"The hotel was dirty. Our room wasn't vacuumed during our 3-day stay, and every time we spoke to the employees, they seemed totally indifferent to our concerns. We had to request fresh linens and tissue every day. There were no ice machines. The key didn't work for the door near the parking lot, and it stopped working for our room after one day.2019-05-12"
"My non-smoking room had an odor. I returned my 2nd day to find a family moving into my room. The motel computer had apparently checked me out, and no other room was available. I had to go to another motel.2015-06-29"
"A terrible experience. The hotel clerk put us in an adjoining room next to a 2-day bachelorette party; they noise was extremely loud, and when I asked them to quiet down, they got louder. I went to the front desk and demanded a room change; after midnight, we were finally able to get some sleep. 2023-09-12"
"Good location. The hotel was clean and quiet, but we had some issues. The AC in our room didn't work the 1st night; I called the front desk and was told how to adjust it, but it still didn't work. We were moved to another room the next day, but the bathtub didn't drain and maintenance was gone for the day. I was given a plunger. The 3rd night, the smoke alarm went off and we had to evacuate for 30 minutes. The hotel clerk provided excellent customer service.2023-09-09"
"The hotel staff was nice, but the room was old and dingy. The floor was sticky, and the beds were old and uncomfortable. The bathroom sink faucet was plugged and barely functional. The breakfast food was poor quality. I wouldn't stay here again.2022-02-06"
"The motel room was nice, but the wallpaper was peeling, and the showerhead bracket was rusty. The bed was very comfortable. The staff was the best; they were so helpful and considerate. Good place to stay.2015-08-14"
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.