Know Before You Go
SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI -- I have been working at a franchised Motel 6 location for nearly three years now. I have just about seen and heard everything. A lot of people who stay at a Motel 6 just don't know what to expect going in.
* We do NOT offer breakfast (and were only supposed to serve coffee until 10). That goes for ALL Motel 6s. Any of them caught serving breakfast can be fined.
* There are no hairdryers, ironing boards, or coffee makers in the room
* We allow pets. We try and leave some rooms completely pet free, but when you don't tell us you have pets that makes it hard.
* Many Motel 6 are owned by foreigners, and there is nothing wrong with that. Should they speak English? yes. Do they? Mehh there is a 50/50 chance with that.
* From the moment you check in you have FIFTEEN minutes to decide if you are staying there. After the fifteen minutes are up I am no longer able to give you a full refund. Call corporate, they will tell you the same thing.
* On the same note... If you are dissatisfied with your stay, threaten to call corporate. If they still don't give you a partial refund, go ahead and call. GMs are charged $50+ for complaints.
* Concerning the WIFI.. Yes are modems are out of date, but I have never had a problem connecting. I tell customers that we only guarantee service in the lobby, because I know it works in the lobby.
* A/Cs and heaters are turned off during the day as to save energy, so yes your room will be hot in the summer and cold in the winter.. give it ten minutes and your a/c heater should be fine.
* Don't use the ice buckets. just don't do it.
* ..bugs.. yeah they do happen. but we do everything in our power to get rid of them. I never put people in a room that I know has bug problems, or that have just been sprayed.
If you have a problem I strongly urge you to notify the front desk. But do not scream at us. We are just workers doing our jobs. We usually can't do anything other than switch your room. If you want to yell at someone save your frustration for a manager who has power to do something about it.
I guess what I'm really trying to say is, if you are spending $50 a night don't expect the same experience as you would get paying $100. We cater to the people who can only afford $50 a night rooms. That is a variety of people. We get strippers, hookers, drug dealers, felons, murderers, rapists, and rednecks... Not often, but it does happen. If that doesn't sound like something you can deal with, there is a Super 8 right down the street.