What would become a chain of over 2,000 motels opened it's first location in 1974 in South Dakota, and the price was $8.88, hence the name. By 2006 they had reached 2,039 motels with 123,982 rooms.
We travel a great deal working for the Malawi Project, a humanitarian group working in Africa, and we spend a lot of time in motels along the way. In most cases we had seen Motel 8 as loosing ground in today's competitive market. We usually drive on by. Well, that was a mistake and we learned it when we stopped in Hillsboro for the night. We had left Austin late, and did not want to try to get on up I-35 far enough to get past Dallas for the morning traffic rush. We settled on Hillsboro, a small Texas town situated south of Dallas. It was hard to make out the roads as it was nearing mid-night, but not too hard to find the road leading to the Super 8. It looked relatively new so we decided to give it a try. We are sure glad we did. The price was great, the room clean, and spacious and the breakfast better than most of the mid-range motels in which we stay. You won't go wrong choosing this one on your next trip north of south on I-35.
Indoor pool and hot tub and a small exercise room. Pretty nice breakfast selection starting at 6 am.
Motel has a elevator and nice owners.
The only complaint I have is front desk likes to put you on 2nd and 3rd floor.
This motel is very clean and provides great service with a fairly decent breakfast. The rates are reasonable for what you get. My wife and I had a handicap accessible King room for a total of $72.00. When we opened the door and found that we had a Jacuzzi tub inside the room. We were elated. We were there for a funeral and were already exhausted from all of the travel and previous days activities up to this point.
I would have given the motel 5-stars had they told me that the Jacuzzi is an extra fee, not that they are not working. When we checked in we had no idea that we were getting a Jacuzzi room. After the visitation for my mother-in-law's funeral ended we were looking forward to relaxing in the Jacuzzi tub. I attempted to turn on the water with no luck. Upon calling the frond desk I was told that the tub was not in service because it costs too much to fill them with water. Therefore, they are not working?! No problem, I just wish they had told us this upon check-in.
At check-out I told the (assumed) owner that the Jacuzzi was not working. She told us that we did not pay the rate for this option. She stated that the rate was double what we paid ($150 + taxes). What a scam!
Next time I'll register online and not wait until arrival at the motel.
Very nice hotel for the price. I can't remember the last time I stayed at a Super 8, but I was very pleased. The hotel is located just off of I-35. The hotel property was very clean and well maintained. I did not arrive until after 1:00 a.m., but there was a clerk at the front desk waiting to greet me, and the check in experience was smooth. I paid around $85.00 total for the room, and was very pleased that it was clean, and everything had a new appearance, with the exception of the TV, which was he older style non-flat screen. The beds were comfortable and the hotel was quiet. Everyone working at the hotel was very pleasant and helpful. For the price, I was very pleased, and I will consider staying at a Super 8 in the future if I am looking for that level of accomodations.