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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

HOTEL : Hotels are quite tricky symbols. Its probably best if you do not concentrate on the symbolic meaning of the hotel as it may mean several things. Hotels are symbols of care and attention. It can link to moments when you are receiving help from others around you and also moments when you feel put upon and are having to do everything for someone. Hotels are also symbols of other people and the outside world. They may link to other people and the opinions that they hold. We are a guest of their thoughts and opinions. Finally hotels may symbolise a lack of security and permanent home in your life - a temporary situation.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Was someone especially helpful and friendly yesterday?
- Are you homeless at the moment?

KEY WORDS : Helpful, support , encouragement, homeless

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I got some really good help from ..."
- "she was really very helpful"
- "they want me to sort everything out for them!"
- "I am really not getting the support and encouragement I need"
- "I have no real home right now"
- "its not mine I am just a guest here"


SEE ALSO : Houses : Mansions : Colleges : factories : Beautiful Houses : Churches : Castles : Schools : Shops : Prisons : Shops : Hospitals : Towns
DREAM STUDIES : Hotels : Schools: Churches: Hospitals : Prisons : Shops : factories : Towns : Houses
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of hotels in dreams?

Hotels are places where you get very special treatment and help from the staff. They may symbolise the care and attention someone has paid to you. E.g.

"I received some great help from a friend who showed me how to use the computer system"[Dream Dictionary - fancy hotel]

"That shop assistant was really nice and made me feel special. She was so friendly"[Dream Dictionary - guest house]

Likewise hotels may suggest that you wish for more support and attention from those around you. E.g.

"I do not seem to be getting the support I need. I just need some encouragement"[Dream symbol - luxurious hotel]

Hotels may suggest that you feel put upon and have to serve someone needs. E.g.

"I am having to meet my mothers every need due to ill health and also my husband is sick. It is a big burden"[Dream Dictionary - hotel manager]

"I keep been pressurized to sort out all my families problems"[Dream symbol - hotel]

"my husband and son seem to take advantage of me" [Dream dictionary - wake up in train/ hotel room]

A home may link to a lack of security in your life. E.g.

"my husband is unemployed and we seem to have no home right now"[Dream symbol - wake up in hotel]

"I saw everything that happened - hurricane Katrina was on the news and it was really shocking all the reports" [Dream Dictionary - hotel]

A hotel may suggest that something in your life has been a temporary thing. That life is changing.

"I hate to think that my ex just saw me a temporary plaything. He has moved on without even a thought. He lied constantly"[Dream Dictionary - hotel]

Hotels often symbolise the outside world and the effect of other peoples thoughts and feelings and pressure it creates. E.g.

"I broke the locker and I know they are going to think I broke in and was stealing"[Dream Dictionary - very posh hotel]

"I did want to have an affair with her. But now its all too complicated and I have gone off the idea. I know she will not like the idea"[Dream symbol - posh hotel]

"She keeps asking too many questions. I find it irritating. She knows I do not like talking about my personal life too much"[Dream Dictionary - country hotel]

"I do not own the club. I just come here. He just criticised me very personally but I do not like to make a big fuss. Its making life difficult on me. "[Dream symbol - huge hotel]
THE DREAM - I am in some hotel or guest house. I am in the section which appears to be my flat. I am looking around and I seem to like it. There is some stairs which leads to a kitchen at the top. It has my bike in it.

The bedroom and living room are on the middle floor. Then there are some stairs which lead to the outside.

Suddenly the top door opens and two people - who appear to be afro Caribbean tourists - walk in and walk through my flat down to the outsides. I am quite shocked at this.

I investigate the downstairs and there appears to be a door which leads to the ground floor. That is the hotel section. I look at that. There is some food there. I am trying to search out for all the exits and entrances to my flat. I am disturbed that someone can walk in and through my flat.

I then go up the stairs. At one level there is a cafe. It appears to be some kind of sad cafe. There is someone who I think I know but cannot quite think who it is. His name is Patrick Ardent. He appears to be the cashier working on the till. At one stage I get stopped by the man who appears to be the owner of the hotel. He says is there anything I can do for you.

I am then on the top floor. I am coming down the stairs quite rapidly - as fast as I can. There are several people going down the stairs at the same time.

THE REALITY This dream represented the criticism of someone on the dreamer. He had been openly critical and very personal of the dreamer at a club they both visited. The person criticizing him was a new member who disliked how the dreamer liked to take over.

DREAM ANALYSIS If something big happens on the day before the dream its often worth assuming that the dream is about that. You may make an initial analysis to see how the symbols fit with that topic. Here there was a subject that was likely to cause a dream. The dreamer had been personally criticised for his dominant role in the club he goes to. On further inspection the dream symbols do seem quite consistent.

The dream features some intruders. They walk straight through the dreamers apartment in a hotel. Intruders in this sense represent the way that the dreamer feels personally criticised for the way he behaves in the club. Perhaps the tourists also symbolise an element of real life. They symbolise the person criticizing the dreamer. The dreamer felt that this new guy at the club was probably not likely to stick around(hence a tourist). The dreamer also seems to have an apartment in this hotel. That's also symbolic of real life in that the dreamer is a member of this real life club but also is making this his home. He in other words feels at home he and acts like its a second home.

Food in dreams can often symbolise interest and the ability to get people interested in what you say. In this case food appears twice in this dream. Perhaps the upstairs "sad cafe" represents the dreamers reflections on his own behavior. No one is in the cafe. This shows that the dreamer is listening and reflecting on what has been said to him - that he tries to take over and that what he says is really not that interesting.

So underlying the dream is the fact that the dreamer is assessing what someone said to him and maybe altering his own behavior. He does take a dominant role in the club but should perhaps tone things down. So perhaps he should try to alter his behavior and act like he owns the place.

Symbolic Meanings
ARDENT : "a wordplay - very vociferous and determined. "
BED : "something affects you very personally"
CAFE : "trying to interest people in what you say"
INTRUDER : "the dreamer feels very personally criticised"
OWNER : "the dreamer does not own the club he is merely a guest like everyone else and should not act like he does own the club"
SHOCK : "the dreamer shocked at the personal criticism"
TOP FLOOR : "commanding and confident"
TOURIST : "the dreamer is criticised by someone who is not likely to be there for long - he is paying a temporary visit then will probably go"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I got criticised by the new member at the club yesterday. It was very personal criticism. I do not think anyone seriously listened to him but still I want to appear less arrogant."

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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