A standard hotel room is an elongated hotel room designed for two people, though some standard doubles can accommodate up to four. The standard double hotel room is available at many full-service hotels, with the exclusion of facilities that house only suites or extended-stay guests. The standard double room is ideal for a brief stay of up to a few days. It offers more room than a classic standard room or single room that is just meant to accommodate one person. It doesn't contain a kitchen, so guests can't cook their own meals.


Some standard double rooms are meant for a couple; these have just one queen-sized bed or king-sized bed. Other standard double rooms have two double beds, queen-sized beds, or single beds placed side by side a few feet apart. Sometimes families of four with young children who can share a bed opt for the two beds to just occupy one guest room. Check when you are hotel booking to ensure this is an option, as all hotels have different types of hotel rooms and different rules for hotel guests.


Standard double rooms contain one full bathroom with tub, shower, toilet and sink facilities. The bathroom is offset from the beds, located in a corner of the room near the entrance. Standard double room bathrooms are often equipped with towels, floor mats, plastic water cups, hairdryers and assorted travel size bottles of soap, shampoo, body lotion and conditioner.

Furniture and Storage

Standard double rooms usually contain about five pieces of furniture. This includes one or two bedside tables, one or two armchairs and a standard work desk and office chair. Some rooms include assorted standing lamps as well. The rooms feature limited storage space, including a small closet near the entrance and sometimes a small dresser. Sometimes you might find an ironing board and iron in the closet.

Basic Amenities

Standard double hotel rooms come equipped with heater and air-conditioning with in-room thermostats that you control. They come with cable TV or flat screen TV complete with pay-per-view options. You will also have a landline that you can use to make outgoing calls – a fee will be added to your final bill for long distance. You can order room service from the hotel kitchen or consume items from a mini-bar. You may also use any other basic hotel amenities, such as a pool or hot tub. Free wifi is usually available, though it sometimes adds another fee to your balance.