Definition of motel
: an establishment which provides lodging and parking and in which the rooms are usually accessible from an outdoor parking area
Recent Examples of motel from the Web
For much of the fires, she was evacuated to a Mineral Wells motel room, where Fewell and her colleagues posted information on the company’s website.
The report went on to note those lucky enough to find a permanent home usually found it with friends, family, or in a rental unit that did not require a federal housing voucher, including some hotel and motel rooms.
Sharonville police officers responded to a report of a distraught female in a motel's parking lot of April 18, according to the Department of Justice.
One person was arrested in a shooting at a Charlotte motel Tuesday morning.
LODGING For accommodations, hotels and motels are most popular, used by 45 percent of summer vacationers.
That night in the motel DJ began writing a poem in the bathtub.
A sign on the front of the motel welcomed the Thomas family.
A cafe and motel offered separately by another couple failed to sell after a few bids.
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Origin and Etymology of motel
blend of motor and hotel
First Known Use: 1925See Words from the same year
MOTEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of motel for English Language Learners
: a place that is next to a road and that has rooms for people to stay in especially when they are traveling by car
MOTEL Defined for Kids
Definition of motel for Students
: a building or group of buildings for travelers to stay in which the rooms are usually reached directly from an outdoor parking area
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