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Saved by Pet Friendly Motel 6

Author: MayaAndPierson
December 30, 2013

As you may know, we make an annual road trip from Kansas to Texas and back every year for the holiday. This year was particularly adventurous. Did you hear about the ice storm that hit Oklahoma? We experienced it first-hand and Motel 6 was our savior.

We heard an ice storm was coming and had hoped to beat it. Our plan was to get through Oklahoma City before stopping for the night. We had a pet friendly hotel in mind, one we had stayed at before. But travel took longer than we thought and the ice storm hit before we could reach it. For safety reasons, we had to stop a little early.

Oklahoma Ice Storm 001

Our car was too light colored to get a good photo so this is a photo of another car covered with ice during the storm.

Oklahoma Ice Storm 002

Ice coating the brown grass looks like abstract art.

Oklahoma Ice Storm 003

After the ice storm, trees, grass, cars, etc. were coated with over a quarter of of an inch of ice.

Oklahoma Ice Storm 004

This clump of brown grass coated with ice looks like coral under the ocean.

We were nowhere near the normal hotel chains we stay at – Red Roof Inn or Baymont Inn Suites. So I used our GPS to locate nearby hotels and began making phone calls. I must have called 10 places before I finally found a place that was pet friendly with no size or breed limits and didn’t charge extra fees for pets. That place was Motel 6.

I was very reluctant about calling Motel 6 but I was desperate. I remember Motel 6 as being a rundown hotel with smelly rooms. They must have changed their image because that is not at all what I found.

When I called and asked about pets, they immediately said yes without asking about the size, number, or breed. When I asked if they had extra fees for pets, they said no. Thank goodness! I was so happy about finding a hotel that I didn’t care about the condition of the rooms. But lo and behold, when I walked into our room I was amazed.

Maya and Pierson Motel 6 001

Maya and Pierson are so happy about being able to get out of the car and into a nice comfortable motel room.

Maya at Motel 6

Maya relaxes on a blanket I put beside my bed at the Motel 6.

Pierson Motel 6

The floors of this particular Motel 6 were linoleum. I’ve never had a motel room with strictly linoleum floors but it seems like a good idea for pet friendly.

It did not smell at all. Generally, when we stay at the Red Roof Inn or even at the Baymont Inn Suites, the pet friendly rooms smell like cigarette smoke! Even when we ask for a smoke-free room!!! My thinking is they converted their smelly smoke rooms into pet friendly rooms, assuming one stinky smell is like any other. Not so with Motel 6.Our room at the Motel 6 was simple, but nice. We weren’t provided with a coffee pot, an alarm clock, or shampoo. But we had a TV, a dresser, a couple tables, and a very comfortable bed. Since we were just stopping over, we didn’t need anything fancy. We just needed a safe and comfortable place to stay the night.

For under $60 a night, the Motel 6 was quite a bargain! We liked our stay at the Motel 6 in Oklahoma City so much that we stayed at Motel 6 in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the way back too. It was just as nice. And it didn’t smell either.

Motel 6 literally saved us. Without it, we had nowhere else to go. Who knows what could have happened if we kept trying to drive through that ice storm. Thank you Motel 6! You are our new favorite hotel chain and we will definitely choose you again on our next road trip.

Oklahoma Motel 6 Maya Pierson

Two very happy dogs at the pet friently Motel 6 in Oklahoma City.

Motel 6
12121 N I-35
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 478-4030

Motel 6
12525 East 52nd St. South
Tulsa, OK
(918) 254-1626

This is purely an unsolicited review.

If you want to know more about our trip, check out our Oklahoma! post on We will also be posting more photos on Wordless Wednesday.

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7 Responses to “Saved by Pet Friendly Motel 6”

  1. Sue at Talking Dogs:

    Saw your post on FB. We got hit hard with that same ice storm and I can’t imagine being out on the road! So glad you were able to find a dog friendly motel. We’ve stayed at Motel 6 when we’ve traveled with our dogs and have always found the rooms to be simple, but clean (and not smelly). So glad you made your trip safely. Happy New Year!

  2. Ann Staub:

    That is so awesome! I too have certain images of Motel 6 in my head. It’s probably all about location and age of a motel too. I’m sure that other motels could have charged an arm and a leg! Your room looks very nice actually!

  3. Gr8CanineDogs:

    Here in the UK it is impossible to find motels etc that are pet friendly. Glad you made it safely with your dogs.

  4. 2 brown dawgs:

    That sounds like a great place to stop.

  5. Jodi:

    We stayed at one in St. Louis and it smelled musty. I’m glad you didn’t have that experience!! It’s bad enough dealing with the ice!

  6. snoopy@snoopysdogblog:

    Yay for Motel 6, so nice that you all had a great place to get snuggly and warm!

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

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