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Hotel vs. Motel
We have all stayed them, but
what is truly the difference, the answer will shock you.
What is the difference between a hotel and a motel?
There really is none. The term “motel” is derived
from the term "motor hotel," which originally meant that the hotel
provided parking (circa 1950s). The term motel today generally is
used for a "limited service" property (i.e., a hotel that provides a
limited number of amenities and does not provide food service.
Thank you web. The employees at an un-named hotel
did not know, so we had to go surfing.
When working on a degree in Hotel/Restuarant Management at the
College of the Low Country on Hilton Head Island, SC, I was taught
difference between a hotel and motel was simply that a guest can
room of a motel from the parking lot whereas a guest of a hotel must
the room from an indoor corridor. I haven't done any personal
but I have noticed most properties along the interstate with
entrances refer to themselves as motels.
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