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Tips for Sleeping at Motels in the United States

Motels in the United States

One of the great advantages when you wanttravel by car in the United States visiting various tourist places, is the possibility of sleep in roadside motels, a type of accommodation very characteristic of that country.

In all cities and towns you find a great offer of motels, both inside cities and on roads and motorways, in many cases with excellent value for money.

This is one of the reasons why if you plan to take a tourist tour, both for the East Coast as per the west coast of the United StatesFrom my point of view, it is so advisable to encourage you to make the trip on your own.


Motels in the United States

maybe U.S It is one of the countries in the world where it is easier and advisable to organize our trip without the need to sign up for a trip organized by an agency.

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  • How are motels in the United States
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How are motels in the United States

Then, based on the experience of our travels through that country, we detail some useful recommendations and tips for sleep in motels in the United States.

How to find a motel in the United States

Given the high availability of motels that you will find on your trip around the United States, my initial recommendation when planning the trip on your own is Book hotels or motels online in the cities or places where you have very clear the date on which you are going to visit them.

Thus, it is advisable to book your stay in cities like New York, Washington, Las Vegas, Los Angeles or San Francisco in advance.

And regardless of whether you book other stays on fixed dates, It is advisable to leave intermediate days on the route without prior reservation.

That will give you more flexibility in the trip, taking into account that, in general, it will be easy for you to find a room in a motel on the fly.


Motels in the United States

In any case, if you have clear your route and the dates of your stay, book in advance online It will allow you to secure a room and, in addition, the price in the end will be cheaper.

Arrival time at a motel

When you have to locate a motel on the fly, it is recommended search no later than 18 or 19 hours.

If you delay you can get to have problems, especially on weekends and in more unpopulated areas, such as in Arizona or Utah, where there is much less supply of motels and accommodations in general.

In this way, you arrive at the room, for example at 19 hours, and you are ready for dinner, remember, you should never start later than 20:30 or 21 hours.

In numerous motel chains,the reception closes after a certain time.

Therefore, if you arrive very late to a motel where you have previously booked a room, to access it you must open the door with the credit card with which you have made the reservation.


Motels in the United States

Search motels in service areas

In the motels of the main chains you can take a motel chain accommodation guide, which will be useful when looking for new motels on the go.

In those citedArizona or Utah, in addition to much less offer, you will see that motels are more expensive. and also in summer it is advisable to secure the room well in advance.

In general, it is recommended look for motels in highway service areas or at the confluence of roads in the ring roads of the villages.

It is very easy and, on the other hand, if you have to find an address for a motel on the street of a big city, it can be much more complicated.

How are the motel rooms

In general, motels are the usual double rooms with two type beds King size (of marriage) that, in general, are usually clean and in good condition.

They are simple but offer the minimum level of service, such as towels in the bathrooms, a television and even a coffee maker.

The cheaper motel chains do not offer breakfast, or you only have coffee, so you may have to have breakfast at an establishment in the service area where the motel is located.

Pmotel prices in the United States

When traveling in the United States staying in motels, you can perfectly find rooms with a good level of service for 50-60 dollars.

In addition, for that price, and being usual to have double rooms with beds king size, four people can be accommodated, and in case of traveling with children or with a group of friends, this saves a lot of money.

Booking a motel room in advance online will be cheaper than traveling during the trip.

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The motel prices in the United States They depend on the chain in question, as there is a wide offer with different levels of service and quality.

But in some chains, like Motel 6 and Super 8It also depends on each of the motels, as they are franchises, and the level of service and prices are very variable.

In summer, the prices of motels are more expensive during weekends, and in unpopulated areas, such as Arizona or Utah, they are also more expensive.

At gas stations there are usually Free magazines that include coupons with motel offers, which would allow you to promptly save up to 30 or 40 percent.

There is also a cheapest motel offer than that of the main chains. Now, the service they offer us or the condition of the rooms can be very basic, or even poor. I do not recommend it.

Motel chains in the United States

On my most recent trip, the motel chain I used the most was Motel6, which offers a very good quality / price ratio, with simple but well equipped rooms for its really affordable price ($ 40 to $ 70 for the double room king size.

Other chains used in different trips have been Red Roof Inn, Travelodge, Super 8, Days Inn or Comfort Inn.

Regarding the highest range of motels, in reality, they belong to large hotel chains that offer motel-type establishments, but with a very comfortable level of service.

Establishments where I have stayed on my most recent trips are Best western, Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn (Hilton).

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If you prefer, you can also search the popular American websiteHotels.com, where you find a great offer.


Specifically, here you have the direct link to the offer of hotels and motels in the main destinations in the United States.

United States East Coast

Hotels and motels in New York

Hotels and motels in Washington

Hotels and motels in Boston

Hotels and motels in Miami

United States West Coast

Hotels and motels in San Francisco

Hotels and motels in Yosemite

Hotels and motels in Los Angeles

Hotels and motels in San Diego

Hotels and motels in the Grand Canyon

Hotels and motels in Page

Hotels and motels in Las Vegas

Hotels and motels in Jackson Hole

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