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Worst Hotel Ever!!!!
Posted by Edstrain on 06/03/2013
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- The Nashville Motel 6 on Stewarts Ferry Pike was the lost disgusting hotel we have ever stayed in. The pictures online are very very deceptive! We were put in a room with no air conditioning and when we complained they put us in a smoking room and we have a baby. But they said they had nothing else for us. They do not have a functioning ice machine and we were told we would have to go ask the Waffle house across the street for ice. We went onto the bathroom and there was black mold on the ceiling and it was leaking from the shower or toilet from the room above us. So our towels were wet and covered in sewage from the room above us! The sheets we slept on were ripped to shreds.

Also don't let the website fool you there is no pool in this location. It hasn't been functional in years. We had to wear shoes at all times because the carpet was actually so filthy your feet would stick to it. The bathroom tiles did not have grout so you had to be very careful when walking on it.

DO NOT STAY at this hotel!!!!! It was the worst hotel we have ever stayed in!!!!

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Posted by Susie Q on 2013-06-03:
I would have been demanding my money back and than calling the Board of Health..... that's disgusting to say the very least......

Thanks for the heads up !!
Posted by Old Timer on 2013-06-03:
Deserving of the name "Hostel 6".
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Bed Bugs At Motel 6
Posted by CKL7792 on 02/20/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO -- Spent the night at a Motel 6. Didn't realize, until 3 months later, what the red itchy bumps were I had experienced that night & continue to experience. Turned out to be, yes, bed bugs! Total price to have my house professionally exterminated...$1,200.00 & There's no guarentee that the first treatment will eradicate all the little blood suckers!

Motel 6 is cheap but what a dump! Their bedding is questionable in terms of cleanliness. I realize that hotels are a great place to pick up these little buggers, but it has been a nightmare! I know I picked them up at Motel 6 as I was already itching & saw red, raised bumps that itched like crazy when I stayed there & afterwards.

Before this, I have never see a bed bug. I would like to sue them. The stress that this type of problem causes is unimaginable!
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Posted by Alain on 2013-02-20:
You can also contact the El Paso County Health Department (301 S Union Blvd in Colorado Springs) about your concerns-[719] 578-3199.
Posted by Dryer Lint on 2013-02-20:
While I can afford never to darken the doorstep of a Accor property, the truth is bedbugs happen everywhere, even at Intercontinental, Four Seasons.
Check for bedbugs before you get into bed, but simply pulling back the sheets.
Get a sleep sack.
Try to stay at better properties - while no guarantee, it tends to happen very rarely there.
Suing? Odds of anyone touching your case - slim to zero (yes, I'm an attorney)

Posted by leet60 on 2013-02-20:
Sorry to hear of your issue, it has become increasingly common throughout the U.S. Aside from the extermination you already performed you may want to discard your luggage. Bedbugs are notorious for infesting luggage and can live for months without feeding.
Posted by Churro on 2013-02-20:
In the United States we eradicated bed bugs many years ago and they would still be eradicated to this day if it weren't for a bunch of tree hugging whiners whining about DDT's detrimental effect to the North American eagle population. Hey look man I have nothing against North American eagles but if the choice is between getting eaten up by insects while I sleep or a few eagles biting the dust well I'm sorry my feathered friends but you lose. I say screw the bald eagle and BRING BACK DDT!!! It's our only hope.
Posted by Old Timer on 2013-02-20:
"Try to stay at better properties"? Petty harsh suggestion, Motel 6 is the best many people can do when they travel. We like Marriott and Hyatt when on the road, we still check for bed bugs when checking in. They can be anywhere and at any level of a property. The last thing you need to do is give the little guys a free suitcase ride back to your home. As CKL7792 pointed out, they can cost a great deal of cash to get them to vacate the premises.

We had an ex member around here that liked to take pic's of himself having a drink in Motel 6's in his bathrobe. Different situation though, he was the one providing Motel 6 with the bed bugs.
Posted by shayen on 2013-02-20:
It may be near impossible to prove that you got bedbugs from the Motel 6. By the way, how do you know the red, scratchy bumps are indeed from bedbugs?
Posted by heartland on 2013-02-20:
It's depressing and irritating to read uninformed comments about how more chemicals would "save" us from the bugs (not to mention its people who crap up the planet). For one thing, rapidly reproducing organisms such as insects and bacteria simply develop populations that are immune to said chemical or antibiotic. For another, where do you think all those pesticides and chemicals end up - in us, eventually. That said, am truly sorry for the OP as bedbugs are a growing problem in the U.S., and suggest expensive heat treatment of whole house which seems to be effective. I never stay in any hotel anymore without checking bed, headboard, pictures etc. for any signs of critters.
Posted by Michael Edmond on 2013-03-09:
I stayed at this same Motel 6 for three days back in November 2011, and I also contracted bed bugs/scabies from there. It took two months before me an my ex-girlfriend, who is from Nebraska, discovered we had scabies and bed bugs living in our matresses! My bed bug clean up costs me thousands! I attempted to sue Motel 6 in Small Claims Court, but my case was dismissed. Of course, I have filed an appeal. The judge specifically stated that since I informed Motel 6 a long time ago in regards to their bed bug problem, anyone else who experienced or suffered injuries due to bed bugs from Motel 6, would be able to sue them for damages!
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For Your Sake Do Not Stay Here.
Posted by Tonymargetta on 10/11/2012
WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA -- 1st room they stuck us in was absolutely disgusting bugs, filth, TV didn't even work. 2nd room was less than fair and had drugs being sold in the next room and yes I saw them I wasn't just assuming. Then I was approached by a hooker, all while my wife and 2 small daughters were waiting in the room. The towels were supposed to be white but were yellow. Smelled terrible. Needless to say I can't say a single thing good or even fair about this place unless you are like the permanent residents there which are no more than transients, drug dealers, and prostitutes. Had it not been so late I would have gone elsewhere that night. Instead I got the children to sleep and double locked the door. After stating my dismay at the situation I was refused a refund and since it is a PRIVATELY owned MOTEL 6 RAT HOLE, Motel 6 corporate would not help me either. Thank goodness for other hotels that actually care about their customers we found a nice place in VA Beach for the remainder of our stay. After multiple emails and phone calls resulting in receiving absolutely NO help from corporate because this place is privately owned (not even a discount coupon) I will NEVER stay at another Motel 6 again and will do everything I can to discourage others.
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Posted by Connie140425 on 10/14/2011
ROSWELL, NEVADA -- Last September 2010 we stopped in Roswell, nv at the Motel 6, it was a new looking motel so we stopped for the night, the next morning I got up and put my luggage on the end of the bed and a bug came accross my clothes. it was a bed bug, the room was infested with them and I had been eaten up with them it was a nightmare what we went thru to keep from bring t hem home with us. we sprayed our car and luggage and had to wash and dry all of our clothes to kill any bugs, we found on dead bug in our car. we have learned to look for bed bugs when stop at any motel.

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Posted by Skye on 2011-10-14:
Excellent point, that you brought up. You can get them at ANY motel or hotel. Even when you fly, your luggage is at risk while in the plane with other luggage.

Heat is what kills them. They also hide in stuffed animals, picture frames, etc. Nasty and I hope I never EVER have a bed bug encounter.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2011-10-15:
My friend's apartment building in Columbus, OH was hit by bedbugs that were brought in by an evicted tenant. The entire apartment building had to be evacuated for over 12 hours, and heat treated at over 140 degrees. Since then, except for an occasional straggler, his apartment had no bedbugs. And management has been doing monthly inspections since.

Another way to avoid bedbugs is to NEVER bring in mattresses or upholstered furniture that was put out to the curb for the trash. Even if it looks good, it could have hidden bedbugs. And be very wary of furniture or mattresses sold at garage sales, flea markets, or thrift shops...inspect them carefully, including all the nooks and crannies, before buying. Most charity thrift shops do heat-treat and sanitize upholstered items, including furniture, mattresses, and stuffed toys.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2011-10-15:
I know that Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries heat-treats and sanitizes donated upholstered items, and each must, by law, display a tag indicating that the item has been disinfected. Don't know offhand about other local or chain thrift shops.
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A Welcome Bargain - and Entirely Adequate
Posted by Wgr663393171 on 09/18/2011
I traveled in from NYC - stayed at this Motel 6 location for 7 nights in early August, 2011.

Price was unbeatable, I slept very well every night on firm, entirely comfortable mattress. No tub, but entirely serviceable stall shower.
Everything worked well. Staff was pleasant -- also competent and business-like.

For a single person, wishing to keep expenses down, and thereby extend my visit with relatives in the Milwaukee area to the utmost, this place was heaven-sent.

I'd certainly go there again - would dispense with even considering looking into alternatives.
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Posted by At Your Service on 2011-09-18:
Really good to hear.
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Posted by Sey on 06/06/2011
GALVESTON, TEXAS -- I reserved a room for 6/11 at the Galveston location with two beds for a family of 4 for our visit to Moody Gardens. When we arrived there at 11 am, I was told check in would be at 3pm. I paid the $87.39 for the room and was told I could pick up the key when I returned after 3 and then we went to Moody Gardens. After leaving Moody Gardens and picking up our key to the room at the front desk, we found the room only had one bed. I asked for another room, they said they were full and they refused to give me a refund. The ethnic women that were working the front desk were very rude, there were two other families at the check in desk with the same issue. The hotel appeared to be unsafe with people loitering on the balconies but they did have security walking the premises. The pool was nasty and 2 overfilled trash bins lined the corridor that leads to the second floor. We found another hotel (thank you Super 8) for our stay, where the staff provided a pleasant and cleaner atmosphere and the rooms were royal in comparison to the dive we had just come from.

I will never return to Motel 6. I will report to BBB and other consumer organizations and will consult an attorney about the fraudulent experience here.

NOTE: Ask to view the room BEFORE making payment and report any health or building violations.
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Posted by FaFaFhooey on 2011-06-06:
Hopefully you paid by credit card and you can contest the charges. With cash or debit card you may be out of luck. Your best bet will be small claims court. I doubt you could find an attorney desperate enough to handle a case like this.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-06:
Have you contacted the corporate office?

Motel 6 Corporate Office | Headquarters
4001 International Pkwy Carrollton, TX 75007
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-06-06:
I really don't know how they expect a family of 4 to sleep in one bed. I hope someone at Motel 6 wakes up and gives you a refund.
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-06-06:
What does race have to do with this? "Ethnic" isn't a race by the way.

But assuming the OP meant "ethnic" to mean "non-white" ... since there wasn't any observation of non-white guests being treated better than they were, there's no real basis for racism...

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
And sometimes a hotel jsut has issues that have nothing to do with race, even if you're not the same race as the employee.
Posted by Sey on 2011-06-08:
I've never known a cigar not to be a cigar and as far as some hotels having issues, when your'e being refused a refund for impossible accomodations I hardly call that a hotel issue.
Posted by Sey on 2011-06-08:
Thank you ript, checking into that.
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Dog bite
Posted by Treemndc1 on 09/01/2010
EVANS, COLORADO -- On may 10 2010 I was staying at the Motel 6 in evans co. and was walking towards the front office when the maintenance man approached from the opposite direction. he was walking a very large bulldog. i asked him if the dog would bite and he said no. i squatted down as not to look threatening and when they got within a few feet of me the dog lunged at my throat causing two deep puncture wounds to my throat. when I walked into the front office to ask the manager if this dog had all his shots I was asked to leave the property while standing there in the front office with blood running down my shirt and obviously in need of emergency treatment I was handed a refund and asked to leave the premises. i immediately left and went to the emergency room.
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Posted by MRM on 2010-09-01:
I would like to hear the whole story to this incident.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
I am just curious..why did you ask the man if his dog would bite?

Posted by MRM on 2010-09-01:
As a precaution, I will assume that all dogs will bite.
Posted by burnside on 2010-09-01:
should have called an ambulance.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-01:
Where's the rest of the story? Did the ER or police find out if the dog had its shots? That's the first thing they would do. Did you even call the police? Was the motel held responsible?

I'm not big on calling the police but sometimes it really is the thing to do. If this happened as you said, I would have called immediately.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Once again, I'm trying really hard to be on the OP's side here, but you're saying you had two deep puncture wounds to your neck and needed ER care, but were first able to walk inside and ask about the dog's shots?

And...why would you ask the manager about the dog's shots, and not the maintenance man, who was walking the dog and who you asked if it bit or not?

Were the police contacted? What did they say?

Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-01:
The maintenance man might not have know about the shots. The manager might not have even known. The owner of the dog should know, but I wonder who the owner is. That's where the police come in. I think this incident needed to be investigated to ensure the safety of the other people at the motel.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Could be, Venice...I read it as the maintenance man was the owner but maybe not.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Yeah we can 'what if' this till the dogs come home but bottom line the clerk was totally wrong giving the OP the boot for merely getting bit by a dog being walked by the motel's maintenance man. That's some major league jacka$$ery.

There's no way around it ~~ VALID COMPLAINT.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-01:
Just, my first impression was that it was the motel's dog and probably owned by the manager or owner of the motel, but it could just as easily belong to the maintenance man. There is so much left out of this review, making it hard to know what really happened.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
What else do you need to know about this CONSUMER complaint.

1. Customer gets bit by a dog in the charge of a motel six employee.
2. Customer starts to bleed.
3. Another motel six employee upon seeing wounded customer issues a REFUND then tells the custom to leave.
4. Customer leaves.

As far as the medical concerns go that's really nobody's business. This isn't a forum for medical advice. There is more than enough information provided to know that motel six was totally absurdly in the wrong.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Stew is completely correct. The reactions to peoples' stories on this site are sometimes incredible.

Posted by madconsumer on 2010-09-01:
this sounds serious. hopefully you were able to file a police report, and the dog was checked for rabies.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Damn bulldogs! A beagle is more regal, therefore would never do something so illegal:o)

*waiting for the 1st person to reference a certain something...*
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Don't stroke his ego, Linus. No one said the manager was in the right to throw the customer out, but there was some missing information that would be great to know...like were the police called? Did anyone follow up on this dog? What happens if this dog attacks a child next and they are killed or seriously maimed, and it could have been avoided if the OP had filed charges?
Posted by bargod on 2010-09-01:
If "if's and but's" were candy and nuts...we'd all have a merry christmas.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-09-01:
just - i think you have a good point.

though... I would also like to know if he asked the owner for permission to pet it?

Not all dogs want strangers reaching for their faces. And, if you ask first, the owner can say "yes" or "no" ... or can make a point to pet the dog at the same time so that the dog knows it's OK.

but if you just reach for the dog ... it may get spooked.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-01:
Exactly, jc. It goes without saying that the motel is wrong. In fact, the review makes it seem so obvious, that I can't help wondering what else happened. If someone is going to post something like this on a public forum, it helps to include some details.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-01:
Pepper, I don't think the OP bent down to pet the dog. I think he was just trying to look non-threatening. Again, not enough details in this review.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
The OP shared his/her complaint about being bitten by a dog and how she/he was treated afterwards. The status of the dog, or whether the OP did anything to prevent it from biting someone else, or whether the OP called the police or an ambulance, or whether the OP etc. etc. etc. as a result of being attacked is wholly irrelevant.

Unless, of course, this site is no longer a consumer complaint site and is now a segment of "What would you do?"
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
It certainly is Linus. Whether the police were called, the medical results or pending law suits really have nothing to do with this complaint which again is totally about the OP getting KICKED out of the motel for getting bit by a dog controlled by a motel six employee. That's it in a nut shell.

I'm amazed at the sense of entitlement of some of the commentators of this gripe site. Nobody owes any of you any more of THEIR story then THEY want to share. You are NOT entitled to ANYTHING more. Jeeze.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-01:
It's not irrelevant to anyone who is considering staying at this motel. If I had any intention of ever staying there, I would want to know exactly what happened. This site is not just for consumer complaints. It's a place to share experiences so people can make informed decisions.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-09-01:
... i can't think of any other reason to get down in front of the dog.

Also - looking a dog (especially a strange dog) in the eyes is a sign of aggression. In dog-language it means you're trying to exert authority over the dog.

If you want to appear "non-threatening" then stand up and IGNORE the dog. In dog-behavior that's how the Alpha male acts.

It's the non-alpha males who will get in the Alpha's face and make eye-contact. Why? Because they want to fight the Alpha for dominance.

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
I don't know if that's true or not PepperElf but still it doesn't excuse the behavior of the motel six employee.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-09-01:

nice article on what to do if you encounter a strange dog that's running free.


Turn around. Turn and walk in the opposite direction of the dog. Don't stare. "Staring a dog in the eyes can be interpreted as a threat by some dogs," warns Peak. "Keep the dog in sight, but avert direct eye contact."
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
No one excused the behavior of the motel clerk, where do you see that at, Stew? Last time I checked, there wasn't anything wrong with asking for more details, or is that now considered taboo too?
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-09-01:
In this state if one goes to the ER as a result of a dog bite it is required law enforcement be notified. They in turn investigate the incident. Perhaps it's not required in Colorado.

OP, please come back and fill us in on exactly why the manager told you to leave? I appreciate hearing these things in the event something similar happens to me.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-01:
That was my first reaction to this, Nohandle. I wasn't as much concerned with who was right or wrong as I was with the dog being dangerous or not having had its shots.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
All dogs with TEETH bite and why did the OP squat down as the dog approached? It might have felt threatened and that was VERY poor judgement on your part.
Good luck with you neck wound and be glad that it wasn't a Pit Bull.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
No Kisha it sounds like very poor judgment of the maintenance man walking the dog. Let me quote from the only info that you or I have concerning this incident.

"i asked him if the dog would bite and he said no. i squatted down as not to look threatening and when they got within a few feet of me the dog lunged at my throat "

See this would indicate that when the OP squatted the dog was not within lunging distance and in fact it was the maintenance man who walked the dog into striking distance. Given the facts at hand I'd have to say it was VERY poor judgment of the one WALKING the dog.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Squatting down to pet the dog I would think and a sudden change of posture would alarm a lot of dogs. Especially more aggressive ones.

I would have taken the long route away from the dog and I repeat "dogs with teeth will bite".
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Indeed Kisha and people who walk aggressive dogs are 100% totally responsible to keep their dogs from biting people especially people in as you describe a vulnerable squatting position.

How you can blame the OP for this dog bite is beyond me.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
I cant believe the police were not called. Motel six is most definitely responsible. They allowed their employee to have a dog on the property that bit someone. Not only that, but this is also a breed known to attack humans and other animals. What was the owner thinking? I would definitely get a lawyer.
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-09-01:
Again, I'd like the OP to come back and clarify but sadly it might be one of those situations we've all heard of when a business wants no responsibility and will leave the individual to his own resources. The treatment from management, if reported correctly, is ridiculous.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Definitely sounds like they were trying to hurry up and get them off their property to try to avoid responsibility. I would have stayed right there and waited for police and ambulance to arrive.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-01:
Refresh my memory, Stew, so I don't have to read through the comments. Who blamed the OP?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-01:
Venice, Kisha stated, "It might have felt threatened and that was VERY poor judgement on your part'. I'd say accusing somebody of poor judgment is putting blame on to the OP. Wouldn't you?
Posted by Helpful on 2010-09-02:
"I am just curious..why did you ask the man if his dog would bite?" Did you ever think Dryad, that when the maintenance man said "no", that he wasn't referring to the bulldog, as that wasn't his dog? ROTFLMAO I just love that joke!

Seriously, I would have liked to have heard the conversation between this maintenance person and the OP. Something must have been done or said before walking into the office.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-02:
Not necessarily, Stew. If someone doesn't know any better and it causes them to use poor judgment, I don't think that means they are automatically at fault. It's just a matter of judgment. What I see in the comments is some advice on how to behave when approached by a strange dog. This could not only be helpful to the OP is something like this ever happens again, but it can also help other people who read this thread.
Posted by Sheriffs Uncle on 2010-09-02:
This review leaves me siding with the OP, but also wanting more information. I think anyone writing a review is obligated to tell the story in a way that doesn't leave more questions than answers. Just because it seems obvious that the hotel was grossly neglectful, that doesn't mean that this Op has written a review that states his/her case clearly. When so many details that seem obvious to the case are left out, it makes one wonder if the story has merit, or if there is another side. I think it was perfectly natural for the membership to ask for more details. Nobody dissed the Op or said they didn't believe them. Stew and Linus need to jump down off that high horse and quit accusing the membership of things they are not guilty of.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-02:
+++++ Sheriff.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-09-02:
SU i agree about the obligation. i wouldn't mind reading more reviews were people don't whitewash their own behavior or actions while complaining about an employee's behavior.
Posted by Alain on 2010-09-02:
And now the OP needs to respond to some of these questions.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2010-09-02:
If I were to get bit by a dog, regardless of where, I am calling the police immediately, if not sooner.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
You people take the cake. Whether or not the OP called the police or what happened in the emergency room or what happened to the dog is totally irrelevant to the actual consumer complaint. And quite frankly it's none of y'alls business.

Sheriff, Why don't you jump down from your high horse. Geeze, people can disagree with out turning it personal. You do realize that right Sheriff?
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-09-02:
In this state any dog bite is to be reported. Most ignore it but hospitals are required. Many individuals don't report it because if a homeowner owns the pet that's strike one and Fido is dropped from the homeowner's insurance coverage no matter the reason. It doesn't matter if there's a claim or one pending. No second chances for Fido. I'm just wondering at this point if the owner/manager of this establishment had already had this particular dog reported and ignored what had happened to the OP hoping he would disappear into the sunset.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
Yes, that sounds completely plausible Nohandle.
Posted by Sheriffs Uncle on 2010-09-02:
Stew, you are correct that many of the details aren't our business. This particular review is different than most, however. This isn't Target not accepting a returned item. This was a life-threatening situation. The police should have been called immediately. The hotel should be held accountable. It's not a coincidence that the members here are wanting to know more details. Most of the responses are merely people wanting to know more mainly because we're upset for the OP. That's a far cry from disrespect, or from taking the side of the hotel. And that's why I don't understand why you and Linus are coming down so hard on everyone. I don't see where anyone is that far out of line.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
I don't bite:o)
Posted by Skye on 2010-09-02:
This is not a real review.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
Excellent, Sheriff. Looking back at all the comments, I only see where my first comment could be interpreted as not siding with the OP completely. Because of all of the details that were left out.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
Wow. Day Two.

Thank you, treemndc1, for your review. You quite succinctly explained why it is not to my advantage to ever stay at the Motel 6 in Evans, Colo., unless, of course, I am willing to put myself at risk.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
Not a single detail relevant to this customer complaint was left out. In fact the OP painted the picture quite well. The only details left out was what happened in the aftermath which has no bearing on this complaint. None whatsoever.

It's becoming quite clear some of the regular commentators on here have an enormous sense of self entitlement when it comes to how much extraneous information the OP should reveal. I guess some people feel anonymous strangers brutally wounded by a dog owe them something. Well, I guess I'm the broken GI Joe because I'm not one of those people.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
You got a wonderful way with words and a wonderful attitude Linus.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
Why, thank you, Mr. Stew. And I would add that you have a delicious way with words and a delightful attitude as well.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-02:
I read these reviews to be an informed consumer. However, a review must have credibility. Anyone can come on here and say something happened to them, but the less details there are, the else likely I am to let their story affect my choices to lodge, shop, eat, etc. This review is a perfect example.

Sometimes one side of a story is enough to convince me it's accurate depending on how the review is written. Sorry, but this is not one of them. This review as it stands would not stop me from staying at this motel. That's not to say I think the OP deserved to have a dog lunge at his throat. That would be silly. I would just need to know more about the incident in order to decide if this place is safe. Were the police called? Did the dog have its shots? Was it taken into custody? Was the motel held accountable?

If the purpose of this review was to warn other people, it failed in my book.

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
Well thank you Venice09 for finally admitting what I've suspected all along. None of this was about care or concern for the OP. It simply boils down to the fact that you question the credibility of this review and the OP. Actually it boils down to the fact that the OP didn't offer enough details for the my3cents jackals to tear into or wag the condescending finger at. It was quite obvious all along to me but I'm glad you finally admitted it.

There's absolutely nothing the OP posted that is inconsistent or unbelievable. You have absolutely no proof this review is not completely true. All you have is speculation. That's cool. I have the same about many reviews but I certainly don't discredit an OP based upon my speculations because quite frankly I think it's beyond rude.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-02:
You've got it all wrong, Stew, but I'm not surprised. You can try to twist my words all you want, but it might backfire.

"Actually it boils down to the fact that the OP didn't offer enough details for the my3cents jackals to tear into or wag the condescending finger at."

Wrong. Again, there are not enough details in the review to convince me not to stay at this motel. That would be my reason for reading the review in the first place, and the OP's reason for writing it. Nowhere here has anyone said they were not concerned about the OP's injury or made light of what happened to him. I don't recall anyone saying they didn't believe this happened either. That's not the point. It happened. Everyone gets that.

I hate to break this to you, Stew, but everything here is speculation. That's why OPs must word their reviews in a way that is as clear as possible, including details. If you believe everything you read and take it at face value, I hope you don't depend on these reviews to make decisions about your own consumer related choices. It could come back to bite you.. no pun intended.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
Lets see. The motel six desk clerk upon seeing a wounded customer who by the way was injured by the negligence of another motel six employee promptly gives a refund to the injured customer and then tells them to leave the property yet that alone is not enough for you to form a negative judgment about this motel? You're kidding right?
Posted by bargod on 2010-09-02:
I wouldn't stay there either. Nothing to do with the review, it's just its a Motel 6 and I'd rather sleep under an overpass.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
I prefer sleeping over and underpass. But either way you're less likely to get bit by something than if you stayed at motel six.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-02:
That goes without saying, bargod. But something like this could happen anywhere. This just happens to be Motel 6.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
I wonder what all these extra details might look like.

On May 10, 2010, I was staying at the Motel 6 in Evans, Colo. My best friend and I were on a road trip to visit an old hunting lodge that was featured in a recent broadcast of Ghosthunters. We wanted to check it out for ourselves, since we both consider ourselves to be novice ghost hunters.

Just after the sun had set, I was walking towards the front office when the maintenance man approached from the opposite direction. He was walking a very large bulldog. Being concerned for no other reason than bulldogs scare the heck out of me, I quickly asked him if the dog would bite. My hands shook and the sweat on my brow started growing thick.

I felt a wave of relief swoon over me as he said "No. My dog don't bite."

I was still a bit scared, though, because bulldogs simply scare me. I thought it would be best if I squatted down, so as not to look threatening to the dog. I didn't smile either, because I heard you should never smile at a dog.

When they got within a few feet of me, the dog lunged at my throat, biting me and causing two deep puncture wounds to my throat. I stood up and screamed "Good God, man! You said your dog don't bite!"

"I'm sorry, dude," the maintenance man said. "He's never bitten a soul before. He just must not like your smell."

With blood seeping from my wound, I shouted to my friend to call for an ambulance, then I walked into the front office to ask the manager if this dog had all his shots. From the shock of what just happened, I didn't realize the manager and the maintenance man were different people.

"That ain't no none of your nevermind, now is it, boy?" the manager said with an oddly deep-South accent, like something from Deliverance.

I was shocked! Here I was, bitten by a dog in control of a Motel 6 employee, and they refuse to tell me if the darned dog had his shots! By now my friend had come to my side, trying to see how bad my wound was. He said an ambulance was on the way.

Without breaking my stare from the manager, I said to my friend, "You better call the cops, too."

The manager heard me, and I was asked to leave the property. While I was standing there in the front office with blood running down my shirt, obviously in need of emergency treatment, I was handed a refund and asked to leave the premises.

The ambulance pulled up with its siren blaring. "Thank God," I muttered to myself. They immediately began cleaning my wound and trying to stop the bleeding. "How did this happen?" one of the EMTs asked.

"That beast there bit me," I answered, pointing at that four-legged hound from Hell. It looked like it smiled, slowly licking its lips.

They got the bleeding stopped. By now the manager and the maintenance man and dog were gone, probably off to buy some beer and beef jerky. The EMT asked if I knew if the dog had its shots; I explained I didn't. They told me I would need to go to the hospital for a series of shots, just to be on the safe side.

Just then a police officer pulled into the parking lot. The officer came over and asked what had happened. I explained everything to that point, and he looked around for the dog or its owner, none of which were in sight.

"Well, that dog will have to be taken in," the officer said. "He'll probably be put down, after an investigation. The owner may be cited as well."

"They'll pay for my medical bills?"

"You'll need to take that up in civil court, probably. That's a civil matter. You go get yourself taken care of, and we'll try to find the dog and its owners."

"Oh, I will, and I will hold this awful Motel 6 accountable for what happened to me. This I swear," I thought to myself.

By this time, my friend had packed all of our stuff and loaded it into the car. He followed me (in the ambulance) to the hospital, where I was treated for the dog bite.

So, my friends, I tell you this. If you are ever in Evans, Colo., I implore you - stay away from the Motel 6. They simply do not care if you are injured or not. And they will do what they can to get rid of you if you are.


I hope My3Cents doesn't start requiring all posts to have this kind of detail. It's just too much. Besides, it all STILL boils down to:

1. Customer gets bit by a dog in the charge of a Motel 6 employee.
2. Customer is injured and bleeds.
3. Another Motel 6 employee, upon seeing the wounded customer, issues a refund then tells the custom to leave.
4. Customer leaves.

All the rest does not add to the complaint. But that's just my opinion.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-02:
treemndc1 could very well have gone into shock after the attack, though it is certainly not unreasonable or strange to want to know about the dog's shot record. That's one of the first things I would want to know after having been severely bitten, it is a valid concern, and the hospital staff or first responders would want to know this also.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-02:
I'm sorry if that's what you got out of the comments, Linus.

Why do you think the OP posted this review?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
Linus your detailed story does not make sense. The kind of detail the OP might have given would be those things that happened just before the bite. A few things that suggest that he no doubt unintentionally provoked the dog are:
(1) He asked if the dog would bite. This suggests that he did not intend to steer clear of the dog. This suggests that he intended to remain in the path of the dog.
(2) He does not say if the dog was on a leash or not. Since he came to show the hotel in a bad light, if the dog was not on a leash he would say so. This means that when the dog bit him, he was in the path of the dog.
(3) He crouched in front of the dog. Who does that? The dog must have thought he was going to spring on him so the dog lunged first.
(4) He says nothing of what the hotel reception told him. Did they blame him for provoking their dog?

The most likely conclusion is that he put out his hand to touch the dog. So many people think they have the right to pat a strange dog. You go in a friend's garden and see a dog and you are a dog lover so you pat it. But this dog was not a pet. Anyone with a brain would have figured that this was a guard dog the maintenance man kept. Unfortunately this OP learnt the hard way that you don't pat a strange dog, much less one there for security. It's like you go up to an armed guard guarding a company payroll, and pat him on the shoulder and say "Hey bud, what's up?" If he sees you as a threat and draws his gun telling you to stand back, you deserve it.

The hotel is not represented here and none of us were present and so it is incumbent on the OP to give such details as would allow the reader to decide if the OP's own behaviour was appropriate which is why the hotel reacted as it did. And not those kind of nonsense details, Linus.

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
You people just don't stop. I'm not sure what more you need, but I am curious why you don't demand the same level of detail from nearly every other complaint out here.

Something stolen from your luggage at the airport? (Why didn't you call the cops? Did you lock your bags?) Food undercooked at a restaurant? (Why didn't you call the Health Department? What did you order?) Bank of Wherever charged you a fee? (Why didn't you press charges against them for theft? Did you keep a ledger?)

Bottom line: If you stay at the Motel 6 in Evans, Colo., you run the risk of being physically harmed and then evicted from your room.

If you tell your story here, you run the risk of being nitpicked for no reason beyond the herd mentality.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-03:
Linus, those things do not require a call to police. As one poster (Nohandle?) said, in some States ERs are required to report dog bites to the police. It's a fair question and the first thing that came to my mind when I was reading the review. I actually looked for a second page to this review because it ended in midair.

If the dog did have its shots and this was an isolated incident, or if the dog was taken into custody and possibly put down, why wouldn't I stay at this motel?.. aside from the fact that it's Motel 6. Are you suggesting that this motel just go out of business?

I don't think it's nitpicking at all. You can't come here and give snippets of information about an incident and expect everyone to join a boycott, especially when it's something this serious. I'm not even sure what the OP wants because it appears as if he didn't finish writing the review.

The best way to avoid speculation and assumptions is for the OP to post as many details as possible. This review doesn't even come close.
Posted by goduke on 2010-09-03:
Animal bites in public areas are pretty much strict liability issues. If your animal bites someone, you pay up (unless, perhaps, that person was breaking into your house or physically harming you). I suspect the OP thought, "nice doggie, I'll give it a pat on the head or a rub on the chest." Clearly not a wrong choice, and perhaps the pup got scared or something, but it doesn't really matter. If Motel 6 allowed their employee to have the animal on the premises, they're probably on the hook as well.

Tree, hope the injury didn't leave a scar or anything!
Posted by Helpful on 2010-09-03:
What I find interesting with all of this is that the OP never has responded to any questions.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
What I find interesting with all of this is that some of the commentators feel entitled to answers to their questions.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-03:
If I have to make a decision, based on this review, whether or not to ever stay at this motel, of course I would want answers to some pretty obvious questions. Not a matter of entitlement at all. Just trying to make an informed decision. Isn't that what this site is all about?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
Stew, it's not about being entitled to answers, but everyone is surely entitled to draw a conclusion and form an opinion in the face of the failure by the OP to provide information. And in the absence of information from him, my own conclusion is that he must have contributed to his getting bitten. In particular how did he come to be close enough to the dog to get bitten. I am a dog lover myself, but if I am at a hotel and an employee has a "very large bulldog", I would keep clear of the dog.

A few years ago at Miami Airport there were two police officers with a very large Alsatian on a leash. They were passing a few yards away from us. My 6 year old daughter said, "What a nice doggie! Can I pat him?" He was really a handsome dog but I had to tell her, "That dog means business, he is not going to take kindly to a little girl patting him."

Apparently no one taught this OP what I taught my daughter that day. Some dogs are pets but some are performing a security function. It's not difficult to identify which is which but if you are in doubt, keep clear and don't even ask if he bites.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
"In particular how did he come to be close enough to the dog to get bitten."

Interesting enough in a review supposedly void of details the OP answered that question quite succinctly. And I quote:

"he was walking a very large bulldog. i asked him if the dog would bite and he said no. i squatted down as not to look threatening and when they got within a few feet of me the dog lunged at my throat"

Obviously from what's written the Motel 6 worker WALKED the dog close enough to the OP for the OP to be bitten. What more do you need to know?

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
The_Jury, You might want to brush up on your law a bit because Goduke, who I might add is an attorney, stated it best when he posted, "Animal bites in public areas are pretty much strict liability issues. If your animal bites someone, you pay up (unless, perhaps, that person was breaking into your house or physically harming you)."

Unless the OP aggressively provoked the dog which I doubt then the one in control of the animal (the motel six worker) is totally responsible. That is the the law.

Secondly I totally dismiss your assertion that "OP did in fact deliberately put himself in the path of this very big dog" when the OP made it clear the one walking the dog walked the dog close enough to the OP for the dog to bite the OP. Since you weren't there then I'll believe the only person here with a firsthand account.

And finally that's not the real complaint here. The complaint is about the motel six worker who upon seeing a wounded customer reacted by giving the customer a refund and then telling them to leave the property.

Again talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
I must admit. Some folks on this site will do anything to find a way to make it look like its the OP's fault. the OP clearly asks if the dog bites, and he said NO. Who in their right mind would let an employee bring a PIT BULL to their hotel? A breed of dog that well known for attacking and killing people and other animals? What if this was a child? Would you blame the child for trying to pet the dog? on no. You would blame the parents, Im sure. Its never ever the company's wrong doing. Give me a break. If I was the OP I would sue the hell out of the hotel for gross negligence in allowing an employee's dog that is obviously a dangerous animal on their hotel property around people and children.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
And whoever is going to respond saying that "the op should have known it was a pitbull and not to pet it", It is the DOG OWNER'S and PROPERTY OWNER'S responsiblilty to be sure that their animal does not hurt someone else or their property. Since the owner had the dog on public property, around people and hotel guests, I find it the dog owner's fault for allowing the dog to bite another person, and I find it the hotel's fault for allowing their employee to have this dangerous animal on their property. If the dog was not at the hotel in the FIRST PLACE, the OP never would have gotten BIT! END OF STORY!
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
How would the OP know it was a pit bull when he clearly stated it was a bull dog?

I would still like to know if the police were called and if any action was taken to ensure this dog is kept safely away from other guests...especially children. Hopefully the OP will come back one day and let us know.
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-09-03:
I don't recall the OP mentioning pit bull, only bulldog. Vast difference. Picture Uga the UGA's mascot vs a pit bull. The only thing stated was it was a large bulldog. Let's try and not change this around as the responses increase.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
oh im sorry. I miss read. well regardless, its obviously a dangerous animal.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
Lets put this in perspective. What if this ended a lot differently, and the dog bit the OP's jugular, causing them to bleed to death? Who would be held responsible? The dog owner, and the hotel owner. Its not that difficult to understand.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
In that case Prince I'd imagine the Motel 6 desk clerk wouldn't have issued a refund before removing the body from the property.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
and Jury, Ive never heard of a police dog biting anyone other than a perpetrator. K-9s are very well looked after and kept away from the public, or kept very close to the k-9 officer. If a police dog did bite a civilian, then Im sure the PD would be held responsible as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
LOL stew. It would be the dog's fault. The family would have to sue the dog, and take full possesion of its doghouse and all toys inside the dwelling.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
Jury, you are like talking to a wall. I DO live in the united states and I DO know what I am talking about. have YOU ever been attacked by a police dog? I sure havn't Police dogs are put through months if not YEARS of training. I have NEVER heard of a civilian being bitten by a police dog. Since police are well trained in handling these animals, they know how to interact with these trained animals into not biting civilians. As far as this complaint, this was NOT a police dog, but the hotel employee's dog on a public area, near hotel guests, obviously. it is the DOG OWNER'S responsibility to keep their animal from attacking or biting other people. How hard is this to understand?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
Here is the link to the video


Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
What does this review have anythign to do with police or attack dogs? the OP was at MOTEL 6. NOT THE PENTAGON
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
I was at a children's event where there was an officer and his police dog. There were between 500-600 kids (mostly ages 3-7) running around like little maniacs, having a great time. There were loud noises (sirens), music and general chaos. But that ol police dog just sat there, getting his head patted and his neck squeezed by every crazed kid that came near him. I even kneeled beside him and scratched him behind his ears. Before I did, I asked the officer if it was okay to do so, he said of course and acted like it was a dumb question. I think the dog's name was Rocky or Rambo.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
Linos, thats because these animals are put through extensive training. the officer teaches the dog commands on what to do. Im sure there are commands the officer says to get the dog to chase and bring down a perpetrator, but the dog can be like a puppy around other people.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03:
I had no real point, The_Jury, especially since this is so far off topic. But you said: "Guard dogs, whether police or private security bite civilians when they get too close." That's a pretty black-and-white statement that we all know just ain't true. My little anecdote is just one illustration. But I'm not even sure what your point is at all with any of these comments, except maybe to drag this out for no purpose but to drag it out. Seems to me everything that needs to be said or could be said has been said concerning the original post.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2010-09-04:
If the dog got close enough to put two deep puncture wounds on his neck, I'm glad the dog didn't rip his throat out. I agree that it was a good thing it wasn't a pit bull.
Posted by Lifemates on 2010-09-05:
If this story is true then this is crazy. This dog and owner should be brought to justice.
Posted by trmn8r on 2010-10-05:
I just saw this story, and read maybe 70 of 92 comments. What I am wondering, and didn't see mentioned by the OP or others, is the reason the OP was told to leave the premises. Now I don't HAVE to know, and I'm NOT asking to know OR for the OP to return, but I am deeply curious. It would more fully describe the situation and allow me to more fully understand the complaint.
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Motel 6 in Flagstaff, AZ - the one on Butler Ave
Posted by Phuqphays on 11/19/2009
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA -- We were just driving through, and were pretty tired; since it was very late already we decided to go for a cheaper motel because we'd only be there maybe 7 hours total. Normally, I try to avoid places like Motel 6 because most I have been to are disgusting or located in bad areas.

This Motel 6 is no exception to the rule. The room is very musty smelling, with visible mildew throughout the bathroom and baseboards. The front desk employee was pleasant, and did apologize about giving us the wrong room key. I think they must have a problem with the window sealing, because even with the old 70's a/c unit going on full blast you could feel the air seeping in through the window (and yes, I did check to make sure it was closed fully!) We ended up taking the bed further away from it because it was 17 degrees outside that night. Beds were quite comfortable, actually, and the bedding seemed washed with no stains or bugs in the sheets. That was really all I was concerned about.

I didn't mind it at all for a one night's stay, but I would advise anyone considering a multiple night stay to look for a different motel/hotel; possibly the other Motel 6 on Woodlands. It looks a bit nicer from the outside. The primary reason for this, would be that there are hundreds of trains running through 24/7 and you can hear them all night long blowing whistles. There's a sign about it in the lobby that they won't give refunds, and I believe this is probably the reason why. I'm a heavy sleeper and was only there for about 7 hours, so I wasn't too bothered by it. Hubby and I actually had a few laughs about it.

The room, although smelly and cigarette burned carpet, was fairly clean and I didn't see any bugs or roaches. The sink has some cracking in it and it doesn't seem like they have the option of warm water.. it was either scorching hot, or freezing cold. I gave up trying to get a mix for warm water after about 10 minutes. No noisy people hanging around or in other rooms, so that's definitely a plus.

We had to look in the phonebook in the morning and a napkin had fallen out with some genitalia drawn on it. We had quite a laugh about that before our checkout!

Overall, the room was good for the price we paid and just a short stay. I don't mean for this to be a complaint at all, more of an informative review for those who may be considering staying here for more than a few hours. I can't honestly say that I would stay there again if I were going to be in Flagstaff for a couple days, but it was ok for an overnight. I was just happy to get a comfortable bed and sheets that passed the smell test & dirt/bug inspection in a cheap-o motel.

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-19:
Great review, Phug.
I plan to visit some friends in Pinal County Arizona this holiday season. Hopefully the Motel 6 there is at least as pleasant as the one where you stayed. Thanks! (VH)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-19:
What you going to Pinal County for ZZ? I live in Maricopa county ya know
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-19:
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-19:
There's nothing to see in Pinal County
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-19:
sure there is "double wides" "strawberries" and Motel 6's!
Posted by azspots on 2009-11-19:
The Superstitions are in Pinal and are GORGEOUS. I live about 4 miles from them and enjoy them and their colors and moods every day.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-19:
I can see them from my house in Gilbert
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-19:
What are they?
Posted by Phuqphays on 2009-11-19:
I'd have to disagree. There are a lot of beautiful sights all around Arizona, if you enjoy nature, camping, mountains, hiking, etc. I liked the Casa Grande Ruins, the arboretum, Superstition Mountains, also part of the Tonto National Forest runs into Pinal. We take our telescope out to the Greek Orthodox monastery outside of Florence for some good star-gazing. The monastery grounds are beautiful too, but you have to schedule a tour to see them. Of course there's Harrahs Ak-Chin; one of the nicer casinos in the state that I've been to.

I enjoy Northern AZ much more, but it might be because I grew up in Phoenix. But I think you'll enjoy visiting here, the holiday season is the best time of year to come to AZ. That way you don't have to deal with the scorching heat! :)
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Posted by Top cat on 05/12/2009
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -- Motel 6 is a dirty motel. They don't wash their covers regularly. When I stayed there, there was stains on the cover like someone had sex on it. The service stinks they have a policy and don't stick to it. When you ask them for their names and supervisor they ignore you and call the security treating one group of people like sugar and the other like salt. I would recommend this motel to a dog with flees thats just how funky this motel is. They should call it the last resort motel don't ever stay there if the light is on like the commercial says you will regret it they will ruin your day & your night.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-12:
My one and only experience with Motel 6 lasted about 5 minutes, I walked in, looked around and walked right back out and slept in my car in the middle of a blizzard. Your review sums up every thought that went through my head in those 5 minutes.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-12:
Top cat, pardon my prejudice towards you but due to your NUMEROUS spelling errors I deem you to be not too bright and living proof how our public school systems are now a failure....Plus you are from OAKLAND and trying to make a "M6" your pad!!!! (NH)

*needles, used condoms and drugged out hookers agree*
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-12:
play nice, zz...we are not the spelling police here. We have much bigger things to be going after now.
Posted by dan gordon on 2009-05-12:
I agree but when someone writes a 'complaint' discussing prejudice and uses poor grammar and spelling their complaints will not be taken seriously. If they tried to complain using language like this it would be thrown away.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-12:
How do you know the stains were sex stains? Did you bring a fluorescent light with you?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-12:
All the spell checking that's done around here is irritating and petty. Spelling/grammatical errors don't discount the validity of a review at all.

Plenty of regulars around here that use poor grammar and have lots of spelling errors, all the time...but I don't see them being told they are proof that our public school system failed them. JMO
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-05-12:
Spelling errors aside, this complaint is very similar to others on this website and I believe it 100 percent.

Voted helpful.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-13:
were the stains white and sticky.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-13:
Quite frankly this complaint sounds like a scene from "Forensic Files" episode with all of the DNA laying around this dump!
*just voicing my opinion as usual*
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-13:
To Soaring, I believe it too. n-a-s-t-y.

To Wally, ewwwwwwwwwww!!!!!! >:-X

To JC! You are absolutely correct!
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-05-13:
sue em ...
Posted by TGT101 on 2009-05-13:
A person needs both salt and sugar so I don't know what this is a reference to.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-13:
I have a friend in Indy, who is a news reporter. She tells the story of when Mike Tyson raped that girl in the five-star hotel there. The police impounded the duvet from the bed hoping to detect a DNA sample, which would substantiate her claims. The upshot was that they found the DNA trace, along with 32 other distinct DNA samples. Now this is in a NICE hotel, projecting that onto M6 just boggles the mind.
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Motel 6 Sucks!
Posted by Fuzzy604 on 06/10/2008
DESTIN, FLORIDA -- This was the worst hotel stay we have ever had!!!

My husband, me and my son booked the room for 8 nights. When we got there they charged 249.75 more than the price given to us. My husband spent 3 hrs. on the phone with different people from corp.and was finally told to go ahead and pay it and they would adjust it when we checked out,to call them back. Well,that was only the start of things to come. We should of RAN while we had the choice.

To make along story short if possible, we never had towels,when we called they told US to come get them, when I would go down they were out. Most of the lights didn't work. The blankets on the bed had burn holes all in them and looked like they had been on there since day one (GROSS) We called the desk one night about 2 guys that had been hanging out for 3 hours at different ends of different buildings. 30 Minutes later the girl at the front desk calls back and tell ME (a woman) that if I see them again to ask them what there doing there and if they have a room there they better get back in it,or she would throw there butts off the property (I see the knife at my throat now...HAHA). I just said SURE lady and hung up. So much for sleep that night!!!! 2 days no one ever came into our room to clean anything, take out trash.....they claimed they had a GREEN policy..They don't even know what that means!!!!!! My son also had a bic lighter made into his bed one time...

So it was time to check out we made the phone for a week and finally talked to someone who acted like they were doing us a favor by refunding 180.00. Which still was not the right amount,I told her it was unacceptable at this point they had also put another charge on our card for 128.75 she said she didn't see that charge so she couldn't do anything about it. I also got the area managers no# But of course weve called it at least 5 times and as you can imagine NO ONE has called us back!!!!!!!!

I WILL NEVER STAY AT A MOTEL6 OR any other ACCOR hotel again!!!!!!!!! BUT THE FIGHT IS NOT OVER!!!
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Posted by tander on 2008-06-10:
It only cost you $128.75 for 8 nights? You get what you pay for, next time stay at a higher rated motel.
Posted by dan gordon on 2008-06-10:
do a favor and post this review on tripadvisor.com I also have had the worst stay in my life in a Motel 6. You will reach thousands more people and the review is there forever.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2008-06-11:
Motel 6 should stop marketing itself as a motel and change it to an adventure tour. "Stop living in your safe, clean, boring world and come visit our Inner City Nightmare Museum" Day one of the tour includes: learning how to operate the video cameras left in the room by the previous porn film producers. Day 2 includes: The art of dodging gun fire on your way to the ice machine. Day 3: Those are not bedbugs, Its our continental breakfast! Includes 46 tantalizing ways to cook them with a toothpick and a bic lighter. Day 4: Nothing scheduled, nobody ever makes it to day 4.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-11:
DigitalCommando -- Good answer (BA).
Posted by keyjockey on 2008-06-11:
Cheap hotels don't have a fitness room so they figure walking to the desk will provide you with exercise. Towels are subject to supply and demand. Some people are a bit obsessive with towels requesting the whole lot of them to roll around naked on the bed with. Like Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal.
Those blankets with holes were probably donated by the homeless after finally finding work in Mexico.
You expected the staff to risk their own life against vagrants? Minimum wage does not make a man mighty.
How often do you change sheets at your house in a week assuming your faithful?
Even a cross eyed slack jawed yokel in overhauls is aware of the need to go "Green".
Bic lighters and a couple other things fall out of maids clothing every day. At least he didn't find a pack of cigarettes. Breathing in that full rich flavor would have had him addicted for life.
At least you got some money back. Star wars fans were never compisated for the creation of Jar Jar Binks.
Maybe they couldn't call you back because those 3 vagrants have them tied up in a back room.

Posted by DebtorBasher on 2008-06-11:
Did they at least leave the light on for you?
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-11:
You stayed 8 days at a Motel 6 and made it out alive, count your blessings, learn your lesson, and never, ever go back.

LOL DC, great answer!
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