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A residence is an establishment where it was originally or currently being used by a host as their main place of dwelling or home. Architecturally, a residence is typically a house, mansion, cottage or grand castles and palaces. A residence is offered to travelers as temporary lodgings where they can rent a room. The rooms are generally furnished in the style which complements the architecture type of the building. This boutique type of accommodation has a nice homely feel where the traveler is the 'house-guest'. Hotels, especially the extended stay chains, commonly function as residences for many guests.[1][2]

Residence may more specifically refer to:

  • Home, a place of residence or refuge
    • House
    • Apartment
    • Group home, a private residence designed to serve children or adults with chronic disabilities. Typically there are no more than six residents and there is a trained caregiver there twenty-four hours a day
    • Nursing home, provides a type of residential care
  • Dwelling or accommodation
    • House, a home, building, or structure that functions as a habitat for humans or other creatures
    • Lodging, a type of residential accommodation. People who travel and stay away from home for more than a day need lodging for sleep, rest, safety, shelter from cold temperatures or rain, storage of luggage and access to common household functions
  • Habitual residence, a civil law term dealing with the status of refugees, and child abduction
  • Residence in English family law, pertaining to where children should live in the case of disputes
  • Tax residence, to determine the location of someone's home for tax purposes
  • The Canadian term for what Americans call a dormitory
  • Residenz, the German term for residence which normally means the city palace of a noble family
  • Domicile (law)

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  1. ^ ''Home Suite Home'' –. BBC News (2007-09-12). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  2. ^ Elaine Stritch