This Motel 6 is by far the nicest Motel 6 I have ever spent the night in! I was truly shocked the minute I walked through the front door ... the carpet felt soft, the walls were textured, there were paintings and decorative mirrors on the walls, and everything in the room worked perfectly! Having stayed at Motel 6 for the last 20 years or so I knew not to expect any luxuries, however this room gives other significantly more expensive hotels a run for their money!
I stayed in an "accessible" non-smoking king room ... essentially a room designed to accommodate the needs of those in wheelchairs. I chose an "accessible" room to minimize my chance of staying in a room impregnated with smoke. Not sure if that strategy helped, however my room was 100% smoke odor free ... an absolute first at a Motel 6. Once or twice over the course of a two day stay (and it was a very long two day stay since I was holed in waiting out Hurricane Sandy) I smelled the faintest hint of smoke from an adjoining room or the sidewalk, however it was barely noticeable.
The staff was super friendly, and shared with everyone the snacks they purchased in anticipation of the hurricane. The parking lot is huge with large parking spaces and lots of light. During the hurricane my room stayed dry as a bone (on the first floor), and I never heard a whistle of air come past the door or window. Regarding the windows I would prefer a window that opens, however I realize that Motel 6 keeps the cost extra low by minimizing maintenance, in which case I completely understand. Plus a window that opens on the first floor of a motel is a bit of a security risk.
The bed was super comfortable, all sheets and pillow cases were bright white and crisp, all towels were spotless, and the shower curtain was cloth. The motel is located right off the highway, the property is surrounded by trees and grass, and there are LOTS of good restaurants & a mall nearby. TV and remote worked perfectly and there were plenty of outlets for plugging stuff in. Have to agree with other posts that the "triangle" desk wasn’t ideal ... the tiny bit of space it saved & the more "open" feel it provided weren't worth the un-ergonomic feel of working against a curved surface with not much surface area ... but it's a very small bone to pick. Water pressure not so great and the showerhead was average, however I took a super long shower because I shave in the shower and the water was steaming hot the whole time, probably close to 25 minutes ... nice. Good stuff: almost every single light outside each room worked, the bed spread looked brand new (no joke), there was a suitcase stand already in the room (actually had to ask for one at a hotel whose name rhymes with chariot), and the a/c didn't blow directly onto the desk area.
Good - clean, white insulated foam on the sink valves and drain pipe.
Not so good - the a/c runs continuously regardless of the setting (although that's also kind of good cause it nicely masks any highway noise if you're on the Rte. 3 side of the hotel).
Good - electric heating in the room is silent! Actually great in the winter.
Not so good – lack of a clock radio … but it’s a Motel 6 so I understand.
Good - could BARELY hear anything going on in any of the four rooms surrounding mine.
Good - free, hot coffee in the morning.
Not so good - only powdered creamer.
Good - clean microwave in the lobby, vending machines, VERY clean washer and dryer.
Not so good - room lighting wasn't as bright as Arizona in July ... but hey, it's nice to chill.
Good - lots of chrome and it sparkled!!
Not so good - ash tray in room with no-smoking sign on the bottom of it ... I understand why they do it, but it still bugs me for some reason.
Good - tub drained perfectly (OK, I'm starting to stretch a bit, but who likes to take a shower in a river!?!?!?!? It's actually happened to me enough times to think of ... sad ... very sad.
Not so good - can't think of any more ... this is a really good room for the price ... and I should know since I've stayed at some of the sleaziest places you could possibly imagine, as well as some pretty nice spots ... nothing over $300 per night, but that's not chump change, ya know? As a matter of fact I once stayed in this super cool hotel in NYC with a slick lobby and an enclosed courtyard to die for and a really modern lounge but the room was so small you could BARELY walk between the full size (not queen) bed and the wall - no joke! And get this - you couldn't close the bathroom door if you were already sitting down - your knees would be in the way!! How funny!! But then again Nashua, NH aint Manhattan. Oh well, I digress.
Bottom line is that Motel 6 Nashua South is THE PLACE to stay if you want to save some cash for a nice dinner. Oh, forgot to mention one KEY POINT - driveway can't accommodate tractor trailers - nuff said.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel 6 Nashua South is Located off US 3 near Pheasant Lane Mall, Holman Stadium, and Silver Lake State Park. Our guest rooms have a modern look and Wi-Fi available a nominal fee. Coin laundry facility on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Motel 6 Nashua South Hotel Nashua
- Red Roof Inn Nashua
- Nashua Red Roof Inn