A Hotel is a hybrid of a community lot and residential lot that can only be found in vacation neighborhoods in The Sims 2 Bon Voyage, although it is possible to create a hotel outside of a vacation neighborhood. It gives controllable Sims a place to rest and rejuvenate before going off to explore. Each exotic destination has its own premade hotels but the player is allowed to make their own or edit the pre-existing ones.
Rooms may be reserved, restricting access to other Sims on the lot. Other vacationers will claim the other rooms.
Creating a Hotel Without Bon Voyage or in a Normal NeighborhoodEdit
It is possible, by using the changeLotZoning cheat, to create a hotel in a normal neighborhood. This hotel will have beds and reservable rooms (the latter only with University), but will not have a 'Check In', as sims can just walk in to their room (but not another reserved room), or a room service. Plus, this hotel may have a mailbox/ mailroom that looks like a house one if you wish. Create a residential lot, and build as much of the hotel as you can, including beds, phones in rooms, rservable doors (if you have University Installed) etc. Then, using the cheat, change the lot to a community lot and build any community lot items - such as a shop, a reastrant, etc. If you have the 'Move Objects' cheat enabled, then you can move the mailbox to a 'Mail Room' inside, and delete the residential-style bin. The latter cheat will also allow you to have a drive or car park, etc., and the 'Set Highest Level' cheat can allow you to build a skyscraper hotel.
Choosing a Hotel Edit
Hotel prices range from § to §§§§§. The Campgrounds in Three Lakes are free. Sims may visit any hotel before checking in as well as after and even switch hotels during a vacation.
Reserving Rooms & Checking In Edit
To reserve a room, click on the door to the suite. It will display the price for one night. Sims can reserve as many rooms as they like. When finished click on the podium in the lobby to check in.
In Axe Wood Campgrounds, just click on any tent and click "check in". Sims can then sleep in any tent on the lot.
Room Service Edit
If the hotel does not have a food stand or restaurant Sims will have to order room service. This can be done by phone. Depending on the size of the party it may be cheaper to order single plates, but group meals can also be ordered, the price of which is added to your bill. The food that can be ordered is dependent on the time of day.
Checking Out Edit
Use the podium in the lobby to check out and pay the bill. If the Sim doesn't have enough funds, the bill will be received in the mail when the Sim gets home. Sims can check out any time before noon without being billed for another night. The player can check the bill total using the phone.
Owning a hotel Edit
It is not possible to own a hotel with The Sims 2 Open for Business.
References from other GamesEdit
The Hotel is first introduced in The Sims 2 for DS, as the player manages the hotel.
The Sims Life StoriesEdit
In the beginning of Vince's Story, If you click on the goal icon The Hotel is mentioned, Vince mentioned that he went to a 5 Star Hotel in SimCity so it may be a reference to The Sims 2 Bon Voyage (as The Sims 2 Bon Voyage is released after The Sims Life Stories)