"We're old, and the motel clerk put us on the 2nd floor with no elevator. The room was worn. The light by the bed was burned out. The bathroom door frame was bent, so the door wouldn't stay closed. The room door wouldn't lock. The toilet didn't flush well, and the lid was the wrong size. The vanity light wouldn't turn on, and the switchplate was dirty. Pay a little more and stay somewhere else.2023-01-12"
"Choose a different motel.2022-04-26"
"The motel was adequate and clean. The room was small and dated, but functional. The grounds needed maintenance; there were a lot of cigarette butts outside. Just a place to sleep and shower.2022-01-24"
"The hotel was expensive during graduation weekend, but it was a nice place to stay. Just 15 minutes from MSU, and there were restaurants and shops nearby. The room was pleasant and quiet, and the employees were friendly. Good exercise room.2019-05-07"
"The room was clean and comfortable, and the hotel employees were friendly and courteous.2018-07-14"
"The hotel staff was friendly and helpful.2016-09-27"
"The hotel was clean, and the staff was friendly. Nice made-to-order breakfast.2023-09-02"
"The room was clean and comfortable, and the hotel staff was super friendly. Breakfast was spectacular.2023-02-26"
"This is not a typical hotel. The room was a suite, which we didn't expect. Nice check-in and checkout. They even offered cocktails after check-in. Breakfast was unbelievable. I highly recommend staying here.2019-07-09"
"Beautiful, modern decor and polite staff. Access to the hotel from the garage was awkward, so park across the street instead.2015-12-24"
"We loved our hotel stay. Fabulous accommodations. The staff was kind, helpful, and provided prompt service. Breakfast was a nice surprise. Great place for the price, and just a 10-minute drive from the MSU campus.2015-11-18"
"My hotel stay was bad. The door lock didn't work. Don't stay here.2021-09-23"
"This hotel was a good choice. The room was clean, but the AC didn't work. The staff was friendly and helpful, and breakfast was tasty.2019-09-23"
"This is an older hotel that needs a lot of work. Our room felt like a dungeon; it was behind the indoor pool between the showers and pool filtering equipment, and we could smell chlorine. The room needed a deep cleaning. Not an uplifting experience.2019-03-23"
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.