Quotation (speech) marks for ships, plays and books

The Quick Answer
You can use quotation marks for the names of books, plays, films, articles, ships, aircraft, houses and hotels. (You do not have to though.)

Books, Plays, etc.

Quotation marks can be used to highlight the names of books, plays, films, articles, ships, aircraft, houses and hotels.

Examples:
  • Jeremy stayed at "The Dorchester" for 3 weeks last summer.
  • "Southern Stars" was Jones's account of the trek; I have read others that contradict his version of events.
  • (In this example, it is useful to group the book title within quotation marks because Stars is a plural word and was is singular.)
  • I was certain the "Spruce Goose" was too heavy to fly.

See Also

Colon or comma before quotation (speech) marks? Three dots (ellipsis) in quotation (speech) marks Punctuation inside or outside quotation (speech) marks? Double or single quotation (speech) marks? Quotation (speech) marks meaning alleged or so-called