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“Great for the Gorge!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 Ellensburg, WA

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Motel 6 Ellensburg, WA
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   403 West University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926   |  
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Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Ellensburg
Leavenworth, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
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“Great for the Gorge!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

No frills...really...no frills. Clean, quiet, old (getting a face lift) and cheap. Felt like a safe Motel 6 with a personality. 30 minutes from the concert. Great Bfast down the street. We WILL use this motel again!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Olympia, WA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

4 of us were heading to the Gorge to see Rush. 4 of us felt too old to camp over night at the Gorge, so we found a cheap motel in Ellensburg. We only used the motel to sleep. Driving into the parking lot we felt like we were driving back in time to 1960. The room smelled weird, the bathroom was grimy, the beds were sleepable (is that a word?) I made sure to wear socks at all times. But what did I expect? It's a cheap motel in Ellensburg. We weren't disappointed because we knew what we'd be in for by staying there.
They advertise free continental breakfast - there IS no breakfast, so be advised.
The outdoor pool looked nice and clean, but we didn't use it. It was probably the motel's best feature.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tacoma, WA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

We stayed here the evening of the Rush Concert at the Gorge. The room was clean and sufficient. The only two things that were odd, the clock was wrong and the clock on the microwave was wrong, AND the channels on the televisions did not match with the titles that came up on the TV. It would say you were watching CBS and Saturday Night Live was on - and that is NBC. Very odd. But all in all a fine stay

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

My husband is currently working out of town, and staying at the Thunderbird. The front desk staff is not only efficient, but they go out of their way to be considerate as well as professional.

Thank you.
Mrs. J. Mix

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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snohomish, Washington, USA
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

i went there for a one evening stay.i pulled up to room was immediatly approched by a few party guys who said very disgusting things(in front of my kids) the room smelled like moled.the bathtube/sink/ and toilet had moled in it.the people next door were smoking pot rite outside.so that stench made it even worse.my daughter flushed the toilet and it floode so bad that it seeped under the wall onto my belongings.it was 10 at nite and when someone came to help i was so angry and asked why this room was so filthy.he said because no one has stayed in this room for a month and that is why everything is moldy.ask for money back they gave me half and put us in a new room.the manager was so rude and i would never ever stay there again.the place should be condemed!!one evening stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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seattle
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

sooo... my wife and i went to ellensburg to get away from the city. we camped for a couple days then decided to get a hotel for the remaining two days of our vacation. we went to a couple hotels in ellensburg and asked if they had a outdoor pool and the answer was no but they told us that the thunderbird did. but after telling us that the thunderbird had a outdoor pool they warned us against going there because of the bad reviews. we were set on the pool idea cause it was so hot that we went to check it out anyway and "take our chances".
sooo...the reason i am writing this review is cause this place was perfect! the outdoor pool was heated! the rooms were cozy, the beds were comfy. it was quiet, clean and well maintained. the staff was superfriendly and we had a great time! we were a little concerned about all the bad reviews cause we started to fall in love with the friendly staff!
maybe this place was bad at one time but aparently not anymore i guess! i totally recomend this place and my wife and i will definitely be coming back next time we need a break from camping!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spokompton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

Okay...old, dirty, scary...are you sensing where this is going? We booked this hotel on Priceline as a stop-over on our way to the ocean. The photos on that site showed it as an old, yet clean, 60's-style "motor lodge." But, in person, the place is horrible. The rooms are smelly, the carpeting is scary (we had our kids wear their shoes all the time), the bathroom was foul and the place was stuck in 1973. There is a pool, but we didn't go near it. There were more than a few people there who were like residents, not travelers; motorcycles on the sidewalks, workboots next to the door, a guy listening to 'Skynyrd while drinking beer out front of his room. All in all, the worst hotel I've stayed in. Had we had the ability to change to another hotel, we most definitely would have; unfortunately, we checked in late and tried to make the best of it. Our only relief was when we got up early to leave and noticed a fair number of late-model Camrys, Accords, etc...guess we weren't the only ones fooled by the info on Priceline.

If you are given the option to bid this hotel via one of the clearing-house websites, avoid selecting 2-star or lower; the Thunderbird is the only hotel you'll get. For the same bid, you can drive down to Yakima and stay at a bar-better "Red Lion." In short: Horrible experience.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Ellensburg, WA

Address: 403 West University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Location: United States > Washington > Ellensburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Ellensburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Ellensburg, WA 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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