Hotels are defined primarily by the services and amenities that they offer:
A) Full-Service: These hotels provide a plethora of guest services and amenities, such as on-site restaurants, banquet and meeting rooms, concierge service, spas and retail shops e.g. Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis and Westin.
B) Limited-Service: These properties are mid-level in terms of service and amenities offered but still typically have meeting rooms, fitness center and swimming pool e.g. Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
C) Budget: These hotels tend to focus on providing the basic necessities for a low rate though they may offer one or two guest services, e.g. EconoLodge, Super 8 and Starwood’s Aloft.
D) Extended Stay: These hotels are aimed at business travelers on extended assignments, families in the midst of a relocation, and others in need of temporary housing. They offer discounts for stays of five days or greater and provide home-like features that are unavailable at standard hotels, such as self-serve laundry facilities and full kitchens e.g. Extended Stay America.