Translation:I will walk from the train station to the hotel.
I wrote "I walk from the train station to my hotel" but it didn't accept that. Is that not the implication in Japanese? Should I have to say something else if I really wanted to imply that I was going to be staying at the hotel? Ok sure "the" hotel is more generic, but would i say something different in Japanese if I really wanted to mean "my" hotel?
Can someone explain the noun ordering? This has sort of been troubling me for awhile in figuring out translations with multiple nouns. In this case it is, place going to from place coming from. However when I read it I saw, "hotel from train station until" Re-arranging I thought it meant from hotel until train station. However, it is the opposite. Thanks
Yes! For the purpose of this sentence, we can treat から and まで as that way.
から: From/since まで: Until/to
Each of them is written after of the noun or time it refers to.
From what I learned, for the use of from-until, it (usually) works in this form:
[Topic marker] [place/time/anything referred as a starting point] から [place/time/anything you refer as the end] まで [verb]
It's like English's from-to/until, except that in English the preposition comes first! In English:
From [place/time/anything referred as a starting point] to [place/time/anything you refer as the end], [the rest of the sentence]
And like in English, you don't necessarily need both "from" 「から」and "to"「まで」 in a sentence. They can stand alone and not dependent upon each other. Examples:
「今日まで仕事をします」 - きょうまでしごとをします - (I will) work until today
「学校は家から遠いです」- がっこうはいえからとおいです - The school is far from my house
In this part of the lesson, they wrote えきからホテルまで歩きます
えき: Train station ホテル: Hotel 歩きます: To/will walk (depending on time context, since -ます verb form can be about the equivalent of English's simple present or simple future)
Following the previous structure of から and まで, we can determine that the subject here is 「えきから」 from えき(train station) 「ホテルまで」to ホテル (hotel). Within that range of distance, the subject 歩きます (あるきます，to/will walk)
So, inferring the subject is speaking about him/herself 「私は」, it literally translates:
"From a/the train station to a/the hotel, I (will) walk."
Further readings that can help you understand on から and まで, as each of them has other functions (when positioned in other ways, added with other forms of particles, etc.):
Probably because of the "my" part; while in the right context that could totally be ok, since no context is given it is better to stay neutral and use "the".
Also, you say "even Google" as though Google is somehow the authority on correct translations, but it is most definitely not.