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When it comes to travel, my toddler’s favorite part typically is the long car ride (because he sleeps most of the time) and the hotel stay! He has a passion for travel just like his Mommy and really loves an adventure to be somewhere different.
As I was preparing to head to West Palm Beach, Florida for the 2017 Brickfest Convention and also follow a long time personal quest for answers in to my past, I had no idea what the area held as far as accommodations. With some luck, Motel 6 was able to accommodate us with a quick time frame and get us in a location that was central to all the directions of Palm Beach County we needed to travel.
The Motel 6 we selected was located at 1310 W Lantana Rd, Lantana, FL 33462. It was dead smack in the middle of Delray Beach and West Palm Beach, the places we would be traveling most over the course of three days.
When we pulled in, we quickly noticed that it had some great places for quick grabs around them, including a Publix grocery store, McDonalds, Dollar General, CVS, and a Dunkin’ Donuts. It was immediately off the main interstate so that made our travels quite easy.
The staff was courteous and prompt and check in was pretty fast. I was able to pay each day the $4.99 + tax for internet for the room, while on the road working, it is essential. The password would change each day so paying daily is the only way to go.
I do like that parking passes are given out, this will help avoid loitering. This particular hotel does accommodate travelers with pets as well. The walls do not seem thin at all, but one night we did hear a dog howling uncontrollably.
When we first walked in, we noticed how clean and tidy it was. As Motel 6 is an affordable way to rest your eyes as you travel, not much is needed but it had an updated television, clean bathroom, table, cold flowing air conditioner, desk space, and wooden floors which is much preferred over carpet!
From my son’s point of view, “Everything was awesome”, even though he felt a little snug in a Queen bed with the two of his parents. He loved the sparkling blue pool, the bounce in the bed for goofing off, and the floor space to play with his toys.
Close by (Right out our door) was the pool, around the corner we had easy access to the ice machine and laundry if needed. Free coffee was available in the front office each morning as well.
Our favorite parts of the hotel were the ease of checking out, how central it was to everything we needed to drive to, and that it was quiet at night and during the day as well. There is some room for improvement when it comes to the particular location and I guess that would be related to staff more so than Motel 6 itself. My husbands biggest complaint was that when we arrived there were no towels or wash clothes available in the room, when we did request these items, they came with hairs stuck to them that we had to pluck out.
Since we were staying two nights only, I was not as concerned about a full clean up but the room was not cleaned until nearly 4pm the next day (around check in time) and the floor was left very wet, to where one could easily slip if not careful. We used a towel to dry it up as fast as possible so the kiddo would not go skiing across the room after his trip to the pool.
The bed itself, while comfortable, did show cigarette burns in the overlay cover as well as the mattress itself, seeing as it was designated as a no smoking room, this should perhaps be updated.
As Summer heats up and travel near the beaches is a top priority, Motel 6 certainly is an affordable #ThrillsNotFrills way to rest your head, while not a resort, it certainly is comfortable for families with kids and pets. Find a Motel 6 next your next travel destination. Motel 6 offers the lowest price of any national chain!
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.