"The hotel and room smelled bad. The bedding was stained, and there was a ring in the toilet bowl. There were bugs crawling out of the sink, and we found a roach on the table. We got a bit of a discount when we complained at checkout, but we wouldn't stay here again and don't recommend it.2017-10-18"
"I had a pleasant, non-eventful visit. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. We could hear the guests next door until after midnight. Be aware that the hotel fills up quickly when there are events at the university.2015-10-27"
"Convenient to IU and reasonably priced. The hotel was clean and comfortable. Book a room here.2015-04-29"
"Good hotel. The room was clean and had nice beds.2018-09-18"
"Handy location. This was an older hotel that showed some wear, but it suited our needs. I struggled with the AC and fridge. I did like the layout of my king room, and we were comfortable. Limited toiletries provided. The coffee could've been better. 2015-10-14"
"Good location and rates. Enjoyed the pool and whirlpool, but mistakenly left our bathing suits behind when we left the hotel. We returned and the hotel clerk wouldn't look for our suits and told us to return the next day, but by then we'd left town. Our suits were found and mailed to us at our expense; wish the staff had looked for them while we were at the hotel to retrieve them.2015-06-15"
"Room had a horrible smell of smoke. The hotel clerk was helpful in changing our room.2015-03-13"
"This is a nice hotel. My stay was fine as usual.2015-01-15"
"Considering the price, I was not impressed with this hotel. The room was small, the sink and mirror was tiny, and the TV picture was awful. The front desk clerk was unable to fix the TV, but a maintenance worker took care of it the next day. A party in the room next door kept us up late one night.2016-10-18"
"Our hotel room was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The AC was a bit noisy. We appreciated the checkout time of noon on the weekend. Good hot breakfast. We'll stay again.2016-07-13"
"The hotel room was clean, but I didn't like the smoked glass bathroom door; it allowed light from the bathroom into the room. Helpful, courteous personnel. Definitely stay here.2016-07-10"
"Clean, well-decorated room and bathroom. The beds were very comfortable. Pleasant staff. We'd stay at this hotel again.2015-09-10"
"Convenient to the campus and sports games. Room and hotel common areas were clean, and the staff was gracious.2015-03-12"
"Nice hotel. It's a good place to stay.2018-01-15"
"I was frustrated that the volume on the TV was set too low to comfortably hear. We were moved to a handicap room since the TV volume went higher, but the TV was farther from the bed so it was still hard to hear. One of the heaters only put out warm to cool air, so we had to rely on just one heater. I wouldn't stay at this hotel again.2016-11-27"
"My hotel stay was fine with the exception of housekeeping. My room wasn't serviced the 1st day, and the housekeeper knocked on my door at 9 AM the 2nd day.2015-09-02"
"Close to restaurants and shops on Kirkwood, and just down the street from the IU campus. The hotel was nice and clean, and the employees were pleasant. The on-site parking garage was convenient.2018-01-11"
"The hotel was fine, but the rates during IU parents weekend were ridiculous, and we had to pay another $10 for parking.2016-09-29"
"Everything was great at this hotel, but I wish coffee had been available in the lobby all day.2015-04-23"
"I was disappointed with my stay at this motel. When we asked for fresh towels, we only got 1 hand towel that was a little dirty; we were told we'd be charged because the dirt wouldn't come out in the wash. Be aware that a deposit is charged. Stay away.2021-09-26"
"I had a perfect stay. This motel was absolutely a great choice.2017-08-19"
"This motel smelled really bad. I bought air freshener to spray the room and carpet.2015-11-12"
"The motel was conveniently located, but the hallway and our room smelled so bad that we bought air freshener and sprayed the carpets.2015-11-11"
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.