"I booked this motel for 10 days; I wasn't expecting the Taj Mahal, but I expected better. We had trouble with the key cards, and the room smelled strongly of air freshener. It was outdated but nice enough on the surface. No lightbulb in the lamp. The bed was fairly comfortable, and the bedsheets were nice and clean, though there was a stain on the side of the mattress. The fridge door was dirty, and the interior was iced up. I opened a cabinet, and the door fell off. The bathroom floor wasn't clean, and neither was the bathtub. We were offered a room change, but after finding out that the pool wasn't heated, we decided to check out. Don't stay here.2018-01-10"
"Looked like a newer hotel being poorly maintained. Nothing that a good cleaning and attention to detail couldn't fix. Pleasant employees, but housekeepers didn't do a good job. Not up to the usual Wingate standard.2016-01-11"
"Not a good value. The hotel was undergoing renovation. The lobby was clean, but our pet friendly room was dirty. The carpet and air smelled like dog, and so did the sofa. The sofa arm looked like it had been chewed on. The mattress was lumpy. Don't stay here.2022-09-20"
"No one was at the front desk when I arrived at the motel, so I had to wait to check in. There were spider webs in my room, and I found a bug in the shower. When I checked out, again I had to wait for someone to come to the front desk. The clerk apologized when I told him about the cobwebs and bug, but didn't offer a discount.2017-11-07"
"A really good experience. The hotel was clean and modern, and the check-in clerk was friendly and helpful; he even gave us a welcome bag with some goodies and water, and another bag with goodies upon departure. Book it.2020-03-26"
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.