There’s A Small Hotel

Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Lorenz Hart
Year Written 1935
About There’s A Small Hotel
Originally written for the musical Jumbo, “There’s A Small Hotel” was used the next year in On Your Toes, where it was introduced by Ray Bolger and Doris Carson. The song has been recorded by artists including Chet Baker, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Della Reese, in addition to Tony Bennett.


There’s a small hotel
With a wishing well;
I wish that we were there together.
There’s a bridal suite;
One room bright and neat,
Complete for us to share together.
Looking through the window
You can see a distant steeple;
Not a sign of people,
Who wants people?
When the steeple bell
Says “Good night, sleep well”
We’ll thank the small hotel.
We’ll creep in our little shell.
And we will thank the small hotel together.

Session / Album Information


“There’s A Small Hotel” was recorded in July 1973 and was released in 1977 on Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart.

There"s A Small Hotel

Listen to There"s A Small Hotel on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2004.

This recording released on:

  • 1977: Improv LP 12″: 7120 — Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart
  • Disky CD: BX 883552 — As Time Goes By
  • 1990: King CD: KICP-2046 — The Rodgers and Hart Songbook [Japan]
  • 1991: Improv LP 12″: DARC2-2102 — The Rodgers And Hart Songbook
  • 2000: Horatio Nelson CD: HNRCD9001 — The Essential Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2004: Concord CD: PRO-CJ-0081-2 — The Complete Improv Recordings Sampler
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2005: Concord CD: 2243 — Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
  • 2006: Universal CD: 3122432 — Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #51 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK50) Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers and Hart

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