A No tell-Motel (or love hotel) is a type of short-stay hotel found in many countries and operated primarily for the purpose of sexual relations.
In most No tell-Motels the period of a stay varies, typically ranging from one to three hours. Cheaper daytime off-peak rates are common. In general, reservations are not possible and leaving the hotel will forfeit access to the room, and overnight stay rates only become available after 9pm or 10pm.
These hotels are typically either concentrated in certain city districts, or more commonly near highways on the outskirts of cities, or in industrial districts. Entrances are discreet and interaction with staff is minimized. While cheaper hotels are utilitarian, higher-end hotels may feature fanciful rooms decorated with Arabian or Greco-Roman themes. The rooms may be equipped with rotating beds, Jacuzzis, ceiling mirrors. As some of these hotels are patronized by drug traffickers and other criminals, newer "No tell-Motels" are equipped with bulletproof rooms (for example, in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico).
Love hotel architecture is sometimes garish, with buildings shaped like castles, boats or UFOs and lit with lurid pink and purple neon lighting. However, many "No tell-Motels" are very ordinary looking buildings, distinguished mainly by having small or covered windows.
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