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Motel 6 Crescent City, CA

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was very basic, clean, bed was comfortable, location was right off the highway, close to beach and information center. No microwave, refrigerator, toiletries or breakfast. It was a budget stay. I’d definitely recommend this place.

Traveling north from San Francisco with family on vacation. Stopped for one night. Friendly helpful staff. Basic but clean rooms. Comfortable beds. Very quiet. Would definitely stay again if ever in the area.

The 101 highway took us directly to the motel which was located just a few hundred feet from the water. Rate was $66us/ $90Can. (after exchange). There was a nice park and a Visitor centre which the girl at the hotel didn't know about, when we asked (in spite of the fact that a street sign at the end of the street a few feet from the hotel, pointed to it)! Also the map she gave us showed the Visitor centre location!

The bed and pillows were great. Very impressed. And the room looks recently remodeled. However this room is very basic which is why it's on the cheaper side. I expected this. No fridge, no blow dryer, no alarm clock. The problem I had was the heater. It got cold in our room, but the heater made a terrible sound so we couldn't use it. And there is only a thin blanket on the bed and no extra blankets. Not sure if all rooms at this problem, but my sure did. The other issue was the check in time. We couldn't even check in 20 min early and I could see rooms were ready.

This motel might be doing an update. Room was comforable and clean. However there is no refrigerator, microwave, or luggage stand. They do have an ice machine which we used to fill our cooler to keep our food cold.

Nothing super special to note. Typical Motel 6 standards. The young lady at the front desk was perky, and had a positive attitude, which was nice after my 9 hour drive. This Motel 6 is very conveniently located near many services. A Denny's is about a block away, and if you suffer from constipation, that should clear you out. Also a Dutch Bros is just up the street should you need a morning "fix". There was a little road noise from Highway 101, and the room heater was a little loud. But otherwise this place is solid. Recommended.

We stayed 1 night on a drive along the coast. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. However the shower was a bit claustrophobic and the drain cover kept coming off. The towel rail also fell off. The area seemed a bit dodgy wouldn’t like to walk around at night alone. There was a Denny’s and McDonald’s with in walking distance so that was helpful. Room was quite bare with no extras just bed and tv. I couldn’t figure out the noise every 10 or so seconds until I figured out it was the fog horn for the harbour. That was quite annoying but nothing you can do about that. Not sure I would stay again

Weird. Let's start with the positives. This Motel 6 is easy to access when traveling on Hwy 101. Kind of in the downtown area of Crescent City in that there's a shopping mall and other stores nearby. A very pleasant young lady checked me in, and the room was ready for me. The room was average, a little on the small side, but it was what you expect from a Motel 6: clean, decently decorated, free WiFi, accepts dogs. My room was near the office, there were 3 parking spots in this area, two in use and I got the last spot. It's a small motel, maybe 40 rooms, and parking in front of the lower units plus more parking stalls in the center of the lot. When I got inside the room I found it warm. It was about 70 degrees out, so I turned on the air conditioning even though I didn't think the outside temperature warranted the interior being that warm. I went into the bathroom to fill my dog's water bowls. I turned on the cold water, or so I thought, but it ran hot. Thinking the taps may be backwards, I turned on the hot, but it got even hotter. I turned it back to the cold setting and after letting the water run for awhile it got cold. Eventually I figured out why the room is so hot and the water taking so long to run cold. When I took off my shoes and walked into the bathroom, the floor is heated. This is the first Motel 6 I've stayed at with heating in the floor. I looked around for a way to turn it off but there wasn't any switch. Obviously the water pipes are in the floor which is why it took awhile for the water to run cold. I had to keep the air conditioning on all night! It was miserable. I had the air conditioning at 70 degrees but I eventually put it down a notch to 69. It was so hot I had to ditch my pjs! The hydro bill at this Motel 6 must be horrendous. First they pay for heating the floorboards, then they pay for the excessive air conditioning while the guests try to get the room to an acceptable temperature. After awhile I went for dinner. I loaded the dogs in the car and noticed an SUV in the center parking lot who backed up and sat there engine running. Weird. What's he up to? I went back in the room to get my purse and then set my GPS. Took my about 5 minutes to leave. Meantime this SUV is sitting there the whole time, engine running. There's only about 6 or 7 cars in the lot so he's pretty obvious. As soon as I leave, he pulls into my spot. This reminded me of my ex mother in law who circled parking lots for 30 minutes waiting for a closer spot. Weird. Later on, he left, I guess dinner. The engine on the SUV roared to life. I thought oh no, I'm not putting up with this in the morning if he's an early riser, sounds like a motorbike that needs a muffler. I pulled my car back into that spot in front of my door after he left. When I was packing up the next morning I noticed a man in the office, but he wasn't there when I was ready to leave. The office door is locked and a sign on the door said "back soon". Well what is soon? I'm ready to leave NOW. I want to turn in my key but there's not even a key drop here. I crammed the key into the door jam and left. If you stay here you'll need to bring lots of moisturizer/body cream due to the excessive heat from the bathroom floor. When I combed my hair in the morning - I had static electricity like I'd be rubbing a balloon on my head! Flyaway hair! Yikes! And why is there even heating in the floorboards anyway? Crescent City is a temperate climate. I also want to say there's a healthy homeless community sleeping in the park across the street. I wouldn't stay here again.

Motel 6 supplies just the basics. No shampoo, no box of tissue, no stand for suitcases or little dresser in which to place your clothes if you’re staying multiple days, no morning breakfast, coffee, or even a piece of fruit. No carpet or clock. The inconvenient: yes, traffic noise. But all the hotels and motels are on this street (or almost all) so they are pretty much all going to have the noise, unless you want to pay a far higher price. Yes, the walls are thin so you definitely hear your neighbors (fellow above us: I think you should get checked for sleep apnea. That snoring didn’t sound good). If you’re on the 1st floor (which you should be if you’ve got a dog), you will also hear everyone who’s an early riser going to their car and driving off. All rooms face the parking lot. I always travel with earplugs and a white noise machine in case the fan on the a/c isn’t working (the one in our room worked fine). There’s only a small plastic shower, no tub, and no grab bars in the shower in case you have a balance problem. There are plastic shelves, but your hand can slip easily off that. The towels are thin and scratchy, too. It’s Motel 6 - what do you expect? Speaking of dogs - you have to take your dog across the street to find grass for him/her to do their business. Not fun if it’s they middle of the night, but that’s the way it is. The good - bed was comfy; pillows were terrific (and we’ve stayed in far more expensive places with horrific pillows); no carpeting means no carpet ick-factor; the shower is clean. So what is there to say about this Motel 6 that hasn’t been said? Well, we’ve all seen those shows where they take a black light to places and run it over the beds, towels, etc. and find evidence of … Being morbidly curious, we brought a black light. We waited until dark, turned off the lights, and turned it on. Nothing. No signs at all of anything gross and disgusting on the bedding, the floors, the towels, even the TV remote. We know it works because we’ve used it before. So if cleanliness is important to you, this place is clean. Brava to the housekeeping staff! Brava to Akyah, who cleaned our room yesterday! It passed the black light test and we were definitely surprised and pleased! The big question - would we stay here again? I’m typing this right now in one of their rooms, on our second stay here. And I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here for a third or even fourth time in the future.

I usually stay at Motel 6 due to no pet fee and no advance payment, since I don't always know how far I will be able to drive in a day. This Motel 6 let me reserve with no advance charge (Lincoln City charged me in advance). The motel is quite old and run-down, two story with no elevator. I asked for a quiet room, and was put right on the main road. Room 105 was ridiculously large and empty, but great for kids to play or a dance floor. It was clean (other than the floor in the corners) and sparse, lacking the closet, luggage rack, and desk Motel 6 usually has. It had a huge TV that did not face the beds. Wifi worked well. There were plumbing fixtures not hooked up to anything. Shower, no tub, no microwave or fridge (standard Motel 6) Pet friendly but no potty area. The clientele seemed to be mostly travelers and fisherman. No unsavory characters hanging around, although the neighborhood seemed sketchy. Crescent City did not impress me. If your drive time allows, I would try Gold Beach. Cute town, nice beach. I have not stayed at that Motel 6, but I drove by it. It was close to the beach and backed up to a wooded hillside. It looked like it would be private and quiet.

119 L St Crescent City CA

Hotel highlights

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

Motel 6 Crescent City, CA places you within a 10-minute stroll of Beachfront Park and Ocean World. This 48-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and coffee/tea in a common area.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Motel 6 Crescent City, CA offers free WiFi in public areas and coffee in a common area. There's free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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Motel 6 Crescent City, CA

119 L St, Crescent City, CA 95531
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