What is the difference between a hotel and motel?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    "Motel" is short for "motor hotel" and is more tailored to arriving in a car and having a place to park during your stay. But architecturally a motel is more liking to have individual exterior doors instead of being designed on the interior corridor system most hotels are. Motor hotels also tend to be cheaper because they're catering to a more middle class clientele than the traditional hotel.

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  • Mike
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    3 weeks ago

    A hotel is often in a city and near a railroad station. It will have conference rooms for professional and business associations, restaurants, shops and banquet halls. Parking is limited and may cost extra. Motels are on a highway and have free parking usually right in front of each room. They may have a pool. Years ago, many had small separate cabins instead of rooms in one building.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Hotel rooms are usually accessible through an interior hallway, whereas motel rooms open directly to the outside of the building.  Some places are called hotels that are more like motels.

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  • Robin
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    4 weeks ago

    a hotel has rooms going upwards in hieght. A motel has rooms going a long the grouns and not upwards

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Motel is short for "motor hotel," basically a hotel that you can drive to, and park at.

    Hotels tend to be highrises, with rooms along a corridor, while motels tend to have rooms with separate entrances from the outside, but, these are only generalities. 

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  • D1218
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Simple. A hotel is high with stories and a motel is on the ground like a house.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    35 dollars,.......

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Motels tend to be along highways and tend to cater to motorists traveling cross-country.  They also tend to have fewer amenities than hotels.

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