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Motel 6 Kelso - Mt St Helens
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Kelso
Reviewed August 3, 2010

When I travel, I sometimes stay in a Motel 6, sometimes Holiday Inn level, and sometimes Hyatt level depending on what is going on, business purpose, and where I am. I have stayed in many Motel 6 on the road throughout the United States, that have ranged from very nice where I could easily spend more nights to mediocre—not really bad, not really great. Usually, I would not take the time to review a Motel 6 because you pretty much get what you expect, but the Kelso Motel 6 is the exception. My recent stay there was so bad, and I have photos to prove it, that I was compelled to write this review to warn others. I wished someone had warned me. This was the only non-smoking room the clerk had when I checked in, but the room smelled of smoke. In addition--In the photos uploaded, you will see the clogged sink throughout my stay, the TV that did not work and displayed the message in the photo, the cigarette hole burn in the cover, the decay and peeling surface of the shower floor, the loose toilet bowl cover, the ashtray in a non-smoking room, and no bathmat provided, just a hand towel instead, in place of the bathmat. The situation here was so bad, that I wrote to the Motel 6 CEO, Mr. Olivier Poirot and sent him the photos, requesting a refund. This is the first time I was compelled to request a Lodging refund.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 5, 2009

As you travel along I-5, you come across innumerable chain lodgings and restaurants. Their advantage is that you can feel fairly certain you won't get a dump, even if they lack charm or uniqueness. Motel 6, and specifically this Motel 6, is no exception. If you need a place to spend the night after a day of driving on the freeway, this is as good as any other, and almost certainly costs less money.

Our price was $65 per night grand total. The staff was polite and professional. The room was quiet, clean, and fully stocked. It featured shower-only bath (ie, no tub), air-conditioning, clock radio, phone, and TV (22 channels). Free amenities included parking and local phone calls. Wireless internet access was an extra $3. On-site was an outdoor pool and a laundry room. Several restaurants, fast food places, and convenience stores were nearby.

The place was inexpensive, right off the freeway, and gave us what we needed for the night. No charm, no culture, no nightlife -- but we weren't looking for any of that.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2008

I've used Motel 6 before and this one is not as good as others. It faces I-5 so if you stay there get a room that doesn't face I-5. It wasn't as clean as some I've stayed in and so I wore flip flops in the shower. I didn't like the way the bed and sheeting looked so I used my sleeping bag on top of the bed.

  • Stayed: September 2008
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Reviewed August 13, 2008

We were two families taking a quick road trip to Mt. St. Helens. The Motel 6 was the cheapest place in the area with a pool and the only place with an outdoor pool. The pool is V shaped and has a deep end and shallow end. It was sparkling clean. It's bigger than other Motel 6 pools that I've seen. The kids loved it.

We had rooms facing highway 5, but the rooms weren't noisy. The rooms were clean. We learned something new - you can get a microwave and minifrig in the room for an extra $3. You can also get high speed wireless for $3. Pool towels are free.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2003

As someone who lives here, I can tell you that this is a good hotel for the money. It is in a good location and has a nice pool. Although you pay a little more, the Red Lion, Super 8, Comfort Inn and The Ramada are also very good. The Red Lion is the best, but Super 8 has a very nice indoor swimming pool. Stay away from the Budget Inn, or the Electra Motel. Those are dives.

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Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: 106 N Minor Rd, Kelso, WA 98626-4826
Location: United States > Washington > Kelso
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Kelso
Price Range: $62 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Kelso - Mt St Helens 2*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel 6 Kelso - Mt St Helens is located within walking distance of Three Rivers Mall, and three miles of Triangle Mall, Three Rivers Golf Course, and area dining. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor heated pool. Wi-Fi available in all modern rooms for a fee. ... more   less 
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