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American Plan


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Meal plans do not typically include wine or cocktails.

The American Plan, sometimes abbreviated as AP in hotel listings, means that the quoted rate includes three meals a day, i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the American plan, the meals are provided by the hotel kitchen.

Some hotels offer guests the option of being on the American plan or paying a la carte for food consumed in their facility. Travelers choosing a hotel in a remote location where there are not many restaurants — or none at all — need to stay at a hotel that offers an American plan.

In Europe and some other countries the American Plan is referred to as Full Pension or Full Board.

Other Hotel Dining Plans

  • Modified American Plan
  • Continental Plan
  • European Plan
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