I needed a cheap motel to be an overnight stop on the way from Richmond to DC, somewhere close enough I could hop on the interstate in the morning and get into the city in time for an 8:30 am appointment. Probably should have just gotten up at 5 am and driven. I paid $63 for a king room.
I also had a dog, which made the hotel search more challenging. I didn't really want to pay $100 extra for 12 hours at a motel because of the dog, so I wavered between the red roof and motel 6. I chose the motel 6 because it was $15 cheaper, and for the amount of time I was staying, it seemed worth it to save the extra.
The rooms at this Motel 6 are "new" - so new in fact it appears they are still renovating the first floor. It was clean and Ikea-ish enough, but the bed was too hard for me. The biggest problem though was really the noise. It's literally on I-95. I knew this from the reviews, and should have been prepared, but it really is loud. I barely slept. I didn't hear any other noise from other rooms, but between the hard mattress and the freeway noise, it was not a great stay for me.
I'm not rating them two stars because of anything the staff did - they were nice and helpful. And I'm not rating them two stars because the rooms are awful. They aren't. I'm rating them two stars because the one thing you really want to do in a motel, especially a cheap one, is sleep - and that was impossible.
On the plus side - rooms are clean, free parking, dogs are free, easy access to the interstate (ha!), the area has several fast food (chick-fil-a, subway, five guys) restaurants and a couple 7-11s within walking distance. There is not really anywhere to take your dog to the bathroom though, just a small strip of grass in front of other people's motel windows.
If you do decide to stay here because you need a cheap room, I'd make sure to ask for a room that doesn't face the interstate. I'm not sure if it's significantly quieter, but it can't be as bad.
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