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“Not very clean!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Motel 6 Charleston South

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Motel 6 Charleston South
Ranked #56 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not very clean!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Basic is quite acceptable but unclean is not acceptable. Couldn't stand barefoot on carpet. Under beds not been hoovered for some time. Dirty fridge surround, beds not properly made and no tea and coffee making facilities. Reception staff very friendly and shower nice and powerful but the musty smell in room made for uneasy sleeping. Stayed last fortnight in superb motels but will not be staying in another Motel 6 in the future. Wi if was extra!

Room Tip: Pay a few dollars more and stay somewhere with facilities.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Pamela H
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Wayne, IN
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

This seemed like a nice motel and location and price were good. However, this was the smallest room I have ever seen for a double. For both beds, you could only get out on 1 side! We had to ask for towels and wash cloths, soap, and glasses every day, Not sure they did anything except make the bed. Don't expect a lot at Motel 6, but basic cleaning and restocking should be normal. We stayed 2 nites and moved on. Was ok, but not great. Think service could use a boost.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Steve T
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Montreal, Canada
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512 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Nothing fancy, just the basic bed and loo... If you don't need much, just a cheap place to crash for the night while on the road, this is an OK place to do so. A bit of road noise from the highway, but overall clean and safe.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank marquestra
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Level Contributor
63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

This is consistent with the majority of my motel 6 experiences. Fairly clean, central location, GREAT price and easy access in and out, not to mention the energy efficient business that all motel 6s currently are a part of. Oh, and welcoming to our friendly and well behaved pit bull. What more could we ask for?!? Everything you need and nothing you don't. Don't expect some fancy hotel or even a holiday inn. This is a motel 6. Get with it.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Logan C
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SC
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is ok for the price we paid,,only thing is ,,,,dont try to get ICE from the machines....2 ice machines and both nights ,,both where empty,,when we question the staff ,,their response was ,,"there's nothing we can do about it..people fill up coolers and leave them empty"...well my suggestion is,,,put up a sign that said dont fill coolers!!I have seen this sign placed at other hotels!!!other than this,,,its is a older hotel but it was clean and quiet both nights...

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs if possible or you will have head lights shinning i n your eyes all night
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank racinchick
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North Port, Florida
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75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

If you are in Charleston, keep away from this roach motel. Room smelled like smoke and bathroon was moldy. Sleep in your car if there is no other rooms in town...................................................

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Platon63
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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Charleston South, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Platon63 - We apologize for your unpleasant stay and for the odor and cleanliness issues you encountered during your stay. These issues are not consistent with our quality standards at Motel 6. Please contact our guest relations department so they can have a record of your experience to help us provide you with better service in the future: 1-800-577-3435.
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Statesboro, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

I saw many bad reviews, but also some positive reviews, so I figured that the place cannot be too bad. After all, it is a Motel 6, so I figured that it the place must be decent after all (I am not picky).
I came and the place was dirty, run-down, shady. In front of the reception desk there was a coffee area with coffee spilled all over it - nobody among the staff cared to clean it. IN other words, it is not that staff has to deal with a dirty old place - like some reviewers say. What I saw was lazy staff that does not care how bad the place is and makes it worse.
But the worst was to come. My wife and and I checked it, and went to the room to put our baggage in (it was around 1 pm). The room was not yet cleaned, and looked TERRIBLE, so I decided not to leave the baggage there - keep it in the car, until the room is cleaned. When I returned in the evening, somebody else was checked in our room - the staff person at the front desk was so incompetent, that he checked in another person in our room, because apparently, I was not in the system, even though I was checked in and given the keys - and PAID!!!! I asked for another room, and the receptionists did not know how to rebook me to another room, and was frantically looking for another person to do it for him - and she was not to be found, so the place was managed by one incompetent guy who did not know what he was doing (the manager apparently was fired). Then. cops arrived and the it just got worse. There was a big line of people at the front desk, the guy did not know how to handle a single problem, it was madness. I demanded a refund.
I would never stay there again, and advise anyone to stay away from the place. It is a mess...It is managed by incompetent, lazy and untrustworthy people who don't even know how to check you in. Your reservation might not work, your room can be given to someone else, etc., etc. It is more than one person - the whole crew that I encountered was incompetent.

Room Tip: Just don't go to this hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Jacek L
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Property: Motel 6 Charleston South
Address: 2058 Savannah Hwy, I-526 at US 17, Charleston, SC 29407-6287
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Charleston South 2*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel 6 Charleston South is within 10 miles of Charleston Airport, The Citadel, Charleston Airforce Base, so much more. Wi-Fi available in all modern guest rooms for $2.99 per 24 hours. Outdoor pool open May - September and a coin laundry also available. ... more   less 
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