accommodation / reservation (hotel)

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New Member
Spanish, English

I would like to know the difference between accommodation and reservation.

For instance, when you get to a hotel, can you say to the receptionist: I have accommodation under Mrs... Or only I have a reservation under Mrs....

  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    You make a reservation for accommodation. The reservation in the arrangement you make for the right to stay in the hotel during a particular period. Accommodation is the nature of the service you obtain, that is, the stay in the room.

    You would say "I have a reservation; the name is Mrs. X" or "I reserved a room under the name of...." etc.
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