I spent two nights at the Motel 6 in Jurupa Valley. I used this location as a base, while I explored parts of Imperial County, including the Salton Sea, Slab City and the Los Angeles area. On the upside, Motel 6 is pet friendly. Unfortunately, that's where the "pro" column comes to an abrupt end.
Hot water required a patient wait. The garbage can, immediately outside my door, was overflowing with trash and it stayed that way, for the duration of my stay. The TV was broken. I witnessed domestic violence, next door. A man was shouting profanities and throwing things around, right outside my door. Throughout the evening, all I heard were babies crying and shouting. Motel 6 staff seemed powerless to control this situation and refused to bring in the police to remove the miscreants.
The WiFi was plagued with problems. Barely an hour, after getting online, my session was suddenly terminated. The front desk staff were incapable of resolving this problem, so I called their tech support line. Apparently, someone, also having the access code, was trying to log in on the service I paid an extra $5.00/day for. This wasn't the work of some far away hacker or Nigerian 419 scammer. I suspect a motel employee was accessing the internet, using services paid for by its' customers. Where I come from, that's called employee theft.More
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