Many of these quirks can be credited to the age of many of the buildings European hotels are housed within. Not only that, but culture and customs are much different in Europe and most Europeans in big cities are perfectly content in tiny apartments and living spaces. As we briefly mentioned above, space is a precious commodity in Europe, especially in its most dense cities. Most locals live in small living spaces and accept it as the norm. So be prepared to get a little less space than you would for the equivalent nightly rate in the United States, especially if you are in a city center.