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Old 05-05-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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My kids and I always stay at a Super 8 when traveling. Every one that we have been to has had a pool (important for the kids) and cont. breakfast. We didn't start out looking for one but they have always been convenient to find and we have always had a good experience there, so now we do look for one. Last time we made a trip we had our dog and she could stay for $10 more
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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Check out AAA online if you don't belong to the club.

What I discovered on a bunch of long trips was, if a motel's not listed in the AAA book, you do not want to stay there.

Had this confirmed a number of times, including a Super 8 in North Carolina that wasn't listed in the AAA book despite a convenient location and decent-enough exterior. We thought it was strange, but were exhausted after a 12 hour drive, it was pouring rain, and the other nearby AAA places were booked solid. So we stopped there (they refused to honor the price noted on their highway sign, by the way) and it was a dump. Really, really bad dump, as in, eeeeeyew. The Knights Inn we'd stopped at in the same area was much better, which was AAA rated 1 diamond or something.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: On My Way Home
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Check out AAA online if you don't belong to the club.

What I discovered on a bunch of long trips was, if a motel's not listed in the AAA book, you do not want to stay there.

Had this confirmed a number of times, including a Super 8 in North Carolina that wasn't listed in the AAA book despite a convenient location and decent-enough exterior. We thought it was strange, but were exhausted after a 12 hour drive, it was pouring rain, and the other nearby AAA places were booked solid. So we stopped there (they refused to honor the price noted on their highway sign, by the way) and it was a dump. Really, really bad dump, as in, eeeeeyew. The Knights Inn we'd stopped at in the same area was much better, which was AAA rated 1 diamond or something.

Thats some good advice, thanks, i will cross check the hotels i'm planning to stay in with the AAA website and see what comes up.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Motel 6 has not been bad to me in places like Texas, metro Chicago, New Jersey, D.C. metro, Tennessee. But the ones around here and the rest of LA, MS, AL, FL look like crap. I've even seen the inside of some. If you're down south, I'd avoid Motel 6 like the plague. Anywhere else, I'd take a chance.
I've never stayed in a Super 8.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Norcross GA
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If you or yr parents have AAA they will map yr trip and the hotels for you. They offer a great service to their members when it comes to travel.
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