We were not intending to stay here, but when the air conditioner went out at our local residence, we had to find a place fast that would take our family of five and our large dog. From the time we arranged our room with Jason at the reservation office in Columbus, Ohio, to the time we checked out with Lacy five nights later, we were satisfied with each aspect of our stay.
This is a motel, first and foremost, so don't expect resort living. What you will get is a good- sized room at a low price that is clean, comfortable, and well-serviced. You can bring your pet! There are several grassy areas around the property if you walk a short distance.
The property is older and shows some wear, but the beds we had were firm and the air conditioner ran great (heard they were all replaced recently). There is a nice small pool with tables and chairs for picnic meals. Our room was next door to the on-site laundry where you could get snacks and drinks from vending as well as ice. Even though it seemed like the laundry was almost always in use, we never heard the machines or door, only a few voices at times (smokers outside laundry). If you need a kitchenette, some of the rooms have these, as well.
The best thing about this property has to be the price for the location...walking distance to many great restaurants and very close to the pass- cross the bridge and you are on sugar white sand. Harborwalk is close by across the street.
The number one reason we booked was that we could bring our lab (pet). Everyone used leashes and we only heard a few barks throughout our week. Our lab enjoyed the other dogs and we met some nice pet-owners, too!
If I had to give any negatives, my personal number one complaint would be that the Motel 6 has a lot of smokers since that is allowed in some rooms. And being a motel, you do hear cars checking their locks when they honk, sometimes in the middle of the night, and voices outside as people check in and out late or early. There is heavy traffic out front during peak hours and sometimes in the evenings.
On Thursday evenings during the summer there are fireworks set off near Harborwalk.
If you stay here, don't be afraid to use the back entrance and find the traffic lights, esp if you are heading east. The back street is empty most of the time with no traffic delays.
If we travel to the area again with our dog, we will definitely stay here (and probably if we don't have our dog, for the price and service).
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