Friday, December 6, 2013

Medicare, MadSnapper and the Motel/ Hotel

Holiday Inn Express
 The past week I went to two different Hotels to Medicare Seminars, trying to decide which health plan to enroll in...

at the front door of the lobby
I typed Hotel in the title and thought, is it a Motel or a Hotel...

to me a motel is where you pull in an park your car in front of the room, outside entrance and there is no lobby. Daddy called them motor courts when we stayed in them.

A hotel would be with a lobby and indoor access to rooms.

 I found this on the internet     Hotel VS Motel...





For those of you in the USA, what is your definition? Do you say Motel or Hotel and if you say both, how do you define the difference.

What do you call them in your country if you are not in the USA...


Courtyard Marriot

MadSnapper was the ONLY ONE taking photos in both Hotels... IMAGINE THAT.





29 comments:

Deb said...

I say a Hotel is one that you enter through a lobby to get to your room...Motel you enter from outside...great photos...Happy Friday...

Deb said...

I say a Hotel is one that you enter through a lobby to get to your room...Motel you enter from outside...great photos...Happy Friday...

From the Kitchen said...

I somehow think of motels as being off the highways and hotels being in cities. Also, if it's under $100 it's a motel and over, a hotel.

Best,
Bonnie

Betty Manousos said...

good morning sandra, i agree with deb. more than that the main difference is: cost.

lovely shots btw. wish you a happy friday!

Inger said...

I agree with your definition. Hope you found a good health plan.

Inger said...

PS
I think it goes for Sweden too. A motel doesn't have a lobby and a hotel does. Also hotels can be high rises, motels not.

Muffy's Marks said...

I agree with your definition!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your definition makes sense to me. You were the only one taking photos? How strange is that!! ;)

TexWisGirl said...

i say motel.

Madi and Mom said...

I agree with you on the definition of a motel and hotel. OMCs color us surprised at MS being the only one snapping away!!!

I hope you found the correct info for your health coverage.
Hugs C

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I would likely be taking pictures as well,even when no one else is. I call a drive-up place a Motel and ones with the lobby etc,are Hotels to me.

photowannabe said...

I have to agree with the majority too.Motel is outside access and usually much cheaper than a Hotel. Hotels usually have Bellmen, room service and inside entrances.
Hope your seminars were helpful.
We are sticking with the plans we have. They work for us.

Chatty Crone said...

I call everything a hotel - lol.

So what did you and Bob decide?

Ginny said...

The way you describe what the difference is to you....that is what I think, too! But you have been on Medicare for a long time, so what is going on now? Has it got something o do with Obama Care? I am going on Medicare in two months. LOVE the glorious hibiscus!!!

SweetMarie said...

I agree with you. :)
My mom was talking about these seminars for medicare, she was going to attend one so she could help my dad decide on health insurance.

Ann said...

that doesn't sound like much fun but at least it got you some pictures and a blog post :) I say both motel and hotel depending on which it is and I've always gone by the definition you gave

Mersad said...

As long as it's clean, I don't mind the description. :)

Linda@arichtapestry said...

I also agree with your definitions of a motel and hotel. We have budget hotels in the UK rather than motel accommodation - many at motorway service stations (lodges and inns). Hope you made a decision on your health care plan.

Blackberry Lane said...

That is such a pretty fountain.

I agree with your definitions. When I was little, we always stayed in a motel or motor court. It sounded like the cars were coming thru the front window!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I think like you do about the hotel vs motel.
Have a nice weekend!

A Quiet Corner said...

Hotel of I enter via lobby...motel, if through an outside door...all I really care about is it being clean and no bugs!...:)JP

Terri Buster said...

Not all that long ago, I called a drive up to the door place a motel for the same reason you do. Nowadays, the words are pretty much interchangeable.
I hope you were able to get some good advice on the medicare...I'm not looking forward to all these choices when we retire.

Angela said...

I agree with you! I prefer staying in a Hotel! But when we went to the beach this summer we stayed in a cottage style motel that had 3 places together but they also had a hotel. We had a kitchen which I think they called it an efficiency. Not sure but I did like being able to just go inside and park right outside the door like that.

Susannah said...

A motel used to be just one story and a hotel used to be more that one story. But I guess things have changed because some motels are two or three stories now. A hotel has a huge lobby with luxurious seating and large windows. A motel has a front desk, smells like smoke and a couple of chairs. I really don't know. I am being silly.

RoeH said...

All the same to me. Except for the quality. I'm very particular about which one looks the cleanest.

Rose said...

I guess I tend to think of motels as outside entrance, parking by the door, and even half the time I also think of it as one level.

SquirrelQueen said...

I agree with your definition. Hotels also tend to have conference rooms, bars, restaurants inside the hotel.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Seems like lots of other folks have covered the difference between motel and hotel, Sandra. So did you get all the info you needed to know at the seminars? I am facing the same decision, and opted to go with the united Healthcare Plan thru AARP. The coverage in the various Medigap supplement plans are the same, what differs is the premiums charged by different companies and the AARP option had the lowest cost here.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

My consensus is that you have the correct idea of their differentiation:)