Motel 6 Named Best Budget-Friendly Hotel Brand in the U.S. by USA TODAY Readers

DALLAS, August 17, 2020 – Motel 6, the economy lodging brand that lets you “save more for what you travel for™,” was just named the “Best Budget-Friendly Hotel Brand” by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. As the founders of economy lodging, Motel 6 has been known for its cleanliness, affordability, friendliness and dependability throughout the past 58 years.

Easily recognized by those traveling America’s roadways, Motel 6 focuses on providing guests everything they need and nothing they don’t. Hotels feature complimentary Wi-Fi, expanded cable TV and pet-friendly rooms at no extra cost, while many also boast indoor/outdoor pools, free parking and guest laundry facilities*.

“Having our own guests and the public vote Motel 6 as the Best Budget-Friendly Hotel Brand in the U.S. is a testament to the continued hard work and dedication of our team members and franchise partners to live up to our brand promise to provide a clean, comfortable room at a fair price,” said Rob Palleschi, chief executive officer at G6 Hospitality, owner, operator and franchisor of the Motel 6 brand. “As many of our guests are considered essential workers and first responders, it is more important than ever for us to ‘leave the light on’ for them as they continue to help keep our country running.”

To ensure guests feel confident when staying at any of the brand’s locations across the U.S. and Canada, Motel 6 recently announced the “Clean@6” initiative. Since the onset of the global health crisis, the company has partnered with medical experts and its franchise owners to adopt a thoughtful and proactive approach to serve guests and protect against the spread of viruses. The approach includes enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols, as well as social distancing in all common areas.

A panel of travel experts and editors select USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award nominees, and the final top 10 winners are then chosen by the readers’ popular vote.

To book a stay at one of the nearly 1,400 Motel 6 or Studio 6 properties across the U.S. and Canada, visit or

*Due to the global health pandemic, some amenities may be suspended. Contact your destination directly to find the latest information.


About Motel 6

Motel 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for with nearly 1,400 company owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®” for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, no long-distance access charges, free morning coffee and expanded cable channel line-up. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. Due to the global health crisis, some amenities may not be available. For more information, visit