Motel 6 Ferndale

Motel 6 Ferndale

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2.5
#2 of 3 motels in Ferndale
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
1.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Motel 6 Ferndale (under new management) is about an hour north of Seattle located off I-5. Ferndale Event Center, Silver Reef Casino, and Bellis Fair Mall are nearby. truck parking available. Wi-Fi available for a nominal fee.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern

Location

5671 Riverside Dr, Ferndale, WA 98248-9443
Getting there
Car recommended
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Brandi00 wrote a review Jun 2016
Shelby, Montana136 contributions77 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We haven't stayed at a motel 6 for quite some time but since this had a king size bed and was decently priced in the area we were staying for the night we booked it. We were surprised to see the modern day look in the room. The bed was more comfortable than we thought it would be. The floor seemed noisier than it should have been and being on the top floor, arriving after 11 pm, I worried we were being too noisy. However, we slept well and it wasn't too bad for one night.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 174sumanl, Manager at Motel 6 Ferndale
Responded Jun 16, 2016
Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at the Motel 6 - Ferndale, WA #4991. This is a fully renovated new motel 6 and I am glad your one night stay was comfortable. Thank you again for sharing you experience. We hope your next visit will be even better.
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Rhiar23 wrote a review Apr 2017
Seattle, Washington288 contributions114 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here one night before heading up to Canada the next day. It is a very basic place - no shampoo, no conditioner, no coffee maker or tea - nothing but a couple bars of soap so be sure to have what you need with you. The room was very large but sparsely furnished - the bed, a small table and one chair. Most of the room was empty space. The heater worked great. It was, however, very clean and comfortable. If you need a basic place to spend the night it's good.
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Date of stay: April 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had room 201 - it's the top floor on the end nearest the entrance and was large and quiet.
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Response from 174sumanl, Front Office Manager at Motel 6 Ferndale
Responded Apr 20, 2017
Thank You for choosing Motel 6 In Ferndale!!
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Micah Nathaniel J wrote a review Dec 2015
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
0 amenities (no coffee pot, no iron, no alarm clock, no nothing), water in shower came out yellowish brown, heater barely worked even set at 90, no additional seating besides one small wooden chair. Staff when we checked in was either stoned or just didn't know how to do her job correctly and was very slow about it, didn't explain anything about hotel or check in. The only nice thing I can say about the hotel is that the bed was incredibly comfortable.
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Date of stay: December 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Go to the Super 8 and at least get what you pay for with a room!
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Response from 174sumanl, Manager at Motel 6 Ferndale
Responded Mar 9, 2016
Thank you for taking time out to post a review online.We are Motel 6 newly renovated to modern rooms and as per our Motel 6 policies we are not required to have coffee pots and other amenities in the rooms. There are difference between HOTEL and MOTEL and we are proud to present ourselves as Motel 6 with microwave and mini fridge in all the rooms. Iron and ironing boards are available upon request from from desk. All the rooms are equip with a seating booth and chair, flat screen TV and brand new heating system. I am sorry you had to face our trainee when you were checking-in but rest assured we have solved those issues and we hope your next visit will be a pleasant one.
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Elle50000 wrote a review May 2015
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I would prefer to sleep in our car. Unfriendly staff. Completely uninterested in providing any service. Oh, you might have to communicate through a bullet proof window. Hard to find aswell, down an unlit street with no sign.
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Date of stay: May 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rachel B wrote a review Aug 2019
Port Coquitlam, Canada35 contributions30 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Horrible. The rooms stunk of either black mold or cleaning supplies trying to hide the smell of cigarettes. The rooms look ok but the smell makes it unsleepable here. I talked to 3 other guests while I was there and they all agreed - both left for another hotel but I was stuck as I didn't want to pay $160 US for another hotel. Would never recommend this room. I even thought of sleeping in my car in this sketchy area. And the TV did not work. I finally got some channels but they would cut in and out.Horrible. The rooms stunk of either black mold or cleaning supplies trying to hide the smell of cigarettes. The rooms look ok but the smell makes it unsleepable here. I talked to 3 other guests while I was there and they all agreed - both left for another hotel but I was stuck as I didn't want to pay $160 US for another hotel. Would never recommend this room. I even thought of sleeping in my car in this sketchy area. And the TV did not work. I finally got some channels but they would cut in and out.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Doris T wrote a review Sep 2015
Winlock, Washington9 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay at Motel 6 when we travel throughout the U.S. and found the newly remodeled Motel 6 in Ferndale VERY nice. Very spacious rooms and comfortable shower. The hosts are very pleasant and we look forward to staying there again.
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Date of stay: August 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 174sumanl, Manager at Motel 6 Ferndale
Responded Mar 9, 2016
Thank you for your time to let us know how you feel out our property as Motel 6...
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Stel La wrote a review Jul 2015
Grimsby, Canada2 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I happen to come across this gem on our journey across the USA. Despite being very close to shopping and restaurants, it is hidden off the main street. I don't think you could ever find a more tranquil location! The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The modern room was extremely clean and roomy. Love that parking was just outside our door! So convenient! The only "negatives" would be that the outdoor pool was not yet operational and the laundry facilities required staff to open the door...a bit of a nuisance. Overall, we loved our stay here! Thanks!
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 174sumanl, General Manager at Motel 6 Ferndale
Responded Mar 9, 2016
Thanks for your time to post a review online, hope to see you soon..
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hsjacobus wrote a review Apr 2019
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice staff, but the room....

Last room available in the greater Seattle area when we needed to make a important family trip due to some kind of conference.

There's hairs in the shower. They forgot towels. Got them now, but they're hand towels. And there's a mildew smell thats so pungent I was getting a headache trying to go to sleep and breathe at the same time. Floor was warped pergo, water damage. Honestly glad its not carpet.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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RooNScooter wrote a review Mar 2018
Washington24 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Years ago half of this location was used for state funded low income housing, now under new management the building has a new coat of paint and replaced exterior lighting. Not sure if I would encourage a retry at this location, however if your in need of a dry warm room at a lower price, then maybe it would be worth a visit. Some rooms smell like smoke and mold.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 Ferndale
Responded Mar 12, 2018
Dear Roo, Thank you for sharing your review. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the odor concerns you describe. Please know that the conditions you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards for quality and we apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. We invite you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future.
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Baconator76 wrote a review Aug 2017
Milan, Italy320 contributions80 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped at this Motel 6 on our way from British Columbia to the San Juan Islands as we just needed a place where to sleep before getting to Anacortes to get the ferry.

Fernadale was the right spot for us and we decided to go for the closest and cheapest motel near the interstate.

Even though we went for cheap, over 100$ for a basic motel room is not cheap at all especially for the value you get for it.

The room was big, but lacked any kind of furniture. It was not exactly clean and a little bit smelly. Furthermore the door chain was broken and clearley the result of a forced brake-in (I ignore the reason, but still this didn't make the room secure at all). With the door in general in bad shape (see pictures below) a lot of light, air and noise was coming in through the night. Our sleep has also been disturbed throughout the night but very noisy people upstairs, as the motel is not sound proof at all.

Since we had arrived quite late and just had to spend a few hours in the room, we didn't have the time nor the will to complain and see if there was another room. Still this motel feels worth no more than 50$ per night and is in need of some serious maintenance, at least in the room we've been in.

On a positive note, the guy at the reception was really kind and friendly.

Definitely NOT suggested.
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Date of stay: August 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 Ferndale
Responded Aug 24, 2017
Dear Baconator, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Safety and security are high priorities within Motel 6 standards for quality and we regret you felt differently during your visit. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. Please know the issues you describe are an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations Department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future.
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Rhiar23 wrote a tip Apr 2017
Seattle, Washington288 contributions114 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had room 201 - it's the top floor on the end nearest the entrance and was large and quiet."
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Sam W wrote a tip Sep 2016
Los Angeles, California18 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a room without a connecting door to an adjoining room."
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ljb1942 wrote a tip Aug 2016
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"first floor room convenient, easily walk into, quiet,"
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Conrad_21 wrote a tip Jul 2016
Woodinville, Washington45 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms facing west are exposed to the occasional train horn during the night"
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Micah Nathaniel J wrote a tip Dec 2015
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to the Super 8 and at least get what you pay for with a room!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel 6 Ferndale
Which popular attractions are close to Motel 6 Ferndale?
Nearby attractions include Pioneer Park (1.1 km), The Farmer's Daughter (0.6 km), and Griffintown Cozy Corner Books & Coffee (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel 6 Ferndale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Motel 6 Ferndale?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Motel 6 Ferndale?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel 6 Ferndale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Luxe Thai Cuisine, Coconut Kenny's, and Cedar's Restaurant And Lounge.
Are pets allowed at Motel 6 Ferndale?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Motel 6 Ferndale accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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