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What is a motel?

]Budget travellers and those going on long road trips are likely to be familiar with motels. Motels are usually set along ring roads and major highways, offering a convenient and affordable stop for weary travellers looking for a place to rest. A motel usually has modest rooms with en suite bathrooms. Wi-Fi is pretty much a standard amenity, and some motels offer extras such as pools and games rooms.

Why should I stay at a motel?

The main perk of staying at a motel is the price. A motel room is very cheap, which means you can spend more on exploring local attractions. Because they're typically along major routes, motels are very convenient for anyone who's driving to their destination. Parking is usually available at no charge.


Where do you find motels?

Motels are an American invention, sprouting up across the country at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, they're still a very popular lodging option for many travellers, and you'll find them in all types of towns and cities, from Seattle to Miami, from LA to New York. You can also find motels in Europe, as well as the Middle East and Asia. In Canada, consider a motel in Niagara Falls when you go.


How much does it cost to stay in a motel?

It's generally cheaper to stay in a motel than most other types of lodging. These roadside accommodations tend to be affordable because their array of amenities is typically small and simple. You will, however, find a good number of motels that offer more facilities and services like pools and cooked breakfast. These tend to command higher rates than the basic motels. You might also find that motels close to major attractions are pricier.


How to book a motel

If you're looking to travel on a budget across North America or go on a European road trip, it should be easy to search for the right motel with E