We are a couple with one 16yo child, visiting Melbourne for a function at the showground. Footscray Motor Inn is very well located, close to the showground and close to the Footscray shops.
Although the outside of the building looks a bit dated and in need of a tidy up, the room was brand new renovated with king size bed and a single bed and new bathroom. Very nice room.
Booked over the phone and had to pay with credit card over the phone. When we arrived, I was asked for a $200 cash deposit because the receptionist said that my credit Mastercard was an eftpos card and not a credit card. This is not true, since I get charged interest if I do not pay the credit card off by the end of the month.
Anyway, just lucky that I had $200 cash and yes they gave it back when I left with no drama. So beware.
We stayed here a few years ago and I dont think anything has been done to the place since then.
We were in an upstairs room and could hear people talking for most of the night. Noisy, early rising neighbours were the icing on the cake.The bed was fine, the pillows flat and uncomfortable. Curtains had holes and lamps are well past their prime.
The bricks in the carpark and around the garden have lifted and are a broken mess. Am amazed a business is able to get away with this as the area is dimly lit at night and a 'minefield' to negotiate.
No expects a palace but it is obvious this place is falling into disrepair with little attention being paid to any of the problems.
Check in was terrible. Arrived at 12am and told my card had declined so apparently cancelled booking. and no rooms available i had pre booked months in advance. i had emailed 3 days before and called the day before also. 30 minutes of trying to work out what to do and they magically had a room available. Room was old and dirty. Noisy and dusty and the door hardly shut. Complex was very dirty. no idea what wifi was like as noone told me about it. don't know about restuarant either. no info no compendium anywhere.
Great location if you want to be near the showgrounds. Friendly staff, room was good for the price. Clean and comfortable bed. Out dated furniture but who really cares about a desk and wardrobe. Will be staying again.
Location great! Easy to find and easy parking spaces to move to and from.
Smelly motel, staff not welcoming, stairs to rooms uneven and not safe.
Room was shabby and could hear everything that was going on outside the room