To dream of a motel represents a perspective on a situation where you feel the need to use someone temporarily. Feeling that can do whatever you want as long as someone else isn't bothered by it. Freedom to do things by yourself as long as certain conditions are met.
Negatively, a motel may be a sign that you feelings of embarrassment that you need to use a resource or person. Humiliation or annoyance for having to temporarily move back into with your parents.
Example: A young man dreamed of being in a motel and being scared. In waking life due to financial problems he was temporarily living at home with his mother and was scared he would become a loser who would never move out.