An establishment that provides lodging and usually meals and other services for travelers and other paying guests.

An establishment that provides lodging for motorists in rooms usually having direct access to an open parking area.

A supervised, inexpensive lodging place for travelers, especially young travelers.
2. An inn; a hotel.

So in my opinion(spelled correctly):

There are no "motels" on Ambergris Caye. Therefore someone using the word "motel" for any establishment on Ambergris Caye is either being slanderous or is very uninformed when it comes to hotel suite accommodations versus a "motel" room.