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“El Cheapo!” 2 of 5 stars
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Motel 6 Santa Fe Central
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3470 Cerillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 (Formerly Econo Lodge Santa Fe)   |  
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Ranked #50 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Alameda
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“El Cheapo!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you are on an economy trip this place may be for you. Staying here three nights allowed us to splurge for a night at a really neat place in Santa Fe. I would caution that this place is a BYOE establishment (Bring your own everything). Example: a hair dryer ( in room one was pulled from the wall); alarm clock; shampoo, lotion, body wash etc.; kleenex; napkins and coffee cup covers if you attend to get coffee from the lobby. As a matter of fact, this place seemed so unwelcoming and forget getting any help from the disinterested lobby staff.

The room was standard size furnishings were adequate; room was clean upon our arrival. The maid service routinely changed the linens but did little else to tidy up.

The bathroom looked like it needed some repair--wallpaper seemed to be "bubbled", baseboard coming lose in places.

The motel came with a pool which was way too cold for a comfortable dip for the winter time.

The location of the hotel was on a main street but not within walking distance of fast food places or other restaurants.

There are plenty of lodgings on this busy strip and if one had the time to do some research on the internet, there should be other motels within the price range of this motel or maybe a little more. Just because the lodging is inexpensive does not mean that it has to be cheap!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jay P, General Manager at Motel 6 Santa Fe Central, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Alameda Yankeegal,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience during your recent stay with us. I am truly sorry for the inconveniences that you encountered. We expect more from both our property and our staff.

As a new manager here at motel 6 I am working on making this property a better one to assure comfort to all our guests. Our pool and hot tub are checked every day to make sure they both work properly.

Hoping you will consider giving our motel a second chance!

Ana Rodriguez
Hotel General Manager
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Tempe
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Beds not comfortable
Front desk staff not courteous
Wi-Fi password changes without any notification
No toiletries provided even after being requested
Room key didn't work the second day of the stay (and the staff didn't even apologize for the inconvenience)

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Jay P, General Manager at Motel 6 Santa Fe Central, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear guest,
On behalf of our entire staff here at motel 6, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about our property. We would also like to apologize for any inconvenience that you might have encountered during your stay with us. As a new member of the motel 6 staff my first priority is to fix any issues that we’ve had in the past, and make sure these things don’t happen again in the future.
I am very sorry about your experience with our front desk staff I am working with them to make sure all of them are courteous and helpful to every guest staying with us.
We hope you will give our property a second chance the next time you visit Santa Fe.
Again thank you for your time!

Sincerely,
Ana Rodriguez
Hotel General Manager
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Sedona, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We happened to be in Santa Fe during Indian Markets Aug 16. 2013 when it is not easy to find a room. We ended up getting 2 rooms at this Motel 6. A big sign in front guarantees the best rate.
After some negotiating and senior discount, we still ended up with $ 131.65 for two people.
My comment that they were taking advantage of a busy weekend was met with a big smile and a confirmation. Once in the filthy room without waste basket and tissues(Didn't you know that Motel 6 does not provide tissues, just an empty container?), I checked internet rates which were $95 plus tax. The stench in the room must have come from a recent conversion from a smoking to a non-smoking room, but we couldn't figure out whether the black hair on the bed was from an animal or human.
Of course I complained heavily and, in the absence of the manager, was assured that she would call me back as soon as possible. I have never heard back from them.
Avoid at all cost.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Jay P, General Manager at Motel 6 Santa Fe Central, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear guest,

On behalf of our entire Motel 6 staff I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and let us know about your stay with us. I would also like to apologize for any inconvenience you might have experienced at our location. As a new staff member here at motel 6, I am working on fixing everything that might be wrong to make sure our guests enjoy their stay.

.Again, I would like to apologize for the bad experience you had during your stay back in august 2013. Our rooms are being checked every day by a manager to make sure our guests have the best possible accommodations.

Hoping you will give our location a second chance the next time you visit Santa Fe.

Sincerely,

Ana Rodriguez
General Manager
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Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews 107 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Just wanted an overnight place to sleep and chose this one based on price. Big mistake. Place was filthy. Carpets were stained and filthy, like the had never been cleaned before. I'd requested non-smoking, but looms on either side were smoking and the smell permeated everything. Staff had shoved towels under the doors from the hall to try to prevent the smell from coming out. Towels were not clean, no Kleenex in bathroom box. Terrible place.DO NOT STAY HERE.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Jay P, General Manager at Motel 6 Santa Fe Central, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear guest,

On behalf of our staff here at motel 6 I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about or location. I would also like to apologize for the bad experience you had during your stay with us. As a new member of the motel 6 staff my main goal is to make sure this property/staff can give our guest the best service we can possibly give.

Please receive our sincere apology. Our carpets have been changed in most of our rooms. I am working on fixing issues we’ve encountered in the past to make sure those things don’t happen again in the future.

We hope you will consider giving our property a second chance the next time you are in town!

Sincerely
Ana Rodriguez
General Manager
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phoenix az
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Good location, not too far from freeway or downtown. Indoor pool and spa that was very clean and supervised by desk staff to keep out some folks who just tried to wander in, they were nicely asked to leave. Bed was great, but thin walls, hope for quiet neighbors. Room had a micro and good sized little fridge. I would actually consider staying here for several days, by myself or with a partner. Just coffee in the morning, so other places may be better if you wanted "breakfast" included for the family..My room had a new carpet, but the hall carpet was quite stained. Good value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jay P, General Manager at Motel 6 Santa Fe Central, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear guest,

I would like to start off by thanking you for taking the time to tell us about your stay here at motel 6 back in July.

As a new member of the Motel 6 staff i am thrilled to hear about your good experience here with us. We are working on becoming eve better to make sure all our guests enjoy their stay here with us. I would also like to apologize about the bad things you had to deal with during your stay. I will take your words into considerations to make the fixes that have to be made.

Again, thank you for your kind words. We hope to have you here again during your next visit to Santa Fe.

Sincerely,
Ana Rodriguez
General Manager
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Dallas, Texas, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The bed in this motel was unbearable. The mattress is hard and lumpy. If that isn't enough to prevent you from getting adequate sleep, the bed was not even equipped with a fitted sheet; instead, there was a regular sheet and an extremely worn and lumpy mattress pad, both of which move around and make the bed even less comfortable. If you deal with insomnia (or have any difficulty sleeping for that matter), these beds will bring out the worst in you.

We were also somewhat alarmed by how empty the parking lot was, and how it backed up against an adjacent trailer park. There are signs everywhere warning you that you park at your own risk: motel 6 takes no responsibility for stolen or damaged possessions. While unnerving, we at least did not deal with a break-in. This area is TERRIBLE, however.

The room was more spacious than anticipated, and relatively clean. The bathroom exceeded expectations as well. However, these features cannot make up for the incredibly poor night's sleep that you are likely to get here. Pay 5-15 extra dollars and stay somewhere else... It just isn't worth being tired and miserable on your trip to save a few bucks.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jay P, General Manager at Motel 6 Santa Fe Central, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear guest,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us at Motel 6 in Santa Fe. I would also like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. As a new member of the Motel 6 staff I can assure you that I expect a lot more from our staff and property. My main goal is to make sure our guests have the best service possible. There is a front desk clerk present at all times here at our property to make sure our guests are safe and provide whatever is needed for them to be comfortable I both our rooms and rest of our property.

I am glad to hear that our rooms were spacious and clean. We are working very hard to maintain a clean motel and safe parking lot.

Again thank you for your time. We hope you will give our motel a second chance on your next visit to Santa Fe.

Sincerely,
Ana Rodriguez
General Manager
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Sarasota, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

For starters, it's now a Motel-6 and i'd more than call it a Motel-1 for the number of stars i'd give it.
When we arrived we were met by the staff's screaming crying child behind the reception desk and we were not impressed with the odour. Having booked this place to stay for 4 nights we immediately cancelled after one night and sought lodgings else where.

The room and building smelt stinky, the sheets in our room had holes in them and our bed was held together with a plank of wood with a giant screw sticking out of it...the bath taps hadn't seen a clean in years,,,no coffee or tea making facility in the room, NO breakfast provided which came as a shock, when we booked the room to include it. There was nothing to make this a stay memorable for the right reason. This place is just so down market for even the easiest to please person that I am.

Overall i'd give this place a big miss and move up the road to the Red Roof Inn for a better deal all round.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3470 Cerillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 (Formerly Econo Lodge Santa Fe)
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #50 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Fe Central 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
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