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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ They rub each other up the wrong way, and yet end up having a raunchy scene in a motel room.
▪ In real life, Selena ran out of that motel room with a bullet wound, and bled to death.
▪ Sam leaves Tony to guard the civilians in the motel room.
▪ It may be a cabin in the woods or a motel room that you rent at the beach.
▪ Sam is outside the motel room with two colleagues now.
▪ Strange, so in my motel room I pick up the phone book and call one, just to see what happens.
▪ I only half-facetiously suggest that we get a motel room on this side of town for the night.
▪ In the process, he alienated his wife and kids and began living in a motel room.
▪ He drops me off downwind of the motel.
▪ I have nothing to do with the motel.
▪ I walk along the side of the motel scratching myself on the pebble dash, for carelessness.
▪ My grandparents stayed at a nearby motel and visited daily, along with my father.
▪ Others stay in a nearby motel.
▪ Participants camp under the stars, except for one night in a motel.
▪ They brought them back to the motel.
▪ To my amazement, although the motel is full judging by the amount of cars, there are no residents on view.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1925, coined from motor- + hotel. Originally a hotel for automobile travelers.The Milestone Interstate Corporation ... proposes to build and operate a chain of motor hotels between San Diego and Seattle, the hotels to have the name 'Motel.' ["Hotel Monthly," March 1925]


a. 1 Any of several architectural or interior design styles associated with motels, such as "''identicalness''", "''anonymity''", or any other perceived attribute of motels, particularly as differentiated from '''hotels'''. 2 Characterized by an anonymous, temporary nature, as ''motel sex''. 3 Property ''owned'' by a motel, as "''motel towel''", "''motel ashtray''", possibly imprinted or embroidered with the name of the establishment, frequently appropriated by tourists as a souvenir. n. 1 A lodging establishment typically featuring a series of rooms whose entrance is immediately adjacent to a parking lot, as might facilitate easy access to one's automobile during an overnight stay, particularly located near a major highway. 2 (context as a modifier; used attributively English) Of architecture, interior design, etc, in the style of a motel; identical and anonymous.


n. a motor hotel


A motel is a hotel designed for motorists and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles. Entering dictionaries after World War II, the word motel, coined as a portmanteau contraction of "motor hotel", originates from the Milestone Mo-Tel of San Luis Obispo, California (now called the Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo), which was built in 1925. The term referred initially to a type of hotel consisting of a single building of connected rooms whose doors faced a parking lot and in some circumstances, a common area or a series of small cabins with common parking. Motels are often individually owned, though motel chains do exist.

As large highway systems began to be developed in the 1920s, long-distance road journeys became more common, and the need for inexpensive, easily accessible overnight accommodation sites close to the main routes led to the growth of the motel concept. Motels peaked in popularity in the 1960s with rising car travel, only to decline in response to competition from the newer chain hotels that became commonplace at highway interchanges as traffic was bypassed onto newly constructed freeways. Several historic motels are listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

Motel (TV series)

Motel was an Australian television soap opera made by ATN-7 in 1968.

Motel (band)

Motel is a Mexican rock band created in 2002, consisting of Guillermo "Billy" Méndez and Rodrigo Dávila Chapoy.

Motel (disambiguation)

A motel is a hotel designed for motorists.

Motel or The Motel may also refer to:

Motel (Motel album)

Motel is the debut eponymous album by the Mexican soul-rock band Motel. The album was released on March 21, 2006, in Mexico. Four months later, the album was released in countries like Guatemala, Venezuela, Chile, and the United States. Their first single is called Dime ven (. The song was very popular in Latin American and Mexican charts. They also released their last singles Olvídame and Lejos estamos mejor.

Motel (song)

"Motel" is the fifteenth single by B'z, released on November 21, 1994. This song is one of B'z many number-one singles in Oricon chart. It sold over 1,316,000 copies according to Oricon.

Motel (Pak album)

Motel is a 2005 album by New York City brutal prog band Pak. It has been well received in the indie marketplace it was targeted for.

Motel (Spanish band)

Motel is a rock band created in Castellón (Spain) in 1996.

Their first album was Uno in 1998, then El complicado sabor de la carne cruda (2000), Veneno Stereo (2002), Animales de Compañía (2009, Sello Author) and Los Renglones Torcidos (2011) and Cultivos (2015). Mondosonoro (a wellknown Spanish magazine) selected Animales de Compañía as one of the best 15 records of that year of the Valencian Community. This band, very respected in the Spanish underground, has played all around Spain and shared the stage with famous bands such as Barricada, Los Planetas, Sôber o Pereza.

Usage examples of "motel".

June had selected the Campus Travel Motel, located down on the east side of Damon, where Campus Boul met the highway.

The level where the Blazer parked was even with the third floor, on which your room was located, a room that bore no resemblance whatsoever to the typical motel room, furnished as it was with Victoriana and flocked wallpaper, with chromolithographs instead of offset lithos in the picture frames.

The porno theaters and by-the-hour motels yield to botdnicas and bode gas outlets for Discos Latinos, an infinite array of food stands--taco joints, Peruvian seafood parlors, fast-food franchises-and first-rate Latino restaurants, beauty shops with windows guarded by Styrofoam skulls wearing blond Dynel wigs, Cuban bakeries, storefront medical and legal clinics, bars and social clubs.

After bettering her disguise with a wig, she would rent a cheap motel room there in Eau Claire and stay for a couple of days.

Arno Gleen had kidnapped Marlie from her motel room and taken her to the same place he had taken the most recent missing child, a five-year-old boy.

What with our stopping for barely edible fast-food chicken-absolutely rife with monosodium glutamate, sodium nitrate, and God knows what other poisons-we arrived at the Sea and Sand Motel on the southern outskirts of Oceanside.

Cocoa Beach, twenty miles to the south, and if they brought their wives along, which they often did, it became the custom for them to take rooms at a new and glossy motel called the Bali Hai, a name borrowed by many joints across the country from a popular song that was supposed to be tropical and sexy.

He saw Cindy smiling sardonically, and then he remembered the night at the Bali Hai motel when Claggett told the gang how the Australians at Honeysuckle had threatened a strike before his first Apollo flight.

When he visited Cape Canaveral he found Cocoa Beach in a state of shock: the Bali Hai motel had only two waitresses instead of the eight who had served the astronauts and their friends in the roaring 1960s, and Mr.

Sunset had now created a peach-colored world, except for blood-red ixora, yellow hibiscus, and purple bougainvillea, whose roots snaked into the broken walk alongside the motel.

Oddly enough, some pediatricians are now using it on children 60 Minutes did a thing on a guy who evaporated Ketamine down to a powder, slipped it into the drinks of women he met in bars, and then took them to motels and raped them.

On his passport application he listed his profession as motel operator.

Lyman had even suggested calling all the hotels and motels in the El Paso area, but Todd convinced him it would be dangerous.

He found a pamphlet in his coat pocket, a what-to-do-in-El Paso folder that he must have picked up at the motel, and read its sixteen small pages so many times he could almost recite them.

It looks like he was the last one to see Mary Beth alive and, given that their fight outside El Ranchito was witnessed by all of us: Settler, Liam and the manager of the motel.