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“Definitely not the Best of Best Westerns”
Review of Motel 6 Alvin, TX

Motel 6 Alvin, TX
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Motel 6 Alvin, TX
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Alvin
Reviewed 17 July 2015

First Tip: If you are getting a different hotel in Alvin at the same price, probably get that.
Second Tip: If you are buying a stay just going by the reputation of a Best Western, think again. Remember that there is a huge difference between a Best Western and a Best Western Plus hotel, which we learned by experience.
We had booked this hotel, on the road at the last moment, so we weren't really spoiled for choices and just went by the reputation of the hotel chain. That was a mistake. It is definitely not great value at the price range. There were only smoking rooms left when we booked, but upon our late arrival the manager offered us a non-smoking room that had opened up. We were pleased to hear that. However, our happiness was shortlived as the room smelled like from the instant we entered. Having never stayed in a smoking room before, we could not tell if it had been hastily converted to a non-smoking room the day before. Anyway, we were too tired to complain and decided to crash in. The bed was fine, but we had to sleep without the hard pillows. We never turned on the LED Tv which had a weird bleeding glow coming from the bottom of the plane. It was disturbing enough for us to try and cover it with a piece of cloth in order to go to sleep. The AC was one of the noisiest that we have encountered in a hotel, and not really as efficient in cooling as in noise production. Both the AC and the microwave seemed to be a few generations old. But everything was very clean. This is an absolute basic necessity that is sometimes missing in low budget hotels. But we were glad that this hotel got it "spot on". One more thing is the open design of the hotel which gives travellers access to their rooms directly from the parking lot. I personally prefer the sense of security that comes with a closed design where the rooms are accessible only through the lobby and kind of expected that from a Best Western Hotel (The adjacent Super 8 has that design).
The breakfast is about average. Mostly frozen and packaged food (buns and cinnamon rolls), cereals, coffee, juices, yogurt and a waffle maker. They also have some frozen sandwiches and burritos that you can warm up in the microwave to eat. Overall it was a marginally unpleasant short night stay, neither enough to be recommendable nor enough to to go on a raging rant.
Having stayed in a few different Best Western (Plus or not) Hotels around the country and having had a pleasant stay, I would definitely not remember this one.

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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

The hotel staff was friendly. The room was ok. Not sure if i would stay again. A reservation was made for a handicap room. They didn't have a record of it. After finally getting a room on ground level, it was ok. The ceiling in bathroom was COVERED with black mold. The TV made a huge popping sound and then went out. The breakfast was the best part, EXCEPT, the dining area was way to small. The pool was nice, but no working hot tub. The door way into the room had like a double lip which we tripped over numerous times. My elderly parents almost fell!

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Best Western, Alvin, TX. I had a suite room. The room was clean and fresh, the furniture tasteful and in good repair. If I have advice, it's this: show of breakfast early! There was plenty of food but there weren't enough seats. We just grabbed our food and took it to our rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

My wife and I booked this hotel online for our first anniversary. We booked it for 3 star hotel prices. It is clearly a 2.0-2.5 star hotel at best.

She is pregnant and we were placed in a smoking room, which obviously won't work—if pregnant women can't smoke and can't be around smokers, why would it be okay for them to sleep in air thick with years of smoke and carcinogens?

Upon arrival, it was clear that this hotel was not a place where you wanted me out after dark and would not be a place is bring my kids, especially with a ground floor room like ours.

Also, the listing was for 2 adults and a bed. They set us up with two queen beds. I thought I was getting a decent hotel near the Gulf but got a nightmare instead. Please never go here, or at least make sure you request non-smoking.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

As always, friendly staff, reasonable rate, clean rooms, mine did have a strange scent this time, but otherwise just fine. Good television size and selection of channels, linens were good, thick towels ( I like them that way), good amount of amenities in the room, breakfast is somewhat different as main course products are Soft tacos and sausage egg biscuit to be heated by microwave, cereals, toasted bread, coffee, waffles round out the fair with yogurt available as well. Property surrounded by natural landscape on two sides, another hotel on third and main highway to the front. sounds tend to soften in room area. I suppose that is why it feels cozy. Older refurbished property, done well and tasteful check'm out for a comfy nights stay.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled on business
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Thank Howard A
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Alvin, TX

Address: 1470 S Bypass 35, Alvin, TX 77511-4112 (Formerly Alvin Inn)
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Alvin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Alvin
Price Range: $95 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Motel 6 Alvin, TX 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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