I dreaded it. Typically, I do not book less then at least 2.5 star properties. Too many surprises and I like my coffeemaker. But this trip was to be done on the cheap, so I took a risk. In this case, the value delivered in a nice clean room and a huge handicapped bathroom that offered a tub with a seat. (Next time, I will take my candle and wine for a nice relaxing bath.) The pool was small but clean. Yes, I smelled a bit of mildew, but the A/C was new and the room was cold at my 11:40 p.m. check-in. It's a budget property people and it's summer in Florida. I was happy for only a teeny tiny odor. The bed MORE then made up for it. Yes, my neighbors were a bit creepy but again- it's the Motel 6. One creep out of 40 plus guests is an average at any property and ours was respectful when we asked for quiet. Totally surprised to drop my budget at least $25.00. I wouldn't do an extended stay, but for a cheap beach weekend, I have a new place. I never liked those free breakfasts anyway and Denny's is right next door. Btw, I am a road warrior and checked the carpet and bed. I know when the sheets have not been cleaned. These were fine. If you are disabled, you will appreciate the single story and handicapped parking outside and you will LOVE the bathroom with a real bathtub. Bring your Starbucks and ask the professional staff to intervene if the neighbor is weird.
We stayed here fo 2 days and could have stayed longer. I
It was perfect for the price. The staff was friendly even refunding my dollar from a broken soda machine. I felt safe,the pool was clean and for the price it could not be beat. If you want frills free breakfast and the like stay elsewhere. If you want a safe place to sleep then this is the place.
We do motels a lot, and what I expect is just a run of the mill motel. This one had a great service rep at the front desk, and that deserves a honorable mention! The room was large and ... adequate for sleeping, the pool was nice and tidy, and there were no noise from the AC.
We had fun :)
I stayed at several Motels 6 during my Southern road trip. This one was the least nice of those I visited.
I have no illusions about what a Motel 6 will be like. When I book at a Motel 6, I’m not there for amenities, a great pool, or a sumptuous breakfast buffet. I’m there to sleep and shower.
Still, no matter how simple a motel room may be, I do expect that it be well maintained.
For the most part, the Jacksonville Motel 6 was. The motel’s exterior was well lighted and tidy. The room and bathroom were clean, and the bed was comfortable and free of bed bugs and other unsavory aspects. However, the floor gave me cause for alarm.
The floor? Huh?
To clarify, the carpet appeared to be clean, even though it seemed old. What was alarming was that large parts of the floor seemed to large pieces of carpeted plywood that covered who knows what. It was disturbing to hear hollow thunks as I traipsed across portions of the floor and feel the dip and slight bounciness of plywood. I wasn’t sure what that plywood was covering, and really, I didn’t want to know. I made sure to wear my flip-flops at all times in that room, because I wasn’t sure whether or not I’d step in the wrong spot and be poked by something.
Other than the suspect floor, the room was fine. I was happy with the ample electrical sockets, since I had a cell phone, a Bluetooth earpiece, a laptop, and a camera battery to charge in addition to a hair dryer and flatiron to use. There were many places to eat within a five minute drive of the motel, and the surrounding area was very nice. I felt safe, and as a woman traveling alone, that meant a lot.
I have to also give a shout out to the guy at the front desk. He was so friendly and helpful, and his affable manner was genuine. Excellent guest service!