While I wouldn’t call Day 1 of our Salt Lake City road trip a disaster, it didn’t as planned. First, we got way into a overcooked. Then we came home to the Monster having an accident (totally not his fault he is a good monster). By the time we got to the Motel 6 in Baker City, it was after 6:00 am and we were beyond exhausted. Stephanie was nice enough to walk the puppies while I checked into the room. When we got into the room, we immediately went to sleep.
Errmmm, well not immediately. If you really want to piss off your tired wife tell her we need to take pictures for the blog before going to sleep after she has been awake for 24 hours
Why Motel 6?
I bet the first thing you thought when you saw we stayed at motel six was “why motel six?” In general, when we are on road trips we only care about three simple things. This things are 1) Is it pet friendly?; 2) Is it cheap?; 3) Is it clean?
Is it Pet Friendly?
On road trips chains like Motel 6, La Quinta, and Red Roof Inn are out best friends. All of these chains allow pets to stay free. This is an extremely huge deal. While looking for hotels for this trip we were dealing with hotels that claimed to be “pet friendly,” but would then charge $30 per pet per room. In some cases having the Bug and the Monster with us would actually be just as expensive as the actual room. Without chains like Motel 6 on a 3 night trip like this we could have been looking at spending around $150 just on pet fees. So when there are hotels that are close in price (when including pet fees), I like to give my business to the ones that don’t charge more for pets.
Is it Cheap?
When it comes to Motel 6 this is just a silly question. Motel 6 is always going to be one of the cheapest hotels in the area.
Is it Clean
This one is a little bit murky when it comes to Motel 6. For the most part they are relatively clean, but when they aren’t you miss big. If you are planning on staying at a Motel 6 it is extremely important to check the reviews first so you know what you are getting into.
The Motel 6 In Baker City is located right off Interstate 84. It is the perfect location if you have been driving and are looking for somewhere to crash for the night.
The room itself was clean but dated. It was painted in the exact same blue as the Motel Six signs that you see from the highway. Let me tell you that color is great for getting noticed from miles away, but not some much to create a relaxing restful atmosphere. It was loud. That being said at 6am and being up for almost 24 hours we didn’t care. The room itself consisted of a sofa that came from someones grandma’s house, a double, bed, a table, and a decent sized TV. Though at this point all we cared about was the bed. That being said I was so tired I can’t even remember whether the bed was actually comfortable, but I did sleep.
The room and the bathroom were both spotless. Despite everything being a bit old and out of date everything was well maintained.
One really cool thing about this Motel 6 is it has a miniature golf course! Stephanie and I love Mini-golf and if we didn’t sleep until the minute we had to check out we would have absolutely played a round. That being said if we did play Stephanie would have lost. She has only beat me once at mini golf and she loves to throw that in my face because she had to sink a hole in one on the last hole to beat me.
Like all Motel 6’s this one ended up being extremely cheap. We ended up paying $62.00 for the night including taxes. All of the hotel websites had the same price for this stay so i chose to book it through hotels.com as they have the best rewards program. After 10 stays booked on hotels.com you get your 11th free, basically it is like a 10% discount.
Motel 6 Baker City was a nice motel. Of course since we didn’t arrive until after 6:00 am we really weren’t too picky. But motel 6’s in general are great stays for road trips with pets. They are always convenient to the highway, pets always stay free, and they are always cheap.
Until next time. Let the deal be your guide!