"Be aware that the motel charges a $50 deposit. There are large cigarette burns in the mattress cover, which was too big for the mattress. The beds looked lumpy. Don't stay here.2020-10-27"
"The motel room smelled like it had just been fumigated; I was up most of the night coughing from the smell. The carpet felt dirty, the bedding had cigarette burns, and I could hear every room door shut. Spend the extra money and stay somewhere else.2017-02-23"
"The motel was fairly clean. The smoking room wasn't great, but it was the only room available. Good rates, and my dog was allowed.2015-07-13"
"The beds in my hotel room were comfortable, and the microwave and fridge were super. However, the carpet was stained. The bathroom had a shower, but no bathtub. Limited options at breakfast.2022-07-04"
"We weren't informed that the hotel was undergoing a major renovation. There were supplies everywhere and lots of dust. The room was tiny and crammed with furniture, but there was nowhere to put luggage. The pillows were small and inadequate. The lightbulb in one of the bedside lamps exploded when we turned it on, showering glass on the table. There was no electrical outlet on the other side, just a power strip on the mattress behind the bed. The rolling wooden bathroom door squeaked and rumbled, so there was no way to close it at night without waking my spouse. Only 2 towels were provided. Employees were noisy in the early morning. We had to unstack chairs and tables ourselves to eat breakfast. Don't stay here.2018-12-22"
"I had a pleasant hotel stay. The room was clean and had everything I needed. Book it.2018-04-30"
"The motel smelled like cigarettes. Don't stay here.2019-05-09"
"The toilet in the 1st room ran continually. No one answered the phone at the front desk, so I had to go down and ask for a room change. The motel clerk didn't tell me how to operate the coffee maker. Don't stay here.2017-05-11"
"Walk to restaurants. The motel room was nice and newly remodeled. Good park and fly rates, and the airport shuttle was quick. I'd stay here again.2016-09-06"
"The motel room was tiny, with the bathtub just 4 steps from the bed. I was uncomfortable with the men hanging out on the balcony staring at me when I walked by. Train noise disturbed my sleep. On a positive note, the TV had many premium channels. Don't expect much.2023-03-28"
"The motel room wasn't the cleanest, and the floor was dirty. The 1st room was bad; the AC was on, but the thermostat was on another wall behind a lamp. The TV remote control didn't work; I got another one at the front desk, but it didn't work either. The toilet made a terrible noise when flushed. My husband complained and we got an upgraded room. It was much better, but the carpet was stained.2023-02-25"
"The bed was comfortable, and the fridge worked well. Be prepared for noise, though; there were railroad tracks behind the property, and occasional train horns. Industrial noise from businesses across the street started early in the morning, and traffic noise was also audible. The motel clerks were nice and helpful.2022-01-12"
"The hotel clerk had a bad attitude and wasn't nice to me. I was disappointed.2019-06-14"
"Horrible experience. The room had mold, and I was told I couldn't change rooms until 10 PM. I'd never stay here again.2015-09-11"
"Conveniently located. Clean hotel. The AC didn't work in our room, but the staff was accommodating and moved us to another room. I'd booked 2 rooms, so our party ended up on different floors. The toilet wouldn't flush, the sink wouldn't drain, and the faucets were barely connected in the bathtub. The ice machine didn't work. Wouldn't stay again.2015-07-02"
"Convenient to the airport. Nice hotel room, but we heard the people upstairs at about 2 AM. No gas stations open after midnight in the area, so fill up before then.2019-11-14"
"The hotel smelled awful, and the room wasn't clean. The front desk clerk was rude. Stay somewhere else.2016-06-04"
"Terrible experience. There was mold on the walls, the wall in the bathroom was dented at the bottom, and it looked like someone had spilled paint in the bathtub. There were cobwebs all over. Don't stay at this hotel.2015-11-01"
"Nice room, but it was cold and I couldn't get the thermostat to work. The hotel clerk said someone would come up to fix the problem, but that didn't happen. It's hard to sleep when you're cold.2020-10-07"
"This was the most pleasant hotel experience we've had in a long time. The room was so clean and spacious; everything was spot on. We'll stay here again.2022-06-17"
"I had a pleasant stay. The room temperature was nice and cool, and the bed was comfortable. The employees were nice, and the breakfast options were more than adequate. I was happy with the accommodations.2017-08-15"
"Nice, clean room and pleasant staff. This hotel is worth a stay.2017-01-15"
"There was water on the bathroom floor when we got to our room. I had to clean it up, and there was only 1 set of clean towels and washcloths. We went to the front desk to get more towels, and the hotel clerk asked if we needed them. The lotion bottle was only half full. The shower water was lukewarm, and the body soap dispenser was empty. Think twice about staying here.2021-05-12"
"The motel was in an optimal location. The room was clean and comfortable, and the size was adequate. The staff was accommodating. Great breakfast room. I recommend staying here.2022-03-21"
"Affordable and close to VUMC. The motel room was clean and comfortable, but the bathroom was too small; the door hit the shower rail, so I couldn't open it all the way. The separate sink area was fine. Quick check-in. Breakfast had a variety of options. We were able to park right by our room.2018-02-09"
"I chose this motel because of the price and convenience to Vanderbilt Hospital, but I wouldn't stay here again. It was old and needed updating. Security was good and the bed was comfortable, but the bathroom was small and wasn't clean. There was what looked like mold in the corners. Not enough washcloths provided. There were only 2 drawers in the room for storage, so I had to keep most of my belongings in my suitcase. Consider other options.2018-02-03"
"No center lane on Elm Hill Pike to turn into the hotel. The room was clean. The exercise equipment wasn't operational. Breakfast was processed eggs and greasy sausage. Pay more and stay somewhere else.2021-05-30"
"The hotel was clean, and the staff was accommodating.2020-02-27"
"Convenient location off I-40 West. The hotel was reasonably priced. The bed was comfortable, but the lamps in the sitting area were missing their lampshades. The TV needed some sort of connection in front before it would work. The front desk clerks were helpful and friendly, and breakfast was good.2019-04-25"
"Good motel. The accommodations were basic but clean, and the room had been nicely redecorated. The rubber seal under the door was torn up, though.2023-05-14"
"The motel room was filthy and disgusting. The bed was full of garbage from previous occupants. The continental breakfast area was just 2 tables in the lobby. It was a joke.2019-01-24"
"The accommodations were comfortable but not clean. There was hair all over the bathtub, and lint and dust in the corners of the room. I don't recommend this motel due to the cleanliness issue.2019-01-04"
"There was no one at the front desk when we arrived, and no one answered the phone for 30 minutes. Luckily, a security guard let us in at 2:30 AM, but there wasn't even a top sheet on our bed. Dogs barked all night. We'll never stay at this hotel again and don't recommend it.2019-05-20"
"The hotel was dirty, and the AC in my room didn't work. The pool wasn't open. No breakfast. Don't stay here.2022-06-22"
"We had a nice stay, though there were some shady characters in the area. The hotel room was clean, and the broken hair dryer was replaced right away. All the employees were friendly. We recommend staying here.2018-05-15"
"The bathroom and bathtub were dirty. Terrible service. We couldn't even stand inside, and had to wait outside for a cab at 2:30 AM. Don't stay at this hotel.2016-04-04"
"Good motel. The room was nice and clean.2020-10-31"
"The motel room was clean, but there were cigarette burn holes in the bedspread and shower curtain. Nice to have a fridge and microwave. Workers began work on a room near mine at 8 AM. Not much for breakfast.2015-06-17"
"The motel didn't look like online photos, and it was right next to a train track; the noise woke us up in the middle of the night. Find another place to stay.2021-03-29"
"The carpet in our room was disgusting, and the sofa was so stained that I wouldn't sit on it. The TV in the living room didn't work. The bathtub and shower were old and stained. Don't stay at this motel.2020-08-03"
"The bathroom was so filthy that I cleaned it myself. There was also soap scum in the sink and bathtub. The toilet had stains, and there were hairs on it. Housekeeping didn't properly service the room the next day; all they did was empty the trash and remove the rags I'd used to clean. Don't stay at this motel.2019-12-10"
"The cleanliness was questionable. There bathroom door didn't close, and the veneer on it was peeling. There was a stain on the bathroom wall. Don't stay at this hotel.2022-04-07"
"The hotel was under renovation. Don't stay here until the work is completed.2019-03-23"
"The room was in terrible condition. There was hair in the bed and shower, and the towels were stained. The service was awful. We missed checkout time due to a meeting, and returned to the hotel to find we were locked out of our room. The manager was rude about it and made us pay for an extra night. Shortly after we returned from dinner, someone knocked on the door and said we needed to leave. Stay somewhere else.2016-12-04"
"The linens were clean, but the floor wasn't. It was noisy until almost 11 PM. The night clerk saw me walking with a cane, but never got up to help me slide the heavy door. 1 night at this motel was enough.2022-10-25"
"The motel needed major renovation. The room was clean but cold, and there were no extra blankets. Parking was free.2021-11-11"
"The bed in my room was worn and sagged in the middle. The coffee maker was broken. The staff was polite and professional, and breakfast was good. The hotel met my expectations for the most part.2017-09-30"
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.