A hotel room with a kitchen area is handy for longer stays. They provide comforts from home for family, groups, business travellers, and other guests looking to make their own meals.
Types of kitchens
A hotel room might feature a fully equipped kitchen. These are typically known as rooms with a full kitchen. Full kitchens include a sink, stove, refrigerator and freezer, and microwave. They generally include cookware, silverware, and basic cooking utensils. They might also feature supplies, such as cleaning products and paper towels.
Some rooms feature kitchenettes. These are usually smaller rooms with a kitchen area that has essentials. Common equipment includes a microwave, toaster oven, small fridge, and a hot plate. Most do not have a regular oven or stovetop.
Names for hotel rooms with a kitchen
Extended stay hotels often feature rooms with kitchens. These rooms are convenient for guests who do not want to eat out every day, especially if they are staying for several days or weeks. Rooms with kitchens are known by different names depending on what is offered and the property.
While not common, some guestrooms feature kitchenettes. These typically have basic equipment such as a small refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and sink. They might also include a hot plate.
Rooms with kitchens are typically called suites, although not all suites feature kitchens. These rooms typically include a sitting area or living room depending on the size. They might be studio suites with an open plan layout that includes shared sleeping and living space. Other rooms like junior, standard or executive suites generally have separate bedrooms. Kitchen facilities in suites vary from kitchenettes to full kitchens.
Apartment hotels or aparthotels usually feature apartments with kitchens. These rooms are typically larger than regular hotel guestrooms or suites. They often have dedicated living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. They also usually have laundry machines. Guests can often expect well-equipped kitchen facilities with full-sized appliances plus utensils, cookware, kitchen supplies and other essentials.
Some hotels refer to rooms with kitchens as a residence. Although like an apartment, they are generally smaller. They feature similar amenities including one or more bedrooms, a living space and kitchen. The kitchen is typically fully equipped with full-sized appliances and essentials to cook meals in your room.