Motel 6 Charged $6.00 for Motel Rooms

April 20, 2011 at 2:00 am 1 comment

By Kaye Nemec

In 1962 a couple of building contractors decided to open up a chain of motel rooms that would be available at extremely low rates. It took two years for their business plan to be developed and, in the end, they decided to market themselves as a “no-frills” motel chain, offering customers an alternative to the higher-end hotels that were becoming popular. The budget-saving strategies included black and white, coin operated TV’s in the rooms, basic room décor and no on-site restaurants. The low cost plan allowed them to charge only $6.00 per night for a room.

Today corporate policy still states that Motel 6 will always have the lowest rates of any national chain.

On a related note, Super 8 was opened in 1972 with rates starting at $8.88 per night.

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Sources: Wikipedia, Wikipedia (Super 8)

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  • 1. Jason Williams  |  March 21, 2017 at 7:29 am

    MOTEL 6 MANAGEMENT IN ROLLA,MO.KICKED ME OUT 4 A BAD REVIEW!!!!!??? it ask me on there​ website how my stay was so I told the truth”I’ve stayed 2 months. Couldn’t get the cleaning people to clean my room but once every couple weeks had to go get my own towels take out my own trash every day the management was very rude every time I ask for anything charged extra money more than other people wouldn’t give me a weekly rate and I feel like I was discriminated against especially since my next door neighbors in room 310 told me that they had a weekly rate of $300 a week” I called the corporate office and ask them about it and what to do and for letting them know what was going on and the truth they told me that the management was the only one that could change the decision of kicking me out and bending me permanently the hell is wrong with this country when immigrants from another country or rude and discriminate and a corporate conglomerate does anyone care what they do how there customers are treated or how much their name gets smeared. NEVER STAY IN ROLLA,MO. MOTEL 6 OR COMPLETE THERE SURVEY !!!!!!????@$°€¢. Jason Williams rolla,mo. 65401 417-483-0349

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