A hotel is a "commercial establishment providing lodging, meals, and other guest services." Hotels cater to different types of travelers and can take on many forms. Business or leisure travelers can stay in a bed and breakfast, spa, boutique hotel, luxury hotel, eco-friendly hotel, ski resort, or casino, to name a few. Many hotels cater to business travelers by providing Internet connections and business services such as fax machines and copying facilities.
To stay on top of news and reviews about interesting hotels, check out travel blogs like Gridskipper, Gadling, and USA Today's Hotel Hotsheet for various perspectives. There is no one standard for rating hotels, though people often reference third parties like Orbitz, TripAdvisor, or DealBase to research comprehensive star ratings, hotel reviews, and hotel package offerings. Many travelers now book hotel rooms online.