Allowing a player to purchase a hotel without first buying houses (when there are no houses available) by paying five times the purchase price of the hotel—the equivalent of buying four houses and then the hotel.

How much is it to buy a hotel in Monopoly?

First off, a hotel has a dollar cost, PLUS 4 houses. If your property has less than 4 houses on it, you must first buy enough houses to get all properties in the color group up to 4 houses. If there is a building shortage, so that you can't get the properties up to 4 houses, then no amount of money can buy a hotel.

### When playing Monopoly when can you start buying property?

Houses can only be bought when all of the spaces in the monopoly are owned by the same player. Even build is a rule, that is, you cannot have a hotel on one property and have 2 houses on the others. The only time this can happen is if the 2 properties are not the same monopoly. There is a thirty-two house limit.

How many hotels can you buy in Monopoly?

The player may purchase up to four houses or one hotel per property (and only if there are properties to hold the houses), which raise the rents that must be paid when other players land on the property.