Bang for buck
Motel 6 was a good bang for buck stay. I would not expect a $250.00 a night experience for what I paid to stay at Motel 6 but I believe it met all expectations for the money. If you are going to pay $70.00 a night don't complain when you don't receive the same experience as you do at a $200.00 a night Hotel.
Better than average
We've stayed at the Motel 6 chain a half dozen times. Last time was in Utah and I swore I'd never stay at a Motel 6 again. Prices being so high in the Newport Beach area, we decided to take a chance on this one. What a pleasant surprise! The room was exactly as pictured on the website, very spacious with a nice King size bed, perfectly adequate bathroom and a flat screen TV. Despite being next to the freeway, there was no highway noise and next to no noise in the hotel as well. Very peaceful overall.
There was some disturbance outside our room around 5:30 am, sounded like a loud speaker or something. That was not a huge issue. The bigger problem is the lack of restaurants close by. All that is available is fast food and convenience stores. We chose the hotel because of it's proximity to Newport Beach; turns out that it takes almost 1/2 hour to drive the 9 miles because of the traffic. Not the hotel's fault, but next time I'd pay more to be closer to the beach.
I have stayed at some questionable Hotels and Motels but this place was the worst. Upon my arrival, I was immeadiately told there were no rooms available. When I showed the worker at the desk my confirmation number, he told me he only had a handicap accessible room. I told him it was fine and he walked off. A few minutes later he returned telling me that the room was taken and he had no other vacant rooms. I told him I just needed a shower and a bed and he set me up in a room with a broken phone. I entered the room and found stained carpets, small holes in the walls, and a broken faucet that sprayed me when I tried to wash my hands. At checkout time, I waited 15 minutes while the new employee at the desk told another person staying at the hotel that it was not his problem that someone broke into their room and that it was not his responsibility to call the police.
Location near the freeway
This has got to be one of the worst hotel experiences I've had. I am not a picky person and don't expect much from any hotel, hence I normally give any hotel a chance, as long as the reviews are not terrible. All I typically ask from a hotel is a clean room and Wi-Fi, as I'm hardly ever in the room anyway. I reserved a Non-Smoking room. However, when I checked in the only Non-Smoking room was a handicap room (which I don't mind) however the room CLEARLY smelled like previous guest DO smoke there! The room smelled terrible and was the only room available. I would have left to another location. However, I arrived at 11pm at night and just wanted some sleep. The sleep didn't happen and I got a very bad headache after a few hours in the room of the thick potent smoke smell. It was terrible. I was there on business and didn't get to rest for my important meeting. Furthermore, the staff was rude! and looked at me like I was a snob asking for something special. In addition, I tried to connect to the Wi-Fi internet, but had to go downstairs (after I had already unpacked and changed into something comfortable) to pay for a Wi-Fi code! really??? You guys are not setup for me to pay for Wi-Fi from my room??? Finally, when I did connect to the internet, the speed was extremely slow something I would only see from a dial-up connection. My signal kept disconnecting and just gave up on the internet. I would have asked for a refund of my $2.99 but 1) I didn't even want to speak to your staff at the front lobby, 2) I would have probably been told they couldn't do anything about it, as they appeared to be with zero authority up front 3)The $2.99 wasn't worth my time, by breath, nor worth getting into an argument with the staff. Finally, the accommodations were terrible!!! The room was dirty. Floor had stains, the bathrooms had crud on the corners of the walls, toilet and shower. Not all the lights worked, so the room was dark. The hotel is RIGHT next to the airport, so the airplanes are SOOOO loud and shook the room. The location must be in a dangerous location, as the guest and people around the hotel looked "thuggish". I would not have my daughters stay there. I paid ~$80 for the night. I know it's cheap for the area, but I wasn't expecting much. I would urge everyone to look somewhere else if they need a room to stay.
Motel 6 Irvine - Orange County Airport is near restaurants, shopping, and area attractions. For your convenience, use our business center or conference room. Relax in our outdoor pool and hot tub. Wi-Fi is available in all modern rooms for free.
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