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Differences between 13 types of accommodations buildings

By: Blog Lobbypms
Date: 22 Feb, 2019

We travel around the world, we know about travel, and sometimes we wonder what would be the best option for our stay.

We have thousands of options and some people identify some types depending on what they needed or what they like. If you want to recognize some of them keep reading!  We will show the difference between each one of these places.

Hotel: It is the type of common lodging, where the traveler has an independent room. It has the option of daily cleaning, food, reception, and other services. These places have qualifications until seven stars to define the quality of its services and installations.

Hostel: Easily related to uncomplicated travelers, who stay for a short time and additionally looking for low-cost accommodation or as they are known, backpackers. Where guest hotel can share a room or have one independent, additional a hostel offers common bathroom and kitchen services.

Motel: This place is usually available near the roads or away from the city center and they are passing accommodations with large parking areas. The concept is derived from the union of the Motor + Hotel. Perfect for Roadtrip.

Hotel apartment: is oriented for long stays, the rooms are like apartments so everything is own, bathroom and kitchen staff. Provides comfort and independence.

Apartment: As the hotel is designed for long stays, sometimes it has a minimum rental time. It has a good kitchen space, separate bathrooms, Usually, space can be for more than two persons.


Boutique hotel: This place offers exclusivity to guests, sophisticated details within the rooms and in general in all areas of the hotel. Some of them are thematic and the boutique hotel frequently has a qualification of five stars hotel. They are creating spaces that generate customer remembrance. 

Resort: The place is for accommodation for tourist and holiday trips. It has full service for those who are looking for a relaxing time and a lot of entertainment. They are large places with large swimming pools, sports facilities, spas, clubs, luxury environments, and group activities.

Lodge: These are perfect places to disconnect you of your daily life; these are located  in the middle of nature. The lodges are ecological spaces created in the natural environment, their service is similar to the current hotels.

Camping: Are temporary, portable, improvised tents, adaptable in nice places as a park, an ecological zone, the beach, a hill or mountain. It can also be on snow, in a forest or the jungle.


Glamping: Is the union of the words Glamour + Camping. It is becoming important in the traveling world, because it combines the benefits of camping in the open air and close to nature (camping), with the advantages offered by a luxury hotel (glamour).

Capsule Hotels: These are in successful asian countries like Japan, where they have a reduced space. Capsule hotels are very economical because it offers a large number of capsules in a small space. In addition bathrooms and other facilities are common.

Eco Hotels: These are hotels that promote activities to contribute and do not damage the environment. The eco hotels always seek to reduce the environmental impact using renewable energy, such as electricity through solar panels, recycled materials, and organic foods.

Floating Hotels: these are today the novelty in international tourism because are small houses that float on lakes or even in the middle of the sea. Also these are large and stable for luxurious and comfortable genres.

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