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Motel 6 Bloomington - Indiana University

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  • Very good13%
  • Average15%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible46%
Motel 6 Bloomington is conveniently located 1 mile from Indiana University and also near restaurants and shopping. All modern smoke-free guest rooms have wood-effect flooring and free Wi-Fi. Micro-fridge units are available for a small fee.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Golf Course
Laundry Service
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
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Budget
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Location
Full view
51Somewhat walkable
Grade: 51 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Randy M
Chicago
31
Reviewed 23 Oct 2018
Avoid this hotel at any and all cost! We were guaranteed a room with two beds, a flat-screen tv, a phone etc. What we initially got was a stinky, dirty room with one bed, a tv best described as from the 1960's, and a tilted and potentially leaky toilet. We quickly asked to be placed into a clean room with two beds, per the reservation and got that...along with an odor that wreaked of puke, musk and bad B.O as well as another '60's era tv, that did NOT even work, as well as no phone service. Finally switched to a third room, but similar to the 2nd, with no working TV but plenty of odor and attitude from the staff, so we thankfully left this dreadful place. The 'manager' could not have been ruder or unpleasant and certainly not helpful. This property should be condemned as it offers nothing even close to "cheap" hotel standards...and the worst thing about it is it's not even that cheap on game weekends at IU. Suffice to say, I will never even considering returning to this rat trap dump. Arguably the worst hotel experience ever!
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Response from 6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 Bloomington - Indiana University
Responded 25 Oct 2018
Dear Randy, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable visit and apologize for any failure in following through on that commitment during your recent stay. We strive to provide a clean, comfortable stay and are disappointed your visit was unsatisfactory due to the odor concern you describe. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future.
Joel W
30
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018via mobile
Rooms reek of smoke, bugs crawling on bed. In terms of value, vastly overpriced.
Stay outside of Bloomington if you have to.

New management could fix this place. Put special paint on the walls to seal all the smoke smell into the walls, repaint the rooms, and provide adequate anti-bug actions and this would be a decent hotel. But not now. It’s a place to avoid.
Thank Joel W
Response from 6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 Bloomington - Indiana University
Responded 22 Aug 2018
Dear Joel, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds as though we did not perform to our usual standards in this case. We have procedures in place related to our pest policy that should have prevented the inconveniences you describe. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. Please accept our apologies that your stay was less than satisfactory. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future.
adbrandtllc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
20
Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
the room was in some disrepair. there was an odor in the room and the bathroom door did not shut all the way
Curtain rod was falling off the wall holes in the bedspread...etc.

the Check in was painless and Don was very helpful and pointed us to a good restaurant and give good directions to where we needed to go for the event we were attending.
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Response from 6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 Bloomington - Indiana University
Responded 22 Aug 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the maintenance and odor concerns you describe. Please know that the conditions you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards for quality and we apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. We invite you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future.
Tryanything1ce
Austin, Texas
1720
Reviewed 17 Aug 2018via mobile
Booked the room online before I flew in for a family medical emergency.
- Smelled musty which didn’t dissipate even after 10 hours (AC set to 65F degrees & both AC fan and bath fan were on constantly).
- Gap beneath the door was wide enough for rodents &/or snakes to enter.
- Floors appeared really dirty so I didn’t walk around barefoot.
- No shower curtain.
- Burn hole in top sheet, though sheets looked & felt laundered.
- TV reception grainy, however I left on as deterrent & for local AM news.
Why then did I stay? It was paid for; room availability scarce due to university students moving in; I only needed place to catch some shut eye & shower.
** Lessons learned: check out room immediately, if not acceptable, ask for different room or get refund.
Reception, however were really friendly!
Thank Tryanything1ce
Response from 6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 Bloomington - Indiana University
Responded 22 Aug 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds as though we did not perform to our usual standards in this case. Please know the conditions you describe are an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future.
KenL60089
Chicago
366147
Reviewed 8 May 2018
It's pretty bad. We arrived for IU graduation and had two rooms... one for my wife and I and one for her parents. Both rooms smelled like smoke even though every door has a sign on saying it's a state law that you can't smoke in the rooms. There are cigarette butts everywhere. We ended up getting new rooms and they were slightly less smoky but also really musty. I will say this on the positive side: The people are very nice. The location to the school and also the main streets to arrive and leave is very good. There is a quickie-mart/gas station nearby and a Steak & Shake across the street. There is coffee in the lobby. When we had an issue in the room, the man I spoke with in the lobby was on it very quickly. There is wifi here that seemed to be decent. On the bad side, the rooms are just really, really trashed. Everything looks warn. Walls are dirty, trim and molding are damaged, unmatched, etc. The floors were dirty. I got out of the shower and walked across the room and my feet were black. The TVs are old-school and giant... not flatscreens. There is a push-button phone in the room. Our toilet clogged (room 203... careful of that toilet) and I asked the guy in the lobby to help and he did... quickly. But then it clogged again so I just asked for a plunger which they gave me. I ended up plunging the toilet just every time the toilet was used which is not good. I realize it would probably be REALLY expensive to remodel a place of this size but it desperately needs some help. The shower worked well, the towels were clean, the staff was emptying trash cans and cleaning things up, etc. but I also saw them sitting outside smoking in a group right near the lobby which doesn't really give the place a good vibe and it makes you wonder if the rooms are smoky because the staff is smoking while they're cleaning. I would stay again now that I know what to expect but I would probably prefer somewhere else.
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YES, it is.... frightening, the rooms were up dated but, the people hanging out in front of the rooms were very scary, the pool was closed and we didn't feel safe inside or out... or leaving our car outside not being... More
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"Avoid this hotel at any cost!"
RandyM683
23 Oct 2018
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"Budget accommodation for fly by traveler."
satishkumarp2014
22 Jan 2018
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"Comfortable Stay"
424kadenc
14 Oct 2017
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"If your pet is traveling with you then you need to visit Motel 6"
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5 Jul 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$49 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesIndianaBloomington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
107
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