I wish I had seen all these reviews before I booked my stay, I would have stayed elsewhere because they are accurate to my experience. The Motel has an outdoor pool, which was closed because the season is over. It also shares a parking lot with IHOP -- literally steps away, across the grass. (The Motel is L shaped.)The only problem with this set up is that you can't park close to the rooms on that side because of the IHOP, so it can be a slight walk from your car. Your also fighting for parking spots with IHOP customers. The pool is located on that side, directly behind the IHOP. There is a Burger King in the next lot, walking distance, and the Motel is right off the highway. I arrived before the check-in time because when I made the reservation over the phone Motel 6 did not require a credit card to hold the room, which I like, but they told me that I must be there at 3pm to check in so that my reservation would be honored. I didn't want to chance it so I arrived early to pay for my room. While the woman at the front desk was friendly she said she "Couldn't guarantee that your room would be ready by 3pm because last night was busy and they have a lot of rooms to clean." I would have felt a little better about her statement had I not seen four people sitting in the office space doing nothing. (And, don't get me wrong, I'm not hard to please and people do need breaks/lunches but I would think if your behind in room cleaning and your hotel is booked Management would hold off on allowing four people to take breaks at the same time so that rooms could be ready for the guests on time.) At that time I asked for extra blankets and pillows and was assured they would be there. (I even heard her tell the person in charge of that room about my request.) Not wanting to rock the boast we arrived back at the the motel after 3pm to ensure the room was ready. There was a new person behind the desk, he was also friendly. He finished the check in process with me and had to check if the room was ready. He left me at the desk and came back. He assured me it was ready. I was put on the first floor, which was nice. When I arrived at the room and opened the door there was a distinct odor. I couldn't tell you exactly what it was, it wasn't gross but it was there. It wasn't that off putting and I liked the look of the modern room, the flat screen t.v., and the size of the refridge and microwave. The laminate floors are nice, and a good idea -- like the other review says, especially if they allow animals. This is where my love of the room ends......I walked in the bathroom and there were three big long hairs on the tub. Very noticeable!! I don't know how they could've missed them. The tub also had brown marks on it, like cigarettes were placed there to rest while someone was using the bathroom. (The room was suppose to be a non-smoking room, but there was an ashtray -- turned upside down -- on the bedside table.) I could not inspect the room further because I had an event to attend. I made a quick stop at the front desk and explained the situation. I was assured it would be handled, so I left. (Now, if you remember when I checked in the person behind the desk had to check if the room was ready and was told it was.)When I returned, hours later, the hairs were still there. Then I noticed other things......The toilet itself was not cleaned, there was dried urine under the seat and at the back where the lid/seat attach to the toilet. The shelves outside the bathroom in the sink area were covered in dust. I went to the front desk and told the gentleman that I spoke with earlier that the hairs were still there. He apologized and told me the person told him that they handled it. With that I felt that there was no point in bringing up the rest of the issues. I'd clean the bathroom myself, there was nothing else I could do since the motel was completely booked. I also had to ask him for the extra pillows and blankets the woman behind the desk had assured me would be there. (I didn't get extra blankets, only sheets. Not what I needed.) I actually felt bad that I had to ask him for things that should've been there/taken care of. A few more notes on the bathroom...The tub is slightly higher than your tub at home, so you have to make a slightly awkward step up which puts you closer to the ceiling. It gives it a closed in/tight feel. The shower head looks impressive but the water pressure stinks. No matter how well I closed the curtain the floor between the toilet and tub got soaked. There were some holes in the bathroom walls that were patched, but not smoothed or painted. The rest of the room....The beds were neatly made, comfortable, and clean. I didn't notice anything on the sheets. There was plenty of bedside space, shelves on either side and in the middle. There was a table and two chairs under the flat screen t.v. The refridge was bigger than most that I have seen in hotels with nice freezer space. While the room looked impressive in size I soon found out it was a tight fit for a cot or pack-n-play. The space between the bed/window, bed/bed, and bed/wall is not big enough to allow something like that to fit there. Even at the foot of the bed it is a tight fit, blocking the way to the bathroom if placed in front of the second bed and touching the table/chairs and making walking around difficult for the first bed. I thought it would fit between the wall and the refridge/microwave, but nope. I ended up moving one of the chairs and placing it on the wall with the table, a little farther away than I liked but not a trip hazard. (Just an FYI for people travel with kids.) I did notice a Police presence, both inside the motel behind the counter and outside on the grounds. I didn't know why they were there and they didn't bother me. (Other reviews mention this.) Check out time is 12pm, which is awesome. We were out of there well before then. Check out was uneventful. "Your all set, just leave the keys on the counter".....the woman couldn't even bother to stop what she was doing and walk over to the counter......she didn't even ask me how my stay was.......
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