Motel 6 in Downtown Carlsbad California
CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA -- Great location just off I-5 and seven blocks from the beach. No beach parking. Across the street from small grocery store and pharmacy. Many small shops, coffee, burger and restaurants within walking down the street. Asked for Senior discounted room and was told room was located in the back and we would need to drive around. Walked out of office and saw our issued room numbers 20 feet away directly across from the office. ?? Rooms (we had multiple people) were clean and no odors or stains. Possible recent paint, NO paint fumes, the walls were clean and no marks or scrapes. The bedrooms were so small we kept bumping into each other and our portable GPS unit kept calling out "Recalculating". They were small. If both beds were placed together, they may have made one nice bed. When lying on the bed, if I had my head against the wall, my feet just cleared the mattress. I am 5 foot 6 inches. Wife and I elbowed each other each night. Small beds. In comparison, our bathrooms were - roomy. They were set-up for handicap with hand rails (around the room and in the bathtub / shower) and plenty of room for a wheelchair. Downside - there was absolutely no shelf or counter space. All toiletries had to remain in the suitcase - on the floor. Our toilet was always clean. It self flushed every 3 minutes, day and night. The bathroom mirror was not in a frame and must have been repaired from an earlier mishap. Part of one edge appears to have been 'trimmed' with a hammer and smoothed out with a chainsaw. No raw or sharp edge but, ants walk in a straighter line. Bugs? Just one earwig over three days. All linens were clean and fresh smelling. Towels were absorbent and a degree softer than larger name brand hotels. Our last night - never heard the motorcycle gangs drive in due to the children jumping off the beds above and running around their room playing 'tag' during the night. Some family members say they will return next year, others will stay down the road. Denny's is next door but check out the pastry and coffee shop across the street. Motel 6 provided a clean living environment at a moderate cost in a location that suited our needs at the time. Thank You.