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KatG August 14th, 2015 5:34pm

Inspired by JennaF: Without googling, do you know the difference between a motel and a hotel?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/14/15 6:16 pm

I'm thinking motels are designed primarily to accommodate motorists, and hotels are optimized for guests who more often arrive by public transport, or who may be longer-term residents. I like the term "motor lodge" for motels.

spicysteve M14D SBS
08/14/15 6:05 pm

In a motel your door opens to the outside, in a hotel your door opens into a hallway

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
08/14/15 6:01 pm

A motel is charged hourly and has an added charge for clean sheets right?

KatG Liberal in Ohio
08/15/15 4:05 am

You act like I would know that....

MorKurt Oregon
08/14/15 5:45 pm

One looks like it is infested with all sorts of nasty bugs and germs while the other looks cleaner than a fiddle, but both are Nasty

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
08/14/15 5:05 pm

If i am correct, a hotel has 3 or more floors.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
08/14/15 5:07 pm

Also hotels are bigger because they have connected rooms by a hallway

Korosensei Maine
08/14/15 4:37 pm

Motels have the doors outside so you can drive right up to your room hotels have the doors inside past the desk

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
08/14/15 2:47 pm

Prostitutes vs no prostitutes

KatG Liberal in Ohio
08/14/15 4:41 pm

I can always count on you to keep it real

08/14/15 1:47 pm

I travel frequently for work and have become a hotel snob. I like it clean and the amenities.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/14/15 11:33 am

Motels are open hallways & Hotels have indoor hallways. That was the original difference... There are more expensive and less expensive versions of both, but most modern day Americans consider motels lower-class.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/14/15 12:51 pm

Actually my parents used to manage motel that's why I know the difference...😃

alkie New York
08/14/15 1:09 pm

I was kidding. I guess you didn't like my comment below. Lol

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/14/15 2:00 pm

I just disagree with your comment... Though I will say your assessment is correct when it comes to fleabag motels.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/14/15 2:01 pm

Also my parents motel running was in the 70s when many of them were more mainstream.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/14/15 2:02 pm

The one they managed actually had a full-service restaurant and nightclub.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/14/15 2:04 pm

I actually sang on stage at the age of 3 for the first time in that night club... It was an anniversary present for my parents.

susanr Colorado
08/14/15 11:20 am

Sure, although I'm not sure the definition is anything absolute. And the distinction isn't always as described below.

chickencookie It really is
08/14/15 11:18 am

Motels as in motor - you have to drive your car to the room. Hotel you walk in through a lobby.

EarlyBird Portland
08/14/15 10:58 am

Hotels are higher priced and offer great services: gyms, continental breakfast, dining rooms, etc. Motels are low priced, no frills rooms you can rent by the hour or the week.

Tausif7 California
08/14/15 11:00 am

Motels also offer continental breakfasts, at least some of the do.

Isomax TIC TOC
08/14/15 10:56 am

I only use motels and not hotels. And that's the difference.

alkie New York
08/14/15 10:40 am

Absolutely. Hotels are fancy and motels are where hookers and druggies go.

EarlyBird Portland
08/14/15 10:36 am

I do but won't give the answer until you say it's ok, kat.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
08/14/15 10:51 am

Go for it :)