When I was younger I used to prefer a motel as we were in and out all the time, and it was easier.
However now that there are such lovely hotels around, I would probably prefer hotels as I like luxury!
They offer more in the way of service and are usually far nicer rooms than the average motel which I would now consider is just for an overnight stay whilst on the move.
For me it's probably been Mobile home, Motel, then Hotel. I love the freedom of a mobile home and they are quite luxurious.If I am only going to one place I choose the best motel I can find near my target venue. If it's a weekend escape, I just love a hotel.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American clergyman and civil rights leader who was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. King was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. that evening. Was somebody else killed there too? It's been a long time since school :(
I remember when I was growing up and my parents took me travelling. We would kangaroo hop from motel to motel, on our way to our destination. It was nice to have a bed, a shower and toilet, plus breakfast, after a long day of travelling. Nowadays, when travelling we prefer hotels. If we are going to travel, we like to stay in comfortable, luxurious surrounds. It is all part of the holiday experience, to stay somewhere nice, and be pampered a bit, whilst on holidays.
Hotels now - travelling with kids as I find myself doing more often, the facilities like heated spa and pool are high on my list of musts. It just doesn't feel like a holiday if I have to traipse around with kids looking for things to do.
Depends on what I'm doing and where I am. If interstate then a good hotel because we like to use public transport as often as we can. Same when overseas, but if travelling locally then it depends on the quality of motel compared to high class hotel.