Founded in 1962 in Santa Barbara, California, Motel 6 is synonymous with a great travel value. The first Motel 6 in Santa Barbara still leaves the light on today, but a lot has changed for the motel chain that pioneered the first real economy motel designed for the no-frills traveler. The original price of a night's stay at Motel 6 was just $6.00, and thus established the brand name for an American classic.
The brand continues to grow and currently has over 1,100 locations with over 100,000 rooms in the United States and Canada. As part of the Accor Hospitality family, Motel 6 is the largest company-owned and operated budget lodging chain in the United States.