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In English, we say "I stayed at the hotel" Έμεινα στο ξενοδοχείο.

This doesn't appear proper in Greek since I believe in Greek you would say:

Έμεινα σε ξενοδοχείο.

Is the reason you don't use the article is because you're not saying a specific hotel since you're saying hotel in general.

If you said I stayed at the Hilton Hotel, would I then use an article.

Έμεινα στο Χίλτον ξενοδοχείο.

For learning: Greek
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Έμεινα στο ξενοδοχείο ==> I stayed at the hotel (at a specific one, as you said)
    Έμεινα σε ξενοδοχείο ==> I stayed at a hotel (generally, without referring to a specific hotel)

    So in Greek both sentences are used, having exactly the same difference as between 'the hotel' and 'a hotel' in English.

    Your last sentence is also correct. I would prefer: Έμεινα στο ξενοδοχείο Χίλτον (=I stayed at the Hilton hotel)

    hope it helped :)

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