We stayed at the Best Western Buckingham International motel over the New Year period and I must say, I was quite impressed. My wife and I were travelling with my sister-in-law, and the motel was exactly what we expected and were looking for.
Location wise, its certainly not the best hotel in Melbourne, its sort of out of the way, but that should be expected from the website. We went to the city every day, and it only took around 20 minutes by car. Its also really close to the Southland Shopping Centre, which is quite large,has an amazing cinema complex and some pretty good food. The Location definitely should not be a deterrent, especially if transport is readily available. I am not sure how public transport goes myself, as we had a car, but there was a station nearby within walking distance.
The rooms themselves were quite nice. We got a two bedroom family room, which had a double bed in one room and two single beds in the other. The second room could have done with some larger curtains, as we had to put a towel over the middle to prevent people seeing in, but that's a small thing which certainly isn't worth making a fuss. Certainly, the shower alone made up for this. It was quite nice to have a shower in a hotel/motel that was more than a trickle! Add in the free parking and free wifi (unmetered) and the plus's far outweigh any minor negatives I may have.
Service was excellent at the motel and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We ordered room service our first night (3 meals and a side dish) and it was fairly inexpensive. The food was good quality and it was brought to the door and collected from outside when we'd finished.
All in all, we were very satisfied with the motel, and would certainly stay there again, should the need arise.