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I’m always up for an adventure!  So when Motel 6 asked Points With a Crew to stay at one of their properties and write a review, I snagged the chance.  I’ve never stayed at a Motel 6 before, and I thought it would be an excellent way to extend our trip to Montreal by a day.  I selected the Motel 6 Colchester Vermont, and the team at Motel 6 booked the reservation and mailed me a payment voucher.  Keep reading for our Motel 6 Colchester Vermont Review.

a building with a sign and a tree

Guys, it’s a Motel 6.  It’s not an oceanfront resort.  It’s not a Ritz.  Though we often get away with some crazy hotel redemptions in this hobby, I do like to keep realistic expectations going into things.  I was ready for a clean room; that’s all I needed for a one night stay – and that’s what I got.

Motel 6 Colchester Vermont Location and Price

a long hallway with white walls and red doors

The hallway leading to our room, orange accents on the entryways.

The Motel 6 Colchester Vermont is located at the intersections of Main Street (Route 2) and Interstate 89.  At about 10 minutes from downtown Burlington, it makes a great roadtrip hotel.  You’re also conveniently located near a grocery store, a few fast food and family restaurants, a pizza place, and a Costco.

My stay was covered by Motel 6 for this review, but nights are reasonable.  At this particular Motel 6, you’ll be spending $70-$100 USD per night.  By comparison, the Quality Inn next door looks to be about double on any given booking.  Burlington boasts a few mainstream hotels downtown too – Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, and Courtyard by Marriott.  If you don’t mind staying a bit outside of the city, you’ll definitely save some money on the Motel 6 Colchester Vermont.

Motel 6 Colchester Vermont Rooms

two beds in a room

Two full size beds, sporting the new orange and red color scheme.

Motel 6 has recently modernized their rooms, so they’re going to be nicer than you remember from family roadtrips as a kid.  They’ve adopted a medium orange throughout their design, including accent walls and bedding within the rooms.  I don’t mind the orange at all, and I definitely feel the modern look with the bright colors.  The flooring is a faux wood panel throughout, including the bathroom.  Looks nice, and I’m sure it’s easy  to clean.  A huge plus both for the hotel and the guests.  Ever go into a hotel, and wonder what that mark on the floor is?  Won’t happen here.

The rooms are on the smaller side, and the beds seem to be a bit smaller than a mainstream hotel.  Probably a full size bed, as opposed to a queen.  No worries, at barely 5’7″ I’m not a very big dude.  Fair warning though, your feet will stick out if you’re taller than I am.

a desk with a mirror and a small refrigerator

I wouldn’t say anything about the room itself was in poor shape, but there were two things that caught me off-guard.  The room itself was very hot when we got in, no big deal.  We turned on the AC and waited a few minutes, but I’m not sure it made the room much cooler.  It did, however, make a loud buzzing every few minutes.  Not loud enough to keep us awake, but certainly a bit annoying.  Louder though, were people roaming the halls at night.  The front desk informed me of their strict 10PM quiet rule when we checked in, and I think most of the guests followed that.  Occasionally, someone would stomp up or down the hall, or be chatting with a friend while walking past our room.  The walls seemed very thin.  Might have just been me, but it seemed really loud when people went down the hall.

Motel 6 Colchester Vermont Amenities

February isn’t the greatest time for swimming in Vermont, but the Motel 6 Colchester Vermont does have a pool!  It’s right behind the building, and there’s a handful of chairs and tables if you want to enjoy some summer sunshine at the pool.

In the mornings, the Motel 6 has coffee and hot tea by the front desk.  I believe the hours are from 6-9AM, and you’re free to head down and grab some.  You’ll also see all of the typical hotel accessories – ice  and vending machines, flyers and brochures for nearby attractions, you know the drill.

a group of vending machines

When you just need a place to crash for the night, consider the Motel 6 right off that highway exit.  With my stash of SPG and Hilton points, I likely won’t be going back anytime soon, but for the price, it’s not a bad stay.  This was my first time at a Motel 6, and I thought it was pretty good!

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