Hotel or Motel Manager

Manage hotels or motels to ensure efficient and profitable operations.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$29,000 – $88,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hotel or Motel Managers do?

Manages hotel or motel to ensure efficient and profitable operation: Establishes standards for personnel administration and performance, service to patrons, room rates, advertising, publicity, credit, food selection and service, and type of patronage to be solicited. Plans dining room, bar, and banquet operations. Allocates funds, authorizes expenditures, and assists in planning budgets for departments. Interviews, hires, and evaluates personnel. Answers patrons’ complaints and resolves problems. Delegates authority and assigns responsibilities to department heads. Inspects guests’ rooms, public access areas, and outside grounds for cleanliness and appearance. Processes reservations and adjusts guests’ complaints when working in small motels or hotels.


Should I be a Hotel or Motel Manager?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Manager, Hotel or Motel, Manager, Motor Hotel, Manager, Motor Inn, Motel Keeper, Motel Operator, Motor Hotel Manager See More

    How to become a Hotel or Motel Manager

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