Pet-friendly Motel 6 is an economy chain with more than 1,400 locations in North America, making it the largest privately-owned hotel chain on the continent. With room rates starting as low as $40 a night, it's only fair that the amenities are a bit bare bones. But when you think about it, a hot cup of coffee, a bed, and a roof over your head are all you need when you're on the road. So go ahead and take that cross-country trip your pup has been asking about; Motel 6 will cover the essentials.
All locations allow two pets per room and require that their combined weight limit doesn't exceed 150lbs. They welcome both cats and dogs. The vast majority of locations don't charge a pet fee for well-behaved pets and service animals, but it's always best to play it safe and check Petswelcome.com before booking because a few locations require a nominal fee. Pets must be attended to at all times, and dogs must be leashed in common areas. Motel 6 also asks that pets are not present when housekeeping comes to clean the room.
About Motel 6
Motel 6 is happy to accommodate you and your pet, and with over 1,000 pet-friendly locations in the United States, you're bound to find a room for you and your furry friend. Though Motel 6's pet policies are relatively consistent, there are a few discrepancies between locations and a couple of rules to follow when you have a pet with you. But don't fret! Petswelcome.com has the specific pet policies of every hotel.
“Motel 6 is happy to accommodate you and your pet, and with over 1,000 pet-friendly locations in the United States, you're bound to find a room for you and your furry friend.”
Motel 6 has received mixed reviews from Petswelcome.com users. Some guests have had pleasant experiences, remarking on the friendly staff, homey decor, and spacious outdoor areas for dog walking. On the other hand, some have sworn off the chain entirely, saying their rooms were filthy and that they felt unsafe during their stay. With such drastic variation in quality, it’s of utmost importance to check the reviews of your desired location on Petswelcome.com before booking. Despite the handful of bad experiences, our reviewers were fairly generous when rating the chain, for which they gave four stars for human and pet friendliness, as well as overall value.
The chain was founded back in 1962 by two building contractors who wanted to create a lodging that all Americans could afford. William Becker and Paul Greene followed through on their initial vision and set the price at $6 per night, which is where Motel 6 gets its iconic name. In recent years, Motel 6 has undergone a complete renovation known as the "Phoenix Project." Rooms have been remodeled to be more energy-efficient and easy to clean, which keeps the consumer cost low, just like the chain's founders intended. The revamp even garnered Travel & Leisure magazine's design award for Best Large Hotel.
When you stay at Motel 6, you're also supporting a bevy of charitable actions. That's because G6 Hospitality, Motel 6's parent company, supports local communities through philanthropy and in-kind donations. They also make contributions to veteran organizations and hold hiring initiatives for our troops who have fought overseas. That means you and your pet can sleep soundly, knowing that your dollar is going towards the greater good.