Hotel Review: Motel 6 Left the Light On for Us in Ann Arbor

You don’t always need an upscale resort vacation. Sometimes we just need a clean, comfortable, room for the night. That’s just what we had when Motel 6 hosted us at their recently opened Motel 6 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Motel 6 Ann Arbor

Motel 6 Ann Arbor

Our daughter, who’s a senior in high school, was invited to an interview for the undergraduate theater design program at the University of Michigan. After the 6.5+ hour drive from Rochester to Ann Arbor, we needed a restful night to recover the drive and get ready for the next day’s interview. Super-friendly Maurice welcomed us to town, checked us in, and directed us to our room.

Motel 6 Ann Arbor

Double Queen room at the Motel 6 Ann Arbor

The Motel 6 Ann Arbor had upgraded their rooms with wood-laminate floors, flat-screen TV, and a microwave & fridge. The bathroom was a little small – with the tub, shower, and toilet it was a little tight to shut the door once inside, but we made it work. More importantly, the two queen size beds were comfortable, and there was even a little nook for my daughter to get some work done to ready herself for the next day’s interview.

Motel 6 Ann Arbor

Corner work nook at the Motel 6 Ann Arbor

The next morning came fast, we woke up, showered, dressed, and headed out to the University of Michigan for my daughter’s interview. I admit to being a bit biased, but have to say I thought her interview went incredibly well. Thanks to Motel 6 for leaving the light on for us!

Motel 6 has operated economy motels for over 50 years, and has over 1,400 motels in 49 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Perfect for road-trips, families can find Motel 6 throughout the country conveniently located close to freeways, thoroughfares, and airports.

DISCLOSURE: Dave Parfitt was hosted by Motel 6 and received complimentary accommodation for one night at the Motel 6 Ann Arbor.  However, all opinions expressed are those of the author.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on instagramtwitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.