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“Scary” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 Phoenix - Northern Avenue

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Motel 6 Phoenix - Northern Avenue
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   8152 N Black Canyon Hwy, I-17 at Exit 206, Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051 (North Mountain)   |  
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Ranked #158 of 175 Hotels in Phoenix
Dallas, Texas
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“Scary”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Room was typical Motel 6. Entrance to the hotel can be easy to miss. Other guests are a bit sketchy although this seems to extend to the nearby hotels as well. I used to live in Phoenix and didn't expect this - I wouldn't stay here again even though the price was dirt cheap.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

I wanted to respond to the other posting here. When I checked in, I was notified that the wifi was limited to only a few rooms, so they do have it, you just have to tell them when you check in that its something that you are interested in. I did not need wifi, but it ended up that the Super 8 hotel next door had it for free, so I was able to get their signal. I did not see any trash, but it certainly was a bit difficult to find the property after exiting the freeway.

This is the usual Motel 6, so I did not expect much. This one actually had a tub (instead of a stand only space pod), so that was nice. I hate it when the lights are external to the shower/toilet area. The other thing that I did not like was that the clothes rack was the same height as I was, so I bumped my head on it.

Bed was actually rather comfy but my blanket had a hole in it. Air conditioning worked fine. Check out and check in was rather easy. It was only $42 for two full beds, so for that price I did not expect much. Towels were clean but there were only 3 of them. TV had many channels. There is an elevator if you need it. Not sure if its the best area, but good enough for a short stay to rest before hitting the road again.

There are many Motel 6 in Phoenix at the same rate. This one is northwest of town off of the I-17. I did not hear any road noise, but purposely asked for a quiet room and the check-in person accommodated me.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2008

Check-in was very prompt and effecient, and the room was functional (as you would expect from Motel 6). There were a couple of unexpected problems I encountered, however.

This hotel advertises Wifi Internet Access, both on their web site and with a banner in front of the hotel, yet no hotspots were even visible from my room, let alone accessible.

I was also surprised with the amount of litter around the property. The litter was scattered all over the place, with some even floating in the pool.

Would I stay here again? Perhaps, but only if it were a bit less expensive, and I was only looking for a bed to sleep on and nothing else.

  • Liked — A comfortable bed and a hot shower.
  • Disliked — Advertised wifi does not seem to exist. Lots of litter on grounds.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Phoenix - Northern Avenue

Address: 8152 N Black Canyon Hwy, I-17 at Exit 206, Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > North Mountain
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #158 of 175 Hotels in Phoenix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Motel 6 Phoenix - Northern Avenue 1.5*
Number of rooms: 144
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