When I arrived, after dark, the outside lights were not on!! I had specifically called to say I am a female traveling solo, with a dog, and asked SPECIFICALLY if this was a safe location, would it be lit up outside at night, and would there be a place to walk my dog. I was assured, by a female employee, yes, on all counts. Upon arrival, the lights were not on and I couldn't even tell if the building was the Motel 6. Honestly, it looked like a rehab hospital. The parking lot extremely confusing. There were at least 20 "handicapped" parking spaces, which is why I thought it was a hospital. No Motel 6 sign at the entrance. No sign at the entrance at all. The Motel 6 sign was on top of the building, in the back, next to a skeevy bar. The place was CRAWLING with police!!! I figured I would go in and ask someone where the Motel 6 is. I left my dog in the car, locked it, and ran inside a building I was not even sure was a hotel. A guy in the parking lot, smoking, yelled at me for parking in a handicapped space. Honestly, there was no one else around who needed to park one of the TWENTY handicapped spots! I was a woman alone, and it was dark. That's my "handicap", I'm parking there!! I asked the front desk clerk about the police and was told there had been a power failure around 3 pm that day, and they were checking every room, stairwell and the elevators. Oh joy. This did NOT make me feel reassured, except for the fact that they were police! The clerk asked her associate to turn on the outside lights. They had not automatically come on at dark, because of the power outage, she explained. The female desk clerk said she'd been in law enforcement herself for over 20 years. She then walked to my car with me, helped me with my dog and luggage, and went with me while I re-parked my car. Two police officers rode up in the elevator with me, but didn't escort me to my actual room. I was scared to death. I stayed in my room all night and didn't leave AND didn't sleep! Thankfully the dog didn't need to pee or poop all night! But if he had, I would have let him go on the floor. I'm not even kidding. I was that freaked out. The next morning, I walked the dog around the very unpleasant and ugly parking lot. There were a zillion construction workers around, and tons of construction going on all around the hotel. The room, like I said in the title, was very nice for $69 a night. It had been renovated recently and seemed pretty good for the price. The property itself on the inside was halfway decent. The outside was literally under the
I-95 overpass!! Literally. I walked my dog under it!!!!! I suppose you could say wow, how convenient, but i just found it unpleasant. As a woman traveling alone, I'd think twice about staying at this place. If I hadn't HAPPENED to show up, coincidentally, on the one night the place was under investigation/surveillance by the entire Springfield PD, I would have been very UNcomfortable there. If it wasn't for the police being there, I probably would have left and just kept driving to South Carolina! Who cares about a refund. Not safe. NOT SAFE. Oh, the place reeked of cigarette smoke all night. It was seeping through the walls from adjacent rooms. Awful. I didn't sleep at all. The desk clerk is a hero and should be commended. Would have liked to get her name, but I was so scared I forgot to ask. I'd like to thank her, she was wonderful. Motel 6 Springfield, VA is lucky to have her. I'd give three stars for the room, but I don't want to be misleading. If you're a woman traveling alone, don't go here. ALL of the other guests were men. I guess there was one family, I didn't hang around long enough to find out.. it looked like there was a family with kids and a dog. But other than that, it was all single men, and at least one of them LIVES at the hotel. The one who yelled at me in the parking lot!
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