I'm 40 years old, travelled world on business and holidays and seen just about everything and even I cannot even believe what I'm about to write.
The room itself. Premium prices for the most basic of rooms. AC cannot be controlled or turned off within the room meaning in the middle of the first night I had to put towels across the AC unit and turn the heating on it was so cold. It then got so warm, I had to get out of bed to turn the heater off. Initial check in was fine, a young Indian lady who I didn't catch her name was very polite, no problem and gave us maps of downtown etc.
First night apart from mentioned above an uneventful night and no sign of what was to come.
Day 2, travelling on business with 4 Britons, 1 Australian and one native San Franciscan, Age range 26-50. We went on a wine tour which picked us up and dropped us back at the location. I'm not going to pretend we hadn't had a drink but by no means were we drunk or rowdy.
Arrived back at Motel 6 where we decided to sit by the pool and one of our party went to the local supermarket opposite to buy some drinks. We had been sitting around the pool when the same Indian girl came out and said we couldn't have the glass bottle of wine and the glass beer in the pool area. We immediately apologised, and another member of the group went back to the supermarket to buy plastic cups (of course none were provided).
We kept the empty glasses in the beer box we bought to recycle. This was around 6pm. There were no reports of any noise disturbance or any damage to the property. A women then appeared screaming at us that we had been warned about the glass (which was stored securely in the empty beer case) but noted that we had a glass bottle of wine on the table (being drunk with the plastic bottles we had bought ourselves) and that because of this she wanted us out of the property.
We actually thought it was a joke but on realising she was serious, there was not one thing we could say about the entire situation that would change her mind. She shouted at us, used offensive language and instructed us that she was calling the police and locked herself in the office.
None of us had raised our voices, or been offensive but were now baffled by this bizarre scenario. We decided to head to our rooms, get changed and leave for the evening hoping things would settle down. However within 15 minutes, all 6 of us, including 3 Canadian girls in their mid 20's who were touring California who had come to the pool in the meantime and had a drink with us, had a bang on the door from the manager who I now know as Maggie, accompanied by 2 Napa Valley police officers instructing us to get of the property. Maggie shouted at me that I had 15 minutes to get out.
As she walked away, I calmly talked to one of the police officers on lawfully what grounds she had to evict us or what crime we had broken, but the law is if even if no law has been broken if she wanted us out she could. He also informed me that he had tried to reason with her on what seemed like a very trivial matter but she insisted on the eviction. I asked the police officer to look in my room for any damage which there was none, and if he had any complaints about noise or damage which he agreed he had not.
The upshot was 9 people evicted from this property on nothing more than the unbalanced reasoning of the manager. You may think you are saving money here but put one foot out of line here and you could be paying for another nights accomodation after being thrown out of here (Of course they did charge my card the full nights price).
I'd like to think this was a bizarre, wrong-place-wrong-time episode but since my return, look at other review sites mostly US such as Yelp etc and you will see this exact same scenario play out to other people - in one I read Maggie evicted a paying customer because she thought she was a prostitute as she was wearing an evening gown for a night out!
STAY AWAY and Motel 6 corporate do something about this 'manager'