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“Decent for a one night stay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 Fresno - Blackstone North

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Motel 6 Fresno - Blackstone North
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4245 North Blackstone Avenue, SR 41/Eisenhower Freeway at Ashlan Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726   |  
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Ranked #53 of 64 Hotels in Fresno
Bratislava, Slovakia
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Decent for a one night stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It was a bit run down and didn't feel clean. The room was old and used. But it was okay, as we were on a budget, the price was reasonable. We arrived quite late, and I was paying the receptionist for the room standing outside through a closed barred window. So I guess, the Fresno neighborhood isn't one of the safest ones :)

The nicest thing was the discount at the Carrows restaurant across the street, where the food was great.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I stopped over here on the Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend. I asked for a non-smoking room on the ground floor. I don't know if this was the only one left, but she gave me a handicapped room, a room that has a walk-in shower as opposed to a tub-shower combination. The room is small. It has a single full size bed, a laminate night stand, desk and chair. The only other furnishings in the room are a TV that sits atop a piece of furniture that might best be described as an open faced closet, as it contains a clothes bar with several attached hangers. There is also a lower shelf that you could use to store belongings. There is a folding luggage rack and wall mirror next to it. The bathroom area is extremely large and spacious with large grab bars near the toilet and also in the open shower area. The sit down bench in the shower was useful for placing shower supplies. Water pressure was very good and the height of the detatchable shower could be adjusted by sliding up or down. There is a small stand alone sink with a metal wall shelf right above it. The size of the bathroom probably explains why the room itself is a bit cramped. Now to the noise. The room is very close to the ice machine area, and there was steady traffic back and forth to it all evening and until well after midnight. I also had some very talkative neighbors a room or two away who were sitting outside their room jabbering until about 1:00 AM. Nothing like screaming, fighting, or vulgarity, but just loud talk and laughing. One would think that people would have enough common sense to realize that they MIGHT be disturbing others at that hour of the morning. It might be a good thing if all motel night staff would gently remind outdoor sitters that it's now after midnight and there are people who are probably being disturbed by the early morning chatter. I guess I've been lucky on this trip because it's the first time that I've encountered a noise problem. My room was #115 and the total cost was $50.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

We stayed here as stopover between Yosemite and Sequoia NP. We arrived later in the evening, check-in very fast, guys at the front desk were friendly. There is a complimentary pool for the guests only, it was clean and served it's purpose as nice refreshment after all day hiking. The room had some stains but what do you expect for that money. It was clean, we didn't find any hair or bugs, the AC is older and bit noisy. Otherwise the area seemed safe and was very quiet.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

This is one of the best motel 6 i even been to! There was even a nice TV, mini fridge and a microwave in the room!! There was also a grocery store near by so I didnt just have to eat fastfood all day long!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

To be clear, this is one of two Motel 6's on Blackstone in Fresno. This is the northern one, on the west side of the street just north of Ashlan Ave. near the Hwy. 41 exit, across from the Economy Inn and Carrows Restaurant. The other Motel 6 is a couple blocks south on the east side of the street. I've stayed at both of these, and reading the negative comments here, I wonder if some people got them confused, because the south location actually is pretty bad. The area isn't very nice and feels dodgy, and one of my first impressions when I stayed there once was seeing a big bouncer type guy, who looked a bit like Mr. T, come into the office and deducing from hearing him and the clerk talking that he was the night security guard. Eeek.

Anyway....the NORTH Blackstone location is quite decent. I sometimes stay there on my way home from Death Valley so I can make a visit to Fresno's Mormon temple, which is nearby. I've always found this Motel 6 clean, efficient, and safe and haven't felt insecure, although like any urban environment, everyone has to use some sense in walking around at night. IMO, the biggest threat in the area, especially at night, would be trying to walk across Blackstone without getting run over. The traffic all along Blackstone is truly alarming--and I live in San Francisco!

Motel 6's don't have restaurants, but there are several in the immediate area, and also a Von's supermarket a few steps away and a carwash a block north.

The rooms on the front facing the street do tend to be a bit noisy until the evening traffic thins out; Blackstone is a very busy thoroughfare. But at night, there isn't much traffic. Yes, the walls are thin--it's a Motel 6, not the Ritz. It has a laundry room, newspaper and soda machines, and a pool in the back away from the street. As I said, whadya want for $40 a night?

I'd recommend it to a friend who wasn't too demanding, who didn't expect a lot of frills or services, but wanted a decent, affordable place to sack out.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

Everything about our stay at this Motel 6 was wonderful!
Staff were personable, polite & friendly.
Room was spotless and beautifully maintained.
Even close to busy streets, there was no "road noise" to keep us up.
We WILL stay here again, and recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, TX
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275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

The thing about Motel 6 is that you never know what you're gonna get. I've stayed in many Motel 6's in the past decade. Some were relatively new and actually quite delightful. And others are just downright disgusting. This location however ranks right down below with the Motel 6 on Dean Martin in Las Vegas.. absolutely revolting and horrifying. I didn't spend too much time in Fresno, but I hope to God there are actual nicer parts of the town. Because from what I had seen of Fresno it is a total dump and this motel was a reflection of it.

I booked 3 nights at this Motel 6 as it was central to both Sequioa and Yosemite National Parks. Proximity to the parks was pretty much all this motel had going for it. Apart from that there was nothing to like about it. The room smelled of cigarette smoke despite it being a nonsmoking room. The carpets were stained and the sheets were soiled. The walls were pretty thin and much noise came in from the street. There were cigarette burns along the edge of the bathroom sink. Til this day I still regret using the motel towels.

I even considered moving to a different hotel during the stay, but other nearby places were either full or prohibitively more expensive, and besides didn't look any better. So I decided to just stick it out like a champ. The good thing is that I was out before dawn and back in well after dusk every day. My advice.. don't walk, run away from this Motel 6. You definitely get what you pay for.

  • Liked — Proximity to national parks
  • Disliked — Dirty
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4245 North Blackstone Avenue, SR 41/Eisenhower Freeway at Ashlan Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726
Location: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #53 of 64 Hotels in Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Fresno - Blackstone North 2*
Number of rooms: 84
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