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A hotel detective is a person in plain clothes hired to monitor the security of a hotel and investigate various security, morality, or rule violations therein. They are distinct from uniformed security guards employed by a hotel.
Hotel detectives are often retired and/or ex-police officers with additional training. They have prominence in certain noir fiction, especially in the works of Raymond Chandler, and sometimes referred to as "House Dicks".
- George Kalogerakis (4 May 2009). "Hotel Detectives". Travel and Leisure.