In this section, we are going to see some difficulties from English to French.
Of course it can be a Hotel but also, we use the word in more expressions:
Un hôtel de ville: town hall
Un hôtel particulier: town house
Un hôtel de police: police station
L’hôtel des impôts: tax office
So next time you go into a hotel in France, be sure it is not a police station!