Construction Cost Estimates for a Motel, 1 Story in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a motel, 1 story using US National Average costs from 2019 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union and open shop labor for a 8,000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a motel, 1 story in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of motel, 1 story models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2019 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available in RSMeans Data Online.

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Motel, 1 Story Construction Cost Assumption
Location:  US National Average
Story Count:  1
Story Height (L.F.):  9
Floor Area (S.F.):  8,000
Basement Included:  No
Data Release:  Year 2019
Motel, 1 Story with Aluminum Clapboard / Wood Frame
Cost Estimate (Standard Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal 100% $115.34 $922,744.31
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $28.84 $230,686.08
Architectural Fees 7% $10.09 $80,740.13
Total Building Cost $154.27 $1,234,170.51
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal 100% $104.09 $832,751.79
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $26.02 $208,187.95
Architectural Fees 7% $9.11 $72,865.78
Total Building Cost $139.23 $1,113,805.52
Other Square Foot Model Building Type Options:

Motel, 1 Story with Brick Veneer / Wood Frame

Motel, 1 Story with Concrete Block / Wood Truss

Motel, 1 Story with Face Brick & Concrete Block / Wood Truss

Motel, 1 Story with Wood Clapboard / Wood Frame

Motel, 1 Story with Wood Shingles / Wood Frame