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“This Motel 6 A Nice Suprise”
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Motel 6 Oceanside
Ranked #22 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
Prineville, Oregon
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16 reviews
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“This Motel 6 A Nice Suprise”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

OK, so I have never stayed at a Motel 6 before because I thought the walls would be as thin as the towels and sheets most budget hotels use. This motel was a nice surprise. The room was recently remodeled and very clean (and the towels were fluffy.) The floors are laminated hardwood, which are nice looking, but at first put me off until I considered they were much cleaner than carpet. I was on the top floor in an end room, so it was quiet and if there was someone in the room next to me, I didn’t hear them. It has cable, internet, and a pool. The staff was cheery and helpful. AND, across the street is Starbucks! In addition, a block down is a drug store, dollar store, thrift store, and TJMax. Everything is very handy. My only complaint was the door. While secure, it did not have a good seal so I put a towel against the bottom of it to keep out the cool night air. It is not a luxury hotel, but for the money, it is the best in Oceanside.

Room Tip: Room 339 is very quite. Top floor, end room away from highway.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Huntington, Indiana, USA
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Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

We had a 3 night stay while visiting our daughter & family in Oceanside. Our room was recently updated with new manufactured wood floors, new vanity and sink, new flat screen TV and refreshed bathroom. The bed was comfortable and clean. Our particular room was located on an outside corner and as such was rather noisy of an evening because of the busy intersection just outside. We awake early to start our day and are disappointed that coffee isn't available until 7:00 AM, but Starbucks next door appreciates our early morning business. As long as our daughter lives where she does and the Motel 6 doesn't change, we will return for another visit.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

The shower was filthy and the room smelled awful. The gentleman at the front desk didn't speak English, so when I called the front desk and said we didn't need maid service, the message wasn't relayed and the maids walked in to the room while we were still sleeping. The snacks (candy) in the vending machine is completely outdated and stale. The only reason I have it one star is because of the sweet, professional young lady that checked us in, and because its in a good location.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Huntington, Indiana, USA
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

When first arrived, our assigned room was not very well cleaned or prepared. Our bed had an old torn sheet, exposing the mattress. There was hair in and around the sink. The bedspread was soiled. And there was no stopper in the sink. A few calls to the front desk brought an employee with another sheet and a bottle of disinfectant to clean the sink. The next day a stopper was dropped into the sink, but not installed. (I installed it a day later.) The only breakfast amenity offered was morning coffee, but at 6:55am it still was not available. Across the street was a Starbucks we visited regularly as we started our days early. After occupying the room, the maids did service it well, straightening the bed and providing clean towels each day. The bed was made with clean sheets every other day. The only shower amenity was a small bar of soap. The shower towels were the size of hand towels at an upscale hotel. We were visiting our daughter and her family who live very close to this facility, which is why we were attracted to this motel. We could actually walk to and from her condo everyday. Not having stayed in a Motel 6 before, we found it to be a true budget experience.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Salt Lake City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

I had to move my daughter from Utah to California because she had married a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. We had to meet him at this Motel 6 because their apartment wouldn't be ready until the next day.

We didn't arrive until almost midnight. From the outside it looks like your typical Motel 6, but once inside it was horrible. It was dirty, the beds were terrible, the sheets were dirty, and the blankets had holes in them. Because it is right next to the freeway, the road noise was very loud. I literally didn't sleep a wink all night! There were also a lot of questionable people hanging around in the parking lot. The person at the front desk was not helpful and very rude.

I stay in a lot of motels and hotels and usually I am very forgiving and tolerant. However, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

The Motel 6 is located directly by the exit of Highway 76, so it is really easy to get to. The downside: It is very noisy, especially in the rooms facing the highway. My room was on the 3rd floor...kinda quiet..but it was very, very basic. Very little furniture, just the tv, plain walls, not a single decorative item...not even a picture. There was no coffee-maker, no hairdryer, not even soap in the bathroom. The room was just big enough for a solo traveller. If a couple were to stay there, it would get crowded. The room was very clean, though. The carpet had actually been steam-cleaned the day I checked in. Wireless internet was available at a charge of 2,99$ per day. Staff was very friendly. Various fast food restaurants are just across the street. So for a one-night stay this place is just fine.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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137 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Not just "often" but over many years. This property has its ups and downs but I believe is now on an "up." The staff were uniformly friendly, and the property seemed safer than it had in the past. The location is terrific, just off Hwy 78 and easily seen from the road, though this means extra room noise. The price is fine for the area, and there is coffee (nothing else) in the lobby from 7 AM. Easy walking distance to fast food, and no more than five minutes' drive to lots and lots of shops. Typical Motel 6.

Here are some things I didn't like too much: most places now have free WiFi, but Motel 6 still charges $2.99 a day. The bandwidth is limited and when things get too congested, the signal drops, after which you lose your website and are redirected to Motel 6 home page. What's up with that? Cheaper motels than this offer free WiFi, also considering that this "no frills" chain doesn't have things like shampoo available. Water in the bathroom tap came out in a needle spray so restricted that it is actually hard to wash hands. The shower however was "OK."

I will keep staying there as long as they stay open and don't start raising prices too much. It's really a decent value.

Room Tip: To minimize noise, try for the corridor linking the one side facing the surface road and the other...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Motel 6 Oceanside
Address: 3708 Plaza Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056-4621
Region: United States > California > Oceanside
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Oceanside 2*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property has 136 rooms is three stories and has one elevator. We have a pool and guest laundry facility on property. Our property is WI-Fi capable for a fee. We do have a strict 21 and over check in age policy and all adults 18 and over must provide ID. Staff is friendly, rooms are clean and we provide off-duty/retired police officers as night security. ... more   less 
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