"The motel was old and badly needed updating, and the room smelled like stale smoke. The bathroom doors weren't the cleanest, but everything else was clean. We had trouble sleeping because of an outside light shining in our window, and there was no blackout curtain. There was also a gap on the side of the door that allowed bugs in. Great personnel.2019-11-04"
"The motel room was uninhabitable. The furniture looked like it had been chewed by a beaver, and the carpet felt incredibly dirty. The stench was atrocious. Don't stay here.2016-05-20"
"A good, basic motel. The breakfast room only had 4 tables, so we had to take our food to our room.2016-04-12"
"The staff was nice, but the motel was really dirty.2021-06-23"
"Not much to do in the area. The TV didn't work, but we weren't in our room much so it was OK. The motel staff was courteous. Great stay overall.2017-07-04"
"The motel room hadn't been serviced when we arrived, and the door was open. We had to leave for an hour so the room could be cleaned, but when we returned, there were dead bugs behind the bathroom door.2016-10-02"
"The motel was convenient to Mammoth National Park. The motel room was clean, and breakfast was good. I had a nice stay and recommend it.2016-09-23"
"Our 1st motel room smelled like mildew. The AC was broken, and the TV didn't work. I complained to the front desk, and the clerk moved me to another room. It smelled bad, too, even after room deodorizer was sprayed. The beds were uncomfortable, and the towels felt like sandpaper. Every time I went to the lobby, employees were lounging around. Too many kids at the pool. I wasn't impressed.2015-08-05"
"The motel was quiet and relaxing. The mattress needed to be replaced. Not much to do in the area.2015-06-13"
"The hotel was clean. Strict check-in time. Nice pool area and great breakfast. The only negative was the lack of an area to drop off luggage. Great place other than that.2019-07-16"
"We had a good stay at this hotel. The room was nice and clean, and the pool area was perfect for kids. The only negative was that we couldn't store our luggage until check-in time. 2019-07-16"
"I complained several times about the TV in my room not working properly. I gave up after being told to turn it on and off several times or someone would have to come to the room and re-program it. The fridge didn't work well. If you want service with a smile, stay at another hotel.2018-06-07"
"The housekeepers at this hotel were noisy.2017-05-25"
"Just off the highway, with lots of restaurant choices around. Good rates. The motel was under renovation, but my room was clean and had a comfortable bed. The AC was noisy, and the wireless Internet wasn't reliable. Friendly staff.2016-06-16"
"I had to wake the night clerk to check in. The motel room was dirty, the beds were hard, and there were bugs crawling around. Stay somewhere else.2016-05-26"
"My stay was fine. The motel was quiet. Breakfast could've been a lot better. Bring snacks.2015-11-10"
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.