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Difference Between Hotel and Motel

Difference Between Hotel and Motel (Hotels Vs Motel)

Definition of the term hotel: A Hotel or Inn may be defined as an establishment whose primary business is providing lodging facilities for the general public, and which furnishes one or more of the following services. Additionally  according to the category of the hotel they provide different level of personalised service .

  • Food and beverage service

  • Room attendant ( House keeping ) service

  • Concierge

  • Laundry or dry cleaning service

  • Use of furniture or fixtures

  • Bell and Door attendant service

  • Conference and Banqueting

  • Business centre etc.

Definition of the term motel: The term motel is a contraction of motor hotel. It is a lodging facility that caters primarily to guests arriving by auto mobiles. Early motels often provide parking spaces near guest rooms, but that has changed in recent years as motel owners and franchisors have become more aware of guest security.

Motels may be located in any setting, but are usually found in suburban or roadside areas . They became especially successful in the 1950's and 1960's with the development of the inter-state highway system in the US.

Many motels are two-story or low-rise building located near major highways. Pool areas with shrubbery, trees, and children's playground etc.

By the way the term Hotel is used as a general term for motels, hotels, inns suite hotels, conference centres and other lodging properties.