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For some parts of the world "an hotel" is correct and this is exactly what I used when I lived in Canada and how I was taught. Language is always evolving. But, I am now going to quote what someone on StackExchange said: "Queen Elizabeth II is one such person who could correctly say (an) historic event". "President Obama is one such person who could correctly say (a) historic event". If the H is silent, it is pronounced: an otel and an istoric event like the Queen would say. If the h is not silent, it is pronounced a hotel and a historic event like President Obama would say.
You only use "an" in front of a word that begins with 'h' if that 'h' is silent.
- an hour, an honourable mention
- a house, a human, a ham sandwich, a hopeful sigh
The words "hotel", "horrific", and "historic" (which are often the disputed ones) are nowadays usually pronounced with an initial 'h', so using "an" with them is usually pointless.
"beside the hotel" is wrong, but "next to the hotel" is correct? Que lastima!