Best Hotel and Airbnb Travel Quotes

I (Paul Heller) love collecting the Best Hotel and Airbnb Travel Quotes for my Fifty Plus Nomad blog. I spend hours searching to find quotes that:

  • Reflect how I feel about a place or a travel-related issue
  • Add a new or interesting perspective to a discussion about a place or issue, even if I don`t agree with the author’s viewpoint.
  • Make me laugh, cry, or smile.
  • Perfectly capture a place, emotion, or issue.

I don’t include quotes about unknown places or travel experiences.

All my blog posts lead off with a quote relevant to the post’s subject. I frequently post quotes on my Facebook group: Long Term Traveling and Living Abroad Over 50.

In addition, I have added several previously unseen quotes I discovered while putting together this page.

I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

Let me know if you have any additional quotes to add to this page.

16 Best Hotel Travel Quotes

What we need are individuals and families who feel a responsibility to help build and to help run the hotel. When that happens the hotel becomes a home!”
George Yeo

An old small hotel is much more valuable than a seven-star hotel because the former has a spirit and a literary posture!
Mehmet Murat Ildan

Hotel life is about the same in every latitude.
Fanny Fern

Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pajamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation.
Laura Marano

Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
Joan Didion

The strange thing about hotel rooms is that they look familiar and seem familiar and have many of the accoutrements that seem domestic and familiar, but they are really weird, alien and anonymous places.

I love hotels to which, at 4 a.m., you can bring along a midget, a bear, and four ladies, drag them to your room and no one cares about it at all.
Janis Joplin

When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort. There is reassurance.
Diane Von Furstenber

A hotel is a hotel all the world over, a place essentially vulgar, commonplace, venal, the travesty of a human. home.
Margaret Oliphant

As the hotel is a meeting place of social elites, all the grace and etiquette associated with good society comes into play.
S. Andrews

The hotel was once where things coalesced, where you could meet both townspeople and travelers. Not so in a motel. No matter how you build it, the motel remains the haunt of the quick and dirty, where the only locals are Chamber of Commerce boys every fourth Thursday. Who ever heard the returning traveler exclaim over one of the great motels of the world he stayed in? Motels can be big, but never grand.”
William Least Heat-Moon

“We have many accommodation owners – people who own small hotels, villas and bungalows – and the digital economy has opened up a world of possibility for these business owners. Now, they can sell to and communicate with people around the world, and where comes in is to help these accommodation owners adapt to the digital world.”
Gillian Tans

“The internet in hotels should be free – and I really resent it when they charge you five dollars for a bottle of water beside your bed.”
Francis Ford Coppola

The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
George Bernard Shaw

A hotel should relieve travelers of their insecurity and loneliness. It should make them feel warm and cozy.
Bill Kimpton

“I always wish the hotels were like they are in movies and TV shows, where if you’re in Paris, right outside your window is the Eiffel Tower. In Egypt, the pyramids are right there. In the movies, every hotel has a monument right outside your window. My hotel rooms overlook the garbage dumpster in the back alley.”
Gilbert Gottfried

6 Best Airbnb Travel Quotes

“When you think about it, Airbnb is a great solution if your family is traveling with you on business and you need more space, if you’re going for an extended stay, like a week plus. It’s a great solution if you want close proximity to the work site and maybe there isn’t a hotel across the street or whatnot.”
Nathan Blecharczyk

Certainly some hosts on Airbnb are opening up their spare bedrooms to meet new people; and some drivers use Uber to carpool with strangers for the companionship. But the most productive members of each community are professional operators, making available their homes or cars as a way to earn or supplement a living.”
Brad Ston

With tough interpretation of taxi and zoning regulations, neither Uber nor Airbnb would have gotten started. By the time many cities recognized their existence, both were fairly large and had the political support of their customers.
Brad Stone

“Ultimately, the power of the Airbnb platform is that it motivates guests to blend into communities, belong anywhere, and live like locals.”
Joe Gebbia

“I want Airbnb to succeed, as the original concept is still amazing. But I think it’s time for me to break up with it. Along with its overtourism issues, its customer service is dog shit: it’s not reliable, its policies are opaque, and it’s willing to lose customers over a few hundred dollars”¨

“Too many town centers have been decimated by Airbnb. While a man’s home is his castle, I do believe there should be some restrictions on Airbnb because it’s driving people out of city centers. That’s not good for anyone, especially the locals who live there and, since Airbnb won’t do anything about it, local governments need to step in and start cracking down.
Nomadic Matt

Want More of the Best Hotel and Airbnb Quotes?

Check out these posts from BrainyQuote (Airbnb) and WiseSayings (hotels).

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Paul Heller has been a lifelong avid traveler and language learner and teacher, Even as a child, he told Santa Claus that he wanted to visit all the children worldwide. At seven years old, Paul wanted to retire to Mexico. At eight, he memorized the name, capital, location, and some facts about every country worldwide. At twelve, he found a book "Lonely Planet: Southeast Asia on a Shoestring" and started developing his own itinerary for a future round-the-world trip. He remained obsessed with travel; after getting a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and working as an administrator, He spent his vacations going to different countries around the globe studying language, touring, and volunteering. In 1994, he quit his job and lived in Russia as a volunteer English instructor. He discovered that he loved teaching languages. In 2004, he decided to make a living out of his travels and founded a community of people who love to travel just like him. He developed 5 three-hour classes about living and traveling long-term worldwide which he taught in over 50 adult education programs throughout the US. After his parents passed, he realized his dream of traveling around the world; cruising and touring some of the most remote places like the North Atlantic, Patagonia, and Oceania; and learning new languages (he knows Spanish, Italian, French, and Russian). Paul encourages everyone to learn foreign languages. He knows that it can be frustrating and slow but that anyone can learn a language if they put in the work and, most importantly, learning a language is well worth the time and effort because it opens up a whole new set of people, ideas, and cultures. He is currently spending the next chapter of his life in Mérida, México. He is excited about using this blog and his classes and workshops to inspire and equip fellow Fifty Plus Nomads with the language, cultural, and psychological skills necessary to be successful and happy long-term travelers and expats over 50.

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