A motel, also referred to as a motel or auto hotel, is a kind of hotel designed especially for travelers, who have no time to go sightseeing, and who want to save money by staying in a place where lodging, food and entertainment are available at affordable rates. Motels are usually located in roadside motels near airport terminals, train stations or ferry docks. Many of them are run by the owners themselves, which means that they provide quality services at reasonable rates. They are generally run by individuals with or without employees, although they can hire receptionists to take care of client needs.
One of the most important factors that make a motel a good choice when it comes to finding accommodation for your extended holiday is the level of cleanliness and comfort that it offers. Many motels have houses or rooms that come with full kitchens, while others also offer complete amenities, such as air conditioning, bathroom showers and cable TV, as well as cable or satellite television. Some have more lavish facilities, including gyms and pools, as well as the latest kinds of Internet connection, telephone lines and in-house televisions.
Hotels on the other hand provide only rooms, with no kitchen or other housekeeping services, and therefore these are intended for business travelers and vacationers. However, both of these kinds of property amenities can actually be advantageous, depending on your needs and expectations. For example, a hotel room service may be an attractive option for those who prefer having their rooms cleansed every morning by maids, and who would not want to clean up after themselves in the common area. On the other hand, business travelers may find better value in paying higher hotel room rates for rooms that come fully furnished, with housekeeping amenities and other similar features. Therefore, it really depends on your own specific needs as well as preferences, and the kind of accommodations that you are looking for.