Named for its original price of $6 a night. Motel 6 was founded in Santa Barbara, California in 1962. The original motel still remains open for business, but unfortunately, not the price. Nowadays, it's known for its commercials featuring the never seen, but always heard, Tom Bodett.
Motel 6 is owned by Accor Economy Lodging and has more than 800 locations in the United States and Canada.