If all you need is LAN connectivity, consider going with a basic layer 2 device -- an inexpensive wireless Ethernet bridge, such as the Linksys WET610N or Netgear WN2000RPT, coupled with a separate and equally inexpensive 8-port switch. If you need firewall/routing services, go with a layer 3 wireless router that can operate in Wi-Fi client bridge mode, such as the Netgear N300.
However, if what you really need is an Internet access gateway that delivers everything a standalone hospitality network needs, search the Internet for "hotspot in a box." Your scenario is a bit different than a typical wireless hotspot, but there are many products out there specifically designed to create small, self-contained hospitality networks, including payment collection services, if you plan to charge for Internet access from kiosk PCs.
This was first published in September 2010