Definition of motel in English:


Syllabification: mo·tel
Pronunciation: /mōˈtel


  • A roadside hotel designed primarily for motorists, typically having the rooms arranged in a low building with parking directly outside.
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    • 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.
    hotel, inn, motor inn, motor court, lodge; accommodations, lodging, rooms


1920s: blend of motor and hotel.

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