What's the difference between a motel, an inn and a lodge?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Motel----->a hotel which caters particularly for motorists; a hotel providing travelers with lodging and free parking facilities, typically a roadside hotel having rooms adjacent to an outside parking area or an urban hotel offering parking within the building.

    Inn----->A public lodging house serving food and drink to travelers; a hotel.

    -A tavern or restaurant.

    -Chiefly British Formerly, a residence hall for students, especially law students, in London.

    Lodge----->the main building of a camp, resort hotel, or the like. A cottage or cabin, often rustic, used as a temporary abode or shelter: "a ski lodge".

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  • 1 decade ago

    "a hotel providing travelers with lodging and free parking facilities, typically a roadside hotel having rooms adjacent to an outside parking area or an urban hotel offering parking within the building"

    "a commercial establishment that provides lodging, food, etc., for the public, esp. travelers; small hotel / tavern restaurant"

    "a house used as a temporary residence, as in the hunting season"

    SO BASICALLY . . . motels are for motorists, inns are for commercial purposes and / or serve food or drinks, and lodges are seasonal and close during an off season

    Source(s): Selected definitions from dictionary.com (assuming places of residence are what you mean by each)
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A motel = a stand by itself, single room for rent off the interstate.

    An inn = a room among several for rent in one building, usually in the countryside off the interstate.

    A lodge = a single or duel rooms for rent in one building out in the wilderness for hunters or fishermen.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    nothing really.

    Price per night of stay?

    overall comfort when staying there?

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  • 1 decade ago

    motel: crappy, hole

    inn: sounds like a stable to me

    lodge: sounds alrightish

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  • 4 years ago

    Not really sure what to say

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  • noreen
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    4 years ago

    thanks to each and everyone of you for the replies!

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