Hotels, Motels and B&B Business Name Generator
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How to name your hotel, motel and B&B business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your hotel, motel and B&B business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our hotel business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Hotel Repose
- Leisure Inn
- Tranquil Tavern
- Motel Merry
- Mirth Motel
- Tranquil Travels
- Serene Stays
- Halcyon Hotel
- Hotel Serenity
- Soothe And Stay
- Blissful Breaks
- Bed And Breakfast And Betterment
- Bonanza B&B
- Bliss B&B
- Harmony Hotel
- Merit Motel
- Best Nest
- Peaceful Paragon
- Reward and Refresh
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Four steps to naming your hotel, motel and B&B business
This four-step process will help you name your hotel, motel and B&B business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a hotel, motel and B&B business that conveys the peace and comfort customers can experience when they book with the business. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Repose”, “Tranquil”, “Blissful” and “Peaceful”. These words present the idea that customers will be able to rest, relax and enjoy their time while away from home. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great hotel, motel and B&B business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name conveys a place where you can be as relaxed as possible.
This name shares imagery of absolute peace and calm, which is what many customers are in need of.
This name refers to an idyllic time, where things are happy and calm.
Sometimes customers just need a break from their daily lives, and this name lets them know where they can get that much needed rest.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great hotel, motel and B&B business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful hotel, motel and B&B businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
This hotel was modelled after Paris’s famous Ritz Hotel and London’s Carlton Hotel and became a playground for the area’s wealthy socialites. The borrowed name lent to its luxury.
Implying that they are the best hotel chain to stay at in the Western States of America, the Best Western achieves positive public perception through their positive language.
A simple, unimaginative name that happens to be highly effective. The positive underpinnings of ‘comfort’ are advantageous.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused hotel, motel and B&B terms. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real hotel, motel and B&B business named “Four Seasons”.
Many people have heard this name. It’s a simple one that is easy to remember, and it reminds potential customers that the hotel is a great place to go in any season.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Serene Stays, Tranquil Travels
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Leisure Inn – An Inn is an older term for a hotel, giving the name a bit of flair)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable hotel, motel and B&B business names could be:
- Devura Hotel
- Gumera Motel
- Poleka B&B
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Ready Hotel and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like ReadyyHotel, Readotel or ReaddyHotel.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
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Words Hotel often describes
You can use these words to create Hotel, Motel & B&B business names like ‘The Continental Suites’ and ‘PlazaVille Resort’.
How Hotel is often described
Example Hotel, Motel & B&B names using these related descriptive words ‘The Grand Hotel’ and ‘The Star Hotels’.
Hotel in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
French: Un hôtel