Motel 6 Medford North is located off I-5 at Crater Lake Hwy and 1 mile from Rogue Valley Intl Airport. Restaurants are within walking distance and shops are nearby. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool. Wi-Fi is available in all modern rooms for a fee.
No second thoughts - Stay awayPros: Close to interstate.Cons: Smoking by lobby entry; sticky floor; non-functioning toilet; room stank like an old dog. Smoking within 5 feet of my room door and dirty parking lot.
Pros: Convenient locationCons: Pay for internet
Pros: It was clean and seemed relatively safe. Although there were people hanging out in the parking lot day and night, no one was ever loud or disruptive. The TV also had more channels than the typical Motel 6. Cons: The location couldn't have been worse. Not only is it confusing to drive anywhere, but god forbid you try to navigate on foot-- this area is completely inhospitable to pedestrians. There is also little to speak of within walking distance; there is a truck stop caddy-corner that inexplicably closes at 8:00 on weekdays (and 4:00 on weekends!!), but the adjoining restaurant isn't bad.
The TV was also a huge problem. While the channel selection was good, the stupid TV brand (LG) has an apparently hard-wired dimming function. This translates to the TV dimming to the point that the picture is too dark to discern, and it occurs randomly. According to Google, this is LG's "global dimming" feature, and it's impossible for a motel customer to disable. All I know is that around 11:00 at night, I could hardly see what I was watching, and this would continue throughout the night. It happened in 2 separate rooms, and was confirmed by staff to be a feature of the TVs themselves.
Finally, I found many of the office staff to be quite rude. Kristin was an exception to this; she was very friendly and helpful, but other staff were rude and seemed disinterested in actually helping customers (especially in the case of the head housekeeper).
As a final note, I see no reason a motel of this size doesn't have more than one ice machine. Their sole ice dispenser was out of commission the week I was there, which is incredibly inconvenient in a motel that doesn't offer mini-fridges. If you only have one ice machine, make sure you can keep it in working condition! The cost of a room here is already more than it's worth; at least make sure the amenities are functional.
Cons: Floor and bathroom wasn't very clean. Supposed to be non smoking but there was left over tobacco smell from the past