Motel 6 Named Best Budget Hotel Brand In The US By USA Today Readers In 60th Year Serving Travelers


DALLAS (August 26, 2022) The iconic economy lodging brand, Motel 6, today was 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 dedicated to making travel accessible to everyone for 60 years.

Motel 6 began in response to a simple, unmet need: to provide affordable, clean and comfortable lodging. With this vision, the economy lodging segment was born in 1962 when two road trip enthusiasts turned the lights on at the first Motel 6 location in Santa Barbara, California, for just $6 a night.

“Being named the Best Budget Hotel Brand is extra special this year as we celebrate our 60th anniversary,” said Rob Palleschi, CEO of Motel 6. “The fact that this was voted on by our own guests and the public is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our owners and team members across the country, and I want to thank them for being a part of the last six decades and for helping us celebrate what’s to come.”

A panel of travel experts and editors selected USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award nominees, and the final top 10 winners are then chosen by the readers’ popular vote. Motel 6 was also awarded the title in 2020.

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


About Motel 6

Motel 6 is an economy lodging brand with 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 30 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 and expanded cable channel line-up. Most locations offer guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit


About Studio 6

Studio 6 helps travelers save more for what they travel for at its more than 125 locations in key extended stay markets in the U.S. such as Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Seattle. The first Studio 6 location opened in El Paso, TX, in 1998 with the transformation of an existing Motel 6, allowing guests to “Extend your stay, not your budget®” as the brand’s tagline suggests. The brand was recently named “Home Away From Home” by the Franchise Times’ Zor Awards. The studios feature living areas and fully furnished kitchens along with linens and cookware and free Wi-Fi at an inclusive, transparent rate, competitive to the economy extended stay tier. Studio 6 is managed and operated by G6 Hospitality LLC. For more information, visit


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