I'm generally a fan of the Motel 6 chain, as I prefer no-frills lodging. I also backpack internationally, and have stayed in some places worse than this... but not much. The good part, for me, was the staff behind the front desk. They were friendly on check-in, and addressed a fairly significant issue with grace and professionalism. That's where the good news stops, especially in light of the fact that there are about a half-dozen other motels in the immediate area at similar prices.
I've always joked about motels where the roaches scatter when you turn on the lights, but I have never experienced it first-hand until this visit. There had been heavy rains, and I was assured that they were "palmetto bugs," but a roach is a roach, and more than one is telling. Staff handled this situation well, notified maintenance, and promptly gave me another room in a different part of the complex that had only one palmetto bug in the bathtub the following morning.
Bugs aside, this Motel 6 appears to exist at the intersection of US 1 North and the Boulevard of Broken Dreams. The furniture was completely beaten, with large strips of laminate finish peeling or missing on the nightstands, dresser, desk and fridge stand. During the day, sunlight came in from a half-inch crack under the door. The clientele was somewhat surly, and I was under the impression that Motel 6 was the primary residence for a handful of them, who availed themselves of the weekly rates. The room was musty, but cleared within a couple of hours of full-blown air conditioning. The carpet had visible crumbs in the corners. One of the lamps in the first room I was given lacked a shade.
Motel 6, like the other motels in the area, is conveniently located 20 minutes from the beach, and an eighth-mile from a Gentleman's Club called "Cheaters."
In summary, I simply cannot advise people to stay here, especially with so many other options in the area. It's next to a Days Inn, a Scottish Inn, and a Super 8 among others. Pay the extra five or ten bucks so you don't have to check the bed throughout the night, and leave this one to the day laborers and long-term guests nearing the end of their ropes.
To find a good room, go across the street to a different hotel.
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