Budget Motels

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  1. racer

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    When was the last time you stayed at a Super 8, Motel 6, etc? I usually go for a nice hotel and try to save via Hotwire hot rates, but this weekend I said YOLO and booked a motel 6 out of nostalgia.
     
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  2. bro

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    Stayed at a red roof a few years ago. It is roulette. Luckily wasn’t too bad
     
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  3. Tiffin

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    Been many many years but we use to stay in them traveling as kids. Mostly La Quinta and comfort inns. Never recall thinking one was particularly gross but idk
     
  4. bro

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    La quintas have all been renovated. Look alright
     
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  5. Lyrtch

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    last really rough one was $40/night off the highway outside indianapolis while trying to stay ahead of a snowstorm, probably 12 yrs ago

    stayed in plenty of La Quinta/Comfort Inn style when moving cross country in the last 5-6 years
     
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  6. Line 4 guy

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    My AC went out a couple weeks ago and just to get the fuck out of my house i stayed at a motel 6. Just wanted a bed and some cool air. I think i paid 70 bucks.
     
  7. TDCD

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    Lived in a rodeway inn for a week when I was apartment hunting last year.

    There were a couple hookers in the parking lot when I first got there but no complaints after that.
     
  8. The.Barron.of.Miles

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    When I was a kid we only stayed at Super 8. I honestly didn’t know other hotels even existed. Haven’t stayed at one for many years though.
     
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  10. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Stopped at a laquinta at about 3 a.m last summer. Slept until 7 then kept on rolling. I thought it was fine.

    I've seen advertisements for Motel 6 saying that they've renovated a ton.
     
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  12. racer

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    Idk if I consider la Quinta budget anymore.

    We were exclusively super 8 when I was a kid.
     
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  13. Gambler

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    I remember staying in a motel 6 back in the early 80s where you had to pay an extra 75 cents for a key to turn so you could watch TV. Yes, I splurged.
     
  14. hudson

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    When I traveled for swimming as a kid we’d stay in the crappiest of motels. So I generally try and find a good rate at nicer places.
     
  15. Jigga

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  17. Jim Brockmire

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    We stayed at an EconoLodge in Altoona, PA once maybe 17 or 18 years ago.

    Filthy, disgusting, and disturbing. But as their old commercials used to say, "spend the night, not a fortune".

    Wife and I still tell the story as a cautionary tale.
     
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  18. Corky Bucek

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  19. clemsontyger04

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    Days Inn Daytona on my trip to Miami for the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma.

    I rolled in at 4 am. After worrying about the blood on the floor and concerned about bed bugs I got 2 hours sleep and jumped back in the car.
     
  20. Eric The Viking

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    Twice in the past year. I have an electric motorcycle, and if I’m running low on juice, it’s getting late, and I’m not very close to home, then I will ask for a first floor room. I can walk the motorcycle into the room and charge it overnight in a wall outlet.

    Both times were Motel 6’s, I think.
     
  21. TC

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  22. Goose

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    6 more nights until I retain diamond for next year.

    Thinking about trying out Marriott/Starwood after. I like their “vacation” hotels better
     
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  23. Jigga

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  24. Imurhuckleberry

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    If I'm paying I'll go cheap or camp almost every time. Paying 150$ for a bad for 7 hours kills me. Motel 6 had a renovation project and I can take my pup in. If the company is paying it's Hilton or Hyatt.
     
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  25. Boo MFer!

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  26. devine

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  27. cutig

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    I travel a bunch and stay in cheap motels with my dogs. Never had an issue when I pick whatever has the best reviews. Worst I stayed at was a local motel outside of bismarck nd. Paper thin walls, no AC.
     
  28. Zack Zedalis

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    I’m Diamond with HH & Titanium with Marriott. I can assure that Marriott Rewards(Bonvoy) is by far the superior program if you plan to vacation.
     
  29. Toast

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  30. devine

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    I stayed at a red roof inn in Lubbock in October because we had no other choice. I’m still getting shit from the wife. It was even worse than you would imagine
     
  31. devine

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  32. Corky Bucek

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  33. Boo MFer!

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    Lubbock or the hotel?
     
  34. ono

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    When I was in high school me and my buddy went on road trips for weeks at a time and stay at these shit places. We'd collect business cards from every Super 8 we stayed at because inevitably they were owned by a Patel. I have about 40 Patel business cards from those days.

    Yeah it is a bit racist. I was young
     
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  35. Daniel Ocean

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    Last year for the Arizona vs Denver football game I stayed at a motel 6. It was literally just to sleep so I didn’t see the point in spending more. I couldn’t see spending any more time in that than I did
     
  36. Jim Brockmire

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    Nah, spent big on a Howard Johnson for that!
     
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  37. Arkadin

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    I don't really remember. I feel like there might have been one since this but junior year of high school I spent 32 dollars for me and my girlfriend to stay in a gross ass masters inn room
     
  38. Arkadin

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    Thinking about it there's one of the shitty brands on the outskirts of athens I've stayed at a couple of times
     
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  39. Cheshire Bridge

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    $40/night holiday Holiday inn for the 2016 national championship...bc $5k tickets and we literally spent less than 3 hrs there total. It was actually standard Marriot tier.

    Red roof Inn premium in San Fran bc we only needed to sleep there a few hours before flying to Vegas. This one wasn't bad either. Seems waaaay different than what I remember from my AAU days. I think low budget motels actually ....care a little nowadays.
     
  40. Vinegar Strokes

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    Bagel toppers are the best breakfast item at Hampton Inn. Too bad they rarely serve them.
     
  41. Schadenfred

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    When the smell of curry stains the carpet, you know you're staying at a fine establishment.
     
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  42. dblplay1212

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    Make your own waffles
     
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  43. Ty Webb

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  44. spagett

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    Stayed at one in New Orleans that had clearly been damaged by the hurricane. The room I stayed in smelt like wet wood even though it was 4-5 floors up and it was the worst experience of my life, hotel-wise.

    Never skimped again after that.
     
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  45. theregionsitter

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    Was Hilton Diamond for last 5 years, it expired this year. I traveled about 120-145 nights a year from 2012-2017

    When I was a travel noob I waited until the day of to book a hotel in West Kansas during harvest season, ended up in a Super 8 for like $179 a night. It was way over my expense budget but it was the only room available, I remember getting into the room at 9pm + after driving from KC and just wanting to shower and pass out. I jumped into the shower and when I got out grabbed the towel and opened it up full of blood stains. Slept on top of the comforter in full clothes that night


    Budget hotels are not worth it, just pay the extra $40 to move up to the Holiday Inn or Hampton Inn tier.
     
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  46. ono

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    I'm staying in a Days Inn in Denver in 2 weeks. It's gonna be an experience
     
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  47. ono

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    Sounds like Salina. Not really Western KS tho
     
  48. theregionsitter

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    Think it was Garden City or Dodge City

    Def not Salina
     
  49. IHHH

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    The best kind of hotels are the ones that you can pay by the hour.
     
  50. ono

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    Neither of those are on i70 so you were definitely in God's country