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“The worse 3 days of my life!!!”
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Motel 6 Van Nuys
Ranked #277 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
1 review
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“The worse 3 days of my life!!!”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

This was the worse experience of my life!! The hotel it self was disgusting with diarrhea stains on the rugs, the obvious prostitution and drug ring, and the disgusting furniture in the room!! The chair in the room, which I used to wedge the door shut was covered in various bodily fluids!! Never again will I stay at a motel 6!! I don't want to even rate this with a star but this requires a star to submit the review.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

My husband, 6 year old daughter and I ended up staying here in desperation after a long afternoon of driving and needing to find somewhere to stay in LA before a cruise out of San Pedro the following day. What a mistake!

Initial thoughts were that the place seemed quite unsafe. There were security guards casing the car park, but that didn't seem to deter some shady-looking types from hanging around. There were guys parked up in the car park; not sure what they were doing but they looked very suspicious.

Our room, in a word, was dirty! There were hairs on the bed sheets and pillow cases. The room didn't smell clean at all. We were kept awake half the night by someone's dog barking outside our room, cars coming and going and a security guard constantly on his walkie talkie.

I would never stay here again and would not recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Van Nuys, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We sincerely apologize for your unpleasant stay. Please kindly contact our Guest Relations department so they can have a record of your experience to help us provide you and our other guests with better service in the future: 1-800-577-3435.
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Seriously, this place was expensive as Motel 6 goes, but even if it were free I wouldn't stay again.
I had a two night stay, and upon check in I asked the man at the desk if this was a safe place and he said, " don't go outside. People get beat up. If you stay inside you should be safe." After a long flight and hassling a rental car and battling the 405, I didn't have an ounce of energy to try to find another hotel exactly where I needed it that didn't cost 200 per night. The elevators were full of smoke from smoking guests, very dirty. No pillow cases on the pillows, and when I called the front desk for help...the phone was dead. It was actually broken. Had to go back to the desk to get some. NONE OF THE OUTLETS WORKED. So charging my cell phone and tablet were impossible unless I unplugged the TV, So no clock, no lights, it was a joke.
Very loud at night. Very loud during the day. It was a nightmare. Will never stay again.

Room Tip: Do not book here whatever you do.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Idyllwild, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2013

What a nightmare! I should have read reviews before staying here!! 1. The non-smoking room obviously had at one time smokers in it. 2. Helicopters were circling. 3. It is in the flight path of Burbank Airport. 4. Sirens all night. 5. Bullet proof glass at the front desk. I would have slept in the car except I would have been very afraid for my safety. Only one word to sum up this stay: DON'T STAY HERE! (Oh, that's three words. Oops!)

Room Tip: Don't. Go somewhere else.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Washougal, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Motel 6, Van Nuys, CA
1. Creepy guy just outside office tried to sell us things he admittedly found in a dumpster. I actually reached for my pepper spray.
2. Toilet wouldn't flush unless we removed the tank lid and literally lifted the mechanism.
3. Refrigerator flooded us when we opened the door. We had to bail out water and clean it. When we plugged it in, it did work, but had no shelves. Reported to manager and was told nothing could be done about it now, but he "would leave a note for them in the morning."
4. Bits of debris all over carpet, definitely not vacuumed. Bath tub had an unsightly layer of water deposit and soap scum...last scrubbed when????


We have stayed at many Motel 6's, most of which were OK to excellent, but this was definitely the absolute worst. Upon leaving,we advised the day person about the toilet, etc. and he just said, "OK."
This was definitely the worst. We will never be back.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Jessie L, Owner at Motel 6 Van Nuys, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry your experience with us did not meet your expectation. We are looking into the issues and are taking proper steps to ensure they are fixed.
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

The room was very stuffy and smelt like it had recently been fumigated. Decor was cheap and nasty. The room might have been clean but I didn't want to touch any of the surfaces. The number of security staff on site suggested that this is not a safe neighbourhood. This was one of the more expensive places and definitely the worst (by some margin) in seven weeks away.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Jessie L, Owner at Motel 6 Van Nuys, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry your stay with us did not meet your expectation. We try to ensure the best kept rooms we can and are working to maintain quality standards for our guests to experience.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This neighborhood isn't exactly charming. A lot of dumpy looking hotels and motels all up and down the street. But for $60-something a night, this hotel is perfectly fine for a cheap, short stay if you have to be in this part of town for whatever reason.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Motel 6 Van Nuys
Address: 6909 Sepulveda Blvd, I-405 San Diego Fwy at Victory Blvd Exit, Los Angeles, CA 91405-3505
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > South San Fernando Valley
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #277 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Van Nuys 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Motel 6 Van Nuys in Van Nuys, California. Motel 6 Van Nuys is situated in the heart of San Fernando Valley just minutes from Universal Studios, Six Flags Mountain, and many other local attractions and restaurants. This Motel 6 offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi in all guest rooms. Local Business / Attractions: Valley Presbyterian Hospital: 0.4 mi, Promenade Shopping Mall: 8.9 mi, NBC Studio Tours: 9.4 mi, Universal Studios Hollywood: 9.4 mi, Hollywood Bowl: 10.9 mi, Hollywood Walk of Fame: 11.8 mi, Los Angeles Zoo: 12.1 mi, UCLA: 15.5 mi, Los Angeles Convention Center: 18 mi, Six Flags - Magic Mountain: 18.6 mi, Airports: Van Nuys Airport: 1.8 mi, Burbank - Glendale - Pasadena Airport: 7.1 mi, Los Angeles - International Airport LAX: 19.5 mi, Camarillo Airport: 39 mi. Motel 6 Policies: Check-in age is 18 years or older. ... more   less 
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