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Motel 6
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   834 US Hwy 24 W, Gilman, IL 60938 (Formerly Travel Inn Gilman)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Gilman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Not bad not bad at all'!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Very nice modern rooms,very clean and affordable! i will definitely be back! Close to McDonalds and dairy queen. The only thing is the pillows are flat. and to all my trucker friends there is truck parking.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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chaseburg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It smelled clean, looked clean...but found a stain(blood?) on the sheets. That made me nervous to pull the bedspread up to my face. But everything looked clean, no dirt in the corners or along the wall and the bathroom and shower looked good. But the bag in the garbage can was not. I wanted a clean bag and was going to use it, it was a used bag! Cutting corners like that, not good. English is their second language, I had made a comment about the snowblower that was in the lobby could be put away 'cause it was mid June. She responded by talking about the blowing winds of Chicago. Everything gets an average rating cause you get what you pay for. Service gets an excellent "cause she was a very nice lady and in the morning she was still working and still in a great mood.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

Furniture is new, but cracks in walls & surfaces have been painted over but not repaired. Pipes and toilet are old; fan and light controls are old. Bedspreads are stained and have burn holes. A space is cut into the bathroom counter for Kleenex, but there is no holder. The wastebasket contained refuse and an old pair of socks!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lafayette, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

I had a great stay at this location, which for some reason wasn't on my Motel 6 app, but it was there when I needed it as I had to get a few hours of sleep on my way to Memphis. The room is in the new style of Motel 6 renovations, with the faux hardwood floors and different color scheme...but this one went a step further and had a cool booth-type seat where you could watch tv and work on paperwork or your laptop. Very clean & tidy and the night lady was very friendly, putting up with me accidentally getting my 48 foot trailer stuck in the back lot. There is NO truck parking behind the building, by the way...so any truckers reading this should use the Dairy Queen parking lot that I ended up using. The shower was hot and forceful, which is somewhat of a rarity at Motel 6 so I was very pleased. Soft water, so be aware.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hudson, NY
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79 reviews 79 reviews
79 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

The staff is extremely rude. Mattress has plastic underneath and sheets slide around on it when you sleep. The desk clerk threatened to throw me out if I complained. Motel 6 needs to revoke the franchise of this motel.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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McFarland, Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

This was a tale of two nights. First night gets a 1 star, the second gets a 3 star. First night they were fairly full and even though we reserved this place almost 2 months in advance, we were given one of the last rooms available in the second outlying building.

First thing that stood out was the weird design. Some kind of fake hardwood floors instead of carpet. Don't most every motel now a days have a carpeted room? Then not much for furniture, just a little booth and a few bookshelves. No alarm clock or dresser or anything. Bed was just a mattress, no spring set. No towel rack, just little cubby holes for the towels to be stuffed in. Bathroom was small and shower head was about to fall out of the wall.

Worst of all, blood stains on the shower curtains and spots around the bathroom. Eck. Didn't notice the extent at first until we went to take a shower the next morning. We already had two nights booked and spoke with the apparent owner at the desk. They were very friendly but it seemed odd as they said "I told the staff to clean that room better, I guess I should have inspected it first" So they knew about the blood stains all over the room and still rented it out?

Anyways, the second night they gave us a new room in the main building and it was much better. Still the strange floors and odd design, but a bigger and most importantly cleaner bathroom. Had a desk too. Only problem was I couldn't connect to their supposed wi-fi at all, they gave me a password but no matter what it wouldn't allow me on. Oh well.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Illinois
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

We are staying here right now and let me say these are some of the nicest owners I have ever met. Very friendly and accomodating. The rooms are remodeled and for a budget hotel you cannot ask for anything better. The bathrooms are not remodeled as stated before but I am sure the owners are doing what they can. Compared to other hotels in the area, this one is by far our first choice from now on. Smoking rooms are n the building with doors on the outside, non-smoking in the newer building inside. They also have an indoor pool.

We almost stayed in Watseka where my son lives but their attitude stopped us. If you call and get rude, more than likely the hotel experience will be the same.

McDonald's and Dairy Queen within walking distance and pizza place across the street.

Don't fret the previous reviews, things have changed. But if your looking for a four star hotel, best go back up north to Kankakee. ;-)

  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Motel 6

Address: 834 US Hwy 24 W, Gilman, IL 60938 (Formerly Travel Inn Gilman)
Location: United States > Illinois > Gilman
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Gilman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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