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The 6 Best Design-Forward Motels in the US

TripSavvy, June 2021
By Hannah Feeney

In the era of working from home, sometimes travel is as much about getting a change of atmosphere as much as it is about getting a change of scenery. And when you’re looking to trade out your own tired walls for some more exciting ones, it makes sense that you would seek out a place to stay that is aesthetically compelling as well as comfortable.

Over the last several years, there has been a huge uptick in roadside motel transformations. Motels were originally conceived as a lodging option for Americans on road trips in the 20th century (fun fact: the word “motel” comes from “motor hotel”). One hundred years later, these iconic accommodations are getting a new rep as destinations for the Instagram generation. Read on to learn about some of the coolest design-forward motels that have come out of this revival.