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“No issues, good value for the price”
Review of Motel 6 Petaluma

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Motel 6 Petaluma
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Petaluma
British Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“No issues, good value for the price”
Reviewed 21 July 2011

We stayed here as it was inexpensive. The front desk staff were very helpful. Told us where Olive Garden was and how to get there. There was a pool right by our room but we didn't use it. Room was clean. Perfect for a place to rest your head.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2011

We arrived, dropped off the cat and off to our friends house for dinner. Returned and was shocked. Feces in the toilet (my cat isn't toilet trained) beer can behind the bed, mold behind the sink faucet, non smoking room smelled of heavy old smoke and the bed spread had over a dozen burn marks. A decent sized foreign object that left us wondering.

Both my husband's eyes immediately turned red and started to hurt. His skin also had a reaction and he isn't usually prone to respond harshly to irritants.

Other clients definitely left one to wonder what they were up to. We didn't feel safe to have 2 small children or a car of personal items at this Motel 6.

They weren't going to reimburse us until I threatened to get the police to come and investigate about how many drug addicts were checked in that night. Miraculously they refunded my money after that.

Bottom line: you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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traveler1243
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2009

We stopped at this Motel 6 just to sleep the night and continue our long drive. Even for the cheaper rate, this place is NOT worth it. There was a blood stain on the comforter, a questionable hair on the remote, and the counter had names carved in it. Needless to say, we slept fully clothed with no sheets or pillowcases and left immediately in the morning.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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SLO, california
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2009

Me and my husband read all the reviews of this place and of course we were a bit scared, but in our experience all Motel 6's are the same. We decided to go for it, since the price was good and all we needed was a shower and a bed.
We had no problems whatsoever! Like other reviewers were saying - the room was a bit smokey smelling and that is kind of odd since it was a non-smoking room. I still don't understand that issue. But overall, the room was clean and the maids did not wake us up at 7 am - let alone 9 am to say "room service!" - which is awesome!
If you are just looking for a bed to rest your head, go for it. It's not bad.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Santa Cruz, CA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2009

Room was clean, staff was courteous, they complied with my request for a quiet-ish room on the 2nd floor, near the stairs. WiFi for $3 per day. Room had a bit of a musty smell, typical of cheaper Motel 6es. There was some noise from outside, but if you're a sound sleeper you'll do okay. This was the best value I could find for a trip to Point Reyes, a reasonably short drive via D street in Petaluma.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2009

This is not a bad place, but it's not too good either.
The room was big and nice, and the bed was perfect. On the other hand, most of the towels smelled from cigarettes, although it was a no smoking room. And the blankets had cigarette holes in them.
No breakfast here, and the coffee is not really drinkable.
Not a disaster if you don't have anything else available, but i'm sure it's possible to find a better place around at the similar price.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2009

My hubby and I overnighted at the Motel 6 in Petaluma, California at the end of July 2009. The hotel ammenities themselves were very basic. Being on a budget and just passing through, we thought we were getting a good deal.

After we checked in late afternoon and went to dinner, someone stole a few items from my hubby's suitcase. We're pretty sure it was a tag-team of two cleaners. Though we reported the theft to the hotel management both by email and postal mail, we've heard nothing from them.

Sad that people resort to stealing from passers-by in their own hometown. G'uess we learned the hard ward--better pay a bit more and have peace of mind, or if you do go cheap--take everything with you, in your car, whenever you leave your room... Safer that way.

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  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Motel 6 Petaluma
Address: 1368 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954-1115
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Petaluma
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Petaluma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Petaluma 2*
Number of rooms: 121
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