"The motel was close to the interstate, so there was a lot of traffic noise. Some lightbulbs in my room were burned out, and the pillows were small. The AC cycled every 3 minutes. No TV guide and not enough coffee provided. No elevator. Minimal parking. Don't expect much.2017-07-17"
"The motel room was clean and cool and had a fridge, microwave, coffee pot, coffee, iron, and extra towels. All the employees were helpful. I'd stay here again.2017-07-11"
"Not near a major road, so there was no traffic noise. The hotel was quiet at night, and the front desk clerks were polite and helpful. Breakfast was a bonus.2018-03-13"
"We enjoyed our stay. The hotel was nice and clean, and the employees were friendly.2018-01-09"
"OK accommodations. Breakfast was meager at best. Stay at another hotel.2015-08-03"
"Easy access from the interstate, and plenty of restaurants nearby. The room was clean. Plenty of towels provided. Hotel staff was friendly, and check-in was quick. Good breakfast with a variety of selections.2015-04-30"
"The hotel seemed understaffed. The public areas needed sweeping, and 2 of the 4 machines in the workout room didn't work properly. The employees were polite, however.2021-04-26"
"The hotel was close to restaurants and reasonably priced. The room was clean. Good place to stay.2020-07-05"
"We stayed in a room at the front of the hotel, and it just had sheer curtains with side panels on the windows. There was no way to block out the street light. We had to check out a day early and had no hassles with that. Stay here.2020-06-19"
"The hotel was nice and clean, and the beds were comfortable. My son loved the indoor pool. This is a great choice.2019-05-16"
"The hotel was clean and comfortable, and the customer service was great. This is a must-stay.2018-10-15"
"The hotel room wasn't serviced daily; I wasn't happy that I had to go down to the front desk and ask for clean towels. The shower stall needed to be replaced. The continental breakfast was bad, so I went out to eat. I don't recommend staying here.2020-10-27"
"The hotel was nice, clean, and quiet. The room was comfortable. Walk to Oak Mountain Amphitheater. Stay here.2017-08-29"
"Great experience. We were able to walk from the hotel to a concert at Oak Mountain.2017-08-14"
"The TV didn't work properly. The bathtub felt like it was going to fall through the floor, and the water pressure in the shower was terrible. I told the hotel clerks about the problems, but I'm not sure they took me seriously.2016-10-31"
"Walk to the ampitheater. The hotel room was clean and large, but there was a lot of wasted space. The staff was accommodating, and breakfast was good.2015-08-03"
"The AC in my hotel room didn't work, and there was dog hair everywhere. I've stayed here several times, and it hasn't always been bad.2021-07-06"
"Good room. The hotel clerk was pleasant, and check-in was fast. No breakfast.2021-01-11"
"Convenient, nice, clean hotel in a safe area. Great pet rooms.2019-05-22"
"Good hotel. The room was comfortable and spacious, the WiFi signal was strong, and the shower was nice. We did hear some noise from the hallway, though. Lovely staff. There was a bell at the rear entrance so guests could be buzzed in.2018-12-02"
"We found garbage in the hotel room, the bedding wasn't clean, and there was hair in the bathtub. The walls and hair dryer were dirty. Not a good stay.2018-10-23"
"The hotel room was clean, and the bed was courteous, though the covers were too heavy. The employees were courteous and knowledgeable. Delicious breakfast and outstanding coffee. Great experience.2019-08-28"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.