How to Make a Hotel in Sims 2 Bon Voyage

By Jacqui Lane

Updated September 22, 2017

Bon Voyage, the sixth expansion pack in The Sims 2 game series, allows your Sims to escape their neighborhood and take an exotic vacation. Whether it’s relaxing on the beaches of Twikii Island, getting outdoorsy in Three Lakes or taking in the far eastern mystique of Takemizu Village, your Sims can take a break from the monotony of work and relax in a hotel instead of their house. If you want to build your own hotel, you can do so only by enabling a cheat in the game.

Use the "Lot" tool on the "Neighborhood" screen to create an empty lot for your hotel.

Build and decorate your hotel on the lot that you have created. It doesn't matter if you select "Community" or "Residential" for your lot zoning--you will be changing that shortly. Although you can decorate your hotel as you wish, you will need a concierge desk (found in the "Miscellaneous" section in "Buy" mode) in order for your Sims to check in.

Rezone the lot as a 'Hotel" lot. Press CTRL+Shift+C to enable the text box for cheats at the top of the screen. Type "Changelotzoning hotel" into the text box and press "Enter." If you are finished building your hotel, save the lot and exit. Sims will now be able to visit and check into your hotel.

Change the lot zoning back to "Community" or "Residential" if you need to edit the structure of your hotel. Once you have saved the lot as a "Hotel" lot and exited, you will no longer be able to use the "Build" mode to change your hotel. You can enable "Build" mode again by entering "Changelotzoning residential" or "Changelotzoning community" into the cheat box. Save, exit and reenter the lot to use the building tools to add to or edit your hotel's structure. Change the zoning back to "Hotel" after you are finished editing the lot.


Purchasing the concierge desk will automatically place a non-playable character (NPC) in the hotel to handle your Sims' check-in and check-out procedures.