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“If it just needs to be cheap....”
Review of Motel 6 Kalamazoo

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Motel 6 Kalamazoo
Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Kalamazoo
Reviewed 25 September 2011

Rundown and cheap hotel, hygiëne is not their strong point...

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

Poorly updated rooms, light fixture non-functional, light fixture falling off wall, property looks derelict. It was July and the pool was closed - actually the pool complex looked like it had been closed for years! For the first time ever my bed was short-sheeted! Pictures of the room on websites have to be staged or are the few rooms that seem to be occupied by family. TV was semi-broken: the tint of the picture was green and there were no controls to adjust.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

When staying here this spring , found the room was not clean ......called the office and they sent someone to clean countertop and wash window. After I returned home, I called and talked with manager. His attitude, and the condition of the room, convinced me that I will never stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

When I travel I always look for a budget motel. Most are clean and no-frills and suit my needs. I checked into this one at 9:30 PM and found the parking lot to be dimly lit. The room was really bare bones - right down to the linoleum floor (that was sticky to walk on). My computer plug wouldn't stay in the outlet. The bed sagged and the mattress was old and filthy...whoever said this hotel has been renovated in the past 18 months wasn't talking about the beds. My booking WAS for 3 nights, but I only stayed one (primarily because it was late and I was too tired to look for another room in town).
I won't stay here again....

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 February 2011

This is a clean,'' no frills" motel and half the price of motels with amenities. The rooms and check-in areas have been renovated within the last 18 months.
We've stayed here several times while working at a Kalamazoo trade show, and found the management to be friendly and helpful.
A couple of years ago we unknowingly left an expensive item in the room. They contacted us to make arrangements to mail the item to us.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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nate269, Sales Department at Motel 6 Kalamazoo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2011

Dear Happyfeet46;

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Motel 6 #4437 Kalamazoo. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Your comments are highly valuable to us as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

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Reviewed 2 January 2011

I've read the prior reviews, and was even warned off by another hotel service in the area, but I found that there was some effort to renovate the hotel room. It was a garish orange with cold, large-tile floors, barren and stripped down, not exactly in the line of comfort, but it was 'clean'. Definitely no-frills. The flush handle of the commode did not work, so I had to remove the back of the toilet to flush it. The mattress was clean without any signs of infestation, but the sheets were the barest excuse for actual sheets. There was a lot of traffic of people going past my window and door in the night, which was especially troublesome given the few numbers of cars there. The air/heat did work fine and there was no overtly offensive odor to the room. It wasn't stale or laden with tobacco odors. The worst part in the morning was having my door banged on my housekeeping at 10 am. I told them to go away, and they just kept banging and banging. I called the front desk; they said they would handled it and I could have until noon, but the banging kept going and the man was even laughing. In the end the woman at the front counter basically said I was making it up. I'm a long time Motel 6 user, but this one goes down as the worst, even with the attempts to renovate and improve. Motel 6 needs to pull the name off this one. Any pluses? Well, the WiFi was free and moved at about the pace of a 4-6 on a scale of 10.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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nate269, Guest Relations Manager at Motel 6 Kalamazoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2011

Dear TravT:

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Motel 6 #4437 Kalamazoo. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

At Motel 6, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Your comments about our housekeeping staff are most troubling, and we will address them with our staff in order to prevent further occurrence.
We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future.

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Reviewed 16 August 2010

Stayed in this motel as a stop off on the last leg between Toronto and Chicago of a 3400-mile round road trip (so I have a good experience of staying in motels!)
Quite simply this was the worst place - the room was apparently non-smoking though smelt of bad stale smoke, the extractor fan in the bathroom sounded like an industrial unit that was so noisy, likewise the air conditioning unit and generally not very clean.
Complained at the front desk the next morning (was actually asked how was the stay!) and though sympathetic just offered me 15% discount on my next stay which I kindly declined! I was told that the motel would be renovated...hopefully other future reviewers may comment¹

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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nate269, Sales Department at Motel 6 Kalamazoo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2010

Thank you for your review of Motel 6 Kalamazoo. Since your stay, we have made significant progress with our renovations which are nearing completion. Our maintenance person has also been working on making sure all of the AC units are in proper working order. We would like to invite you to return on your next visit to Kalamazoo so you can personally experience our fully renovated rooms.

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Additional Information about Motel 6 Kalamazoo

Address: 3704 Vanrick Dr, I-94 at Exit 80/Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-0807
Region: United States > Michigan > Kalamazoo County > Kalamazoo
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Kalamazoo
Price Range: £42 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Kalamazoo 2*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel 6 Kalamazoo features 104 spacious guestrooms each with private bathroom and the guests choice of bed type and smoking preference. Kids 17 and under and pets stay for free. Included in the rate is free wireless internet, free morning coffee served in the lobby, free HBO, ESPN, plus 70 more cable channels, and unlimited free local calls. A guest coin laundry and vending machines are available. Also available at a nominal fee are microwaves, fridges, and copy/fax service. Motel 6 Kalamazoo is the best value and has the lowest price of any national chain. ... more   less 
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