessories you get in your room vary according to the type of hotel you are staying in. With just a single bed, single rooms are suitable for one person or maybe two people if you request an additional bed. So, if you are traveling alone, you can opt for such a room.

Here, you can access all the facilities as offered, and you can also make reasonable additional requests from hotel staff. For instance, you can ask for room service if the hotel management allows it. 

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2. Double Room

Hotel Double Room Interior

A double room is usually a room that has one bed meant for two people. The bed can either be a queen or king-size bed. If you are traveling with your close friends and need to share a room, book a twin room with two single beds. 

The size of the room and the accessories differ depending on the hotel you are living in. Most budget hotels will offer either a single or double room as their standard hotel rooms for guests.

3. Triple Room

The triple room in modern hotel
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As the name suggests, a triple room in a hotel is designed to accommodate three people comfortably. It can have a fusion of two double beds, three twin beds, or a single, double bed and a twin. The facilities in each hotel differ between individual hotel brands.

When comparing this to a double room, a triple room will likely have one or more bedrooms or may often have an adjacent room to provide more space for guests.

Some hotels classify their rooms according to the beds available in each room. However, guests must note that all hotels have some restrictions on how many people should stay in every type of room. 

That is to say, just because a room has a kingsize bed, it’s not a permit for you to invite twenty people to live in it. Some hotels will charge you an additional amount for every extra guest up to a specific limit. 

4. Quad Bedroom 

Interia perspective of quad hotel bedroom with four twin beds
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A quad room is a hotel room assigned to four individuals. This type of hotel room is suitable for families who are on vacation. The room may contain two or more beds.

Though some hotels might place the bed closely attached, you can find sizable quad rooms with beds in different corners. The beds’ size can differ from hotel to hotel, but the room mostly contains queen-sized beds. 

Hotel Rooms Classified According to Bed Availability

queen bed

Here’s a list of types of hotel rooms classified according to bed availability:

5. Hollywood Twin 

Hollywood Twin bedroom
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It’s a very comfortable twin room containing a double bed with two single beds joined by a similar headboard. It’s appropriate for small children, as it caters to their high risk of falling off the bed.

6. Queen Room

Bed on a Queen Room
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It’s a beautiful room containing a queen-size bed. One or two people may occupy the room.

7. Twin Room

Beds on a Twin Room
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This a hotel room with two single beds. Both twin and double rooms are similar in that both are designed for two people. 

However, a twin room typically has only two single beds, while a double room has just one double bed designed for two people, also referred to as a marital bed. Two people can sleep in a twin hotel room but in different beds.  

8. King Room

King Sized Bed Hotel Room

This is a hotel room with a king-size bed. One or more individuals can comfortably occupy the room.  

9. Double- Double Hotel Room

Double- Double Hotel Room interior
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These hotel rooms usually contain two double beds. They can also have two queen beds. And they are designed to accommodate two or more people. Double-double rooms are suitable for people traveling with young kids

10. Studio Hotel Room

Light bedroom interior with armchair and bed
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This hotel room type contains a studio bed. A studio bed is a bed that can be converted into other pieces of furniture such as a couch or a sofa. This type of room can function like a fully furnished apartment.  

The living room, kitchen, and bedroom are usually combined into one ample space in a studio hotel room. Some studio rooms are L-shaped, creating a booth that can function as a sleeping area.

Kitchens are separate from other studio rooms. They are suitable for one person.

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Hotel Rooms Classified Based on Room Layout

Some hotels categorize their rooms according to the room’s plan. This might be in terms of:

  • Size of the room
  • An adjacent second bedroom,
  • The presence of living space and a kitchen.

It’s advisable to understand hotel room options before booking. This ensures you book the right room to help you enjoy your stay at your chosen hotel. Knowing what you are paying for in any hotel room type is also good.

Types of rooms categorized according to the layout include;

11. Accessible Room

Wheel Chair on the side of the room
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As a law requirement, hotels are supposed to offer a specific number of rooms that handicapped people can access with ease. These rooms usually have enough space for wheelchairs to move without much trouble. Their bathrooms are also designed in such a manner that allows a disabled person to use them efficiently. 

12. Suite 

Suite Hotel Room

Hotel suites are different in size. In most hotels, a suite contains a room separate from the offered bedroom. One room generally has a living area with a beautiful couch to convert to a bed, a kitchenette, and a separate TV.

The suit may also have a much bigger dining area. This type of arrangement is often referred to as a master suite.

Hotel suites can be expensive, but they make up for it, giving you one or two different bedrooms and a spacious living area. Ordinarily, the rooms have nice decor and beautiful amenities, and you can ask for custom services based on your needs.

13. Mini-Suite

Mini Suite Hotel Room
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This is just a smaller version of the master suite. It has a single bedroom and a sitting area, which offers an ideal working space inside your room. In terms of size, a mini-suite is around 62m2 to 80m2.

14. Apartment Style Hotels

Apartment Style Hotel bedroom
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These hotel room options are available in aparthotels, and most traditional hotels like the Hilton, Marriott International, and others. They are suitable for guests who need to stay longer in a hotel.

These rooms are designed so guests can fix their food and stay comfortably. They may have housekeeping services but are restricted to twice or thrice per week. 

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15. Standard Room Hotel Room 

Standard Room Hotel Room interior
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Standard rooms are similar to single or queen room types. They are appropriate for couples or lone travelers. Expect to find a double bed in such a room plan. 

It also includes basic amenities such as: 

  • Chair 
  • Desk
  • Dressing table
  • Telephone
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Cupboard

16. Connecting Rooms 

Flat tv screen near wooden desk and chair next to bedroom in hotel

These are hotel room options with separate entrance doors from the outside and a connecting door between them. This arrangement enables guests to move freely between the rooms without going through the hallway.

They are great for friends who travel together and need some time together but wish to sleep in different rooms. 

They can also be great for couples traveling with young kids, as the parents can swiftly check on their babies during the night without much hustle. Connecting rooms are new to most hotels, although you can still find two or three connected rooms on every floor.

So, if you are traveling with your buddies for a mountain climbing adventure or a kayaking escapade, connecting rooms can serve you well. They allow you to have fun, connect with your friends, and have some privacy later.

17. Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite Hotel Room

The presidential suite is a super, luxurious hotel room. It is designed to accommodate powerful or wealthy individuals visiting a place. 

Most five-star and four-star hotels, like Hilton, have many presidential suites. The facilities in such hotel rooms are superb, as they are meant to accommodate high-profile figures, including presidents and other famous politicians across the globe. 

At times, people staying in the presidential suites get personal assistance. Complimentary dinner and breakfast may also be served in such hotel rooms. 

18. Deluxe Room 

Deluxe Bedroom interior
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The deluxe hotel room includes several rooms, usually a living room and a bedroom. You may also find some deluxe rooms with a separate functional kitchen.

The furniture used in these types of rooms in a hotel is a bit expensive. And, if you book such a hotel room, you might have the chance to enjoy the magnificent views of the city.

The rooms are more prominent and are suitable for guests who require more space, such as a small family or a young couple. 

19. Super deluxe

A super deluxe hotel room might be ideal for luxury lovers. Interestingly, these rooms are available in almost any standard hotel – 3, 4, or five-star hotel. A super deluxe room is but an upgrade to the standard deluxe room.

Some of the main amenities here include:

  • Queen-sized bed
  • Spectacular view
  • Special attention from hotel staff
  • All other amenities from the normal deluxe room

It’s a perfect hotel room for couples on holiday or even new weds on their honeymoon.

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20. Joint Room 

Entryway to a Hotel Room with Adjoining Door

Joint rooms are also known as adjoining rooms. These are two rooms that have a common wall but do not have a common connecting door. 

The rooms are suitable for families with children who do not require a lot of supervision, such as teenagers and young adults.  

Types of Hotel Rooms Categorized by Amenities or Facilities

types of hotel rooms: villa

Some hotels may also provide various rooms according to the facilities available. Though there’s no specific name given to a room with exceptional amenities, many hotels will list the type of facilities accessible based on room size or room type a guest prefers. 

For example, an office room can’t be called an office room. Instead, it will be referred to as a deluxe room, and more information about the office will be offered in their description. 

A hotel will always provide different amenities for each room type, mostly to charge a high price. Hotel rooms that fall under this category are;

21. Cabana Rooms 

Cabana Style Hotel Room in Tulum

Cabana is a spectacular hotel room with either an attached private swimming pool or opens out onto beautiful swimming pools. Some amenities in cabana rooms are king-sized beds, an open-air exit to the beach or pool, and usually a beachy-like vibe.

22. Villas 

Villa with pool
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Villas are hotel rooms that offer an ideal getaway for those tired of the hustle and bustle of city life. Villas usually provide a comfortable and calm environment at luxury hotels.

Initially, most people believed that staying in a villa meant forgetting all the incredible comforts of today’s world. All that has changed. Today’s villas provide luxury compliments such as magnificent architectural design in a quiet natural environment surrounded by mountains and forests. 

Most villas have:

  • A perfect swimming pool
  • Spacious living room
  • Gorgeously furnished dining rooms
  • Wholly equipped modern kitchen 
  • State- of the -art entertainment system
  • Fast and reliable internet connection
  • Balcony
  • Several bedrooms

23. Penthouse Suites

Penthouse Suite living room
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A penthouse is a unit or an apartment on the highest floor of a hotel, condominium, or apartment building. They’re different from other apartments because of the unique amenities they offer. 

Penthouses are more secure than regular hotel rooms, accessed through a private elevator. These types of suites are expensive, but it’s all worth it. The amenities you’ll enjoy from a penthouse are worth every dime. 

Some of the amenities you’ll find in a penthouse are;

  • Swimming pools
  • A private elevator/ entrance
  • Terrace
  • Higher/ vaulted ceilings
  • Office space
  • Jacuzzi
  • Several owner suites 
  • Over-sized windows
  • Fireplace
  • More square footage and many more. 

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Other Types of Hotel Rooms

24. Floored Room/ Executive Floor 

Executive Hotel Room Sutie

Just as airlines provide business and first-class sections with improved service and more comfortable seating, several hotels reserve entire floors for entertaining guests who want to spend more. These types of guests also like to show some loyalty to the property. 

The floors, also called club floors, offer additional perks in their rooms, such as a private meeting place to socialize and work or free expensive snacks.

However, knowing these hotel room types are not perfect for every guest is essential. They are common in big, four, and five-star hotels.

Facilities on executive floors differ significantly even among many properties in a similar hotel brand. So, you need to check with your selected hotel.

You can check their website or call to learn about their offering. The basics of such hotel rooms are:

  • Public lounge area with additional working areas
  • Cocktails
  • Wi-fi hotspots
  • Gaming areas
  • Elegant furniture and bedding
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Private elevators
  • Some offer butlers to help you with unpacking and packing your things.

25. Smoking Rooms

Smoking Room sign
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This is not a room for spending your away time, but a properly ventilated designed area for smokers. Hotels that do not have well-designed smoking areas pose significant challenges for hotels and guests. 

The challenges can be avoided, and guests’ and hotels’ safety can be ensured by having designated smoking rooms or a freestanding smoke cabin. 

A poorly ventilated hotel room can ruin the fresh atmosphere and make the guests unhappy. Other facilities can be affected by and develop an unpleasant odor from tobacco smoke due to the unwelcome smoke. 

A well-ventilated smoking room ensures a healthier working environment for hotel employees and other guests who do not have to worry about tobacco smoke’s second-hand effects. 


What hotel room types are available at a hotel?

A hotel has many different types of rooms to choose from. Examples include a single room for a single guest, a double room for multiple guests, and suite rooms such as penthouse suites offering additional accommodation.

What are the 4 different types of accommodation in the hotel industry?

The hotel industry has four types of accommodation: hotels, motels, hostels, and inns. Hotels are the most common accommodation type and offer many services and amenities. Motels are typically located near highways or on the outskirts of cities and offer basic amenities like a bed and television. Hostels are popular among backpackers and students and offer shared rooms and communal facilities. Inns are small, family-owned businesses that offer a more personal experience than larger hotels.

What types of rooms are there in 4 or 5-star hotels?

There are many types of rooms in 4 or 5-star hotels. Some of the more common room types are as follows: Single Room, Double Room, Twin Room, Triple Room, Quadruple Room, and Suites.

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