"Our non-smoking room smelled a bit like smoke. It wasn't that clean, and there were red stains on the walls. The bed seemed small for a double. Limited TV channel selection. Don't bother staying at this hotel.2019-06-09"
"The staff didn't seem to care about guest safety. The entrance was covered in ice, and the parking lot was so covered with snow that spaces were limited. We had to park a block away and walk to the hotel in below-19 degree weather along sidewalks that hadn't been cleared. The alarm on the hall door went off for 2 hours. When we complained to the clerk, he investigated and returned to say it wasn't going off anymore. At least the breakfast attendant smiled at us; breakfast was the only positive. This was our 3rd stay here, and it will be our last.2019-02-19"
"Clean room. The hotel clerk was pleasant and went out of her way to help us with directions; she greeted every guest with a smile. Appreciated the free wireless Internet and parking. Awesome complimentary breakfast. A must-stay location.2016-03-21"
"Our hotel room started shaking so violently we thought it might be an earthquake; we ran into the hallway, where a housekeeper told us it was the washer below our room. After falling asleep, it started again at 10:30 PM, so that was it for sleeping. Don't stay here.2019-05-15"
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.