Motel 6 St Louis Airport
Over our years of traveling, we have stayed in many hotels ranging from cheap to very expensive. We are very easy going and can handle most hotel rooms that maybe a bit questionable. I can’t remember ever leaving a hotel, just after checking in, and not staying, even though we had paid for it in advance. However, there is always a first time, and that came at Motel 6 St Louis Airport. Having just completed a seven hour road trip, we arrived at Motel 6 St Louis Airport that we had booked online. Pulling into the car park we both had a sense of what we were about to encounter. The exterior of the motel is in dire need of renovating to say the least. Like wise the car park was scattered with some dubious looking vehicles. Even so, we still checked in only to have our previous thoughts confirmed.
Walking to our room on the second floor, we decided against the stairs as they looked a bit dodgy. Only to be overwhelmed by the awful smell that was present in the elevator and what looked like a suspect liquid on the floor. Looking back, we should have left then and there. The other rooms looked dodgy from the outside as we walked by, seedy motel rooms, as seen in those tv shows. But no, we opened the door to our room only to be overcome by the strong smell of bleach mixed with cigarette smoke. Finally, looking past the overbearing smell we were confronted with a bed that had a mattress on a wooden board and four legs. A TV on the wall a small desk and 2 bed side tables all of them really old. The floor, sink and bathroom weren’t cleaned properly, and the windows were dirty.
We could hardly breathe due to that smell, even having the windows and doors opened did not help. Looking outside, we did not feel safe, and that was the final straw we packed up and left. Having left, we were now in need of a hotel for the night. Thankfully we have a booking.com account and we were able to find a reasonable priced hotel not too far away.
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