Travelers searching for the ideal hotel room face a confusing array of choices that cover a gamut of options. Though no official standards govern hotel room designations, some basic commonalities allow travelers to estimate a room's size and amenities with a fair amount of accuracy. Using these basic classifications, a traveler can help ensure getting the room she expects on every trip.Sometimes abbreviated as simply STD, the standard designation denotes the most basic type of room offered by the hotel chain or individual property. According to the wittily named hotel ratings organization Sleeping Around, standard rooms typically offer the facility's basic room with few luxuries and a street or parking lot view. Standard rooms vary considerably from chain to chain, and hoteliers known for upscale service likely offer standard rooms with more features than hotels that cater to budget travelers. In addition, independent and franchised hotels may label a typical room as standard and offer a lower class of rooms under the designation of budget or economy. In some cases, a hotelier may offer a standard room with a more desirable view; hotels that offer this option may refer to the offering as a moderate or superior room.A step above standard, moderate and superior rooms, deluxe accommodations combine a desirable view with a number of luxurious amenities. Hotels that offer optional in-room hot tubs, for example, may place the tubs in rooms designated as deluxe. According to Sleeping Around, deluxe rooms surpass lesser accommodations in size, furniture, view, location or any combination thereof.When a hotelier takes a deluxe room and adds a separate work or sitting area, the classification may change to junior suite. Not quite a full suite, the junior suite gives travelers an opportunity to relax in a designated area of the room or work at an in-room desk. If the hotel also offers a kitchenette in the room, the designation may change to studio.A suite offers a separate sitting and/or working area; unlike the junior edition, though, true suites separate these areas from the sleeping quarters with a permanent wall and, in many cases, a door. A suite may or may not feature a kitchenette or a full kitchen. Also of note, Sleeping Around cautions that some hotels market junior suites as full suite accommodations. To avoid confusion, travelers should verify the features before booking a suite.Travelers find a wide selection of bedding in hotels, and some hotels attempt to describe a room's sleeping accommodations in the room's classification. Rooms with a king-sized bed may feature a "K" in the classification name, while a "Q" denotes a queen bed and a "D" signifies a double bed. Some hotels may also include the number of beds in the classification, offering rooms with two double beds (2D) or two queen beds (2Q).In addition to describing the arrangement of beds and furniture, a hotel room classification may denote the view. Hotels often market rooms designated with an ocean view (OV), mountain view (MV) or city view (CV), according to travel accommodation website City-of-Hotels. Depending on location, the hotel may also offer additional designations that include garden view (GV), pool view (PV), beach front (BF) and water view (WV).Keith Evans has been writing professionally since 1994 and now works from his office outside of Orlando. He has written for various print and online publications and wrote the book, "Appearances: The Art of Class." Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication from Rollins College and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in strategic leadership from Andrew Jackson University.