Motels

Overnight public accommodations for motorists generally characterized by long low-rise buildings consisting of rows of attached individual sleeping quarters and having direct access between the rooms and parking spaces without an intervening lobby.

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20230
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300170888. The J. Paul Getty Trust.