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“Somewhat clean but shady characters” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 Norfolk

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Motel 6 Norfolk
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   853 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502   |  
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Ranked #35 of 39 Hotels in Norfolk
Lusby, Maryland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Somewhat clean but shady characters”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was traveling with two of my children. I picked Motel 6 because it was inexpensive. I picked the room with 2 beds and a kitchen. Our room was located in the back building on the second floor. I had to park near the very back and they either have blown lights in the parking lot or need to install some. After parking as soon as I reached the second floor there are trash cans that need a good cleaning. The smell was horrible. The concrete could use a good deck mopping as it was filthy from the trash cans. In the room the floors are the wood effects which I like but the floor was not clean. When my son got in to bed there was dirt on the sheets from the dirt that stuck to his feet. The fridge was tiny and not the normal dorm size and the seal was dirty. The microwave was dirty and had a smell. The kitchen area has a stovetop and kitchen sink. There are dishes in the cabinet you can use, but again it was dirty. No kitchen soap or paper towels to clean with. The counters and cabinets could use a good detail cleaning. The towels were dingy and hard and you are only given enough for two people. The shower was dirty but the water pressure was okay except for the sink which had very little water pressure. We stayed for three nights. Wednesday and Thursday was not too bad, had some people hanging out but Friday night had questionable activity going on. This hotel should really consider hiring a security guard. I went to go to my room Friday night and two males were on the steps and would not move, my daughter squeezed by but I had to ask them to move. I did not like that people were hanging outside all hours of the night. Not a good place to take your family and I would not stay again.

Room Tip: I would ask NOT to be in the back building.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 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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Rockledge, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

First off being newly renovated means nothing if you don't clean your rooms properly. I was visiting with my children and fiancee for my baby shower and when we arrived the first thing I asked for was clean sheets and blankets. There were simple things in our room that weren't clean for example the counter around the sink looked like it had not been wiped down from previous guests, the phone there was this black residue on the receiver of the phone. When I lifted the seat of the toilet, you could clearly see the rim of toilet wasn't clean. I didn't even want my kids sitting on the toilet. You could see where the side of the tub was flithy. Yeah they have flat screen TV's but they are covered in dust as well as the top of the headboards. No one never came by to see if we needed more towels and washcloths. Overall when I stay at a motel/hotel I need my family and I to feel just as comfortable as we do at home and I did not get that feeling at this Motel 6. And to top it off I did not like the activities going on around the motel (women in extra skimpy clothes, groups of guys hanging out around the motel etc etc).

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Petersburg, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My bestfriend and I stayed there for night because we were going to Trey Songz album release party. When I arrived, I was made aware that they were overbooked. Tiara kindly put us in a kitchenette room (non-smoking). The room was in the very back of the motel. We to get ready for the party in walked into a room that a very foul odor. There was no iron or hair dryer in there. The phone didn't even work. The cabinet under the sink had crayons. When we left for the party, it was pitch black dark. You couldn't even see your hand in front of your face. After the part , the light was still not on. Then the key wouldn't work. I called downstairs the man is going to tell me to come down. I come down he reactivated my card. I made him aware that there was no lights on back there and it was a safety concern for us. He did not care. So we go and try the key again and it still didn't work. I called back downstairs and the he told me he was on his way. He was too scared to walk so he drove to the back of the building. He told me that is going to see whats going on with my card and I can come down and get it. I told him No I am not leaving back out the room until the lights are turned on. He said he was going to bring it back and which he never did! NEVER WILL I STAY THERE AGAIN!!!

Room Tip: bring some Lysol wipes, shower shoes, personal towels
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

All these people giving bad reviews are trying to get stuff for free thats all the hotel is a great place for a great price all this "its dirty , its musty" is all lies it has been RENOVATED!!!! SO ITS CLEAN !!!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Good place for a weekend stay....The motel was quiet, plenty of parking, has outside pool, Wi-Fi, cable, flat screen tv & convenient to the highway, the beach & plenty of restarants and shopping. The room was clean & very big...looked newly renovated with a comfortable king size bed...we had no complaints...just wish it had a microwave & fridge.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Norfolk, Virginia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Very nice... very clean and no bugs.... i was apprehensive when checking in. I checked the room first to ensure cleanliness.. impressive. Nice daily rate . Satisfied! I shall return.. oh did i mention hbo? They have it.. only downside...no free wifi

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Well the room smelled musty as all hell. There were stains and pubic hair on our sheets the location is horrible and we checked in and checked out the same day with our refund. Thevfront counter was expecting us to check out after we called up there and refunded our money the area has a bunch of shady people around that place should be shut down asap

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Norfolk, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear steve5850 - We sincerely apologize for the unpleasant experience as a result of the cleanliness and odor issues you encountered. These issues are not consistent with Motel 6 standards for quality, and we are sorry to hear that you decided not to stay with us as a result. We kindly encourage you to contact our guest relations department so they can have a record of your experience to help us provide our guests with better service in the future: 1-800-577-3435.
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Norfolk

Address: 853 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502
Location: United States > Virginia > Norfolk
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 39 Hotels in Norfolk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Norfolk 2*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We provide standard smoking, non-smoking rooms with king or queen beds. We also offer kitchenettes with microwaves and mini-refrigerators and a 2 burner cooktop range. *Free - coffee *Free parking *Free Truck Parking *Seasonal Outdoor Pool *Pet Friendly *Kids(17 & under) free with parent *Free Long Distance *Free local Calls *Wi-Fi (surcharge) *Faxes (surcharge) ... more   less 
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