I am officially fed up with Motel 6! This is the 3rd one I have stayed in within the past 2 months and each one was in a different state, different owners/managers, etc. and each one was HORRIBLE!
I chose Motel 6 so there would not be a hassle with my service dog. Even though the ADA is very clear about the acceptance of a licensed service animal, I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have to go into great detail with some uninformed idiot as to the federal guidelines and punishments for this subject matter. So...I try to find "pet friendly" places. It's usually just easier.
However, with what appears to be the entire chain of Motel 6, while they may be PET friendly, they are certainly not HUMAN friendly!
This last one was last "updated" in what can only be considered the "analog" age circa 1975. The CEMENT BLOCK walls make sure that the chain smoker in the adjoining room of my NONSMOKING "area" (it was far too small to be considered a room) had their cigarette smoke wafting in with such concentration that I have awakened in the night coughing! So I am writing this review while this experience can truly be described in its full glory!
In addition to the "jailhouse motif", the room is so small that LITERALLY you cannot walk between the bed and the "desk" (which is a plank of Formica jutting out of the wall with a 10 year old fuzzy pictured TV). You have to turn your body sideways and inch across the "room"!The "bathroom" is so small that you can only fit your body in the area by entering into it fully and THEN closing the door. There is less than 8 inches between the toilet and the tub! My closet in my laundry room at home is much larger...and that is really small!
For the almost $60 I paid for this piece of..."paradise", I could have stayed at a nicer motel that didn't greet me with "Topeka police heavily patrol this area" at the front desk! Also, there is no place to walk my dog. And, if all this wasn't enough fun, I was not only charged for the internet, since we have two computers, I was charged TWICE FOR INTERNET CONNECTION!! Seriously! I have never heard of ANYONE charging PER COMPUTER! And the connection was so slow and so antiquated that I could not upload ANYTHING!
This is my LAST Motel 6! If the owners or stockholders or whomever is actually in charge of all these franchised versions ever reads these reviews, they had better pay attention and make some radical changes. People are really starting to utilize TripAdvisor and heeding these warnings. I know I have learned my lesson!
Stay away from this place if you want to get a good night's sleep! I have also learned that many more Americans are smoking than I had ever thought possible...and they all seem to LOVE nonsmoking rooms at Motel 6!
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- Motel 6 Topeka
- Motel Six Topeka
- Topeka Motel Six
- Topeka Motel 6