Let’s help people talk about hate crime, report it and get the support they need. A motel is a hotel designed for motorists and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles.
Because of their low-rise construction, the number of rooms which would fit on any given amount of land was low compared to the high-rise urban hotels which had grown around train stations.
This was not an issue in an era where the major highways became the main street in every town along the way and inexpensive land at the edge of town could be developed with motels, car dealerships, fuel stations, lumber yards, amusement parks, roadside diners, drive-in restaurants, theaters, and countless other small roadside businesses.
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The automobile brought mobility and the motel could appear anywhere on the vast network of two-lane highways.