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Carmichael, California
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The worst place I have ever seen. The sheets were paper thin, the sink drained onto the floor. I wouldn't even touch the bath/shower. Don't even slow down for Flatinia, Texas, Keep driving or sleep in the McDonalds parking lot with a trucker.

1Thank DiverMike50
Varnado, Louisiana, United States
Reviewed 19 November 2014

I stopped there after having worked for 16 straight hours and driving 5 hours trying to get home from the oilfield. I was exhausted and just needed a hot shower and some sleep. When I entered the room I was totally disappointed as the ceilings were pealing, the room smelled musky, the pillows were flat, the shower was not clean,...

Thank Susan B
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This place is worse than abysmal. Why this place is open is beyond me. I stayed there and there were mattresses in the pool, spiders in the rooms, and roaches in the tub. The bed you could hardly sit on because it sagged so bad, but you didn't have a choice other than the floor or the tiled steps to...

2Thank star712013
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We needed a room on short notice and after staying here wish we had slept in the truck. Sketchy, smelly, no ac, felt like something terrible had taken place in our room. Bad vibes all together. The girl at the desk was really sweet and I felt concerned for her safety. Unless you're absolutely desperate, pass this dump.

2Thank kmart220
Reviewed 24 July 2013

No ac 110 degrees in the room. roaches in the tub. Sheets nasty in both rooms boogers on the wall we had 2 rooms and when kids say its gross its gross. If this is your only choice my advice sleep in your vehicle. Management was of no help her words I'll check on it and that will be addressed

2Thank brendaflet
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 May 2013

it was not that bad room was clean carpet was shampoo smell clean linen was smell wash downy smell bathroom was clean front desk was very helpfull. thank you.................................................................................................................

2Thank saibaba956003
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2012

We stayed at Grumpy's in August 2011. Having travelled a great deal of America and having stayed in a great deal of dodgy motels during our trip I can honestly say this is the worst motel we have ever stepped foot in. It is utterly filthy, we slept fully clothed on top of the covers and despite an entire night...

5Thank Kate B
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Hands down the most repulsive motel I've stopped at in the United States of America. I lasted about 3 hours, before I just couldn't take it any more. At first I think I was in shock, and found myself taking pictures of everything because it was simply UNBELIEVABLE. At one point I walked past a neighboring room with an open...

23Thank dTown_727
Cedar Crest, New Mexico
Reviewed 15 February 2012

ever stayed. the owners would not give our money back. the heat did not work, my husband went to the front desk because the phone didnt work. to ask how their heat worked. And the man Flat out told my son and husband " I know your screwed so take a space heater. the keys didnt work, the towels were...

4Thank benceslado1
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 30 January 2012

My stay at Grumpy's Motor Inn was an overall nice stay. Yes, there were minor issues like the water taking a little long to warm up or the tile a little dusty but overall the visit was a good one and I felt safe the entire time I was there. The service was what made the stay much better than...

1Thank Daph_11

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Grumpy's Motor Inn

Address: 420 E I 10 Frontage Rd, Flatonia, TX 78941-5171
Region: United States > Texas > Flatonia
Price Range: $97 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Grumpy's Motor Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Dont stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles DiverMike50, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“There is a new hotel going up right next door. Use it!!”
 of 5 bubbles susanbH9191UM, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“If you want a good room, find another motel or stay in your car”
 of 5 bubbles star712013, 23 Oct 2014 | Read review
“all rooms seems like good to me.”
 of 5 bubbles saibaba956003, 20 May 2013 | Read review
“no rooms on any side of this place, it's all gross. I do have photos to share, but am saving for the health dept to look at. One could catch a bad dieasse if they are fridgile. these peope could care less about their room. we stayed in 119 and 120 , nasty roach infested place”
 of 5 bubbles benceslado1, 14 Feb 2012 | Read review
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