The Motel 6 Billings Montana Hotel Review is part of the Trip Report Athens Marathon: The Original Course which includes the following cities:
- Toronto, Canada
- Detroit, Michigan
- London, England
- Athens, Greece
- Giza, Egypt
- Cairo, Egypt
- Luxor, Egypt
- Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
- Abu Dhabi, UAE
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I thought the days of flea bag motels were over, at least in the United States. I had the displeasure of staying at the Motel 6 in Billings, Montana for a few hours prior to my flight to Minneapolis.
Before I get into how disgusting this hotel is and what a scam it is to charge more than $10 for this pile of garbage, let me share with you the arduous journey of leaving Montana to get to London. First, I had to drive four hours through all elements to Billings. Then I had to connect in Minneapolis to Detroit and spend seven hours in the D waiting for my flight to depart. (I broke up the trip with a stopover in Michigan.) In total, from leaving the house in Montana to leaving DTW takes 18 hours. It takes 7.5 hours to fly from DTW to LHR. Good grief.
To rest before this journey, I decided to find a hotel upon arriving in Billings. None went for less than $100 which is ridiculous considering the high vacancy and the fact that I was only staying for four hours. I saw the sign for Motel 6 and the rate of $55 which was only honored after I presented my newly acquired AARP membership.
The room looked like a crime scene: It had flickering lights, white pieces of powder on the floor, and those slimy covers used in rooms that charge by the hour. It reminded me of Josh Baskin’s room from the movie Big. Had I not been in Montana, I would’ve been scared that I was in the wrong part of town.
Wary of what would be found under a black light, I slept with my jeans and coat so as to prevent any creepy crawlers from becoming my new friends. It was that disgusting.
When my alarm went off, I bypassed the snooze and headed straight for the door.
Seriously, how do these hotels stay in business?