About Mom and Pop Motels:
Mom and Pop Motels is an internet directory of non-franchised, independently owned and operated hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, and vacation rentals. No chains are allowed! It is an economical way for proprietors to have a national presence on the internet, and a convenient and easy way for travelers to find a cool place to stay.
Why should I use Mom and Pop Motels instead of the other lodging sites?
Oh, the many reasons! First of all, Mom and Pop Motels are most likely less expensive. Go ahead, call around. If you are traveling on a budget or like to watch what you spend, a Mom and Pop will suit your needs much more comfortably. Plus, staying at Mom and Pop motels contributes directly to family-run businesses and their local economies.
But I know what I am getting when I stay at a franchised place, and don’t like substandard lodging.
Come on, let’s not kid ourselves. We all want a clean, nice-smelling room that is quiet and safe, maybe with a little coffee. . . wifi. . . but the place you stay has everything to do with the people who run it, and who has more incentive to have a nice place, a family who depends on good reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations or the Big Box Hotel headquarters in. . where is that? On-line reviews abound- do a little checking and you can easily surpass your expectations. And don’t you think it would be fun to stay at the Irma Hotel, built by Buffalo Bill for his daughter? Or watch the sun set from the Malibu Motel, with its bamboo floors and high thread count sheets? Don’t even mention Flavia’s breakfast in Mitchell, South Dakota, or I’ll be tempted to hop in my car. . .
This good site but not a great site, so I am not sure if I would pay to be on this site but I have always said if Superior Small Lodging / what others call Mom and Pop hotel/ motels/ bed and breakfast got together and came up with a FREE website it would put Expedia.com and other Online Travel Sites out of business. There are more rooms with independent hotels, Superior Small Lodging then chain hotels like Marriott or Hilton in the USA if you were not aware of this fact. Like Billy Joel’s – Lyrics “We didn't start the fire, It was always burning, Since the world's been turning” it is the same for the hospitality industry but when are we going to say enough? KAYAK search engine and others like it have tried to offer “our guests” multiply options to compare hotels and travel sites but what if the community starting our own “nonprofit search” engine site? It would be great if one of these 1,000’s of associations we all belong to stood up and said give us $200 from 400 plus Mom and Pop hotels or $2.00 per actualized booking and we will start our own free GDS and Online Travel Site. Yes, it may sound like a monopoly but so is Expedia.com these days with over 80% of online bookings.
Hear my cry fellow Superior Small Lodging it’s time to make a move and take back our hotels/ motels. One can dream right?
As always, I hope this help make your Superior Small Lodging better,
Oigidecht Hotels and Resorts