motor inn


: motel
especially : a large multistory motel

called also motor hotel

Examples of motor inn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s partly set in 1955 in a fictional Southwest town, a lonely four corners with a diner, gas station and motor inn. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 15 June 2023 And there’s no better way to do so than visiting some of California’s classic motor inns. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 22 May 2023 The property sits on 2.8 acres of land and was previously a 1950s-era motor inn. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 27 Nov. 2022 Lindsey Kurowski, owner of the Springs Motel in New Ashford, turned the parking lot in front of the rooms of her motor inn into a yard for games and relaxing. Christopher Muther,, 25 Nov. 2022 Our family of five relocated from Connecticut and stayed in a North Hollywood motor inn while my parents looked for a home. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2022 Located along Main's Midcoast region, the Lincolnville is a refreshed roadside motor inn dating back to the 1950s. Mia Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Oct. 2021 The album was recorded hit-and-run style in a motor inn 35 miles north of Detroit with Simpson’s touring band. Greg Kot,, 26 Sep. 2019 Even in a cut-rate motor inn, generic art just won’t do anymore. James Sullivan,, 2 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of motor inn was in 1951

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“Motor inn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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