Motels may go away. Home rentals can stay.
The model for staying in people’s homes as opposed to paying for a motel is improving. Even locally some sites are offering this service. Our family can’t stay in a motel for under 100 bucks a night, but we could easily camp in one of these: http://www.tdyrents.com Some of these houses are posh impressive. Now I would love to find that house swapping service and exchange for a few weeks with some lucky family in Japan!