autohotel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ hotel

Noun[edit]

autohotel (plural autohotels)

  1. A love hotel in South or Central America.
    • 1987, Fodor's Central America
      Motels and autohotels rent by the hour in this part of the world and are no place for weary tourists.
    • 2008, Richard Arghiris, Richard Leonardi, Nicaragua
      Autohotels are for making love; they serve no other purpose. Rooms are sold in two- or three- hour blocks and include fresh towels, sheets and a condom.
    • 2009, Eliot Greenspan, Frommer's Guatemala
      Autohotels are not self-service affairs—except for the most desperate.