A hotel is defined as "a company that provides paid overnight accommodation in the short term." (See 1.)
In the early years of the hotel accommodation was very basic, usually a room with a bed, a closet, a small table and a sink. These days most rooms are equipped with modern facilities. In addition to the bathrooms there are air conditioning, telephone, TV, Wi-Fi (internet connection) and a minibar with snacks and drinks.
Hotel apartments over the years have changed dramatically. There are several different types of hotels to suit almost every individual's tastes, needs and, most importantly, budget. The two main types of hotels are luxury hotels and budget hotels. Although both have similar basic facilities, these two types of hotels have significant differences:
As the name suggests, these hotels were established for people who have a small budget and therefore want to use as little as possible. The rooms in these hotels usually have basic facilities like a bed and laundry facilities, and most of them have shared toilets. Most budget hotels are older. They are clean but not as fancy as luxury hotels. Some of these budget hotels are equipped with worn out fixtures and they do not offer anything free except maybe a simple breakfast or newspaper, sometimes included in the price they charge.
The prices of budget hotels vary widely depending on the location. In Los Angeles alone, budget hotels can charge anywhere from $ 45 to $ 119 per day. Luxury Hotels
Luxury Hotels are for people who are used to lavish living. The staff at these hotels are specially trained to accommodate all the guests need. They aim to give their guests all the luxury they want during their stay. These hotels were built in such a way that their guests stay is absolutely as stress free as possible. In addition to the basic amenities of luxurious rooms, these hotels are usually equipped with spas, offering massages, fitness centers with the latest training equipment, beauty centers offering a wide range of beauty treatments, swimming pools, bars and restaurants and laundry services.
Of course these services come with a much higher price compared to budget hotels. Other services you can get in luxury hotels include free room service, free newspapers and even better channel selection on your television. You even have to wear bathrobes and slippers while staying in these hotels.
As with budget hotels, the prices of luxury hotels vary greatly depending on the location. Luxury London hotels charge anywhere from 240 to 525 pounds per day.
There is truth saying "You get what you pay for." So for people who have the money to splurge on expensive hotel accommodation, staying in a luxury hotel would be best if they would like the best service that money can buy. But for people who have a limited budget but need a place to live while away from home, they are better placed at budget hotels.
For travelers who wish to get reservations in advance, at their hotel choice, they can go online and check the websites for different hotels around the world.