Budget Motels

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  1. kennypowers

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    Spent a week in May at a best western in Socorro, NM because it was the best available in a tiny dessert town and it was depressing.
     
  2. NilesIrish

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    Motel 6 like 3 years ago. It was brand new and I was smashed and not driving home. Wasn't awful.
     
  3. racer

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    I’ve stayed in some above average Best westerns. I’ve also had a complete dump or two.
     
  4. lfriend

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    https://www.choicehotels.com/iowa/des-moines/econo-lodge-hotels/ia142?source=gyxt

    Stayed here to attend a funeral a few years back for one night. Figured fuck it we're just sleeping there and that's it so lets ho cheap.

    Place was right next to a fucking biker bar, pool looked like it was usually cleaned with hepatitis c and the road noise was ridiculous. It was cool spending only $40 but fuck was my wife pissed.

    But on the flipside, wouldn't have gone to the QuikTrip near by otherwise. Watching a midget struggle to place a case of beer on the counter there was the most hilarious and adorable thing ever.
     
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  5. White Tajh Boyd

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    Earlier this year but only to catch a few hours of sleep on a long drive. Dozing while driving is scary shit.
     
  6. Nole0515

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    Stopped at a Super 8 for $89 in Biloxi on my way to Baton Rouge a couple weeks ago cause the Beau Rivage was completely booked. Scariest and Dirtiest place I’ve ever stayed. Spent the next night at a red roof inn In BR that was quite delightful for $49
     
  7. Gregor

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    Checking in at 3:30 AM from a Hilton Garden Inn (not exactly budget) outside Columbia. My mom just butt dialed me and while talking to her a cockroach crawled over me. This pest issue, along with the gross looking people who work here, will result in no return visit.
     
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  8. Odin

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  9. Tiffin

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  10. racer

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    That thing was built like 10 years ago pretty much just for the Iowa state fair. The east side of Des Moines, while not dangerous, is a shithole that should be avoided if possible.
     
  11. Open Carry

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    I’ve stayed in a few motel 6’s along the I-81 corridor over the last 10 or so years. They were all recently renovated, clean, and I could bring my dog in. For $40/night, not a bad option if driving a long distance and need a bed to sleep in.

    I also stayed at a travelodge in Windsor locks last year that was abysmal. I got there around midnight and there were kids running up and down the hallways, which reeked of weed, the exterior sliding door in my room wouldn’t lock, and the room was filthy. I’m pretty sure the place has since been shut down.
     
  12. Gaknight

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    HGI isn’t even the budget Hilton brand
     
  13. mal630

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  14. 40wwttamgib

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  15. Jigga

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  16. Jimmy the Saint

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    Stayed at a Motel 6 in Blythe, CA on the way back from the Rose Bowl a few years ago. It was filthy, the people next to us were up all night doing meth or something, and there was a minivan out front with smashed windows and just piles of chicken bones sitting on the dashboard.

    We should’ve just drove straight through to Phoenix.
     
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  17. zeberdee

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    I'd be sleeping in my car.
     
  18. lfriend

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    Yeah we never felt like we were ever in any danger, but it was certainly something alright.

    The next time we were in Des Moines we stayed at the Des Lux and it was pretty dang nice.
     
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  19. Doc Louis

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    Congrats on the honeymoon sex though!
     
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  20. devine

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  21. TC

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  22. racer

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    Rest areas are both great and terrifying to sleep in your car
     
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  23. Gregor

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    I just got up and started my day early. I complained and they gave me another batch of points when the manager called me. I also mentioned to her their employees were a little unkempt, and thats a kind away of saying they don't appear familiar with soap, shampoo or toothpaste.
     
  24. racer

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    We attempted to stay at a Super 8 in St Augustine in 2002 on our way to Daytona and Disney when I was 11. Full of roaches and shit. We arrived at probably midnight and left for some other place as soon as we walked in.
     
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  25. Gregor

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  26. Vinegar Strokes

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  27. Gregor

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  28. devine

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    What is a bagel topper
     
  29. Zebbie

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    Can’t remember - I think it was the Best Western next to the Battleship Alabama in Mobile in 2007, when bigred77, one of our other buddies, and me road tripped to the Gator Bowl from DFW.
     
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  30. racer

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    Food to top a bagel
     
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  31. Tiffin

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    It wasn't bad tbh.

    It was a thin half bagel with cheese, egg, and bacon.
     
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  32. Lipp

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  33. Beagle

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  34. cutig

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    Staying in a budget motel in the UP tonight. Big room. Clean. Would recommend
     
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  35. blind dog

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    This March me & bae took our son to Florida keys for his 16th bday. We booked flights late and only 2 left for early Saturday so I took a late Friday night flight by myself. Got trashed at Dallas Love #BarAndGrill and then flew to ft Lauderdale and stayed at a red carpet inn by airport. It was very sketchy and as soon as I got out of car dude asks me for a beer. He pulled out a blunt in front of security guard that is constantly walking around bc that’s normal and was getting high af. He kept offering me to hit it, maybe I did once or twice nbd. 10 minutes later I’m am tripping out of my mind and positive that shit was laced. A fight broke out and I pushed the dresser against the door and finally passed out, was convinced they were gonna rob/kill me

    Think I live posted this on tmb in some random thread
     
  36. GoodForAnother

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  37. TheGrifter

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    Where did you find $40 Holiday Night Inn for a night like a game like the 2016 NCAA championship?

    Honestly, I have trouble believing you found a room ANYWHERE for that rate, let alone a Holiday Inn. They always seem to be over $100, even for a random weekend night.
     
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  38. DuffandMuff

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    A dump by the Nashville airport in 2015. Arrived before the rest of the bachelor party so grabbed a room with one other guy. The bathroom door didn’t close because the toilet was in the way.

    Some piece of crap in downtown Auckland in February 2017. All the decent hostels were booked so I used points instead for a night. There was no AC and it was miserably hot. Smallest room I’ve stayed in in my life.
     
  39. Goose

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  40. Hoss Bonaventure

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    An extended stay type of place near Hobby in Houston when I was working on a job in Channelview. I saw 2 dead people while working there. Not at the hotel but next to it. One ran their car into a sign outside of a bank next to the hotel. The other was on the side of the road and my wife thought he was sleeping. People on the site told me not to stay there because my shit would get broken into but I didn’t have any issues at all there other than just seeing those things and the room being awful, but I didn’t really care because it was cheap and had a kitchen in it.
     
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  41. bigred77

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    What was that place?
    It doesn't seem to exist on google maps anyway.
    All I remember is we saw a billboard that said something like "stay next to the battleship" and we were all in
     
  42. bigred77

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    Houston is such a great place
     
  43. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I love Houston and I edited my original post to include that nothing bad ever happened to me personally there even though I was told it was shady. At that time I probably looked like a crazy person tbh. I had been on a job in El Campo living in squalor above a garage.
     
  44. Zebbie

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    Apparently they tore it down - dammit!
     
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  45. blind dog

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    It’s the worst place on the planet based on tmb users that live there
     
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  46. bigred77

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    devine really skews that statistic though
     
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  47. clemsontyger04

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    So this was in 99. Driving out to Montana we stopped in Murdo, South Dakota and stayed at the Sioux Motel. Now it was your standard motel but instead of a hard full door, it was a damn screen door. It did have a tv with attena on it.

    Wild experience. Place is still open but they have doors now.
     
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  48. bigred77

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    How am I ever gunna recreate that trip with my family?
     
  49. Zebbie

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    I dunno but I wanna go tour that damn boat sometime
     
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