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The answer MOTEL has 237 possible clue(s) in existing crosswords.
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Definitions of motel in various dictionaries:
noun - a motor hotel
An establishment that provides lodging for motorists in rooms usually having direct access to an open parking area.
noun - a roadside hotel
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Swimming pool site, sometimes|
|Haven off the highway|
|Salesman's stop, sometimes|
|The Bates ___, in 'Psycho'|
|'Vacancy' sign site|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|Bates building (5)|
|The world's first one of these opened in 1925; it was in San Luis Obispo, CA. & had parking in front of each door|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|An establishment that provides lodging for motorists in rooms usually having direct access to an open parking area. Also called motor court, motor lodge.|
|a roadside hotel designed primarily for motorists, typically having the rooms arranged in low blocks with parking directly outside.|
|a motor hotel|
|a hotel for people travelling by car, usually with spaces for cars next to each room|
|a hotel for people who arrive in their own cars, typically with all the rooms on one floor or a few floors, and with parking spaces near the rooms|
A motel is a hotel designed for motorists and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles. Entering dictionaries after World War II, the word motel, coined as a portmanteau contraction of "motor hotel", originates from the Milestone Mo-Tel of San Luis Obispo, California (now called the Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo), which was built in 1925. The term referred initially to a type of hotel consisting of a single building of connected rooms whose doors faced a parking lot and in some circumstances, a common area or a series of small cabins with common parking. Motels are often individually owned, though motel chains do exist.|
* As large highway systems began to be developed in the 1920s, long-distance road journeys became more common, and the need for inexpensive, easily accessible overnight accommodation sites close to the main routes led to the growth of the motel concept. Motels peaked in popularity in the 1960s with rising car travel, only to decline in response to competition from the