FAQs What is the difference between a motel and a hotel? Motels are a kind of hotel. The word motel (from a blend of motor and hotel) typically implies a roadside hotel in which the doors of the rooms can be entered from outside. In contrast, hotel rooms are typically entered from inside the building. Motels are often less expensive and have fewer accommodations than hotels. How old do you need to be to check into a hotel in Massachusetts? You need to be 18 years old to check into a hotel in MA. Is a motel cheaper than a hotel? Yes, motels are generally cheaper than hotels. Motels have fewer amenities than hotels do (or often none), and they also tend to be located in rural areas, where the cost of living is more affordable. Motels are also cheaper because they don’t require as many employees as hotels. Can I bring pets to the motel? Yes, pets are welcome free of charge at Briarcliff Motel! What is your check-in and check-out policy? Check-in is at 3:00PM. Early check-in at 1:00PM is based on availability, and incurs an additional fee of $50. Prior notice is preferred but not required. On the day of your expected check in, our Innkeeper Rhonda will connect with you, usually by text and inform you of your room number and digital door code. Rhonda lives onsite and The Briarcliff Phone number is (413) 528-3000. Check-out is just as simple! Any time before 11am – when you are ready, you can leave your room and your receipt from your stay will be emailed to you. Does the hotel charge additional pet fees? There are no additional pet fees. What pet-friendly amenities does the hotel offer? There are no additional pet-friendly amenities. How many pets are allowed per room? Usually no more than 3 on a case-by-case basis. Exercising common sense. Is there a weight or breed restriction for my pet? There are no weight or breed restrictions for pets.