What is a motel?

A motel is a type of lodging facility designed for motorists, usually with direct access to parking spaces for guests’ vehicles.

Motels often feature a one or two-story layout, with rooms that have exterior entrances, facing the parking lot. They are commonly found along highways or major roadways, offering convenient and accessible accommodations for travelers looking for a brief stay or overnight rest.

The term “motel” is a combination of “motor” and “hotel,” emphasizing its focus on providing easy access for guests with vehicles.