If All You Need's a Bed.... Whoa, dude! Went north for a show and took in a 2-night stay at the Motel 6 right off I-76. Check-in was fine and we paid the $4.99 for unlimited wireless Internet before heading around the corner to the room. First sign of trouble was the wide-open side door propped by a garden hose so two dudes could run the hose from an inside spigot for some lawn work. Security? Um, yeah. Once inside the room, the TV doesn't work. My son said, "Didn't you hear the guy at the counter ask the clerk if the sallelite guy had come?" Sorry, son, the old man missed it. The room is clean and comfortable so I can overlook the TV thing for the time being. Then, coming back from the show, dark as a mutha in the parking lot since the lights were out, we go to the door to use the card reader to get in... it's been taped over and the door just opens up. In the hall inside, trash strewn about from some previous ruckus and this wide-eyed psycho looking dude comes strolling down the hall like he's searching for a potential victim. Key card came out quick on that one. We debated about the second night but, like the troopers we are, we stuck it out. Like the headline says, if you ONLY need a bed...
The familiar sign promises economy, consistency and no surprises..
Since 1962, travelers have enjoyed budget-friendly prices at Motel 6. The national chain (more than 800 locations in the U.S.) accommodates traveling families, as kids stay for free and complimentary coffee is available every morning. The rooms are simple--a TV on the dresser (free HBO and ESPN), data port for computer users and a basic bathroom--but at these prices, who needs a whirlpool?
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