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Motel 6 Austin Central - South/Univ of Texas
Ranked #148 of 199 Hotels in Austin
Palm Springs, California, United States
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60 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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“Expect Little and you won't be disappointed”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have never stayed at a motel 6 before so was slightly shocked how basic it is.

The people on reception were pretty friendly and gave me a room as soon as I arrived at Midday.

The rooms are seriously basic - no pictures on the wall, cheap laminate wood flooring, really poor quality towels and bedding. In fact - I would say the room was depressing !!

I got a room at the back of the building which is definitely quieter than the front which directly faces the freeway.

Despite this being a no-smoking hotel - my room absolutely stunk of cigarette smoke.

There are no facilities at this hotel - you can get free coffee at the reception but you will need to drive to get anything else.
They also do not provide any shampoo etc and have no vending machines ( assuming that is a Motel 6 policy).
One thing I would seriously question was hygiene - I found old wash clothes and magazines in one of the drawers ( I hate to think what that was about !!) and the place generally did not feel clean.

This place is fine if there are 4 of you and u just need somewhere to sleep overnight.
$90 on a Saturday night - this place is expensive for what you get.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Clean room, no carpet (which is great). No frills. Decent decor...kind of European. Downside- on a very loud highway. If you need a lot of sleep, this is not the place for you. You will wake up with every honk of the horn or tractor trailer that drives past.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

For the price and location I totally believe that this motel is 100% worth the price. The rooms are very clean and the service is very nice and super organized. Everyone was very helpful and the facility was well kept.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Bend
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

I travel for business about 150 night per year and this has to be one of the cleanest most well kept motel 6 I have ever stayed at. Rooms all remodeled inside and outside the hotel is pristine. The location is great and close as well. Staff here is well trained for sure.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Laredo, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I took my daughter to go see Imagine Dragons at the Frank Erwin Center there in Austin but little would I have known that Cedar Fever would hit me. After the concert I would not make it back alive the way I was feeling and at the last minute I checked in by a nice associate there who gave me a room. Not bad at all it was very decent especially for last minute check in. But I liked it...it was right next to I-35 (main highway) and the people there for very nice.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

The employees Michael, Angel, Gina are very accomodating, friendly,courteous, and just plain nice. Makes one feel like they matter. Milton the manager trained them well. His employees represent him and Motel 6 the way it should be. I travel alot for work and have frequented this motel for many many years. Will continue to do so . 2 thumbs up for management and staff!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012

But if you want to stay more than two days? Run...

The room was as plain as you could possibly get. The hardwood floors were almost put in as fast as possible (maybe they raced?). I didn't walk on it after I took a shower, instead scooted across the floor with my towel. After getting in bed, the towel was black on the side touching the floor.

Comforter was something from a garage sale, clean, but I had to laugh at it... and speaking of garage sale, I think the TV came from one. I swear, it's not worth $5. The REMOTE was worth more. It was about a 12 inch tube TV from the 1990s.

There was no shampoo, conditioner, one bar of soap. The shower did have good pressure but the way the show curtain was installed, much of the water found itself on the floor. Pretty amazing actually.

If you want a place to just crash for the night, it's fine. If you want a place to stay a couple of days? No way in hell. I guess since they put stone on the outside of the hotel instead of the old basic look they up'ed the price $10-15? The lady at the front desk was VERY nice. That was the one thing that was good about this Motel 6. Of course, it's Motel 6 so why should I expect too much :)

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Motel 6 Austin Central - South/Univ of Texas
Address: 5330 North Interregional Highway, I-35 at Exits #238-A/238-B, Austin, TX 78751
Region: United States > Texas > Austin > Hyde Park
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #148 of 199 Hotels in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Austin Central - South/Univ of Texas 2*
Number of rooms: 115
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