Hotels vs Resorts
A hotel is basically an establishment which offers paid accommodation on a temporary basis. Most hotels that offer rooms for rent are either hotels themselves or bed and breakfast establishments. Basic facilities offered inside a hotel room can range from a basic bed to a large suite with more amenities, like a full kitchen, swimming pool, or a spa.
Other hotel brands are also able to rent out entire suites or rooms at a certain discounted rate, including their daily maid service or parking. The hotel brand may also offer extra services such as housekeeping, concierge, or maintenance. In exchange for these extra amenities, a guest pays a fixed nightly fee. There are also hotels that provide rooms for rent but do not have any amenities of the total properties or rooms. These types of hotels are called franchises and there are many of them around the world.
There are many resorts that offer extended stay or vacation packages. The number of resorts offering such packages is usually limited because resorts generally want to entice a new client base rather than expand the existing one. There are also some resorts that allow their guests to use their facilities during off-peak seasons. These types of resorts are popular because they are cheaper than staying in the main tourist attractions, and the guest is spared from paying all the additional costs of getting around the resort. Some of these resorts also allow their guests to stay on-site for a couple of days after they have booked a hotel package and then they can decide whether they want to extend their stay.