Definition of motel in English:

motel

Syllabification: mo·tel
Pronunciation: /mōˈtel
 
/

noun

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

Origin

1920s: blend of motor and hotel.

More definitions of motel

Definition of motel in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsembləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…