I looked reviews of the motel on TripAdvisor, and, look, yeah:
"Windows boarded up at the front. Bullets holes in glass. Drugs deals going on outside. Tv bolted down & padlocked. Rattling fridge. Basic doesn't cut it. Rubbish, butts & filth. I was so afraid I packed the room furniture against the door. The other 'guests' were up ALL night. It's a dodgy dodgy place in a seedy part of town! "