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August 31, 2005
This chain has drawbacks, though. The maintenance level varies from one Motel 6 to another. In the past year alone, I've stayed in locations that were well-kept, so-so, and really needed work on either room repairs or grounds keeping. Before you book a room at Motel 6, the thing you should decide is whether or not you're willing to take a chance with such drawbacks in order to save money. If you're not, don't even try to stay in a Motel 6. There's no sense of luxury here, and you're not going to return home from your vacation feeling like you've "pampered yourself." Unless you're a budget-minded person, you'd really be happier somewhere else.
Now, for the specifics… The motel at 195 E. Tropicana Ave. is the chain's largest property, with over 600 rooms. It's really, truly within comfortable walking distance of the Strip. This property has a nice pool, and even a little on-site store selling snacks, newspapers, and souvenirs. For sightseers, I would recommend trying this Motel 6 first.
Almost as close to the Strip is the property at 5085 S. Industrial Rd. It's not as well maintained, it only has 139 rooms, and the walk to the Strip involves climbing the I-15 overpass. Still, for a budget motel, that's not a bad location if the other one is filled up.
The third property, at 4125 Boulder Hwy, is really way out of the way for a sightseer, even with a rental car. It's good for people like me, with business elsewhere in town. This location successfully avoids traffic jams and pedestrian hordes. ALWAYS call ahead or check the price via the internet. For the Labor Day weekend, the highest rates mentioned in their published directory don't top $65. In actuality, the rate at all three properties is $80! Now, that's not "budget" anymore!
From journal Budget Accommodations in Las Vegas
by Wildcat Dianne
December 29, 2002
Motel 6 is located near the Strip on Tropicana, a short walk to the Excalibur and Luxor casinos. Erika and I walked through those places on our way back to Motel 6 every night.
Our room was big and clean, with a TV for when we did get back to our room to crash after a day of gambling and shopping on the Strip. The main office was a short walk away, and the staff was courteous and quick in getting us checked in and out and answering questions.
You don't need a glitzy hotel or casino just to sleep in while visiting Vegas. Motel 6 is plain and simple and near the important sights.
From journal The Fernstrom sisters go wild in Vegas!