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“good stop-over when traveling” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 Gainesville, GA

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Motel 6 Gainesville, GA
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1585 Monroe Drive, Gainesville, GA 30507   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Gainesville
Bryson City, North Carolina
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“good stop-over when traveling”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

Absolutely a no-frills place but quiet, had an area for RV's to park, comfortable beds, clean room and bath, and friendly, helpful staff. We were traveling and just needed a place to stop and sleep a few hours. Even had a grassy, freshly mowed pet walk area. Older motel, not for those who think old equals bad.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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extendedstaygainesvi, Webmaster at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Motel 6 Gainesville, GA for your recent stay in our area.

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is greatly appreciated. I am glad that your stay with us was a pleasant one. Upon receipt of your review, the staff members were informed of the nice things you said concerning our establishment.

I hope that the next time you visit our area, you will once again choose to stay at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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South Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

Booked two rooms traveling up to North Georgia Mountains, stayed only one night. My two daughters were scared to go to sleep. Alot of foot traffic from nearby run down neighborhood, alot of creepy people around. Pictures online do NOT reflect the hotel now, very run down. Hotel manager tried to make me pay for three rooms, when I only booked two. Room was not clean, floor looked like it hadn't been vaccumed, bed cover had cigarette burns and the thing that topped it all off...my 15 year old daughter found a pack of codoms behind the night stand. DISGUSTING! Would not have stayed if I had gotten there earlier..it was late, so we locked the door, my daughter placed a chair in front of the door she was so scared. We went to sleep, got up early the next morning and quickly left. Horrible experience!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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extendedstaygainesvi, Webmaster at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Motel 6 Gainesville, GA for your recent stay in our area.

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is greatly appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following actions were taken:

1) Management and security staff were notified of your report of ‘creepy’ people being around and that you and your daughters felt insecure. They were instructed to look into the matter.

2) Housekeeping staff received additional training in the level of cleanliness required of them as our employees.

3) Management staff received additional training in being able to tell exactly how many rooms our valued guests have booked.

4) We are looking into the matter of making sure that our online presence and our hotel are better matched.

I hope that the next time you visit our area, you will once again choose to stay at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
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Atlanta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

Don't bother staying here as it's the scariest place I've ever stayed.

My three brothers and I drove to Gainesville for a family funeral and all hotels were booked due to s local track meet. We figured this was OK for one night, and we were so wrong.

Check-in is walled off with bulletproof glass, rooms are the dirtiest I've ever seen (mold in the bathrooms, horrible carpet and bedding, beat up fixtures). We decided to have a few beers before retiring just to help us get over the shock when a roach crawled out onto the night table (one less roach there, thanks to a big shoe). That made all of us jumpy and we hardly slept. I was fortunate that I brought my sleeping bag and didn't have to get into a bed. My brothers weren't so fortunate. Heard arguments in other rooms all night. People yelling outside at all hours. We couldn't wait to depart and were out by 7 am although the funeral wasn't until 11:30 am.

Now I know the meaning behind "We'll leave the light on for you" .... it's to keep the roaches at bay until you close your eyes.

I'll never stay in a Motel 6 ever again. For those of you who recommend it because they take pets, I wouldn't let my dog stay there as I truly believe his dog house is much nicer. My recommendation ... Keep driving or sleep in your car.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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extendedstaygainesvi, Webmaster at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Motel 6 Gainesville, GA for your recent stay in our area. I am so sorry for your reason for the visit, you and your brothers do have my sincere sympathy.

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is rreatly appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken:

1) Maintenance staff was notified of your report of roaches in the room assigned to you and instructed to see to their extermination.

2) Housekeeping staff received additional instruction regarding the level of cleanliness required of them as our employees.

3) Management staff received additional instruction regarding their responsibility to see to it that our valued guests remember their obligation to respect the rights of their fellow guests.

I hope that the next time you visit our area, you will once again choose to stay at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
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Ohio
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

I travel all year around for my job. So I stay in many motels. This was the worst place I've ever stayed. There was cockroaches and the rooms were flithy. They didn't have enough towels for all their customers.People on our jobsite that was from the area.They said it was known for the hookers and drugs.
Also nothing ever has been stolen out of our truck at any motel that we've stayed at. But second night sitting not 50 ft. from front desk, they stole our cooler .I wouldn't want anyone to experience what we did.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — they never cleaned rooms or had enough towels
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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extendedstaygainesvi, Webmaster at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Motel 6 Gainesville, GA for your recent stay in our area.

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is greatly appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken:

1) The housekeeping staff received additional training regarding the level of cleanliness required of them as our employees. They also received additional instruction in making sure that the rooms are properly equip with towels etc.

2) Maintenance staff was instructed to look into the matter of roaches and see to their etermination.

3) Management staff and security staff were notified of what you were told concerning hookers and drugs and instructed to see that this sort of thing did not happen on our premises. They were also notified of the theft of your cooler.

I hope that the next time you visit our area, you will once again choose to stay at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
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Panama City, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

We found this hotel as a pet-friendly alternative to a bad first choice. The rates ($45/night) were great. The hotel is simple, no hairdryer, or even clock in the room; no shampoo, just soap. But it was clean. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful - set up a mini fridge upon request. Even the other guests were nice. The pool was clean and pleasant. Can't ask for much more when you are paying so little.

  • Liked — value
  • Disliked — location (for our trip)
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Gainesville, Georgia
Top Contributor
370 reviews 370 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 135 cities Reviews in 135 cities
1,177 helpful votes 1,177 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2007

this place had changed ownership so many times i've lost count. it's fallen on hard times after the orgianal ownership sold out. no new sign seems to help either. the best thing that could happen would be a for the wrecking balls to knock it down adn the bull doziers load it up and take it away. each new fasade seems to fail more than the last. no amount of new paint will save this place. it has seen it's day. last century sad to say. it is close to the i-985 traffic and near town but don't let that convienence fool you as it's what we used to say ,,,on the wrong side of the tracks. beware!

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — disease and health concerns
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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extendedstaygainesvi, Webmaster at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Motel 6 Gainesville, GA for your recent stay in our area.

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review it is greatly appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, your comments were given serious thought. We have conferred with management as to what can be done to make our establishment the place that we wish it to be.

I hope that the next time you visit our area, you will once again choose to stay at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2007

First (and last) stay at a Motel 6. Chose it because they accept pets. The room was dirty, bits of food in the nooks & crannies, you cold feel the grime & sticky stuff on the carpet. No one took their socks off! Surprise.. in the middle of the night the toilet overflowed into the room. Went to the office and demanded a refund... they gave us $10! Never again.

  • Stayed December 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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extendedstaygainesvi, Webmaster at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Motel 6 Gainesville, GA for your recent stay in our area.

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is greatly appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken:

1) Housekeeping staff received additional training concerning the level of cleanliness required of them as our employees.

2) Maintenance staff was informed of the problem you had with the overflowing toilet in the room assigned to you. They were instructed to see to it that it is now in proper working order.

I hope that the next time you visit our area, you will once again choose to stay at Motel 6 Gainesville, GA. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Gainesville, GA

Address: 1585 Monroe Drive, Gainesville, GA 30507
Location: United States > Georgia > Gainesville
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Gainesville, GA 2*
Number of rooms: 98
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