Just the kind of info I was looking for. It doesn't make sense for us to pay for 2 rooms and leave the RV empty BUT after almost a week of traveling & boon-docking it would be nice to take a real, long hot shower!
You make a good point . . . I'll just be honest about our needs when talking to the desk clerk.
Stopping early sounds good. We would probably leave early in the AM to get back on the road and getting a free breakfast is not a priority.
The reason that I asked about motel chains was that I really don't know where we'll be stopping. We may be better off at an independent motel. Now that you've got me thinking in that vein, I do remember seeing "Truckers welcome" banners on some billboards along the highway . . . those may be the places to check first?? I'm going to do a little more pre-trip planning with my GPS/mapping software and see if I can narrow down the area we'll be stopping in. I just took a quick peek at Interstate Exits Guide: Hotels Gas Food by Exit
, there's some good info there. I may be able to line up a couple of options before we leave.
Now if I can just find a place with a pool . . . I could catch a few uninterrupted ZZZ's before we get back on the road!