Definition of motel in English:

motel

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Pronunciation: /məʊˈtɛl
 
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noun

  • A roadside hotel designed primarily for motorists, typically having the rooms arranged in low blocks with parking directly outside.
    More example sentences
    • Hotels, motels and entertainment theme parks have a unique security problem.
    • Accommodation in Cairns ranges from backpacker hostels to motels and five-star hotels.
    • Contact motels and hotels in communities outside of your area and find out if they will accept pets in an emergency.

Origin

1920s: blend of motor and hotel.

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