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I don't know why they are even still advertising. Hotel BURNED to the ground several weeks ago. Travelers affected are not getting any response from Motel 6 or hotel management. Corporate Motel 6 have been contacted. Say they can do nothing as this particular Motel 6 in Calera is privately owned. I believe IF I had my Name or business NAME on the Hotel I would try and resolve some issues with the calls they are receiving. Management is refusing to return calls, has given NO HELP in resolving issues of even letting people get their clothes and personal items back and out of the few rooms that did not burn. I was staying there for extended amount of time due to business. I had to go purchase ALL of my work attire, expensive items used for specialized clothing needed for specific job related job. I have no idea when and IF I will get any of my personal items back. NO cooperation at all from hotel owner. PITIFUL way to treat your customers. I will probably have to drive across 2 states and just show up there, as my calls are not being returned. My advice to Motel 6 Corporation......someone needs to help the travelers that were affected by this horrible fire.

The floors are the wood tile, not carpet. And it's got a flat screen TV. Those are the only positive comments I can make. The bed was so uncomfortable, the pillows went flat; I went to take a bath, but the shower wouldn't turn off. As the tub filled, the safety mat came loose, and I could see there was nasty, nasty stuff under the mat. So bad it made be gag. After my shower I felt I needed to be disinfected. The air conditioner did not work properly. It would run for a bit, then had to wiggle the knob for it to start again. After awhile it quit working altogether. We got the last room available, so we knew changing rooms was not an option. Finding another hotel was not an option either. This morning we went to the front desk to make them aware of the issues, and yes, complain about state of the room. He was less than concerned, pointed out the boxes of new air conditioners, and offered $20 off the cost of the room. We have never before had a bad stay at a Motel 6. They aren't fancy, but when just passing through, we don't need fancy, but clean and comfortable would have been nice. Not likely we'll pass this way again, but it we do, we certainly won't stay here.

Room door lock broken, toilet would not flush. Very bad odor in room. People smoking marijuana in the outside stairwells and pretty sure there was some type of prostitution going on as well. Awful. Went ahead and left around 10pm and found another hotel 2 exits down. Motel 6 is usually decent. This one is nasty.

After Hurricane Irma hit Florida, we traveled to Birmingham for some training classes. Most every hotel/motel was book. I had to bring my special needs 8 year old son and my 6 week old son, along with my nanny. This was the only place we could find. I called while we were on the road traveling. The desk manager said the room was on hold but they had been trying to reach the other person for HOURS, said he would call corporate and ask policy. He personally took my name and number, I was not hopeful for a return call. By my surprise within 30 minutes I got a call back about the room. Thankfully, last minute, he done all that he could to help me have a place to stay. I was going to these classes to help get a better job to provide for my boys, if I had not found a place to stay, I could not have attended these classes. I will be forever grateful for him going out of his way to help me. ALSO, the room we had was probably the nicest Motel 6 I had every stayed in. The other staff were more than helpful to my nanny during the day while I was gone. Overall they get 5 stars from me for having great staff. There were minor things that weren't perfect as far as the room. But I was very pleased for my overall visit with what I had to pay, especially being last minute and all other places hiking up their prices because of evacuees.

We put my in-laws up here while they were in town and they were happy with the room. Things I liked: -price (although Holiday Inn with breakfast was advertised cheaper... ) -no smoking room available (there were none at the nearby Holiday Inn) -clean enough for my MIL -room recently renovated -great location off interstate -easy check in and out Things that could be improved: -the cited room rate was for one person and the second person was $6.00. I called and I didn't realize the room rate was for one person. It confused me at first - I couldn't understand the difference in the room cost. -They were still renovating rooms, as evidenced by presence of constitution tools and tarps. Although not an issue for the in-laws noise may be a factor -lack of parking. We had to park 2 u-hauls across the street We would use this place again - and recommend it if you are looking for one of the best deals in town - without spending a fortune!

We tried to find a place before we arrived here but due to races and other events the motels at the other exits were full and this was the last room they had. If I had not been so tired we would have passed on. Almost a $100 for a motel 6 is to much. Room was big, beds comfortable but lighting was poor and slight musty smell to room. Only amenities were very small microwave, small refrigerator and good TV.

My mom and I stayed at this hotel because I was in town for a modeling job and it was awful. We stayed two nights and wish we hadn't. We left for the day and came back about 8 hours later and they never came to clean our room. It looked the same as it had when we left that morning. They were actually still cleaning rooms when we came back and there were only about 30 rooms. Someone finally came to clean the room after we called and said that our room was never cleaned. When we went to check out, we had to wait because there was no one in the office. The manager never answered the phone when I called to find out if there was someone around to check us out. The only good thing I can say is that there were no bugs in our room. We will never stay here again.

If you get tired on I65south, keep on trucking until the next exit!!! We should have slept in our car! There was a roach in the bathroom, the mattress springs almost poked through, and the air conditioner made a horrendous noise. We told ourselves that we were tired and glad to have a bed but i'm outta here!

The staff here are awesome! The motel itself is an older one. The wifi is lightning fast and the beds are very comfy! My only complaint would be that there is no place to potty your dog(s) if traveling with one. We had to go behind the dumpster which was very full.

We just wanted a clean place to stay the night on our way to Gulf Shores. We got that. The place was clean except when I started to take a shower. There were dead bugs that started to float toward the drain. Apparently, the shower hadn't been used in a long time. The bed was lumpy and dipped in the middle. My husband referred to it as a taco bed. On the plus side, Danny, the clerk, was extremely helpful. I was having trouble hooking up to WI-Fi and went to the office for help. He explained how to get on, but then came to our room later to see if I needed anymore help. We were traveling with our two little dogs so it was nice that they had a lot of open space across the road to take the dogs for a walk.

Hwy 25 Calera AL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk

Motel 6 Calera places you within a short walk of Timberline Golf Course and within a mile (2 km) of Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. This 42-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Motel 6 Calera's 42 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, microwaves, and refrigerators. 40-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free long-distance calls, free local calls, and hair dryers are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Motel 6 Calera enjoy an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations.

Room options

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Classic Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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