The Motel 6 in Beeville, Texas, featured a mouse under the covers, a bed bug infestation, mould, stained carpets, constantly refilling toilets, broken doors, missing/ broken TV remotes all for the price of $99 a night.
We arrived at the Motel 6 after a long day on the road. We came for the TexasMile.
The door seemed jammed, tough to get it to open. The room is dirty but serviceable, the TV is already on. There is no remote. There is no visible controls for the TV.
What is that sound every 10 seconds? Oh the toilet is broken and constantly refilling itself. Grab onto the lid to take a look, and discover that it's broken as well.
We go to the office where they give us a new remote, that WE have to program ourselves. We give up after numerous attempts. Turns out there are hidden controls on the TV at least.
We get some sleep on our first night by listening to our iPod's all night long. We let them know our issues at the front desk.
After a long day at the track, we return to our room to see some of our issues have been dealt with. We now have a working TV remote. The toilet tank lid has been replaced, by one from a different toilet - that is comically smaller. Ironically, the smaller size allows more toilet refilling noise to fill the room.
We find a post it note with some other Motel 6 room issues:
127 Latch Broken & Vanity Light
201 phone not working
So at least we can't visually see any mould in our room. Who knows what is lurking in our room we can't see. We're about to find out.
My brother wakes up screaming at 4 in the morning thinking a cockroach is in his bed. We turn on the lights to discover not a cockroach, but a MOUSE.
I grab my phone and take a picture. In our sleep-addled state we are unable to catch the MOUSE, but see it dart under the bed. We decide not to investigate what else is under there.
We show front desk our MOUSE photo, but unfortunately there are no rooms we can move into that night. We spend the rest of our time in the room fully dressed with our socks pulled up over our pants.
The next day our stuff is moved out of the room while we wait for a new room to become available. After another long day at the track, we go to the front desk to inquire about our new room. The guy working the front desk thinks the MOUSE was funny, and asks us "if we fed him any cheese." This was not appreciated.
Our new room was still disgusting, stained carpet, holes in the blankets, but at least there was a chance no rodents were under the bed. After asking to speak to the manager, who was off for the weekend, we were comped a single night.
We packed up the next morning and went to the track before continuing on our road trip
The next morning I woke up to discover tiny bite marks all over my body. Someone advised that they were most probably bed bug bites. Days later they continue to itch and have begin to swell.
So to reiterate- the Motel 6 in Beeville, Texas, featured a mouse under the covers, a bed bug infestation, mold, stained carpets, constantly refilling toilets, broken doors, missing/ broken TV remotes all for $99 a night.
After visiting this motel I have PTSD and still feel bugs on me - and now have to throw away everything we brought with us on our trip.
What do you think would make us ever visit a Motel 6 again? What would compensate us for the horrible experience we had at your establishment? I sent a letter to Motel 6 Guest Relations, and got a form letter back passing the buck " This is an independently owned franchised property, owned by Mr. Rajan Bhakta - thank you for taking the time to express your concerns."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel 6 Beeville is located on US 181 about 50 miles northwest of Corpus Christi. Shopping, dining and entertainment are nearby. All guest rooms are smoke free with a modern look and free Wi-Fi. Outdoor pool, and picnic area with bbq grills on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beeville Motel 6
- Beeville Motel Six
- Motel Six Beeville
- Motel 6 Beeville Texas