Hotel vs. Motel

Hotel vs. Motel — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hotel and Motel

Hotelnoun

An establishment that provides lodging and usually meals and other services for travelers and other paying guests.

Motelnoun

An establishment that provides lodging for motorists in rooms usually having direct access to an open parking area. Also called motor lodge.

Hotelnoun

A large town house or mansion; a grand private residence, especially in France.

Motelnoun

A type of hotel or lodging establishment, often located near a major highway, which typically features a series of rooms the entrances of which are immediately adjacent to a parking lot to facilitate convenient access to automobiles parked there.

Hotelnoun

An establishment that provides accommodation and other services for paying guests; normally larger than a guesthouse, and often one of a chain.

Motelnoun

A low-cost short-stay hotel, often with hourly rates rather than daily rates, and notorious for permitting illicit sexual activities; love hotel.

Hotelnoun

The letter H in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Motelnoun

a motor hotel

Hotelnoun

The larger red property in the game of Monopoly, in contradistinction to houses.

Hotelnoun

The guest accommodation and dining section of a cruise ship.

Hotelnoun

a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services