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motel

[ moh-tel ]
/ moʊˈtɛl /
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noun
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.

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Also called motor court, motor inn, motor lodge .

Origin of motel

First recorded in 1920–25; blend of motor and hotel

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH motel

hostel, hotel, motel
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British Dictionary definitions for motel

motel
/ (məʊˈtɛl) /

noun
a roadside hotel for motorists, usually having direct access from each room or chalet to a parking space or garage

Word Origin for motel

C20: from motor + hotel
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