"When I entered the motel, it smelled like cigarettes and marijuana. There were no shower towels available. The plumbing pipes creaked, and the AC was in bad shape and set to 52 degrees. The TV remote control was sticky, and the batteries were barely held in place. There was a taped crack in the window. There was a large hole in the curtain, and the ceiling sprinkler was falling out. I found an old cigarette and plastic wrappers in the room, and the towel rack fell off the wall. Don't stay here.2020-10-08"
"The hotel room was quite small for our little family. The AC didn't work well. Breakfast wasn't good, so go to Denny's.2018-06-14"
"There was only one hotel clerk on duty, so there was an hour-long line to check in. No towels in the room. Just a place to sleep.2015-10-06"
"Convenient to CBX. The hotel was older, and the furniture was dated, but it was clean. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. Reasonable daily parking rates, and we were able to leave our car for 3 nights.2021-06-14"
"This hotel exceeded our expectations. The room was spotless, the reception service was good, and the TV channel selection was great.2019-11-07"
"Good hotel. Stay here.2016-06-22"
"The hotel was in excellent condition. Good service. The pool area was clean and comfortable.2016-02-27"
"The hotel was clean. Nice room for the price.2015-10-09"
"The hotel was comfortable and clean, and conveniently located right off the 805 freeway. Poor water pressure in the shower, though. The staff was courteous and efficient. 2021-10-21"
"The breakfast buffet could've been better.2018-10-09"
"Easy to access. Good rates. This hotel was totally worth the price. The room was clean, quiet, and comfortable, and the staff was friendly.2016-07-14"
"Clean, comfortable hotel with good-sized rooms and excellent facilities. Highly recommend.2015-11-09"
"Convenient to Aquatica. This hotel exceeded our expectations. It was updated and nicely decorated. The room was clean and modern. Comfortable beds with nice linens. Had cable TV and free wireless Internet, and there were thoughtful touches like a microwave, fridge, full-sized ironing board and iron, and hair dryer. There was even a guest laundry room. The complimentary breakfast had hot and cold selections. Ask for a room on a higher floor, on the side away from the freeway.2015-07-23"
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.