This is Motel 6? Out with the colorful bed covers printed with road-trip inspired cars and cactus. In with bold orange, turquoise or lime green accent walls and blankets.
Updated rooms have a pedestal king- or queen-sized bed with pillow-top mattresses, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a wood-like floor (no more carpets!), a nook for personal electronics and a multimedia panel to connect a laptop or an MP3 player.
Modern bathrooms have a walk-in shower and a sink set in a black granite countertop. Lobbies and exteriors also are getting face-lifts.
How do you know which motels have the new rooms?
Lance Miceli, chief marketing officer for parent company G6 Hospitality, offers these tips.
I was so excited about the upgraded rooms that I called two locations to see if modernization included USB wall plugs, which many hotels now offer.
Info: Motel 6, (800) 899-9841
FOR THE RECORD
March 28, 1:51 p.m.: An earlier version of this article said that about 75% of Motel 6's 1,330 rooms in the U.S. and Canada had been renovated. It is 75% of the chain's 1,330 properties.