Based on the types of rooms, amenities, and location, hotels in India can be classified into different categories. They probably will not sound all too different from U.S. hotels, but it might be nice to know what to expect if you end up visiting India.
One of the categories of hotels is a resort. Resorts are typically found at seaside tourist destinations and hill stations. Resorts are geared more for families and other types of visits in which you plan to spend the majority of your time enjoying the comfort of the hotel as well as the scenery.
Luxury hotels are a step above resorts. Luxury hotels are for those high end executives and cater to those with money. Luxury hotels are typically equipped with world class amenities, fine lodging, and fine dining.
If you want to get a more cultural experience, I would suggest looking into booking a room at a heritage hotel. Heritage hotels are typically mansions from former times that have been turned into lodging options. This allows tourists to experience real Indian housing while having a sort of “royal” experience. Most of the heritage hotels are in the princely states of Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Rajasthan.
Looking for something that will not empty your wallet? India has hostels and budget hotels too. Focusing more on the hotel side of things, India’s budget hotels will accommodate all types of customers. With a budget hotel, you can expect the comfort that you would get at an American budget hotel. That being said, you will have a bed, bathroom, and more.
Overall, you should expect to see a focus on the customer experience while you are in India. Hotels should not be too difficult to find or book in advance. Some of the hotel names that you might see while you are there are ITC Maurya Delhi, ITC Maratha Mumbia, Radisson, and the Taj.