This is a wild guess, as I know of other movies with that situation. I simply don't recall her working at a hotel, but it's been awhile since I've seen the movie.
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989 TV movie) IMDb review: We've all seen domestic violence in tv movies before, but it's taken to a higher level here. After the usual beatings, forgivings and promises to change, Tracey (Nancy McKeon) takes back her husband (Dale Midkiff) on several occasions. And it's not like she doesn't try to get away from him. She even moves from Florida to Connecticut, only to have him drive there and get a job close by just so he can menace her. The police, at least as they are portrayed, are slacker incompetents who can't be bothered to care about anyone. The more she calls, the more they feel she's overreacting and being paranoid. The truth of her husband's capability for psychotic rage comes out in a truly tragic and disturbing scene when he nearly stabs and stomps her to death. It's not some 60-second blurb; it's a drawn out, 15-minute barrage of insane dialogue, crying and screaming~definitely not for the faint-hearted. But the most alarming thing that you'll see is the lack of action from the police as the attack takes place. You'll despise the cop who seems to have his mind elsewhere.
I know I'll be lucky if I selected the right one.