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Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown

4200 Old Gentilly Rd, New Orleans, LA 70126-4902
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#165 of 177 hotels in New Orleans
Motel 6 New Orleans is less than 5 miles from downtown. It is centrally located near casinos, shopping, museums, and the famous French Quarter. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, truck parking, coin laundry facility, and a meeting room. This is a smoke-free property.
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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demz85 wrote a review Aug 2019
9 contributions11 helpful votes
As soon as I enter the hallway that leads to my room I am punched with the odor of weed and cigarettes. Mind you it is marked as NO smoking. Then I open my door and the transition strip rips right off. Then as I close the door, the aluminium kick plate is bent up and almost cuts me ankle. That was all within 3 minutes of entering the place. That night I get to hear people screaming at each other through the paper thin walls. The next morning I turn the light on and see 2 roaches scurry under the bed. Oh, also, I am glad I brought my own sheets and blankets because theirs are NASTY!!!! The shower was disgusting and the shower head couldn't have been cleaned in over a year!!! I was on a budget and as a single dad who promised his son a trip to NOLA for his birthday this is what I could manage. I guess you get what you pay for and $180 for a few days is cheap. The few good things were, Walmart and a Dollar store across the street, a few quick food stops and the French Quarter was a 15 minute drive from there. And the front desk guy was pretty nice.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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roxietheprincess wrote a review May 2019
4 contributions6 helpful votes
This was a total waste of money. We went to the front desk to get towels (which they said they were out of) and when we tried to get back in our room the lock would not work. They were going to make us wait for 6 hours to get in until I told them my seizure medication was in the room. The staff is rude and unpleasant, I felt uneasy the entire time especially given the location of this crappy hotel. The people who run it do not speak good English and the whole place stank. We didn't get maid service the entire 4 days we were there. I cannot stress enough how bad this hotel is.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Zayra920 wrote a review May 2019
Wellington, Florida3 contributions3 helpful votes
Do not stay here! The front desk lady was horrible rude. When checking in she was “what do you want” no “welcome in”. We went to the room. No towels, no soap, no shampoo. I went back to ask her and she could give me towels, soap, and shampoo. She got mad at me because she was on her phone talking to somebody and i had interrupted her conversation. She just looked at me and she told me I had to buy shampoo and soap at the bending machine because they did not provide that. She just gave me towels with such a horrible attitude. When I went to the room, the towels were so dirty I didn’t use them. Thank god we left the next day because she was just horrible at hosting people. She shouldn’t have to work there if she is my friendly with customers. It’s all about customer service!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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G_Friedrich_M wrote a review May 2019
Springfield, Missouri159 contributions37 helpful votes
It's just a Motel 6. No Breakfast. No Shampoo. Normally $75 a night, $250 during Mardi Gras. Fridge and Microwave. Granite bathroom, Wood Floors, Vaulted ceilings. Retro Cafe Table. No Pictures on the Walls. Large Flat screen TV with HBO, 200+ channels. Platform Beds, it was big enough for four queen beds. The wood floors and granite bath looked like they were installed by a high school kid. Two story, inside hallways, no elevators Room key needed to access building after hours. Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar General across street. Walmart, Walgreens, McDonalds, Rallye Burgers, Subway Subs, Waffle House and several others within 100 yards (meters). Right on the Freeway, easy access but still quiet. Cheap chain hotels near downtown are $150 a night, plus $35 a night parking, plus internet fees. French Quarter Parking is $35 a day, take a $12 Uber or $15 Taxi Cab.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: No elevators
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Joshua N wrote a review Mar 2019
30 contributions7 helpful votes
So we where going to stay in this place during are trip to New Orleans. The key word is where. This story starts off ok, but the turns very quickly. So when we got there the outside looks like your normal Motel 6. I have stayed at many Morel 6 locations so this was not a surprise. The front desk lady was nice and it was a quick check in. The room was very large for a motel 6 and it had a microwave and fridge. It was clean, and seemed comfortable. Once we got into the room and starting looking where things where in relation to are hotel. We where really far away. So my wife and I decided to get a new hotel closer to the attractions we wanted to do. This was completely my fault as I should have done my research before hand. Well after about 30 minutes of being in the room I called to see if we could check out and get my money back. They told me that they would give it back to me for the rest of the stay, but not that one night. I asked how much that one night was and it was $246.00. Now I understand it is the week of Mardi gras, but come on Motel 6 this is not a Hilton. So I asked since I have only been the room a short time if I can get tonight waved. They said they cant because its Motel 6 policy. Now reader here is where the twist comes in. I have worked in the hotel industry for 12 years. I have also worked at Motel 6 as a GM up until a month ago where I left for personal reasons. Now I am here to tell you reader that no where in Motel 6 policy dose it say that they have to charge you if you check out early. It is completely up to the discretion of the property GM. When I told the GM at this location this he was at a loss of words, but decided to argue with me for awhile. After a very intense conversation he decided to only charge me $150.00 for the night and let me check out. I left and went to my new hotel. While leaving my wife fell twice on there stirs. The next day checking my bank account that Motel 6 made several very odd withdrawals from my account at several times. The only thing I could think of is the clerk did not know how to do a refund. Well most if the money was put back except $96.00 so I called the hotel. They where no help what so ever. When I also told them my wife fell they did not care. So Motel 6 has a customer service line I called them. Now this customer service line is run by the corporate office and normally they are very good and polite however not the guy I got. Who has only worked for company for a short time and dose not know the hotel industry like I do. He was not helpful at all. Finally after several days I got all my money back. Now ladies and gentlemen for those of you that dont know there are both corporate Motel 6 and franchise Motel 6. This location is franchise. I will tell you that the Motel 6 corporate office dose not have very good oversight over the franchise locations. They let them do what ever they want. I will also tell you that 98% of all franchise owners dont care about there guests or there property. If a franchise owner loses a location they just buy a new one. So my recommendation to everyone is I plead to you do not stay at this location unless you want ripped off. I also recomend to not stay at a franchise location always stay at a corporate location. The corporate ones have a lot more oversight and are run so much better. Most guests I talked to during my time at Motel 6 always say the same thing. Bad experiences at franchise and great experiences are corporate locations. So, dear reader if you take anything from this try to stay away from this location, but also franchise Motel 6. I hope this is helpful in your travels.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansBywater District / Desire Area / Ninth Ward
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown
What are some of the property amenities at Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pontilly Coffee, Gentilly Spicy Kitchen, and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Our Sacred Stories (3.6 miles), Hermann-Grima House (3.6 miles), and Beauregard-Keyes House (3.2 miles).
Is Motel 6 New Orleans - near downtown accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.