This Motel 6 was quite nice in spring 2012, but upon return in autumn it had gone downhill and I left. It may have cleaned up since that time but my rating reflects an average review because of the change it seemed to have undergone.
My initial stay was very pleasant. The room was large and squeaky-clean with a king-sized bed and a nice TV, microwave & mini-fridge. The property was obviously acquired from another hotel chain, but very nice. The pool and hot-tub were well maintained and the parking lot had a few boxes near the building but was otherwise okay. Watching planes on their approach to nearby John Wayne Airport from the hot-tub was a serene experience, very peaceful. The gentleman who checked me in was courteous, efficient and professional and the lobby was impressively decorated and shiny. It was so nice I purposely returned to that location, even though it was a little out of my way.
Upon returning, however, I walked into a dusty, fingerprinted up lobby that smelled of both tobacco and marijuana smoke that had wafted in from the nearby rooms and was greeted with a smile at the front desk but told there were no non-smoking rooms available, and in fact no rooms available at all for the next few months, as there was apparently some sort of convention in the area that had booked them solid, long term. As I started to leave a little weary from the road I was approached by one of their guests, speaking perfect ebonics:
"You sure? I got somethin' that'll hep ya'!"
"No, uhh... I've gotta go."
"Well ookay, aih offered."
As I smelled the marijuana smoke and looked at the rooms with open doors on the way to the car I heard four people fighting amongst one another & left quickly. It's a shame if this property hasn't cleaned up well after that entourage took over. It had been a very nice establishment.
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- Motel 6 Irvine - Orange County Airport Hotel Santa Ana
- Motel 6 Santa Ana
- Motel Six Santa Ana
- Santa Ana Motel 6
- Santa Ana Motel Six
- Motel 6 Irvine - Orange County Airport Santa Ana, CA