a motor hotel
lodging establishment typically featuring a series of rooms whose entrance is immediately adjacent to a parking lot, as might facilitate easy access to one's automobile during an overnight stay, particularly located near a major highway
(as a modifier; used attributively) Of or relating to a motel.
(as a modifier; used attributively) Of architecture, interior design, etc, in the style of a motel; identical and anonymous.
any of several architectural or interior design styles associated with motels, such as "identicalness", "anonymity", or any other perceived attribute of motels, particularly as differentiated from hotels.
characterized by an anonymous, temporary nature, as motel sex.
property owned by a motel, as "motel towel", "motel ashtray", possibly imprinted or embroidered with the name of the establishment, frequently appropriated by tourists as a souvenir.
Origin: from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, established in 1925 by Arthur Heinman
A motor hotel, or motel for short, is a hotel designed for motorists, and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles. Entering dictionaries after World War II, the word motel, coined in 1925 as a portmanteau of motor and hotel or motorists' hotel, referred initially to a type of hotel consisting of a single building of connected rooms whose doors faced a parking lot and, in some circumstances, a common area; or a series of small cabins with common parking. Motels are often privately owned, though motel chains do exist. As the provincial highways and the United States highway system began to develop in the 1920s, long-distance road journeys became more common, and the need for inexpensive, easily accessible overnight accommodation sited close to the main routes led to the growth of the motel concept. Motels peaked in popularity in the 1960s with rising car travel, only to decline in response to competition from the newer chain hotels which became commonplace at highway interchanges as traffic was bypassed onto newly constructed freeways.
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The numerical value of Motel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Motel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Motel in a Sentence
SCCS is the source-code motel -- your code checks in but it never checks out.
We don't know the motive. We know there was some type of argument at the first location, at the motel.
My understanding is that this was an extended stay motel and that this was a temporary living arrangement.
Our case continues to move forward. I still intend to hold Motel 6 accountable and uncover the whole story of their disturbing conduct.
I used to dream of a week-long beach vacation with white sand under my toes... right now, I'd settle for 48 hours at a Motel 6 with some Lysol and a UV lamp.
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- motelCatalan, Valencian
- متل, راهسراPersian
- モテル, モーテルJapanese
- моте́л, мотелскиMacedonian
- [[hotel]] [[de]] [[beira]] [[de]] [[estrada]]Portuguese
- моте́ль, автопансиона́тRussian
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