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motelnoun [C]

uk   /məʊˈtel/  us   /moʊˈtel/ (US also motor inn, motor lodge)
a ​hotel for ​peopletravelling by ​car, usually with ​spaces for ​cars next to each ​room
(Definition of motel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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motelnoun [C]

 us   /moʊˈtel/
a ​hotel for ​people who ​arrive in ​their own ​cars, ​typically with all the ​rooms on one ​floor or a few ​floors, and with ​parkingspaces near the ​rooms
(Definition of motel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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