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#159409 - 01/01/04 03:28 PM Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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Hotel:
An establishment that provides lodging and usually meals and other services for travelers and other paying guests.

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

Hostel:
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.

#159410 - 01/01/04 03:38 PM Re: Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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Actually, considering the definition of "motorist" and from thence "automobile", I can think of many motels on AC...given your definition of "motel".

#159411 - 01/01/04 03:59 PM Re: Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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It is actually from the American Heritage Dictionary and you are missing the point. The point is for those that dont know the difference and say that certain hotels/resorts are comparable to up-scale motels.

#159412 - 01/01/04 04:48 PM Re: Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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OK, can someone clue me in as to what a traveler should expect in a guesthouse versus a villa or a suite other than size of the accomodation?
We are trying to find a good "name" for our lodging. It will be two units in the main building (a two bedtoom upstairs and a one bedroom down) plus two additional buildings (a studio/honeymoon beachfront unit and a duplex with a bedroom and a loft in one part and an attached bedroom with separate or joined access).
All will have water views and pool views. All will have some type of self catering (mini kitchen or full kitchen).
No restaurant on site, but caretakers will provide meals on request.
What do we call it?

#159413 - 01/01/04 05:44 PM Re: Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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Looks like it;s your call:

Guesthouse: A small house or cottage adjacent to a main house, used for lodging guests.
A bed-and-breakfast.


villa -
The often large, luxurious country house of a well-to-do person.
A country estate with a substantial house.
Chiefly British. A house in a middle-class suburb.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition


Hey OJ - When ya heading South? I'm thinking it might be time again soon too :p


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#159414 - 01/01/04 07:05 PM Re: Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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"HOME" smile

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#159415 - 01/02/04 06:55 AM Re: Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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I've given this much thought and have come up with a winner for your name.....

The Denny Shane Palacial Estates Room.

Has a nice ring huh? eek

#159416 - 01/02/04 11:10 AM Re: Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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Real,real soon KLC!!
wink :p smile
Jackie

#159417 - 01/02/04 11:49 AM Re: Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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Gotta luv those cryptic replies wink cool


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#159418 - 01/02/04 12:06 PM Re: Difference between Hotel/Inn and Motel and Hostel  
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Banana beach looks like a motel.


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