Hotels, in Great Barrington, are the establishments that provide accommodation or lodging on a short-term basis. Rooms in the hotels are numbered for easy identification by guests & are provided with modern facilities like- attached bathrooms, air conditioning or climate control. Additional features, such as- telephones, alarm clocks, televisions, cupboards, mini-bars with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee may also be found in hotels. Bathrobes, slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and bathtubs are some of the luxurious features found in some of these. Bigger hotels may provide additional facilities for the guests, like- restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms are usually numbered to allow guests to identify their rooms.
Hotel operations may vary in size, function, and cost. The general categories are: Upscale Luxury, Full Service, Select Service, Limited Service, Extended Stay, Timeshare & Destination Club.
There are some unusual types of hotels in Great Barrington with high popularity. These are- Tree-house hotels, Bunker hotels, Shoe hotels, Cave hotels, Capsule hotels, Ice and snow hotels, Garden hotels, Underwater hotels, Resort hotels & Railway hotels.
Motels are a smaller version of hotels in Great Barrington, designed for providing accommodation mainly to motorists, with a parking area for motor vehicles but usually with lesser facilities as compared to the hotels. Motels are mostly observed on the highways that motorists use for long-distant trips.