Motel 6

Motel 6

Economy hotels
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#197 Ranked #96 last year
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Initial investment
$222K - $7.9M
Units as of 2020
1,240 3% over 3 years

Company Overview

The first Motel 6 opened in Santa Barbara, California, in 1962, and got its name from its initial room rates: $6 a night. Fifty-five years later, Motel 6 is managed by G6 Hospitality and has a network of more than 1,300 economy lodging locations across the U.S. and Canada.

About Motel 6

Industry
Lodging
Related Categories
Hotels & Motels
Founded
1962
Parent Company
G6 Hospitality
Leadership
Rob Palleschi, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1996 (25 years)
# of employees at HQ
344
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia, Central America, South America, Mexico

# of Units
1,240 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4001 International Pkwy.
Carrollton, TX 75007

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Motel 6 franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$20,000 - $30,000
Initial Investment
$221,850 - $7,943,659
Veteran Incentives
$1,500 off general manager training fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
4%
Term of Agreement
15-20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
30 hours
Additional Training
Annual convention
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
10-20
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Motel 6 landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #197

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #127

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #25

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

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Updated: February 8th, 2021