This guide is intended to provide a simple approach for contractors and designers who create small hotels and motels in the USA. It represents a way to build energy-efficient hotels that use significantly less energy than those built to minimum building energy performance code requirements. Application of the recommendations in the guide should result in hotels with 30% energy savings. The guide focuses on typical hotels found along highways in the USA that have up to 80 rooms, generally four stories or less, that use unitary heating and air-conditioning equipment. Buildings of these types with these HVAC&R configurations represent a significant amount of commercial hotel space in the United States.